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Welcome back! The ‘Star of the Week’ was awarded to children for trying their best in phonics & returning to school with an amazing attitude to learning. They have been working hard in maths & English, consistently modelling our values of ‘trying their best’! 👍


Nursery applications are now open for September 2023! Our Nurseries provide a wonderful, secure yet spacious environment for your child to explore, learn and develop whilst having fun. We cater for children from the age of 2 to 4 years.


It was a lovely snowy day at Pine Ridge and Lorraine today and we have all certainly made the most of it!Pine Ridge & Lorraine Infant Schools:


In aid of World Book Day, both infant sites are hosting a ‘book swap’ all week. Please donate any pre-loved books and take another book home to enjoy! 📚❤️💙


The children at Pine Ridge & Lorraine thoroughly enjoyed NSPCC Number Day!They managed to raise a total of £114.50. This money will go to the NSPCC to help support children & families.


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The children from Cordwalles Junior School on arrival at the O2 Arena London, ready to perform at ‘Young Voices’, one of the largest children’s concerts in the world!#takingpart


Nursery applications are now open for September 2023! Our Nurseries provide a wonderful, secure yet spacious environment for your child to explore, learn, develop & flourish. We cater for children from the age of 2-4 yrs. Please follow the link to apply:



We would like to say a huge thank you to all for supporting our school fayres over the last 2 weeks. It was lovely to see so many of you & we are very pleased to say that Pine Ridge & Lorraine raised a combined total of £918.73! Christmas everyone!


Don’t forget the Lorraine Infant School Christmas Fayre this afternoon from 2.30pm until 4.00pm! See below for more details. We look forward to seeing you there!🎄🎅🏻🎄




The children at Pine Ridge & Lorraine Infant Schools held special Remembrance Day assemblies during which they laid poppies & observed a 2 minute silence. Please follow the link to our website to see more.


The children at Pine Ridge & Lorraine Infant Schools held special Remembrance Day assemblies during which they laid poppies & observed a 2 minute silence. Please follow the link to our website to see more.


We would like to say a HUGE thank you for all your very kind donations today for our Harvest Festival. We will have an update for you after half term to let you know how your donations have been distributed. Thank you all so much again!


We had an amazing day celebrating the 10th Anniversary with a sponsored Fun Run! The children arrived full of energy in their fabulous outfits! We were astounded by your generosity!


Following last week's visit from a local author, the children in Reception have been taking part in various creative/writing activities inspired by her visit. Please follow the link to our website news


Please see the information below regarding our Mental Health Support Team's upcoming Parent/Carer Workshops in October. Please contact the school office if you have any questions/to book a place. Pine Ridge: 01276 23207. Lorraine: 01276 65649. Cordwalles: 01276 23298




Key Stage 1

At Pine Ridge and Lorraine Schools our curriculum, in Key Stage 1, is designed to help all of our children to have high aspirations and to become resilient, lifelong learners who accept difficulties and continue to grow as individuals.

Children can develop curious minds and a lifetime love of learning through our comprehensive and varied curriculum.  We believe in recognising and applauding every achievement while also preparing our children for the future.  We take pride in providing our students with a variety of learning opportunities, such as hands-on workshops, educational trips and visitors across all classes.


Our English curriculum exposes children to a variety of genres throughout the year, giving them opportunities to express themselves through writing, drama and oracy.

Year 1 continue with our SSP (systematic, synthetic phonics) scheme; Read Write Inc, where sounds are gradually introduced, consolidated, and integrated in their learning across every subject.  Year 2 consolidate their phonics skills further by using the Read Write Inc spelling and comprehension programme.  This focuses on various spelling rules, inference skills and continues to decode information.  As a school, we encourage the children to read all books three times to encourage accuracy, fluency and comprehension.


In maths, children learn through a CPA (Concrete, Pictorial and Abstract) approach, exploring manipulatives to consolidate key strategies and apply them with increasing independence.  Our lessons follow a sequence of small steps to ensure all children are secure and develop their fluency, problem solving and reasoning skills.  We follow White Rose in EYFS, which underpins the learning from Primary Stars in KS1: allowing for coherence across all year groups.  Teachers have support from our local Maths Hub and use the NECTM to support the delivery of maths.  All classes follow a number facts programme called Mastering Number ‘The Phonics of Maths”.

Foundation Subjects

At PRL we follow a themed curriculum, which changes half termly to keep the children engaged and excited.  It is designed to build upon prior learning and to prepare children for the following year group by forming a basis for History, Geography, Science, Music, Art and DT.  We believe it is important for children to be fully immersed in a variety of themes to embed their learning and ignite their excitement for each subject.

Our PE curriculum is supported by In2Sport coaches who are a specialist primary education sports coaching provider.  As this is a compulsory subject, all children received two hours of physical education a week.

In RE, we follow the Surrey Agreed Curriculum for Religious Education.  Throughout KS1, children will learn about Christantiy, Judaism and Islam.

As a school we immerse the children in outdoor learning, through Forest School, environmental walks, allotments and the local surroundings.  Our rich topic-based curriculum includes engaging and motivational planning, visitors to our schools and educational trips help to develop successful learners who embrace challenge, enjoy making progress and achieving their best.

‘Quality First’ teaching ensures that all lessons are exciting, engaging and appropriately challenging, building on what children already know.  All teachers use a wide range of teaching approaches to suit all learning styles and children are encouraged to extend their learning through a range of differentiated activities and experiences.

Learning is targeted and personalised at all times, providing high challenge and skillful support in the relentless drive to raise attainment regardless of starting points.  This is achieved through approaches such as extended curriculum tasks, small group and 1:1 learning contexts.