Golden afternoon: 12th April. School opens after Easter holiday on TUESDAY 30th April (School CLOSED for INSET 29th April and Polling Day 2nd May)


Teaching & Learning at Longford

 Here at Longford, our aim is to produce independent, forward thinking and confident learners who are adaptable to modern advances with the ability to shape their own futures. 

 All national curriculum subjects are delivered through links to a series of mini topics.  Each of which begins with a 'fascinator' to excite the children and stimulate and encourage the development of questions, awe and wonder.  Fascinators can take the form of trips, visitors and staged events.  Children then continue to immerse themselves in their topics, taking ownership of their learning through the development and application of new skills. 

We encourage parents to be as involved in their child's learning as possible, through shared reading and homework projects related to topic areas covered throughout the school year.

Phonics and reading

 At Longford phonics lessons follow the Letters and Sounds: Principles in Practice of High Quality Phonics.  Phonics lessons comprise of four parts – Revisit and Review, Teach, Practice and Apply. 

Phonics is taught in Early year and KS1 through discrete daily lessons.  The children are taught using the ‘Letters and Sounds’ program in a multi-sensory approach. Tricky words are introduced throughout the phases, decodeable and non decodable to help the children to be able to read sight words/ books fluently and with confidence. 

Please click the link below to view National Curriculum Content and the way it is linked to our topics.

Primary National Curriculum

Early Years Autumn overview Spring overview
Year 1/2 Autumn overview Spring overview
Year 3 Autumn overview Spring overview
Year 4/5 Autumn overview Spring overview
Year 6 Autumn overview Spring overview


The Longford Code

We all try our best, have a love of learning and can work as a team.
We take pride in our appearance, and we look after our community.
We treat everyone with respect, look after the school and the environment.
We are polite and honset and use our manners everywhere we go.
We use kind actions and words, and we treat people the way we want to be treated.
We are trustworthy.
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