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The curriculum at Knayton is broad and balanced.  We have a creative approach which is specifically tailored to our children’s needs. As staff we have given careful consideration to our children; their experiences and needs and developed a bespoke curriculum model that caters for them specifically.


Our curriculum intent is to:


  • Ensure that all children feel safe and happy in order for them to achieve their absolute potential
  • Have a positive impact on the local community
  • Embed Christian values of kindness, friendship, respect and thankfulness
  • To develop tolerance, empathy and tackle stereotypes, preparing children for life in modern Britain
  • Prepare children for their next steps; from key stage to key stage and beyond
  • Be child-led, engaging and exciting
  • Develop creativity and collaboration skills
  • Challenge each child to achieve
  • Develop independence, growth mindset and resilience through meaningful and relevant content and approaches
  • Encourage outdoor learning and use forest schools principles
  • Engage parents and families


Our curriculum is implemented through Big Ideas. These are whole school, cross curricular topics that aim to inspire and excite children about new learning. The children go on a learning journey from launch to landing. 



 We value each child’s contribution and individuality. Our Big Idea books are full of published work with we are proud to share with others. We also share our learning on our class blogs and social media.

When planning, consideration must be given to how best we can meet children’s needs, include all children and motivate them. The impact of our curriculum approach is that it truly inspires learners, igniting a learning passion and developing ‘learning for life’.


English and Maths are taught as discrete sessions in the morning, but wherever possible they will link to the current ‘Big Idea. The foundation subjects are taught with a focus on greater depth learning across all subjects. English and Maths skills are also applied across the curriculum. Weekly Science sessions link to our ‘Big Ideas' wherever possible. Teachers ensure a clear progression for all and have high expectations for children’s achievements in all subjects.


Click here to read our Learning at Knayton booklet!



Our Big Ideas 2018/19

Autumn Term 1 Autumn Term 1 RE Week Autumn Term 2  Autumn Term 2 RE Week Spring Term 1 Spring Term 1 RE Week Spring Term 2 Spring Term 2 RE Week Summer Term  Summer Term RE Week

Great and Ghastly Events


Shakespeare Week



Born to Perform


The Nativity



The Unexplained


Art Week


Jet Setters


French Week

Prayer Bus Our Earth Interfaith Week