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CE First School and Nursery

Love, Learn, Fly – Do Everything in Love: 1 Corinthians 16:14

Curriculum Overview


Our intention is that our carefully sequenced curriculum will:

  • Provide memorable experiences to ensure our children develop a life-long love of learning
  • Ensure all children receive a broad and balanced curriculum which meets their needs
  • Support pupils to reach a high standard of literacy and maths skills through specific teaching and the application of these skills to learning across the curriculum
  • Ensure that knowledge and skills are taught progressively so that children build on what they already know and understand
  • Allow children to achieve depth to their learning by applying their knowledge and skills in a range of contexts and subjects
  • Develop children with enquiring minds, who question the world around them with curiosity
  • Extend learning beyond the classroom through engaging enrichment 
  • Teach children the essential social and emotional skills, as well as how to keep physically and mentally healthy
  • Develop children’s personal values, qualities and attitudes so that they are respectful of other people and their beliefs, views and opinions
  • Encourage children to be caring, responsible and active citizens who positively contribute to the local and wider community and environment



  • We have created subject specific curriculum progression maps; informed by curriculum intent. These break down the key skills and knowledge that our children should know. They are progressive and develop the learners at their key milestones.
  • We will ensure that key knowledge and vocabulary is learned, retained and recalled through our provision. These will be regularly checked to ensure there are secure in long term memory.
  • Quality CPD and resources will support the security of subject specific teacher knowledge and understanding so that they can make connections and links with both prior and future learning 
  • Our subject curriculum maps will form the foundations of teacher planning for learning and teacher assessment
  • School learning environments will reflect our curriculum intent through subject specific displays. 



The impact of our curriculum will be seen in:

  • High standards in outcomes and evidence of progress in children's books
  • Progress which build incrementally at a pace and momentum appropriate to the learner.
  • Quality experiences which are memorable, worthwhile and challenging.
  • Quality First Teaching
  • Learners that are resilient, curious, aspirational, independent and confident communicators
  • Learners that attend school regularly and are enthusiastic about their learning
  • Individuals who value and respect one another and demonstrate our Christian Values 
  • Knowledge acquisition that has been built up over time and retained


Means of measuring Impact:

  • The curriculum is regularly reviewed, developed, monitored and evaluated by the Leadership team, Teaching team, Academy Improvement Team and governors, leading to improvements and innovation.
  • Subject leaders take responsibility for ensuring coverage, progression and standards through long and medium-term planning, promoting the subject and developing the teaching methodology and securing high quality resources. They regularly monitor and evaluate learning, teaching and the curriculum.
  • Planning is detailed, regular and collaborative and prepares teachers so they provide a coherent, personalised learning experience.
  • Assessment is both formative and summative and progress and attainment are regularly tracked.