Curriculum Statement for Tysoe CE Primary School

As with all maintained schools, the curriculum we follow is guided by the requirements of the National Curriculum.

The Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum is followed in Reception under the following broad areas of learning:

  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development
  • Communication, Language and Literacy
  • Mathematical Development
  • Knowledge and Understanding of the World
  • Physical Development
  • Creative Development

The compulsory National Curriculum subjects for Years 1 to 6 are:

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Design and Technology
  • Computing
  • Languages (KS2 only)
  • History
  • Geography
  • Art and Design
  • Music
  • Physical Education (including swimming)

For more information about your individual child’s class activities go to our home page and click on the Children’s Section, then Class Pages.

For more information about the changes in National Curriculum from September 2014 click on the links at the bottom of this page.


Our approach to teaching reading is based on the National Strategies Letters and Sounds: Principles and Practice of High Quality Phonics and uses a combination of strategies including Jolly Phonics, Reading for Meaning, Using picture clues etc. Our main reading scheme is the Oxford Reading Tree.


Although we follow the requirements of the National Curriculum and Warwickshire LA, it is our approach and delivery of the subjects that make us distinctive as a School:

Our classroom teachers collaborate to shape the curriculum in ways which involves their unique knowledge of the children in their care to ensure excellence and enjoyment for all pupils. This includes applying the core skills learnt in Literacy, Maths and ICT to other areas of the curriculum and creating experiences that are real, meaningful and memorable for the children. This is done through class and whole school topic work, and through a range of visits and visitors, including a residential visit for children in Years 5 and 6.

As a Church of England School our Christian ethos promotes inclusion and values the enrichment of diversity. Our values are intrinsic and, we hope easily discernible, in the way the school works day to day and in the example adults demonstrate to children. Assemblies and circle time encourage thinking skills and a growing knowledge of the part religion and ethics play in modern life.
The aim of our Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural teaching and learning is to equip the children with an understanding of how to develop into good citizens with an awareness of their part in society – locally and as a whole. Children are encouraged to consider how they learn best and supported to develop good learning habits and positive learning behaviours.
Religious Education is taught following the Agreed Syllabus produced by Warwickshire SACRE (Standing Advisory Council for Religious Education), and our teaching and learning was rated as “Good” at their last inspection.