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At Finchale Primary School we are proud of our curriculum and the range of experiences we provide for our children. All aspects of our curriculum are accessible to all children, irrespective of their ethnic background, gender, disability, religious or linguistic background. We strive hard to meet the needs of those pupils with special educational needs, those with disabilities, those who are more able, those with special gifts and talents and the children who are learning English as an additional language. We provide a rich, challenging curriculum, which stretches all of our children. Staff are aware of children who have exceptional talents and gifts and monitor or track their progress carefully to ensure their academic potential or talent is continually developed. Our Statement of Intent is set out below:

Phonics and Reading Schemes used in KS1.

In Reception we introduce sounds with "Jolly Phonics" and follow the "Letters and Sounds" programme throughout the year, continuing into Years 1 and 2. We use the "Oxford Reading Tree" and "Collins Big Cat" reading schemes.