At Halstead Community Primary School, our Early Years team plan and teach using the following document:

Years 1 to 6 follow the National Curriculum; an in-depth view of which can be found via this link:


Throughout Early Years and Key Stage 1, we use Read, Write, Inc. to deliver our phonics.

Our English curriculum is taught through a text based approach using the Literacy Tree, supplemented with the school’s own planning.

Our spelling is taught using No-Nonsense Spelling and Sir Linkalot and Scholastic handwriting is used in key stage 1.

Our maths curriuculum is taught through a maths mastery approach using White Rose planning.

For our Foundation subjects and some aspects of our English curriculum, we use two year cycles with a topic based curriculum, ProspectUs. See the class pages for their curriculum maps.

Saplings – years 1 and 2

Oak – years 3 and 4

Willow – years 5 and 6

As our Early Years class is NOT a split year group, it does not use a two year cycle.  See the class page for the curriculum plans.