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15/02/24

Early years funding is changing! Please do visit https://t.co/53rGglU3qC to find out more. From September we will be offering places for 2 years olds. Please contact us to arrange a tour of our fantastic nursery. We look forward to welcoming you soon. pic.twitter.com/rOGAqXd0yc

08/02/24

Did you know many working parents can now apply for funding for their 2 year old's childcare? For more details please visit the Childcare Choices website. Our nursery will offering places for 2-4 year olds from September. Please contact us to find out more on 01295 574004 pic.twitter.com/9VMIzxm7tS

08/02/24

Did you know many working parents can now apply for funding for their 2 year old's childcare? For more details please visit the Childcare Choices website. Our nursery will offering places for 2-4 year olds from September. Please do contact us to find out more 01295 574004 pic.twitter.com/htfauAi4wJ

12/01/24

A first for Cherry Fields! We are very excited to have welcomed Tom from into school today. Some excellent budding musicians had their first go with keyboards and guitars today. pic.twitter.com/ozzmLK7blH

07/12/23

We are very proud to show off the fabulous Christmas artwork by our Darwin and Nightingale classes, which is proudly on display at Banbury Library.If you pop down please have a look, they have pride of place as you enter! Amazing work! pic.twitter.com/LmhO1Y2fMm

13/11/23

Please join us at our next open event, in preparation for choosing your Reception places for next September. The Head Teacher will give a presentation, a tour of the setting and allow our prospective families the opportunity to ask any questions they may have. pic.twitter.com/QRfJMG6F46

06/11/23

The Year 3 class have had a very creative day with Banbury BID building their own lanterns, for the Christmas Parade around Banbury Town. Wonderful skills demonstrated by our children and our grown up helpers too! pic.twitter.com/5vhlM1Z4zJ

05/10/23

We would like to say a huge thank you to the "Outstanding" team here at Cherry Fields. Our PTA presented the team with some custom made cakes and a card to show their appreciation and continued support. pic.twitter.com/T0uwAnXSKH

03/05/23

On Friday we had the pleasure of welcoming the Canal and River Trust into school for a water safety assembly. Fabulous engagement from all our pupils and some great information shared. Thank you pic.twitter.com/AAawXJCXFX

26/04/23

Our Year 2 class enjoyed their first cooking lesson this week. Attenborough class made their own dough and chopped the toppings for their pizza's. They then took these home with instructions on how to cook for their dinner! pic.twitter.com/oVeur5USgF

29/03/23

We recently welcome a talented local artist into school to work with our reception class. Delia shared her work, style, media and inspirations as well as running activities with the children allowing them to learn new techniques. pic.twitter.com/bC54lcPBNv

06/03/23

Thank you Banbury Library for sharing these beautiful pictures of our Year 1 and Year 2 class' art work after their trip to the library to celebrate World Book day 2023. pic.twitter.com/o4TfzWAOfu

03/03/23

What a fantastic week celebrating World Book day! We have had breakfast and a book with our families, our reading challenge, school trip to Banbury library and now our favourite book character costumes. pic.twitter.com/PgiYCY5F89

28/02/23

We had a fantastic turn out for our breakfast and a book morning. pic.twitter.com/ivsxxG3XZZ

03/02/23

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03/02/23

We welcomed in some of our parents/carers yesterday to assist with our community art project. They are helping create a fabulous Cherry Tree out of recycling materials. We cant wait to see it completed! pic.twitter.com/xKuiEkVmUv

03/02/23

Here is our fabulous Reception class team dressed up for NSPCC number day! pic.twitter.com/WAqISJoTNF

02/02/23

Congratulations to everyone at Banbury primary school rated as 'outstanding' in very first Ofsted inspection https://t.co/CfXF4f8o7t

02/02/23

We are officially OUTSTANDING!Read the report: https://t.co/lH4NF8tPejWe are also in the local news! Read the report here: https://t.co/rlS9iNGxUWWe couldn't have done this without our amazing staff, pupils and supportive family community - well done everyone! pic.twitter.com/GzUcCQlN25

02/02/23

Congratulations to everyone at Banbury primary school rated as 'outstanding' in very first Ofsted inspection https://t.co/CfXF4f8o7t

English/Literacy

At Cherry Fields Primary School we use the National Curriculum as a basis for our planning within the subject and expect all teachers to follow this principle. Literacy is taught on a daily basis from EYFS to KS1 based on a central high-quality text and supported and enhanced through our topic curriculum areas.  
 
In the Foundation Stage, Literacy forms the basis of one of the areas of learning – communication, understanding and reading. Emphasis is on teaching Literacy through stories and books; through topic links; child initiated learning through play, plus adult intervention; and demonstration and use of language. In KS1 to KS2 teaching and learning usually takes place within a whole class. Good practice in reading and writing is shared and modelled in whole class teaching.  Teachers use a variety of interactive teaching methods to deliver an engaging curriculum and achieve learning objectives.  
 
Our teaching and learning approach across the whole curriculum is based on the Cognitive Load Theory (CLT) developed by Sweller (1988). Within English lessons, we are teaching all children to have a deep and secure understanding of the concepts that they are being taught. In order to do this, our curriculum is designed to reduce cognitive load by ensuring we structure and design lessons in small coherent steps, which organically allows opportunity for the promotion of retention. This allows for an inclusive learning environment where all children are supported to transfer learning from short-term to long-term memory.   
 
Intent:

  • To provide a language rich environment that promotes a culture of communication, reading and writing;  
  • To develop in pupils an interest in and a love of books and literature that will not only support their learning across the curriculum but also enrich their lives;  
  • To value and use books as a basis for learning, pleasure, talk and play;
  • To teach children the craft of writing, including handwriting,  in order to develop in children the confidence and skills to write well for a range of purposes and audience;
  • To teach the basics – spelling, handwriting, grammar  and punctuation – to ensure accuracy within creativity;
  • To foster in pupils the confidence, desire and ability to express their views and opinions both orally and in writing;
  • To raise the standards of communication, reading and writing so that every child makes best progress;
  • To value and celebrate diversity in culture and language.

National Curriculum English Programme of Study

Documents

Letters Home Date  
Spelling all years 05th Dec 2022 Download