The Heights curriculum is similar to the curriculum delivery in other mainstream primary schools in the local area.

At The Heights Primary we deliver a curriculum that inspires and motivates; one that provides challenge with a strong emphasis on creativity, whilst aiming to instill a lifelong love for learning in our pupils.

In the Reception year, The Heights Primary follows the Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage. All learning experiences involve activities focusing on the following seven areas of learning:

  • Communication and language
  • Physical development
  • Personal, social and emotional development
  • Literacy
  • Mathematics, science and technology
  • Understanding the world
  • Expressive arts and design

We then follow the National Curriculum in Key Stages 1 and 2 with core subjects of Literacy and Numeracy being delivered daily, predominantly in the morning.  The other core subjects of ICT and Science focus on practical teaching and learning of key essential skills.

Throughout the EYFS and Key Stage 1, the school currently follows the Letters and Sounds and Jolly Phonics Programmes and intends to begin to adopt Twinkl Phonics from Summer 2022.  The school uses the Oxford Reading Tree scheme supplemented by books from other schemes including Twinkl Phonics/Rhino Readers.

The non-core subjects are delivered through an exciting Creative Curriculum, where different themes or topics provide a focus for teaching and learning for a period of weeks.  A strong emphasis on cross curricular links enables children to transfer their learning in the core subjects to the Creative Curriculum. We believe this approach embraces the values of our school and can successfully engage pupils by making learning real and enabling them to truly ASPIRE.

In addition to the curriculum learning experiences detailed on our yearly overview jigsaws, all children will be taught and learn about British Values in assemblies and during extra-curricular activities.

The Curriculum Overviews for each year group can be found on the links below:

Further information around topics for all year groups are available on our weekly Parent Planners which are sent via ParentMail.


The Heights Reading Curriculum
The Heights Reading Progression
Year 1 Reading Expectations
Year 2 Reading Expectations
Year 3 Reading Expectations
Year 4 Reading Expectations
Year 5 Reading Expectations
Year 6 Reading Expectations

Reading Targets
We use reading targets  that align with each coloured book band.  These targets support every child’s reading development. The intention is for the children and their parents to know what they need to achieve at each stage of the reading book bands.  The book bands are explained here.  Book Bands