Phonics Schemes

At Stanstead Nursery and Primary School, we use Letters and Sounds to teach phonics throughout Early Years and Key Stage 1. Once children have progressed through Letters and Sounds, they then continue to develop their spelling strategies and rules according to the spelling expectations outlined in the English National Curriculum. 

Reading Schemes

We currently use a range of reading schemes across the school which is specifically linked to reading levels for both Independent and Guided Reading. In EYFS and Key Stage 1, independent reading books follow the Book Band Scheme. When children are ready, we also use Accelerated Reading where the books are organised according to points and levels. Once a book is completed, children undertake an online quiz to determine whether they can move to the next level.  For interventions, we also use Switch-On which includes one-to-one reading and writing support.


Children in Year 1 to Year 6 follow the National Curriculum for English.


Children in Year 1 to Year 6 follow the National Curriculum for Mathematics. A copy of the school calculation policy can be found below.

Theme Planning

Other aspects of the curriculum are delivered through our half termly learning challenge themes. The long term plan and curriculum plans are attached below. Our medium term planning for these learning themes can be found here.