At Wayfield Primary School, being able to read is considered a key skill that all children should acquire. Children encounter the skills of reading at the school in a number of ways in order to develop their retrieval skills and ability to comprehend and respond to the text, as well as developing their critical reading and prediction skills. Furthermore, children have the opportunity to read and be read to throughout the day. They are encouraged to talk about their books and their reading preferences.
Phonics is taught throughout the school to develop the children’s ability to decode words. This is done through stand alone sessions every day, based on the Read Write Inc programme. The children rehearse and practice skills, combined with opportunities to apply their phonic knowledge during reading. Children are regularly assessed to establish their level of phonic knowledge and are grouped accordingly so that they can access the structured system and build upon their current skill level. Guidance on the key sounds your child will be taught and for a demonstration of the phonic sounds we teach, play this video
English Overview for 2016:
Mathematics at Wayfield
At Wayfield we believe that mathematics is a tool for everday life. We aim to develop a positive and enthusiastic life-long attitude to mathematics that will help children in all aspects of life. Mathematics is taught under the broad headings of number, geometry, measurement, statistics and data.
Maths Overview for 2016
At Wayfield we follow the Dimensions programme for teaching foundation subjects. Topics in the programme have cross-curricular links to English and Mathematics and other subject areas.