Guilden Morden Church of England (VC) Primary Academy

Together we work to succeed

Curriculum Aims & Overview

Curriculum Aims & Overview


Guilden Morden Primary School aims to serve its pupils and community by providing education of the highest quality. We provide a variety of enriching and stimulating learning experiences, underpinned by Christian values. We believe that the School Curriculum should be broad and balanced, offering children the opportunity to achieve success in many different areas.

Our curriculum is based on the National Curriculum 2014. We plan enrichment days, trips and visits to ensure that our curriculum offers first hand experiences and opportunitites for the children to learn in different environments and from different people.

This National Curriculum comprises of core subjects:

  • English,
  • Mathematics,
  • Science

And foundation subjects:

  • History,
  • Geography,
  • Design and Technology,
  • Art, Music,
  • Physical Education (PE),
  • Computing,
  • Religious Education 
  • MFL (Modern Foreign Languages)


There are other planned opportunities that make up the wider curriculum. Teaching and Learning, is differentiated to match ability and makes the most of our developing provision in ICT and computing to support this.

We believe passionately in giving the children ownership of their learning. We support our children in aiming for success – Together, we work to succeed – in order to make the most of their learning opportunities. Guilden Morden Primary School believes in an active partnership between school, pupil and home. We take every opportunity to enrich the curriculum with outside providers, local resources, the church, trips and visits, enrichment days, whole school themed weeks and extra–curricular opportunities.




The Early Years curriculum covers the Pre-school and the Reception children in Class 1. It is split into seven areas of learning, three prime areas and four specific areas


  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development (PSED)
  • Physical Development (PD)
  • Communication and Language (CL)


  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding the world
  • Expressive arts and design


Key Stage 1

In Key Stage 1 we follow a creative curriculum where we link our work through half termly topics. All children are taught Literacy skills (reading and writing) and numeracy skills daily (usually in the morning). All children have regular phonics sessions, which are based on the Read, Write Inc programme initially, then move into Letters and Sounds in year 2. Through our topics, we also teach science, history, geography, art and design, PE, music and Computing. In addition children are taught RE and PSHCE (Personal, Social, Health and Citizenship education). The topics are planned to take into account children’s interests but also to provide a broad knowledge base and ensure key skills are taught and learnt.

Key Stage 2

In Key Stage 2 we follow a creative curriculum where we link our work through half termly topics. All children are taught literacy and numeracy daily. In the afternoon, children follow a topic led, creative curriculum based on a curriculum focus, which may be geography or history . RE and Science are taught as separate topics . Children are also taught art and design, music, PE and Computing. We teach Spanish as a modern foreign language. In addition PSHCE (Personal, Social, Health and Citizenship Education) is taught.


If you would like to find out more about the curriculum we follow, please speak to your class teacher or the Headteacher.

Click on the links below for the Termly Curriculum maps from each class