St Augustine's Academy

Where we all shine

Our Curriculum

At St Augustine's Academy, we follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum and the National Curriculum for Years 1 - 6.  This is supplemented by the National Outdoor Curriculum, Forest School and a range of additional activities and lessons to promote health and well-being.  If you would like to find out more about the school's curriculum, you can do so by following the links within our Curriculum pages or by contacting the school on 01582 661778 where you will be put in touch with the relevant member of staff who can help you.

Early Years Foundation Stage

Our youngest pupils in Reception class, follow the Early Years Curriculum.  As well as an extensive indoor space, children have free-flow access to their own dedicated outdoor area where they can participate in a range of exciting learning activities.  Pupils are taught through a creative, thematic approach and are encouraged to participate in their learning by offering suggestions for themes and activities.  Much of the learning in Early Years is through independent learning through play, however teacher-led sessions e.g. Phonics, help to focus children's learning and cater for individual children's needs. 

Children in Early Years, also have the opportunity to experience weekly Forest School sessions.  This is an inspirational process, that offers all learners the opportunity to achieve and develop confidence and self-esteem through hands-on learning experiences in a woodland or natural environment with trees.  

The Early Years Curriculum is divided into 7 main areas as follows:

  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development
  • Communication and Language
  • Physical Development
  • Literacy
  • Mathematical Development
  • Expressive Arts and Design
  • Understanding the World 

The full Early Years Curriculum can be accessed by following the link below.

2017 EYFS Statutory Framework

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Key Stages 1 and 2

Pupils in Years 1 - 6 follow the 2014 National Curriculum.   Our Curriculum is deep, rich and diverse, and ensures progression of knowledge and skills for all pupils.  In all year groups, overarching themes tie many of the Curriculum subjects together although, at times, some aspects of the Curriculum are taught discreetly.  As a result pupils gain a greater understanding of our world and learn to make links between subjects.

The subjects covered in our curriculum include: 

  • Core Subjects - English, Mathematics and Science
  • Foundation Subjects – Art and Design, Computing, Design and Technology, Geography, History, Modern Foreign Languages (KS2), Music and Physical Education

In addition, PSHCE/RSE are taught throughout the school and for Religious Education (RE), the Bedfordshire Agreed Syllabus is followed.

The school also runs a bespoke programme called SELF which develops pupils' Self-esteem, Self-control, Self-awareness, Self-motivation and Self-sufficiency.  The aim of SELF is to help pupils' resilience and independence.

Please follow the link below to access further details:

2014 National Curriculum

St. Augustine's Curriculum Policy