Curriculum

VISION

At Coughton CofE Primary school we strive to provide an atmosphere in which we can all thrive together. Through a broad range of memorable learning experiences children have the opportunity to engage thematically with our diverse, creative and inclusive curriculum. Our Coughton family endeavour to inspire and encourage a love of learning and foster highly positive relationships. We all value and encourage each other to be our best selves – always.

OVERVIEW

Coughton CofE Primary School Theme 

EYFS 1 year cycle
KS1 2 year cycle
KS2 4 year cycle

Week 1

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer  1

Summer 2

EYFS 2019-2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

WHOLE SCHOOL

THEME

(first week)

 

Superheroes

 

Celebrations

 

Into the Woods

 

Spring Watch

 

Go Wild!

 

Wonderful Water
Summer (2) 19-20 curriculum tree

 

EYFS 2020/2021

All About Me

 

Out of this World

 

Into the Woods  

 

Spring Watch

 

Prehistoric Pets

 

Wonderful Water

 

KS1

Year 1

2019-2020

Once Upon
A Time

Birch
Autumn 1 Curriculum Tree Once Upon a Time 

Ash
Autumn 1 Curriculum Tree Once Upon A Time 

 

 

The Greatest Show

Birch

 

Ash

 

Indian Spice

Birch
Spring 1 Curriculum Tree Indian Spice 

Ash
Spring 1 Curriculum Tree Indian Spice

 

 

Superwoman

Birch

Ash

Dig for Victory

Birch

Ash

 

Flight

Birch

Ash

 

KS1

2020-2021

Year 2

Into the Woods

Birch

Ash

 

Poles Apart

Birch

Ash

 

Prehistoric Pets

Birch

Ash

Up, Up and Away

Birch

Ash

 

Meet the Flintstones

Birch

Ash

 

KS2

Year 1

2019-2020

 

Telegrams to Twitter

Acer

Willow

Oak

 

 

Greece Lightning

Acer

Willow

Oak

Extreme Survival

Acer

Willow

Oak

 

KS2

Year 2

2019-2020

Death by Chocolate

Acer

Willow

Oak
Autumn (2) Curriculum Tree – Death by Chocolate

 

In the Frame

Acer
Spring (2) Curriculum Tree In the Frame 

Willow
S
pring Term (2) Curriculum Tree In the Frame

Oak
Spring (2) Curriculum Tree In the Frame

 

Around the world in 80 days

Acer

Willow

Oak

 

KS2

Year 3

2020-2021

 

Out of this World

Acer

Willow

Oak
Autumn (3) Curriculum Tree Out of This World

 Tomb Raiders

Acer

Willow
Spring (3) Curriculum Tree Tomb Raiders Willow

Oak

 

Wild Water

Acer
Summer (3) Curriculum Tree Wild Waters

Willow

Oak
Summer (3) Curriculum Tree – Wild Waters

KS2

Year 4

2021-2022

The World at War

Acer

Willow

Oak

Eastern Delights

Acer

Willow

Oak

 Valhalla

Acer
Summer (4) Curriculum Tree Val Hala

Willow

Oak

 

 

 

 

Years 1 – 6

Our curriculum for Years 1 – 6 is currently governed by the National Curriculum (for further information click here National Curriculum) which gives us the expected outcomes at each stage of a child’s learning.

The Reception class takes their curriculum from the Early Learning Goals for the Foundation Stage. This is for children aged 4 – 5.

Although in some ways our curriculum is prescribed centrally, we still have a lot of freedom to choose what we teach and when we teach it. We are constantly reviewing our provision to meet the children’s needs more effectively.

We have to cover all the subjects laid out in the National Curriculum along with R.E.

We are free to choose our own learning and teaching philosophy as long as children make good progress and reach high standards.

We believe at Coughton that children should be involved in their learning and have an understanding not just of what they are learning but also of why they are learning. We want to teach them skills that they can transfer to any subject such as organisation, research and investigation. We spend time finding out, from latest research, the best ways to help children learn, as well as using tried and tested traditional methods. All children learn best if they are starting from what is familiar to them.

Since September 2013, we have been using a topic-based cross-curricular approach to learning which the children really enjoy. All topics involve activities to develop research and presentation skills.

Foundation Stage

Structured play is an essential aspect of the daily routine in our Reception class. Children work from the six areas of learning as laid out in the Early Learning Goals in the Foundation Stage curriculum.

Our children learn to make choices and plan some of their learning themselves as well as learning to co-operate with their peers.

We teach our children to read and write through a combination of ‘Jolly Phonics’ and an excellent handwriting scheme. We have a wide range of reading schemes including Oxford Reading Tree and Collins Big Cat Phonics. Children will bring a reading book and a reading diary home every day. They will change their books as they need. The emphasis is on enjoying the pleasure of sharing a book and appreciating the story.

Every Wednesday, our children put on some sturdy waterproof clothes and explore the great outdoors where they can safely get muddy and cover many areas of the curriculum through nature. We call it ‘Welly Wednesday’.

Through our curriculum we aim to:

  • Develop each child to their full potential.
  • Encourage children to develop enquiring minds; to question, reason and make decisions.
  • Ensure that all children feel valued and have a sense of belonging to a family within the school.
  • Provide an environment where children experience success and good self-esteem so they are resilient and not afraid to make mistakes.
  • Foster in our children a caring, thoughtful nature that encourages them to take personal responsibility and develop purpose for their future lives.

All schools are required to teach the new National Curriculum from September 2014.
This is currently under construction, for more information please find the topic overview for each year group on the classes page.

Reading Schemes

From the start, we aim to provide a rich and stimulating environment where the children experience a variety of reading materials including fiction, non-fiction and poetry.  For that reason we have a broad range of reading materials for the children to access such as Oxford Reading Tree, Rigby Stars, Collins. One Two Three and Away, Storyworlds, Treetops, Dandelion Readers and Big Reads.