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Psalm 23

'The Lord is my Shepherd.  He guides my in the right paths as he has promised.'


At Weaverthorpe, we believe in Lifelong Learning. Therefore, our curriculum, which is shaped by our vision and values allows children to encounter and revisit their learning, on a journey through a broad range of subjects, based on the latest Cornerstones model. The model in turn builds on big ideas that form a series of multi-dimensional interconnected threads across the curriculum. Within a happy, safe and stimulating environment, underpinned by Christian values, our curriculum aims to provide opportunities for all our children to develop into successful lifelong learners, who make a positive contribution to their community and the wider society. We promote and celebrate ambition and aspiration in order that every child is equipped for life in our ever-changing world.

Our curriculum meets the National Curriculum statutory requirements and more. It is broad and balanced in order that it is inclusive to all of our children within the school community, regardless of ability and previous learning experiences.



Cycle A

Autumn Spring     Summer
AutumnAutumn Dinosaur planetDinosaur planet School DaysSchool Days
Childhood Dinosaur planet School days
Dangerous dinosaursDangerous dinosaurs Let's exploreLet's explore
Me and my community Dangerous dinosaurs Let's explore


Cycle B

 Movers and ShakersMovers and Shakers

 Coastline/On the beachCoastline/On the beach

 Magnificent monarchs/Animal safariMagnificent monarchs/Animal safari

Movers and shakers

Move it.


On the beach

Magnificent monarchs

Animal safari





Cycle A





Through the AgesThrough the Ages

Mighty metalsMighty metals

Emperors and EmpiresEmperors and Empires
Through the Ages Mighty metals Emperors and Empires
  Scream machineScream machine  
  Scream machine  

Cycle B


Misty mountains, winding riversMisty mountains, winding rivers

Urban pioneersUrban pioneers
Invasions Misty mountains,  windy rivers Urban pioneers
    Tomorrow's worldTomorrow's world
    Tomorrow's world


EYFS/Key Stage 1 - Long Term Plan - Click here

Key Stage 2 - Long Term Plan - Click here


Phonics and Reading 

We use ‘Little Wandle’ Letters and Sounds Revised which is a complete systematic synthetic phonics programme (SSP) developed for schools by schools. Based on the original Letters and Sounds, but extensively revised to provide a complete teaching programme meeting all the expectations of the National Curriculum.

Children in EYFS and KS1 have daily phonics and reading sessions to develop their early reading skills and knowledge. Pupils in KS2 have daily reading sessions developing reading strategies, comprehension, understanding and inference.

During the early stages of learning to read we mainly use ‘Big Cat’ books. From early phonics development to fluency, ‘Big Cat’ books provide a whole-school programme that gives complete support for primary reading. It delivers effective phonics with fully decodable books, expertly aligned to Letter and Sounds and fosters a love of reading with hundreds of levelled readers to support guided, independent and whole class reading.

Older pupils, when ready, move on to free-readers that expand their knowledge, skills and enjoyment through different reading genres.


Religious education

At Weaverthorpe C of E School, pupils and their families can expect a high quality religious education (RE) curriculum that is rich and varied, enabling learners to acquire a thorough knowledge and understanding of a range of faiths and world views. We teach according to the North Yorkshire County Council Agreed RE syllabus. As a church school, the teaching of Christianity is at the heart of our RE curriculum. Through the Understanding Christianity resource, the use of an enquiry approach engages with significant theological concepts and the pupil’s own understanding of the world as part of their wider religious literacy. Links with our school vision and values, and support for pupil’s spiritual, moral, social and cultural (SMSC) development are intrinsic to our RE curriculum. We provide a wide range of opportunities for learners to understand and to make links between the beliefs, practices and value systems of the range of faiths and world views studied.

Parents are able to withdraw their children from RE lessons by drawing on the 1996 Education Act, which states that a parent can request for their child to be wholly or partly excused from religious education and religious worship in the school.  If parents are considering this it is recommended that they first contact the Headteacher.

Collective Worship follows the teachings of the Church of England, as appropriate to the age and abilities of our children.  Our vision and values guide our regular Collective Worship which is led by staff, Reverend Andy Bowden and visitors from the local community, with the help of pupils, and follows ‘The journey through the Bible’.


National Curriculum Primary Framework for England - Click here

Early Years Foundation Stage Framework - Click here 

Weaverthorpe Curriculum Policy

Weaverthorpe EYFS Policy - Autumn 1