'an outstanding school' Ofsted 2013
At Holy Trinity we aim to provide an outstanding education for all children where they can be challenged and stimulated within a supportive environment. Using the National Curriculum 2014 and the most recent statutory assessment guidelines we have developed our own creative skills-based curriculum through which we strive to foster a lifelong love of learning.
In Reception and Year 1 we use the Oxford Reading Scheme
In Years 2 - 6 we use Accelerated Reader
We also use Read, Write Inc. a phonics and spelling intervention scheme throughout the school
Please click on the link below to read our curriculum overview for 2016/17
If you would like more information about the National Curriculum 2014 you can read The National Curriculum in England: KS1 & 2 Framework Document (DFE)
We are currently developing a new SRE (Sex and Relationships) curriculum in partnership with the Christopher Winter Project as recommended by Merton.
Please find further information here.
We have a specialist Music teacher who teaches Music throughout the school and a French teacher who teaches children from Year 2 up to Year 6.
French and Music Curriculum maps can be found below
As a school, we are continually striving to improve our writing and as of this week we are incorporating a technique called 'Big Write' across Years 1 to 6. The theory behind this technique is that "if a child can say it, a child can write it" and in order to develop children's writing we need to develop their language and grammar through talking. Children writing as they speak is something we often encounter and so we are very excited about implementing the Big Write at Holy Trinity.
Once a week your child will have a very different literacy lesson, where during the first half they will play grammar/writing games in order to build up to the second part of the lesson, where they will write independently. This will be in a calm environment, around the genre being focused on that week. As part of this we will be setting 'Talk Homework'; with the aim being to talk around a subject with your child in order to prepare them for their writing for the following week.
Please click HERE for further information on Talk Homework.