The Curriculum

The National Curriculum subjects are English, Maths, Science, History, Geography, Religious Education (RE), Art and Design, Music, Computing, Design and Technology, Physical Education, and for KS2 a modern foreign language.


Our Curriculum Statement


  • to nurture and develop well-rounded, capable and caring individuals
  • to give children the skills, knowledge and attitudes to lead a rich and fulfilling life

In order to achieve our aims, we need to ensure children:

  • have firm foundations of basic skills that they can use and apply
  • have a broad range of exciting and creative opportunities to discover and nurture their individual talents
  • understand the distinct nature of the different disciplines that enable one to become a specialist in a particular area, eg. an artist or a historian
  • develop a set of core human values that underpin their spiritual, moral, social and cultural (SMSC) development and their sense of uniqueness and self-worth as individuals
  • have access and opportunity for all individuals to achieve their potential
  • develop their thinking and questioning skills

The Coldfall Primary School curriculum consists of:

  • the National Curriculum core and foundation subjects, which are taught through a relevant, contextual and inspiring creative global curriculum entitled ‘A Journey Around the World’
  • RE, PHSE and Citizenship
  • Values Education
  • an enrichment programme for each year group comprising chess, Forest School, cooking, additional music and green/eco learning
  • a programme of extracurricular activities that includes creative and physical opportunities


Overview of the National Curriculum for Years 1 to 6     (pdf format)

Key Skills in English and Mathematics

Particular skill areas are described as ‘key skills’ because they help learners to improve their learning and performance in education, work and life. These are embedded in the school’s curriculum.

Visit the CLASS PAGES for a particular year group/subject to read the expectations, or go to the ENGLISH or MATHS pages for the full range of Year group content.


Value of the Month

Moral Courage

Our empathy habit for the month of June is Moral Courage.

Moral courage is the ability to stand up for what is right, to speak out and step in to support and help others. It is about being an upstander and not a bystander.

Read more.