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For more information about the curriculum for the Foundation Stage please click here.


For more information about the KS1 curriculum, please click here.



The school follows Letters and Sounds for the planning and teaching of phonics. 


The school uses the Oxford Reading Tree as its predominant reading scheme. 


Religious Education

RE has an important place in the curriculum, providing a safe place for young people to develop their understanding of people, cultures, faiths and relationships.  The new Plymouth Agreed Syllabus (2019-24), created for Plymouth SACRE by RE Today, sets out detailed and extensive programmes that will enable pupils to gain a coherent understanding of religions and world views, preparing them for life in twenty-first century Britain.


Principal Aim of RE

The principal aim of religious education is to explore what people believe and what difference this makes to how they live, so that pupils gain knowledge, understanding and skills needed to handle questions raised by religion and belief, reflecting on their own ideas and ways of living.  (from the Plymouth Agreed Syllabus 2019-2024)


The threefold aim of RE elaborates on the principal aim.

The curriculum for RE aims to ensure that all pupils:

1. make sense of a range of religious and non-religious beliefs.

2. understand the impact and significance of religious and non-religious beliefs.

3. make connections between religious and non-religious beliefs, concepts, practices and ideas studied.


RE is for all pupils:

  • Every pupil has an entitlement to RE.
  • RE is a necessary part of a 'broad and balanced curriculum' and must be provided for all registered pupils in state-funded schools in England, unless withdrawn by their parents.


In the EYFS, the children's RE learning is supported by the Emmanuel Project scheme of work. In KS1 children study the Plymouth Agreed Syllabus, including units from Understanding Christianity



“Let all that you do be done in love” (1 Corinthians 16:14)


Love, Friendship, Thankfulness, Respect, Forgiveness, Perseverance, Trust

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