Staples Road Primary School

Strive, Respect, Succeed

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Our Curriculum

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. Click here for more information on the EYFS.


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, relevant 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. 


An overview of our curriculum topics this year can be seen in the document below.

More information about specific subjects, can be seen in the Curriculum Intent Statements folder below. 

Termly year group curriculum coverage, can be seen in the Autumn, Spring and Summer folders below. 

Reading Buddies


Reading aloud to adults and more experienced readers is essential in developing reading skills so at SRS we encourage children to read together with older, more experienced readers coaching and supporting younger readers in a relaxed and informal manner.  Paired reading classes are allocated every year and class teachers organise their weekly timetable to read with their partner class in class and in the library.

Our values are kindness, honesty, creativity and resilience