Foundation Stage
 In our EYFS class, we focus on developing the 3 prime areas first although this depends on the needs of the child. These are:
– Communication and language;
– Physical development; and
– Personal, social and emotional development.

These prime areas are those most essential for your child’s healthy development and future learning. As children grow, the prime areas will help them to develop skills in 4 specific areas. These are:
– Literacy;
– Mathematics;
– Understanding the world; and
– Expressive arts and design.

 Curriculum Content
Children are introduced to phonics which support reading, writing and spelling through the use of ‘jolly phonics’ and the Letters and Sounds’ programme. To continue to develop spelling skills in older children, we use our own scheme of work based on the North Yorkshire spelling scheme. The school has a mixture of reading schemes organised into coloured bands. Once the children have progressed their way through this, they are able to move onto free choice books  from our school library.

Click here for letters and sounds resources and activities.

There are three “core” subjects: English, Mathematics and Science. Computing is taught to all children as a discrete subject  yet linked to other areas being taught in the class  so therefore integrated into most subjects.

Staff ensure that a broad and balanced curriculum is taught, which includes the foundation subjects: Art & Design, Modern Foreign Languages (French), Design Technology, Geography, History, Computing, Music, PE and  PSHCE/SRE/British Values (Personal, Social, Health & Citizenship Education/Sex and Relationship Education)
 Long term plans

Click here to see the curriculum coverage for  EYFS  (although often this can change as it is led by the children’s interests).

Click here to download our long term planning document for Key Stages 1 and 2).  This contains information about how we meet our the requirements of the National Curriculum for all subjects with the exception of English and Maths (please see below).

Please find guidance below to help you understand the government and school expectations for our children. We hope you find this helpful.
The following two booklets show what children have to be able to do by the end of Year 2 in reading, writing, maths and science to achieve the nationally expected level.
The frameworks have been interim documents for the last 2 years. The government has not as yet announced any changes for the next academic year.

As stated in the document,

Each of the three standards within the interim framework contains a number of ‘pupil can’statements. To demonstrate  that they have met a standard within this interim framework, teachers will need to have evidence that a pupil demonstrates consistent attainment of all of the statements within that standard and all the statements in the preceding standard(s).’

Key Stage 1 Interim Teacher Assessment Framework

Key Stage 2 Interim Teacher Assessment Framework

Pitch and Expectation in Maths
The Local Authority have produced the following booklet to show expectations in maths for years 1-6 with examples for each area.

Year 1 Expectations and examples 

Year 2 Expectations and examples 

Year 3 Expectations and examples

Year 4 Expectations and examples

Year 5 Expectations and examples

Year 6 Expectations and examples

Parental Curriculum Support
Mission Maths Guide for Parents