The Waterloo School provides an education for pupils aged from four to eleven years of age who are described as having social, emotional and mental health needs. Within this broad terminology we recognise that we have a responsibility towards a wide range of learners including those on the autistic spectrum and those with speech and language delay or disorder and other specific learning needs.
The Waterloo School's curriculum statement can be found by clicking here.
Click here for the "Learning for Life" Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural development (SMSC) curriculum
Click here for "The Waterloo Way" Personal Development Learning (PDL)
Click here for "The Waterloo Way" stage descriptor information
Click here for "The Meadow's" long Term Curriculum Plan
Click here for "The Glade's" Long Term Curriculum Plan
Little Wandle Phonics
At Waterloo, we use the Little Wandle Letters and Sounds Revised Systematic Synthetic Phonics Programme (SSP).
This is a fully comprehensive programme where children start learning single letter sounds and build in progression throughout their learning at Waterloo.
Phonics is taught every day and children learn to apply their phonics skills in reading practise sessions 3 times a week, developing their fluency and comprehension skills along the way.
Here is the link to the 'For Parents' section of the Little Wandle website. https://www.littlewandlelettersandsounds.org.uk/resources/for-parents/
The resources on this page will help you support your child with saying their phonemes (sounds) and writing their graphemes (letters). There are also useful videos so you can see how your child is taught at school, to be able to confidently support their reading at home.
The Waterloo Schools Reading Leader is Amanda Darke
If you require any further information about our curriculum please contact the school office.