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Curriculum connections maps
As a child learns, information is gradually organised, reorganised and restructured into elaborate networks called schema. Schema or knowledge bases become more complex over time. Our curriculum connections maps show where there are opportunities to join children's thinking together by linking it to previous learning and experiences. This strengthens understanding and helps build long-term memory. The ability to build long-term memory of a body of knowledge and to apply that knowledge is central to improving learning.
There are half-termly curriculum connections maps for every year group. Please look at The Key to see how our colour coding links subjects and previously taught curriculum content with what children are learning each half term.
If you would like any other information about the Grange Park Curriculum please speak to your child's class teacher or the Achievement Leader for their year group. Details of staff can be found in the 'About Us' tab.
National Curriculum spelling lists
The National Curriculum appendix for spelling provides examples of words for each pattern taught. The lists for each year group are a mixture of words pupils use frequently in their writing and those which they often misspell. Other words teachers feel appropriate, for example technical and subject specific vocabulary, may also be taught.
The rules and guidance shown in the appendix are intended to support the teaching of spelling. Phonic knowledge should continue to underpin spelling after key stage 1 but children also need to develop an understanding of the relationship between meaning and spelling where relevant.
The National Curriculum programmes of study for each subject can be found by following the links below:
Year 4 Multiplication Tables Check
Statutory from 2020