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Curriculum Overview

At Ashtree Primary School & Nursery we follow the new National Curriculum 2014. However, over the course of the academic year 2018-2019, we began developing the design of our curriculum to focus on ‘what’ we want Ashtree pupils to learn, ‘how’ we want Ashtree pupils to learn and ‘why’ we want Ashtree pupils to learn through our curriculum.

Our curriculum delivers a cumulative sequence of knowledge and skills, building upon prior knowledge from the previous term and year. We value robust assessment for learning, identifying children’s gaps in their learning. Our curriculum is then adapted so all pupils can progress and to ensure these are targeted and the building blocks for future learning are secured.

The National Curriculum is also divided into Key Stages: Early Years Foundation Stage refers to pupils from birth to Reception, Key Stage 1 refers to pupils in Years 1 & 2, age-range (5 – 7 yrs), while Key Stage 2 refers to the Years 3 – 6, age-range (7 – 11 yrs).

For more information about each subject please visit the specific subject page under the drop down menu, ‘curriculum.’

If you would like to know more about the Primary Curriculum the please visit the government’s website.

Primary Curriculum

For information about the Early Years curriculum please visit our EYFS curriculum page.