Curriculum Overview

In this section you will find details of the programmes of study and curriculum content for each subject across each year group.

In EYFS and Key Stage 1 the school uses Read Write Inc to support the teaching of phonics and reading. 

We strongly believe that good handwriting is an important skill for children to develop. 

The teaching of Mathematics at Airedale Infant School is based on the three key aims of the National Curriculum: fluency, reasoning and problem solving. As a school, we follow a spiral curriculum which ensures that all areas of Mathematics are continually consolidated and revisited.  We aim to provide children with the ability to reason in a logical way, to recall known facts quickly and confidently so they are fluent in basic skills and to apply mathematics through problem solving in real life contexts and deeper challenges showing mastery of strands. We want to help children to see the links between maths and other subjects and deepen their understanding through investigations and applications of maths across the curriculum.

At Airedale Infants, we encourage the use of concrete objects to aid pupil understanding and incorporate them into our teaching where possible. 

For details of how we teach Mathematics throughout the school and how you can support your child with this, please click here to read our calculation policy. 

The calculation policy explains the approaches that we have to teaching addition, subtraction, multiplication and division and it shows how the methods change as children progress through the school. We hope you find this document useful in understanding how we teach children to carry out calculations.