The National Curriculum at Fishburn Primary School.
At Fishburn Primary School, pupils in the Pre-School, Nursery and Reception follow the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum. Our EYFS Curriculum is planned carefully so that all activities and learning promote personal growth and development. We pride ourselves on being fully inclusive in all aspects of our curriculum offer throughout school.
A parents guide on what to expect in EYFS can be found here:
KS1 & KS2:
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.
For the academic year 2021 – 2022, Statutory Assessment will begin again. There will be a phonics screening check in December 2021 for all year 2 children. Year 2 assessments will be completed in May / June, Year 1 will undergo their phonics screening check in June of 2022, Year 4 will take part in the multiplication times table check and finally Year 6 will complete their SATs in May 2022. In addition to this, all children in reception will undergo the reception baseline assessment which will be completed during the first 6 weeks in the Autumn Term 2021.
National Curriculum 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.
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.
In response to the National Curriculum document linked above, we have carefully planned our own 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 full ‘Bigger Picture’ Curriculum offer on our ‘Curriculum Offer page’ which details our Intent, Implementation and Impact plans for this academic year.
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’. We believe that this approach ‘hooks’ children into their learning and allows them to make solid connections with their past learning, therefore building up their skills and knowledge over time. This approach we believe also ensures full curriculum coverage across the National Curriculum despite our mixed age range classes and also promotes breadth and depth in our curriculum offer for all of our children.
A copy of our over arching curriculum plans can be found below:
- Pre school & Nursery LTP 2021_2022.docx
- Reception LTP 2021_2022
- Curriculum Topic Headings 2021_2022
- British Values
Please find a copy of our English Whole School Overview here:
Please find a copy of our Maths Whole School Overview and Progression Documents here:
If you would like to discuss any aspect of the curriculum please contact the school.
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.