National Curriculum


As from Autumn,1989 the National Curriculum is taught to all children of primary school age.

The National Curriculum consists of nine foundation subjects (for primary schools) of which three are also known as ‘core’ subjects, plus Religious Education.


Curriculum for each year group


Children are taught mainly in a year group with a class teacher to each class. All our teaching is designed to ensure that children are taught at a level appropriate to their ability, and programmes are developed for individuals, small groups and sometimes for the whole class. If a topic is covered more than once during a child’s time in our school, the attainment level will be different. All work is forecast and planned and careful records kept of children’s progress to facilitate continuity of education.

Below are draft plans for this year. Some year groups are more 'complete' than others but please remember that as the National Curriculum for 2014-2015 is new the plans are subject to alteration and addition as the year goes on.

We also send out half-termly year group newsletters that outline what will be covered each half-term. These can be found on the individual year group 'News and Information' pages.



The DFE state the National Curriculum will:

  • Provide a national framework for children

  • Help meet the needs of all children

  • Encourage all children to do the best they can

  • Enable parents to know more about their child’s progress.


Children are tested (S.A.T.S) towards the end of Key Stage One (Year 2) and Key Stage Two (Year 6). These results are reported to parents. From June 2012 Year One children now sit a nationwide reading test.


 Foundation Subjects:  

English, Mathematics, Science and ICT are seen as the ‘core’ to help children study all other subjects. Obviously the National Curriculum is only part of the total workin school for your child.

Health Education, Drama and other areas are also covered.
Many of these subjects are closely linked and most of our teaching is done through a thematic or topic based approach to ensure a cross-curricular balance

 Mathematics  History
 English  Geography
 Science    Music
 I.C.T   Art
  Physical Education
  Design Technology
  Religious Education
  Modern Foreign Languages
  Citizenship (PSHCE)