Albion Primary School

Our Curriculum

Curriculum Intent

Our aim is to provide our children with an exciting knowledge-engaged curriculum where they can develop as independent, confident and successful learners with high aspirations. We want learning to be meaningful and memorable.

Curriculum Policy

Our curriculum is built on strong pedagogical principles, with every child encouraged to meet and achieve their potential. We make it our aim to discover what children are good at and use this to promote a positive attitude to learning. Every child is recognised as a unique individual. We celebrate and welcome differences within our diverse school community, comprised of over 25 different ethnicities which is reflected in the curriculum we deliver. It is broad and balanced, with opportunities for pupils to celebrate, share, and learn about their different cultural and spiritual beliefs.

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  • Reading
  • Phonics
  • Writing
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Computing
  • History
  • Geography
  • Religious Education
  • Art
  • Design & Technology
  • Physical Education
  • Modern Foreign Language
  • Music
  • PSHE
  • EYFS Curriculum


 We believe that childhood should be a happy, investigative and enquiring time in our lives, where there are no limits to curiosity and there is a thirst for new knowledge and experiences. Therefore, we aim for our pupils to make progress by moving through a carefully sequenced body of knowledge and essential skills that build on what has been taught before. 

At Albion Primary School, pupils’ learning is initially centred on our locality and wherever possible through first-hand experience. It then extends out nationally and internationally to ensure children understand the importance of being responsible global citizens.

We use our Albion Values (Ambition, Resilience, Respect, Creativity, Kindness and Responsibility) to create resilient, active, curious, independent, life-long learners and thinkers who can succeed and be happy in their local and wider global community. The curriculum is designed to develop the whole child through:

  • enriched learning experiences both in school and out
  • collaborative learning experiences which build tolerance and inclusivity allowing the children to develop positive relationships
  • connecting the children to their own emotions and experiences and to the wider world.

Enjoyment of the curriculum promotes achievement, confidence and good behaviour. Children feel safe to try new things. High quality visits and visitors into Albion are also well designed to enhance the curriculum and in turn inspire children today for tomorrow’s world!

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Curriculum Implementation

Our curriculum intent is underpinned by the National Curriculum. In Key Stage One (Years 1 and 2) and Key Stage Two (Years 3, 4, 5 and 6) children follow the National Curriculum and the Early Years Foundation Stage follow Birth to Five Matters.

Year 1 Curriculum Overview

Year 2 Curriculum Overview

Year 3 Curriculum Overview

Year 4 Curriculum Overview

Year 5 Curriculum Overview

Year 6 Curriculum Overview

Implementation describes the way in which we deliver our intent consistently each day. To do this we have carefully designed our knowledge-engaged curriculum. This maintains knowledge as a focus; believes that knowledge underpins and enables the application of skill and has an emphasis on cross-curricular teaching in order to make the curriculum relevant and meaningful to pupils, putting knowledge into context. A rich web of knowledge is what provides the capacity for pupils to learn even more and develop their understanding. This does not preclude the importance of skill. Knowledge and skill are intrinsically linked: skill is a performance built on what a person knows.

Skills are carefully and progressively mapped across each subject area.

Knowledge is consolidated and built upon to support retention and recall and is clearly outlined within Medium Term Plans for each subject area. This ensures that by the time children leave our school they have learned, and are able to recall and apply, the key information that we feel is important in order for them to be successful in the future.

The government have placed great emphasis on schools developing cultural capital. Cultural capital is the essential knowledge that children need to prepare them for their future success. It is about giving children the best possible start to their early education.

At Albion, we see Cultural capital as the accumulation of knowledge, attitudes, habits, language and possessions that enables individuals to demonstrate their cultural competence and social status. Our school plays a crucial role in developing this through immersing children in dance and music, visiting theatres, galleries and historic sites and by introducing them to literature and art.

Embedding cultural capital into our curriculum is a way of closing the gap between children from differing socio-economic backgrounds by ensuring that children from all backgrounds have the same opportunities in society to achieve their full potential.

Our curriculum aims to broaden the horizons of our children and links to our school's values. The opportunities offered aim to provide our children with unique experiences within and outside of the National Curriculum.  We broaden horizons by developing global learners, planning for opportunities for children to be aware of the wider world and its current issues. Our values enable children to develop an understanding and respect for cultural diversity and difference. We encourage participation in the community at a range of levels, from the local to the global. We teach our children to make the world a more sustainable place and to take responsibility for their actions. We do this by providing learning linked to:

  • International/cultural understanding
  • Respect for others and our differences
  • Community participation (local and global)
  • Sustainability and environmental issues
  • Challenging stereotypes

In addition to year group learning, we regularly engage in whole school initiatives to excite the whole community. These complement the curriculum, promote community and encourage engagement with families. Examples include the Caribbean Carnival which is planned for within Art, Design and Technology and Geography; Anti-Bullying & Online Safety Weeks; Science Week; Queen’s Jubilee Celebrations; project-based holiday homework; International Evening and many charitable events including our work to support Children in Need, Red Nose Day and Shelter.

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Curriculum Impact

Pupils leave Albion Primary School with a secure understanding of the academic content; with the understanding of how to be socially, morally, spiritually and culturally responsible and aware; how to make positive contributions to the local community and how to endeavour to be the best that they can be. We aim for all of our children to leave Albion respectful, resilient, creative, kind, responsible and ambitious with a thirst for life and all it has to offer.

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If you would like to find out more about our curriculum at Albion Primary School, please contact Jess Calnan, Assistant Headteacher, by emailing .

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