At Salterhebble Junior and Infant School we follow the National Curriculum. There is a programme of study for each year group, with associated content.

Each year group has an outline, long term plan for the year, and medium term plans for each term.

Curriculum Subjects

Reading is taught as a discrete subject as well as being integrated across the curriculum. 

Phonics is taught, using the Ruth Miskin Scheme, throughout Early Years and Year 1 and into Year 2 and lower key stage 2 as required.

Writing is taught as a discrete subject as well as being integrated across the curriculum. 

We use Assertive Mentoring systems to support the teaching of spelling, grammar and punctuation throughout the school.

Maths is taught as a discrete subject as well as being integrated across the curriculum.

We use Assertive Mentoring systems to support the teaching of basic maths skills .

 

Science is integrated into topics where appropriate. Otherwise units are taught discretely.

Computing is taught as a specialist subject once a week, then skills are integrated across the curriculum.

We deliver the foundation subjects of Art, Design and Technology, Geography and History through theme based topics.

RE is taught as a discrete subject but is integrated into topics when appropriate.

French is taught as a specialist subject.

We are a 'Silver Sing Up' accredited school. A specialist teacher is employed to deliver timetabled Music lessons once a week. Classes have one term of specialist teaching, which also supports a musical production.

  • Autumn term - Years 1 and 2
  • Spring term - Years 3 and 4
  • Summer term - Years 5 and 6

We employ a specialist PE teacher, Dance teacher, and a PE coach to support staff in delivering high quality lessons and lead after school clubs.

We are a 'Let's Get Cooking School'. Cookery is built into each topic unit and each class has a half-term of timetabled lessons, led by our Let's Get Cooking lead.

We deliver a curriculum that is responsive to the needs of the pupils and community we serve. All subjects take into account the spiritual, moral, social and cultural (SMSC) development of our pupils.

We aim to:

  • Provide equal access to a broad and balanced curriculum through which children achieve success and apply and develop their skills in all areas.
  • Provide a safe, happy and caring community in which the children show respect and understanding for themselves, others, and their environment, in order that they become caring and responsible members of society.
  • Provide an environment in which children are independent, have confidence in their own ability and develop an enquiring mind.

Teaching Schemes

A variety of teaching approaches are employed within the school including Assertive Mentoring, Growth Mindset and Learning Powers.
We aim to provide an education, so that the vast majority of children will have achieved age related expectations, as outlined in the National Curriculum programmes of study, by the end of each age related stage.
 
Schemes of work in use within the school for the National Curriculum core subjects are:

Maths

  • Abacus Evolve Maths
  • Focus Maths
  • Assertive Mentoring Maths systems
  • Individual Teacher enrichment materials
  • Appropriate computer programs

English

  • Oxford Reading Tree (Oxford University Press)
  • Project X reading scheme
  • Ruth Miskin Synthetic Phonics
  • Ginn
  • Storychest
  • Penpals Handwriting
  • Individual Teacher enrichment materials
  • Appropriate computer programs including 'First News' materials

Science

  • Rising Star Science
  • Individual Teacher enrichment materials
  • Appropriate computing programs

Computing

  • Rising Stars
Staff continually evaluate other published materials and are committed to a policy of frequent review of their teaching resources.
 
Details of the programmes of study required are available in the National Curriculum.

Parents

As a school, we feel that it is essential that parents play an active role in educating their children. With this in mind, we endeavour to keep parents informed of the taught curriculum through annual ‘Meet the Teacher’ evenings and termly Curriculum Coverage sheets. We also hold ‘Curriculum Information’ evenings.

The core Curriculum subjects are Mathematics, English and Science. Other subjects studied are Modern Foreign Languages (French), Design and Technology, History, Geography, Art, PE, Computing, Music, Drama. In addition schools must make provision for RE and Personal and Social Education.

We hope that parents will take every opportunity to play a part in their child’s learning and development.

Salterhebble School operates a Home School Agreement.