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Curriculum

At Priory Primary School, our curriculum is based on the National Curriculum for Key Stages 1 & 2 and the Early Years framework in Reception and has also used elements from Chris Quigley's Essentials curriculum and our own school values.

The children of Priory Primary will experience a curriculum which is challenging, exciting, relevant to their needs, broadens their horizons and prepares them for the future as lifelong learners.

We believe that learning is most effective when it takes place in a memorable context but is also direct and does not cause cognitive overload. We have worked with the Institute for Teaching on developing teaching that allows children the ability to commit learning to long-term memory to ensure they can then develop skills in applying this knowledge. 

A rigorous, well planned curriculum combined with high quality teaching ensures that children are supported to be well rounded, empathetic young people who have a genuine thirst for learning. Children develop a strong sense of moral purpose in addition to a respect for and understanding of people who have different characteristics to themselves, whether that be age, disability, gender, race or sexuality. They are also taught how to keep themselves and otehr safe.

We place a strong emphasis on the development of the basic skills necessary to be confident, articulate and independent learners. All children take part in a daily English and Maths lesson and reading is high priority for us all. 

We use Power Maths to deliver our daily maths lessons and we use Power of Reading to deliver our daily English lessons. Click the links below to find out more:

Power Maths- What is it?

Power of Reading- What is it?

Knowledge Organisers have been created to sequence the children's learning in all year groups and to allow them to build on what they have learnt in the upcoming year groups. Please read the intention of each of our subjects below and then visit the 'Our Curriculum' page to view your child's Knowledge Organiser for each subject and each term so that you can get involved too!

Curriculum Intention

Subject Specific Intent