We are looking forward to seeing lots of parents and carers at our reading stay and play session this Friday (26th May). Please come into school through the front entrance from 1.20pm onwards for a 1.30pm start.
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Welcome to Clarendon Infant School





English Information

Our English Intent is based upon our Curriculum Intent. This closely follows our vision and aims for our school – Pride – Respect – Success. As an Infant School, we believe it is our responsibility to develop the core literacy skills of all our pupils as they are the basis for all future learning and development. Using the Early Years Foundation Stage Strategy and National Curriculum as a basis, age appropriate progression for each core subject has been identified. This has been mapped out to ensure that coverage of identified knowledge is secured across EYFS and KS1. We carefully select the sequence of when, what and how knowledge is taught, revised and embedded and subject leaders review this regularly. Our curriculum is firmly based upon the development of key literacy as dictated by the needs of our children. As part of this, links between phonics, reading and writing are explored and developed on a daily basis.



Reading Challenge 

Dear Parent/Guardian,

Both schools will be running a sponsored reading Book challenge in association with Usbourne Books for two weeks from 20th February to Friday 3rd March.

We would like to invite you to take part in this fun reading challenge. Children are sponsored to complete as many of the challenges in the grid as they can for the duration of the event and all the money raised will go towards brand new books for our schools.

In addition to the sponsorship money, Usbourne will also donate 60% of the total raised in extra free books for the schools. So for every £600 raised, we would get an extra £360 in free Usbourne books.

If you have children in both schools, you can complete this challenge as a family, rather than each child needing to complete is separately. Any money raised can be sent in to either of the schools and we will share the money evenly between the Infants and the Juniors.  

Should you wish to support our sponsored reading challenge, please find enclosed a sponsorship form for your child along with a grid of challenges to complete.

After the event, please send all the sponsorship money that our child/family has raised to the school by Friday 10th March.

English Curriculum Intent and Skills Progression

In Phonics, we follow Twinkl Phonics a programme which has been validated by the DFE. Please see the Phonics Intent, Implementation and Impact below which outlines this further. 

English Information

Below, there are resources and information for all areas of the English Curriculum. There are also links to the National Curriculum for KS1 in English and any related information. 

English Resources

Below, there are resources for all areas of the English Curriculum. In each section of the links, there are resources and more information which can support your child and their learning. If you require any more information or specific resources, please speak to your child's class teacher and they will be able to support you.