At Uffington C of E Primary School we are committed to nurturing a love for learning. We believe our children learn best when they are enthusiastic and challenged, but importantly can see the relevance of what they are learning. We feel that it is important that children have an opportunity to apply their skills across the curriculum, to solve problems and to work towards purposeful outcomes.

As such we use a creative cross-curricular approach, where appropriate, planned around the distinctive needs of our children. We embed the application of basic skills which allows learning to be meaningful and strive to make our learning engaging and interesting for children and teachers alike.

In Key stage 1 and 2 we follow the 2014 National Curriculum which is organised over a two year rolling programme (see below). A more detailed breakdown of what is being learnt in a specific term can be found on the topic webs on individual class pages.


Religious Education curriculum

French Curriculum

French 2-year rolling programme

Music Curriculum

Unit Overview KS1 Music

Unit Overview KS2 Music

In the Foundation stage we follow the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS). Within the Early Years Framework there are seven areas of learning and development, three prime areas and four specific areas:

Three Prime Areas

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

Four Specific Areas

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

Children access these areas through a mix of play based adult-led and child-initiated activities, both indoors and outdoors. Play is essential for children’s development, building their confidence as they learn to explore, to think about problems, and relate to others.

Our phonics teaching uses the Letters and Sounds six phase teaching programme form Nursery to year 1 and is supported with Jolly Phonics in the EYFS. We use the reading schemes including: PM, Oxford Reading Tree and Project X. We also follow the Oxford Diocesan R.E. scheme of work.