National Curriculum

This school caters for children from Nursery (3 years old) through to year 6 (11 year olds).

The children join the school in single form classes with no more than 30 in any one year group.

We run a one year program of curriculum study following the EYFS program in Nursery and Reception moving into the National Curriculum from year 1. 

Below you will find out more about the statutory information regarding schooling here at St Nicholas but to really see what our classes are up to follow our news page, Facebook site or login to FROG.


The school follows the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Curriculum. 

The EYFS is divided into seven areas:

  • Communication and Language (CL)
  • Physical Development (PD)
  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development (PSED)
  • Literacy (LY)
  • Mathematics (MA)
  • Understanding of the World (UTW)
  • Expressive Arts and Design (EAD)

Click on the image below for more details of the EYFS curriculum:


You can find out more about what are children in the Early Years are currently learning or what they may be finding out more about next by visiting our other learning pages.

Phonics teaching is based on Letters and Sounds and a variety of reading schemes are used including Oxford Reading Tree.

National Curriculum:

In September 2014 The new national curriculum was introduced.

At St Nicholas School we follow the National Curriculum for all subjects.

We thought it may be useful for our parents to know more about the national curriculum as a whole and so you can find out more about it by clicking on the images below:

Further details can be found on the links below:

English Maths Science
Geography History Languages
P.E. Art and Design Music


All lessons have clear learning objectives and teaching is differentiated in order to meet individual needs.

Children have learning targets shared through information marking (children will know it as 'tickled pink' and assessment is on-going to adjust targets and individual plans as appropriate.

The curriculum is enhanced through topic teaching, following children's ideas and interests and encouraging independent learning. Educational visits and events in school also enhance the curriculum and create memorable experiences for the children. 



The first of the new statutory tests took place in Summer 2016.