At Ladybrook we are passionate about building the strong foundations of positive learning habits with our children from Nursery onwards that will stay with them for life!
Our Teaching and Learning Policy, developed collaboratively by our staff in line with our shared vision and values, reflects our ‘non-negotiable’ offer to young learners. Our curriculum begins with the child and their individual needs as a learner. Therefore our curriculum incorporates the requirements of the National Curriculum (See link below) as well as the Early Years’ Foundation Stage Framework for our youngest children. However, our curriculum offer goes well beyond the National Curriculum subjects to provide a rich and purposeful primary learning journey.
You may also be interested to know that at Ladybrook we teach reading from Nursery onwards, using The Oxford Reading Tree as our main trunk scheme alongside other reading sources for breadth and consolidation.
Effective readers use a range of strategies to decode words, often including phonic skills. We use a synthetic phonic scheme called ‘Read Write Inc’.