Our Curriculum At A Glance

The National Curriculum (2014) sets out the programmes of study and attainment targets for all subjects at all 4 key stages. All local-authority-maintained schools in England must teach these programmes of study. It is at each school’s discretion as to how this curriculum is taught and the design of the curriculum. In Early Years, from pre-school to reception, our children follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework. The National Curriculum is followed by years 1 to 6 and the curriculum coverage can be seen in our detailed curriculum maps. Copies of which are available in school and can also be found on the ‘Curriculum maps’ tab on our website.

At Smawthore Henry Moore Primary School, we have designed our broad and balanced curriculum to ensure that our children receive knowledge and understanding of the statutory content in an inspiring, thoughtful way. Our staff work with the children to take full advantage of the curriculum enrichment to enhance the learnt content, with a variety of visits and visitors planned over each year.  Further evidence of this can be found in our wonderful ‘Enriching the Curriculum’ evidence file. Subject leaders individually monitor the curriculum for their subject and ensure that the quality of provision is thorough. Individual subject provision can be seen in the ‘Curriculum by subject’ tab.

Our children access carefully planned activities with our teachers, ensuring that the curriculum can be accessed at all levels of ability so that the range and pace of the curriculum is appropriate to their needs. Teaching can be whole class, group or sometimes individually based. Our priority is to embed basic English and Maths skills through the varying curriculum areas, maintaining high standards in everything the children do.

Our school provides a wide curriculum for children of all abilities in the 2 - 11 age range. All children have equal access to all areas of the curriculum regardless of their race, gender or ability. We are proud that all of our children receive the broad and balanced curriculum that they are entitled to.


Click here to view the Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage document.


Click here to view the KS1 and KS2 National Curriculum document.