Walton Oak School

Walton Oak Primary School
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Teaching and learning

Walton Oak has a higher than average teacher to pupil ratio and, unusually, each class teacher is supported by a full time teaching assistant, which helps us ensure that all children receive the support they need to reach their full potential.

Our pupils are assessed regularly to ensure that their learning remains on track. Formal assessments are carried out four times a year, after which teachers meet, discuss and plan the next units of learning to meet the needs of each child.  Each child also has personalised targets for English and Maths which are updated regularly.

Phonics is taught systematically from Early Years onwards using the Letters and Sounds scheme, supplemented by Jolly Phonics and Big Cat Phonics.

We use a variety of reading schemes, including Oxford Reading Tree, Big Cat and Ginn readers. All books are levelled according to Book Bands and children are encouraged to self-select from the band they are working at.