Sedgefield Primary School

  1. School Info
  2. Curriculum


The curriculum at Sedgefield Primary is the whole learning experience offered by our school. It is not only the subjects taught in lessons, but all of the activities and experiences while the children are at school, which nurture the skills, knowledge, attitudes and values that we encourage. During a child’s time at Sedgefield, we aim to develop resilience, motivation, confidence and independence. Each child is valued as an individual and is encouraged to develop to their full potential by making the most of every opportunity presented.

"Your curriculum, caring ethos and opportunities for responsibilities all help develop pupils’ citizenship skills and prepare them well for life in modern Britain."  OFSTED, 2017

Please click on each one for more information about that subject area and plans: 

English,     Reading Plan, Class Texts, Writing Plan

Mathematics, Maths Plan - EYFS, Year 1, Year 2, Year 3, Year 4, Year 5, Year 6

Science, Science Long Term Over-view, Science Long Term Detailed Plan

Art and Design, Art and Design Plan

Computing, Computing Plan

Design and Technology, DT Plan

Geography, Geography Plan

History, History Plan

Modern Foreign Language (KS2 only), MfL Plan

Music, Music Plan

Personal, Social and Health Education, including Relationships, Sex and Health Education (PSHE and RSHE), PSHE/RSHE Plan

Physical Education (PE),   PE Plan

Religious Education (RE), RE Plan

There is a strong emphasis on reading, writing and mathematical skills, which are taught as separate lessons and consolidated within other areas of the curriculum.  

"Pupils’ achievement in reading in key stage 2 is very strong. Consequently, over the last two years, by the end of Year 6, pupils’ progress in reading has been significantly above that found nationally."  OFSTED, 2017

The staff are committed to offering the children of Sedgefield Primary experiences that enrich their education in the form of visiting artists, musicians, dancers, theatre groups and sports coaches, as well as educational visits away from school, including the much anticipated Year 6 residential to Robinwood.


For a full breakdown of what is taught in every year group each term please click below:

Click to download general information about the National Curriculum and our Curriculum Policy 'Curriculum Information for Parents'    Sedgefield Primary Curriculum Policy.


Click to take you to the class pages, which have more information.  If you have any queries, please contact your child's class teacher, or the school office.


A feature of our school is the way we nurture and support all children.  For more information on how we adapt our curriculum and provision for children with Special Educational Needs or Disabilities, please click here to be taken to the relevant page.


Click to take you to the Covid-19 Information Page where information on the Recovery Curriculum for each subject area can be found.


Information on the teaching of phonics and reading can be found in PowerPoints on the Reception class page and the Year 1 class page. Phonics is taught following 'Little Wandle Letters and Sounds Revised' and our Phonics based Reading Scheme is Collins 'Big Cat'.  'Oxford Reading Tree' is used in KS2 once the children are more confident readers, in order to develop a broader range of reading skills.  Reception parents (and this year Year 1 parents) were also invited to a meeting in October to explain everything.  If you missed the meeting, our Reception or Year 1 staff are happy to go over things with you at another time.