Children at Gamlingay First School benefit from an exciting curriculum with lots of opportunities to learn in a variety of different ways. Children across Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1 have a daily phonic session whilst Key Stage 2 have daily spellings. We use 'Letters and Sounds' as well as the actions from Jolly Phonics to help the children to develop their ability to encode and decode words quickly.
We use a range of phonic books to help children read. Although we use lots of books from the Oxford Reading Tree scheme our books are 'banded' so that children are able to read a variety of different types of books of a similar level in order to support their reading. As children progress into Key Stage 2 they may progress onto 'free reader' books which allow them to develop their own preferences and to read a variety of different genres.
Maths and English are taught mainly through specific subject lessons although English is often based on the cross-curricular topic being covered.
Our two yearly topic overviews for each Key Stage should appear here shortly. These are reviewed regularly and meet the requirement of the new national curriculum introduced in 2014.
All our Long Term Plans are attached to our class pages, as well as our half termly newsletters which inform parents what their children are going to be and have been learning.