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We offer a broad and balanced curriculum that is designed on a 2 year rolling programme for our EYFS and KS1 children and a 4 year rolling programme for KS2.  This allows for our mixed age classes and ensures that children have firm foundations in all subject areas.  The curriculum design identifies key knowledge for each subject and is taught through key Big Ideas.  Using the Big Ideas ensures that children are able to draw comparisons from different topics and understand links from each area.

The Core Subjects are:

Maths, English and Science

These subjects are often standalone subjects that teach the skills used in other subject areas and that are vital for children's development.

The Driver Subjects are:

History and Geography

These subjects offer opportunities for children to develop their understanding of the world and how we have become the society we are today.  They allow for opportunities to showcase the skills developed in the core subjects and their Big Ideas ensure cohesion through topics.

The Subject Enhancers are:

Art, Design and Technology and Forest Schools

These subject provide an opportunity to develop the children's wider experience of a subject driver topic through bringing concepts to life. Again these have Big Ideas running through them to support the children in developing concepts by revisiting ideas.

The Discrete Subjects are:

PE, Music, RE,  Computing, Modern Foreign Language (French), PSHE (Personal, Social and Health Education)

These subjects are taught separately and have designated times in the week to be taught.  Currently Music, PE and French all have specialist teachers teaching these areas plus extra support from classroom teachers to consolidate ideas. 

View our overviews of our EYFS/KS1 2 year Cycle HERE

View our Long Term Plan for EYFS for this year HERE

View our overviews of our KS2 4 year Cycle HERE

Educational Visits

Taking children on trips adds an extra dynamic to learning in a social as well as academic sense. Trips for different age ranges includes: museum visits, the zoo, the seaside, the cathedral as well as using the village as a resource for local study.

Outdoor Learning

We consider opportunities to learn outside as an essential element of the curriculum. We have dedicated outdoor areas for all classes and are in the process of enhancing them further. In addition to the school areas we have constant access to Rowley Wood, which is a 5 minute walk through the fields. We offer each class an afternoon of Forest school learning each week.  These sessions have a half termly identified curriculum focus for example PSHE, Science or Geography. Our curriculum cycles reflect this and identified Forest Schools focused topics can be seen in the curriculum overviews (coming soon).

Supporting Learning 

Please follow the link Here to our padlet with links to websites you can use to support your child.

If you have any questions about our curriculum, please contact your child's class teacher or our Executive Headteacher - Mr Andrew Frolish, or Mrs Kelly-McGrath-Wells, our Head of School.

Our Classes

Saplings - Miss Moore & Miss Durrant
Chestnut - Miss Durrant & Miss Roots
Oak  - Mrs McGrath-Wells

Our Curriculum

We follow the National Curriculum which we deliver through carefully selected topics to engage and inspire our children.


Healthy Schools




Stoke by Nayland C of E Primary School

School Street


Colchester CO6 4QY

Mr Andrew Frolish - Executive Headteacher

Mrs Kelly McGrath-Wells - Head of School


Telephone: (01206) 262418

E-mail: admin@sbn.suffolk.sch.uk

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