Your Child's Curriculum 



Phys Ed





D & T



Rationale behind our curriculum: 

Our curriculum follows the National Curriculum and has been designed to reflect the community we serve - reading and speaking is at the heart of all we do.  We carefully balance the requirement for pupils to reach Age Related Expectations (ARE) in core subjects with our wider curriculum aims of providing a balanced range of enriching experiences. Physical and mental well-being are both valued and prioritised.

Curriculum Intent

Our curriculum is coherently sequenced with the primary aim to build knowledge.  Following the National Curriculum exactly, it is relevant, coherent and challenging.  Our curriculum is designed to be accessible and meet the needs of all Vale children.  We have created progression documents that map the core knowledge from the National Curriculum and identify what we intend children to learn, know and be able to do at each stage in their journey through primary school and beyond.  This provides the children with the opportunity to revisit vital skills and knowledge regularly and embed this learning.  School systems ensure gaps are identified and filled allowing all children to confidently move on to the next stages of learning. 


At Vale, every member of the staff team recognises their role in helping children learn and as such contributes to the good or better learning that happens here.  At Vale School we know learning is meeting expectations when:


Children’s progress is measured against the core knowledge we expect them to have remembered at each stage of their learning. Regular revisits and reviews of prior learning, low stakes quizzing and standardised testing of identified core knowledge ensures curriculum intent is being met.

What should my child be learning?

At Vale school we see educating children as a partnership between home and school.  To make this easier, we are being open, honest and transparent about our curriculum so everyone helping to educate Vale children can see what we are teaching children in any subject at any given time.

Click on the subjects or year groups to find out what your children have learned, are learning and will learn during their time at Vale School.