St Barnabas C of E Primary School



If you would like information about the subjects taught then please read this page, but also do not hesitate to contact the school if you want any more information, or speak to your child's class teacher.



All children in Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1 have daily phonics sessions. Phonics is the way that children are taught to read.

We use ALS Phonics as the basis of our phonics teaching.



St Barnabas Primary School aims to foster confident, articulate children who have a love of reading. Linked with the phonics teaching, children throughout the school use books and stories as the basis of their learning.

All children get to change their home reading books as often as they want and have a home school diary for parents to record every time they listen to their child read.

We follow a reading approach developed in school with input from local authority reading consultants and supported by our phonics teaching.



We have embraced the mastery approach to teaching maths. This means that children are taught using carefully selected models and images to support their learning. Their lessons are carefully structured to move in very small steps, and to include a variety of ways of presenting the maths. Our overall aim is for children to keep up with the maths for their year group and not fall into a position of catch-up.

We use White Rose Maths as the basis of our maths teaching.


Curriculum plans

Whole school topic grid


 Long term plans

Foundation Stage 1

Foundation Stage 2

Years 1 and 2

Years 3 and 4

Years 5 and 6


Progression maps

Art progression map

Computing progression map

DT progression map

French progression map

Geography progression map

Grammar progression map

History progression map

Maths progression map

Music progression map

PE progression map

PSHE progression map

RE progression map

Reading progression map

Science progression map


Class learning letters

Please follow this link to the class learning letters.

St Barnabas Road, Leicester, Leicestershire LE5 4BD