On this page you will find a long term overview for each year group, showing what your child will be learning this year.
Our School Day
Collective Worship 9:05-9:30
KS1 Break time 10:30-10:45
KS2 Break time 10:45-11:00
FS&KS1 Lunch time 12:00-1:00
KS2 Lunch time 12:30-1:30
Home time 3:20
After school clubs 3:20-4:00
At Snodland CEP School we follow the Letters and Sounds scheme of work for teaching phonics https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/letters-and-sounds.
The video link below shows the sounds that we teach in school in our phonics and reading sessions. Children practise reading and spelling by segmenting (splitting up each word into individual sounds 'b-i-g') and then blending (saying the sounds altogether to make the word 'big'). Each individual sound is called a phoneme and the letters that make that sound are called graphemes, for example to make the sound /ay/ you could use the graphemes: eigh, ai, ay, a, a_e (make) and possibly more!
Listening to the sounds the children learn at school may help with their reading at home. If you need any more support with helping your children to read, please speak to their class teacher.
Our English curriculum is based around six whole-school topics, within which we study a range of texts and genres of writing.
Here are our planned topics for English this year:
Term 1: Precious Planet
Term 2: Brilliant Britain
Term 3: Lands of Long Ago
Term 4: Flights of Fancy
Term 5: Pole to Pole
Term 6: Record Breakers
At our school we want children to enjoy their Maths learning and progress through the curriculum at a pace that challenges them, but also ensures they have consolidated their understanding. Our curriculum is based upon the White Rose Hub Schemes of Work which have been created in line with requirements of the National Curriculum 2014.
Within lessons, children take part in games, brief activities that promote skills, activities that allow for talk, reasoning and mastery. Pupils will use manipulatives and images to support learning alongside jottings and pictorial methods. By the end of year 6, all children who are considered ‘Secondary Ready’ will be secure with a compact standard written method for each operation.
All children have been provided with a Matheletics password to support their Maths learning. You can access the site using the link below:
At Snodland CEP School, we follow the Kent Primary Science Scheme of Work which is designed to provide excellent learning opportunities in accordance with the National Curriculum (2014). Lessons are planned to include a range of activities that will enable the children to develop both their scientific understanding and their mastery of the nature, processes and method of Science. Each term children will work towards gaining ‘evidence’ to support the ‘Big Idea’ for each topic.
Emphasis is placed on the importance of allowing children to develop their understanding of ‘working scientifically’ through the use of a ‘skills toolkit’. Children are encouraged to develop a bank of skills from which they can then select and choose the appropriate ones to use for various tests or investigations. Scientific vocabulary is also developed and promoted through the use of ‘Science shirts’. Children love being able to write the key vocabulary for each topic on their shirts to refer to during their learning.
At Snodland CEP School, Music is taught within our Topic lessons and is made as cross-curricular as possible.
Successful participation in Music develops pupils’ self-esteem, confidence and learning skills. It is an effective medium for self-expression, engenders enjoyment, enhances co-operative working and promotes a sense of community.
· To give all children the opportunity to make and respond to music.
· To develop pupil’s skills, knowledge and understanding in performing, composing, listening and appraising.
· To develop pupils’ understanding of how music can take a variety of forms and that music can reflect other times and places.
· To develop pupils’ independence, self-esteem, motivation and empathy with others and the ability to work with them.
· To provide inspiring lessons which enable children to be confident and creative with music.
‘Time Machine’ Concert
Our annual KS1 and KS2 music concert was a huge success once again!
Each year group planned, wrote and performed 2 songs based around their history topic from ‘Lands of Long Ago’. Children also created props/costumes to use during their performances.
We have had lots of positive feedback on the standard, confidence and performance of all children and this event plays a huge part within children’s Music learning and self-esteem.
A huge thank you to parents and carers for purchasing tickets; the money used from the ticket sales has helped to pay for our new PA sound system.
At Snodland CEP School we value PSHE and understand the importance of preparing children for the opportunities that they may experience in the future.
The aims of PSHE are to enable our pupils:
Organisation of PSHE
At Snodland CEP we follow the ‘Jigsaw PSHE’ scheme of work. The ‘Jigsaw’ scheme provides a structured and developmental PSHE programme for all years, which focusses on building emotional literacy and social skills.
Over the course of the year, pupils will engage with the following themes:
Art and Design Technology
Art and DT inspire the imagination. Children have the chance to communicate their feelings, knowledge and ideas in their own original pieces of work. Art and DT encourage thinking. Children consider the world around them from different perspectives. They reflect on their own likes and dislikes before using their insights to make decisions about the piece of work they want to create.
Throughout their time at Snodland CEP School, children have the opportunity to discover the world, both past and present, through art. By exploring different artists and art styles, children will gain an insight into cultures, lives and beliefs from around the world. The children will be taught a range of skills that will demonstrate progression throughout their school years.
Here at Snodland CEP School, we aim to create an inspirational art curriculum. Children will have the opportunity to get involved with a range of art projects across the year. We have identified MAT children (More Able and Talented) who are part of a children’s creative curriculum group. These children will be responsible for organising competition
Our next Art and DT gallery will be held on Monday 26th March and Tuesday 27th March. Key Stage 1 will be showcasing their work in the Hall and Key Stage 2 will be presenting their masterpieces in the Oak Hall.