Drove Primary Learning & Education


Our School Curriculum

Intent Implementation & Impact

At Drove Primary School we give children the roots to grow and the wings to fly through a values based, language-rich and flexible knowledge-engaged approach to teaching and learning.

Curriculum Intent

Values-Based Intent:

To develop great citizens.

Our intention is to embrace and develop a shared set of values in our children, recognising and building on our diverse school community and preparing them for life in an ever-changing, modern world.

Language-Rich Intent:

To develop a love of language.

Our curriculum, planned to include high quality texts, visual stimuli and real-life experiences, enables the children to be completely immersed and engaged in their learning thus acquiring knowledge, developing a wider vocabulary and stimulating the imagination.

Flexible Knowledge-Engaged Intent:

To challenge and support children to reach their academic potential.

We follow a predominantly Knowledge-Engaged approach to planning, teaching and learning, in which the teaching and learning of skills and knowledge is intertwined. This recognises the need to be adaptable in sequencing and assessing skills, knowledge and mastery across the curriculum.

Curriculum Implementation

Values-Based Implementation:

As a school our ethos is built around a foundation of core values. These are the basis for the social, intellectual, emotional, spiritual and moral development of our children. Our values are: Respect; Trust; Caring; Resilience; Fairness, Responsibility; Forgiveness; Courage; Co-operation, Independence and Acceptance. Each month we consider a different value and embed this through:

  • Promoting a whole school policy
  • A programme of school assemblies which discuss monthly values and celebrates children who demonstrate the values
  • Class and whole school displays
  • Direct teaching and class discussion around each value
  • Staff modelling values through own behaviour
  • Ensuring that values are taught implicitly through every aspect of the curriculum

Learners are encouraged to take-up positions of responsibility around the school, as we believe that children understand values by seeing them in action in others. These include:

  • Pupil Parliament
  • Sports Leaders
  • British Sign Language (BSL) Ambassadors
  • Young Interpreters
  • Attendance Ambassadors
  • Play Leaders
  • Reading Buddies

Language-Rich Implementation:

With the national curriculum as the starting point, we believe that our curriculum allows us to provide a range of opportunities for us to develop the language, vocabulary, writing and oracy experiences of our diverse community of children. In each year group, age appropriate but challenging high quality texts, visual stimuli and real-life experiences are used to stimulate conversation, generate writing opportunities and encourage a reading for pleasure. Where possible, cross-curricular links are established however explicit teaching of other subjects using a variety of stimuli is adopted when strong, appropriate links cannot be made.

Flexible Knowledge-Engaged Implementation:

Our flexible but predominantly Knowledge-Engaged approach to planning and teaching the curriculum allows subject champions to develop and shape the teaching and learning in their subject. Learning is carefully sequenced with frequent opportunities to revisit and build upon prior knowledge to ensure the needs of the children are met. Subject champions have developed clear curriculum maps for their subject which take in to account the need for a balance between skills, knowledge and mastery.

Curriculum Impact

Values Based Impact

We want our children to develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes that enable them to become reflective learners and grow to be stable, educated and civilised adults. We measure this not just by the work our children produce, but in the behaviours we see each and every day in all learners on the playground, in corridors, and in the many roles we give them. The impact of this intention is seen in the daily interaction of all members of our community, including all adults, children and parents.

Language Rich Impact

We strive to ensure that our children’s attainment and progress in core and foundation subjects is in line with or exceeding their potential when we consider the varied starting points of our children. Through exposure to a range of language-rich stimuli, pupils develop their ability to use language to communicate and express ideas effectively, acquiring a wealth of vocabulary that is key to their learning and progress across the whole curriculum.

Flexible Knowledge Engaged Impact

It will be evident throughout planning and coverage trackers that knowledge, skills and concepts are layered and secured to ensure there is clear progression throughout all subjects. The impact is measured through regular curriculum tracking, book scrutiny and observations.

There is a national curriculum set for each subject and each year group that ensures children at Drove Primary School get the best education possible.

If you want to find out more about the curriculum your school is following, please contact the school office for assistance.

Below are our intent statements for each curriculum area. Each area of the curriculum contributes towards achieving our whole school intent and subsequent implementation and impact.


We want to give children an understanding of their place in the world by using high quality resources, visual stimuli and real life experiences to aid the children in acquiring knowledge, skills, engaging in thought-provoking conversation and to stimulate their imagination and curiosity.

History Skills Progression Map Download
History & Geography Overview Download


We want to give children an understanding of their place in the world by using high quality resources, visual stimuli and real life experiences to aid the children in acquiring knowledge and skills, to stimulate their fascination about the Earth’s features and its inhabitants.

Geography Skills Progression Map Download
History & Geography Overview Download

Computing and Online Safety:

In computing, we deliver a broad and balanced curriculum to ensure that pupils become digitally literate. Through teaching computer science, information technology and digital literacy children will be able to express themselves in an ever-changing, technological world. Using visual stimuli intertwined with real-life experiences, our children will have the skills, confidence and ability to protect themselves online.

Computing Skills Progression Map Download
Computing and Online Safety Overview Download


To equip every child with the skills to navigate the modern world around them: developing a shared set of values; an understanding of healthy relationships; to be able to articulate their feelings and emotions and understand how to lead a healthy lifestyle. The teaching of values is intertwined across our curriculum recognising our diverse school community and giving children the skills for life.

PSHE Jigsaw Skills Progression Map Download
PSHE Overview Download


For every child to develop a sound understanding of the three areas of science through using visual stimuli and giving hands on experience. We aim to equip children with the scientific enquiry skills and vocabulary necessary to ask questions, investigate and explain the changing world around them.

Science Knowledge Progression Download
Science Skills Progression Map Download
Science Overview Download


To develop an enthusiasm for learning French through use of high-quality written, visual and audio stimuli. We aim to increase children’s confidence and fluency in expressing their ideas in oral and written form. We also provide opportunities to use their skills and knowledge in real-life role play situations.

MFL Skills Progression Map Download
MFL Overview Download


To acquire knowledge and an appreciation of great artists and their work and to develop an understanding of the historical and cultural background of art. Children will learn practical techniques and tools to create a piece of work and develop the vocabulary to discuss a piece in relation to elements of art, for example style, technique and line

Art Skills Progression Map Download
Art Overview Download


To deliver an exciting, culturally diverse musical education which provides an enjoyable and stimulating learning experience. By encouraging a balance of singing, playing, listening, composing and performing, we aim to develop children's ability to respond to a range of music and increase their confidence to express themselves through music.

Music Skills Progression Map Download


To develop children’s confidence to participate in physical activity and gain a life-long understanding of physical well-being. Through providing children with the skills and knowledge, and embracing and giving children the opportunity demonstrate and work within a shared set of values (particularly teamwork and co-operation) children will gain the knowledge needed to lead a healthy lifestyle.

PE Skills Progression Map Download
PE Overview Download


To deliver an exciting, innovative curriculum within a diverse school community in order to develop children’s understanding of RE through real-life experiences and engaging visits. Through this, children will develop their knowledge of world faiths and deepen their understanding and awareness of beliefs, values and traditions to ignite their curiosity about cultures within the wider world

RE Skills Progression Map Download
RE Overview Download

Curriculum and Coverage by Year Group

Nursery Coverage 21-22 Download
Reception Coverage 21-22 Download
Year Group On A Page - Year 1 Download
Year Group On A Page - Year 2 Download
Year Group On A Page - Year 3 Download
Year Group On A Page - Year 4 Download
Year Group On A Page - Year 5 Download
Year Group On A Page - Year 6 Download
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