At St Nicholas’ Primary School, we have developed an enquiry based and cross-curricular approach to learning. We aim to develop the children’s knowledge, skills and understanding whilst taking into account what the children want to find out. We encourage our children to become independent learners who are also able to collaborate effectively in problem solving situations. Our teachers use innovative and inspirational approaches, tailored to their class and each child’s specific needs, in order to work towards our Vision:

Live, Love, Learn and be Happy..

Our Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 classes comprise of two classes per year group, we have devised a programme of cross-curricular units.  The current medium-term plans can be found within the class pages on our website. For the teaching of phonics, we use the ‘Read, Write Inc’ programme.  We do not use a single reading scheme to teach reading but use a wide variety of books which are colour coded by difficulty. We have many books from the Oxford Reading Tree series as well as others, for example Collins Big Cat and Usborne books.