Please click onto the Curriculm links for each Term. 

Alternatively please click onto the East Ruston National Curriculum Here 

Year A Autumn

Year A Spring

Year A Summer

Year B Autumn

Year B Spring

Year B Summer


Please click here in order to find out about the National Curriculum.

For a simplified version please click here.


A Typical School Day

8:45  Doors open

Early morning activities: reading, writing, computers. The children settle into school, order their lunch and have the opportunity to chat to their friends while working at early morning activities. Children read individually to an adult or to each other. We have a range of colour coded reading books that children take home in their book bags.

9:15  Daily 'Letters and Sounds' small group phonics lesson

Small ability groups working at different phases of the Letters and Sounds programme. Children learn to blend and segment words to read and to spell. Phase 1 focuses on single letter sounds while phase 4 looks at words using 'ou' or 'ow'

9:35  Rabbits Class

(Year 2) Literacy lesson and activities including speaking and listening, reading, drama and writing. We follow the National Curriculum. 

 9:35  Robins Class

(Reception) The children will be working in small groups. Literacy groups  making up stories with the help of puppets and role play and maths groups learning about numbers through interactive group activities. Talking about numbers in a practical activity has been shown to improve children's understanding of core mathematical concepts and this impacts on levels of achievement at SAT's in year 2. Groups will be working in Robins class, the hall and outside.
10:30  Playtime and morning snack
We aim to make playtimes a further opportunity for learning through play so provide a range of resources to develop creative thinking, collaborative play, team work and communication skills.

11:00  Rabbits Class

Maths lessons and activities following the National Curriculum and using Numicon resources and ICT. 

11:00  Robins Class

Groups change activities so all children have a focused activity session in literacy and maths everyday as well as time for independent play and a story at the end of the morning.

11:50  Numbertime

Small ability groups working at different key maths skills. Short focused daily sessions focussing on learning numberbonds, tables, counting forwards and backwards and mental calculations.

12:00  Lunch and playtime

School lunches are freshly cooked onsite everyday by our own school cook. 

1:00  Afternoon activities

 At East Ruston Infant School we are keen to promote an active, healthy curriculum where children have the opportunity to develop a wide range of skills and learn through exciting, challenging experiences. Our aim is to develop children's confidence and abilities in a broad and balanced curriculum. 

 Forest Schools with Mrs Barry

Mrs Barry is a trained forest schools teacher and the afternoon of activities in the environmental area is the highlight of most children's week. A programme of activities develops children's self-esteem, leadership skills and enables them to handle risk in a safe controlled environment. Please see the display in the corridor or speak to Mrs Barry or the children to find out more.

 Cooking with Mrs Fisher

The children cook each week and work together to make a range of foods. This is a very hands practical lesson that brings to life lots of literacy and maths learning. This term the children have made a very wide range of recipes. During the topic on 'Food and Farming' they made bread, cheese scones, vegetable soup, fruit kebabs and meat burgers. During the topic on 'Space' children have looked at a healthy balanced diet for an astronaut. Please look at Mrs Fisher album to find out more.

 Music and PE with Mrs Brooker 

Mrs Booker is our PE and Music specialist and she teaches children to a very high standard in both subjects. Children also have sports coaching each week and there is an after school sports club. All children from Year 1 and Yearr2 currently have 3 half terms of swimming per year.