Curriculum Information

 

Should you have any queries regarding the School Curriculum please contact your class teacher in the first instance via admin@holtsmereinfants.herts.sch.uk

Read here about the Curriculum in our EYFS (PDF 52.3KB)

English Curriculum (PDF 315KB)

Year 1 English Curriculum (PDF 167KB)
Year 1 Reading List (PDF 39KB)
Year 2 English Curriculum (PDF 176KB)
Year 2 Reading List (PDF 47KB)

Year 1 Maths Curriculum (PDF 96KB) 
Year 2 Maths Curriculum (PDF 44.2KB)

Computing Curriculum Overview (PDF 88KB)


Phonics and Reading Schemes

As a school we use the 'Letters and Sounds' scheme to teach phonics and spelling.  Children are grouped according to the letters and sounds phases across year groups.  Our scheme is supported by the LPC scheme.  We also support our phonics learning using the Jolly Phonics actions. 

Our children have access to a wide range of books to support their reading development including picture books, poetry, non-fiction and classic children's novels.  We use a range of reading schemes throughout the school.  These include:

Collins Big Cat and Big Cat Phonics
Oxford Reading Tree including Songbirds, Fireflies, Treetops, All Stars
Project X and Project X Phonic Readers
StoryWorld and many more!


New Curriculum Information

In 2014 a new Curriculum was introduced to all Primary Schools.  Year 2 children are being assessed against the old curriculum in July 2015 but this will change for 2016.  A parents' guide to the new National Curriculum - FREE to download - Parents Complete Guide 789KB

Year 2 Parents Information Meeting Notes for Key Stage 1 Assessments 2017
 

Statutory Phonics Screening Check
The phonics screening check is a short, simple assessment to make sure that all pupils have learned phonic decoding to an appropriate standard by the age of 6. All year 1 pupils in maintained schools, academies and free schools must complete the check.

The phonics check will help teachers identify the children who need extra help so they can receive the support they need to improve their reading skills. These children will then be able to retake the check in year 2.

The check comprises a list of 40 words and non-words which the child will read one-to-one with a teacher.

 

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