Through consultation with pupils, parents and governors and extensive meetings involving the whole staff body, we have redesigned our school curriculum.
Our enriching curriculum provides a broad range of inspirational learning experiences both inside and outside the classroom. We engage children in their learning through interesting and relevant themes which cover the statutory requirements of the new National Curriculum. The Immanuel Curriculum also reflects our school vision and values and prepares children to play an important role as responsible and active citizens of Streatham, London, Britain and the world.
Our curriculum drivers of ‘Character,’ ‘Community’ and ‘Spirituality’ are at the heart of our curriculum and during each learning theme; opportunities will be planned for children to explore and personally develop in these areas.
Reading in Key Stage 1
Reading has a high profile at Immanuel & St Andrew. We take pride in our class book corners and each week children and classes from both Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 visit out school library and choose from the vast range of stimulating books that are on offer. Each year a significant amount of money is committed to the purchase of reading books and reading materials.
We use a variety of reading resources and materials to support the teaching of reading. In Early Years and Key Sage 1, phonics is taught systematically using 'Jolly Phonics' and 'Letters and Sounds'. We have a large stock of reading books from Ginn, Rigby Star and Harper Collins publishers, which are changed two times per week in Key Stage 1. Parents are encouraged to read to their child each night as part of their homework.
The statutory requirements of the new National Curriculum are outlined in the documents below.