Clutton School Curriculum


Our Curriculum Intent Statement


We offer an inspiring, broad and engaging curriculum, ensuring each child develops a lively, creative and curious mind.

Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)



What We Are Learning in Class

Termly overviews of What we are Learning in each class, can be found on the class pages:


Cherry     Willow
Cherry Class

Maple Class

Year 1


Willow Class

Year 2 

Rowan Class
Year 3
  Sycamore Class
Year 4 / 5
  Oak Class
Year 5 / 6


Maths at Clutton Primary


Please keep checking your child's homework book for guidelines to help support your child to consolidate learning at home.

The PTFA continue to fund every child's access to the Doodlemaths application. 

Read more about DoodleMaths on their blog 





Watch this space for maths resources as and when they become relevant

Writing at Clutton Primary

By the time children leave Clutton in Year 6, they need to be able to write clearly, accurately and coherently, adapting their language and style for a range of contexts, purposes and audiences.

The starting point of a child's writing journey is through Letters and Sounds.  At Clutton we start cursive handwriting from EYFS. 

See Phonics section below for more information on Letters and Sounds and Teacher modelling videos

We carefully plan opportunities for children to demonstrate their writing skills and knowledge across the wider curriculum.  An example being, a non-chronological report about deforestation and the rainforest (KS2).




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Reading at Clutton Primary

Here at Clutton Primary we recognise that the ability to read, both for information gathering and for pleasure, is the fundamental key that unlocks life-long learning. Along side daily guided reading, each class has story time read by the teacher. 

All our children have access to high quality, recommended fiction and non-fiction texts and are read to daily by class teachers.  They even have access to their own reading pod at lunchtimes. Older children take on the responsibility of becoming reading buddies for children in EYFS. 

Challenge Readers work towards completing individual reading passports, demonstrating an understanding of reading through a wide variety of texts. 

See Phonics section below for more information on the progression of phonics teaching, information on Letters and Sounds and Teacher modelling videos.


Reading Books:

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Challenge Readers



celebrating world book day

Celebrating bedtime stories:

KS 2 Reading Recommendations


Years 3 and 4 Recommended Reads

Years 5 and 6 Recommended Reads 

[DISCLAIMER:We have listed these books on our Amazon Wish List. You do not have to buy the  book through Amazon, we just thought it was a simple way to list them]

Recent findings from an external review of Phonics teaching at Clutton, showed a well planned, consistent teaching programme. Pupils continue to make good progress, and those needing additional support get impactful interventions, by well trained staff, on a daily basis.

External Phonics Audit, February 2020

Phonics at Clutton Primary

Phonics and Reading Schemes:

As soon as children start primary school, they will have at least 20 minutes daily dedicated phonics teaching, learning letters and sounds to build words and the 

necessary skills to decode for meaning. This is taught through a fast-paced, step by step scheme, called Letters and Sounds, which works alongside learning to write.Children enjoy sharing traditional tales, nursery rhymes and songs to help develop communication and language skills.  

Phonics reading books are regularly changed and sent home, helping parents support learning that has taken place in the school day, and helping children develop fluency and confidence.   

Children also have a sharing book, which we encourage parents to read with their child.


How we Teach Phonics:

In Term 1, parents are invited to a workshop to help understand how phonics are taught

See Cherry Class webpage for more videos and guidance on sound formation in school and how they can support their child in the first stages of reading.  Parents are also invited to stay for regular stay and read sessions in class.



PSHE stands for Personal, Social, Health and Economic education and RSE stands for Relationships, Sex Education.

It is an important part of your child's national curriculum learning. So what does it cover and how can you support your child at home?

Schools have an important part to play in helping kids become well-rounded individuals.

PSHE, aims to give children the knowledge, skills and understanding to lead confident, healthy and independent lives.

There are three core themes of primary school PSHE:

1. Health and Wellbeing
2. Relationships
3. Living in the Wider World: economic wellbeing and being a responsible citizen.

PSHE isn’t a statutory subject in primary schools. This means that there is no set programme of study or learning objectives that pupils have to fulfil.  Take a look at our approach to learning  the core themes of PSHE throughout your child's time through Clutton Primary School

Here are some of the tools we use to deliver an impactful PSHE curriculum in school:


Children Questionnaires

Following the return to school full reopening after lockdown, all children have completed a questionnaire about their lockdown experiences. This has helped teaching staff understand any adverse feelings a child may be feeling, and help celebrate any positive experiences from lockdown.

click on the image below to see the questionnaires:

KS1 Questionnaire KS2 Questionnaire



Pupil Attitudes to Self and School (PASS) is a nationally benchmarked psychometric assessment specifically designed to spot attitudinal or emotional issues in children, and will be a useful tool to help your pupils settle back into school life and track how they reacclimatise over the months ahead.

Once a starting point (a baseline) has been established, teaching staff guage the PSHE teaching scheme around the needs of the children. 

The PASS assessment is revisited throughout the year and teaching adjusted accordingly.


Together with the outcomes of the childrens' questionnaires and the PASS results, we use Jigsaw to deliver our PSHE curriculum around Relationships and Health Education, in a spiral, progressive and fully planned scheme of work.

Following the PSHE core themes, this gives the children relevant learning experiences to help them navigate their world and to develop positive relationships with themselves and others.

Experiences are built into everyday learning, both in and outside the classroom.


At Home

Take a look at the free resources available on Jigsaw for activities to do at home.  There are some free audio stories and calm me time sessions avaialble.

If you have any questions about our PSHE and RSE curriculum, please contact the school office.



Please see below our school's homework guidance:

Homework Guidance (updated Nov 2020)