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Curriculum Intent Statement  

At Ainderby Steeple CE Primary School our curriculum, centred around Christian values, is designed to inspire enthusiasm for learning, to ensure achievement and to support pupil well-being and happiness.

We aim to develop independence by exemplifying hope and endurance so that our children will develop resilience.  Through the development of a cross-curricular approach, we will enable our children to make meaningful links within their learning.

We celebrate our small school identity: being one family, building strong relationships, celebrating diversity, encouraging respect and building a strong sense of community. Through teaching compassion and service our children become kind and caring, showing love for others. Our buddy system, Religious Education, PSHCE lessons and collective worship promote positive attitudes which reflect the values and skills needed for future learning and success.

In order to meet the needs of our small school and varying size cohorts, we have devised a two-year rolling programme based on the National Curriculum 2014.  This is inclusive and ambitious for all pupils. It provides and acknowledges success for all children, in all aspects of their development and it recognises, encourages and celebrates all types of talent.

Teamwork and responsibility are an essential part of our curriculum and we enable children to take on key roles, becoming involved in the local community and enabling them to take an active part in events throughout the year.

Children leave Ainderby Steeple CE Primary School with a sense of belonging and are proud that they have developed the confidence and skills needed to be learners for life.


Foundation Stage

Children should mostly develop the 3 prime areas first. These are:class 1
- Communication and language;
- Physical development; and
- Personal, social and emotional development.

These prime areas are those most essential for your child's healthy development and future learning. As children grow, the prime areas will help them to develop skills in 4 specific areas. These are:
- Literacy;
- Mathematics;
- Understanding the world; and
- Expressive arts and design.


Curriculum Content

Children are introduced to phonics through the use of 'jolly phonics', letters and sounds.  The school has a mixture of reading schemes,  Oxford Reading Tree, Collins Big Cat and Rising Stars rocket phonics then moving onto free choice from our school library. Click here for letters and sounds resources and activities. 

There are three "core" subjects: English, Mathematics and Science. Computing is taught to all children and integrated into most subjects.

Staff ensure that a broad and balanced curriculum is taught, which includes the foundation subjects: Art & Design, Modern Foreign Languages (French), Design Technology, Geography, History, Computing, Music, PE and PSHCE (Personal, Social, Health & Citizenship Education).


 Long term plansCooking

Class 1 Reception and Year 1 Click here

Class 2 Year 1 and year 2 Click here

Class 3 Year 3 and year 4 Click here

Class 4 Year 5 and year 6 Click here 

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