Our Curriculum

The curriculum consists of all the planned activities that we organise in order to promote learning and personal growth and development. It includes not only the formal requirements of the National Curriculum, but also the range of extra-curricular activities that the school organises in order to enrich the experience of the children. It also includes the ‘hidden curriculum’, or what the children learn from the way they are treated and expected to behave. We aim to teach children how to grow into positive, responsible people, who can co-operate with and respect others while developing the knowledge, skills and understanding that they need in order to achieve their true potential and lead fulfilling lives.

 We plan the curriculum carefully, so that there is coherence and full coverage of all aspects of the National Curriculum and early learning goals, and there is planned progression in all curriculum areas. In order to cover all objectives, we ensure an equal balance of focus across the foundation subjects on a two year cycle. We teach using a cross-curricular approach where links between subjects exist. Some subjects are taught discretely where this is not achievable.

Maths and English are taught daily to all pupils and these basic skills are applied and practised across the whole curriculum

At Dry Drayton CE (C) Primary School we enable our children to acquire skills for life, so that they are able to apply these and have a thirst for knowledge, through enjoyment and by experiencing a wealth of opportunities. We aim to prepare the children fully for life in modern Britain, through our broad and balanced curriculum and our strong ethos and sense of moral purpose, which is underpinned by Christian values promoting Spiritual, Moral, and Social and Cultural development.

By following the links for each year group, you will find detailed information about the curriculum with details about what the children will be learning during 2015/2016

Link to the DfE National Curriculum information -