Hareclive E-ACT Academy takes pride in its curriculum model. Each year group focuses on a topic a term which is enhanced by visits and trips.
The Reception children follow the early years foundation stage (EYFS) curriculum. The children are taught through seven areas of learning that are split into 17 aspects. The teachers capture the evidence on 2simple which is an online learning diary that we share with parents.
We plan from the children’s interests and although we plan a rough overview of what we want to teach these may change depending on how the children engage in and respond to the activities. This enables us to make their learning as child-centered as possible.
At Hareclive E-ACT Academy we use Song of Sounds to teach phonics from Reception through to Year 2 and throughout key stage 2 for interventions.
Song of Sounds teaches the children all of their sounds to read and write through a catchy song and rhythmic actions.
The scheme of work is split up into three stages. Stage 1 covers Reception and goes through all of the initial 26 sounds of the alphabet and the first set of simple digraphs such as the combination letters ss, ll, ch, sh and th.
If you have any questions about phonics please contact Jon Arthur or one of our EYFS teachers.
We teach English through Talk for Writing. This enables the children to imitate, innovate and invent a range of stories throughout the year.
During week 1 children learn and imitate a story – you will probably notice they come home showing you actions and reciting words in order to dedicate the story to their memory. We praise them hugely once they have remembered it all and they then go on to change and reuse some of the key words and phrases in their own writing.
Reading is such an important lifelong skill and a key focus for us at Hareclive. In reading we use the Oxford Reading Tree model and entice the pupils to read more at home through the use of Reading Karate.
What Reading Karate entails:
- The children will read at home and record this in their reading records.
- If the children have read 20 times at home (signed by an adult) they will achieve their first reading karate band. The children will need to show their teacher their reading diary to be given the band, so please number your reads so it is clear when you reach 20.
- After another 20 reads they will collect their next band.
- It would be particularly useful if parents and carers number the times the children read in their reading record to help keep count of the number of times the children read.
- This will continue throughout the year so they can work through each colour of reading karate: white, yellow, orange, green, blue, purple, red, brown and then black.
If you have any questions about writing, reading or the teaching of English please contact Emily Bowler, English lead and Year 6 teacher.
At Hareclive we have embraced the New Curriculum and the mastery approach which ensures children have thorough and deep understanding of key concepts before they move onto the next phase of learning.
We also use Mathletics to promote a love of maths learning and practice of key mental skills at home. Your class teacher will give your child their login username and password – you can login by clicking here.