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Curriculum Intent


At Norton CEVC Primary School, we want our children to experience:


  • High quality teaching and learning experiences to enable all children to achieve the highest possible standards in all areas of the curriculum which is broad, balanced, relevant and differentiated
  • A curriculum that has knowledge and vocabulary at the heart of learning
  • A curriculum in which knowledge underpins and enables the application of skills
  • A rich curriculum that enables pupils to see the world from a wide range of perspectives
  • The development of resilience, perseverance, challenge and support so they have the confidence to aim high and aspire to more
  • Opportunities to delve deeper into their learning, building on skills progressively each year
  • A curriculum that responds to findings from pupil feedback and school data to ensure it is bespoke to their needs and reflects the ever-changing world, locally and globally
  • A curriculum which helps children to know how to live healthy lifestyles – both physically and mentally
  • Spiritual, moral, social and cultural experiences threaded through all we do which will facilitate them with all they need to face any and all futures
  • Strong Christian ethos permeating through daily life which gives the children a safe and nurturing environment
  • Good relationships between home and school, welcoming parents into school and encouraging them to work in partnership and harmony with staff
  • An appreciation, understanding and respect of the Christian faith and to develop an awareness of other beliefs
  • A curriculum which actively promotes British values to ensure young people leave school prepared for life in modern Britain
  • A curriculum which is driven by our Curriculum Drivers and Christian Values 


Please click on the document below to view 'The Curriculum - The Big Picture'. The foundations of the curriculum have been developed following consultation with parents, children, staff and governors. Also visit the Vision and Values page of this website for further information.

Long Term Plans


What does your child learn at school each day? Find information about our curriculum subjects here.


Our long term plans give the overview of each subject taught each year and this is delivered through topic work, where possible. English and Mathematics may be taught through cross curricular topics or as discrete subjects in themselves. Reception children follow the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum which is taught in a cross-curricular way. There is a mixture of child and adult initiated learning over a range of topics which change half termly.


Please visit your child's class page to find out more about the topic they are studying and to see what they have been doing in class. If you wish to find out more about our curriculum please speak to the relevant Key Stage Leader: EYFS and Key Stage 1 Lead - Miss Rebecca Miles, Key Stage 2 Lead - Mr Peter Mabbitt.


Our long term plans are here:

Teaching of Phonics and Reading


A wide range of reading materials is used, but the core scheme is Read, Write Inc for our younger pupils. A range of other scheme books are available to support levelled reading until children's reading is fluent. There is a good range of quality reading books for children to take home.

For our phonics teaching, the main scheme for EYFS and Year 1 is Read, Write, Inc. The National Curriculum guidance is used for all year groups.