In the Early Years Foundation Stage (Acorn Class) the school offers the Curriculum for the Foundation Stage (ages 4-5). This covers six areas of learning. Play and child initiated learning form an important part of this Curriculum. Following on from the Reception Class, the children enter Key Stage 1 (Years 1 and 2 - ages 5-7). Our school follows the National Curriculum. Upon the completion of Key Stage 1, the children enter Key Stage 2 (Year 3-6 - ages 7-11). Again, our school follows the National Curriculum.
KS1 Phonics and Reading Schemes
Phonics is taught daily in EYFS and Key Stage 1 and is based on the Letters and Sounds materials. Phonics Bug is also used regularly with the children. Our EYFS and KS1 children also follow the Oxford Reading Tree Scheme. This continues into Key Stage 2.
The Government believes that two hours of physical activity a week, including the National Curriculum for physical education and extra-curricular activities, should be an aspiration for all schools. This applies throughout all key stages.
At Ightham Primary School we believe strongly in promoting the development of the ‘whole child’ and their self-esteem through a broad and balanced curriculum emphasis on the creative arts and Personal Social and Health Education.
Forest School is also part of our Physical Education provision.
Our P.E. curriculum overview can be downloaded below:
PE Curriculum 2018-19
Modern Foreign Languages
French is taught in years 3 to 6 as part of the school curriculum. Our French work is based on the Rising Stars scheme called Euro Stars. Our French curriculum can be downloaded below:
French Curriculum Overview 2018-19
The school also runs an after school Spanish club.
The SRE Curriculum is embedded within our PSHE curriculum, and this can be located via the RE/PSHE tab.
Online Safety is taught throughout the year in all classes and is embedded across the curriculum. You can download our Online Safety curriculum plan below.
Online Safety Curriculum
How to find out more about the curriculum at Ightham Primary School
There is a lot of information about our curriculum on this website. Click on the tabs to the left to find out more. If you would like to find out more, and you can't find it on our website, please speak to either your child's class teacher or the Head Teacher. You will also find more information in the subject policies which can be accessed via the About the School tab at the top of this page. All class teachers run weekly drop-in sessions after school where you can ask more questions about our curriculum. Parent workshops are also run from time to time to keep parents informed about our curriculum. Please look out for these via our weekly newsletters or the dates on the website.