The school follows the National Curriculum in the core areas of English and Mathematics and in the Foundation subjects of Science, ICT, Design Technology, History, Geography, Personal Social and Health Education, Religious Education, Music, Art and Design and Physical Education.

There are three Stages – Foundation Stage for 4-5 year olds, Key Stage 1 for children from 5-7, and Key Stage 2 for pupils aged from 7–11. French is taught as a Modern Foreign Language in Key Stage 2.

Swimming 2019 Year 4 will be taken to the Downs School to swim. This is requirement for the end of KS2 (Yr6).

Teaching of Reading: We use Letters and Sounds progression for teaching systematic phonics. Our reading schemes are bookbanded by colours for progression. Our bookbanded baskets include Oxford Reading Tree, Rigby Rockets and Lighthouse. Jolly Phonics supports FS children learn the first 42 sounds. Read, Write, Inc sentences and cards support Year 1 with the alternative spellings and pronunciations.

Children start the National Curriculum in Year 1 and they progress through to Year 6. Foundation Stage children follow the Early Years Curriculum. Learning objectives for the children to meet will be matched to their abilities and needs but will normally be within the following ranges:

  • The Foundation Stage follows the Early Years Curriculum. Early Learning Goals are foundations that are linked to the child’s early developmental needs and prepare the child to start the National Curriculum in Year 1.
  • Years 1-6 follow the National Curriculum.

 Information on the National Curriculum can be found here.

Our new Entitlement and Enrichment document encompasses how Streatley School meets the requirements of the National Curriculum through our engaging curriculum.

The learning map for the 2018-20 cycle can be found here.

Our teaching approach

Lessons can take place inside and outside of the traditional classroom base, pupils experience whole class, small group and individual teaching. This enables teachers to differentiate between the differing needs of the children. Groups and targeted teaching change daily based on teachers responding to feedback from the children.

All children are encouraged to take ownership of their learning and their personal organisation, as well as being able to work collaboratively with others.

All children are encouraged to accelerate in their learning rather than move onto an extension. We are currently specialising in this through maths. Teachers plan to increase the complexity of the learning task or reasoning for all pupils.

We encourage polite and sensible behaviour and a serious commitment to the raising of standards of each of our pupils. 

We aim to inspire all children to love the world around them through nature, reading and computing.