Curriculum Overview
We strive to create an exciting environment which will stimulate children and make them want to learn and develop good long term attitudes to school and to learning. We monitor children’s progress and development carefully so that new skills and ideas can be introduced as soon as a child is ready to progress to the next stage of learning. Our aim is to ensure that every child has access and entitlement to a broad, balanced, differentiated and relevant curriculum.

We believe that children learn most effectively from first hand experiences and we endeavour to provide them wherever possible. The children engage in many practical activities and visits.

Reception Curriculum Map

Supported by the Department for Education, Action for Children and 4Children have produced a very comprehensive guide called, ‘What to expect. When?’ 

This is a fantastic resource because it explains very clearly how to find out more about how your child is learning and developing during their first five years, in relation to the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum.

A child’s first five years have been divided up into six age bands which overlap. This is because every child is different and children do not grow and develop at the same rate.

It contains some excellent suggested activities to help your child’s learning.

Here is a link to the guide:
If you have any questions after reading this resource, the Early Years Team will be happy to help!

EYFS Outcomes Early Learning Goals

EYFS Outcomes 30-50 months

EYFS Outcomes 40-60 months







For more information about the curriculum click here:

If you would like further information please contact the school.

English Overview (Recommended reads, websites and educational visits)
English Curriculum Overview

Reading Passport

Phonics Information for parents
Here is a colour list of the most important spelling objectives taught to the children between Years 2 and 6.  The colours tell you which year group the objective will be taught in, based on current curriculum expectations (although there is some overlap). The list is not exhaustive by any means, but it does detail the words that come up most frequently in standardised tests and those that the children use most frequently in their writing. The sheet is intended as a guide, not a list of spellings to learn by rote. If you would like to work with your child, please use the list as a starting point to investigate words that come under the objectives noted.
Useful spelling patterns and word lists 

Here is an overview of our RWI spelling programme, which is taught from Y2 to Y6. There is a weblink – which you can follow for more information.
RWI Spelling Overview 

Here are the statutory word lists issued by the Department for Education. These are words that children should know on exit from Y4 and Y6.
Statutory Word Lists

Calculation Policy
In maths, we have a
calculation policy that we designed as a tool to support the teaching of calculation strategies across KS1 and KS2 based on the aims and objectives from the National Curriculum. The main aim of our calculation policy is to enable children to be confident to choose the strategy that is most effective and support mathematical fluency.

In the policy, each of the four operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division), are broken down to show a clear progression of calculation strategies from Year 1 through to Year 6. The progression ensures that children will gain a secure understanding of number and place value.

It is based on a concrete, pictorial and abstract approach (CPA) to the teaching of mathematics. This enables our children to use concrete resources to build a secure understanding of number, which then leads into a pictorial representation and finally into the abstract (number formation).

 Gradients of difficulty are shown at the end of each operation. It is important for us that the teaching and learning of mathematics follows this progression to ensure that a solid foundation of number and place value is formed and the children at Killigrew become confident and efficient mathematicians.

 If you would like to see the policy in more depth, to help you support your child at home, please contact your child’s class teacher.

Geography Rationale
Geography Skills Progression

History Rationale
History Skills Progression

Computing Skills Progression
Curriculum Overview Science

British Values


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Warm display