Our Curriculum Intent

Our curriculum is at the heart of our drive for excellence and offers purposeful learning opportunities which aim to excite, encourage and engage our children and their enquiring minds. We strive to nurture healthy human beings who have the confidence, skills, knowledge and aspirations to be successful in a journey of life-long learning.

We are an inclusive school which provides pupils with a wide variety of experiences and opportunities to fuel their love for learning and develop them as citizens who know the difference between right and wrong and show tolerance, understanding and empathy towards others. We strive to work closely and in partnership with parents and the community to provide a safe, caring and inspiring environment where children are supported, challenged and encouraged to be the best they can be.

Children’s successes are celebrated and they are taught to understand and to contribute to the world in which they live and to develop moral, spiritual and cultural awareness. Respect, empathy and fundamental British Values are inherent in our curriculum and developing a growth mindset and belief in our children is key.

Our curriculum is structured into three broad themes across the year for each year group, capturing children’s imagination, interests and thirst for knowledge. Each theme builds upon the fundamental foundations for learning, enabling pupils to acquire and apply knowledge of the core English and Maths curriculum through immersive learning opportunities.

Our children are at the very heart of our curriculum, and above all else, we aim to provide them with an enjoyable, exciting and inspirational start to their school life and prepare them effectively for their futures.

Below are the broad curriculum overviews for each Key Stage:

View a copy of the National Curriculum 


Please see the year group pages for more detail about subjects and curriculum coverage for each term.

  • All documents are available in printed format from the school office.

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