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 designed to serve the needs of our community and 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

Forest School

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, exploratory approach and participate in their learning by offering suggestions for themes and activities.  Much of the learning in Early Years is through play-based independent learning.  Teacher-led sessions e.g. daily Phonics and Maths sessions, and RE, follow planned, sequential schemes of work .

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
  • Mathematics
  • Expressive Arts and Design
  • Understanding the World 

For more information about the Early Years Curriculum please follow the link below.

2021 EYFS Statutory Framework


Key Stages 1 and 2

Inspiring Music Lessons

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.   Curriculum subjects are mostly taught discreetly although links are made between subjects where possible. 

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.

To find out more about our Curriculum, please follow the links below.

2014 National Curriculum

St Augustine's Curriculum Policy