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School Curriculum

At Chellaston Infant School we believe that everyone will reach their full potential in a safe, fun and happy environment which promotes independence, self-worth and excellence. Everyone is a learner whose values are respected.

As an infant school we have the vital role of establishing positive attitudes to learning which will hopefully endure throughout a child’s school career and into adult life. It is our role to teach skills and attitudes which will allow children to become actively involved in their own learning; we should teach children “how” to learn as well as deciding with them what they learn.

It is important therefore that we also assist children in establishing a positive work ethic from the start and the realisation that attitudes such as perseverance and determination can lead to rewarding and gratifying results.

Here you can read our School Aims and Values

In exploring what it means to be a responsible citizen our curriculum promotes the fundamental British values of:

  • Democracy; respect for democracy and support for participation in the democratic process.
  • The rule of law; respect for the basis on which the law is made and applies in England and support for equality of opportunity for all.
  • Individual liberty; support and respect for the liberties of all within the law
  • Mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs; respect for and tolerance of different faiths and religious and other beliefs.
For further information about how we organise and deliver our school curriculum,
please see our teaching, learning and assessment policy by clicking the ‘Our School Curriculum’ icon below.
For more information about the themes and topics throughout our school year click on the LEARN photograph.
 

Our school curriculum

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COMMERCIAL SCHEMES WE USE:

Reading – We use Oxford Reading Tree, Floppy’s Phonics, Songbirds and Project X schemes as our core with many other fiction, non-fiction, poems, plays etc, as extension reading. We also have a number of Phonics-specific reading books from other publishers.

Phonics – Throughout F/S 2 and Key Stage 1 there is a daily session of phonic teaching of 15 – 20 minutes. We do not use a published phonics scheme. Phonic skills, knowledge and understanding are vital to learning to read and write and need to be taught consistently and effectively which we do through planning our own phonics teaching following the guidance in Letters and Sounds (DfCF) and the national curriculum 2014.

What my child will learn in Year 1

What my child will learn in Year 2

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