All about the Fairfield curriculum!
Should you require additional curriculum details, please contact your child's teacher or the school office.
The documents below outline the main topics covered in each year group and subject. We hope these plans provide you with the topic and content information so you can continue to support your child’s learning outside of the classroom. We have ensured our curriculum places literacy and numeracy at the forefront although as always, we are ensuring that all subjects have their rightful place within the curriculum. We have ensured that the curriculum we offer your child is balanced, exciting, and enriched and fully equips your child with knowledge, skills, tolerance, and understanding of the 21st-century world.
Our curriculum is focused on a knowledge and vocabulary-based approach. We have taken careful consideration with regards to the structuring of our curriculum to enable children to make links within their learning both across year groups and across subjects. The documents below help outline our approach to the curriculum at Fairfield.
At Fairfield, we work hard to ensure children remember what they are taught in the long term which we hope will greatly enhance children's understanding of the world and make learning new concepts easier and more enjoyable.
In respect of particular literacy-based schemes, in the Foundation Stage and Key Stage One, 'Sounds Write' is used for the daily phonics sessions. We believe that Sounds-Write is effective in teaching pupils to read, spell and write because it starts from what all children know from a very early age – the sounds of their own language. From there, it takes them in carefully sequenced, incremental steps and teaches them how each of the 44 or so sounds in the English language can be spelt.
In EYFS and Year 1, children read decodable reading books from Sounds-Write and Dandelion Readers. These books are fully decodable texts that build on the knowledge or ‘code’ that is being taught during Sounds-Write phonics lessons.
Mr M Tuckwell