In Foundation Stage (Nursery and Reception) the pupils work through the National Foundation Stage Curriculum which is play based with short focus activities in small groups.
During the autumn and spring terms in Year 1 this approach continues and the content of the work is gradually developed into the Key Stage 1 National Curriculum so that by the Summer Term pupils are undertaking far more class based lessons.
From Year 2 upwards pupils follow the National Curriculum and study all the subjects thus involved. A foreign language (Spanish) is introduced in Key Stage 2, which starts in Year 3.
Pupils are rigorously taught phonics, reading and spelling in a manner suited to their age and ability. Phonic knowledge is screened using a national test in Y1. All children other than those with very significant special educational needs take SATS (national tests) at the end of Year 2 and at the end of Year 6.
Curriculum plans in detail can be obtained from the school on request.
Long Term Curriculum Plan at Southwark for years 1-6.