Phonics, reading and writing in EYFS and Key Stage 1 is taught through the Read, Write Inc. programme alongisde the Pathways to Write programme. 


We follow a Mastery approach to English through 'Pathways to Write'. Units of work are delivered using high quality texts and children in all year groups from EYFS to Year 6 are given varied opportunities for writing. Skills are built up through repetition within the units and children apply these skills in the writing activities provided. Many opportunities for widening children's vocabulary are given through the Pathways to Write approach and this builds on the extensive work we do in school to provide our children with a rich and varied vocabulary.

From Year 2 we use the programme 'Pathways to Read' programme.   

We use the Read Write Inc. Spelling programme once the children have completed the Read, Write Inc Phonics programme. 

You can find the end of year expectations for writing, reading and spoken languages for each of our year groups in the attached 'Overview of English Objectives' documents on this page. 


We use Numicon for Mathematics. Numicon is an approach to teaching maths that helps children to see connections between numbers. Concrete resources are an important part of the Numion approach. 


Due to mixed age classes in Year 1 - 6, foundation subjects are taught on a  2 year rolling programme, known as Year A or Year B.  This  means that throughout the course of two years, children will cover every topic. Some children will cover the topic in Year 1, 3 or 5 and others in Year 2, 4 or 6. This depends on which cycle we are in.

Please refer to the Curriculum Map for Year A and Year B which shows the topics studied by each year group in each year. 

Year A is even years - ie 2022, 2024

Year B is odd years - ie 2023, 2025

In each foundation subject we have identified End Points, Essential Knowledge and Skills and important vocabulary. 


In Religious Education we follow the Blackburn Diocesan Board of Education Syllabus known as Questful RE. We also use other resources including Understanding Christianity.

Please refer to Church School Status Page for more information about RE and Collective Worship. 


Should you wish to find out more about any element of our curriculum please contact the Headteacher at


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