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Colville Primary

Curriculum Overview

At Colville Primary we follow the National Curriculum. Through our teaching, we aim to help our children succeed and feel positive about themselves, so they may contribute to society as educated, happy and well-balanced young people. We believe that 'happy children learn well'.

Our classes are well staffed with teachers, teaching assistants and supporting adults.  Pupils are taught Computing, Art and Design, Design and Technology, Music and French (Years 1 to 6) by specialist teachers. We also use specialist dance and PE teachers in some lessons.  Two Reading Recovery teachers deliver targeted lessons to selected Year 1-3 pupils.

At Colville, we highly value the importance of reading for enjoyment as well as ensuring our children to excel. Daily, children take home a book and complete their reading journal. From Nursery to Year 2, our pupils take part in daily phonics lessons, through 'Letters and Sounds'. For further information regarding phonics please click on the link: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/letters-and-sounds Spelling and grammar are taught alongside this in Key Stage 1.

Children are assigned a levelled text until they become an independent reader. For levelled texts we use a variety of levelled schemes including the Oxford University Press (some with a phonics focus), Oxford Reading Tree and Rigby Star as well as classic fiction and non-fiction texts. We do not follow one reading scheme, instead believing that children benefit from a broad selection of books, which include a variety of authors. Once children are independent readers, they make their own choice of reading book.

In writing, we use model texts that provide examples of excellence to inspire children. We also use 'talk for writing’ in EYFS and Key Stage 1, which enables them to write well.

To find more details on our curriculum, click on the individual year groups to see the coverage for your child's class.

If, as a parent of a pupil attending this school, you require a paper copy of the information on this website, we shall provide this free of charge.