At Cliff Lane, we aim to personalise the curriculum so that achievement is built around discovering the individual talents of each and every child. We aim to put children in an environment where they want to learn and where they can naturally discover their true passions.


The curriculum has been designed to be vibrant and exciting. All our children are involved in the planning stage of new topics as we value their ideas and contributions; we believe that children learn best when they are able to steer and direct their own learning.  We want our children to be inquisitive and passionate about their learning too! All children learn the required skills as these are covered a variety of times throughout their school life. These skills become progressively more demanding as the children get older and build to a comprehensive set of age appropriate expectations. We understand that some of our children might be at different levels of learning therefore support or challenge is built into the Curriculum Map at all levels.

Our enquiry based approach is a strong feature of our school.

Each term our Curriculum Overviews are placed on the school website so that parents are aware of what we are teaching that term and can support their child’s study at home. These can be found in the ‘Curriculum by year group’ section of this website.

Please use the menus on the left to find out more information about how we teach each subject area.


Children are continuously assessed by their teachers as part of the normal classroom teaching. We believe it is important to involve the children in determining what they have learnt and what they need to do to improve.

At the end of each term we hold learning conferences where we report on children’s attainment to parents, showing their progress in reading, writing, mathematics as well as foundation subjects and an overview of how each child is socially. Here the children have the opportunity to talk about their learning, what they are proud of, and what they need to do to further improve. The teacher talks through the school progress report and is able to discuss what parents can do at home to help support their child. If parents have any further queries about how to support learning at home, an appointment can be made to see the class teacher at any point in the school year.  We believe that this builds a very strong partnership between parents, teachers and most importantly the children.

2018-19 Whole School Curriculum Overview