School improvement

Poplar Primary school

Development Priorities



Embedding the Little Wandle Early Reading and Phonic Scheme


To continue to improve our Early Reading and Phonics provision by implementing and embedding a chosen government validated scheme (LITTLE WANDLE L&S REVISED) across the school with focus on EYFS and Year 1.


To implement the new reading scheme across EYFS and KS1.


 Maintain high profile of reading/reading for pleasure across the school (including parental involvement).


To identify children not achieving the expected progress in reading, implementing focus groups and interventions as needed.



Developing spelling across Key Stage Two and deepening comprehension, including inference skills


To focus on building strong inference and vocabulary skills in KS2 to improve reading comprehension.


To focus on the consistency of approach in the teaching and assessing of spelling in KS2.


To identify children who need further support with spelling, comprehension and/or inference and implement focus groups and interventions as needed.


To ensure staff have inference training and can fully support children to develop their inference skills to improve their understanding of the full meaning and enjoyment from their reading.



Developing and Refining the Outdoor Learning Provision 


To continue to embed the learning opportunities across the curriculum and provide further opportunities to take the learning outdoors.


To provide staff training to improve staff knowledge and confidence in delivering outdoor learning sessions.


To embed the new National Trust link school partnership with Morden Hall Park ensuring that the children have the opportunity to shape.


To continue to develop the outdoor provision across the school including at lunchtimes.