Curriculum At St. Augustine’s
Here at St. Augustine’s Catholic Primary we provide a Creative Curriculum based around the Cornerstones Curriculum. With the new National Curriculum being introduced by the Government (2014-15) we have been working hard to refresh our school approach and provision for pupils. As part of this work we have decided to implement the new Cornerstones Curriculum, a nationally recognised approach for delivering outstanding learning opportunities for children.
Children have access to Mathletics and they all have their own login details.
Reading and Phonics
Our Reading Scheme consists of sets of books graded by colour, or ‘book banded’. This is done using guidance from the Institute of Education. We have a wide range of books within each band to provide choice for the children.
For a small minority of children the phonics based approach does not always work on its own and they may need a more personalised approach. Reading Recovery is a highly effective intervention that involves programmes for individual children over a 20 week period.The children make accelerated progress to reach the standard of their peers.
For children who need an extra boost in Yrs 2 – 6 there is a related intervention called BRP. This is delivered by trained Teaching Assistants 3 times a week. This has a really positive impact on the progress of the children who access this support.
For more details on all of the above, and information on our fantastic school library, how we encourage reading for pleasure, our reading partners and, importantly, how parents can support with reading, please take a look at the Reading section of our website. Just click on the menu on the left of this page.