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Welcome to Chiltern Primary School

‘Making Learning Irresistible’

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At Chiltern Primary School, our mission is to make learning irresistible for all our pupils. We believe in the transformative power of education and strive to provide a curriculum that enables every child to reach their full potential. Our approach is underpinned by a fundamental focus on positive relationships and being a champion for every child, fostering a supportive and inclusive learning environment. We are dedicated to diminishing differences and ensuring equal opportunities for all, particularly for our pupils with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) and those eligible for Pupil Premium.

Early Years

In our Early Years curriculum, we lay the foundation for lifelong learning by nurturing the curiosity and natural desire to explore and discover in our young learners. We provide a stimulating and play-based environment where children can develop a wide range of skills across the seven areas of learning: Personal, Social and Emotional Development, Communication and Language, Physical Development, Literacy, Mathematics, Understanding the World, and Expressive Arts and Design.

Through activities such as role play, mark making, and hands-on experiences, our Early Years pupils develop their communication and language skills, build their numeracy skills, develop social awareness, and cultivate a love for reading and creative expression. We understand that every child is unique, and our skilled practitioners tailor their teaching approaches to meet individual needs, ensuring that all children progress and thrive.

Key Stage 1

In Key Stage 1, we build upon the foundation established in the Early Years, focusing on developing key skills in core subjects while fostering a love for learning. Our curriculum is designed to engage and challenge pupils, providing a balance between structured lessons and opportunities for independent thinking and creativity.

In English, our students develop their reading, writing, and communication skills through a variety of engaging texts and writing tasks. They learn to express their ideas coherently and develop a strong understanding of grammar, punctuation, and spelling.

In Maths, students build upon their numeracy skills, exploring concepts such as place value, addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. We encourage a growth mindset by providing challenging problem-solving activities, and promoting resilience and critical thinking.

Additionally, the curriculum in Key Stage 1 encompasses Science, History, Geography, Art, Design and Technology, Music, Physical Education, and Computing. These subjects are taught in an integrated manner, enabling students to make connections between different areas of knowledge.

Key Stage 2

In Key Stage 2, we continue to foster a love for learning by building on the solid foundation laid in Key Stage 1. Our curriculum is designed to further develop the skills and knowledge across all subjects, while also preparing students for their transition to secondary school.

In English, pupils refine their reading and writing skills, exploring a wider range of genres and texts. They develop their ability to analyze, evaluate, and infer meaning, and are encouraged to express their thoughts and opinions effectively.

In Maths, students deepen their understanding of mathematical concepts, including fractions, decimals, percentages, geometry, and algebra. They become more proficient in problem-solving and mathematical reasoning, preparing them for the challenges of higher-level mathematics.

The Key Stage 2 curriculum also includes subjects such as Science, History, Geography, Art, Design and Technology, Music, Physical Education, Computing, and Modern Foreign Languages. These subjects provide opportunities for students to develop knowledge and skills, foster curiosity, and broaden their horizons.

Diminishing Difference at Chiltern Primary School

At Chiltern Primary School, we are committed to 'diminishing difference' and ensuring that all our pupils have equal opportunities to succeed. We recognize the unique challenges faced by pupils with SEND and those eligible for Pupil Premium, and we employ a range of strategies to address these challenges.

We provide tailored support and interventions for individual students, ensuring their specific needs are met. Our dedicated team of learning support assistants work closely with class teachers to implement personalized learning plans and provide targeted support, enabling students to make progress in their learning.

Moreover, we invest in continuous professional development for our staff to enhance their understanding and expertise in supporting students with SEND and those eligible for Pupil Premium. This ensures that all our teachers are equipped with the knowledge and skills to meet the diverse needs of our students and provide inclusive and effective teaching and learning experiences.

In addition to academic support, we place a strong emphasis on developing positive relationships and fostering a sense of belonging and well-being for all our pupils. We implement restorative practices and promote emotional well-being through a range of strategies, including mindfulness, pastoral support, and proactive communication with parents and carers.

By addressing both academic and emotional needs, we strive to diminish differences, creating an inclusive and supportive environment where every child can thrive and reach their full potential.

More information about the curriculum for parents or other members of the public

Chiltern Primary School follows a variety of schemes of learning in our setting to make learning irresistible and to teach the full breadth of the National Curriculum. A link to the Primary National Curriculum can be found here -


Below is a summary of the different curriculum schemes that we use in our school:

Core subjects:

  • English writing - Hampshire County Council Assessment Model 
  • English reading - Hampshire County Council Assessment Model
  • English phonics - Monster Phonics Systematic Synthetic Phonics scheme 
  • English spellings - Super Hero Spelling scheme 
  • Mathematics - Hampshire County Council Assessment Model and unit plans
  • Science - Curriculum Maestro by Cornerstones 


Foundation subjects:

  • Art - Curriculum Maestro by Cornerstones 
  • Computing - NCCE Computing scheme 
  • DT - Curriculum Maestro by Cornerstones 
  • Geography - Curriculum Maestro by Cornerstones
  • History - Curriculum Maestro by Cornerstones 
  • PSHE - Jigsaw PSHE scheme 
  • PE - The Power of PE scheme
  • RE - Discovery RE scheme
  • Spanish - Language Angels scheme 

Chiltern Primary School Curriculum Overview