At St James Infant and Pre-School we teach through a themed approach to the curriculum. All Early Years Foundation Stage and National Curriculum objectives have been grouped into themes. The staff have a variety of resources with which they are familiar and they have autonomy to select the most appropriate of these and suitable lessons or groups of lessons to meet the objectives. Lessons are specifically planned to develop certain skills, concepts, knowledge and understanding.
In September 2014 a new National Curriculum was introduced to Year 1 with Year 2 starting in September 2015. We have revised our themes to include the changes.
To achieve our high standards in English we use the following schemes and resources to support our children's learning: 'Spelling Made Easy', Kinetic Letters (handwriting), Letters & Sounds, Storytime Phonics, Oxford Reading Tree, Project X, Bug Club and Guided Reading Rigby Star.
To support learning in Maths we have adopted a more 'hands on' approach and use the following resources: Maths Hub, White Rose Maths, Power Maths, Numicon, Maths Whizz and Rising Stars.
More detailed information on curriculum delivery and content can be found by looking at our prospectus (see the 'School Information' menu) and by looking at the year group curriculum pages (see the Curriculum menu ).