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The attached documents give a flavour of our curriculum intent for the foundation subjects.  We group these subjects in 4 areas to encourage children to: think logically, develop a cultural appreciation, understand about people and places and to have a healthy mind and body.  We want children to be active and creative in their learning, being able to communicate their learning well. We want them to know more and remember more across all areas of the curriculum.

Intent overview

Intent Teams and subjects

British Values


Attain Pupil Forum

Links to British values are interweaved throughout the curriculum. Explicit links are highlighted throughout the year in each subject.

Weekly assemblies are linked to British Values through the use of Picture News which sets the learning within the context of world current news and historical remembrance. We also extend this by choosing a story and British Value to include in our bi- weekly e-newsletter in a section called Teatime Talk to promote further discussion and exploration at home. 

Visiting speakers are planned to support set the context of British Values for our children. The British Values policy can be found HERE


This is Molly and Jack from Thunberg Class. They are de Vere's Attain Pupil Forum representatives.

The pair were selected by the CEO through submission of a blind manifesto and are extremely proud to represent our school. This year, the Attain Pupil Forum are investigating British Values throughout the Trust and are looking at best practice.

The children are visiting other schools, interviewing other children and staff, and are planning to create a video presentation to inform parents about what they have found. 

We can't wait to see the results of your work! 

Phonics Planning


Click to see our Music curriculum.


Click here to see our History Curriculum.


Click here to see our Cambridge PSHE Curriculum. 

Religious Education

Click here to see our R.E. Curriculum.


Click here to see our Geography Curriculum.

Design Technology

Click here to see our DT Curriculum.


Click here to see our Art Curriculum.


Science is taught all year. It is planned that children will deepen their understanding of scientific concepts by revisiting topics across the year.  Each lesson should focus on a scientific enquiry skill, with links made to science in the real world.

Science Curriculum

These websites could be useful resources to support science learning:

BBC Bitesize

The National Academy KS1

The National Academy KS2

BBC Programmes Primary

BBC Earth

For more information about the curriculum please contact the School Office.

Science Week 2023

What an amazing science week we had at de Vere! The fascinating assembly, live from the Natural History Museum, was a perfect start to the week, and the interesting questions from the pupils meant that we all learnt a lot. During the week, the 6 different types of scientific enquiry were on show, building on the work we do in science lessons. Lots of comparisons and pattern seeking were used during the secret message challenge, research helped with our ‘Scientist in a Shoebox’ task, and our Eco-Adventurer lessons involved identifying, grouping and classifying, and observations over time. Finally, KS2 impressed with their problem solving skills when they had to design environmentally friendly inventions during our Gridserve workshops. It was really inspiring to see the children communicating with each other well, and being so active and creative in their learning on all their tasks – we know that we have many future scientists within the school!


Our English Curriculum follows The Jonathan Bond Toolkit and writing is delivered using The Write Stuff approach.

Click to see our Writing Intent

In Key Stage 2, Accelerated Reader is  used to promote a love of reading, allowing the children to make personalised progress.  This builds upon the strong foundations of phonics knowledge from EYFS and Key Stage 1.

Click to see our Reading Intent

Phonics, Spelling and Grammar

Our Phonics scheme which starts in Year R is Phonic Shed.  The children continue reading using books closely matched to their reading ability until assessment shows them ready to access the Star Literacy test from Accelerated Reader.

For help with understanding Phonics and how Phonics is taught in school please click here for our Phonics Parents' Workshop.

For help with understanding how Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar are taught in school, click here for our Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar parents' workshop


Mathematics is taught 5 times a week, usually daily with other short sessions timetabled in to support memory and retention in key aspects such as multiplication or addition and subtraction.  The school follows the White Rose Maths scheme of work, and embeds the learning with frequent memory training where prior learning is revisited to ensure the knowledge is retained.

Click to see our Mathematics Curriculum

NCETM Mathematics Progression


Year 4 Multiplication Check Information here


For more information about the curriculum please contact the School Office.

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