Gloucester Avenue, Shrub End, Colchester , CO2 9AZ
01206 574524



Our Curriculum

At King’s Ford Infant School and Nursery our curriculum refers to the statutory requirements of the National Curriculum for Key Stage 1 and the EYFS curriculum for our youngest pupils. We use the term ‘curriculum’ to refer to the knowledge and skills that our pupils are expected to learn. We deliver this through a range of methods, depending on the needs of the children.

At King’s Ford Infant School and Nursery we provide a broad and balanced curriculum with an emphasis on cross-curricular opportunities. This includes real-life/hands-on experiences for our pupils to prepare them for their further education and life journey. We strongly believe in the importance of active learning and provide our children with memorable and meaningful experiences that they can draw upon as they move forward with their education.

The school year is divided into three terms, which we refer to as our three teaching blocks. Across the whole school the first block will have an emphasis on geographical skills and knowledge, the second block is rooted in history, with strong links to local historical events and heritage, and finally, the third block is based on scientific enquiry, investigations and experiments. We have chosen this approach because we believe it supports the children to understand and retain key knowledge and gives them the best opportunity to practise and master the skills with fluency. We aim for children to revisit their learning in a meaningful way and reteach core concepts throughout the year so that learning is retained and embedded.

Learning is built upon year by year, with clear progression and opportunities for timed repetition (spiral approach) so that our pupils become more confident and secure with what has been learned so far.

We have five core values that underpin our school approach. Everything that the children do in their everyday life is reflected in our SCARF methodology: Safety, Caring, Achievement, Resilience and Friendship. These values encompass everything that we believe in as a school and help our pupils to become responsible and considerate members of the community.

If you would like to know more about our curricululm, visits to the school are warmly welcomed. If you child already attends our school, please visit their class website page for more information relating to their Block learning. 

Curriculum Overview

Curriculum Map 2023-24.pdf .pdf
Block map 2023-24.docx.pdf .pdf