Curriculum and Reading
Please see individual class topic webs on the 'Class Planning' page.
Please click on the relevant subject to find out more...
(The staff member responsible for the leadership of each subject/area is named in brackets)
Literacy - reading (Literacy Team)
Literacy - writing (Literacy Team)
Literacy - spelling (Literacy Team)
Literacy - handwriting (Literacy Team)
Library (Sarah Weber/Julie Pinner)
Maths (Becky Matthews)
Science (Sarah Whitehouse)
ICT (Tom Cole)
History (Julie Pinner)
Geography (Maria Petherick-Moss)
PE (Becky Matthews)
Art (Sue Gahagan)
DT (Sue Gahagan)
Music (Sarah Whitehouse)
RE (Chloe John)
Collective Worship (Sarah Joskey)
PSHE (Sarah Fletcher)
Languages (ancient and modern) (Annabel Scott)
Early Years Foundation Stage (Sarah Fletcher)
Gifted and Talented (Sarah Joskey)
SENCO (Tracey Jones)
Safeguarding (Sarah Joskey/ Sarah Whitehouse/ Tracey Jones)
In school we teach phonics using the Letters and Sounds programme, supported by the use of Jolly Phonics kinaesthetic actions and stories, and other interactive resources such as Phonics Play games and activities.
As children move through the early stages of acquiring phonics, they practise by reading texts which are entirely decodeable for them from the Phonics Bug scheme.
Once children have a secure knowledge of letter/sound correspondences and can blend words confidently, they access our book-banded reading scheme which has books from various published schemes (Oxford Reading Tree, Rigby Star, Collins) and is designed to give children experience of a variety of reading genres. There are fiction and non-fiction as well as poetry books and plays within the levels.
All children are encouraged to select books from the classroom, library or home to share with their parents to encourage a love of reading.
Once children can read fluently and with good understanding, they self-select books for independent reading from the class libraries, school library or home.