Our aim is to provide an exciting and stimulating curriculum that will engage students in their learning and promote communication and understanding.
We strive to challenge each individual to develop their own skills and build confidence and self-esteem.
Freemantles has a separate Social Curriculum that enables us to address specific topics that our students can find difficult to understand and respond to appropriately. Please scroll to the bottom of this page for further details.
In the Primary Department at Freemantles, we follow topic based learning. The Early Years (Year R) class has a separate programme that enables staff to address specific areas of learning within the Early Years Goals. The remainder of the department, Years 1 to 6, follow a 3 year rolling programme. The topic based approach enables us to address some specific areas of learning e.g. English and computing. We aim to address learning with a cross curricula approach which engages children and helps them to build skills in learning and thinking, and also personal, emotional and social skills, enabling them to transfer knowledge and understanding to all areas.
Maths and Science are not always easy to incorporate into topics and will be sometimes be addressed separately. These are intended to be for each Key Stage, but are also dependent on each individual's readiness to access learning.
Key Stages 1 and 2 (Years 1 to 6)
Phonics and Reading Schemes
Across the primary department at Freemantles we use a wide range of schemes to teach phonics including Letters and Sounds and Jolly Phonics. Due to the way in which our students learn we provide a variety of activities to enable them to learn and apply their phonetic knowledge and understanding.
We follow a colour band reading system which encompasses a selection of different reading schemes: Oxford Reading Tree, Sails, Reading 360, Dandelion Readers, Foundations, Sunshine Spirals, All Aboard, Storyworlds and Literacy Links Satellites. With these we aim to provide an assortment of different texts and literature which will encourage students to enjoy sharing and reading books.
How to find out more about the Curriculum at Freemantles
For more information on any aspect of our curriculum, please contact the school office in order to discuss with the relevant Assistant Headteacher.