Curriculum

All subjects (except RE) which are taught in school follow the guidelines set out in the National Curriculum Document. RE (religious education) is taught in accordance with the Lincolnshire Agreed Syllabus.

 

 

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Term 4

Term 5

Term 6

Nursery 

Me and My World

The Sky and Space

Colour and Artists

The Past

Farms and Zoos

Transport

Reception

Everyday Life

Celebrations and Festivals

Toys

Fantasy and Adventure

Let's Look Outside

Animals

Year 1

Amazing Me

Look Where I Live

Great Inventions

People and Places

Intrepid Explorers

Pandas, Penguins and Elephants

Year 2

Famous People

The Great Fire of London

Our Wonderful World

Where does our Food come from?

Out of the window

Holidays Then and Now

Year 3

The Stone Age

The Bronze Age and Iron Age

From the Desert to the Arctic

Where on Earth Are we?

Beside the Seaside

Preserving the Past, Constructing the Future

Year 4

Where Does all the Rain go?

Roman Britain

How the law has Changed

The Ancient Egyptians

The Americas

Earthquakes and Volcanoes

Year 5

Anglo Saxons

Our Area - Past, Present and Future

The Alps

Imports and Exports

The Vikings

Voyages of Discovery

Year 6

The Ancient Greeks

The Impact of War

Our World in the Future

The Amazon

The Maya

Protecting the Environment

PREPARING CHILDREN FOR LIFE IN MODERN BRITAIN

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PHONICS

Kirton Primary School follows the ‘Letters and Sounds’ scheme to teach Phonics from Nursery through to Key stage We do not use a specific reading scheme, we use a variety of books and schemes to support our children’s acquisition of reading skills.

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION

In the teaching of religious education we follow the Lincolnshire Agreed Syllabus. We aim to help children to learn about and from religions and to explore and respond to human experiences. Through this teaching, children are encouraged to respect the right of others who hold beliefs that are different from their own.

Throughout the school study is based on the concepts of: Authority – written scriptures, traditions, key figures etc.; Celebration – forms of worship, festival etc.; Religious Beliefs and Life Styles – behaviour related to beliefs and values; The Sacred – ‘that which is set apart’ the nature of deity.

Parents are permitted to withdraw their child from religious education and collective worship. If you wish to exercise this right please make a request in writing to the Headteacher.

COLLECTIVE WORSHIP

This is quite distinct from R.E., although the two are linked by the requirement that schools should promote the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of pupils.

Our school has no religious affiliation, but we have connections with the local churches. Collective Worship takes place regularly in school assemblies. These are varied and take account of the needs of all children.  The worship is largely Christian in nature but we try to familiarise children with worship from other religions.

Assemblies also provide the opportunity for the children and teachers to come together as one family and share in the life of the school.

PERSONAL, SOCIAL AND HEALTH EDUCATION

Health Education

From the time children enter school, they continue to learn more about themselves, their bodies and their feelings. They also learn about how they grow and change. In science they learn about functions, food, the effects of exercise etc. In the wider context of health education they learn about healthy life styles and are encouraged to adopt them. ‘Keeping Yourself Clean’, ‘Visits to the Dentist’ and ‘Rules about using Medicines’ are some of the topics taught.

 Drugs Education

Children are also taught about things that can harm them. For older children these include tobacco, alcohol and other drugs.

 Sex Education

In science, children are taught that humans and other animals can produce babies. In Key Stage Two the main stages of the human life cycle are taught. In addition, we teach sex education. In year six there is a more detailed study of many aspects of human reproduction. We use a television programme ‘Living & Growing’ which covers growing up, loving relationships leading to pregnancy and the subsequent birth of a baby. Parents have the right to withdraw their children from sex education should they wish.

 Personal and Social Education

Many aspects of these are dealt with as part of the health education programme. Time is allowed to consider wider issues and children are given the opportunity to consider various options and the possible consequences of certain courses of action.

In establishing a school ethos, great emphasis is placed on mutual respect and the development of self esteem. In preparing for adult life, we aim to develop children’s ability to take opportunities, to use initiative, to learn from mistakes and to make choices for themselves.

 

PARENTS AND TEACHERS WORKING TOGETHER

If we are to be successful, it is essential that there is a good home/school partnership. For our part, we try to keep you informed of what we are doing and how you can help – for your part, we hope that you will support the school’s work and also come and talk to us if you have any queries or concerns.

 

Should you wish to find out more about your child’s curriculum, please contact their class teacher by making an appointment at the school office.