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The primary years are of the utmost importance and we believe that children’s strengths and needs should be acknowledged and supported. The Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum (for Nursery and Reception) is organized in six themed areas connected to child development. The National Curriculum is followed for Years 1-6 through a creative topic based curriculum which covers literacy, history, geography, art, DT and ICT skills. Separate literacy, mathematics, science, RE, music, PSCHE and French (Years 3-6) lessons are taught where the skills cannot be included in the topic. Phonics are taught through Read Write Inc in Keystage 1.
Due allowance is made for the age, development, maturity and ability of individual children.
Click on the links below to view the long term plans for each year group for 2014. Further information about the curriculum covered at Cowley Hill is available half termly in the form of Parent Plans. These can be found in the Classes pages, together with more detailed information about the new maths curriculum.
Physical Education (PE)
We aim to provide all pupils with the opportunity to participate and enjoy sport by developing a positive approach to PE. Pupils receive two PE lessons a week which allows them to develop skills through a range of indoor and outdoor activities in a broad and balanced curriculum. In Key Stage 2 pupils also receive weekly swimming lessons.
During Key Stage 1 pupils build on their natural enthusiasm for movement, using it to explore and learn about their world. They start to work in pairs and small groups. By watching, listening and experimenting they develop their skills in movement and coordination and enjoy expressing and testing themselves in a variety of situations.
During Key Stage 2 pupils enjoy being active and using their creativity and imagination in physical activity. They learn new skills, find out how to use them in different ways and link them to make actions, phrases and sequences of movement. They enjoy communicating, collaborating and competing with each other. They develop an understanding of how to succeed in different activities and learn how to evaluate and recognise their own success.
PE is also supported with a wide provision of extra curriculum sports clubs. You can find out more in the Clubs section of this website.
It is compulsory pupils have the correct kit for every PE lesson. Failure to bring correct kit may result non participation in the lesson.
For indoor PE pupils need plimsolls/trainers, black shorts and a white t-shirt. For outdoor PE pupils need trainers. black shorts, a white t-shirt and tracksuit trousers and jumper for the winter.