Curriculum Rationale

If you require further information please speak to your child’s class teacher.

EYFS Rationale

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Curriculum Rationale

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Lister Infants Learning Journey











Yearly Overview

Whole School Topic Overview

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Year Two Overview

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Year One Overview

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Reception Overview

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Nursery Overview
















Early Years

Early Years Rationale

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Reception Overview

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Nursery Overview

What to expect in the Early Years Foundation Stage

























English National Curriculum

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English Rationale

Phonics and Early Reading Rationale


Reading Scheme

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English Reading Coverage and Breadth of Texts

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Reading Offer

Lister Infants Loves Reading. Reading Offer Video


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Progression in Reading EYFS Framework and National Curriculum Requirements

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Traditional Tales Coverage

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Progression in Writing Skills EYFS Framework and National Curriculum Requirements

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Ready Steady Write Progression

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Ready Steady Write Curriculum Links

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Writing and Handwriting Coverage

Lister Loves Writing Video

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Year One Writing Skills

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Year Two Writing Skills

Parent Guide Collins Big Cat

Parent Guide – Active Learn

Penpals for Handwriting Parent Support

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Science National Curriculum

Science Rationale

Science National Curriculum Coverage

Science Progression in KUS

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Science Progression EYFS to KS1



















Computing National Curriculum

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Computing Rationale

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Computing National Curriculum Coverage









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Computing Coverage of KUS

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Progression in Computer Science

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Progression in Digital Literacy

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Purple Mash Coverage – Year Two

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Purple Mash Coverage – Year One















National Curriculum

Phonics and Early Reading Rationale

Link to previous Phonics Screening Check

Autumn 1 Sounds – How to say the pure sound

Autumn 2 Sounds – How to say the pure sound

Spring 1 Sounds – How to say the pure sound










Phonics Overview

Phonics Information Booklet

Helping your child with Phonics at home

Autumn 1 Sounds – Phase 2 Grapheme Information Sheet

Autumn 2 Sounds – Phase 2 Grapheme Information Sheet

Spring 1 Sounds – Phase 3 Grapheme Information Sheet

Glossary of Phonics terminology

Link to Little Wandle Letters and Sounds Revised Parent Resources

How we teach blending

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Mathematics National Curriculum

Maths Rationale

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Maths Whole School Overview

Year One Curriculum Map

Year Two Curriculum Map

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Maths Progression in Skills

Nursery Crucial Experiences

Reception Crucial Experiences

Year One Crucial Knowledge

Year Two Crucial Knowledge

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KIRFS Overview

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KIRFS Nursery

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KIRFs Yr 2

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Parent Guide to RM Maths


Maths Calculation Policy

We Love Maths Video.



























Art & Design

Art and Design National Curriculum

Art Rationale

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Art Progression in KUS

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Art and Design Coverage

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Art Coverage of KUS

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Progression of skills in Art and Design.

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Crucial Knowledge for Key Stage 1






















Design Technology

DT National Curriculum

DT Rationale

DT National Curriculum Coverage

DT Progression in KUS

DT Coverage of KUS

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Physical Education

PE Curriculum

PE National Curriculum

Physical Education Rationale

PE Overview

NC National Curriculum Content Coverage


PE Progression in KUS

Gymnastics Progression

Dance Progression

Games Progression

Athletics Progression

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Geography National Curriculum

Geography Rationale

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Geography National Curriculum Coverage

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Progression in Geography KUS


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History National Curriculum

History Rationale

History National Curriculum Coverage

Progression in KUS in KS1

History Coverage of KUS

Progression in Timelines KS1





Progression in Sources KS1

Progression in Skills EYFS

Progression in Timelines EYFS


Progression sources EYFS












Music National Curriculum

Music Rationale

Music Coverage





























PSHE Rationale

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PSHE Whole School Coverage

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PSHE Coverage for each year group.

PSHE Progression in KUS

Jigsaw Unit Progression














RE Rationale


Coverage Reception and Nursery

Coverage Reception and Nursery

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Coverage Key Stage 1

RE Progression in KUS

RE Coverage of KUS









More Able, Gifted & Talented

More able and talented nomination form

More Able and Talented













British Values

British Values Statement




















Extra Curricular

At Lister Infant School we believe extra-curricular activities play a very important role in the life of the pupil and the school. We therefore offer a variety of clubs for our children to join and enjoy both at lunchtimes and after school. These are changed each term. Letters will be sent out shortly for the clubs beginning in the summer term. thumbnail of After School Clubs at Lister updatedthumbnail of book club thumbnail of Judo thumbnail of multiskills thumbnail of science thumbnail of stemthumbnail of Art Club final 3thumbnail of DT club (1)











The children at Lister Infants are encouraged to work very hard at school and make the most of the time that they spend here. Whilst their school day ends at 3.00, their education does not. Many children will have after school activities to attend that are important to their all round development. In addition to this, we strongly feel that pupils need some time at the end of the school day to relax and play – vital ingredients for good child development!

Therefore we promote a homework that seeks to strike a balance. This means regular meaningful homework that supports and reinforces the work in the classroom yet which still allows for plenty of “free time” which is so necessary for other areas of good child development.. The homework is a perfect balance of skill based sheets and project work, allowing children the opportunity to consolidate and hone skills and to plan and  present their own project in their own unique way. We believe school homework should enrich a child’s education.

We value your support in helping your child with their work at home and we would ask that you help your child by encouraging him/her to work in a quiet area away from the TV and by monitoring the quality of their work.

Regular homework is given throughout Reception, Year 1 and Year 2:

  • Phonics (letter sounds)
  • Regular reading practise
  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Project work based on class topics

Homework is sent using the Seesaw app but paper copies can be provided on request to the class teacher.

Support materials can be found under curriculum subject tabs.