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4 Year Plan- Topic Based Curriculum


We plan our topic based curriculum over a four year cycle, to ensure good coverage of all the different topics, and to prevent children from repeating any work.

Topic Based Long Term Plans

We then plan in more detail what we will cover in each of the topics, for each of the subjects.

Class 1 and Class 2 Timetables

English in KS1 and KS2

Phonics at St Matthew's

Our school uses:

  • Read Write Inc. Phonics for our children in Reception to Year 2.
  • No Nonsense Spelling for our children in Years 2 to 6.
  • Lexia online reading and spelling resource.


Read Write Inc. Phonics is a comprehensive literacy programme, weaving decoding, comprehension, writing and spelling together seamlessly. Ruth Miskin developed the programme during her time as a headteacher in Tower Hamlets. She believes that in order for a school to be successful, every headteacher needs to adopt a consistent whole-school approach to teaching reading, writing and spelling. Fidelity to the teaching programme, rigorous assessment, tracking and one-to-one tutoring ensures that schools guarantee progress for every child.

For information and tutorials on how to support your child learning to read go to: 

Lexia is an online spelling and reading resource which can be accessed at home and in school. Children work independently to develop critical reading and language skills through individualised, motivating learning paths. All pupils, regardless of their skill level, works at their own pace and the teacher is notified when they require support. Our children are motivated by their own success and have their own personalised learning paths

Extreme Reading Competition

We challenged the children to find the most extreme place they could to read their book! The winner was reading his book on their garage roof.