Our Curriculum

Our Curriculum

Our curriculum is based around our 6 school values of Curiosity, Creativity, Communication, Confidence and Courage, Compassion and Connections. We have high expectations and aspirations for all our pupils and we have a clear curriculum intent for all our pupils: Our Curriculum Intent for all our Pupils


We teach our whole curriculum using our Clyst Hydon '9 Principles of High-Quality Teaching and Learning'
Our 9 principles of high quality teaching at Clyst Hydon Primary School


Our school follows the National Curriculum Programme of Study


Our Long Term Curriculum Plan

We have developed our curriculum with the needs and interests of our children and school community, whilst following the National Curriculum and aiming at all times to develop our school values within all our learning.


We have a 4 year long term plan in KS2 and a 3 year long term plan in Reception and KS1. Every term has either a History or Geography Core Topic, supported by a motivating related key English text. We then teach all our other subjects linked to this Core topic so that our children have a really deep understanding of the topic along with a rich vocabulary that they can use in other subject areas.


Maths, RE, PE, PSHE and some areas of music are however usually still taught discreetly. 

Curriculum Overview - 4 year plan


Each subject area is planned to ensure that our children make progress as they move through our school, and have achieved both the school’s aims for them, and the national curriculum’s aims by the time they leave at the end of Year 6. Our curriculum also links very closely to our 6 school values of:


Confidence and Courage, Creativity, Compassion, Connections, Curiosity, Communication




Our Maths Intent (updated June 2023)

Our mathematics planning and teaching uses the White Rose scheme of work as its basis; this covers the entire primary curriculum requirements from Foundation Stage to Y6. Please refer to the following documents as an explanation of how our curriculum is taught across each year group and the area of mathematics covered.

EYFS Maths



Our Reading Intent (updated June 2023)

Yearly plan for reading June 22 JR


Curriculum Intent, Implementation and Impact