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Curriculum This page is currently being updated for 2018 and some links are not yet live


Whalley CE Primary School delivers a fun, relevant, stimulating and challenging curriculum for each and every child that attends our school. Our curriculum is organised to ensure that we provide children with all of the statutory requirements as set out by The National Curriculum (2014) as well as tailoring our curriculum to ensure that it is personalised and very well-suited to the needs of the children in our school. As a basis we follow the curriculum produced by Lancashire Professional Development Service. These materials are copyright and so cannot be published on the website but the themes and curriculum overviews for each class are available on the class pages. 


The Early Year’s Foundation Stage (EYFS) sets the statutory standards for the learning, development and care of children from birth to 5 years old. 

It supports an integrated approach to early learning and care. It gives all professionals a set of common principles and commitments to deliver quality early education and childcare experiences to all children.

There is a strong focus on the three prime areas which are most essential for children’s healthy  development:

  • communication and language;
  • physical development
  • personal, social and emotional development.

Learning in the specific areas of literacy, mathematics, understanding the world and expressive arts and design build upon learning in the prime areas.

You can read the latest EYFS handbook and Frameworks here…


EYFS framework 2018

Key Stage One

Key Stage Two

Click to go to our maths page

Click to go to our geography page

Click to go to our history page

Forest School: 

Forest School is an approach to learning which combines an appreciation, enjoyment and wonder of being in the woods outdoors with an approach which aims to enrich the whole child. 

Children will acquire specialised, practical skills that are combined with the opportunity to support emotional, social and spiritual development.

In each Forest School session, children will have the opportunity to:

  • Learn new practical skills
  • Learn specific bush craft and Forest Schools skills
  • Develop communication and team work
  • Discover and play
  • Investigate
  • Learn to manage risk
  • Develop confidence and self-esteem
  • Learn to support, encourage and appreciate others
  • HAVE FUN!!!

All our children will have the opportunity to undertake a block of Forest Schools work each year