Curriculum Overview

Curriculum intent

At Diptford C of E Primary School, our intent is for pupils to achieve the highest possible progress and outcomes within each subject through the provision of a curriculum that is broad, balanced and rich in experiential learning.  We have developed a 2/3 year rolling curriculum based on the National Curriculum, the EYFS curriculum, Devon and Torbay RE syllabus, PSHE/SRE curriculum and our Five Star Pledge.  We have designed our curriculum to enable pupils to flourish and develop character within our distinctly Christian ethos, underpinned by our school values and vision.  We seek for our pupils to develop a love of learning and curiosity for the wider world with an understanding of the impact they can have on others and the world beyond.  We seek to help our pupils develop confidence, resilience and a capital of knowledge and skills that they can grow throughout their primary experience; preparing our pupils well for their next steps. Our curriculum seeks to broaden horizons, ignite passions, nurture talents and make connections in learning as well as positive human connections.  Our curriculum is aspirational and enriched by a wide range of opportunities, living out our Trust vision of ‘Small Schools, Big Opportunities’.  To achieve this, we have organised our curriculum in a logical and sequential manner. 


Implementation We will...

We strive for the impact of our curriculum to be…

Excellent standards

  • Pupils make expected or better than expected progress, according to their baseline and national testing
  • Pupils reaching for the stars

Exceptional behaviour and attitudes

  • Excellent learning behaviours and attitudes - to school life and beyond
  • Ability to manage risk, conflict and uncertainty
  • Aspirational learners
  • Building a toolkit of life skills, including resilience, reciprocity, reflectiveness and resourcefulness

Holistic Personal Development

  • Pupil wellbeing monitored and developed
  • Mental Health supported
  • Developing sense of spirituality
  • Happy, healthy pupils

The National Curriculum

Our school curriculum includes the ‘National Curriculum’ and EYFS curriculum as well as RE, PSHE and sex & relationships curriculums.

The National Curriculum is a statutory curriculum document used by primary and secondary schools.  It covers what subjects are taught and the standards children should reach in each subject.

The National Curriculum is organised into blocks of years called ‘key stages’ (KS). At the end of each key stage, the teacher will assess pupil progress and outcomes. .

Long term plans
Our long term plans pace out the topics or themes for each year group in a rolling programme.  Key areas for learning and learning 'hooks' may be identified.  Beneath this plan sits the National Curriculum and our Key Skills documents. Teacher plan in more depth for each subject, identifying specific vocabulary too. 
Please follow the link below to see our Long Term Plans updated in line with our class structure for 2019-20 and 2029-21
Curriculum plans and statements
The documents below set out our curriculum plans for Science and the foundation subjects. Each includes our statement of intent, implementation and impact.
Key Skills
The documents below identify the key skills that support achieving National Curriculum outcomes in Science and the Foundation subjects. They are progressive across each year group (Year 1-6).