Our Curriculum Intent Statement
At Eynesbury Church of England Primary School, our curriculum has been designed to ensure each and every child can ‘live life in all its fullness’ by offering stimulating and awe inspiring learning experiences with Christian values at its heart. We aim to deliver a curriculum that provides our children with rich knowledge and skills. It gives them the opportunities to develop into well rounded individuals ready for each stage in their learning journey.
'OUR PUPILS LEAVE EYNESBURY AS RESPECTFUL, GOOD CITIZENS WITH GOOD MEMORIES, A THIRST FOR LEARNING AND LIFE AND ALL IT HAS TO OFFER.'
We aim to ensure all our children can read well and quickly. This is why we teach reading through 'Essential Letters and Sounds' (ELS) our chosen systematic and synthetic phonics programme. Teaching begins in Pre-School using the seven aspects of Phase 1. In Reception, phonics is taught from the very beginning following the ELS progression, which ensures children build on their growing knowledge of the alphabetic code, mastering phonics to read and spell as they move through school. In Year 1, our children will continue to be taught phonics following the ELS progression. With ELS, phonics does not end at the end of Year 1 but continues as our children move throughout the school with links being made between their GPC knowledge and spelling through our wider reading, spelling and writing curriculum.