In this section, you will find information about our school’s curriculum, including:
- the content of the curriculum we follow in each academic year for every subject
- the names of the phonics and reading schemes we are using in KS1
- how parents or other members of the public can find out more about the curriculum we follow
Our aim is to equip children not only with the statutory requirements of the curriculum but to prepare them for their role as active, responsible citizens. Our wide range of additional learning opportunities provide an opportunity for the children to learn from other cultures, respect diversity, co-operate with one another and value each individual. We celebrate success and build on disappointment in order to develop resilient young people of the future.
At Florence Melly, we offer a curriculum which is balanced and broadly based. A curriculum which: promotes the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of pupils at the school and of society, and prepares pupils at the school for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life.
The curriculum at Florence Melly is determined by the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum, the National Curriculum, Liverpool City Council Curriculum Guidelines and the school’s individual subject policies.
This school curriculum page is intended to give you information about:
What your child will be learning each half term, for the academic year September 2017 – 2018.
Celebration Weeks, what they are, when they are.
Fundraising days and Awareness Raising days.
Guest Speakers who add an extra dimension to your child’s education.
Other events in school that support our curriculum.
You and your child may find this curriculum guide useful as it will:
Encourage discussion at home about your child’s learning.
Encourage your child to develop independence towards their approach to learning at home.
Enable you to organise what your child will need to wear on specific Fund Raising and Awareness Raising days.
Phonics in the EYFS is taught using a combination of Letters and Sounds and Jolly Phonics. A parent guide is available using this link (Jolly Phonics Parent Guide) and provides background information on the Jolly Phonics programme and also suggests products that would be suitable for use in the home. In KS1, phonics is taught using the School Improvement Liverpool KS1 Phonics Planning Document.
The guided reading scheme that we have adopted across the whole-school is ‘Collins Big Cat’.
Please visit http://www.collins.co.uk/page/Collins+Big+Cat for further information.
Early Years Foundation Stage
Under the new model, learning and development is divided into seven areas as follows:
Three Prime areas of learning: Communication and language, Physical development and Personal, Social and Emotional development.
Four specific areas of learning: Literacy, Mathematics, Understanding the world and Expressive arts & design.
KS1 and KS2
At KS1 and KS2 children use the Chis Quigley Essentials Curriculum alongside the National Curriculum. Due to copyright reasons, we cannot allow the full Chris Quigley Essentials Curriculum to be published on the school website. However, to give clarity, Chris Quigley have created a document for schools using the Chris Quigley Essentials Curriculum to use on their websites in line with DfE requirements. This can be found using the link below:
Our curriculum provides our pupils with an introduction to the essential knowledge that they need to be educated citizens. It introduces pupils to the best that has been thought and said; and helps engender an appreciation of human creativity and achievement.
The National Curriculum is just one element in the education of every child. There is time and space in the school day and in each week, term and year to range beyond the National Curriculum specifications.
For further guidance on the National Curriculum can be found using the following link:
The National Curriculum provides an outline of core knowledge around which teachers can develop exciting and stimulating lessons to promote the development of pupils’ knowledge, understanding and skills as part of the wider school curriculum. Our staff have spent considerable time developing their own long-term curriculum maps for their year groups. These documents outline the content of the curriculum for each year group, across the academic year. They provide insight into what each year group will be teaching.