Curriculum Statement 2019
At Aspley Guise Lower School we follow the National Curriculum and ensure our curriculum:
Is ambitious and adapted, designed and developed for all pupils including those with special educational needs and/or disabilities and disadvantaged pupils.
Is well constructed with specific and appropriate content and coverage; clear endpoints; clear sequencing of the content and develop lifelong learners.
Incorporates the values of the school that include respect, resilience, curiosity, engagement, emotional awareness and to be excellent citizens.
Is broad and balanced and is relevant to the 21st century promoting academic, physical, creative, social, emotional and spiritual development.
Enhances all pupil’s knowledge, skills and understanding across all subjects with a cross curricular approach. Provides pupils with excellent skills in reading, writing and mathematics, which form the cornerstone of lifelong learning.
Is vibrant, through the use of themed events to stimulate the pupils and enable them to develop and apply the skills learnt in a new and different way.
Is subject to regular review to meet and anticipate the needs of the pupils, the demands of society, the requirements of the National Curriculum and the wider curriculum.
Autumn Term 2020 Curriculum Letters
Spring Term 2020 Curriculum Letters
Summer Term 2020 Curriculum Letters
(please note that these have been COVID-19 adapted)
Our Values Curriculum
Phonics and reading
The school follows the Twikl phonics scheme which takes the best principles of Sounds-Write and Read-Write-Inc into one holistic programme.
We do not have a specific "reading scheme." We have a large selection of reading books available in each classroom and our library that children have free access to, many of which are coded to Accerated Reader. Acceralated Reader is used with pupils from Year 2 upwards for assessement of reading skills and progress.