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Here at Flimby we offer the children a broad, exciting and challenging curriculum which is relevant to them. Want to know what  your child learns at school each day? Find information about our curriculum subjects here.

Curriculum Intent

We believe the children of Flimby Primary School are special and we offer them and large range of experiences and opportunities.

We have designed a curriculum for the children of Flimby Primary School, which allows them to acquire skills and knowledge in each National Curriculum subject area.  All subjects are covered and there is consistency across the school allowing pupils to demonstrate progress in learning.

The curriculum is designed to introduce pupils to a range of experiences both within and beyond the local environment. It is designed to deepen pupils thinking skills and develop their speaking and listening skills.

The school supplements core teaching with music and PE specialists allowing pupils the highest quality experience.

In order to enhance provision and raise pupil aspiration we provide:

Concerts for parents and the community.

Participation in national events.

Sports competitions with other schools for all age ranges.

Visits out of school including two Key Stage 2 residentials.

Links with other schools through joint school councils and one off events.

Raising cultural awareness by bringing visitors in to share their cultures and life experiences.

We aim to give our children the best start to the day. Bagels are provided free of charge for all children to ensure all of them start the day with a breakfast. School also runs a minimally charged breakfast club.

Similarly, at the end of the day the school offers a range of after school activities.

 

Flimby children are a credit to the school and we believe the curriculum intent matches their needs.

 

Planning

Foundation Stage

Science

Reading and Phonics in Foundation and Key Stage 1

 

Reading to and with children is vital for their development from the earliest of ages. The love of books helps children be creative and stimulates their imagination. There is nothing better than sitting with your child for 10 minutes in the evening and sharing a book. Listen to them, read for them and with them, and talk about what you are reading. There are some great examples on YouTube of Michael Rosen reading aloud. I'd recommend having a look.

 

We use a variety of reading schemes to produce a range of reading experiences for all out children in school. The basis of the scheme is Oxford Reading Tree, but we supplement this with books from Jelly and Bean and various other schemes.

To teach phonics in Foundation and Key Stage 1 we use Read Write. Below are links to a series of useful videos explaining what exactly Read Write Inc is and how to help your child with phonics.

http://www.ruthmiskin.com/en/resources/parent-information-understanding-phonics/

http://www.ruthmiskin.com/en/resources/parent-tutorial-1-understanding-read-write-inc-phonics/

http://www.ruthmiskin.com/en/resources/sound-pronunciation-guide/

http://www.ruthmiskin.com/en/resources/information-parents-why-read-your-child/

Our School Development Plan

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