Headteacher: Joanne Jordan
SUMMERVILLE PRIMARY SCHOOL
Summerville Road, Salford M6 7HB
Tel: 0161 736 4814
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Curriculum Overview


School provides a rich and creative curriculum.


National Curriculum

National Curriculum - Parent Guide

Curriculum Policy 2021-2022

KS1 & KS2 Curriculum Overview 2021-22

Reading Vision and Overview

Phonics Vision and Overview

Writing Vision and Overview

Science Vision and Overview

Geography Vision and Overview

History Vision and Overview

Art Vision and Overview

Computing Vision and Overview

P4C Vision and Overview

MFL Vision and Overview

PE Vision and Overview

PSHE Vision and Overview

RE Vision and Overview

Maths Vision and Overview

Design & Technology Vision and Overview

EYFS Curriculum Autumn A

EYFS Curriculum Autumn B

Early Years Foundation Stage

Our children in Nursery and Reception are taught using the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Statutory Framework. This government document sets standards for the learning, development and care of children from birth to 5 years old and ensures they learn and develop well and are kept healthy and safe.

The EYFS framework outlines seven areas of learning and development and educational programmes. There are three prime areas of learning, which are particularly important for children’s development and future learning:

  • Communication and Language
  • Personal, social and emotional development
  • Physical Development

There are four specific areas of learning, through which the prime areas are strengthened and applied:

  • Maths
  • Literacy
  • Understanding the World
  • Expressive arts and design

Three characteristics of learning are also fostered to enable the best development in every child. These are:

  • Playing and exploring
  • Active Learning
  • Creating and Thinking Critically

The EYFS framework identifies the essential role of play in children’s development including child-led play and play guided by an adult. This play based learning develops confidence and relationships with others, extends vocabulary and develops communication skills.


In our EYFS Unit, we provide a curriculum which:

  • is carefully planned by the teachers and covers all areas of the curriculum, with opportunities to learn inside and outside, pursuing self-initiated and adult directed activities;
  • allows the children to learn through play sometimes for extended periods;
  • provides activities which allow children to explore, be active learners, be creative and think critically;
  • encourages children to take responsibility for their learning;
  • is planned weekly, taking into account the children’s' interests;
  • meets the diverse learning needs of all the children;
  • respects the cultural differences of all children and communities.
  • is dependent on practitioners and parent/carers working together;
  • ensures all children feel secure and confident;
  • builds on what children already know and can do and takes them to the next steps
  • uses varied approaches and teaching methods.

Click on the links to find out more information about the EYFS curriculum.

Key Stage 1 & 2

In Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 we follow the National Curriculum. We focus on English and mathematics as the foundations for all learning and these lessons are taught every day. The skills learnt in these lessons are then applied across the curriculum.

Lessons in geography, history, art, design technology, science,  computing, religious education, music, physical education and Spanish (KS2) are taught as discrete lessons.

Sports coaches support teachers in the delivery of PE lessons.

We follow the Salford Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education. Copies of the RE curriculum can be provided to parents/carers through the school office. Parents/carers have the right to withdraw their child from RE lessons.

We ensure the curriculum is creative, exciting and fun. Out of school visits and enrichment activities are an integral part of our curriculum and these are carefully mapped into our yearly teaching programme.

Click on the links to find out more about the National Curriculum  at Summerville Primary School.

P4C (Philosophy for Children)

We teach P4C across the school. P4C is an approach to learning that was founded by Professor Matthew Lipman. P4C has developed over 35 years and is practises in approximately 60 countries.

In P4C children are taught how to create their own philosophical questions. They then choose one question that is the focus of a philosophical enquiry, or dialogue. For example the question might be 'is it ever okay to steal?'

The teacher as a facilitator, supports the children in their thinking, reasoning and questioning, as well as the way children speak and listen to each other in the dialogue. After the enquiry the children and facilitator reflect on the quality of their thinking, reasoning and participation, and suggest how they could improve, either as individuals or as a group (community).

No Outsiders

We are proud to be a 'No Outsiders' school which teach children about the Equalities Act through story books. The aims of this initiative are:

  • To promote equality of opportunity
  • To teach children about the Equality Act 2010
  • Create a positive culture in the school where all groups of people are welcome
  • To teach children to be comfortable in their own skin while recognising and celebrating difference and diversity in others
  • Reduce vulnerability to radicalisation and extremism
  • Prepare children to contribute to society and life in Britain as they grow up

If parents and carers would like to know more about our curriculum please contact Miss Jordan through the school office.