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What does your child learn at school each day? Find information about our curriculum here or please contact the school if you require additional information.

National Curriculum from September 2014

The new National Curriculum was implemented from September 2014. It provides pupils with an introduction to the essential knowledge that they need to be educated citizens. It introduces pupils to the best that has been thought and said; and helps engender an appreciation of human creativity and achievement.

The full National Curriculum document can be viewed at:


It is important to note that the National Curriculum is only part of the whole school curriculum and paragraph 3.2 on page 6 of the National Curriculum document sums this up very well:


The national curriculum is just one element in the education of every child. There is time and space in the school day and in each week, term and year to range beyond the national curriculum specifications. The national curriculum provides an outline of core knowledge around which teachers can develop exciting and stimulating lessons to promote the development of pupils’ knowledge, understanding and skills as part of the wider school curriculum’.




The school teaches synthetic phonics. We follow Phases 1- 6 of the ‘Letters and Sounds’ document (DFE 2007) Link:

We use ‘Phonics Play’ as a primary resource to support the programme and we have a wide range of books and other resources available

At Upper Arley C of E Primary School we teach a wide and varied curriculum using the statement above as our philosophy. Please follow the links below to view the overview curriculum for each year group.