St. Michael's Curriculum

The curriculum at St. Michael's encompasses the subjects laid out in the National Curriculum 2014 and all subjects are taught to a high level. Correct emphasis is placed on English and Mathematics, with skills applied to the same high standard in all the other areas of the Curriculum. Units of work in Science, Religious Education, Art and Design, Computing, French, Geography, Design and Technology, History, Music and Physical Education are rich in knowledge and designed to develop a full range of skills as children progress through school. The curriculum is taught well to give a true insight into what each subject offers to the learner in order to ensure that all children are ready for their next stage in learning. The year group long term overviews provide detail about what part of the curriculum is taught in each subject, each year across school.

We teach phonics using the Twinkl scheme, a recognised, government-validated approach. Reading books for our earliest readers are carefully matched to the phonemes each child can decode at their current stage of reading. As children progress, we build in greater opportunities to develop comprehension skills using home readers from the Ginn, Collins and Oxford Reading Tree schemes. This provides years of carefully graded practice until children become fluent, expressive sight readers and can move on to free choice readers.

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