Year group expectations

Leaders ensure that the curriculum is broad and balanced. This engages pupils and ensures that they make good progress across a wide range of national curriculum subjects. Pupils enjoy singing, which is a strength. There is a diverse range of extra-curricular activities to enrich their experiences, such as community gardening and fundraising, which pupils participate in with enthusiasm.

Ofsted 2017

Mill Rythe Infants is fully committed to meeting the requirements of the National Curriculum.

Our curriculum has been designed to develop the whole child. We have chosen our teaching and learning topics to promote inquisitive and independent learners with a respect for the local and wider environment.

Through the Early Years Foundation Stage, the children’s learning experiences are based upon the Foundation Stage Framework and Development Matters. We give the children plenty of opportunity to read, write and apply their mathematical understanding within their individual and class interests. As a result our children are confident learners who are growing in independence as they enter Key Stage 1.

Our ongoing assessments ensure that the needs of all our learners are catered for. The subject leads have worked with all staff to design topics that complement and build upon one another. There is a clear progression to enable learning to be deepened over time.

We use our Beach Schools provision and our immediate environment to further support the development of our children’s resilience and social skills whilst promoting ecological awareness. Local groups and visitors inspire the children to take an interest in their community and the wider world.

Everything we do is underpinned by our ethos of “nurture, inspire, challenge”, developing lifelong learners ready for a changing world.

Please see the relevant curriculum documents below which detail the end of year expectations and assessments for each year group. If you would like to see how this curriculum is delivered to your children, including when subjects will be covered, general topic themes and further detail on the curriculum provided, please click on the yellow ‘Curriculum’ banner and then your child’s year group. You will then find the year’s overview, half term overview and relevant homework.

For further detail regarding our provision for Literacy and Maths please see the ‘Reading, Writing and Maths’ section of our website. For further information on how Phonics is taught, please see ‘Letters and Sounds-Phonics’.

Parents evenings

At parents evenings (please see the school calendar or newsletters for dates) parents of children in Years 1 and 2 will receive the following information regarding their children’s progress:

  • Their social and emotional wellbeing, including their friendships and engagement with learning
  • Whether your child is on track for end of year expectations in Phonics, Reading, Writing and Maths
  • Additional strengths surrounding your child’s engagement and achievement within foundation subjects (e.g. Art, Geography, History)
  •  Further information regarding interventions and additional support within school
  • A handy guide to helping at home with a next step for your child

Parents of children in our Reception classes will receive the following information regarding their children’s progress:

  • Their social and emotional wellbeing, including their friendships and engagement with learning
  • Whether your child is on track for end of year expectations in Phonics, Reading, Writing and Maths as well as a Good Level of Development
  • Additional strengths in other areas forming the Good Level of Development we are working towards
  •  Further information regarding interventions and additional support within school
  • A handy guide to helping at home with a next step for your child

Each parent will also be asked to complete a feedback form to help the school further develop it’s relationships with Parents and Carers.

Religious Education

We follow the agreed syllabus for Religious Education. ‘Living Difference 3’ was agreed by Hampshire, IOW, Portsmouth and Southampton Councils to ensure all schools have a comprehensive understanding of belief systems across the world. The two faiths that we cover within our RE sessions are Christianity and Judaism. However, it is essential to provide children with an overview of other religions and we ensure that key celebrations in each religion are discussed as part of our daily schooling as a matter of course. One World Week is an annual school celebration on top of everyday respect of our faiths and beliefs. If you would like to discuss our RE curriculum or opt your child out of RE sessions, please make an appointment to speak with Mrs Ford.

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Living difference 3.pdf