Core Subjects

Core Subjects

Below you will find what is expected of every child at the end of each year group for reading, writing and maths.

These are formatted for you to print as booklets.

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Year 6

If you would like any more information about the curriculum at Merlin Top, please feel free to book an appointment with a class teacher or discuss this at the next parents evening.

Reading in KS1

At Merlin Top we use resources and the phonics manuals from the Read Write Inc. scheme. We do not teach all aspects of the scheme. Some children are taught a "whole book" approach to support their growing phonological awareness. Children are given daily reading activities and all children are given individual reading time with an adult.

Spelling Programme.

In Key Stage 2 we follow the Read Write Inc Spelling scheme. This is a structured series of lessons that enables pupils to develop their spelling knowledge that links to their expected age range. Teachers have time allocated in the day for this and it is taught as a discrete subject.