We have designed out curriculum at Staniland Academy to meet all of the national requirements of the Foundation Stage Curriculum and National Curriculum and fundamentally, the needs of our pupils.

From the moment pupils enter into Foundation Stage, we work to support them with the key skills they need in order to succeed following the seven areas of learning and development:

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

We do this with a focus on quality, first hand experiences and prioritising early reading and oracy.

In Key Stages 1 and 2 we offer a broad, balanced and enriched Curriculum which provides the pupils with the skills to equip them for life, work and social responsibility as future adults.

A thematic approach is used, where links between subject areas are exploited to promote the Curriculum in stimulating and exciting ways. Staff work tirelessly to provide work that is suitably differentiated to meet the needs of each and every child.

Ultimately, our children’s learning experiences extend beyond the school day and extensive enrichment opportunities such as after-school clubs, trips (including a residential trip) and visitors are utilised to foster an overall love of learning.

Here at Staniland Academy, we are privileged to serve a diverse community which celebrates differences. Through our teaching, we aim for all pupils gain a deeper knowledge and understanding of a wide range of cultures and religions.


Phonics and Reading

Writing, Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar



Religious Education (RE)

Personal Social Health Education (PSHE)

Physical Education (PE)

Knowledge Organisers

Reception (EYFS) Knowledge Organiser Autumn 2019

Reception (EYFS) Knowledge Organiser Spring 2020

Year 1 Knowledge Organiser Spring 2020

Year 2 Knowledge Organiser Spring 2020

Year 3 Knowledge Organiser Spring 2020

Year 4 Knowledge Organiser Spring 2020

Year 5 Knowledge Organiser Spring 2020

Year 6 Knowledge Organiser Spring 2020