Oak Road, Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK42 0HH

01234 220 480

King's Oak Primary School, Oak Road, Bedford, MK42 0HH Tel: 01234 220480 Email: enquiries@kingsoakprimary.co.uk

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Maths & English

English at King’s Oak Primary School

Being able to read and write is one of the greatest life skills that we can give children at primary school and we are passionate in ensuring that this is the case at King’s Oak.


Read Write Inc

At King’s Oak, we use Read Write Inc across the school to develop our pupils' phonics skills. The following link explains what this scheme aims to achieve and how you can help your child.

Read Write Inc for parents  https://www.ruthmiskin.com/en/find-out-more/parents/

Please contact your child’s teacher if you have any questions about Read Write Inc

The National Curriculum Aims

Primary National Curriculum for English 


Progression in English


The following links to documents show the age related goals and how children progress in English at King’s Oak Primary.


Writing Progression Ladder

Reading Progression Ladder

Supporting learning

These websites may help support your child with their learning in literacy

Roy the Zebra https://www.roythezebra.com/

Oxford Owl 



We are planning on holding different events during school this year to support literacy such as our Book Week. We will update you with details on these nearer the time.



Maths at King’s Oak Primary School

A high-quality mathematics education provides a foundation for understanding the world, the ability to reason mathematically, an appreciation of the beauty and power of mathematics, and a sense of enjoyment and curiosity about the subject.
At King’s Oak, children have a daily maths lesson which lasts one hour. As well as this, they have an additional 15 minutes developing mental strategies and skills such as times tables and key facts that they need to be successful mathematicians.


The National Curriculum Aims:

The national curriculum for mathematics aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics, including through varied and frequent practice with increasingly complex problems over time, so that pupils develop conceptual understanding and the ability to recall and apply knowledge rapidly and accurately.
  • reason mathematically by following a line of enquiry, conjecturing relationships and generalisations, and developing an argument, justification or proof using mathematical language
  • can solve problems by applying their mathematics to a variety of routine and non routine problems with increasing sophistication, including breaking down problems into a series of simpler steps and persevering in seeking solutions.

Progression in Maths

The following links to documents show the age related goals and how children progress in Maths at King’s Oak Primary.

Maths Progression Ladder

Times tables 

It is really important that your child learns their times tables. This will help them in all maths in their future. Please support them at home with doing this. YouTube is a great resource with this, with many videos teaching times tables to popular songs.

YouTube www.youtube.co.uk 

My Maths

My Maths is a maths online programme that we use to support our home learning. Each child in the school has an individual login and will be set homework to complete on this.

My Maths https://www.mymaths.co.uk/