Our School Curriculum

Maths
 
We use a CPA approach, teaching the children concrete, pictorial and abstract concepts.
We use White Rose and NCTEM resources and our children also really love playing TTRS to help with their times tables knowledge. 
We use Same Day Intervention (SDI) in Maths. While pupils complete ' The Daily Mile' teachers assess the learning that has already taken place. They can then deliver a follow up session the very same day. This might support or challenge the children; the adults will scaffold the learning where necessary or the children may consolidate what they have already learned. 
 Pupil also access Doodle Maths from home for the opportunity to revisit key learning and apply learning through challenges set.
Every day classes complete fluent in five, reasoning in five or basic skills practise to fluent in 5  to revisit and apply key learning concepts.
English
After break, the whole school listens to their class story and completes English sessions based on the Talk for Writing approach. We also teach handwriting 4x a week. Our focus later in the year will be on spellings. We currently use NoNonsense spelling- at least one session a week. 
Check out our core reading offer too. 
We love words at St Michael's and complete word of the day actvities to help close the vocabualry gap. You'll see the Ninja being awarded to upils each day for excellent application fo this vocabulary.