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Curriculum and Assessment

Welcome to the Curriculum page of our website. Here you will find information on the different subjects taught at Renhold Primary School and how you can support your child's learning in these areas. 

In line with government requirements, the school sets whole school curriculum targets annually that are developed from individual pupil and class targets set by the teaching staff. The targets are discussed, agreed and monitored by the Governing Body’s Curriculum and Standards Committee. The National Curriculum applies to pupils of compulsory school age in maintained schools.

The following subjects are included in the National Curriculum at Key Stages 1 and 2:

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Computing
  • Religious Education
  • Art
  • Design Technology
  • Music
  • Geography
  • History
  • Physical Education
  • Personal Social and Health Education

For each subject and for each Key Stage, programmes of study set out what pupils should be taught and attainment targets set out the expected standards of pupils’ performance.

At the bottom of this page is a 'Parental Guide To The New Primary Curriculum' which outlines what is being taught in schools from September 2014.


Our Curriculum is divided into 6 themes throughout the year, taught through a skills based curriculum.  They are based on major aspects of classic art.  Creativity, art and music underpin our whole curriculum, through which children are also taught problem solving and team work skills. 


These topic headings will also be adapted to a variety of headings: for example, the “Living Environment” may appear to the children as “Beatrix Potter” or “Down on the Farm”; the Built Environment as “World War 2”.   The “Strange and Wonderful” may appear as “Alice in Wonderland” or "Myths and Legends”.Topic headings are flexible and designed to appeal to, and follow the interests of the children. 


Through teaching all the learning intentions in our topic plan, the National Curriculum is fully covered, as is the local RE Agreed Syllabus and Personal, Social and Health Education.


All our topics are planned to engage the children in a variety of learning styles.  They incorporate “Stunning Starts”, “Marvellous Middles” and “Fabulous Finishes” and include trips and visiting experts to enhance the curriculum and plenty of art, dance, music and performance.


The above is currently being used in conjunction with the Cornerstones Curriculum. For further information on this please see 

If you require any further information about the curriculum, please contact us via the school office.