Whole School


Years 1 and 2 have a daily maths session focusing on number, measurement, geometry and statistics. The teaching of mathematical fluency, reasoning and problem solving provide the foundations from which the maths lessons are conducted. Each lesson has been planned to give every child the opportunity to develop their mathematical skills through working with an adult, their peers or independently.

Maths skills are boosted through daily Maths Meetings. Maths Meetings cover a variety of areas of the maths curriculum more frequently, involve singing and chanting, are interactive and meet the needs of all abilities.

Throughout the year parents and carers have the opportunity to come into school and learn with their child. Last year we held maths open mornings in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2. Parents and carers also have the opportunity to speak to teachers about how their child is progressing through termly parents evenings.


Literacy lessons focus on the development of speaking and listening, reading and writing. The teaching of spelling, grammar, punctuation and comprehension is embedded throughout literacy lessons. Lessons are planned so that children have the opportunity to work with an adult, with their peers or by themselves.

Children are taught to write for different audiences through a variety of genres. Teachers plan exciting and engaging lessons using quality texts, pictures, videos and first hand experiences as a starting point.

Handwriting is taught at least three times each week and spellings are sent home on a weekly basis for each child in KS1.


We aim to develop confident, fluent and passionate readers and writers from an early stage. We use ‘Super Sounds’ in Nursery, a pre-phonic programme to develop the children’s early reading skills and ‘Essential Letters and Sounds’ in Reception and KS1.

Phonics is taught on a daily basis using the four-part lesson structure (review, teach, practise, apply) All phonics sessions build on children’s prior learning and ensure all children are involved throughout the session.