Early Years Foundation Stage

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

Our Curriculum is built on our Core Values: Courage, Compassion and Creativity

Children have the confidence and freedom to be creative, ask questions and approach challenges with courage and resilience. A firm foundation in reading, writing and maths allows our children to flourish in all areas of the curriculum.

Through The Sarratt Way, Children learn to treat others the way they would like to be treated themselves. They understand the need to be compassionate and care for the world around them.

Our Creative approach allows children to develop a love of learning and acquire the skills necessary to thrive in the modern world.

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Our Curriculum Offer

We offer a broad curriculum where every child is encouraged to shine.

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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 Curriculum

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 emotionally.read 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