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Our Curriculum

At Little Horsted CE Primary we seek to provide an exciting and stimulating curriculum for our learners. Our curriculum follows learning journeys/enquiry questions for each class and meets all the National Curriculum requirements. Please see our curriculum and class pages for more information.


At Little Horsted we want to encourage a love of reading and books. We teach children a variety of reading strategies including phonics, whole-word recognition and reading for meaning This year we are introducing Supersonic Phonic Friends to support the teaching of phonics.

Please click below for parent information and ideas on their website. We will be offering parent workshops to support the introduction of this new scheme.


Foundation Stage and Key Stage One 

Our DFE-validated, complete systematic Phonics scheme (Supersonic Phonic Friends) is delivered daily to all children Reception to Y2.  This daily quality-first Phonics teaching follows a consistent teaching sequence, which is based upon the review, teach, practice, apply and review approach. This is supplemented with a variety of resources to ensure children’s phonic attainment allows them to become fluent readers as they progress through Early Years and Key Stage 1.

To enable our children to 'keep up' rather than 'catch up', Phonics interventions are delivered to targeted children. Formal and informal assessments are regularly carried out to monitor progress, celebrate successes and identify areas to address. Where relevant in Key Stage 2, Phonics interventions take place following the same approach. 

In Reception, Key Stage 1 and where appropriate Key Stage 2, Reading books are sent home weekly, these are grouped to follow the recommend teaching sequence meaning that children are regularly practising the phonics they are learning in school at home and are at the level most appropriate to each child to secure fluency and confidence in our early readers.

Key Stage 2

 In KS2 we provide daily sessions with a specific focus on reading,  where children are appropriately ability grouped and work in either teacher-led groups or independently. The children develop key skills of decoding, comprehension, prediction and summarising. Structured systems are in place for children who need long- or short- term support.

Our aim is always to encourage independent reading, enjoyment and personal choice. We want our children to develop into confident, fluent and independent readers, who enjoy a wide range of texts and genres.



Further information regarding the National Curriculum can be accessed via the following links and on the class pages:



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