Our Curriculum

Whilst high levels of academic achievement are expected, we are concerned with all aspects of children’s development. It is our intention to provide, within a caring environment, a wide range of balanced learning opportunities which develop and extend the subject skills, key skills, thinking skills and achievements of all our children – a curriculum for the 21st century – which will help our pupils to grow up to be knowledgeable, independent, adaptable and responsible people and prepare them for a world in which the only constant is change.Dunnington CE Primary Curriculum Policy

Our staff carefully plan to ensure both curriculum coverage and progression in children’s learning and details of our approach to the curriculum can be found in the curriculum policy on our policies page.  


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The curriculum overview of all subjects for each year can be found in the newsletters and curriculum overviews on our classroom pages.

You can find out more about the National Curriculum for Key Stages 1 and 2 on the GOV.uk website, which includes the programmes of study for all subjects.

Phonics & Reading

We provide a daily phonics session in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 using the “Letters and Sounds” scheme as a guideline but with adaptations made to ensure the expectations of the National Curriculum are met.

Foundation stage and key stage one pupils follow the Oxford Reading Tree scheme but are also encouraged to read supplementary books that do not follow the scheme.  KS2 children are encouraged through reading and writing, to develop their powers of imagination, inventiveness and critical awareness.