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.

Author Ed Vere Visit

Ed Vere came to speak with the Year Two children about his career as an author and shared insights into his drawings and stories. They really enjoyed his visit and all had an opportunity to draw using his style and ideas. They were really inspired!


Literacy at DVIS

We held a 'Literacy at DVIS' session for parents on 9th October which was really well attended.

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pdflogo100 High-frequency word cards

pdflogoGuidance for Left-handed children

pdflogoHow you can help your child with their Writing

pdflogoHow you can help your child with their Reading

pdflogoLetter Family poster

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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.