At De Beauvoir Primary School, we ensure that pupils’ education meets the needs of the new National Curriculum.  Our vision is to keep the children’s needs, interests and skills for life at the heart of everything we do. To support our vision, the offer we provide for our pupils is a rich, relevant, broad and balanced curriculum.  We actively teach the skills and knowledge children need in order to prepare them for life, as well as the essential attributes of resilience, communication, endurance and enquiry.


During the EYFS day, children engage in purposeful play and exploratory activities. Each day is planned to provide a range of experiences and activities which encourage independent thinking and choosing, as well as developing children’s communication and social skills when working alongside peers.

In the Foundation Stage the curriculum is made up of seven areas of learning:

The Prime areas are fundamental and work together, and move through to support development in all other areas.

  • Personal, social and Emotional Development;
  • Communication and Language;
  • Physical Development.

The Specific areas include essential skills and knowledge for children to participate successfully in society:

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

We aim to increase children’s understanding, encourage them to think and to improve their language competence. We allow children to be creative, to explore and investigate materials and to be imaginative. Through these planned activities children will learn important early mathematical, linguistic and scientific concepts. They will also be acquiring social skills through their interaction with others. We actively promote learning to share, take turns and care for others. We offer the children a variety of outdoor spaces such as their own playground and the infant playground. We use these outdoor areas as an extension of the classroom, offering children experiences which support their learning in all of the areas.

Key Stage 1 and 2

In Key Stages 1 and 2 the curriculum is made up of core subjects:

  • English: Reading and Writing;
  • Mathematics;
  • Science;
  • Religious Education;
  • ICT and Computing.

Additional curriculum areas include:

  • Art and Design;
  • History;
  • Geography;
  • Music;
  • Physical Education;
  • Personal, Social, Health Education and Citizenship;
  • Spanish.

Extended Provision

To enrich our school curriculum further, after school clubs provide children with experiences beyond the curriculum of the school day. Singing, football, art and multi-sports are popular choices, amongst others. Further to this, school visits are skilfully woven into the curriculum to allow our pupils to have rich, hands on learning experiences.

Further Information

If you would like further information about the curriculum at De Beauvoir Primary School, your child’s class teacher, a senior leader or subject leader will be happy to provide further information or responses to any questions you may have.

To read more about the DfE National Curriculum, please click on the link below.

National Curriculum in Key Stage 1 & 2