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Orchard Primary

& Pre-School

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Orchard Primary & Pre-School

"Small enough to care, Big enough to inspire"

Curriculum Intent

At Orchard Primary, it is our intent to create a climate of possibility that celebrates diversity, sparks curiosity and breeds creativity and resilience.


Our curriculum not only fulfils the requirements of the National Curriculum but is designed to ensure that it develops the whole child and that all children have full access. Each topic is underpinned by key skills and personal attitudes and designed to enthuse children, providing them with hands-on and real experiences, which develop their language skills and deepen their understanding of the world and prepares them for their future.

Through the teaching of KEY SKILLS and KNOWLEDGE we want our children to become:


Fluent, passionate readers who develop a rich vocabulary enabling them to become articulate speakers and resourceful and entertaining writers. Through meaningful and real life opportunities we strive to bring stories and experiences to life for our children to enable to them to imagine and write creatively. We aim to embed a love for reading by making reading a priority from early years.


Fluent in the fundamentals of maths, know how to and can confidently apply key skills and reason mathematically.

It is essential that all children have a secure and confident grasp and can apply age-appropriate key skills and mathematical vocabulary which allows them to access a deeper understanding and make links between areas of maths, applying their mathematical knowledge to science and other subjects.





Leadership              Independence

Resilience               Commitment

Self-reliance           Team work

Learning style         Perseverance

Understand and be proud of themselves, appreciate others and value diversity


Democracy               Rule of Law

Individual liberty       


Mutual Respect and Tolerance

Enabling them to be CREATIVE and become confident




In the use of colour and different artistic mediums:

Developing their artistic skills in drawing, painting, printing, modelling, designing, 3D techniques, digital art and an appreciation of artists through confident creativity.

To use of a broad range of skills and understanding to design and make products that solve real and relevant problems in a variety of contexts.

Enabling pupils to engage in enterprise activities.

An appreciation of music, dance, drama and languages as essential elements of cultural capital.

We place great value on children’s ability to express themselves through the arts, dance, drama & languages. PE and Sport are well promoted through the curriculum.

Making links in HISTORY and HERITAGE to enable them to:



Make sense of their own history and British and world history through teaching in sequence to enable them to develop an understanding of what comes before and after. We unpick the impact of history on our own lives as well as significant events, figures and discoveries and use these as key drivers in deepening children’s understanding of how and why our history is still relevant today.

Value their own identity and heritage.  This includes their cultural roots, as citizens of Worcestershire, the UK and as members of a global society.

Giving them an UNDERSTANDING OF THE WORLD which helps to:



Provoke and answer questions about the natural and human worlds; encouraging children to develop a greater understanding of their world and their place in it.

Ensuring that they have a knowledge of the world – oceans continents, major countries and cities, social and physical geography, the environment and sustainability.

Give them an age-appropriate understanding of British and World News.

Current affairs include matters of political importance such as Brexit, who is our Prime Minister; propaganda and fake news.

Developing a sense of curiosity and DISCOVERY so that:



They are excited and intrigued by science, through varied activities and investigations, broadening the children's scientific view of, and respect for, the world around them, whilst promoting a love for enquiry and a desire for exploring new things.

They are equipped and have embedded a set of skills within computing so that they can successfully utilise technology throughout their education and into future careers. By obtaining these skills, the children will responsibly use a multiple of technologies to support, extend and present their learning across all areas of the curriculum.

You can find out more about our curriculum on the Curriculum Overview page of our school website, by following the class pages on our website or by speaking to the Class Teacher.