Our School Curriculum

Our school has three different Key Stages within it.

Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) is made up of Nursery and Reception (ages 3 to 4 and 4 to 5). At our school we don't have a Nursery and therefore the only year group in EYFS is Reception.

Our EYFS Leader is Mrs Taylor. Details on the EYFS curriculum can be found by clicking here.

Key Stage 1 covers Years 1 and 2 after Foundation Stage. The children in these two classes will be 5 to 6 and 6 to 7 years of age respectively and it is at the beginning of Year 1 that children begin work on the National Curriculum.

Our Key Stage 1 leader is Miss Miller.

Key Stage 2 covers Years 3, 4, 5 and 6 and the children in these classes continue to study the National Curriculum. To ensure that there is the same focus on progress every two years, we have divided Key Stage 2 into Lower Key Stage 2 and Upper Key Stage 2.

Lower Key Stage 2 is made up of Years 3 and 4 (7 to 8 year olds and 8 to 9 year olds) and is led by Mrs Edmonds.

Upper Key Stage 2 is made up of Years 5 and 6 (9 to 10 year olds and 10 to 11 year olds) and is led by Miss Coe.

Teaching children about fundamental British Values

The teaching of values is central to an education at St Nicholas as we believe that children should grow up with a sound understanding and appreciation of values which help them to take their place as good and responsible members of society.

More recently we have been teaching the children about five fundamental British values which are: Democracy, The rule of law, Individual liberty, Mutual respect and Tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs.

We believe that these values are critical to the development of any child and making sure that our future society have sound values for life.

Schools also now have a duty to work with children who are at risk of becoming radicalised and holding extremist views. We do this by teaching the children to respect themselves, their friends, their community and their world. This website is a useful tool in this work.

Every school has a duty to respond to the Prevent duty, and ensure that a risk assessment is carried out to protect children from the risk of radicalisation and extremist views.

You can view our response to this duty below.

British Values