Our mixed Year Group classes are placed into Key Stages. We have one EYFS class (Giant Class - 15 children maximum intake), one mixed Year 1 and Year 2 class (Trendle Class - 30 children maximum intake) and one mixed Year 3 and Year 4 class (Abbey Class - approximately 30 children intake).
We are now teaching from the revised New National Curriculum 2014. http://www.primarycurriculum.me.uk/
We have a thematic approach to the curriculum where by we try to link all the learning to umbrella topics.
In addition to this curriculum approach we have discrete Phonic & Spelling teaching sessions in all classes, usually four times a week. We currently use the 'Letters and Sounds' Phonics programme to support our teaching of phonics. We also have guided reading and independent reading activities each day.
The children also have regular, short, timetabled sessions focusing on handwriting and grammar from Year 1 up to Year 4.
We have a strong focus on learning dispositions and how to be a successful learner. We are always trying to become more self-aware, thinking about how to succeed, challenge ourselves and improve.
Our values are strong and driven by our faith. All our rewards are linked to how we behave according to our values and how we are developing as learners.
Cerne Abbas CE VC First School has been awarded two curriculum-based awards: Eco-Schools Green Flag and Rights Respecting Schools Level 1.
Please find below the topic overviews, topic webs and medium term planning that show the specified topics and areas of learning in each subject for each class for each half term.
Please note due to having classes of two year groups we teach a two-year rolling programme: Year A and Year B. For the academic year 2015 - 2016 we are teaching our Year B curriculum.