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Windlesham Village Infant School

Windlesham Village Infant School

Subject Information


We use the Hamilton Trust to shape our learning for English, alongside our phonics scheme Essential Letters and Sounds.

Phonics and Reading

Our chosen Systematic Synthetic Phonics Scheme is ‘Essential Letters and Sounds’ which we teach daily in Reception and Year 1. A key focus is the use of decodable texts to match children’s existing phonics knowledge, so that the books they read are fully decodable for each child.  Our existing Colour Book Band scheme is now under review. 

With the adoption of ‘Essential Letters and Sounds’ we will be phasing out our teaching of cursive handwriting, meaning that from September 2022, our Reception pupils are not taught cursive writing. 


We teach Maths Mastery. White Rose Maths is our planning structure and Maths is taught in each year group.  For Key Stage 1, we use ‘Power Maths’ as our Maths scheme. 

From September 2021, we have been included in the ‘Mastering Number Programme.’ This programme for Reception to Year 2 will develop solid number sense, including fluency and flexibility with number facts, which will have a lasting impact on future learning for all children. The programme will also involve high quality, continuous professional development for teachers.


We use ‘Purple Mash’ as our teaching scheme and online platform to structure how we teach and assess all aspects of Computing in Years 1 and 2. 


We use the Kent Scheme of Work for Primary Science, published by The Education People. 


Autumn 1 

Autumn 2 

Spring 1 

Spring 2 

Summer 1 

Summer 2 

Year 1 

Living Things & their Habitats 

Seasonal Changes 

Everday Materials 


Seasonal Changes 

Animals including Humans 

Seasonal Changes. 



Year 2

Seasonal Changes (including length of day) 

Everday Materials 

Seasonal Changes