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What does your child learn at school each day?

Find information about our curriculum subjects here.

We plan using the Learning Challenge Curriculum and have two Long Term Plans.



At John T Rice Infant School, the letters and sounds phonic programme is used across the school to support the teaching of reading. Children learn to blend letters and groups of letters together to read words.


All children in F1, F2, Year 1 and Year 2 access a daily, 20 minute discrete, systematic phonics lesson. These sessions follow the sound reading system methodology using the sequence of letters and sounds programme. The discrete sessions are a mixture of Year Group specific coverage and focused group sessions.



At John T Rice Infant School we use a range of reading schemes. We aim to foster a real love of books and want all children to have access to high quality reading material. In order to support the children moving through the different reading stages, all the books are Book Banded in to colours and Free Readers. Children will have a reading diary containing a bookmark of questions related to their current reading stage. We encourage parents to read with their child at home every night and record this in their reading diary. Rewards are given when they reach a certain number of nights.


Switch on intervention is used throughout Key Stage 1 to give extra support to some children.