Curriculum and Learning

A Mastery Curriculum: Following the introduction of the National Curriculum 2014 and assessment procedures in September 2014, it is now a legal requirement that all year groups follow this curriculum and assessment is undertaken without the use of levels. This means that able children are no longer expected to ‘rapidly rise’ through curriculum levels, but to achieve and then progress to ‘mastering’ their year group objectives. Implications for classroom practice would be that for example; Year 5 will not need to move on to the Year 6 objective but to try challenges that would deepen their learning based around Bloom’s Taxonomy. Please note that in all subjects, your child will still be challenged to meet their full potential.

Early Years Foundation Stage

In EYFS we follow the Statutory Framework for EYFS, this supports an integrated approach to early learning and care. There are seven areas of learning and development that shapeour educational programme.

The prime area are:

  • Communication and Language
  • Physical Development
  • Personal, Social and Emotional

There are four specific areas:

  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding the World
  • Expressive Arts and Design

Please find more information about our EYFS curriculum below:

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Below are our Long Term Maths Plans outlining the key mathematical concepts covered across the school year. These documents are from White Rose and are only an outline of the topics and the order in which they will be taught. Each teacher will use their professional judgment to decide if an area of mathematics will need to be explored for a longer period of time. Likewise, if the teacher believes that the class have certain gaps in their learning, this area of maths may well be taught sooner than stated on the original Long Term Plan.

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Year 6

The documents below show the progression in the learning objectives for each of the seven strands of Mathematics from Year 1 to Year 6. Our long term plans relate to when these objectives will be covered during the year.

Place Value Progression Year 1 – 6

Addition and Subtraction Progression Y 1 – 6

Multiplication and Division Progression Y 1 – 6

Fractions Progression Y 1 – 6

Ratio and Proportion Progression Y 1 – 6

Algebra Progression Y 1 – 6

Measurement Progression Y 1 – 6

Geometry Progression Y 1 – 6

Position, direction and movement Progression Y 1 – 6 

Statistics Progression Y 1 – 6



Below are our Long Term English Plans outlining the key texts and objectives covered across the school year. We sometimes adapt text choices to make links with topics or current events.

There is additional documents at the bottom of the page outlining the strategies we use and how you can support your child with their literacy and language development.

Year 5/6 English Long Term Plan

Year 3/4 English Long Term Plan 

– Year 2 English Long Term Plan

Year 1 English Long Term Plan

If you would like to find out more information about how we teach reading and phonics throughout the school please click here: Teaching Reading and Phonics at Wivelsfield School

If you would like to find out more information about how the key grammar skills progress during Years 1 – 6 please click here: Grammar Structure for English



The document below outlines the units of study in line with the guidance from the National Curriculum for each class/year group.

Consideration has been made to ensure units are studied at appropriate times of the year as well as opportunities for cross-curricular links.

Throughout each and every unit and every unit of study, there is an emphasis on the children learning by doing.

Science Progression


Below are our Long Term Computing Plans for KS1 and KS2, outlining the objectives covered in Computing lessons.


Long term plan 18-19

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We have used our Sports Premium money to enhance PE lessons through the use of qualified coaches.

Our Long Term Plan is linked to competitions within our local cluster of schools.

Please find attached our long term plan for PE.

PE Long Term Plan 2018-19


British Values
As a school we are actively promoting the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.
The children have a good understanding of the British Values through an introduction in whole school assemblies.

Themes then continue to be developed  throughout the school encouraging debates, along with references made to British Values in daily teaching.

Below is PowerPoint the children have been exploring in assembly time.


Below is PowerPoint the children have been exploring in assembly time.



Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE)

Below is outline of the PSHE focus areas covered over the course of the academic year.

PSHE underpins many areas of learning and development. Links are often made through assemblies, topic lessons and discreet sessions.

Wivelsfield PSHE coverage

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Below are our Long Term Plans for RE outlining the areas covered over the course of this academic year.

RE Planning 2016-2017

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At Wivelsfield School we approach some of the foundation subjects (Art and Design, Design and Technology, Geography and History) through a cross-curricular approach. We look for opportunities where links are made in which the children use and apply aspects of learning from one subject in another. These opportunities allow the children to apply, refine and deepen their knowledge, skills and understanding through fun, creative and engaging opportunities.

Below are the Long Term plans for the foundation subjects for KS1 and KS2:

Languages - French

At Wivelsfield School the children are taught French throughout their time in Key Stage Two.

Through weekly lessons the children are encouraged to engage in conversations and broaden their vocabulary.


Please click here to view our scheme of work for French.




Relationships and Sex Education
Additional Information and Downloads

Please contact your child’s class teacher for any further information on the curriculum.

Learning Links


Click on the address below to go to a dictionary.

whirlThe Whirly Word Machine
This game helps you to spell cvc words such as cup, mat and bed.
Click on the address to play.

cvcMatching Machine
Match cvc words such as pen, cat and pig to a picture.


lcwLook Cover Write Check
This activity will help you to learn words for your spelling test.


dragDrag ‘n’ Spell
This game helps you to learn how to spell words with long vowels such as boot, sail and road.






Click on the address below to go to a dictionary.


imagesSpellits is aimed at Years 3, 4, 5 and 6.
The website offers online games and you can also print out activities.
Spellits will help you to learn spelling strategies, rules and patterns.
Click on the address below to go to Spellits.
Have fun!




Practise prefixes and suffixes.



Words ending with f and fe


Words ending with y


Words ending with o


Irregular plurals


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Wivelsfield Primary School
South Road
Wivelsfield Green
East Sussex
RH17 7QN

Telephone: 01444 471393
Fax: 01444 471978

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