Our Curriculum

At Littledean Church of England Primary school we aim to be regarded as an integral part of the wider community. We aim to encourage independence and a life-long love of learning in an environment where each individual is valued for who they are and the unique contribution that they bring.
Through our commitment to the development of Christian Values for Life we aim to enable, encourage and equip each child to develop their full potential: academically, spiritually and socially. Through mutual respect and high expectations we aim to provide a learning environment that is safe and conducive to learning.


We aim to provide high quality teaching that takes into account the individual needs of every child. Through our commitment to the recruitment of high quality staff, on-going professional development, rigorous monitoring and willingness to embrace new ideas, we aim to ensure that all pupils receive an education that meets their very individual needs.


We also aim to provide a curriculum that is broad, balanced and stimulating, giving scope for the children to investigate and problem solve, enabling them to participate actively in their own learning and develop skills that will assist them throughout the rest of their lives.


We have worked as a staff to review our curriculum and make changes to it in order to meet the needs of our children.  We have introduced a question based approach to the teaching of most of the foundation subjects in order to pique the children's interest and to encourage them to become more actively involved in their own learning.  The overview documents below outline the areas of learning in the Foundation Subjects across the school.

Equality in Teaching and Learning
We provide all of our children with the opportunity to success and reach the highest level of personal achievement.  We do this by:
  • Ensuring equality of access for all children to enable them to meet the requirements of the curriculum in a way that meets their specific needs.
  • Preparing children for life in a diverse society.
  • Using materials that reflect the diversity of the school, population and local community, without stereotyping. 
  • Promoting attitudes and values that challenge discriminatory behaviour or prejudice.
  • Providing opportunities for children to appreciate their own culture and celebrate the diversity of other cultures.
  • Seeking to involve parents in supporting their child's education.
  • Utilising teaching approaches appropriate for the whole school population which are inclusive and reflective of our children and families.
If you would like to find out more about our curriculum please contact your child's class teacher.
Our Curriculum Drivers
We have identified three curriculum drivers which we know are fundamental to our children's current and future success.  These curriculum drivers are rooted in Christian values and interwoven through everything that we do.  They are:
Aspiration              Resilience             Community
See the document below for more information on our curriculum drivers.
Our Curriculum
Our curriculum is arranged using a two year programme which takes into account the specific needs of mixed-age classes.  See our long term, whole school curriculum plan below: