The National Literacy Strategy provides the basis for our teaching of Literacy however we take a creative approach to Literacy linking with theme and giving purpose to learning. This is taught daily, and develops the skills of written and verbal communication.

We aim to equip the children with the ability and confidence to express themselves with clarity. Through speaking and listening activities, we help children to sustain and develop their ideas and adopt active listening strategies.

Drama is used as a medium to learn across the curriculum, providing opportunities to improvise, work in role and perform. Children are encouraged to work collaboratively and join in group discussions; they are also taught the skills of critical analysis.

Children are equipped with the important skills necessary to read for both enjoyment and understanding. We aim to foster a love of reading and have a well-stocked library containing a broad range of both fiction and non-fiction books.

There is a progressive reading scheme that is used to support the teaching of specific reading strategies such as using phonics, visual and contextual clues.

Much time is spent during a typical week with reading opportunities, including individual, group and class reading.

All children have a reading book that they will bring home on a daily basis for you to share and enjoy with them.

Your child's education at Little Harrowden Primary School spans seven years and is divided into three phases: Foundation Stage (Reception Class), Key Stage One (Years 1 and 2) and Key Stage Two (Years 3,4,5 and 6).

The school curriculum encompasses the sum total of learning opportunities that your child will experience whilst at school. It is planned with clear progression and cohesion to make learning experiences relevant and meaningful. The framework of the National Curriculum is the basis on which learning is organised; National Curriculum subjects are sometimes taught separately, at other times we adopt a more thematic approach.

We consistently aim to build on your child's previous learning experiences and engage them in a level of work that is appropriate to their needs.

Teaching Time
Foundation Stage 22.5 hours
Key Stage 1 22.5 hours
Key Stage 2 23.75hours

The above times exclude registration and assemblies.

In addition to the National Curriculum, the children's learning is extended through enrichment activities such as visits and visitors, and extra-curricular activity clubs.

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