An Overview of our Curriculum

Our curriculum comprises all of the learning experiences that we plan for the children to enable them to enjoy, learn and achieve. We aim to ensure that the curriculum:

  • Reflects our high expectations and promotes our school values
  • Is broad and balanced allowing pupils to develop a range of skills  and acquire knowledge and understanding
  • Is enriched with exciting and enjoyable opportunities and experiences
  • Promotes spiritual, social, moral and cultural development
  • Enables children to develop their talents and interests
  • Prepares children for the next steps in their education and for      their future lives as workers and citizens

Essential skills for learning and foundations for life

At Sutton Veny CE Primary School we place great emphasis on equipping children with essential skills, that help to support their personal development and learning across all subjects. These skills are part of our everyday curriculum and routines. The skills apply to every age and stage of learning.

These essential skills are:

  • Literacy skills (reading, writing, phonics, spelling, handwriting)
  • Numeracy skills (using and applying numbers)
  • Information Communication Technology skills (computer skills)
  • Communicating effectively (speaking clearly and listening with      concentration)
  • Learning independently and working collaboratively
  • Improving own learning and performance
  • Problem Solving
  • Enterprise, innovation and creativity

The personal skills we strive to develop:

  • A positive attitude and desire to learn
  • Curiosity and imagination
  • Self-confidence
  • Independence, organisation and self motivation
  • Resilience and determination
  • A sense of achievement and self-worth
  • Respect for self, others and the environment


At Sutton Veny CE Primary School we follow the Early Learning goals for the Foundation Stage, and the National Curriculum at Key Stage 1 and 2. This means that parents and carers can be confident that children have learnt core knowledge and developed their skills and understanding within a wide range of subjects and topics, in preparation for their transition to secondary school.

The Foundation Stage

The curriculum for children in our reception classes is based on the following areas of learning:

  • Personal, social and emotional development
  • Physical development
  • Communication and language
  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding of the world
  • Expressive arts and design

Key Stages 1 and 2

Our curriculum is organised to ensure that all the National curriculum subjects are taught. Subjects may be taught individually, or within a topic.

The subjects the children learn are; English, Mathematics, Science, Art and Design, Computing, Design and Technology, Geography, History, Languages, Music, Physical Education, Religious Education (RE) and Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE).