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Our Curriculum

'Your strategy of what you call inclusive learning is effective'

'Your Phiz Lab encourages pupils to develop an interest in physics of measurement and movement through practical and engaging lessons. Consequently, science is a strength of your strength'. 

OFSTED 2018

We ensure all children access high quality learning experiences from the first day they enter school. The learning journey at Shrubland Street is designed so children continually develop high quality basic skills in English and Mathematics. They also experience a wide range of activities that develop thinking skills and reinforce the values of the school. 

Our curriculum is different to other schools due to the fact that children are taught specific subjects by specialist teachers who are passionate about their area of learning. By the time a child leaves Shrubland Street they will have experienced a range of activities delivered by specialists who are dedicated to promoting learning within their particular subject area. The content of our curriculum from Early Years to Year 6 follows National guidelines and is planned to ensure children have opportunities to achieve national expectations or better for each subject. A rigorous quality assurance programme ensures the school constantly looks to update and improve opportunities for all children to access the whole curriculum and enjoy their learning.

Specialist teachers ensure a plethora of out of school activities and curriculum enrichment opportunities support the learning and promotion of their particular subject both in and out of theclassroom. Learning in school is also supported through overnight subject sleepovers,  residential visits for both Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 and an annual Space Camp. Subject specialists are also active developing links and projects with external providers and educational trusts. All of these support a diverse creative curriculum which ensures all children experience learning that develops their ability to be creative, adaptable, resillient thinkers and problem solvers.

'Pupils make strong progress through the early years and key stage 1'.

OFSTED 2018

Phonics and Reading at Shrubland Street

At Shrubland Street all children learn their sounds through the phonics scheme; Read Write Inc. Children are taught in small groups and assessed on a half termly basis. Teaching is fine tuned according to these assessments and groups are organised so that gaps in the children's knowledge and language development can be addressed quickly.

Once a child has achieved the expected standard of phonic competence, in the majority of cases at the end of Year 1, they move on to our reading Scheme which is linked to our phonics programme. This scheme is; Oxford Reading Tree and is a graded scheme that supports reading confidence, encourages challenge and provides a variety of texts for children to enjoy as they move through school. Parents are expected to regularly listen to their child read, while school uses guided reading and reading comprehension sessions to enhance deeper inderstanding of text. This is also supplemented by targetted 1 to 1 support where necessary.

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Writing at Shrubland Street

Each Year group themes their learning around a different book each half term.  We use a variety of different, rich texts to promote high levels of language, grammar and prose, thinking carefully about the 'Four Purposes for Writing' and therefor exploring a range of different text types.  We ensure that the grammar requirements for each year group are delivered through an engaging, 'mastery' approach to writing and that gaps in understanding are quickly spotted and addressed.  The children are taught to self and peer assess their writing, making addtions, edits and improvements as part of the writing process. No one gets it perfect first time!

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Maths at Shrubland Street

Our aim is to equip all pupils with the skills and confidence to solve a range of problems through fluency with numbers and mathematical reasoning,  Children are encouraged to enjoy the challenges of the subject and develop their resillience, perseverance and 'can do' attitude!

At Shrubland Street we are constantly evaluating and improving the teaching and learning of maths and are on a journey to implementing a 'maths mastery' style of teaching.  This year we will be part of a workgroup of schools led by a Maths Mastery Specialist teacher.

Each maths lesson should include the three aims of the National Curriculum - Fluency, Reasoning and Problem Solving. We teach maths to whole classes and do not label children.  Lessons are planned on continuous assessment of what students already know and consider the scaffolding that may be required for children who find a concept difficult to grasp, as well as challenge 'greater depth' questions for those who grasp concepts rapidly. 

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If you have any further questions about our curriculum here at Shrubland Street, please do not hesitate to come in and talk to us. 

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