Curriculum

At Caddington Village School we offer our pupils a broad and balanced Curriculum which is designed to be imaginative, challenging and motivational.  Throughout the 8 year learning journey our pupils take with us, they build on the knowledge and skills of previous years. Our pupils work towards learning objectives that develop new concepts and focus learning; we aim to inspire pupils through the topics and lessons that we teach. 

Pupils are taught by a class teacher in Nursery to Year 4 and then by subject specific teachers in Years 5 and 6. 

The school makes considerable efforts to ensure children have exposure to a wide experience beyond their local community during which these concepts are shown, through for example, sporting events, a range of visits and experiences. Our strong school values and ethos of tolerance and respect, gives all of our children an excellent platform for embracing difference.

British Values

At Caddington Village School we take very seriously our responsibility to prepare children for life in modern Britain. We ensure that the fundamental British Values are introduced, discussed and lived out through the ethos and work of the school. All curriculum areas provide a vehicle for furthering understanding of these concepts and, in particular, our RE, PSHE and Citizenship lessons provide excellent opportunities to deepen and develop understanding. Children embrace these concepts with enthusiasm and demonstrate a good understanding of their application to their own lives.

Phonics and Reading

Pupils are taught Phonics daily and Guided Reading on a weekly basis.  Phonics is taught using the Letters and Sounds scheme.  Pupils begin Phase 1 of the scheme in Nursery and complete Phase 5 by the end of Year 1.  In Year 2, pupils consolidate their phonics knowledge and Phase 6 of the scheme is delivered.  The Reading schemes used at Caddington Village School include Oxford Reading Tree and Rigby Rockets                                                                                                                               

Early Years Foundation Stage

Our youngest pupils, in Nursery and Reception, follow the revised 2017 Early Years Framework which can be accessed by following this link. This is divided into 7 main areas:

  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development
  • Communication and Language
  • Physical Development
  • Literacy
  • Mathematical Development
  • Expressive Arts and Design
  • Understanding the World

Pupils are taught through a creative, thematic approach and are encouraged to participate in their learning by offering suggestions for themes and topics.

Key Stage 1 and 2

In Key Stages 1 and 2 our Curriculum has been updated to fulfil the requirements of the new National Curriculum which can be accessed here. This became compulsory from September 2014.  

The subjects covered include: 

  • Core Subjects - English, Mathematics, Science and Computing
  • Foundation Subjects – History, Geography, French, Design Technology, Art, Music and P.E.

In addition, Philosophy for Children is taught throughout the school; for Religious Education (RE) the Bedfordshire scheme is followed.

Please click this link Caddington Village School Whole School Curriculum 2017-2018 map to find out what we will be teaching and learning during this academic year. Additionally, below you will find our curriculum overviews for the Autumn Term 2017 which give further information about what our pupils will be learning.

Should you have any further questions regarding the curriculum your child will be learning, please contact your child's Key Stage Leader.