The Curriculum

INTENT- What we intend to achieve through our curriculum

At Kennall Vale, our intent is to inspire a love for learning through the delivery of a topic based National Curriculum to meet the interests and needs of our children. Our curriculum is built by teachers who are supported by knowledgeable subject leaders who drive forwards standards in their area of expertise. Our curriculum begins in EYFS, where the uniqueness of each child is valued. At each stage of education, skills and knowledge are taught progressively so that children make good progress and build on prior learning. All children are taught how to learn effectively; are happy learners and have high aspirations no matter what their starting point in life.


IMPLEMENTATION – How we will deliver our curriculum

Children are taught in single and mixed age classes a curriculum which is delivered in half termly or termly topics so that children develop a web of learning and can apply skills and knowledge across all subjects. Teachers use their knowledge and experience to  plan engaging topics, drawing from carefully selected, high quality resources including: Cornerstones, Inspire, Hamilton Trust, White Rose and NCETM.  Our topics inspire children to be curious and develop a positive attitude to learning. Children’s understanding of ‘how to learn’ is nurtured so that they are inquisitive and develop a positive mind-set to enhance learning.


IMPACT – How we will measure the effectiveness of our curriculum

The SLT and subject leaders systematically monitor throughout the year to gauge the impact of the curriculum design. Feedback is given in every piece of work, giving children opportunity to respond and move their learning forwards. Children’s knowledge and memory is measured through outcomes in their Topic book, weekly tests as well as age appropriate formal termly assessments.


Curriculum Development Action Plans


Curriculum SDP

SDP Computing

Year 6 Medium Term Planning example

SDP Maths 

KVS Calculation Policy 2020 (2)

SDP English