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Eyrescroft Primary School

Primary School

Inspire • Achieve • Celebrate


Our Curriculum is built around the Cornerstones Curriculum that maximises cross curricular links ensuring pupils have meaningful learning experiences. Social, Moral, Spiritual and Cultural Development is woven into this promoting a more holistic approach in order to prepare children for the next stage of their learning as well as life in Modern Britain.


We develop our awareness of the power of music by reflecting and expressing our own thoughts and feelings and our willingness to participate and respond to musical and cultural opportunities.

Religious Education

We foster awareness and understanding of a range of beliefs and practises in our community and the wider world. SMSC within RE, helps pupils develop their sense of identity and belonging in an increasingly diverse society.


We prepare for the challenges of living and learning in a technology enriched world, making clear guidelines about the ethical use of the internet.


We study a variety of genres which develops our awareness of moral and social issues, while increasing confidence and expertise in language which is an important aspect of our individual and social identity. 


We appreciate that mathematics contributes to our everyday life and by working together we are able to achieve better results. We explore patterns, investigate problems and mathematical relationships using logical reasoning to help us make decisions and choices.


We are encouraged to reflect on the wonder of the natural world. By showing an awareness of the way science can affect society and the environment, we show respect for different opinions.  


We appreciate the achievements of past societies and the motivation of individuals, recognising that actions have consequences, by considering the results of events and decisions made in history.


We create opportunities to reflect on the diverse nature of our world, thinking about changing landscapes and the environment and developing our awareness of issues surrounding climate change.


We use art to develop our aesthetic appreciation, exploring feelings of awe and wonder. Through the study of artists, we learn about spiritual and religious themes such as war.

Design Technology

During our investigations, we have opportunities to work as a team, share equipment and recognise each other’s strengths.

Physical Education

Through activities involving teamwork, cooperation, competition, rules, self-discipline and fair play, we develop the skills of self-reflection, personal awareness and challenge.

Early Year Foundation Stage (EYFS)

Reception classes are known as the Early Years Foundation Stage.

The EYFS curriculum is split into 17 areas of learning and follows a thematic approach.  Each area of learning is implemented through planned, purposeful play opportunities where children are offered exciting and stimulating activities, allowing them to develop new skills and knowledge.

Children have the opportunity to work both indoors and outdoors through a mixture of child initiated and adult-led activities.

Observations form part of our assessment, and we value parental contribution, which is crucial.

We want our young children to develop a love of learning, where they are able to build their confidence, learn to explore, think about problems and relate to others.

Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural (SMSC)

Our curriculum is designed to develop the whole person and promote individual liberty.  Social, moral, spiritual and cultural experiences are woven throughout our school, our ethos and our curriculum to bring out the best in our children and prepare them for life in Peterborough and modern Britain. Opportunities to develop the 5C’s; Care, Courtesy, Consideration, Co-operation and Courage are built in.

If you have any questions about our curriculum, please speak with your child's class teacher or contact the school office here.