The Curriculum


Please click here to see our curriculum.

At Archibald Primary School, pupils in the Nursery and Reception Classes follow the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum.

Pupils in Year One and Year Two follow Key Stage One of the National Curriculum. They follow the Read, Write, Inc (RWI) scheme for phonics.  Pupils in Years Three to Six follow Key Stage Two of the National Curriculum.

The National Curriculum covers a wide range of subjects:-

Mathematics, English, Science, History, Geography, Art, PE, Music, Information Technology and Design Technology.  Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) lessons are also taught, together with Citizenship.  A Modern Foreign Language (French) is taught as part of the KS2 curriculum.  Reception and  KS1 pupils learn basic French vocabulary in preparation for starting French lessons in Year 3.

The National Curriculum document is available in school for parents to view.  It is also available online here.

Religious Education is provided in school within the framework of the Middlesbrough Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education.  The parents of any child may request that he/she be excused from collective worship or Religious Education lessons.  In these instances the child will not be included and alternative provision will be made for them.

You can view our LiteracyNumeracy and Learning Contexts overviews here.



In Y2 and in Y6 pupils undertake Statutory Assessment Tests (SATs).  Parents are informed of the results of theses tests as part of their child’s Annual School Report.  The Y6 results are published nationally.  These assessments are always carried out in May.

Pupils in the Foundation Stage (Nursery and Reception) are assessed regularly for their Foundation Stage Profile.



We have a homework policy.  Teachers welcome the co-operation of parents and carers who will supervise and support a small amount of extra study at home.  This could be reading, learning spelling patterns or words, tables practice, number bond practice or researching certain topics.

All pupils are provided with a book bag in which to carry their reading book and homework.  It is the responsibility of each pupil to look after their own book bag.  A charge may be made for lost or deliberately damaged bags.

Homework can develop out of any subject and if there is a carry over of enthusiasm by your son or daughter we hope that you will encourage it by assisting in any way you can.

Please find a copy of our Homework Policy here