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The Curriculum

Our Curriculum

"The curriculum has been revamped to stimulate and spark pupils’ interests in real life learning. Pupils enjoy the challenge of researching and exploring questions." Ofsted 2018



The Governing Body has approved a curriculum which complies fully with the requirements of the National Curriculum for Key Stage One and the Early Years Foundation Stage. We work in partnership with EdTransform and other likeminded schools providing an exciting, broad and balanced curriculum through a REAL Projects approach and through some discrete teaching.


If you have any questions regarding the curriculum we teach, please contact the school directly.


 REAL projects stands for Rigorous, Engaging, Authentic Learning and allows the children to make links and see purpose to their learning.  We lead our projects with an Essential Question which  'drives' the content, carefully planning in the skills and knowledge required, so that the children develop a love of learning and the learning has a real purpose behind it.  We also use a range of authentic audiences to drive our REAL projects.  These range from groups within the school community to parents/extended family as well as external individuals, groups and organisations.  Each new project is carefully tailored to meet the needs of the cohort.  The rigorous process involves cohort planning and whole staff project tuning to ensure it provides the best possible learning opportunities for the children.


The curriculum is further enhanced by extra-curricular activities including before and after-school clubs. Religious Education, Sex & Relationships Education and a daily collective act of worship are all valuable parts of your child’s education.  These areas of the curriculum are taught sensitively and promote greater understanding of our multi-cultural world.  Parents have the right of withdrawal but the school would appreciate the opportunity to discuss individual circumstances so informed decisions can be made.


Information on this term's project and previous REAL projects can be found on the 'Children' tab under Class Pages. 

Curriculum Progression Framework

The National Curriculum and Early Years Foundation Stage statutory requirements are set out below for each Foundation subject. Each subject outlines the skills and knowledge to be taught in each Year group and these are skillfully planned into our REAL projects. Please click on the subject links below to find out more about the curriculum we are following.

The Early Years Foundation Stage


The Foundation Stage is from birth to 5 years. This includes Nursery and Reception.  We provide nursery education for children from the term after their third birthday, meeting the individual needs of each child.  We hope that this is the start of a happy partnership between home and school; an exciting journey of development and learning for your child.  Our approach is a combination of child-initiated activities and adult led education, based on active learning and problem solving. Clear routines are in place to support the children, increasing their confidence and independence while encouraging them to develop as competent learners as they progress through the Foundation stage. In Reception, children continue to have many opportunities for child initiated activities and independent learning as well as a more formal approach to reading, writing and maths.

Key Stage One


Key Stage One is from 5 to 7 years. This includes Year One and Year Two.  In Key Stage One the following subjects are taught through both a project based approach and discrete subject teaching.




Design and Technology

Art and Design

Physical Education
Personal, Social and Health Education including Mental Health and Well-being


We follow the LEA Agreed Syllabus for the teaching of Religious Education.