Deanesfield Primary School

Dream, Believe, Achieve... And Make A Difference!

Our Curriculum

Our curriculum for early years (Nursery and Reception) is developed from the Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage.


Much of our curriculum for key stages 1 and 2 (Years 1 to 6) is developed from the statutory National Curriculum.


Although there is no national curriculum for the following subjects, we outline below how we have approached these:


  • religious education - we have adopted the Hillingdon Locally Agreed Syllabus;
  • personal, social and health education - we mainly use the 'Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning' (SEAL) programme along with other resources as appropriate;
  • citizenship - we have developed units of study drawing from various resources in order to meet our children's needs at each stage of their primary education.
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Teaching Reading


We draw on a wide range of resources to support our children's reading (including phonics):


  • Big Cat (Collins)

  • Rigby Star (Pearson)

  • Oxford Reading Tree

  • Ginn

  • Project X (Oxford University Press)

  • Tree Tops

  • Connectors

  • First News

  • Range of chapter books



We use 'Letters and Sounds' a phonics resource published by the Department for Education.

We also use Jolly Phonics as an approach to teaching synthetic phonics i.e. actions and songs to teach the sounds.



Spectrum Handwriting Scheme



Please click on the links below to view the statutory documents from which much of our curriculum is derived:


Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage


National Curriculum Information

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