Our Curriculum

'Life in all its fullness'

Our school curriculum

At Ambleside C of E Primary School, we aim to provide a curriculum that meets the needs of our pupils but also offers exciting and meaningful learning opportunities that motivate and inspire them. Our school adopts a holistic approach to education underpinned by our vision: ‘Life in all its fullness’.

We deliver a broad and balanced, creative curriculum which we designed using the National Curriculum as a starting point. We have also designed our curriculum to incorporate learning from topics and subjects in our local surrounding areas.  For example, we study historical figures from the Lake District and investigate geographical features of the local area.  We strive to include learning in the outdoors as much as possible as we believe that children benefit greatly from this. We also have two accredited Forest School Level 3 practitioners who lead forest school sessions in Key Stage 1 and 2, and Level 1 trained staff who run Forest Friday sessions with our Early Years children.  

The curriculum maps below outline which areas are being studied in each subject of the curriculum. The school has a two year rolling programme for its curriculum to ensure that all areas of the National Curriculum are covered during children's time in each key stage.