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Peartree Primary School Curriculum

"The curriculum is well planned and lessons effectively incorporate a wide range of enrichment activities, such as drumming and cookery. Regular visits and visitors embellish learning. Clubs, too, contribute to the breadth of learning activities". 

February 2016, Ofsted

Key Stage 1 Curriculum (Years 1 and  2)


In Year 1 children begin to work on the objectives of the National Curriculum.  We build on skills in the Early Years Framework and throughout the year further develop more formal learning. Every morning children work on their reading, writing and maths skills.  This is often in small groups, such as Read Write Inc. phonics sessions or Big Maths.  At the end of Year 1 all children are assessed to ensure they have reached the expected standard in phonics.


In Year 2 children continue to build upon these skills.  Maths and English (including Guided Reading sessions) are usually whole class based, although those children who need it are taught in small phonics and maths groups. At the end of Year 2 all children are assessed using Teacher Assessment and the Standard Attainment Tests (SATs). Those children who did not pass the Phonics Screening are also assessed.


Key Stage 2 Curriculum (Years 3, 4, 5 and 6)


Throughout these years children build upon the strong foundation of skills they have built in Key Stage 1. Mornings usually focus upon Reading, Writing and Maths; these lessons are usually whole class based. Children are encouraged to engage in a purposeful and creative way in their learning. The afternoons are devoted to a wide range of subjects, often taught by specialists such as PE coaches or music teachers. Homework is designed to support in-class learning and extend the learning journey beyond the classroom.

Curriculum Maps


We have recently updated our curriculum maps to further develop coverage and cohesion. The links below give you an overview of the curriculum for each phase.  If you would like to know more about the curriculum your child is following, please make an appointment (via the staff in the school office) to meet your child's class teacher.

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