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Core subjects

Core Subjects













English is a part of all the subjects of the National Curriculum. The skills we aim to develop are Reading, Writing, Oracy, Grammar, Spelling and Punctuation. We predominantly teach English through a storytelling approach to enhance children's experimental language. Read Write Inc is used to teach early reading through a phonetic approach to learning language. We use Accelerated Reader to promote a love of reading and check for reading comprehension. 


'Words and language are humans most powerful weapons'














In Mathematics the three main aims we embed in our learning are: fluency (fast recall), reasoning (discussing methods used) and problem solving (using skills in everyday life).  Across the school from Year 1 to Year 6, we follow the AET Mathematics Scheme and Early Years follow NCETM and White Rose Maths to ensure curriculum coverage. 


'Maths may not teach us how to add love or subtract hate, but it gives us every reason to hope the every problem has a solution' 













The aim of science teaching is to encourage children to develop their own skills of questioning, observing, measuring, recording, making predictions and devising tests. Children learn in all three area of science: biology, chemistry and physics and all their learning is underpinned by working scientifically.  


'The science of today is the technology of tomorrow' 







  • These subjects are taught both through topic work and as individual areas.
  • English and Mathematics are both taught for at least one hour a day

White Rose Maths for the Foundation Stage

Early Years NCETM Curriculum Coverage