This page contains information about the curriculum at All Saints’ CEVCP, including the very latest documents and curriculum plans. If you want to find out more about the curriculum then please contact Mrs Clare Lamb (Headteacher) or Mrs Suzanne Kemp (Senior Teacher).
A curriculum driver is an intention that underpins our school life and curriculum. At All Saints’ CEVCP, we have four key curriculum drivers that influence every aspect of our school community.
Identifying these drivers helps us to clarify and prioritise the ideas and concepts we want our children to understand and learn outside of the National Curriculum.
We believe that life offers a wealth of opportunities and that our curriculum drivers enrich our lives at school as they pave the way for a range of personalised experiences that will inspire our children, broaden their horizons and encourage an appreciation of the wider world.
With this in mind, our aspirations for our children are outlined in the documents below:
- Our four key curriculum drivers overview
- Curriculum driver – social and emotional well being
- Curriculum driver – the environment
- Curriculum driver – enriching experiences
- Curriculum driver – community
A visual representation of how our curriculum drivers influence all that we do can be found in our All Saints curriculum offer poster.
Latest Curriculum Documents
Government Curriculum Details for Maths & English
EYFS Curriculum Information
We use Unlocking Letters and Sounds which was validated by the DfE in December 2021.
We begin teaching phonics in the first few weeks of term 1 in Reception and children make rapid progress in their reading journey. Children begin to learn the main sounds heard in the English Language and how they can be represented, as well as learning ‘Common Exception’ words for Phases 2,3 and 4. They use these sounds to read and write simple words, captions and sentences. Children leave Reception being able to apply the phonemes taught within Phase 2,3 and 4.
Actions, Images and Handwriting Phase 2
In Year 1 through Phase 5a, b and c, they learn any alternative spellings and pronunciations for the graphemes and additional Common Exception Words. By the end of Year 1 children will have mastered using phonics to decode and blend when reading and segment when spelling. In Year 1 all children are screened using the national Phonics Screening Check.
In Year 2, phonics continues to be revisited to ensure mastery of the phonetic code and any child who does not meet age related expectations will continue to receive support to close identified gaps.
For further details please see the Unlocking Letters and Sounds progression:
To ensure no child is left behind at any point in the progression, children are regularly assessed and supported to keep up through bespoke 1-1 interventions. These include GPC recognition and blending and segmenting interventions. The lowest attaining 20% of pupils are closely monitored to ensure these interventions have an impact.
At All Saints’ we promote a ‘phonics first’ approach and in both our guided reading sessions at school and in the books the children take home, texts are very closely matched to a child’s current phonics knowledge so that every child can experience real success in their reading.
In these crucial early stages of reading we primarily use books from Ransom Reading Stars Phonics, to ensure complete fidelity to the Unlocking Letters and Sounds progression we follow.
Once children progress beyond decodable texts, they move onto our book scheme so so that they can continue to progress in their decoding, fluency and comprehension skills to become avid, expert readers.