Curriculum Map - St. John's



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Phonics and Spelling

EYFS and KS1

Phonics is based on the Read, Write Inc programme and all planning and resources are used to teach phonics across EYFS and KS1. Children are placed in ability groups which are based on assessments carried out by the Phonics Leader (Mrs Owen). Teachers adapt planning for the groups they are teaching and lessons are tailored to meet the children’s individual needs. We aim to follow the plan below for most children working at the expected level or above:

St. John’s Mosley Common Phonics Plan

Reception

For the first 4 weeks of the children entering Reception Teachers and Teaching Assistants will ensure the children are secure on the following: Environmental Sounds, Instrumental Sounds, Body Percussion, Rhythm and Rhyme, Alliteration, Voice Sounds and Oral Blending and Segmenting.

Teachers and Teaching Assistants will then teach using the Read, Write Inc (RWI) teaching materials and resources. In Reception Set 1 and Set 2 of the RWI phonics programme will be taught. Children are placed into groups depending on existing phonic knowledge. Teachers use formative assessment, knowledge of children and professional judgement to move children to the most appropriate group when needed.

Lessons include:

  • Review of sounds previously taught
  • Tricky/common exception words (may be known as ‘red’ words)
  • Teaching of new phoneme
  • Reading (use of segmenting and blending)
  • Writing/handwriting
Reception Phonics Table

Year 1

Teachers and Teaching Assistants will continue to teach using the Read, Write Inc (RWI) teaching materials and resources. In Year 1 Set 1 and Set 2 sounds will be revisited and revised in the first 4 weeks of the children joining Year 1. Set 3 of the RWI phonics programme will be taught along with the Additional Sounds listed and the National Curriculum Statutory Requirements. Children are placed into groups depending on existing phonic knowledge. Teachers use formative assessment, knowledge of children and professional judgement to move children to the most appropriate group when needed.

Lessons include:

  • Review of sounds previously taught
  • Tricky/common exception words (may be known as ‘red’ words)
  • Teaching of new phoneme
  • Reading (use of segmenting and blending)
  • Writing/handwriting
Year 1 Phonics Table

Year 2

Teachers and Teaching Assistants will continue to teach using the Read, Write Inc (RWI) teaching materials and resources. In Year 2 Set 2, Set 3 and the Additional Sounds will be revisited and revised in the first 4 weeks of the children joining Year 2. Set 3 of the RWI phonics programme will be taught along with the Additional Sounds listed and the National Curriculum Statutory Requirements for Year 1. Children are placed into groups depending on existing phonic knowledge. Teachers and Teaching Assistants will then teach from the National Curriculum for Year 2 as well as using the No Nonsense Spelling Programme links. Year 2 Common Exception Words will be taught throughout the year. Teachers use formative assessment, knowledge of children and professional judgement to move children to the most appropriate group when needed.

Lessons include:

  • Review of sounds previously taught
  • Tricky/common exception words (may be known as ‘red’ words)
  • Teaching of new phoneme
  • Reading (use of segmenting and blending)
Year 2 Phonics Table

KS2

The No Nonsense Spelling Programme is used across KS2. Some children use the Sounds Write scheme to provide extra support in their spelling. Additional information can be found on the website.

Mathematics

What is the Multiplication Tables Check?

From the 2019/20 academic year onwards, schools in England will be required to administer an online multiplication tables check (MTC) to year 4 pupils.

The purpose of the MTC is to determine whether pupils can recall their times tables fluently, which is essential for future success in mathematics.

Please see the chart below for guidance about which times tables children should be fluent with in each year group.

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Expectations for time multiplication tables for each year group:
Year 1 Count in multiples of 2,5 and 10.
Recall and use doubles for all numbers to 10 and corresponding halves.
Year 2 Count in multiples of 2,5 and 10.
Recall and use doubles for all numbers to 10 and corresponding halves.
Year 3 Recall and use multiplication and division facts for the 3,4 and 8 multiplication tables.
Year 4 Recall multiplication and division facts for multiplication tables up to 12 x 12
Year 5 Revision of all times tables and division facts up to 12 x 12.
Year 6 Revision of all times tables and division facts up to 12 x 12.

Key facts about the MTC

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