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School Curriculum

In this part of the website you can find out about what we are teaching.  At Hartside our school curriculum is based on the interests of the children. The learning enjoyed by children is relevant and meaningful with as much concrete experience as possible.  We aim to inspire and engage the children through awe and wonder.

The documents below outline the skills that will be taught in each subject as children move through the school.  The vehicles or topics that are used to deliver these skills are driven by the children and the ever changing world in which they live.

Reading Curriculum

Children will take part in daily Guided Reading lessons. During these sessions, children will be expected to read a range of text types, answer questions and take part in discussions about the texts. Of course, reading is such a key skill that its teaching will be not simply limited to these lessons. The skills needed to become a successful reader will be introduced across the whole school curriculum. The skills that children will be taught in each year group are described below. 

 Year 1.docxDownload
 Year 2.docxDownload
 Year 3.docxDownload
 Year 4.docxDownload
 Year 5.docxDownload
 Year 6.docxDownload
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Reading guidance for parents

The letter provides guidance on how the Accelerated Reader programme works. Below that is a document that provides examples of questions to use when reading with children (up to orange/turquoise is appropriate for KS1 and gold onwards is KS2).

The final two documents provide guidance on the the process of reading.

 New reading record KS1 AR update 2016.pdfDownload
 New reading record KS2 2016.pdfDownload
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 Art & Design Milestones Document.docxDownload
 Music milestones.docxDownload
 MFL Milestones.docxDownload
 History Milestones.docxDownload
 Geography Milestones.docxDownload
 RE Progress Document.docxDownload
 PSHE Overview.docxDownload
 PE Progress Document.docxDownload
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The following documents are used by teachers to assess the children against age related expectations in writing and grammar.

 Reading Assessment Overview.xlsDownload
 Year 1 Writing Assessment Sheet.rtfDownload
 Year 2 Writing Assessment Sheet.rtfDownload
 Year 3 Writing Assessment Sheet.rtfDownload
 Year 4 Writing Assessment Sheet.rtfDownload
 Year 5 Writing Assessment Sheet.rtfDownload
 Year 6 Writing Assessment Sheet.rtfDownload
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The first few documents below provide guidance for the spelling requirements for each class. The spelling outline documents are used by the teachers to help plan and teach the sequence of spelling rules across the year. 


 Guide to spelling rules 1 and 2.pdfDownload
 Guide to spelling rules Year 3 & 4.pdfDownload
 Guide to spelling rules Year 5 & 6.pdfDownload
 Year 1 Spelling Outline.docxDownload
 Year 2 Spelling Outline.docxDownload
 Year 3 Spelling Outline.docxDownload
 Year 4 Spelling Outline.docxDownload
 Year 5 Spelling Outline.docxDownload
 Year 6 Spelling Outline.docxDownload
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Phonics Guidance and REsources

Here is some guidance and resources to help children with learning their sounds and blending them into words to read.

 Activities to help with Blending Skills.docDownload
 Pictures for blending and segmenting words.pubDownload
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Support your child through learning at home with Maths with Parents. Sign up to get regular emails from your child's class teacher, letting you know when a new topic is released.

Fun, interactive and educational! Times Tables Rockstars is an excellent way for your child to play while learning. Whether it's to learn new facts or help to remember those you've already mastered, it's a great way of supporting all areas of the maths curriculum!

 How can I help my child with maths 2.docxDownload
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Further Information

If you would like any further information about the curriculum then please contact the school office and they will direct you to a member of staff who can help.

Click here to contact us.