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School Update – Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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Further information about how our Trust and schools are taking necessary precautions since the outbreak of the Coronavirus, can be found in our Trust’s ‘Coronavirus (COVID-19) website section’.

To help families through lockdown and social distancing, new articles on Parent Info tackle some of the key issues they are experiencing, including:

Separated parents managing arrangements to see their child
Supporting teens to cope with lockdown
Looking after their mental health while stuck indoors
Starting difficult conversations about COVID-19 with your child


At Penhale Infant School we want children to be successful learners and develop a lifelong love of learning. We teach the skills they need to be successful learners and the language they need to express how they can become successful learners. We do this through Hartley Hounds Learning Friends.

In this section

Curriculum Overview:  


The below documents provide an overview to the curriculum and projects that the children will be working to.

Phonics has a strong focus in the school curriculum across all of the year groups. The school uses Jolly Phonics and Letters and Sounds as the basis for its phonics teaching. In the nursery the teaching of phonics…

The School has a colour banded reading scheme which provides the children with the opportunity to read from a range of texts and a mixture of reading schemes.  The individual reading books are sorted into their book band…

Sequential Curriculum Documents  

English English includes Spoken Language, Reading and Writing.  Speaking and listening skills are strongly encouraged as we want our children to develop a wide vocabulary.  Children need to be able to express themselves clearly and confidently as well as listening to…