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Curriculum 2019 - 2020

Curriculum Organisation and Teaching Methods

We aim to give all children a broad, balanced and relevant curriculum and to make learning as practical, relevant and enjoyable as possible.


The school fulfils the legal requirements of the National Curriculum by teaching the following:

EYFS Foundation Stage

National Curriculum 2014

In addition the school follows the Salford Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education.

The school also provides Health Education and promotes Equal Opportunities, Citizenship and Multi-Cultural education and philosophy for children through the curriculum.  Personal and Social Education are developed in all pupils.

All classes are of mixed ability, they are organised by means of age.  Children are taught, in the main, by their own class teacher, but there are times when a number of classes are combined into ability groups to teach specific aspects of the curriculum – particularly in English, phonics and Mathematics.

Teaching is generally in separate subject areas but subjects may also be taught as part of a theme that will be studied for a period of half a term.  Teachers use a variety of teaching methods to deliver the curriculum – whole class, group or individual work as appropriate.  Care is taken to ensure that work is provided for children throughout the ability range.


The National Curriculum

The National Curriculum for schools in England is set down by the Department for Education and is statutory for every child attending a Local Authority primary school. 


Please see the *Year group curriculum map for the statutory areas that the children must be taught by year group for the core subjects (English, Maths and Science) and non-core. All non-core subjects are broken down by Key Stage.


Where can I go for further information?

The most important place to find out more is your child’s class teacher

do ask as many questions as you need to. The class teacher's really do welcome speaking with you.



Phonics, Reading and Writing at Light Oaks Infant School

Phonics Phase One