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Clapham Manor Primary School Prospectus

The Curriculum “The

The Curriculum “The Curriculum is outstanding because it responds well to individual needs and stimulates pupils’ enthusiasm for learning” OFSTED This school’s curriculum comprises all learning and other experiences. It promotes the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of pupils and prepares them for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life. understanding of British values. With a volunteer librarian and additional funding to restock the school and class libraries as well as adopting the CLPE ‘Power of Reading’ scheme, we are developing our curriculum to meet the needs of our pupils. The National Curriculum forms one part of the school curriculum and defines programmes of study for English, Mathematics, Science, Design and Technology, Computing, History, Geography, Art and Design, Languages [at Key Stage 2] Music and Physical Education, all of which are statutory. These publications and related materials are available at our school or can be found on at www.gov.uk/ government/collections/national-curriculum. Our curriculum offer is linked to ‘Growing Brighter Futures’ where we champion and inspire our children’s individuality, sense of belonging, independence and confidence by creating engaging, relevant and plentiful opportunities to learn. Environmental Education, Natural Thinkers and Food Flagship offers across all year groups both in the school and at our bespoke setting at the Spinney are beginning to impact positively on both readiness for learning and attainment. We also include SRE [Sex and Relationships Education] in every year group along with comprehensive PSHCE programmes to break down barriers and support children in Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural (SMSC) development. We have raised the profile of these areas and of Religious Education and collective worship to enhance pupils Planning Policies The school has developed policies for all subjects and these are reviewed by staff and Governors. These policies are based on sound primary practise and are available on the website, www.claphammanor.lambeth.sch.uk. They are designed to ensure equality of opportunity for all. Schemes of Learning Schemes of learning are areas of the National Curriculum from which teachers can plan their programmes. They include invaluable opportunities for pupils to develop research skills, select information, communicate and collaborate with others and to present information in a variety of ways. (Please also see Planning). Schemes of learning cover a year’s programme per class and support continuity and progression. Teachers plan in year groups – Nursery/Reception, Year 1, Year 2, Year 3, Year 4, Year 5 and Year 6. We follow agreed schemes of work and these are available to parent/carers. At the beginning of every year the teachers update the themes each year group will cover. This is available on the school’s website. 11 Clapham Manor Primary School

English English provides learners with the means to communicate clearly across the curriculum and in the wider world. Through a broad English curriculum taught daily, children learn to read, write and speak fluently, allowing them to effectively share their ideas, listen to others and become confident and proficient language users. At Clapham Manor we develop a strong love of reading and writing through a curriculum rich in opportunities to access a range of literature and apply language skills creatively across many contexts. Reading Teachers at Clapham Manor work to develop a lifelong love of reading in all children which feeds imagination and incites curiosity. Children have access to books at levels matched to their needs in all classrooms, as well as a huge variety of high quality, modern texts in the popular school library. A range of different texts from classics, popular authors and non -fiction to graphic novels and film are used to teach across the school. Children develop their word reading through a strong emphasis on high quality phonics provision throughout EYFS and KS1. All children have a reading journal to take home along with their school reading books, and are encouraged to read every day with someone at home. Writing We develop children’s skills in writing for pleasure and purpose. They express their ideas effectively across the school curriculum and in a range of genres and contexts. An understanding of key spelling, punctuation and grammar (EGPS) skills and knowledge is developed which children are able to apply in creative contexts. Children are encouraged to be independent writers, able to plan, draft and edit their own writing. They can discuss and assess with their peers and adults, and respond to feedback and clear targets. The school follows a clear handwriting strategy, which enables children to become efficient and fluent writers. Celebrating Differences Children join the school at a range of stages of development in English, and the school provides these learners with access to the curriculum and develops their confidence. Over 41 languages are represented across the school curriculum. This range of language is celebrated and used to support the development of English through access to bi-lingual texts and encouraging parents and carers to share stories from a range of cultures. Clapham Manor Primary School 12

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