Core Subjects

The following subjects are taught weekly, alongside our immersion curriculum. 
 
RE

As a church school, RE and values education are at the heart of our curriculum.
Please use the links below to find out more about how we teach RE at Amberley.

MATHS
 

Maths is taught using the White Rose Hub planning and additional material. Lessons take place daily and include maths clinics and early work dedicated to reviewing past learning in order to maintain knowledge and understanding.

​Daily estimation challenges

​Can you work out what comes next?

A great selection of games based in maths

All children in Y1-6 have an access code and their teachers set challenges on this. It is a really useful resource. Please use it!

This website is simply fun. There are a lot of number games, a lot of logic games where the children don’t even realise they are doing maths, and a lot of games that I can’t work out how they fit on a maths website!

This is, on the whole, set at a higher level than primary school, but has demonstrations of some maths that could help your children.

This website is simply fun. There are a lot of number games, a lot of logic games where the children don’t even realise they are doing maths, and a lot of games that I can’t work out how they fit on a maths website!

Lots of year group specific maths activities that are simple but effective.

Some lovely activities, games and on-line competitions for children from 6 to 11.

BBC bitesize always provide good educational content. This is aimed at the end of Key stage 2.

A wide variety of games, learning tools and activities for children of all primary ages.

Superb for learning tables! And very addictive!

One of Mr Beech’s favourites: beat the goalkeeper with a range of maths activities.

 
ENGLISH

At Amberley Primary we believe that high quality teaching in English is integral to children's learning across the curriculum. The basic skills of reading and writing open the doors to all other areas. English is taught daily as a discreet subject throughout the school and is also taught in a cross curricular context, raising the standards of reading and writing in other subject areas.

We use the Oxford Reading Tree Scheme throughout the Foundation Stage, KS1 and KS2 as well as introducing the children to the Dewey decimal system in our library, where the children are free borrow books that interest them.

We are also privileged to have a Gloucestershire County Education English lead on our team. 

Make any words with this useful game.

Spelling, punctuation and grammar revision.

Visual resources to engage children and help them become enthusiastic writers.

A useful site with huge amounts of free resources.

A selection of interactive games for all phonic phases. Mostly simple games.

printable resources for each of the Letters and Sounds phonic phases, also links to games aligned with each phase.

A great selection of games that link well with games in Letters and Sounds.

Phonic game with choice of difficulty (some HFWs, some vowel blends, very varied)

Lots of information and guidance for parents/carers

Activities for all phases

Useful page which demonstrates pronunciation of all sounds.

A subscription site for SPaG practice.

 
PHONICS

At Amberley Parochial Primary School we follow the LCP (3rd Edition) Letters and Sounds plan using resources from the RWI scheme.  We also use the ‘Fred Frog’ system of teaching letter sounds (pure sounds) using the mnemonic associated with each sound.  Each lesson comprises of 5 parts; Revisit & review, Teach, Practise, Apply, Assess.  Lessons are taught daily for 30 minutes, in appropriate phase groups of approximately 8-10 children, at the beginning of each day. 

Phonics is assessed according to the assessment timetable. Children identified as being at risk of not passing the Year 1 Phonics Screening Test have additional support during the spring terms.

HANDWRITING

At Amberley Parochial, we believe that children should learn to take pride in their work and as such, handwriting and presentation skills need to be taught carefully.

In Reception, children are taught a non cursive script. This is then developed, when the children are ready, into a continuous cursive style. The link below demonstrates how joins are formed. (Please ensure you have selected the continuous cursive options).

 
PE

At Amberley we take PE seriously and  as such employ specialist PE teachers who not only take PE lessons themselves, but also teach alongside school staff to ensure continued professional development.  

 
 
COMPUTING

In an increasingly technological society, it is important that our children are well equipped to tackle the constantly changing world of computing. Computing is taught across the school and we are fortunate to have the support of well qualified governors as well as a technical team of students on top of the ICT support service that we use to ensure our equipment (and staff!) is up to date. E-safety is a high priority and children are taught how to keep themselves safe online.

Information on how to keep safe online.

A fantastic website for future programmers.

A wide range of computing topics are explained and there are many resources on this website.

Did you know that Safe Search does a Google Search so you don't need to go to Google.com?

 
SPANISH

Spanish is taught weekly by a specialist Spanish teacher, from Year 2 to Year 6.

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Amberley, Stroud
Gloucestershire GL5 5JG