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We follow the National Curriculum which is divided into the following phases at primary level:

Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) 3 to 5 years

Key stage 1 (KS1) 5 to 7 years

Key stage 2 (KS2) 7 to 11 years

The core subjects are:

Maths, Literacy and Science

The foundation subjects are:

Geography, History, PE, Music, RE, Art, Design & Technology, ICT, Foreign Language (French), PSHE (Personal, Social and Health Education)

To cover the requirements of the National Curriculum we have a 2 year cycle of topics and themes. This is reviewed when necessary to keep our curriculum interesting, vibrant and, where possible, for the interests of the children.

KS2 overview (years 5/6)

KS2 overview (years 3/4)

KS1 overview (years 1/2)

SWIMMING - click link

Reading & Phonics

We use a variety of schemes including Oxford Reading Tree, Jelly and Bean,  and Cambridge Reading.  For Phonics we use Letters and Sounds.

Modern Foreign Languages

French Curriculum Overview 2018-2019

French Curriculum Overview 2017-2018

Educational Visits

Taking children on trips adds an extra dynamic to learning in a social as well as academic sense.Trips for different age ranges have included: various museums, the zoo, the seaside, living history projects in the forest, the cathedral as well as using the village as a resource for local study.

In the EYFS the 7 areas of learning are covered throughout the week, usually in 1/2 termly themes. 

In KS1 and 2 the foundation subjects are taught in a cross curricular way through themes and topics enabling children to make links in their learning. Elements of maths, literacy and science are taught within the topic where relevant, but otherwise are taught as stand alone subjects.

Outdoor Learning

We consider that opportunities to learn outside are an essential element of the curriculum. We have dedicated, secure outdoor areas for all classes and are in the process of enhancing them further. In addition to school areas we have an allotment and constant access to Rowley Wood, which is a 5 minute walk through the fields.


Supporting Learning 


If you have any questions about our curriculum, please contact your child's class teacher or our Headteacher


Enrichment 'Den Building'




Enrichment 'Music Festival'





Poetry Competition

Our year 5 and 6 pupils took part in a poetry competition as part of the 'Arts and Literature Festival' in Stoke by Nayland. The standard of entries was very high! There were two categories: 'The Fabulous Far Away' and 'The Incredible in Front of Our Eyes', with 3 prizes for each. The winning poems are below. Well done to everyone who entered and especially congratulations to the winners. Please click on the links below to read the poems.

The Fabulous Paradise - Zara Bambury

Shooting Stars - Finlay Dark

What Will Tomorrow Bring - Katy Wainwright

The Magic Tree - Evie Rose Potter

My Dog - Lucas Marseille-Lefebvre

Sitting Under The Apple Tree - Pare-ata Netana








Enrichment MFL





Our Classes

Saplings - Nursery Reception Year 1

Maple - Years 1/2

Silver Birch - Years 3/4

Oak - Years 5/6 



We follow the National Curriculum which is divided into the following phases at primary level:


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Stoke by Nayland C of E Primary School

School Street


Colchester CO6 4QY


Headteacher – Mrs Jane Le Grice

Telephone: (01206) 262418

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