Core subjects

Core subjects

The Curriculum - Maths and English

We teach English and Maths as discrete subjects and follow the new Primary Curriculum 2014 with additional daily skills based teaching of guided reading, handwriting, spelling and punctuation. We aim to embed the skills learnt in Maths and English through a creative cross curricular approach with real life writing and mathematical opportunities. We use a range of published materials to support the teaching and learning of the children. For example the Oxford Reading Tree, Phonics Bug, Jolly Phonics, Letters and Sounds, Abacus and Espresso.


Writing and mathematical opportunities

In the summer of 2016, pupils across our school achieved outcomes at the Early Years Foundation Stage, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 Standard Assessment Tests (SATs) above Norfolk and national averages.  These results reflect the efforts of staff in delivering high quality teaching and support to allow all our pupils to achieve their very best and the hard work and achievements of pupils and their families in their learning.  Our 2016 results compared to local and national averages are shown below:

Percentages show the children that achieved ‘At Expected’ for their age.

End of Key Stage 2 (Year 6) Achievements 2016

Key Stage 2 Reading

Key Stage 2 Writing

Key Stage 2 Maths

Key Stage 2 SPAG (Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar)

70% of our children reached expected levels compared to 66% of children nationally.

90% of our children reached expected levels compared to 74% of children nationally.

80% of our children reached expected levels compared to 70% of children nationally.

90% of our children reached expected levels compared to 72% of children nationally.

Percentages show the children that achieved ‘At Expected’ for their age.

End of Key Stage 1 (Year 2) Achievements 2016

Key Stage 1 Phonics screening test

Key Stage 1 Reading

Key Stage 1 Writing

Key Stage 1 Maths

88% of our children achieved compared to 81% nationally.

85% of our children achieved compared to 74% nationally.

62% of our children achieved compared to 65% nationally.

62% of our children achieved compared to 73% nationally.