We are a Small School with Big Aspirations and a Huge Heart.

Please see information relating to the curriculum content for each academic year group. Should you require any additional information relating to the curriculum, please contract the school and we will direct you to the appropriate member of the teaching team.

Our Curriculum

Religious Education Curriculum

We follow the Hertfordshire Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education. Should you require a hard copy of this syllabus, please contact the office who will be glad to help you.

Phonics and Reading Scheme

At Sarratt C of E Primary School we use a synthetic phonics programme to teach reading called ‘Read Write Inc.’ produced by Ruth Miskin. 

Read Write Inc. phonics is a method of teaching reading which is centred around learning the sounds of the letters (phonics), and then blending them together to individual sounds in order to write them.

How it works

RWI is taught throughout Reception and Year 1, continuing into Year 2 for children who remain on the programme. The children are assessed and work at a level that is appropriate.

Storybooks and non-fiction texts are closely matched to the group’s development.

The children will be regularly assessed to check they have made progress and will be moved on as is necessary.  

The 5 Key Principles of Read Write Inc.

  • Purpose– know the purpose of every activity and share it with the children, so they know the one thing they should be thinking about
  • Participation– ensure every child participates throughout the lesson. Partnership work is fundamental to learning
  • Praise- ensure children are praised for effort and learning, not ability
  • Pace- teach at an effective pace and devote every moment to teaching and learning
  • Passion- be passionate about teaching so children can be engaged words.  The children also learn to break down (segment) words into

Please find the below parent guide and presentation slides from our Parent Workshop:

Read Write Inc guidance for Parents

RWI Parent Workshop

Maths Curriculum


Our Maths Curriculum is based on a Mastery approach and uses the 2020 NCETM Maths Prioritisation Curriculum. Mastering maths means pupils acquiring a deep, long-term, secure and adaptable understanding of the subject.


The phrase ‘teaching for mastery’ describes the elements of classroom practice and school organisation that combine to give pupils the best chances of mastering maths.


Achieving mastery means acquiring a solid enough understanding of the maths that’s been taught to enable pupils to move on to more advanced material.


To find out more about our Prioritisation Curriculum, please watch the short video below.

Curriculum Prioritisation Overview



Progression through the Maths Curriculum

The progression maps are structured using the topic headings as they appear in the National Curriculum.












Mastering Number: Supporting pupils in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 to develop good number sense.

The programme aims to secure firm foundations in the development of good number sense for all children from Reception through to Year 1 and Year 2. The aim over time is that children will leave KS1 with fluency in calculation and a confidence and flexibility with number. Attention will be given to key knowledge and understanding needed in EYFS, and progression through KS1 to support success in the future. This is then built on through fluency sessions across KS2.

Maths Curriculum Long Term Planning