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The Curriculum at Willow Tree Primary School


 The School Curriculum


The Primary curriculum has 3 stages: Foundation Stage (Nursery and Reception), Key Stage 1 (Years 1 and 2) and Key Stage 2 (Years 3 to 6).

There is a whole school curriculum plan, which is reviewed and developed bi - annually by the teaching staff. Each class has a basic timetable and curriculum scheme appropriate to the level of the children's ability and needs. The school curriculum consists of the National Curriculum, which is taught through a creative and cross-curricular way, and other learning opportunities such as Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE), Citizenship and Spanish in KS2.


The Foundation Stage Curriculum leads on to the National Curriculum which is more subject based, but taught in an integrated way through a topic-based approach


National Curriculum (NC)

The National Curriculum 2014 is central to our planning and assessment procedure. The staff work closely together to prepare a structured programme of learning based on the National Curriculum, which is both broad and balanced and is delivered through subject teaching and cross-curriculum topic work.

The core subjects are Maths, English, Science and Computing.

The foundation subjects are Music, Art, Physical Education, History, Technology, Geography and Religious Education (RE).

For each subject and Key Stage, programmes of study for KS1 and KS2 set out what pupils should be taught and attainment targets set out the expected standards of pupils' performance. Details about the Curriculum are available for Key Stage One and Key Stage Two.

We continually assess the children's learning throughout the year to ensure progress and continuity in their development. Assessment is also vital to inform our planning. Children are assessed for NC purposes at the age of 7 (Key Stage 1) and 11 (Key Stage 2).


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