In the Reception class, the children learn about number through the use of Numicon apparatus. Throughout KS1, a CPA approach is used for calculations (concrete-pictorial-abstract), where the children use a range of apparatus, then represent the apparatus using pictures, and finally represent and solve their calculation using a written method. In KS2, we use the Maths No Problem scheme, which is based on a Singaporean approach to teaching maths.
Across the school, we place a strong emphasis on discussion during maths lessons and children are encouraged to verbally explain their thinking.
We use a wide range of different reading schemes which have been ‘banded’ so that books with a similar ‘reading age’ are brought together in one box so that we can more easily match the right book to your child.
We have introduced Read Write Inc, a literacy scheme, to Reception, Year 1, Year 2 and any other children in the school who may need extra support. By the end of Year 2 children will be expected to be reading fluently and expressively and to be independent readers.