This academic year, we have started an exciting new learning journey here at Radford Semele! We are now learning many of our subjects through new curriculum themes each term.


You can see an overview of our themes below. For more detail about what the children will learn during the Autumn Term, please refer to the curriculum planning documents for each year group. 

Curriculum Intent

Curriculum Theme Overview 2019-20


We teach children to read using synthetic phonics through the 'Letters and Sounds' scheme of work. We use a rich variety of resources to support this including letters and soundsphonics play and songbirds reading scheme. Phonics are the sounds that letters make and learning them helps children to decode words and begin to read and write. ‘Letters and Sounds’, like all phonic schemes, is organised in phases that build the complexity of the phoneme (smallest unit of sound) and graphemes (the letters used to write the sounds) taught. We organise our children in the Early Years, Year 1 and 2 within the classes and in Key Stage 2 (Years 3-6) across year groups as a catch up.

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