Portsdown Primary School and Early Years Curriculum

Our Curriculum Intent

At Portsdown Primary School and Early Years, we follow the National Curriculum (for Years 1 -6) and the Early Years
Foundation Stage statutory framework (for Nursery and Year R). These act as an introduction to the essential knowledge and skills that the children of Portsdown need to be educated citizens. It introduces them to the best that has been thought and said, and helps engender an appreciation of human creativity and achievement. Our curriculum is carefully sequenced so that all children can build on their knowledge, skills and develop their vocabulary throughout their time at Portsdown. 

Portsdown’s Teaching And Learning Guidance

As a school, we aim to widen and enrich their life experiences beyond their starting points by providing a range of trips, visits and experiences throughout their time at Portsdown. We believe that being able to read with confidence and developing a love of reading is vital to our children if they are to succeed in the future. This is why reading is at the heart of our curriculum.


To find out more about upcoming trips, visits and experiences (and ones we have completed) go to our Facebook pages (see the home Page for links) and look here:

Trips, visitors and experiences information

What does your child learn at school each day? Find information about our curriculum subjects here:

EYFS Intent Implementation And Impact

Year R Curriculum

Progression in EYFS: For more information about how we plan for the progression of learning from Nursery into Year R, please see the following progression documents at  https://portsdownprimary.co.uk/reception/ :


Reading At Portsdown



Art And Design


Design And Technology








Phonics At Portsdown