Curriculum overview

Our curriculum is designed  (with our learners at the centre)

  • to meet the needs of all learners- it is therefore based on assessment and needs to be flexible and involve the pupils in developing and evaluating the provision.
  • develop the learning competencies of our pupils- curiosity, thinking, learning, resilience, responsibility and independence
  • to excite and engage and motivate pupils in learning
  • to develop the key skills- investigate, analyse and synthesise, develop and create, evaluate and communicate-across all subjects
  • to make meaningful connections between subject disciplines but recognising that some subjects will be taught discreetly at times
  • around the core literacy and mathematical skills
  • to develop respect for each other, and the local and global world around them
  • to understand the impact they can have on others and the local and global world around them
  • to provide opportunities for the intellectual, physical, emotional, social, scientific, aesthetic and creative development of every learner.


New National Curriculum

In September 2014 the government   introduced a new National curriculum for all maintained schools in England and Wales to follow.

“The national curriculum provides pupils with an introduction to the essential knowledge that they need to be educated citizens. It introduces pupils to the best that has been thought and said; and helps engender an appreciation of human creativity and achievement.

The national curriculum is just one element in the education of every child. There is time and space in the school day and in each week, term and year to range beyond the national curriculum specifications. The national curriculum provides an outline of core knowledge around which teachers can develop exciting and stimulating lessons to promote the development of pupils’ knowledge, understanding and skills as part of the wider school  curriculum.”

The subjects taught are:




Computer Science

Languages- in KS2.  Our chosen language is Spanish

Art and Design

Design Technology






We also value and plan for personal, social and health education,(PSHE) including citizenship. Please see below for examples of how we provide for this.

These subjects will be covered through a thematic approach as your child moves

 through the school- however for the first reception year your child will be taught  according to the Early Years Statutory Framework.

See below to see what your child will experience whilst at our schools.

The Flying Start Federation four year rolling programme


We use the synthetic phonics method to teach reading and writing. This means that we teach children the 42 main sounds of the English language in addition to the alphabet (names of the letters). We teach these through daily phonic sessions in Early Years and encourage children to start reading as soon as possible using graded early reading books.  We also encourage all children to borrow books from our school libraries to share and enjoy at home.


Parents Guide to the new National Curriculum 2014