A Typical day
A typical day at Canklow in Key Stage 1 and 2:
Many children begin their school day at 8:00 am where they enjoy a substantial, healthy breakfast. This is then followed by activity in one of the pre-school activity clubs.
8:40 classroom doors open and children arrive to take part in the range of activities offered as part of a maths carousel. In Key stage 1 on two days parents can join their child for Reading activities.
Maths carousel – while the class practice and use mathematical skills to play games and undertake investigations the teacher spends time with children who need help with misunderstandings from the previous days work.
9:00 am Guided Reading – the class is organised into ability groups and given focussed tasks. Children may read eBooks, listening books, read newspapers, comics, nonfiction and fiction texts. In key stage 1 the focus is on developing fluency and confidence and stamina. In key stage 2 the focus is on Reciprocal reading - developing independence, resilience, reading stamina, comprehension. At all stages a love for reading is fostered. The children practice their phonics using Letters and Sounds.
9:30am Early Years – Phonics - We currently teach phonics through Letters and Sounds and RWInc.
Key Stage 1 RWInc. - We currently teach phonics through RWInc. this approach is continued where required in Key Stage 2
Key Stage 1 – Spelling Punctuation and Grammar – We follow the National Curriculum
Key Stage 2 Spelling Punctuation and Grammar – We follow the National Curriculum
9:45 am Classes choose whether to study Literacy or Numeracy
Literacy - Often the writing can be linked to the main topic. We teach a different genre every two weeks.
10:45 am 11:00 am BREAK
11:00 am Numeracy/Literacy
12:00 – 12:50 LUNCH
12:50 – 1:00 pm Handwriting – We use the Sheffield Handwriting Scheme this practice is often combined with Spelling
RE and the non-core subjects are delivered during the afternoon
Variations in the timetable occur for PE, assemblies and special events.
To find out more about our curriculum please follow the link below