In KS1 here at Randlay Primary School & Nursery we aim to create a warm, happy purposeful learning environment where each child will be stimulated and can acquire knowledge, skills and practical abilities through motivating themes of study.
Children will be taught as a class, in small groups and individually as appropriate. A high priority is given to support children to become literate, numerate and independent learners. Our curriculum is carefully planned as a whole school to ensure continuity and progression for all.
We plan for the children's learning in the following subject areas:
We enhance our curriculum through inviting visitors to school and undertaking educational visits. We also use our grounds to complete practical sessions for a range of curriculum areas including outdoor PE and after school clubs.
At Randlay Primary School & Nursery all children are encouraged to work at a level which is challenging to themselves, caters for the needs of the individual and will enable them to reach their full potential.
Randlay Reading KS1
At Randlay Primary School the children learn to read using their phonic strategies first. Therefore reading runs alongside our phonic scheme 'Letters and Sounds,' so that our children can learn, practice and apply their phonic knowledge with the appropriate level book to match their reading progression.
Our trunk reading scheme is 'The Oxford Reading Tree,' and children begin with 'Floppy's Phonics' so that they can experience immediate success when developing their reading skills and strategies for decoding new words.
Whilst the children will begin their reading life in school using 'The Oxford Reading Tree,' they will be able to branch out into a rich variety of other schemes in order to access a more interesting diet for reading. These books will include fiction and non-fiction reading material at the appropriate phonic level so that children remain excited by their reading and successful when applying their phonic skills.
At Randlay School we also have a system of book banding for which a range of varied and exciting books are colour banded so that children can access a much wider range of reading material when ready. The children will move through the colour banding system at their own pace and will be monitored for progress throughout.