The National Curriculum lays out the requirements for the teaching of English. The documents below, produced by Julie Sargent of InnovatEducation, outline the requirements for each year group.
The National Curriculum lays out the requirements for the teaching of mathematics. We follow the Scheme of Learning produced by White Rose.
Influenced, inspired and informed by the work of leading maths researchers and practitioners across the world, White Rose Maths brings together a team of highly experienced and passionate maths teaching experts to train, guide, help and support all those who want to make change happen in their schools.
We have chosen White Rose as our scheme of learning because they are committed to building a whole new culture of deep understanding, confidence and competence in maths – a culture that produces strong, secure learning and real progress. Culturally, it has long been thought that there are some people who ‘can do maths’ and some who can’t. We know this is not the case.
The White Rose and St. Ebbe’s mantra:
With this mantra, we produce assured, happy and resilient mathematicians who relish the challenge of maths. They become independent, reflective thinkers, whose skills not only liberate them in maths but also support them across the curriculum.
You can find details of content for each term here: White Rose Schemes of Learning
We supplement White Rose with ‘Maths No Problem’ which is based on the Singapore Maths approach as well as resources from NRich.
Useful Maths Resources
- Calculation Policy (on Policies & Procedures page)
- Glossary of Mathematical Terms
- Stories Booklist for Maths
- What can I say to help?
- Dice Games
The St. Ebbe’s Curriculum for Compassion
Our curriculum is as rich in humanity as it is in knowledge.
Working with Dr. Debra Kidd, we have developed planning for foundation subjects around inquiry questions which engage children of all ages in deep thinking about the past, present and future of our planet with compassionate studies of the humans which have, do or will inhabit it. In a nutshell, it is a curriculum designed to empower our learners to change the world.
Ensuring that children are successful academically is a crucial part of education but of paramount importance is that they also learn how to live successful and happy lives where they are informed, courageous advocates of the things that matter to them.
With the skills, experience and passion in our staff team, we have begun to build a curriculum on the principles above. Employing a consultant with in-depth knowledge of curriculum development provided expertise and inspiration, access to cutting-edge research, as well as ongoing support and challenge.
Much of what we are teaching links explicitly to Literacy and in part to mathematics.
Below you can find our projects for the year. Please note that we are still developing these as we progress through our journey.
For an explanation of our long term planning document please click here.
Project Planning for Autumn 2019
- EYFS: What makes a happy planet?
- Year 1: How can we create a classroom where everyone feels included?
- Year 1: Is there such thing as a good or bad person?
- Year 2: Can you judge a book by its cover?
- Year 3: What does it take to be a superhero?
- Year 4: Who owns a country?
- Year 5: How can we feed 10 billion?
- Year 6: Is success the same for everyone?
Project Planning for Spring 2020
- EYFS: What if the dinosaurs came back?
- Year 1: How do stories shape what we think?
- Year 2: Is fire the most important discovery humankind has ever made?
- Year 3: What does Humankind Need? Do We Need Art and Why?
- Year 4: Can We Future-Proof our Planet?
- Year 5: Why do children need rights?
- Year 6: What Does the Earth Show To Tell Us Our Story of Humankind?
Project Planning for Summer 2020
- EYFS: How Can We Find the Beauty in our Wonderful World?
- Year 1: How Can We Help Other People Feel Like They Belong?
- Year 2: Is Water the Most Precious Thing in the World?
- Year 3: Do we need all that we have?
- Year 4: What is the purpose of education?
- Year 5: Do We Have the Power to Change the World?
- Year 6: A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Inquiry question TBC)
Music at St. Ebbe’s
We offer many musical opportunities at St. Ebbes and encourage children to join in!
*All children take part in class music lessons.
*We have weekly Key-Stage 1 and 2 singing for all children: we sing a broad range of songs: in parts and in rounds, for assemblies, from musicals, topic-linked, African songs etc. We also listen to music from different cultures, times and in various styles.
The children are also offered the following:
Choir – weekly at lunchtime with many performance opportunities.
Orchestra – workshops and a performance twice a year.
Musical Theatre Club – weekly after school with performances twice a year.
A school concert twice a year when our choir, orchestra and soloists (all abilities) perform.
Instrumental music lessons. We have visiting teachers for:
Violin and cello
Festival of Voices.
We also take part in the Festival of Voices at Dorchester Abbey once a year with a group of 30 Year 4 children.
Once a week children dance to beautiful Indian music at our Bollywood club!
At Christmas, our KS1 children put on a lovely Christmas play.
In July, KS2 produce a fabulous summer musical outside in our school grounds, including singing and a children’s band.
Last but not least, we have a great range of instruments from different parts of the world for our children to explore.