The curriculum at Town Farm is rich and engaging curriculum that is planned to excite and inspire our learners. Confucius, a famous Chinese philosopher and thinker once said,
“I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.”
Our exciting curriculum is full of opportunities for our pupils to be involved in hands on, practical experiences that develop a love of knowledge and a life long passion for learning. We have carefully developed inspirational curricular for each of our subject areas that challenge their abilities and encourage maximum progress and attainment from all children.
THE POWER OF READING
English is taught through The Power of Reading. This is a well established scheme from the Centre of Literacy in Primary Education (CLPE) that builds a culture that focuses on ensuring the best practice in the whole class teaching of Literacy.
It achieves this through :-
" Reading and writing float on a sea of talk" James Britton
We are a Read Write Inc. school and teach our children the English Alphabetic code through a systematic approach. First they learn to read the 40+ sounds and then bend these sounds into words. They learn the same sounds with alternative graphemes. The pupils experience success from the very beginning. Lively phonic books are closely match to their increasing knowledge of phonics and 'tricky' words and, as children re-read the stories, their fluency increases.
Maths is taught through Mathematics Mastery (implementation date 2018-19)
Our curriculum is taught through a combination of discrete subjects and topic work. English and Maths are taught as discrete subjects as are PE, Music, MFL, RE, PSHE and Citizenship.
Science, Geography, History, Design Technology and Art are taught within topic work. Topics focus on the core skills for each subject as well as the content as directed by the National Curriculum.
Topic work activities are planned to exploit opportunities to further practice key skills in English and Maths across the curriculum,activities such as re-enacting historical events, doing fieldwork in geography, hot seating (taking the part of a character in a book or story) in English or using models and images to support problem solving in Maths.
We follow Surrey's agreed syllabus for Religious Education, which covers the main faiths practiced around the world.
We aim to enable children to gain knowledge and understanding of the most important aspects of religion, such as an appreciation of the beliefs of others and respect for themselves and those in our community and country.
SMSC (social, moral, spiritual and cultural) values are embedded in all areas of the curriculum.
Personal, Social and Health Education is taught through a range of approaches across the year groups and through its teaching the children acquire the knowledge, skills and understanding to become responsible and considerate members of the community.
TRIPS, VISITS AND VISITORS
Visits and visitors have been carefully planned into our curriculum programme to enrich our pupils’ learning experience and provide an extra level of expertise to further engage them in their learning. Introducing pupils to a wide range of experts also opens up pupils’ minds to the possibilities for further study and employment in the adult world. We are determined through our rich curriculum to show pupils what a wonderful world we live in, encourage them to think about the opportunities that lie ahead of them and instil in them the importance of education and lifelong learning in fulfilling their dreams.
All children’s work and progress is assessed regularly and this information is used to set challenging targets and improve achievement. Children are also encouraged to assess themselves so that they can identify the next steps in their learning.
We welcome parental contributions to our curriculum programme. If you have skills that relate to the topics we are teaching don’t hide your light under a bushel, come and join us in making our curriculum fun and relevant for the children.
Key Stage 1 (KS1) consists of pupils in Years 1 and 2 (aged 5 to 7 yrs).
Key Stage 2 (KS2) consists of pupils in Years 3, 4, 5 and 6 (aged 7 to 11 yrs)
You can view our curriculum maps for each year group below. These lay out which material and subjects will be covered by each year group over the course of the academic year.