Deanesfield Primary School

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

Our Curriculum

Our first priority is to provide a safe, stimulating environment that meets the needs of each child and develops them as well-rounded, lifelong learners. We place high value on inclusion and work hard to ensure every child has equal access to all aspects of the curriculum.


We aim to develop an outstanding curriculum which is broad and balanced, allowing children to develop their skills across many subjects. We make links between subjects to maximise learning opportunities and to help children think creatively. We increasingly make use of our school environment to create opportunities for wider learning and to really enthuse and excite children. 


Much of our curriculum for early years (Nursery and Reception) is developed from the Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage. We enhance this using children's interests as our stimulus to provide enriching activities and events such as visits into the local community and, where appropriate, further afield.


Much of our curriculum for key stages 1 and 2 (Years 1 to 6) is developed from the statutory National Curriculum. Again, children's interests and local, national and international events are used to ensure our curriculum is relevant and develops children academically, physically, morally and spiritually.


You can find out more about the statutory national curriculum or the framework for early years by clicking on the following links:


Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage


National Curriculum Information


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.

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

  • Reading Eggs & Reading Eggspress (online reading program)



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