The curriculum at Anstey includes all national requirements in line with the New Curriculum 2014. RE follows the Hampshire agreed syllabus ‘Living Difference 111’. The termly topics for each year group are based around a History topic, Science topic and Geography topic.
Each topic culminates in a final outcome, e.g. A DVD, presentation or topic book. Every term there is a topic show for children to see each other’s work and to allow parents to view all the learning from that topic.
On entry into Anstey Junior School if it is necessary for the children to continue their understanding of phonics they will continue working through the Phases in the resource Letters and Sounds. We also reinforce that understanding through 1:1 sessions on programs such as Phonographix and through our new reading scheme Rapid Phonics.
For reading the children are assessed regularly using Salford Reading Test which determines a reading age for the child and NGRT which is a more diagnostic test which enables the specific needs of the child to be highlighted. If they are not reading in line or above their chronological age they are supported through our new reading scheme Bug Club and Rapid Read, with books at the appropriate reading age but with a high level of interest. These children will receive regular or daily reading to develop their skills and reading age. If necessary they will also receive 1:1 using a variety of programs e.g. Catch Up, Toe by Toe …
The school has established a consistent approach to guided reading and this takes place at least three times a week to support and develop the children’s comprehension skills. All children are also encouraged to take home a library book to read or share with an adult.
You can access the full curriculum by clicking on the curriculum overview links below. If anyone would like more detailed information about the curriculum, please contact the school office who will pass on your details to the curriculum manager.