At St Paul’s CE (VA) Primary School, we have worked hard on the implementation of the 2014 National Curriculum, developing a 2-year rolling programme which means that Years 1 and 2 work together on a theme, Years 3 and 4 work together and Years 5 and 6 work together.

For the 2017-2018 academic year, we are studying Cycle 1. Some detail can be seen on the attachments below and greater detail can be found termly on Class pages. If you would like to know more about what your child is studying, please speak in the first instance to your child’s class teacher.

Reception Class follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework.


Teaching Reading

The phonics approach used in Reception and KS1 is based on the 'Letters and Sounds' framework; various resources are used in school to teach phonics. Children take part in phonics and reading activities daily. They also take home reading books from different publishers including Dandelion Readers, Songbirds and Oxford Reading Tree to support home learning and promote the important partnership between school and home. It is important that children learn 'pure sounds' when starting on their phonic journeys (see link below for information).