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Cardinal Road Nursery & Infant School

‘Creating Opportunities’

Foundation Stage (including Curriculum Maps)

"In the early years, the outstanding provision in the Nursery and Reception classes means that children make very strong progress and are very well prepared for Year 1." OFSTED Report May 2019


Four guiding principles should shape practice in Early Years settings. These are:

• every child is a unique child, who is constantly learning and can be resilient, capable, confident and self-assured;

• children learn to be strong and independent through positive relationships;

• children learn and develop well in enabling environments, in which their experiences respond to their individual needs and there is a strong partnership between practitioners and parents and/or carers; and

children develop and learn in different ways and at different rates. The framework covers the education and care of all children in early years provision, including children with special educational needs and disabilities.

Across the Reception and Nursery classes, teachers create a very welcoming, kind and inclusive learning environment, where children thrive in activities that they find enjoyable. Very skillful teaching ensures that children gain basic skills, working independently or with their peers." OFSTED Report May 2019

Read Write Inc


Phonics in the Foundation Stage is taught through the Read Write Inc programme.  To find out more about how the programme can help your child at school and at home please click on the weblink below.

Ruth Miskin Training Accreditation Badge





We are a "Get Reading. Keep Reading.  Change Everything." School.


We use the highly successful Read Write Inc. Phonics programme to teach our children to read, write and spell.  Our children do well in the phonics screening check and by Year 2, the majority are fluent readers with the best chance of success in the KS1 tests.


Ruth Miskin Training recognise us for teaching the Read  Write Inc. programmes with fidelity and

passion - we know what it takes to make literacy pleasurable and rewarding for our children.


This badge recognises that we:


  • Raise standards in reading and writing for our children.
  • Are all expertly trained by Ruth Miskin Training - including our headteacher Mrs Nowak.
  • Gain the latest programme updates through regular visits from our Ruth Miskin trainer.
  • Release our reading leaders to ensure our high standards are maintained.


To visit the parent pages on the Ruth Miskin Training website go to:


You may find the following pages from the Downloads and Videos section on the above link, particularly useful:


Sound Pronunciation Guide (Page 7)

Teaching Sound Blending (Page 1)

Parent Tutorial: Teaching A Set 1 Sound (Page 3)

Parent Information: What Is Read Write Inc Phonics? (Page 6)


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