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School Day: 8:40 - 15:10

Diary Dates - This Week 

10/04 - Forest Schools - Starfish

15/04 - Collective Worship assembly

17/04 - Forest Schools - Dolphins

17/04 - Eagles Tag Rugby competition


Future Dates

22/4 - Class Photos

22/4 - Collective Worship

24/4 - Forest Schools - Lions

29/4 - Collective Worship

30/4 - Mobile Library

01/05 - Forest Schools - Eagles

02/05 - Ice Cream Shop

06/05 - Bank Holiday - School Closed

07/05 - School Opens



If your child leaves school unsupervised, please ensure you complete this form.


If your child is due to start secondary school in 2024, please see attached letter.


 If your child is due to start Primary school in 2024, please see attached letter.









Mrs Jones is the English Coordinator in school.

Our English vision is to foster a love of language and literature through the use of quality texts and books; this inspires, excites and engages our children. 


Please see the English Policy.   Below is a table with Reading and writing information for all classes. 

Spellings schemes are linked the class pages, please click on the classes and follow the arrow to the spellings for each class.   

 We work with the Ledger and rural NYCC schools in moderation and ideas in enhancing English in school.  In Sept 22, we are looking to work with the English hub in developing writing and phonics. 


  Reading Writing
  Intent Intent
  Progression Skills Progression Skills
Long Term Plans

Year A

Year B

Year 1 & 2
Year 3 & 4
Year 5 & 6

Handwriting Scheme

Handwriting Policy


Ruth Miskin Phrases


Spelling Objectives

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Year 6


Phonics scheme 

In Sept 22, we changed the school phonics scheme from Bugclub to Floppy's phonics.  

Please click here for information to parents. The phonics policy can be found here.


Suggested Reading
Foundation Stage KS1
Lower KS2 Upper KS2


Book Marks
EYFS Year 1 Year 2
Year 3 Year 4 Year 5
Year 6    


Reading scheme at Kirk Smeaton School 

KS Book Bands

EYFS Help Your Child With Reading


Useful Websites
Sounds of the English Phonic Code – You tube Video