"Pupils behave well. They play happily together and consider each other’s needs very well.""Parents are right to be pleased with the quality of teaching at the school.""Pupils learn well because the work they do provides good levels of challenge and helps them learn new skills.""There is a happy and purposeful atmosphere in classrooms.""The curriculum supports pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development effectively.""Pupils get off to a good start in early years."

Curriculum information

The purpose of our curriculum is to give our children the foundations needed for a successful future in education and then employment. Our aim is for children to have the opportunity to gain the skills and knowledge outlined in the National Curriculum in ways that are fun, relevant and challenging. Each term we introduce a new whole school topic, designed to inspire both children and adults. A 'stunning start', a 'marvelous middle' and an 'fabulous finish' provide opportunities for something a little bit different, memorable and fun and aimed at growing the children's cultural capital.

Health and well-being are am important part of our curriculum provision. We are fortunate to have extensive grounds, making outdoor learning a natural part of our children's daily experience.

Throughout the school we focus on key learning skills and learning behaviours that we have identified as an important part of our curriculum provision.

Key learning skills                 Learning behaviours

Observe                                              Perseverance

Describe                                             Engagement

Question                                            Independence

Predict                                               Reflectiveness

Explain                                            Communication

Create                                                 Collaboration

Evaluate                                          Critical thinking


Our curriculum is enriched and enhanced by an extensive programme of extra-curricular activities, including a variety of sporting and musical opportunities. Please follow this link to the relevant section on our website to find out more - Extra-curricular provision

The Teaching of Phonics

We follow the 'Letters and Sounds' programme for the teaching of phonics. Letters and Sounds is a phonics resource published by the Department for Education. It aims to build children's speaking and listening skills in their own right as well as to prepare children for learning to read and spell by systematically teaching phonics.

The Teaching of Handwriting

We follow the Kinetic Letters programme for Handwriting which helps children build core strength and learn letters as movements to aid fluency and automaticity in handwriting.

Click the links to the right to find out more.

Letters and Sounds

Kinetic Letters

Presentation to parents about Phonics and Kinetic letters at Greens Norton