The staff at Victoria Primary School designed the school curriculum with the aim of making a positive difference to the life chances of each of our pupils, no matter what their individual background may be. We believe that the curriculum must always take account of our pupils’ life contexts as well as their social, linguistic and academic starting points if it is to enable and challenge our pupils to learn and grow into successful individuals.
Pupils at Victoria Primary School learn through a curriculum that will:
- creatively engage, inspire and be fun
- be purposeful and relevant to the lives of families in our community
- celebrate every pupil’s social and cultural background whilst also teaching the British values that make us ‘one’
- embrace, nurture and highlight every pupil’s uniqueness
- open their eyes to new ideas, perspectives, activities and experiences
- use real, hands-on experiences from the many rich resources on our doorstep
- be academically cohesive so that pupils make intuitive links across their learning, including through opportunities to apply their growing skill set across the curriculum
- be flexible enough to be truly inclusive of all learning needs
- provide challenge and aspiration through high expectations for all
- be enabled through the passion and knowledge of the staff team
Through these principles, Victoria Primary School pupils will become independent and positive members of society who consistently demonstrate the qualities of our school motto:
– BE KIND –
What is learned each term?
You can download our full curriculum document from the sidebar on the right of this screen.
How is Early Reading Taught?
The school uses the Letters and Sounds Programme alongside the Nottingham City Council Phonics Programme.
In Early Years and Key Stage 1, pupils have two 20 minute Phonics lessons every day. During the first session the children work in smaller groups with other children who are working within the same learning phase. During the second session the children work within their class at the age-related Phase. During both of these sessions the children learn different sounds (phonemes) and how to read (blend) and write (segment) using the knowledge of these sounds.
Pupils apply all of this knowledge in their writing.
How can I find out more?
Your child's class teacher can talk to you more about the lessons taught each day. Alternatively, you can make appointment to speak to the Head of School who is responsible for maintaining the School Curriculum.