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 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

White rose maths


Our Maths Curriculum is based on a Mastery approach and uses the nationally recognised White Rose Maths scheme to ensure whole consistency and progression. 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.


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

Ready to Progress Mapping



In Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 the Maths Curriculum is  further enhanced using The NCTEM Mastering Number Programme 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