National Curriculum

If you would like to know more information about the subject content for any of the areas outlined below, then please visit:

Reading and Writing

At St Edward’s, children are taught to read and write through a systematic synthetic phonics approach. Children are ability banded in phonics early on and progress through the different phonic stages. This approach to phonics continues through to KS2 for children who need extra support.

Our school has a reading scheme where books are banded in ability levels and once children reach a certain point, they transfer onto the Accelerated Reading programme which tracks their progress though an online quiz system.

Teachers follow a progression map for writing which includes the elements of composition, grammar and spelling.


At St Edward’s all teachers follow a progression map for maths which breaks the National Curriculum down into small achievable steps. It begins with the objectives set for EYFS, and then shows clear progression through to Year 6. The areas of learning are split into:

  • Number and Place Value
  • Addition and Subtraction
  • Multiplication and Division
  • Fractions and Decimals
  • Measures, Shape and Space, Statistics & Ratio

Teachers ensure that the key elements of maths are taught and practiced regularly. These are:

  • Fluency
  • Reasoning mathematically
  • Problem solving

Other Subjects

Children are taught the skills of science, history, geography, music, art, design and technology, PE, RE and PSHE across the year. A curriculum map is followed by teachers which ensures that the key skills in each subject are taught. The curriculum maps we follow are below:

Science Long Term Plan

History Long Term Plan

Geography Long Term Plan

Computing Long Term Plan

Art & DT-Long Term Plan

R.E. Long Term Plan – SMSC links

We also ensure that our spiritual, moral, social and cultural education provides the children with opportunities throughout the year to celebrate different aspects of life. A calendar outlining these opportunities can be found here:

SMSC Calendar 2018-19

If you would like further information about the curriculum, please contact Mrs Lacey.