The below enquiry overview shows the week by week learning for your child's class in English, enquiry and maths. You can use the overview to see what your child is learning in school each week.
A high-quality text drives each of our enquiries and the texts are used to give knowledge and purpose to the enquiry. High quality texts can only be accessed through knowledge of vocabulary in different tiers. Explicit teaching of new vocabulary and using the classroom environment to showcase key vocabulary helps us to infuse rich and sophisticated vocabulary from EYFS to Year 6. Reading is interweaved into all aspects of the enquiry to encourage reading and language development and promote reading for pleasure.
At Leamington Primary Academy we follow the Letters and Sounds programme for phonics in EYFS and KS1, accompanied by the Jolly Phonics actions. We understand the impact of teaching good phonics enables children to become fluent readers in KS1, so they are able to continue to access learning in KS2. Please see the document below for the progression of the phonics phases in EYFS and KS1.
All phonics lessons throughout the school follow the same structure of 'revisit/review, teach, practice and apply'. Children are encouraged to use the correct vocabulary, please see the glossary below for the words that are used when teaching phonics.
In F2, children are taught phonics daily in a 20 minute whole class session. Throughout the teaching of phonics the children regularly revisit phonemes and tricky words learnt during all the phases. The children have the opportunity to consolidate their learning throughout the day.
In maths we follow the Power Maths programme to support children’s learning and to build a deep understanding of maths concepts. Power Maths is a curriculum mastery programme designed to spark curiosity and excitement and nurture confidence in maths. It is built around a child‑centred lesson design that models and embeds a growth mindset approach to maths.