At The Butts Primary School, learning is at the heart of what we do. The curriculum is carefully structured and planned to provide progression within subjects across the whole school.
The school follows the National Curriculum (see below for the document) for English, Mathematics, Science, History, Geography, Art and Design, Computing, Design and Technology, PE and Music. French and music lessons are taught by specialist teachers for all children, from year R-6. We teach Religious Education using the Hampshire Agreed Syllabus for RE (which can be found here). We have recently updated our PSHE curriculum (see below for more information). Each class organises its learning around a central topic – where appropriate, as many links as possible are made between the different curriculum areas. Please see the curriculum overviews and the curriculum policy for more detailed information.
Teachers here strive to make learning interesting by providing stimulating resources and a wide range of experiences. We expect children to match this commitment with effort and the desire to do their best. We aim to involve the children in the responsibility for their own learning, with support where necessary.
Assessment is an integral part of our teaching so that we can give feedback to both children, parents and other stakeholders. Teachers carefully plan their teaching to take account of individual children’s needs and adapt tasks to increase the challenge, to consolidate previous learning or to provide support when needed.
In Early Years and Key Stage 1, we follow the 'Letters and Sounds' scheme for phonics teaching. More information about Letters and Sounds can be found below. For reading, we use ‘real books’, which have been banded into colours for each stage of the children’s reading.
Please find in this section:
+ Class letters
+ Class Curriculum overviews
If you have any queries about our school curriculum please contact the school office who will be able to put you in contact with the right member of staff.