Forest & Sandridge Learning & Education

Curriculum Overview

At Forest & Sandridge CE Primary School, our vision is: nurture, grow, flourish, based on Jeremiah 29:11 - "For I know the plans I have for you," says the Lord… "Plans to give you HOPE and FUTURE". We all, adults and children alike, hold our vision and associated core values as central to all we do in school:

  • Courage
  • Compassion
  • Respect
  • Humility

Forest & Sandridge CE Primary School ensures the learning children do in school incorporates the national curriculum and government initiatives. To find out more about the national curriculum, follow the link below.

While the national curriculum describes subject areas, we do not teach all of these discreetly. Links are made across the curriculum in order to make the children’s learning more meaningful. Our curriculum is skills based, ensuring that children are given the opportunity to develop a wide range of skills during their time at primary school. These skills are organised and taught through a theme that helps the children to make relevant and exciting links between different areas of the curriculum.

To ensure our themes include a breadth and depth of knowledge, understanding, and skills, we also follow our Breadth of Study documents, based on the national curriculum 2014.

Please read more about our curriculum intent using the link below.


Breadth of Study Documents

Curriculum Intent Statement Download
EYFS Planning Overview Download
Lower School Breadth of Study Year 1 Download
Lower School Breadth of Study Year 2 Download
Middle School Breadth of Study Years 3 and 4 (Year A) Download
Middle School Breadth of Study Years 3 and 4 (Year B) Download
Upper School Breadth of Study Year 5 and 6 (Years A and B) Download

Staying up to Date

Each term, parents and carers are given a curriculum newsletter for the coming term in a booklet format. The newsletter shows the themes and skills which will be covered during the term and helps parents and carers to follow and support their child's learning from home. You can also find more information on our Subject Areas page.

For more information about the curriculum, please do not hesitate to make an appointment to see your child's class teacher.

Phonics & Reading

The schemes we use to support the teaching of phonics are Letters and Sounds and Jolly Phonics. The main scheme for reading is Oxford Reading Tree. This is supplemented by several other schemes in order to maintain interest and a wide variety of texts.

Approach to Reading Download
Approach to Writing Download
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