Inmans Primary School Curriculum
Inspiring Promoting Supporting
Inmans curriculum is an enquiry based curriculum which engages pupils, actively involving them in their learning and ensures all achieve.
The curriculum has been developed by staff, pupils and governors to ensure that it is relevant and engaging. Each enquiry focuses on specific knowledge and skills. Whilst the knowledge base is the same across the pods, the skills are differentiated to provide challenge and progression.
Learning philosophy – promoting confidence, aspirations and effective communication
First quality teaching – all teachers engage, inspire and support children
Inclusion for all – regardless of age, gender, race, religion or ability
Life-long learning – promoting the importance of continued learning
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Phonics & Reading Scheme
EYFS/Key Stage 1
Phonics lessons take place daily for a minimum of 20 minutes across EYFS and Key Stage 1. We follow the Letters and sounds and jolly phonics scheme and we follow the structure of ‘Review, Teach, Practise and Apply to ensure that children are consolidating phonic knowledge and skills over time and that they are able to apply them in context. Consequently, wherever possible, links between phonics knowledge and understanding are made to learning in both Reading and Writing. These lessons proceed at pace and incorporate a wide range of practical and interactive activities to engage the children.
Children are taught in small groups between 5 and 20 children. They are grouped according to their phonic knowledge which is assessed by the class teacher. As children progress at different rates, these groups are changed regularly.
Our core reading scheme in Key Stage 1 is Rising Star Reading Rockets with Oxford reading Tree moving into Year 2. These are supplemented by various other schemes which enrich our reading provision and provide a varied ‘literary diet’ for our pupils.
Key Stage 2
Through independent reading, shared reading in literacy lessons and cross-curricular sessions, guided reading groups and reading for pleasure, reading in Key Stage 2 develops and extends the skills acquired in Key Stage 1.
Children explore a wide variety of genre, both fiction and non-fiction which allows them to access, input ideas and understand what they are reading. They are given opportunities to speculate on the tone and purpose of texts they explore as well as consider both the texts’ themes and audience.
We have a wide range of high quality texts which both stretch and excite our pupils. Specific books have been purchased to interest both boys and girls. We also have a selection of high interest, low ability readers materials.
Pupils have their individual log in details which they can use at school & home. Use Times Table Rockstars to improve your speed and accuracy of recalling times table facts! Login Guide For Parents.
As well as being set homework, on TT Rockstars you can play for fun!