Curriculum

Castle Primary School offers a broad and balanced, rich and exciting curriculum.

We use the new challenges of National Curriculum 2014 as a foundation for our children's learning, adding depth through a range of exciting themes.

We use the Read Write Inc. programme for a systematic and dynamic approach to teaching phonics, reading and spelling in KS1.

The 'Talk for Writing' approach provides a basis for much of our teaching in Literacy sessions. For non-fiction and most fiction topics, children learn a carefully crafted text by heart, which enables them to become familiar with a range of new vocabulary and sentence structures upon which they can innovate and invent.

Mathematical skills are taught through a variety of methods and mediums, including web-based practice using 'iXL.com', which we also use for our homework in mathematics. Over the years we have explored and learnt from the strengths of a range of approaches to teaching mathematics.

All other national curriculum subjects are taught through our themes, along with Spanish.

Every fortnight, the children experience a whole day of Forest School, where a range of activities and games help build core problem-solving and co-operation skills.

The 'Intent' of our curriculum was devised alongside the community, parents,  pupils and staff. More detail can be seen below. 

Page Downloads Date  
Handwriting Lines 17th Nov 2015 Download
Castle Curriculum - Intent 09th Aug 2019 Download
Back to Top