English & Mathematics


Numicon & Mathematics

From Reception to Year 2 we use a wonderful resource called Numicon which really enables the children to build an understanding of the concept of number. For more information please click here: Numicon at Home.

Bug Club

Bug Club is an online reading scheme that we use alongside our reading scheme in school. Books are selected according to your child's ability, supporting their reading decoding as well as comprehension, with questions to be completed along the way. Each child is issued with their own login. Please click the link below for more information:

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Literacy at DVIS

We held a 'Literacy at DVIS' session for parents on 6th November which was really well attended.

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pdflogoTop 100 high-frequency words in children's books

pdflogoFamily letter handwriting sheets

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pdflogo100 High-frequency word cards

pdflogoGuidance for left-handed children

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We use the Letters and Sounds scheme for teaching phonics. We find this a systematic programme and a great basis for teaching children the phonics children require for reading and writing. We use our teaching expertise and other resources to bring these lessons to life whilst following a format for teaching that enables all children to make progress.

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Reading Schemes

We use several reading schemes and series of books. For Guided Reading in class we plan mainly from the Rigby Star and Big Cat series of books.