Curriculum Intent, Implementation & Impact

At Kirby Hill CE Primary School, we ensure that our children receive a full and enriched curriculum that is tailored to meet their needs. As a staff we have given careful consideration to our children; offering additional experiences and activities which complement their current opportunities and statutory rights.


Our curriculum intent is to:

  • Ensure that all children feel safe and happy in order for them to achieve their full potential
  • Have a positive impact on the local community and wider environment
  • Embed Christian values of love, respect, friendship, honesty, forgiveness, hope and courage
  • Develop tolerance, empathy and tackle stereotypes, preparing children for life in modern Britain
  • Be engaging and exciting, instilling curiosity about the world around them
  • Challenge every child at an appropriate level
  • Develop independence and resilience, through meaningful and relevant content and approaches
  • Encourage outdoor learning

Our curriculum isimplemented through Cornerstones topics. These are cross curricular units of work that aim to inspire and excite children about their learning. The units are rich in wonder and memorable experience and they allow children's natural creativity and curiosity to flourish, alongside the purposeful acquisition of skills and knowledge.

All of the foundation subjects are taught in depth through our Cornerstones units and English and maths lessons are taught as discrete sessions, mostly during the morning, but wherever possible they will link to our topics so that skills can be applied across the curriculum. 

Staff have worked together to carefully map out the full curriculum and have devised effective tracking systems to make sure there is clear progression for all and that we have high expectations for children’s achievements in all subjects. 

 Examples of the additional experiences offered to our children include whole-school visits to the theatre, visits to the seaside and cultural visits to the likes of museums and areas of natural beauty.  Children from Y3 to Y6 can access an outdoor education residential every year, which is very well received and enjoyed by all.   All classes benefit from visits or visitors (eg STEM ambassadors, authors and members of our church community for ‘Messy Church’) to the school every term, to help us to enrich the curriculum even further and to continue to deepen the children’s learning.


Our children will have a confident set of skills, knowledge, norms and Christian values which can be used to get ahead in education and life more generally. In short they will learn more, remember more, enjoy more and develop more spiritually, socially and emotionally, thus enabling them to be ready for their next stage in education.



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