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At Inglewood Community Nursery and Infant School, our learning environment is creative and purposeful and supports our belief that everyone matters.

Key Stage 1 Curriculum

We build on the creative learning behaviours that your child has developed in the EYFS and continue our topic-based approach, as well as teaching explicit subject lessons such as English, mathematics, computing and physical education.

Whole School approaches

We teach phonics every day using Little Wandle Letters and Sounds Revised. We use reading books which are carefully sequenced and matched to pupils' reading levels. Our older pupils read in groups, with an adult, three times per week. We also encourage reading for pleasure and have many welcoming reading areas throughout school. Spoken language and writing is a particular focus throughout school and we use the lively Talk for Writing approach.

We use the 'Mastering Number' programme to teach regular fluency sessions in maths. White Rose Maths is used in Reception and Key Stage 1 for daily mathematics lessons.

We support all our learners to develop behaviours for learning through using a Stop, Understand, Move-On (SUMO) approach. We also encourage children to develop a positive approach to learning through JONK (The Joy OF Not Knowing). Pupils enter the 'JONK den' to learn to learn new things. 

We complement this with our classroom management which allows learners to work individually, in pairs, in mixed-ability and in challenge groupings.