Curriculum Aspirations

Subject Aspirations:

English Including Oracy

  • Extend and develop the knowledge of language children bring from home by providing a wide range of linguistic experiences.
  • Children will be effective, competent communicators and good listeners.
  • Children express opinions, articulate feelings and formulate responses to a range of texts both narrative and non-fiction using appropriate vocabulary.
  • Ensure that all children can read easily, fluently and with good understanding and develop the habit of reading widely and often, both for pleasure and information.
  • Ensure that all children acquire a wide vocabulary, a thorough understanding of grammar, punctuation and spelling together with a knowledge of linguistic conventions for reading, writing and spoken language.
  • Ensure that all children write clearly, accurately and coherently, adapting their language and style in a range of contexts, genres and audiences.
  • Increase the children’s ability to use planning, drafting and editing to improve their work.
  • Develop every child’s understanding of the spoken word and their capacity to express themselves effectively in a variety of speaking and listening activities, matching style and response to audience and purpose.
  • Ensure that all children use discussion in order to learn; they should be able to elaborate and explain clearly their understanding and ideas.
  • Provide high quality literacy experiences outside designated English lessons, throughout the broader curriculum.
  • Children produce effective, well-presented written work across the Curriculum. 


  • For children to develop their mental recall and fluency to enable them to apply their knowledge to a variety of concepts
  • To develop children’s confidence in maths, promoting resilience to conquer new challenges
  • To develop children’s vocabulary to engage in mathematical talk, working collaboratively with others
  • To be able to apply knowledge to solve problems and mathematically reason
  • Making mathematical links between topics and other curriculum subjects
  • Linking maths to real life problems, helping them to develop skills for the future


  •  Children to become confident scientists – thinking, talking and writing like scientists
  •  Engaging and practical activities
  •  Subject specific vocabulary on this display


  • Instil in the children a curiosity and understanding of events, places and people in a variety of times and environments.
  • Children develop an interest in the past and an appreciation of human achievements and aspirations.
  • Children understand the values of our society.
  • Children learn about the major issues and events in the history of our own country and of the world and how these events may have influenced one another.
  • Children develop a knowledge of chronology within which the children can organise their understanding of the past.
  • Children understand how the past was different from the present and that people of other times and places may have had different values and attitudes from ours.
  • Children understand the nature of evidence through the process of enquiry and by developing the range of skills required to interpret primary and secondary source materials.
  • Children distinguish between historical facts and the interpretation of those facts.
  • Children understand that events have a multiplicity of causes and that historical explanation is provisional, debatable and sometimes controversial.


  • Stimulate the children’s interest in their own surroundings and other localities, both in the United Kingdom and the rest of the world.
  • Give children the opportunities to make observations and to form opinions about their immediate environment and other localities.
  • Children understand how physical features such as climate, rivers, and volcanoes affect the lifestyles of different peoples throughout the world.
  • Foster the children’s sense of wonder at the beauty of the world around them.
  • Develop an understanding of the relationship between people and the environment and how people’s actions affect the quality of the environment.
  • Enhance the children’s sense of responsibility with regard to caring for the Earth.
  • Children develop an awareness and appreciation of cultural and economic diversity.
  • Children acquire and develop skills necessary for making geographical enquiries.


  •  Children know how to stay safe online
  •  Children are appropriately computer literate
  •  Children know how to code


  •  Children enjoy art and know how to express themselves creatively
  •  Children have opportunities to use a variety of resources and skills
  •  Children build on previous knowledge and skills
  •  Children are exposed to a wide range of artists
  •  Children can engage in discussion about art


  •  Children understand why we design for a purpose
  •  Children build resilience through exploration and discussion
  •  Children have the opportunity to participate in extra-curricular activities
  •  Children have the opportunity to use a variety of resources and skills to create a product


  •  Children have a basic knowledge of Christianity and the Christian calendar.
  •  Children develop a good knowledge of world religions by engaging in RE lessons, assemblies and visiting places of worship.
  •  Children demonstrate respect for their peers’ beliefs and have the confidence to express their own.
  •  Children have the ability to reflect on similarities and differences between religious beliefs.
  •  Children use their knowledge of various religions to put historical understandings into context. 


  •  Provide all children with the foundations to understand and model how to be a good citizen.
  •  Children know how to keep themselves and others safe.
  •  Children develop healthy and respectful relationships.
  •  Children understand that everybody has differences and all are welcome at school and in the wider world.
  •  Children are emotionally literate.
  •  Provide lessons that enable children to understand their ever-changing bodies.
  •  Children are strong, resilient, understanding, tolerant and persistent.


  • Provide all children with the foundations to become confident musicians through enjoyable, creative learning experiences
  • Provide all children with the opportunity to participate in a variety of musical experiences and nurture individual talent
  • Encourage children to develop their musical knowledge
  • Allow children to creatively express themselves, fostering a happy and healthy mind
  • Provide all children with the opportunity to sing, play instruments and listen and appraise
  • Provide children with a range of extra-curricular activities, allowing them to appreciate their role as part of the community


  •  Children to become confident in a range of sports
  •  Children to understand the importance of physical health and well-being
  •  Children to participate in a range of extra-curricular activities
  •  Children to participate in a range of sporting events
  •  Children to have the ability to creatively express themselves through gymnastics and dance