Shadsworth Infant SchoolLearning, Sharing and Caring


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Whole School Curriculum Information

At Shadsworth Infant school we aim to provide a broad and balanced curriculum that inspires and enthuses our pupils. Due to the vast majority of our children having limited life experiences we value the importance of providing first hand experiences for our children to draw upon in their learning. We take a proactive approach to ensuring our curriculum enriches an often limited vocabulary. Our knowledge-rich curriculum encourages a thirst for knowledge and a love of learning. The broader curriculum contributes to not only their academic achievement but also their spiritual, moral, social, and cultural development.

Click on the link below to read our 'Whole school Topic overview'.

Shadsworth Infant School Learning Challenge overview (2019-2020)



We use Letters and Sounds to teach phonics in class, from Nursery right through to year 2.

All classes throughout school have daily phonics lessons, learning 4 sounds a week. All of our reading books in school are phonetically decodable and will be matched to the relevant phonics phase for your child. All children should know all of the sounds for their phonics phase. You can listen to them at home with your children to check pronunciation using the video's below!

Our Reading Scheme


All our children read at school daily with an adult, whether it is within a small group, individually or both!  We are using a variety of phonetically decodable books for both guided and home reading including 'Jelly and Bean', 'Songbirds' and 'Floppy Phonics'. 


If you have any questions with regards to our reading scheme please do not hesitate to contact us.

Religious Education (R.E.)


We follow the Blackburn with Darwen Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education 2017-2022.

It teaches children about a variety of religions and provides an opportunity to learn about things that matter in the lives of local people and the wider world.

There is opportunity to visit different places of worship and share personal experiences and beliefs in class.