At Fishburn Primary School, pupils in the Pre- School, Nursery and Reception follow the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum. We also believe that inclusive education means providing all pupils with appropriate education and support alongside their peers. Our Curriculum is planned carefully so that all activities and learning promotes personal growth and development. We pride ourselves on being inclusive in all aspects of our curriculum offer. Further information can be found in the How we adapt the curriculum and learning environment for children and young people with SEN section of the SEND Information Report.
If you would like to discuss your SEND requirements in detail with our SENCO then please contact the school to arrange an appointment.
A parents guide on what to expect in EYFS can be found here:
Pupils in Year One and Year Two follow Key Stage One of the National Curriculum. Pupils in Years Three to Six follow Key Stage Two of the National Curriculum.
Children in EYFS and KS1 are taught to read using the Phonics programme Letters and Sounds. Children in KS2 who require intervention in reading have bespoke sessions aimed at the right level for them.
The National Curriculum sets out the expectations of what must be taught to children in maintained primary schools such as ours. The document is available in school for parents to view, but it is also available online here.
Subjects which we teach are as follows:
Mathematics, English, Science, History, Geography, Art, PE, Music, Information Technology and Design Technology. Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) lessons are also taught, together with Citizenship. A Modern Foreign Language (French) is taught as part of the KS2 curriculum.
Religious Education is provided in school within the framework of the Durham Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education. The parents of any child may request that he/she be excused from collective worship or Religious Education lessons. In these instances the child will not be included and alternative provision will be made.
In response to the National Curriculum document, we have carefully planned our curriculum around the statutory guidance and created a curriculum offer which we are very proud of as it is unique to our school.
You can find our curriculum offer on our ‘Curriculum Offer page’ which details our Intent, Implementation and Impact plans.
Our wider curriculum, which encompasses all of the subjects you see above, has been carefully developed so that each year group will be taught all of the content required by the National Curriculum, under an umbrella topic such as ‘Dragons & Castles’ or ‘Splendid Skies’.
This ensures full curriculum coverage across the National Curriculum and also promotes breadth and depth in our curriculum offer for all of our children.
A copy of our over arching curriculum can be found below:
Please find a copy of our English Curriculum here:
Please find a copy of our Maths Curriculum here:
If you would like to discuss any aspect of the curriculum please contact the school.