Curriculum

Buckland St Mary C of E Primary School offers a broad and balanced, rich and exciting curriculum.

We use the new challenges of National Curriculum 2014 as a foundation for our children's learning, adding depth through a range of exciting themes. 

We use the Read Write Inc. programme for a systematic and dynamic approach to teaching phonics, reading and spelling in KS1.

The 'Talk for Writing' approach provides a basis for much of our teaching in Literacy sessions. For non-fiction and most fiction topics, children learn a carefully crafted text by heart, which enables them to become familiar with a range of new vocabulary and sentence structures upon which they can innovate and invent.

Mathematical skills are taught through a variety of methods and mediums, including web-based practice using 'iXL.com', which we also use for our homework in mathematics. In our lessons, In common with our Trust Partner Schools, we have adopted a Singapore-style approach to the teaching of Mathematics. 

Our Christian ethos sits at the heart of our school day and is embedded in all that we do. All other national curriculum subjects are taught through our themes.

Each week the children experience Forest School, where a range of activities and games help build core problem-solving and co-operation skills.

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