Main Curriculum

At Ambleside CE Primary School we deliver a broad and balanced creative curriculum through the delivery of the National Curriculum and Religious Education.  We strive to include learning in the outdoors as much as possible as we believe that children benefit greatly from this.

The primary curriculum includes the core areas of learning and experience which are essential to children's development and which are defined within the National Curriculum.

These are:

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Computing
  • Religious Education

Children will also study the following foundation subjects through a topic themed based cross-curricular approach:

  • History
  • Geography
  • Art
  • Music
  • PE
  • Design Technology
  • PSHE

In Key Stage 2, children take part in fantastic residential visits. These are valuable experiences for our children – they provide opportunities to develop the class community through team building activities, whilst developing other important life-long learning skills.   We have taken them to Edinburgh, London, and a variety of Outdoor Education centres such as Lakeside YMCA.

Sports Provision

We place a great deal of importance on children's physical fitness and development and all our children take part in at least two hourly sessions of physical education each week. In Year 4 swimming lessons are also part of the physical education curriculum.

We have very good facilities for sport including 2 foot ball pitches, rounders pitches, netball court and playground space for games.

Our hall is also used for indoor sport and is large enough to play netball and basketball. We also have a number of coaches who come into school to deliver specific sports training.

Religious Education & Acts of Worship

Religious Education is an important part of the curriculum that extends children's understanding of the world in which we live. As a Church of England School the Christian ethos of the school and the values for which we stand are apparent in every aspect of school life.

Children learn about a variety of religions and the attitudes and values of different communities and faiths. They are encouraged to explore their feelings, attitudes and values as individuals and as members of the local community and the wider world.

Regular collective acts of worship bring the children together most days of the week. These assemblies reflect the traditions of Christian belief and promote shared values, tolerance and respect for others.

If you feel that your child needs to be excused from attending collective worship or religious education lessons please discuss your concerns with the Headteacher.

Early Years Curriculum

In our Early Years Class your child is part of the Early Years Foundation Stage, which runs from birth to five.  At Ambleside CE Primary School we personalise your child’s learning by observing their key interests and developing their skills through their passions.  Your child may come home every day and inform you that all they have done is ‘played’.  This is planned play, specifically focused to ensure children are gaining the benefit of a relaxed learning environment.  We aim to support and develop children’s learning through encouraging positive attitudes towards work.  

We offer a happy, active, exciting and fun and secure Early Years’ experience for your child that supports their development, care and learning needs.

In Ambleside CE Early Years, experienced practitioners implement the Early Years curriculum to support your child’s learning and development in seven areas, working towards the Early Learning Goals:

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

Your child will enjoy a wide range of activities and experiences.  All of these experiences are planned play and support your child’s next step in their learning.