Below you can find an overview of the wide and varied curriculum we teach across the school. 

For a more detailed look at the curriculum covered within our academy and class overviews please see the sub pages.

Literacy and Phonics

Reading is taught in all of our classes from the very beginning of learning how to read, to the higher level skills of inference and deduction. We use The Literacy Tree curriculum as the skeleton for our reading scheme. We supplement our reading with a whole variety of books, some chosen by the teacher to support a child, and some as a free choice for children.

Each class room has its own book corner with a variety of fiction and non-fiction books for children to choose to read.

We have a structured approach to teach children how to use phonic sounds in their reading and writing. This is introduced in nursery and then taught in ability groups in Reception and Year 1. We use Read,Write,Inc to support our phonics teaching.

Children are tested at the end of Year 1 to see how they have mastered the skill of using phonics, according to the national testing agenda.

We also deliver whole class reading daily, from Reception to Year 6, when the children get chance to have specific reading domain support, as well as work on independent follow on activities which deepen their knowledge and understanding of what they have read and how language works.

Writing- For writing, planning is also based on Literacy Tree Curriculum. This enables us to focus on links between reading and writing through same or linked texts. Handwriting and spelling are taught using Letter join and Read, Write, Inc spelling that follows on from the phonics taught.

Years 1-6

Year 1 starts the academic year with a transition phase where children continue to learn in an early years style. As they become ready for more structure the teachers plan more formally structured teaching sessions until the whole class are working in line with the rest of the school. Over the past year or so the curriculum has changed in line with government expectations, as well as keeping an element of creativity and enrichment opportunities. We want to ensure that the children engage in a curriculum and that it is relevant to them, and the experiences they deserve.

The teachers plan in units, each unit is a different length (usually between 4 and 6 weeks) and there are also some special intensive weeks such as Faith, creativity, book, cultural, science, health and maths week. Different year groups will start units at different times, depending on what they are learning and the literacy and numeracy will be linked to over arching theme.                                                                                                           

Maths is taught using a mixture of White Rose Maths and NCETM maths and this is adapted to meet the needs of the children, but ensure appropriate coverage of the skills and knowledge they need. We teach this through the mastery approach, whilst using concrete, pictorial and abstract representations to support leaners with different needs.


All year groups have PE delivered or supported by a professional Sports coach from Aspire. Children from Year 3 to 6, have an opportunity for swimming sessions at a local swimming baths.

PHSE is delivered through the Jigsaw program as well as personal development sessions.

 Our curriculum is:

  • practical and interactive
  • relevant to the “real world”. (Children learn to think like professionals e.g. scientists, engineers or archaeologists.)
  • inspiring visits and visitors can teach children more in a day than a week of learning in the classroom.
  • creative
  • rooted in our local area whilst widening our horizons.  

 Information about each year group’s curriculum is shared at Parent’s Evening, however, staff are happy to answer any questions or clarification you may have.

Link to GOV.UK National Curriculum Website

Link to Government Legislation Page