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Sandy Lane Primary School

Curriculum Overview



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We develop ambitious and aspirational learners, who fulfil their academic and personal potential and take pride in their achievements. We are completely committed to providing our children with a curriculum that inspires and motivates them.

All pupils will secure firm foundations in English and Mathematics and this underpins a growing excellence in other subjects. Our knowledge-based curriculum offers a broad range of subjects from Early Years through to Key Stage 2 (KS2). We believe in bringing learning to life, both indoors and out, with an emphasis on engaging, purposeful & challenging learning.

Sandy Lane Primary aims to provide a curriculum that is engaging, inspiring, motivating balanced and relevant. While emphasis is placed on children learning core skills of English and Maths, we place great value on developing the ‘whole child’ and provide an engaging programme of study in all curriculum areas.


Note - there may be some adjustments to the information below as teachers assess any possible learning gaps due to lockdown. Subject leaders have been involved in ensuring key building blocks to ensure progression of knowledge, that may have been missed, are in place and covered.


Our curriculum below sets out the units studied per subject per year group (Subject Overview). These subjects are, where appropriate, combined into Themes (Thematic Overview). Some subjects may not fit into Themes so will be taught as discrete subjects.


We run a range of extra curricular events which serve to add enrichment, cultural capital and further celebration to our curriculum provision. If you have any other ideas of things you’d like celebrated or opportunities that you (or someone you know) can offer our children please speak to any of us.


We openly encourage parental involvement in their child’s learning and the life of our school. If you have any talents you can offer please do see any of us in school. These could be: cooking, baking, crafts, technology (e.g. DJing, computer skills, animation), martial arts or fitness, traditional dancing, to name a few! We’d be grateful for even an hour of your time to pop in and work with our teachers and children.

We run a volunteer programme for parents, friends & family who can offer any amount of time to help out in school including listening to readers. Please do inform your child's class teacher, school office or Miss Morrissy and we'd be delighted to get you involved.

We also hold regular celebration events for parents and invite parents in for workshops and to see their child learn in class.