St Augustine's Academy

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Our Curriculum

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 half a term of Forest School.  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


Key Stages 1 and 2

Pupils in Years 1 - 6 follow the 2014 National Curriculum.   Our Curriculum is broad and balanced 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, Foreign Languages (KS2), Geography, History, Music and Physical Education

In addition, PSHCE and SEAL are taught throughout the school and for Religious Education (RE) the Bedfordshire scheme is followed.

The school also runs a 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