Curriculum information – Year 1

Each year group has a curriculum map detailing content and coverage across all subject areas. Parents can refer to our curriculum maps to keep up to date with what children are learning each term.

Further information:

  • All documents & resources are available in printed format from the school office.

‘The harmonious relationships among all groups, from a wide variety of backgrounds, are a strength of the school’…

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‘From the earliest stages in Reception, adults skilfully support pupils to explain their mathematical thinking.’…

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‘Leaders leave no stone unturned to ensure that the very diverse school population is treated equally and that there is a relentless focus on driving up pupil performance’…

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‘Teaching and learning are consistently good. As a result most pupils make good progress in reading, writing and mathematics from often significantly below-average starting points’…

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‘There is a strong sense of community in this school.’…

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‘Staff morale is high, team spirit is very strong, and all are committed to continued improvement. This helps to explain why the school is continuing to improve’…

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‘Leaders help pupils to develop resilience and self-confidence in their learning.’…

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‘The Clifton ‘Good Citizen’ programme helps pupils to develop the communication and interaction skills they need for
later life.’…

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‘In religious
education lessons, teachers provide opportunities for pupils to understand and appreciate the different life experiences of their friends.’…

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‘Relationships between adults and pupils are extremely positive.’…

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‘Children make a good start in the early years because of good teaching’…

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‘Comprehensive subject plans identify the essential knowledge and vocabulary that pupils need to learn over time.’…

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‘Parents are overwhelmingly supportive, commenting very positively on the school’s many strong features’…

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‘Pupils feel very safe in school because of the school’s rigorous approach to keeping them safe’…

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‘The introduction of a comprehensively sequenced phonics programme is helping children to establish successful early reading skills from the very start of Reception.’…

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‘The range of enrichment activities the school provides is excellent and contributes a great deal to pupils’ learning’…

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‘Teachers use
rigorous assessments to make sure that all pupils make good progress.’…

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‘There is a very strong focus on checking on how well different groups of pupils are learning, so that any falling behind can be immediately helped to make better progress’…

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‘Leaders ensure that pupils can develop essential life skills through activities such as learning to dress independently and simple food preparation’…

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‘Pupils are happy and they feel safe.’…

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‘Leaders have embedded a carefully sequenced, knowledge-rich curriculum from the early years through to Year 6.’…

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‘The multi-academy trust has provided teachers with detailed suggestions for how to adapt every aspect of the curriculum.’…

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‘The excellent relationships between teachers and their pupils ensure lessons are purposeful and enjoyable’…

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‘Pupils contribute significantly to the successes of the school through their outstanding behaviour and readiness to learn’…

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‘Leaders have high expectations of behaviour for all pupils.’…

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‘Pupils with highly complex special educational needs receive outstanding levels of support.’…

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‘ A well-developed
programme for relationships education helps pupils to understand the importance of tolerance and respect for others.’…

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‘Teachers ensure that they enrich the curriculum through an extensive range of visits and experiences’…

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‘The highly successful promotion of pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is at the heart of the school’s work’…

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‘Pupils demonstrate outstanding levels of tolerance and respect for other pupils and adults’…

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‘Teachers provide opportunities for pupils to share experiences of their cultural beliefs and celebrations.’…

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