For more information about what your child is learning please visit their class page in the Class Areas.

We follow Letters and Sounds to teach phonics in EYFS and KS1 and use a variety of resources including some Read Write Inc materials during lessons.

At the end of Year 1 each child takes the 'Phonics Screening Check'.  This is meant to show how well a child can use the phonics skills they’ve learned up to the end of Year 1, and to identify students who need extra phonics help. The Department for Education defines the checks as “short, light-touch assessments” that take about four to nine minutes to complete. 
The checks consist of 40 words and non-words that each child will be asked to read one-on-one with a teacher. Non-words (or nonsense words, or pseudo words) are a collection of letters that will follow phonics rules that have been taught, but don’t mean anything – children will need to read these with the correct sounds to show that they understand the phonics rules behind them.

Our Curriculum
Each year group has a set plan for each subject for the school year.  The curriculum overview for 2018/19 for each year can be found below.

Annual Curriculum Overview Maps

Our curriculum is broken down into six half-termly segments and each class has a topic with more detailed learning objectives.  Each class teacher sends home a copy of the current topic and subject learning at the beginning of the half-term.  These can also be found by clicking the class links below or on the class noticeboard pages.
Year 1 , Year 2 , Year 3 , Year 4 , Year 5 , Year 6

We are teaching the cursive script in handwriting across the school.  

Starting in Early Years with printing formation and then joining letters from Year 1.



French is taught in KS2.  
All pupils have remote online access to the Language Angels interactive Games.  

·       Login to game play area by clicking button on Language Angels home page

·        Login with USERNAME  Springside1 and PASSWORD frenchgames.

·        Select how you will be playing the games (on a COMPUTER or TABLET).

·        Select your LANGUAGE

·        Pick your GAME and play!

See our Class Dojo page for information on our school reward system.

Click on the picture below to find out about our Kagan learning system.