National Curriculum

From September 2014 we have been following the new National Curriculum which covers these subjects:

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science

In addition a number of Foundation Subjects are taught:

  • History
  • Geography
  • Music
  • Physical Education
  • Art and Design
  • Music
  • Computing
  • Languages (KS2)- French
  • Religious Education

The national curriculum for England has been statutory in all maintained schools since September 2014. New tests will be available from 2016.

English skills are taught in specific lessons but are also regarded as an integral part of other lessons. There is much greater emphasis now on spelling, grammar and comprehension skills as well as a focus on poetry and performance. Regular phonics lessons, based on the Letters and Sounds materials form part of the KS1 curriculum, although this may be extended for individual pupils if necessary as they move into KS2.

Mathematics is generally taught as a discrete subject on a daily basis. The new national Curriculum has higher expectations of younger children especially in learning times tables and in the understanding of fractions.

The foundation subjects and science are taught through our Creative Curriculum, a themed approach for each half term which is cross-curricular. All classes, or groups of classes, follow a rolling programme which balances the different subject areas across a 3 year cycle.

We also have themed weeks, including a termly RE week where we study different religions and cultures. Other themed weeks have included Eco Week, Science Week and Arts Week. Occasionally we have special days e.g. World Book Day in March and a termly British values day.

If you’d like more information about the national curriculum contact the school or visit the following website: