Early Years Foundation Stage
In Nursery and Reception, we follow children’s interests to develop their learning through play. The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) sets standards for the learning, development and care of your child from birth to 5 years old:
The National Curriculum
This is the statutory National Curriculum framework which includes the Programmes of Study for all subjects for Key Stages 1 and 2:
Our Curriculum Plans for Key Stages 1 and 2
Please select the links to access any information that you require:
Please also view Our Classes to find out more.
Reading and Phonics
In Lower School, all children take part in regular phonics sessions based on a resource published by the Department for Education and Skills in 2007 called Letters and sounds.
Phonics begins in the early years with listening to distinguish between different sounds in the environment, to develop an awareness of rhyme, and to hear and say sounds in words. Children then move on to linking sounds to letters. We use some of the stories from Jolly Phonics to introduce the letter sounds. We also have a range of resources in school to support teaching and learning, including sandpaper letters to feel, letters to thread, magnetic letters, letters and words to ‘fish’ out of the water, and word and picture matching games.
Our main school reading scheme is Oxford Reading Tree. The books allow the children to practise blending letter sounds to read words, and to recognise ‘tricky’ words by sight. In Upper School, pupils use ‘Reading Pro’. After each book they read, pupils complete a fun quiz. These quizzes support pupils comprehension skills.
Oxford Owl has a free e-book library! As well as our much-loved characters such as Biff, Chip and Kipper, you’ll also find some great non-fiction eBooks and some books used in school, such as Project X Alien Adventures.
Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)
At Leadgate Primary School, we believe that inclusive education means providing all pupils with appropriate education and support alongside their peers. The curriculum is all the planned activities that the school organises in order to promote learning, personal growth and development. Further information can be found in the SEND Information Report.
If you would like to discuss your SEND requirements in detail please contact the school to arrange an appointment.
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