Curriculum Overview

Our Curriculum


At Fenstanton and Hilton Primary School the design of the curriculum is underpinned by our school vision and values:

Our curriculum takes into consideration: the needs and character of our children; the children’s prior learning; children’s experiences; the community in which school exists; the statutory curriculum (National Curriculum); and educational research, which is evaluated and relevant to our school. We have designed a curriculum which teaches what matters to our children. 

We aim to deliver a curriculum which is accessible to all and which will maximise the development of every child’s ability and academic achievement. School has identified key intentions that drive our curriculum. Fenstanton and Hilton Primary School’s curriculum intentions are:

Intention 1:     To build a curriculum with reading at its core, that develops learning and facilitates the acquisition of knowledge so that all children know more, remember more and understand more.

Intention 2:     To build a curriculum that nurtures children’s learning behaviours and develops a curiosity towards the exploration of knowledge, both substantive and disciplinary.

Intention 3:     To build a curriculum that ensures children understand their rights and responsibilities, are respectful and show integrity, embrace diversity, experience cultural capital and are prepared for the next stages of learning.


  • We plan using the National Curriculum; 

  • We enhance the curriculum using progression grids; 

  • Subject Progression grids are used to develop long term planning;

  • Teachers and Subject Leaders use the long-term planning to plan units of work and deliver individual lessons;

  • Adaptive teaching and planning strategies are used to ensure all children can fully engage in lessons and remember key knowledge.