We work hard to ensure all children at Priory receive a broad, balanced and creative curriculum which engages and challenges them. The Priory Values are at the heart of what we do. We have high expectations of our staff and children. We encourage them to be problem solvers with a positive attitude to learning and the capacity that learning has to change lives. We make sure our school is an inclusive, stimulating environment that reflects and celebrates our creative learning approach. Our curriculum is based around themes or topics, which change each half term. These topics are broad, encompassing elements of history, geography and science and are always supported by the use of high quality texts. We ensure that children have the opportunity to go on a variety of educational visits that help to put children’s learning into context and bring it alive. We want the children to be curious and ask questions that will shape the learning in their class. We want pupils to persevere, and reflect on learning and to be able to go back and improve their work. Further information on the current curriculum can be found here.
Our curriculum statement and map, which contains information on the school curriculum for each academic year in each subject, can be viewed here:
Details of the EYFS curriculum and reading/phonics schemes can be found here:
Priory’s Aims for English
The aim of Priory’s English curriculum is to teach our children to, not only survive, but thrive in our modern world. We strive to achieve this by ensuring that each child can read, write, express themselves and communicate effectively by the time that they leave us in Year 6. For this reason, each year group and phase is responsible for ensuring that their children have the skills, knowledge and attitudes for the next stage of their education.
High-quality texts are at the heart of all of our English teaching and we consider a number of factors when selecting texts for study. Our reading curriculum boasts a range of engaging contemporary and classic, fiction and non-fiction texts which reflect and celebrate the diversity of Priory. Texts are chosen in recognition of current events and to instil empathy, respect and a love of reading in all of our children.
All children are taught that writing is still a necessary, relevant and exciting way to express oneself and are taught how to write for a range of purposes and audiences during their time with us. We are dedicated in ensuring that writing is purposeful and is adapted to suit technological changes.
Reflective and progressive English planning ensures that our lessons are creative and encourage pupils to develop their own creativity and individuality. We hope that the experiences the children have at Priory will be remembered long after they have left us.
Year 2 have provided the following resources for parents’ of pupils of Year 2: