Reading, Writing and Mathematics

Reading and Writing

In Reception and Year 1 children are taught using a "phonics first" approach to quickly develop reading and writing skills. They have a daily "Letters and Sounds" lesson where they learn grapheme/ phoneme correspondence, the skills of segmenting and blending and build up a sight vocabulary of "tricky" words. Phonically decodable reading books are provided for reading in school and at home (The school uses the "Phonic Bug"  and "Bug Club" schemes).

As children progress, "phonics first" remains at the heart of our approach but from Year 2 onwards they begin to develop their etymological and morphemic knowledge through spelling and reading lessons. They gradually establish rules and strategies for spelling and reading longer, more complex words. They learn how to use context to establish meaning of new vocabulary and develop a wide range of comprehension skills.

Children also learn how to write neatly and fluently with a cursive script right from the start. Writing as readers and reading as writers helps them to develop understanding of a wide range

of genres allowing them to become effective communicators.

 

Mathematics

The last year has seen significant changes to how we teach maths based on our developing understanding of the new national curriculum that was introduced in 2014. Maths is now taught using a "Mastery" model with planning based around key concepts rather than procedures. The aim is for pupils to develop fluency through understanding.Pupils are taught to reason and problem solving.We also aim to teach in such a way that all our children come to understand that everyone can learn maths to a high standard.

Maths Information for Parents

Please use the links below for more information on how we teach maths in Reception, Year 1 & 2:

Division

Addition

Subtraction

Multiplication

 

Year Group Overviews

Please use the links below to see an overview of the Maths curriculum for each year group

Year 1 Maths Overview

Year 2 Maths Overview

Year 3 Maths Overview

Year 4 Maths Overview

Year 5 Maths Overview

Year 6 Maths Overview 

 

Latest News

  • 'Non-Uniform' Day & Cake Sale for 'The Children's Society' - Update
    'Thank you' to everyone who took part and donated on Friday 20th December, 2019, a fantastic £382.71 has been raised for The Children's Society.
  • 'Non-Uniform' Day for Australian Bushfires Charities
    On Friday 17th January, 2020 children can come to school in casual clothes for a minimum donation of £1 per child. If your child does not wish to take part or you do not wish to donate, please ensure your child wears full school uniform.
  • Non-Uniform Day for 'The Children's Society'
    On Friday 20th December, 2019 children can come to school in casual clothes for a minimum donation of £1 per child. If your child does not wish to take part or you do not wish to donate, please ensure your child wears full school uniform.
  • Cake Sale for 'The Children's Society'
    We are having a cake sale for the whole school on Friday 20th December, 2019 for 'The Children's Society'. Children can purchase cakes for a minimum donation of 20p per cake. We are also asking for donations of cakes & biscuits for the sale.
  • Come Festive Day! - Friday 13th December, 2019
    To coincide with our school Christmas Dinner and the PTA`Funtastic Festive Event’, children can to come to school wearing a festive jumper, if they wish. The jumper will replace their school jumper, all other clothing should remain school uniform.
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Latest School Events

Otters Class Swimming Lesson21Jan2020

9:00 am - 10:50 am @ Prestfelde School

Otters Class will be going to Prestfelde School for their weekly swimming lesson.

Shrewsbury School Games KS1 Outdoor & Adventurous Activities (OAA) Festival21Jan2020

12:30 pm - 2:30 pm @ Shrewsbury Sports Village

Some of our Year 2 children are taking part in this event which is lead by Year 5 & 6 Junior Leaders.

Shrewsbury School Games Year 5 & 6 Basketball Competition22Jan2020

3:15 pm - 5:45 pm @ The Priory School

Some of our Year 5 & 6 children are taking part in this 4x4 basketball A Team competition.

Shrewsbury School Games Year 5 & 6 Basketball Competition23Jan2020

3:15 pm - 5:30 pm @ The Priory School

Some of our Year 5 & 6 children are taking part in this 4x4 basketball B Team competition.

Otters Class Swimming Lesson28Jan2020

9:00 am - 10:50 am @ Prestfelde School

Otters Class will be going to Prestfelde School for their weekly swimming lesson.

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