Please find below details of curriculum content studied in each year at Distington Community School. If you would like further information please speak to your child's class teacher.
Please click on each class below to view each classes curriculum maps. These maps are created at the beginning of each year and linked to the children's interests where possible and the learning objectives stated in the National Curriculum. Please note these are subject to change.
If you would like any further information regarding the curriculum at Distington Community School then please see any member of staff who will be happy to help you.
At Distington Community School we follow the Read, Write, Inc phonics programme. All children from Nursery to Year 1 follow the programme to develop their phonics knowledge. We also use the programme to support children who require additional phonics support throughout years 2 - 6.
As of September 2015, Accelerated Reader has become an integral part of our reading curriculum here at Distington Community School. The basic principles of the program are that a student reads a book, takes an online quiz, and gets immediate feedback. Students are able to respond to regular feedback and are motivated to make progress with their reading skills.
Accelerated Reader creates a comprehensive set of reports that reveal how much a student has been reading, at what level of complexity, and how well they have understood what they have read. Vocabulary growth and literacy skills are also measured, giving an insight into how well students have responded to reading schemes and class instruction.
There are over 27,000 reading practice quizzes available on books from over 300 publishers and imprints. Accelerated Reader ensures that there are plenty of books to interest every reader available on the programme.
Strive for Five
Here at Distington Community School, we love to read! Every week we try our very best to read at least five times a week to an adult. If we manage to do this, then we achieve our weekly Strive for Five goal. At the end of each half term all the children who achieve their Strive for Five goal receive a special reward.
Things we must remember:
- We must bring our book bag bags into school every day so that our books can be changed.
- We must get our reading records signed by an adult every time we read.
- Parents and Carers are trying their best to help question us to ensure we understand what we have read.
All children have individual logins to the programs listed below. If you have lost or forgotten your child's login please see their class teacher.
An online activity based program. Each child will be able to access a range of games/ activities tailored to the topics they are studying in class. The activities are designed to be enjoyable and allow children to gain a broader understanding of various areas of the curriculum.
Times Tables Rock Star
Please note only children in Key Stage 1 and 2 have a login for this program.
An online game program which allows children to practice their times tables. Children get to create their own Rock star character and compete against other children to see who can answer each question in the fastest time. Each child's learning will be different depending on what level times table they are studying in class.
An online programme which supports children in the development of their handwriting and letter formation. This programme is accessible to all ages from Nursery to Year 6. It allows the children to refine their handwriting skills and practice these in a fun, interactive manner. Each child has received a log in to access this site at home.
Information to support parents and children's learning with the new Computing Curriculum. This site also has helpful hints and tips linked to E-Safety.