Curriculum and Assessment

Our Curriculum


The EYFS Curriculum

Children in Reception follwo the Early Years Foundation (EYFS) curriculum.  It is divided into 7 areas of learning and children are assessed against these:

  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development
  • Communication and Language
  • Physical Development
  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding the World
  • Expressive Arts and Design

The following booklet provides further information for parents/carers:

What to Expect, When

The National Curriculum

Children in Years 1 - 6 study the National Curriculum.  Subjects are most often combined into topics to aid understanding and make learning relevant and exciting. 

 The National Curriculum applies to pupils of compulsory school age in maintained schools.  For each subject and Key Stage, programmes of study set out what pupils should be taught in which year group.

Please follow the link below to read the National Curriculum document:

The National Curriculum in England Framework for Key Stages 1 to 4

At Calstock school each topic is planned using progression sheets, which show the skills the children will learn throughout the half term. The progression across the school will be monitored to make sure each year group is challenged and the curriculum meets the needs of the children.

The following documents lay out and explain the expectations for children,in each year group, in each subject.



The following documents provide further information in the areas of Reading, Writing and Maths.

Further detailed information about children's learning and the curriculum they are studying is available in each class's web site area.

Curriculum Schemes

Phonics: Oxford Read Write Inc.

Inspire Maths: Oxford University Press

Grammar Glossary

Click on the following to view the Grammar Glossary:

Key Stage 1 & Key Stage 2 National Curriculum SATs Tests

Please click on the following link for further information on the 2018 SATs for KS1 and KS2.

Key Stage 1 and 2 National Curriculum Tests - Information for Parents