Curriculum Statements

At Fressingfield Primary School we deliver a curriculum that enables our children to become happy and confident learners which inspires a love of learning throughout their lives. It is very important to us that each child is valued and challenged to reach their full potential through the creative, broad and balanced curriculum we provide.

As a school we follow an enhanced version of the 2014 National Curriculum and the Early Years Foundation Stage Profile. The child is at the centre of all that we do, we build upon the children’s interests and curiosities and use these to plan a creative topic-based curriculum, combining knowledge and skills that will engage their enthusiasm. We have high expectations of the children and we regularly discuss with them their strengths and areas of development to ensure that their next steps are challenging and have an impact on their progress.

We have a thematic approach to our curriculum (see KS1 and KS2 Thematic Plan) which runs on a four year cycle. On the plan you will find suggestions on how you can support your child at home – this will be added to as we work our way through the curriculum.

We teach phonics using ‘Letters and Sounds’ and the reading scheme used is the Oxford Reading Tree, with the addition of other reading age appropriate texts.

It is important to us that learning is not confined to the classroom. We provide a wide range of experiences to enhance the children’s learning through visits, visitors, outdoor learning and special events. We encourage our parents to be fully involved in this process and we value their support.

Please see the curriculum intentions, implementation and impact for our curriculum area below.