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Water Orton Primary School

Attleboro Lane, Water Orton, Birmingham,

B46 1SB (0121) 7472851

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At Water Orton Primary School we place great importance on learning to read well.


In Reception and Key Stage One (Years 1 and 2) children will learn to read and spell simple words using phonics, by breaking down or building up words using the sounds that letters make.


We mainly use the 'Letters and Sounds' scheme for this work but use a range of other resources to support learning in this area, such as 'Bug Club / Phonics Bug' and 'Jolly Phonics'.


Our main reading schemes are  Collins 'Big Cat' for guided reading in school. We also use a range of other texts including 'Oxford Reading Tree' and 'Bug Club'.


For reading at home we use a range of texts including fiction, non-fiction and poetry. In the early years children will be given a book from one of our reading schemes to read at home. Later on they will be encouraged to choose a text to support and challenge their reading. We strongly encourage children to read a wide variety of books. A really useful selection of e-books can be found on

Curriculum Maps

Year 2018-19

Reading Guidance

  The current mathematical methods used in school


Maths Guidance

Multiplication Addition Division Subtraction
YEAR 1 - 2
YEAR 3-4
YEAR 5-6

Autumn Curriculum Overviews

Reception Year 1-2 Year 3-4 Year 5-6

Handwriting Guidance

Capital Letters Letter-join Cursive Letter Formation Joined Handwriting Examples Printed Alphabet Letter Join Tablet Access

We are now part of the Letter-join handwriting scheme and any of our pupils wishing to practice their handwriting at home can now log in to the Letter-join website on iPads and tablets as well as desktop and laptop computers. There you will find the same, easy-to-use handwriting resources as we use at school. Click the links for more information and support about Letter-join.



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