“Our core purpose is to encourage and enable children to achieve their academic, emotional, social and physical potential. We work to ensure that all children have access to, and engage in, a balanced and stimulating curriculum.”

‘Curriculum’ is a word describing all that goes on in school, formal and informal, which children experience.

At Exwick Heights Primary School, children follow the subjects of the National Curriculum, with the addition of Religious Education, cross-curricular elements and optional extra-curricular activities. The spirit and ethos of the school, together with the management of the planned curriculum, the organisation of the school and the classroom, all contribute to the whole curriculum.

Your child’s class teacher will happily share information in relation to the curriculum with you. Alternatively, please email

National Curriculum

Children in Years 1 to 6 follow the National Curriculum, which details the primary programmes of study and attainment targets for key stages 1 and 2. This document can be found by following this link:


Pupils in Nursery and Reception follow the early years foundation stage (EYFS), which sets standards for the learning, development and care of children from birth to 5 years old. More details about this can be found on our EYFS Curriculum page which can be accessed by following this link:


Core Subjects



English lessons take account of speaking and listening, reading, writing, grammar,  phonics and spelling/vocabulary every day. Children are taught as either a whole class, in small groups according to their ability, or in sets. This may be either reading/writing or spelling, depending on the teaching focus.



Teachers will develop pupils’ numeracy and mathematical reasoning through whole class and small group maths teaching and through all subjects. The children will understand the importance and relevance of mathematics in their lives. Pupils will be taught addition, subtraction, multiplication and division to solve problems. In addition, they will understand and use measures, make estimates and check their work carefully. Pupils will be given the opportunity to apply their understanding and relate their maths to the real world with increasing challenge as they progress through the school.



Science education at Exwick Heights emphasises the practical nature of the subject. The school aims to develop children’s understanding of the nature, processes and methods of science to enable them to answer questions about the world around them. The school strives to ensure children are equipped with the scientific knowledge they require to understand the uses of science in today’s world and that of the future.

Foundation Subjects

Cross Curricular Skills:

  • Economic & Industrial Study skills
  • Understanding Problem-Solving skills
  • Citizenship Information Technology skills
  • Careers Education & Communication skills
  • Guidance in Numeracy skills
  • European Awareness Personal & Social skills

Cross Curricular Dimensions:

  • Multi-Cultural Education
  • Gender Equality
  • Equal Opportunities
  • Disability Equality
  • Change to our children

It is our aim that our curriculum should be both supportive and progressively challenging, so that each child may develop to his/her full potential. We encourage children to take an active part in their own learning, to become independent learners and to achieve high standards.


Underlying our entire curriculum is the belief that children learn better when enjoyment enables understanding.

Extra Curricular Activities

Extra-curricular activities are recognised as important aspects of school life giving children the opportunity to extend their experience in new areas and develop skills and particular talents.


Staff are involved in activities and this gives them the opportunity to work with children from other classes. This extends the relationship that exists between children and staff and contributes towards the family ethos of the school.

Learning Blogs

You can see our Curiculum in action by exploring our Learning Blogs. The button below will take you to our blog page.