Here we provide information on how we teach basic skills. We provide information
about our reading scheme, our approach to phonics and our approach to maths. We
have also provided information about our curriculum.
We use Jolly Phonics. Jolly Phonics is a fun and child-centred approach to teaching
literacy through synthetic phonics. With actions for each of the 42 letter sounds,
together with songs and videos the multi-sensory method is very motivating for children.
Lessons are carefully planned to follow the National Curriculum objectives. Progress
of children’s developing sense of number and calculation strategies is monitored
using maths target walls. This ensures that pupils and teachers are aware of the
next steps to secure mathematical proficiency. A problem solving approach enables
children to recall and apply their developing maths skills.
Our approach to maths
How we teach phonics
Alongside the teaching of the basic skills, each year group covers 6 topics throughout
the year so they can use and apply all their reading, writing and maths skills.
We have provided more detail about each of the topics below.
Lessons are never dull, but a lively mix of teacher-led, group and individual work
aided by a range of interesting resources
Ofsted’s Outstanding judgement 2011
Pupils are full of curiosity and common sense - a credit to the school’s successful
focus on developing inquiring minds and well-rounded individuals.