Foundation Subjects

Curriculum plans

We pride ourselves on offering a broad and balanced curriculum where each subject is carefully mapped our to ensure learning is sequential within the year and over time. This means children are able to gradually build on their knowledge and skills in each subject. Our history and geography topics closely link and over lap to reinforce key information. These areas, as well as Art and DT are taught in a cross curricular way to give them meaning, purpose and enjoyment. Our long term plans are based over a 3 or 4 year cycle due to our mixed class organisation.

Topic Resources

Knowing more and remembering more is a key part of our curriculum. We used knowledge organisers and a variety of strategies to help children remember key facts and information linked to their topic. This helps children to have deeper understanding of concepts and vocabulary which they can then in turn apply to their learning.

St Charles EYFS Progression Of Skills Curriculum Map

EYFS Advent 1 2022 2023 MTP

Nurturing Nurses Knowledge Organiser

MOUNTAINS COASTS RIVERS Knowledge Organiser

Advent 1 The Great Fire Of London Knowledge Organiser

Advent 1 Ks2 Ancient Egypt Knowledge Organiser

Advent 2 Ks2 Rivers Knowledge Organiser

Lent 1 KS2 World War Knowledge Organiser

Lent 2 KS1 Festivals Knowledge Organiser

Pentecost 1 KS1 Queens Of Britain

Pentecost 1 KS2 Early Islamic Civilisation; Baghdad

Over the course of their language learning at St Charles’, pupils will:

  • Demonstrate substantial progress in learning French and work towards or meet the targets of the KS2 Programme of Study for Languages.
  • Have a deeper understanding of cultural differences and similarities.
  • Acquire language learning strategies for memorisation and retrieval as well as for listening, reading and understanding.
  • Develop the skill of using a bi-lingual dictionary to decode unfamiliar language.
  • Be able to manipulate language to speak or write sentences creatively using prior knowledge of grammar and key features, with and without a dictionary.
  • Have a sound grasp of the key sounds of the French language and their corresponding graphemes and be able to apply this knowledge when speaking, listening and reading aloud.
  • Recognise some of the language patterns of French and how these differ or are similar to English.
  • Appreciate and be able to copy the sound of the language at text level through songs, stories and rhymes.
  • Develop resilience in language learning as well as enjoyment of it through a challenging scheme of work.

Implementation

  • Lessons are designed to be 30-45 minutes in length. There are follow-up activities to each lesson to increase the exposure time in a week.
  • The lessons are designed to be progressive and build on prior learning, moving from word to sentence level over the four years.
  • The lesson plans include ideas for support for the less able and to extend the more able.
  • The lesson activities are challenging, varied and interactive and develop listening, reading, speaking and writing skills.
  • The choice of vocabulary ensures exposure to all the key phonic sounds and ability to build sentences using grammatical knowledge
  • In each year group, the yearly plan allows time for revisiting and consolidating prior knowledge, both at the start of the Autumn term in discrete RECAP sessions and during the ongoing course.
  • It is expected that formative assessment in each lesson informs the planning and teaching of subsequent lesson plans

French Curriculum Overview

French Skills Progression

Implementation of  French Lessons

We follow the Tenten scheme for PSHE and RSE:

Personal Development Curriculum St Charles

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