Our reading resources are taken from a wide variety of published schemes, colour banded to aid progression in reading skills and matched to our phonics scheme in the early stages of reading. Teaching in phonics follows the Letters and Sounds programme.
Curriculum Provision, Content and Approach
Beech Hill Community Primary School follows the statutory framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) and the National Curriculum in Years 1 to 6.
Our EYFS department incorporates our Nursery and Reception Classes. Activities and resources are carefully planned to allow for both adult and child-initiated, play-centred learning experiences. In the EYFS there are three prime areas of learning; communication and language, physical development and personal, social and emotional development. These prime areas are strengthened and applied through the four specific areas of literacy, maths, understanding the world and expressive arts and design.
High priority is placed on the acquisition and development of English and Maths skills which are taught in each Key Stage 1 and 2 class each morning. Other subjects such as History, Geography, Design and Technology are delivered as discrete subjects but are given context through themed units of study where appropriate. This thematic approach allows the children to continuously use literacy and numeracy skills in many different subjects. Computing is also taught as a discrete subject and there is specialist teaching throughout the year. Spanish is taught as a modern foreign language from Year 3 upwards. At the beginning of each term, parents receive a summary of the curriculum their child will be studying and recommendations are made as to how parents can support learning at home.