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The Curriculum at Staples Road School

Our intent is to Strive, Respect and Succeed by providing every child with a curriculum which is rich and varied, challenging and inspiring. We are lucky enough to be on the doorstep of Epping Forest, so we maximise opportunities to use the forest throughout our curriculum. 


The National Curriculum - Key Stages

We follow the National Curriculum (2014). Years 1 and 2 follow Key Stage 1 (KS1), and Years 3-6 follow Key Stage 2 (KS2). These comprise of core and foundation subjects. EYFS (Reception) follow the Statutory Framework for Early Years Foundation Stage, and Development Matters. 


Core subjects: 

  • English
  • Maths
  • Science


Foundation subjects:

  • Computing
  • Geography
  • History
  • Religious Education
  • Design and Technology
  • Art and Design
  • Music
  • Modern Foreign Languages (French)
  • Physical Education
  • Personal, Social and Health Education


Although there are specific lessons that stand alone in some subjects (for example Maths, PE, Music, French), most of the subjects are taught through topics which are planned on a half-termly basis. The allows the learning to be exciting and meaningful for the children. Examples of our topics include Extreme Earth, Innovations and Ideas and Lovely Loughton. 


Equality and Inclusion

Our curriculum is accessible for those with disabilities or special education needs. We are in compliance with the duties set out in the Equality Act 2010 and the Special Educational Needs and Disability Regulations 2014. 


For more information about specific subjects, see the Curriculum Intent Statements below. 

For an overview of each year group's curriculum coverage, see the Autumn, Spring and Summer folders below. 

Welcome back to a new term at Staples Road!