The government gave primary schools across the country a new National Curriculum September 2014 and below is a link to the government website that gives more detail on the specifics of what needs to be covered.

We break this large document down into smaller termly units which we organise into a topic framework based on our class organisation.  Below are documents that tell you more about how Risley School approached that change with the class structure it had at the time.

To build links with families teachers send out a curriculum newsletter each term saying which topics they will be doing with the children and how parents can support the children. Supporting the children's reading at all ages is vital.

Children learn to read at Risley by learning to discriminate between sounds and then linking these sounds (phonemes) to letters (graphemes). At Risley we use the "Letters and Sounds" scheme to do this with children being taught in three individual age cohort groups (reception, year 1 and year 2). They use this knowledge to read the Oxford Reading Tree scheme that includes many books that can be read using this knowledge. Unfortunately, not all words can be read this way and children are also taught to recognise these words on sight.

 The youngest children in school (reception children in Rabbits' Class) do not follow the national curriculum. They follow the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum and a link to this is below.

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