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Horrabridge Primary and Nursery School

Discovering, Learning and Achieving Together


Curriculum Intent  

The design and delivery of our curriculum enables pupils to: 

Embed key skills, knowledge and concepts in order to secure retention and fluency. 

Apply skills, knowledge and concepts creatively. 

Reflect on learning, celebrate progress and identify next steps. 

Gain understanding of diversity and develop tolerance, self-respect and respect for others. 

Gain understanding of British Values. 

Develop curriculum capital. 

Take risks and develop resilience. 

Develop self-belief and have high aspirations. 

Develop a sense of responsibility, kindness and respect. 

Develop mindfulness. 


At Horrabridge Primary and Nursery School, we believe that all our children can become fluent readers and writers. This is why we teach reading through Little Wandle Letters and Sounds Revised, which is a systematic and synthetic phonics programme. 


Support for Phonics

These three videos show you how to pronounce the sounds. Notice how the children don’t add an ‘uh’ sound at the end, so they say: ‘t’ not ‘tuh’.


The one link covers: 

Phase 2 sounds - Reception Autumn term 

Phase 2 sounds - Reception Spring term 

Phase 3 sounds - Reception Summer term 

All phase 5 sounds 


Supporting your child with reading

Although your child will be taught to read at school, you can have a huge impact on their reading journey by continuing their practice at home.

There are two types of reading book that your child may bring home:

A reading practice book:

This will be at the correct phonic stage for your child. They should be able to read this fluently and independently.

A sharing book:

Your child will not be able to read this on their own. This book is for you both to read and enjoy together.

Reading practice book

This book has been carefully matched to your child’s current reading level. If your child is reading it with little help, please don’t worry that it’s too easy – your child needs to develop fluency and confidence in reading.

Listen to them read the book. Remember to give them lots of praise – celebrate their success! If they can’t read a word, read it to them. After they have finished, talk about the book together.

Sharing book

In order to encourage your child to become a lifelong reader, it is important that they learn to read for pleasure. The sharing book is a book they have chosen for you to enjoy together.

Please remember that you shouldn’t expect your child to read this alone. Read it to or with them. Discuss the pictures, enjoy the story, predict what might happen next, use different voices for the characters, explore the facts in a non-fiction book. The main thing is that you have fun!


At Horrabridge Primary and Nursery School, we follow a ‘blended’ curriculum approach to mathematics, using White Rose Maths (WRM) planning resources blended with a range of recommended high quality signposted resources, such as materials provided by The National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics (NCETM).


The WRM Schemes of Learning frameworks are aligned with the National Curriculum and help our teachers plan out your child's journey to mastery by making sure they tackle learning objectives in a logical order. The scheme of learning is designed to support the development of reasoning and problem solving alongside fluency to ensure challenge and ambition for all pupils.

It is our belief that having key skills embedded underpins the ability to apply maths to real life scenarios; therefore, through daily ‘Fluency’ teaching at the beginning of each lesson and the learning of these skills, our pupils will develop a fluency in their maths that will lead to a deeper understanding, enjoyment and enthusiasm for mathematics. Please find below resources for our curriculum. There have been small changes to the teaching order of the curriculum this year, highlighted for your child's year in 'Key Changes.'