Foundation Curriculum

Nursery Autumn - Term 1

Nursery Autumn Term 2

Nursery Spring Term 1 - Forest

Nursery Spring Term 2 - eggs

Reception Autumn - Term 1

Reception Autumn Term- 2

Reception Spring Term 1 Forest

Reception Spring Term 2 - eggs


The curriculum for children in the Foundation Stage is based on the government’s Foundation Stage Curriculum guidance Development Matters. It is divided into the following areas of learning:

Prime Areas

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

Specific Areas

  • Literacy;
  • Mathematics;
  • Expressive Art and Design; 
  • Understanding the World

At the end of the Reception year, all children are assessed to see if they have met a set of early learning goals (ELG) in different areas of learning.  These will change for all schools from September 2022.

However, Oldbrook School has decided to become an early adopter school and from this year we will be using the new ELGs to assess children at the end of their Reception year.

Development Matters Guidance Document

National Curriculum - Years 1 and 2

The children study units of work in the following subjects. Please click on the subject links to find out about each subjects Intent, Implementation, Impact and the progression in knowledge and skills.

Core Subjects:





Foundation Subjects:



Art & Design


Physical Education [PE]

Design Technology [DT]

Religious Education [RE]


The creative curriculum is carefully planned, with reference to the National Curriculum. There is an overall yearly plan, which shows the content covered by each year group, each term. Schemes of Work give details of what is taught, teaching methods, resources and assessment arrangements. Teachers work in year group planning teams to produce detailed weekly plans, which show learning intentions and activities for each lesson.

Learning intentions are shared with children so that they know what they are doing and why. Children have targets so that they know what they need to do to improve.

Curriculum Newsletters

Year 1 Term 1 - The Jolly Postman

Year 1 Term 2 - Mastering Materials

Year 1 Spring Term 1- Starry Night

Year 1 Spring 2 - Victorians

Year 2 Term 1 - Alternative Fairytales Curriculum Newsletter

Year 2 Term 2 - The Great Fire of London

Year 2 Term 4 - Beatrix Potter