Curriculum

Together we shine brighter

At Rougham C of E School we have planned our inclusive curriculum offer so that it is accessible, engaging and challenging for all, and both enables and encourages every pupil to shine their brightest. It has the Tilian Framework for Independence at its core and delivers all areas of the National Curriculum including PHSE, RE and RHSE. Underpinning the taught curriculum is our belief that mental and physical well being are at the heart of effective learning for life. Our positive, nurturing growth mind-set focuses on the development of 5 Learning Powers; resilience, resourcefulness, relationships, reflectiveness and remembering – habits of mind that will ensure academic, social and personal excellence for all.

National Curriculum

Long Term Plans

Subjects

Geography

At Rougham Primary, our SHINE curriculum is evident throughout our approach to our Geography curriculum.

 

Securing Excellence

Our Geography curriculum seeks to identify the most relevant and meaningful aspects of the suggested subject content of the National Curriculum in history and explores in depth the topic being taught. Engaging lessons and end of unit assessments implemented ensure that excellence is secured. Every lesson ensures children are supported and challenged accordingly with tailored activities.

 

Harnessing Connections

The curriculum is designed to develop knowledge and skills that are progressive, as well as transferable, throughout their time at Rougham Primary and also to their further education and beyond.

Our curriculum ensures children know about their own locality and the wider world. It allows children to appreciate the interaction of location, time and processes. The curriculum allows for regional studies and comparison opportunities studying the UK and countries around the world aswell as tailored local studies.

Geography is a spiral curriculum which deepens in complexity as the children progress throughout the school. The skills of Geography are taught in line with the requirements of the National Curriculum and incorporate four strands:

  • Locational Knowledge
  • Place Knowledge
  • Human and Physical Geography
  • Geographical Skills and Fieldwork

We support children in retaining their knowledge and skills over time through the use of a range or resources and fieldwork opportunities.

 

Inclusivity

The Geography curriculum is purposefully designed to meet the needs and develop the knowledge and skills of all pupils. Suitable scaffolding and learning challenges are implemented to respond to each child’s individual needs.

 

Nurturing Curiosity

Geography is, by nature, an investigative subject, which develops an understanding of concepts, knowledge and skills. We seek to inspire in children a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people which will remain with them for the rest of their lives; to promote the children’s interest and understanding of diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments, together with a deep understanding of the Earth’s key physical and human processes.

 

Engaging Experiences

To inspire their wonder and excitement for learning, each class partakes in relevant trips across the year which allow children to consolidate their learning. An example of this is the Aylmerton trip in Year 6 where they conduct a geographical survey and revisit the impact of erosion as well as looking coastal defences and the landscape of the North Norfolk coast.

We also allow for fieldwork opportunities across each key stage. For example, in year 2, Ash Class visit a local arable farm and Year 6 look to visit the local area and build a relationship with Rougham Estate.

The KAPOW scheme of work that we follow has been carefully chosen to align with our ethos and values. Geography lessons are taught weekly but are alternated, with History, on a half-termly basis.

English

Securing Excellence

Our English Curriculum is taught so that all children extend their written and spoken communication skills as well as their understanding of what they read through quality modelling and questioning. Continuous assessments and feedback during lessons allow adults to quickly address misconceptions and direct teaching to close any gaps in learning. Teaching units are structured to enable all pupils to achieve success in their work.

Harnessing connections

Children are enabled to extend and reflect on their experiences and gain essential skills through a consistent approach to English throughout the school. The spiral curriculum for English builds on key concepts and deepens in complexity as children progress through the school. Throughout the school, the skills of English are taught systematically in line with the requirements of the National Curriculum. A broad and balanced approach is used in teaching reading and writing to ensure that every child has the best chance of succeeding.

Inclusivity

High expectations and a strong ethos of inclusion in classes enables all pupils to achieve success in their work and feel proud of their achievements. At Rougham Primary, we believe that everyone is a writer. Our teaching sequence is designed to enhance enjoyment, support all learners and prepare children for learning. Our English curriculum ensures that all children have the same knowledge and ideas to incorporate into their work by providing shared experiences and vocabulary to incorporate into their work.

Nurturing curiosity

Children are exposed to a wide range of high quality texts in both our reading and writing curriculum to inspire their wonder and excitement for learning. The ideas and interest sparked by engaging stimuli encourages all children to shine brighter. Our school-wide focus on oracy encourages children to share their work and ideas and build ambitious, collaborative vocabulary to incorporate in the flow of their work. Our development of language enables children to make choices on the vocabulary that they think is most effective and creative in their writing.

Engaging experiences

Enriching experience days are planned into our teaching units to ensure that all children have a level starting point for their work. The children were inspired by a visiting author and were filled with enthusiasm and excited to write their own stories based on some of his books in the Autumn term.. Performing poetry and school plays encourages and showcases oracy and drama skills at Rougham Primary.

 

Phonics and Reading

Children are introduced to phonics in the EYFS through a daily whole class session which follows the Little Wandle programme and this continues into Year 1 and Year 2. Decodable reading books are used alongside the children’s phonic teaching and help the children’s reading fluency to develop.

Reciprocal reading techniques are introduced in the EYFS and run throughout the school. Children’s comprehension is developed during whole class reading sessions through the key skills of predicting, questioning, clarifying and summarising. These skills are introduced by high quality modelling in EYFS and KS1 and are built on in LKS2 so that by UKS2 the children can work in small groups with each child being responsible for a reciprocal reading skill.

 

Writing

At Rougham Primary we follow the Write Stuff approach for fiction units. This was introduced in September 2020 to bring clarity and consistency to the teaching of writing across the school. The approach guides children through the whole writing process – generating ideas, planning, writing, editing and re-drafting. The tools for effective writing are displayed in Writing Rainbows using the FANTASTICS, the GRAMMARISTICS and the BOOMTASTICS.

The FANTASTICS are used for description and allow children to use the nine lenses to explore characters, setting and plot.

The GRAMMARISTICS cover grammar objectives beyond National Curriculum objectives and are taught in context.

The BOOMTASTICS contain a range of figurative language used for fiction writing. However, some of the lenses are used in non-fiction writing too – such as puns for newspaper headlines and persuasive adverts.

The units consist of sentence stacking lessons, which focus on the skills of writing and produce a paragraph of writing in each lesson based around one plot point. Experience Days are built into The Write Stuff teaching sequence to enhance enjoyment, raise excitement and preparedness for writing. These also ensure that all children have the same knowledge and ideas to incorporate into their writing.

The approach is built on high expectations of quality for writing. All pupils are involved in collaboratively building vocabulary vaults enabling them to access a rich bank of language. The children write their own sentence following a class model and have the opportunity to ‘deepen the moment’ where they can explore the plot point further and demonstrate their own creative sentences using their previous learning.

Non-fiction units are developed by class teachers following National Curriculum expectations and are linked to cross-curricular themes where appropriate. Our non-fiction writing is planned as a sequence which begins with children looking at the features of a piece of writing in the same genre, after which they experience a series of lessons which equip them with the experiences, grammatical knowledge and writing techniques to complete their own writing in the same genre.

 

Spelling

Spelling is taught in Year 1, 2 and 3 using the Little Wandle scheme. The activities build on the children’s phonics knowledge and support segmenting and blending words. The scheme introduces rules used in spelling and allows application of the skills already learnt. In Year 4 to Year 6, spelling follows the Jane Considine Spelling Programme. This follows a two-week schedule. In week one, there is one 50-minute spelling lesson comprised of a 30-minute spelling investigation and a 20-minute Go Grapheme Grafters session. This leads on to daily 10-minute Fast Task spelling sessions in week two which are designed to: define key vocabulary, stretch pupils thinking with words/concepts that are challenging, make spelling associations and share findings with the class and explain learning. Each child in Key Stage 2 also has personalised ‘Focus Five’ spellings to learn and show that they can spell by writing them correctly in their independent writing. The ‘Focus Five’ is updated as children learn the spellings of the five words.

 

Handwriting

Children begin learning letter formation in EYFS using Little Wandle in the Autumn term before moving on to Letter-Join in the Spring. We follow the Letter-Join handwriting scheme throughout the school. This offers clear progression across the school, moving from securing correct letter formation to securing the joins and practicing speed and fluency, and developing a personal style. Letter-Join focuses on whole-class teaching using digital resources to enable modelling and interactive learning.

We actively develop opportunities to extend reading and writing opportunities across the wider curriculum and encourage children to use the skills they are taught during English lessons to do this successfully.

Maths

At Rougham Primary, our SHINE curriculum is evident throughout our mastery approach to our maths curriculum.

Securing Excellence

Skilful questioning and continuous assessment implemented by the teacher and supporting adults in the room ensure that excellence is secured. Misconceptions and opportunities for intervention are identified live in the lesson and quickly provided to ensure children are keeping up rather than catching up.

Harnessing Connections

Following the research and evidence-led ethos of mastery approach, lessons are carefully planned in small step sequences to provide the opportunity for children to build a deeper understanding of mathematics and identify connections across mathematical principles to allow them to reason and problem solve effectively. Teachers implement a range of strategies from the NCETMs 5 Big Ideas (see below) to enable children to be successful in identifying these connections independently and confidently use appropriate strategies to find the answer.

Inclusivity

Both maths mastery approach and our SHINE curriculum have the same principle for mathematics at its core: everyone can learn and enjoy maths. At Rougham Primary, we believe that mathematical ability is not innate and success is achieved and maximised through effort. For all children to hold this belief, we implement a low threshold, high ceiling approach where all children have the same starting point in the lesson and progress through the small steps of learning while accessing appropriate scaffolding for their needs. This scaffolding can be through the use of concrete and pictorial resources to support working, support from an adult or peer support.

Nurturing Curiosity

By improving children’s confidence in mathematics and creating a culture where mistakes are seen as an essential part of the learning journey, we have grown brave, go-getting and curious learners. With our whole-school focus on oracy, children are encouraged to ‘think out loud’ and discuss their methods and approaches to problems and build on each other’s ideas and become collaborative thinkers. Children are excited about mathematical problems and challenges and use our ‘Dive Deeper’ framework to independently challenge themselves and their understanding.

Engaging Experiences

Mathematics is a creative and highly inter-connected discipline that has been developed over centuries, providing the solution to some of history’s most intriguing problems. It is essential to everyday life, critical to science, technology and engineering, and necessary for financial literacy. At Rougham Primary, we are passionate about revealing the mathematics principles which are interwoven throughout the whole curriculum and beyond. We therefore include real life contexts for reasoning and problem solving opportunities in maths lessons as well as highlighting the mathematical tasks involved when working scientifically, within our computing curriculum and more. We also celebrate the mathematics through our STEM enrichment days and invite visitors working in STEM careers and STEM ambassadors into school to provide workshops and activities.

 

National curriculum aims

In line with the National Curriculum Objectives for Mathematics, our intent is that all pupils:

  • become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics, including through varied and frequent practice with increasingly complex problems over time, so that pupils develop conceptual understanding and the ability to recall and apply knowledge rapidly and accurately
  • reason mathematically by following a line of enquiry, conjecturing relationships and generalisations and developing an argument, justification or proof using mathematical language
  • can solve problems by applying their mathematics to a variety of routine and non-routine problems with increasing sophistication, including breaking down problems into a series of simpler steps and persevering in seeking solutions

 

5 Big Ideas – NCETM

Science

Securing Excellence

Science is concerned with increasing pupils’ knowledge and understanding of the world whilst developing skills associated with science as a process of enquiry in order to develop every child’s full potential. At Rougham, excellence in science is developed and achieved through continuous questioning, both adult and child-led, and assessment in lessons. Children are encouraged to discuss and share their learning and knowledge, enabling any misconceptions to be addressed and thus ensuring children have a secure understanding of science concepts.

Harnessing Connections

Science lessons at Rougham are carefully planned in small steps enabling children to use and apply their learning and deepen their understanding of the content taught. Teachers ensure links to prior learning are made throughout units, once again enabling children to develop their understanding of science. Working scientifically skills and scientific enquiry skills are also built on year on year which encourage children to think and work as scientists.

Inclusivity

Our approach to science and our SHINE curriculum both have the same principle: everyone can learn and enjoy science. At Rougham, we believe every child should and can access the learning in science and can do this with success. We have various ways of teaching science, including hands-on, practical experiments and investigations, teacher-led demonstrations and research-based tasks. All children are given the same opportunities to develop their learning and understanding in science in order to achieve their full potential.

Nurturing curiosity

In Science, we intend to nurture and grow the natural curiosity and enquiry within children, creating a desire to explore and question the hows and whys of the world around them and to recognise the importance of science in every aspect of daily life. Children are encouraged to discuss, ask questions and explain their thoughts and ideas. At Rougham, we intend to teach a science SHINE curriculum that develops learning and results in the acquisition of knowledge which enables children to become enquiry-based learners.

Engaging experiences

At Rougham, we aim to create learning opportunities which develop a sense of excitement, enjoyment and curiosity amongst the children. Throughout their time at Rougham Primary, children partake in many enrichment days, including bird day and science day with visiting STEM ambassadors, to develop their understanding of science and to recognise science in daily life. Other experiences outside of the classroom include a visiting space dome to consolidate understanding of the space topic, a class trip to Foxburrow farm to develop learning on plants and a Year 6 residential to Aylmerton studying animal habitats.

History

At Rougham Primary, our SHINE curriculum is evident throughout our approach to teaching history.

 

Securing Excellence

Our history curriculum seeks to identify the most relevant and meaningful aspects of the suggested subject content of the National Curriculum and explores, in depth, the topic being taught.

Engaging lessons and assessments implemented, ensure that excellence is secured. Every lesson ensures children are supported and challenged accordingly with tailored activities.

Harnessing Connections

The curriculum is designed to develop knowledge and skills that are progressive, as well as transferable, throughout their time at Rougham Primary and also to their further education and beyond.

History is a spiral curriculum which deepens in complexity as children progress through the school. The skills of History are taught in line with the requirements of the National Curriculum and incorporates five strands:

  • Topic Knowledge
  • Chronological Awareness
  • Substantive (abstract) concepts
  • Disciplinary concepts
  • Historical enquiry

We support children in retaining their knowledge and skills over time through the use of interactive timelines and knowledge organisers. History teaching focuses on enabling our children to think as historians. We encourage them to engage in history by drawing on their existing knowledge, skills and understanding in each particular topic and link these to and make comparisons with other units studied.

Inclusivity

The History curriculum is purposefully designed to meet the needs and develop the knowledge and skills of all pupils. Suitable scaffolding and learning challenges are implemented to respond to each child’s different needs.

Nurturing Curiosity

Our Shine Curriculum helps children gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world. Our aim is to inspire pupils’ curiosity to know more about the past and the process of change, the diversity of societies as well as their own identity.

Engaging Experiences

To inspire their wonder and excitement for learning, each class partakes in relevant trips across the year which allow children to consolidate their learning. Year 2 visit Hedingham Castle to link with their ‘Castles’ topic and Year 3 enjoy an experience day where a visitor from the Stone Age comes to school. The children have the opportunity to look at artefacts and get a feel for what it would have been like to live in the Stone Age.

The KAPOW scheme of work that we follow has been carefully chosen to align with our ethos and values. History lessons are taught weekly but are alternated, with Geography, on a half-termly basis.

RE

At Rougham Primary, our SHINE curriculum is evident throughout our approach to our RE curriculum.

 

Securing excellence

At Rougham we follow the Suffolk Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education – “Where Do I stand?”. Through our RE curriculum we aim to develop religiously literate citizens who possess rich knowledge of the beliefs of different religions and worldviews, recognise that the ‘lived reality’ of different religions and worldviews is complex and diverse, and that generalities and assumptions must be treated with care, and who contribute constructively to debate about religious questions and shared human concerns, using their understanding of religion and belief.

Harnessing Connections

From Reception to the end of Year 6 the children following a carefully structured curriculum that encompasses three disciplines; theology, philosophy and human and social science. Through the ‘Big Questions’ children are encouraged to explore the similarities and differences between beliefs and worldviews, making connections between them and to their own lives.

Inclusivity

Through our SHINE approach, we aim to ensure that every child at Rougham can access and feel included in RE lessons. As with all curriculum subjects, our teachers use their knowledge of the children they are working with to adapt teaching approaches and activities to reflect individual needs.

We encourage and support our pupils to respond positively to those in class and in wider society, who have differing views and backgrounds. Our teachers actively seek opportunities that develop our children’s self- awareness, respect for all, open-mindedness and appreciation and wonder.

Nurturing Curiosity

‘Where do I stand?’ encourages all our pupils to think deeply about different religions and worldviews, and the complexity and diversity of belief and practice which surround them. It provokes challenging questions about the ultimate meaning and purpose of life, beliefs about God, the nature of reality, issues of right and wrong, and what it means to be human. Through our RE lessons we aim stimulate our pupils’ curiosity about the diversity and impact of worldviews, religions, beliefs, values and traditions, and develop their ability to learn from these.

Engaging experiences

Our RE syllabus and the wider curriculum provide memorable experiences and activities such visitors, enrichment days, drama and trips. Through these engaging opportunities we aim to both build our children’s knowledge of religious and secular world views as well as securing positive attitudes towards the subject.

 

RE Long Term Plan 2023 – 2024

RE Long Term Plan 2023 2024.pdf

Computing

Our SHINE curriculum is evident throughout our approach to the teaching of computing.

 

Securing excellence

At Rougham, our children follow a carefully constructed computing scheme of work, which is focussed on and guided by robustly structured progression within the subject, in order to secure excellence. From the moment they start school until they leave us at the end of Year 6, our children have regular opportunities to extend and enhance their knowledge and skills within computing lessons, application in other subjects and extra curricular activities.

Harnessing Connections

By arranging our computing curriculum into strands, children are encouraged to make connections between their current and previous learning. Teachers have a secure understanding of what has come before and lessons are crafted to draw the children’s attention to links with content and skills previously taught, as well as highlighting connections to other subjects.

Inclusivity

Our SHINE curriculum and belief that everyone can learn and enjoy computing, underpins the school’s approach to the subject. In computing, as with all subjects at Rougham, we ensure that all children are able to fully access the curriculum and can achieve their potential. Lessons are broken down into short tasks which are scaffolded and extended to fit our children as individuals. We encourage the use of technology at home to enhance and consolidate learning both in computing and other subjects, and provide access to devices in school or at home for those families that don’t have them.

Nurturing Curiosity

We have created a culture at Rougham where, rather than being afraid of making mistakes, children and adults see them as a valuable part of learning. As a result we have developed brave and curious learners that are confident to have a go. Our scheme of work is structured to build progressively across the years and secure essential knowledge, thus developing pupils that are confident in their computing skills and eager to challenge themselves and explore further. Computing lessons routinely include challenges and problems solving activities that encourage the children to develop their understanding through exploration and discuss their ideas and learning with each other.

Engaging experiences

Pupil engagement was one of the drivers for adopting our current scheme. It is creative, exciting and accessible, and provides endless opportunities for children to independently engage with the computing curriculum through activities that link to their own interests.

By incorporating the use of technology and computing programmes into subjects such as music and art, children have the chance to engage in projects that spark their imagination and creativity, and gives them an insight into how their computing skills and knowledge can be applied in other subjects and beyond school.

We use Purple Mash to teach computing from Year R to Y6. This provides complete coverage of the National Curriculum objectives for computing and gives pupils access to a wealth of 2Simple tools and programmes as well as experience of commonly used software such as Excel, Word and Google Docs. The scheme is arranged into stands, with a range of digital literacy, computer science and information technology units taught in every year group.

We recognise the immense value technology plays not only in supporting the computing and whole school curriculum but overall in the day-to-day life of our school. Because of this we have prioritised investment in improving internet access and substantially increasing the number of devices available for pupils to use, thus ensuring that all children are able to fully access and engage in weekly computing lessons.

 

Computing Long Term Plan

Art and Design

Securing excellence

Art at Rougham follows the Kapow scheme of learning. Through this we inspire pupils and develop their confidence to experiment and invent their own works of art. Children are given opportunities to work with a variety of mediums and are encouraged to become an artist in their own way.

Harnessing connections

Pupils are given the opportunity to practise discrete Art skills within set units which are then revisited throughout the year. Key skills are revisited again and again with increasing complexity in a spiral curriculum model. This allows pupils to revise and build on their previous learning.

Inclusivity

Our art curriculum has one message to all our pupils at its core: everyone is an artist. At Rougham Primary, we believe that artistic skill is not innate and success is achieved and maximised through effort and development of skill and techniques. Creativity and independent outcomes are embedded into each Art unit, supporting children in learning how to make their own creative choices and decisions so that their outcomes, whilst knowledge-rich, are unique to each child. Our supportive staff and lessons allow all pupils to succeed and to shine to their fullest potential.

Nurturing curiosity

Our Shine Curriculum generates ideas from a wide range of stimuli, exploring different media and techniques. It is rich and varied with many opportunities to study different Art forms and Artists from a wide range of cultures. Children are encouraged to ask questions about artists work and to explore different ideas and visions. Art at Rougham gives children a chance to manifest their creative energy into a physical form. We support children to question how things in the real world work through practical applications, and provide them with the independence to come to their own conclusions.

Engaging experiences

Every child has their own sketchbook. Their sketchbooks are very important place where children can record their ideas, their thinking, their evaluations, their experimentation, as well as their individuality. Enrichment activities are encouraged within the curriculum.

The children’s learning is further enhanced with a whole school art day in the Summer term where the children have the opportunity for collaborative working and exploring the different styles and techniques of a range of artists. Children use the local Suffolk countryside that surrounds our school to inspire their artwork. We always look to make links with local artists to work with the children and enhance our units of work.

DT

Securing excellence

Learning through DT inspires children now and in the future to become innovators. Kapow Primary scheme of work is used at Rougham as it is an inspiring, demanding and practical. DT is a subject that children can gain life skills through as they learn to innovate and solve problems. DT can involve trial and error and it is through this that children can appreciate that although they may not get things right the first time, with perseverance and courage to continue, they can meet their goals.

Harnessing connections

We aim to, wherever possible, link work to other disciplines such as mathematics, science, engineering, computing and art. The children are also given opportunities to reflect upon and evaluate past and present design technology, its uses and its effectiveness and are encouraged to become innovators and risk-takers.

Inclusivity

Our DT curriculum has one message to all our pupils at its core: everyone is a creator and innovator. At Rougham Primary, we believe that with support, perseverance and inspiration everyone can achieve. To make design and technology lessons inclusive, teachers anticipate barriers to taking part and learning particular activities, lessons or a series of lessons may pose for pupils with particular SEN and/or disabilities. In our planning we consider ways of minimising or reducing those barriers so that all pupils can fully take part and learn.

Nurturing curiosity

Design and Technology is an inspiring, rigorous and practical subject. Design and Technology encourages children to learn to think and intervene creatively to solve problems both as individuals and as members of a team. At Rougham, we encourage children to use their creativity and imagination, to design and make products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts, considering their own and others’ needs, wants and values.

Engaging experiences

At Rougham, we intend that children should master Design and Technology to such an extent that they can go on to have careers within Design and Technology and make use of Design and Technology effectively in their everyday lives. Through trips and enrichment days we make links to DT.

PE and Sport

Our SHINE curriculum is evident throughout our approach to the teaching of PE.

 

Securing excellence

PE at Rougham is taught through a thoughtfully planned scheme of work with progression securely embedded within it. Our curriculum ensures that all of our children are increasingly challenged as they move through the school, allowing them to develop physical competency and confidence, and build the foundations for a lifelong love of sport, physical activity and a healthy lifestyle.

Harnessing Connections

Our curriculum has been carefully planned to cover all strands of the national curriculum; fundamentals, fitness and athletics, games, body management, dance, swimming and OAA. Teachers continually create opportunities for children to transfer and build on their knowledge and skills across units, and to apply and use them in different contexts and environments.

Inclusivity

At Rougham, our approach to PE mirrors that of all subjects. It is shaped by our SHINE curriculum and the belief that everyone can achieve and engage in PE lessons. We aim to tailor the experience of PE for each child to ensure that they have full access to the benefits of our lessons. We think carefully about the needs of individuals and are guided by the STEP principles when adapting our lessons. It is important to us that every child has the opportunity to experience extra curricular sports and activities and as a school we work hard remove potential barriers ensure that everyone is included.

Nurturing Curiosity

By creating a culture at Rougham where mistakes are seen as seen as part of the learning journey we hope to develop learners that aren’t afraid to explore, have a go and push themselves beyond their comfort zone. The progressive nature of our PE scheme of work allows children to approach unknown areas of the subject with confidence, building on previously secured knowledge and skills and applying them to new contexts and situations.

Engaging experiences

At the heart of our PE curriculum and wider offer is the desire to instil a lifelong love of sport and activity for all our children. We want our children to be active and engaged outside of school and to understand the positive impact that this will have on both their physical and mental wellbeing now and as they grow.

At Rougham our children have the opportunity to experience a wide range of sports and activities both during lessons and through extra curricular clubs before and after school and at lunch times. Our onsite swimming pool means that every child has access to regular swimming lessons from Reception to Year 6 and our involvement with Thurston Sports Partnership provides opportunities for children to compete against others schools.

Our PE lessons are planned using Get Set 4 PE, which aligns with our core values, our whole child approach to PE and the objectives laid out in the National Curriculum. The scheme of work is organised into strands and we have developed our own curriculum plan from the scheme which ensures coverage of all stands and offers a wide range of sports and activities across all year groups. We have a qualified Sports Coach who assists teachers in the teaching, planning and assessment of PE to support their professional development.

Our children have two hours of PE a week as well as daily opportunities to participate in activities outside of lessons. The Reception Class have unlimited access to their outdoor environment all day every day as well as a planned PE lesson each week.

At Rougham we recognise the huge importance of PE and an active lifestyle and we promote, value, and celebrate sporting achievements and successes.

 

PE Long Term Plan 2023 -2024

French

Securing Excellence

At Rougham, excellence in French is achieved through the implementation of a high-quality language curriculum using the Rigolo scheme of work and resources. Children progressively acquire, use and apply a growing bank of vocabulary, language skills and grammatical knowledge, which begins in Year 3 and continues through Key Stage 2. Children continuously build on their previous knowledge as they progress in their foreign language learning journey. Children are encouraged to share their learning and understanding through a range of different tasks, including writing, speaking and listening activities.

Harnessing Connections

As the children progress through the school, previously learnt language is recycled, revised, recalled and consolidated whenever possible, enabling children to be successful in their acquisition of a foreign language.

Inclusivity

Teaching French in Key Stage 2 provides the children with an opportunity to learn a shared, common language beyond English or their home language. Our approach to French and our SHINE curriculum both have the same principle: everyone can learn and enjoy French. The children start learning French in Year 3 and we believe every child can access the learning and can do this with success. French is taught in a variety of ways, using pictures, words, videos, listening tasks and oral activities. All children are given the same opportunities to develop their learning and understanding in French in order to achieve their full potential.

Nurturing curiosity

At Rougham, we understand the importance of providing a curriculum which takes into account the backgrounds and needs of all pupils. A high-quality language education enables us to broaden children’s horizons and aspirations and guide them to being global citizens. Our French curriculum fosters children’s curiosity by offering them opportunities to:

  • explore the relationships between language and identity
  • deepen their understanding of other cultures and the world around them
  • develop a greater awareness of self, others and cultural differences

Engaging experiences

At Rougham, we aim to create learning opportunities which develop a sense of enjoyment and curiosity amongst the children. One of the highlights of the school year is our language enrichment day whereby children are immersed in a range of different languages, including: French, Spanish, Japanese and British Sign Language. The intention of this enrichment day and our French SHINE curriculum is to enthuse and excite the children to be life-long language learners.

PSHE

Securing excellence

At Rougham Primary, we provide a specifically tailored curriculum that is both broad and balanced and meets the unique context of our school to develop successful future global citizens. Teachers use continuous formative assessment during lessons to identify and address misconceptions as well as shape discussion and debate to ensure excellence in the key skills is achieved.

Harnessing connections

Our PSHE curriculum teaches children key skills such as decision making, informed risk taking, good communication, and self-regulation strategies to enable them to make connections between learning units and into their own experiences; those of others close to them and to those around the world.

Inclusivity

We encourage the exploration of, and respect for, values held by different cultures and groups within our local community, and promote the development of positive attitudes. We encourage honesty and respect in all relationships, and ensure sensitivity to the needs and feelings of others. All children are able to successfully access the PSHE curriculum with the appropriate scaffolding and support provided where needed. Our PSHE curriculum allows all of our pupil groups to develop their cultural capital equally and our school focus on oracy ensures all are able to access and contribute meaningfully to the learning.

Nurturing curiosity

We give pupils access to big ideas and conversations, alongside practical experiences to inspire their wonder and excitement for learning. Children are encouraged to debate and hypothesise in PSHE about our ever-changing world in order to create memorable learning experiences and develop skills that they can apply to their wider life.

Engaging experiences

The connections and skills born from our PSHE curriculum are also developed into personal development projects and opportunities throughout the school such as the Young Leaders Award in Year 2 and Year 4 and the Accumulator Challenge in Year 6. These projects allow children to apply skills they have gained and also to see conceptual knowledge realised through their contributions to and engagement in the projects.

Our PSHE scheme of learning aligns with the National Curriculum expectations and is delivered through weekly sessions.

Below, you can find the whole school unit overview.

Early Years

Securing excellence

In Willow class we aim to secure excellence in all our children by building on what they have already learnt in their experiences of pre-school, nursery and home life. We are providing a crucial ‘stepping stone’ in children’s learning from these settings into school life and preparing them for their learning journey ahead under The National Curriculum. We know the needs of each of our children and have high expectations of their behaviour and achievements. The children’s learning is continually assessed through observation and expert questioning to support them to achieve their next steps.

Harnessing connections

In Willow class we learn through whole-class teaching and play-based exploratory opportunities. We aim to build strong, positive relationships with parents through two way communication and regular dialogue. We connect to the wider school by attending Key Stage and whole school assemblies and collective worship, being involved in whole school enrichment days and many activities in our house groups. Through structure and routine the children are able to see the links in their learning and use previous activities to support new experiences.

Inclusivity

Every child is special, with unique abilities and needs that affect their leaning. All children are given opportunities to access all areas of our classroom and the curriculum, this is ensured through our secure knowledge of the children and our belief that every child is unique. All children deserve the opportunity to learn in ways that celebrate their strengths.

Nurturing curiosity

In Willow class we encourage children to be curious in their own learning, trying new experiences bravely and linking their learning day to day. We develop children’s confidence and self-esteem through first hand learning experiences by engaging in purposeful play in which they can become actively engaged, expressing thoughts, ideas and feelings.

Engaging experiences

We provide exciting and engaging experiences for the children, developing areas of the classroom to suit their interests and development. We also provide additional experiences through having visitors come into school and going out of school on class trips.

Early Reading

Securing excellence

Using Little Wandle as our Systematic, Synthetic Phonics Programme (SSP) we are determined that all children will become confident and fluent readers with a passion and love of reading in their time at Rougham Primary School. Careful, consistent assessment takes place throughout phonics lessons ensuring that all children are keeping up rather than the need to catch up. The phonics lessons allow time for repetitive practice for all children to embed their learning and the love of reading is modelled daily by adults in the class.

Harnessing connections

Phonics lessons encourage children to make connections from reading sounds and words into using these to spell words in their own independent writing. Children are encouraged to be inquisitive and look for spelling patterns in the words that they read in all areas of the curriculum.

Inclusivity

All pupils will learn to read regardless of their background, needs or abilities. Daily phonics lessons are delivered and followed up with multi-sensory practice opportunities to allow children to embed their learning. All classrooms display letters of the alphabet with picture prompts, a large alphabet chart and table-top sound mats to support where needed.

Nurturing curiosity

Children are encouraged to be inquisitive in their learning and seek out new and exciting texts to read to be read to them. They are provided with opportunities of free writing where they can be brave and have a go at writing independently.

Engaging experiences

At Rougham we give dedicated time to all class teachers to read to their classes, reading is a high priority held by all. We offer the children exciting experiences such as visits from authors, visiting local libraries and guest readers and story-tellers coming into school. Children in EYFS are encouraged to listen to stories on CD and using displayed QR codes and all classes have a dedicated reading space.

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