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School Curriculum

Our school curriculum covers all aspects of the educational and social needs of children at the primary stages of development.  We adopt a child centred approach, a great emphasis being placed on creating a stimulating and challenging environment and providing a curriculum that is broad, balanced and relevant to the children.

We aim for our children to be self confident, knowledgeable, literate, numerate, articulate and able to think and reason for themselves enabling them to make choices and decisions throughout their life.

The National Curriculum divides up the whole curriculum into subject areas as follows-

·        Core subjects                        Literacy, Numeracy, Science, ICT.

·        Foundation subjects             Art, Music, PE, History, Geography,

                                                                     Design and Technology, RE.

Religious Education is taught in line with Kirklees Agreed Syllabus.

We place a particular emphasis on the creative and expressive arts as these areas of the curriculum help develop the whole child.  Theatre companies and musicians work with the children and staff during the school year.


The Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum is based on seven areas of learning:

  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development
  • Communication and Language
  • Physical Development
  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding the World
  • Expressive Arts and Design

Key Stages 1 and 2

  • Areas of the curriculum are:
  • Mathematics
  • English
  • Science
  • Computing
  • Humanities
  • Art
  • Music
  • Physical Education
  • Religious Education
  • Health
  • Citizenship
  • Personal and Social Education

Paddock School Curriculum Statement


New National Curriculum

For information on the New National Curriculum, click on the link below.

New National Curriculum Document


Supporting Your Child at Home


Further curriculum information for Key stage 1 and 2 is available on the individual year group pages (links below.)

Early Years Unit

Key Stage 1

Lower Key Stage 2

Upper Key Stage 2

If you would like more details  please contact school where policies are available, or talk to your child's class teacher.



Phonics Teaching

We follow the 'Letter and Sounds' phonics scheme with Read Write Inc and use 'Jolly Phonics' as a supplement to teaching.  

Guided Reading

We currently use three varied series of books for Guided reading - Ruth Miskin, Rigby Star and Project X.

Home Reading

Children take home books from the Oxford Reading Tree and Collins Big Cat ranges.





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