National Curriculum

There are two key stages of education at the Infant school.

The first is the Foundation stage for all reception children. Children in Reception are in their final year of the Foundation stage of education. There are seven areas of the curriculum:

  1. Communication and language
  2. Physical development
  3. Personal, social and emotional development
  4. Literacy
  5. Mathematics
  6. Understanding the world
  7. Expressive arts and design

The second is Key Stage for children in year 1 and year 2.

The national curriculum for Key stage 1 sets out what all state schools are required to teach. It consists of program of study for each subject which describe what is to be taught and levels of attainment for each subject. This outlines what children should be able to do. The core subjects are English, Mathematics and Science.

There are also the foundation subjects which include Computing, Art and Design, Design Technology, Geography, History, Physical Education, RE and Music. Personal, Social Health Education is an important part of our curriculum.  We follow the jigsaw program to teach children key skills and and knowledge through class activities and assemblies.

Religious Education has local guidance about content but is still a compulsory part of the curriculum.

All these subjects are taught in a cross curricular way through our topic based approach. For more detail see ‘The Henleaze Curriculum’.

Year 1 National Curriculum Overview

Year 2 National Curriculum Overview

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