Prae Wood Primary School

Everyone Valued, Everyone Learning

Welcome to the website for Prae Wood Primary School

Curriculum Information

At Prae Wood, we teach the National Curriculum. This website page is updated regularly to reflect the current teaching systems and Long Term plans. You may also find relevant information by following the link below: 

Department for Education

Building Learning Power

In  Early Years Foundation Stage pupils are introduced to the Building Learning Power Pets and encouraged to identify with the character traits displayed by Caring Caterpillar, Responsible Rabbit, Sensible Squirrel, Tough Tortoise, Wise Owl and Team Ant. These references continue throughout Key Stage 1 encouraging the children to behave positively in a range of both social and learning situations. In Key Stage 2 vocabulary based around the ideas of Resilience, Resourcefulness, Reciprocity and Responsibility is used by pupils and teachers alike with an aim of fostering and encouraging development of pro-social behaviour.

For further details please click here

Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 National Curriculum Long Term Plans, by subject

Please click on the following subjects for further information:

Art and Design Technology

Computing 

English Long Term Text

English Text Coverage

Geography

History

Maths

Calculation strategies for Maths

Modern Foreign Language 

Music

Personal Social Health & Economic Education

Physical Education

Religious Education

Science 

British Values

 

Whole School Long Term Plan, by year group

Early Years Foundation Stage

Nursery

Reception

 

Key Stage 1

Year 1

Year 2

 

Key Stage 2

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Year 6

 

Parent Workshops

If you would like to catch up on information from workshops we have run for parents, please click on the links below

Calculation strategies for Maths

Letter formation rhymes

Early Written Methods in Maths

Problem Solving

STEPS workshop 2018

e-safety workshop 2018

YR Parent Workshops Autumn 2018

PSED

Phonics

Reading and Writing Strategies

Maths

 

Summer A - Curriculum Letters 2018-2019

 

Nursery - Willow

Reception - Oak & Sycamore

Year 1 -  Beech & Pine

Year 2 - Chestnut & Elm

Year 3 - Hawthorn & Larch

Year 4 - Acacia & Blackthorn

Year 5 - Mangrove & Spruce

Year 6 - Banyan & Cedar

 

Summer A - Homework ideas sheets

Year 1 - Beech & Pine

Year 2 - Chestnut & Elm

Year 3 - Hawthorn & Larch

Year 4 - Acacia & Blackthorn

Year 5 - Mangrove & Spruce

Year 6 - Banyan & Cedar

 

Summer - Parent Curriculum Meeting slides

Nursery - Willow

Reception - Oak & Sycamore

Year 1 - Beech & Pine

Year 2 - Chestnut & Elm

Year 3 - Hawthorn & Larch

Year 4 - Acacia & Blackthorn

Year 5 - Mangrove & Spruce

Year 6 - Banyan & Cedar

Key Stage 1 & 2 National Curriculum spelling words

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3 & 4

Year 5 & 6

Homework at Prae Wood

Homework activities are designed to complement and consolidate learning within the classroom as well as enabling children to have the opportunity to research an area of interest in more detail and, as such, the tasks on offer are always varied.  Some may require your child to record whilst others may be of a more practical nature.  Some homework is designed to encourage adult participation (especially with the younger children) or may require your support from home in terms of collecting the resources to make a model.

Homework is not marked in any way. It is the enjoyment and the learning process that is important rather than the finished outcome.

As children move into Keystage Two there is an expectation that most will be beginning to take more ownership over the organisation of which pieces of homework they are going to complete over the half term and when. You might like to spend some time each half term looking over the grid of activities and planning with your child when may be a good time to fit homework around their after school activities and your family calendar.

We do not have any hard and fast rules about the amount of time that should be spent on each item as different children will be capable of recording / presenting their homework in different ways and different families will be able to support in different ways.

Systems for handing in homework are slightly different for different age groups and are noted on the homework grid (please see links above).

In Keystage One children will be invited to share some of their homework with their peers if they want to and will also be given a sticker if they would like one. Children in Lower Keystage Two will also share their homework with their class if they want to. Children in Upper Keystage Two can bring their homework in over the course of the half term as they complete it and they will celebrate with a Homework Showcase at the end of the half term.

King Harry Lane, St. Albans, Hertfordshire, AL3 4HZ

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