Puttenham Church of England Infant School

Puttenham Church of England Infant School

National Curriculum

The National Curriculum


We are very proud of our curriculum. It fosters a love of learning and embeds the skills and knowledge taught. Our school values of love, hope, resilience, wisdom and respect underpin our curriculum and are evident throughout each subject and learning activity. The children achieve excellent progress and academic success. Our aim is to fulfil our vision to ensure that children achieve their full potential to be the very best they can be.


The National Curriculum (2014) is taught in all state schools. It sets out the programme of study and attainment targets in Key Stage 1 (Years 1 and 2).   In our distinctively Christian school we, also hold, in high status the teaching and learning of RE. The opportunites this provides to learn about the Christian Faith and beliefs, as well as those of other religions and cultures, add a special dimension to our learning.


Reading is our passion. We aim to foster a love of literature amongst our children with a wide and exciting range of genres, including the use of various reading schemes. The children read individually and in guided reading groups to class teachers and other adults in school. Our Phonics programme is called Letters and Sounds and is taught daily. We love to write – stories, poems, lists, recipes, biographies and more. We provide wonderful opportunities to inspire the children’s creative writing. We are also very proud of our handwriting and presentation and the children work hard to keep it neat and of a high standard.


In Maths and Science our focus is ensuring the children have the key skills such as problem solving, questioning and investigation as well as a strong knowledge base from which to apply their skills.


All the other primary subjects are an important feature of our topic based curriculum. We strive to make our curriculum rich, interesting and relevant for all our pupils through our creative curriculum and ensure that it provides wonderful opportunities to enhance the children’s learning.


Our curriculum planning gives a wonderful flavour of the children’s learning journey through the school. We aim to open up their minds and natural curiosity of the world to ask questions and investigate ways of finding out the answer. We provide many enrichment activities to ensure we are making the best of the our village setting. We complement our outdoor learning with Forest School , trips and local area studies.