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Curriculum overview

At Monk Fryston C of E Primary School, we offer a broad curriculum which:
● promotes the spiritual, moral, social, cultural, mental and physical development of our pupils;
● prepares all pupils for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life.

The school curriculum comprises all learning and other experiences planned for our pupils. We follow the statutory Early Years Foundation Stage Framework in EYFS. In addition, we tailor our planning to take into account key experiences that we believe our children should have, and that help them to understand key British values that prepare them fully for life in modern Britain.

Key Stage 1

In the Early Years and KS1 we teach phonics and early reading through a programme that is based upon ‘Letters and Sounds’. We have supplemented this with resources from Jolly Phonics, Sounds Write, and other published schemes in order to ensure that each child has a dedicated daily session that builds phonic understanding systematically. We know that this brings good results and provides children with the essential building blocks needed to become confident readers.
You can find out how your child will learn to read here: How will my child learn to read
And how you can help them at home: 10 Tips on Hearing Your Child Read

You can read about how you can support with maths learning here: Parents guide for maths

You can find see our science principles in action here: Our science vision and principles in action

Key Stage 2

You can read about how we teach reading here: Monk Fryston Reading booklet
There are ideas to support reading at home here: parents-little-guide

You can find out how we teach maths calculations here: MATHS CALCULATION BOOKLET 2014
This is our guide to maths learning: Parents guide for maths

You can find see our science principles in action here: Our science vision and principles in action

Curriculum content

The following links identify the essential body of knowledge and skills that children will learn during each year in our school. The right-hand column of each subject is the minimum expectation that we have established across the multi-academy trust, and this will be delivered across all our schools so that our children have the same entitlement. The left-hand column indicates the ways that we will deliver this learning in school.

Teachers use these documents to design plans that will connect learning in meaningful ways for children. You can find these on another page under the ‘Curriculum’ menu.

Please click on a subject to see what we will teach:

Art and Design content and progression

Computing_ICT content and progression

DT content and progression

Geography content and progression

History content and progression

Maths content and progression framework

MFL content and progression

Music content and progression

PE subject content and progression

PSHCE content and progression

RE content and progression

Science vision and principles document

Science content and progression


Writing Whole-School Coverage and Progression