Curriculum

This page will tell you about what we learn in school and how we assess your child's attainment and achievement.

Visit our class pages for detailed plans for how the curriculum will be covered in each year group. As  the website evolves more and more curriculum related content will be added and this will be specific to your child's needs and level of development.

In 2019 the school began working on a new system known as the "3 i's " in order to better clarify the intent, implementation and impact of curriculum study areas. During the academic year 2019-20 we hope to share these documents with parents and the community. 

Settle CE  Primary School always aspires to put the children first when it comes to making decisions about provision, learning and well being. We want our pupils to be happy, confident children who love coming to school and importantly are safe, well cared for and love learning!

We are very proud of the Creative Curriculum provided at Settle CE Primary School, which provides opportunities for both academic and non academic development. As a Christian School we greatly value the importance of pastoral care and as such a Christian ethos underlines all that we do. As such wehave a 'Curriculum for Life Document' which supplements National Curriculum areas with life skill and personal growth and development opportunities. It is designed to cover a range of disciplines including: mental health and well being strategies, cooking, first aid, financial management, self-defence  and STEM opportunities.

Like all schools, passing exams is very important to us, but equally important is personal growth and development and self mastery of skills such as self discipline, problem solving, creative thinking, grit and resilience.

Through our curriculum, we equip children with the necessary skills and values to prepare them as lifelong learners,  to be valued members of the communities in which they live and to prepare them for their future lives. We acknowledge and celebrate the fact that each of one of our children is different, and that they all learn in different ways.

Our Curriculum provision has been re-designed to take account of the National Curriculum, and  reflects our local context as well as preparing our children for life in 21st Century Britain. It is a curriculum that is challenging, exciting and fun!

There are three stages in the Primary years: 

  • Foundation Stage (Nursery and Reception) 
  • Key Stage 1 (Years 1 and 2)
  • Key Stage 2 (Years 3 to 6)

Each year group has class specific plans which outline the learning for the year. The work is pitched to meet the needs of all pupils regardless of ability or background. 

Foundation Stage Coverage - pupils attending in Nursery and Reception undertaking learning through a Foundation Stage Curriculum which offers play based and focused learning opportunities tailored to meet individual needs.

National Curriculum Coverage - Children from Year 1-6 all follow a National Curriculum. Here the learning becomes more formalised, however our school provides a creative curriculum structure that ensures elements of personal growth, mental health and well being are built into everyday activities.

National Curriculum areas of study include:

  • Art and Design
  • Citizenship
  • Design & Technology
  • English
  • Geography
  • History
  • Computing
  • Maths
  • Modern Foreign Languages
  • Music
  • Physical education
  • PSHCE
  • Religious Education
  • Science