At Fordham All Saints CE Primary School we teach the National Curriculum 2014 using SONAR Curriculum as a basis for our rolling programme. Visits and theme days are planned to enrich the children's experience of the curriculum.
Our Curriculum Intent - coming soon
We have a programme of challenges for children to complete as part of 'The Fordham 50' which helps them to build cultural capital.
The Fordham 50 - coming soon
At Fordham All Saints CE we have a focus on a Christian Value each half term. Through collective worship and in our day to day learning and teaching we learn more about these values and practise showing them in and out of the classroom. We currently have 8 key values:
Friendship, Respect, Trust, Honesty, Responsibility,
Perseverance, Compassion and Hope
Phonics and Reading
At Fordham All Saints CE we want our children to have a love of reading and all classes share class texts. We have a ‘FAB’ sets of books for each classroom. These are key texts which are read and shared in each year group and children gain a special school bookmark on completion of the texts over the year. We currently use the AnimaPhonics Validated Scheme throughout Early Years and Key Stage one for teaching Phonics. Reading happens across the school and takes many forms, from children reading independently and then discussing texts to answering written comprehension questions about the books they are reading. We promote a great reading culture, where EVERYONE in school can enjoy reading for pleasure!
Assessment for Learning
At Fordham we hold learning conferences in the Autumn and Spring terms with each and every child to assess progress, celebrate achievements and agree next steps to focus on. Parents attend two learning conferences throughout the year and receive a report in the summer term.
Towards the end of their time in Key Stage 1 (Year 2) and in Key Stage 2 (Year 6) children are assessed in the ‘core’ subjects of English and Mathematics, through nationally applied and standardised tests. These, together with the results of continuous teacher assessment, will be formally reported to parents in July. Key Stage 2 tests for the school are reported nationally. Children in Year 1 also take the national phonics check in June annually.
These are a planned feature of our work programmes across the school. There are a variety of day visits to places of specific interest, which directly relate to work that the children are undertaking and our whole school themes.
Children also experience outdoor learning around the school grounds and the village itself, including use of our forest school area. There is also a biannual residential visit for Year 5 and 6 children.
We value every pupil within an environment which supports the growth of self-confidence and self esteem. We endeavour to maximise each child’s opportunities, regardless of race, gender, language, culture, religion or disability.
We believe all children have the same entitlement to a broadly based challenging curriculum, experiencing success in learning. We make every effort to ensure that the multicultural nature of our society is reflected in the curriculum. We will seek to avoid reinforcing stereotypes of role by carefully selecting and examining all books and materials used with the children.
Our goal is to develop in all children positive social and learning attitudes to prepare them for life ahead.
The nature and amount of home learning will vary according to the age of your child. In the early years it is focused on phonics support and early reading and basic numeracy. In later years your child will receive weekly spellings and an expectation to read frequently.
There are a range of clubs open to all children across school. A full list of clubs is on the parents tab of the website.