At Smithdown Primary School we aim high. We want every part of our school community- pupils, parents and members of staff to experience success. Our motto is ‘Together we Grow’.

We ensure that every child has access to a broad, balanced and supportive curriculum. Through this we are able to give our pupils a range of opportunities and experiences to grow and develop academically, physically socially and morally.

All National Curriculum subjects are carefully planned and structured to ensure progression across both units of work and across year groups or key stages. It is rooted, and has grown from, a solid agreement between all subject leaders about the knowledge and skills that our pupils will need in order to ensure that they develop resilience; growing and developing academically, physically, socially and morally.  We aim to tailor our curriculum to fulfil every child’s potential, taking into account (and adapting our curriculum) to incorporate local events and exhibitions.  Through a curriculum that is both stimulating and challenging, we develop curiosity about the world around them and enable children to grow and develop; becoming independent, active learners.

Children’s progress is carefully monitored through appropriate assessment and, where children are found to need additional support, we have a variety of interventions to help them.

A range of after school activities and additional experiences such as; fieldwork, educational visits and visitors to school, ensure that both enjoyment and learning are enhanced – helping to engender an appreciation of human creativity and achievement.

Our staff at Smithdown Primary School work hard to create a stimulating and progressive curriculum that  meets the needs of all of our pupils.

Please see our individual curriculum pages for more information.

Each Term we will add our termly overview.  Please click on the links below to find out what your child is learning about this term.

Curriculum Year Overviews

Nursery Autumn Term 2019 Overview

Reception Autumn Term 2019 Overview

Year 1 Autumn Term 2019 Overview

Year 2 Autumn Term 2019 Overview

Year 3 Autumn Term 2019 Overview

Year 4 Autumn Term 2019 Overview

Year 5 Autumn Term 2019 Overview

Year 6 Autumn Term 2019 Overview

 

 

Phonics

At Smithdown we teach phonics by following the Read Write Inc Phonics scheme.  All teachers and LSA’s have received training and support on how to teach children Phonics effectively, so that all children make rapid progress through the scheme and can read with fluency by 6 years old.  For more information about ReadWriteInc phonics please click the links below.

Read Write Inc FAQ for Parents

Understanding Phonics Video

At the end of Year 1 all children complete a phonics screening check, during this check children are asked to read 40 real and nonsense words.