Sir John Moore C.E. (A) Primary School

Delivering, Reverence, Service and Compassion with SJM S*P*A*R*K*L*E




Click here to see our School Curriculum Intent

Click here to see the New Curriculum

Click here for - KS1 Teacher assessment frameworks


The government has released the interim assessment frameworks for ;

The end of Key Stage one- click here for guidance

The end of Key Stage two- click here for guidance

This is how the teachers will base their final judgments for pupils in Reading, Writing, Mathematics and Science

Curriculum, approach to phonics and reading schemes

Foundation Stage

In the Foundation Stage (also known as Reception) the curriculum is based on the Early Years Foundation Stage. There are seven areas of learning:

Prime areas:

    • Personal, social and emotional development 
    • Communication and language
    • Physical development

Specific areas

    • Mathematics
    • Literacy
    • Understanding of the world
    • Expressive arts and design 

Approach to phonics and Reading schemes

For phonics, we follow Read, Write Inc. We have daily 20 minute phonic sessions where children are grouped according to their needs. These groups are assessed regularly ensuring fluidity and consistent progress throughout the groups/phases.

Our reading books are book banded and incorporate a very wide range of reading books predominately Read, Write Inc reading books.

Pupils move onto free choice when they are ready and are able to choose from the school library and from home.


Key Stages One and Two

In Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 the programmes of study are known as the National Curriculum. The National Curriculum consists of:

    • English
    • Maths
    • Science
    • ICT
    • Art
    • Physical Education
    • Design Technology
    • Music
    • History
    • Geography
    • Personal, Social, Health Education and Citizenship (PSHE)


Religious Education is also part of the curriculum. Our RE syllabus is the Leicester Diocesan Board of Education.

Click Here for our Yr1-6 RE Rolling Programme of Study.

We aim to make our curriculum relevant, enjoyable and creative, suiting the needs of all of our pupils.

English and Maths are taught as separate subjects in daily English and Mathematics sessions and skills learnt during these lessons are developed further through other curriculum areas.

The Foundation subjects are in themes. Each theme can last up to a term. ICT/Computing is embedded across all areas of the curriculum.

To find out more about our curriculum, please contact the school office for a visit or a chat with our senior leader team.