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A new national curriculum was introduced in September 2014 for children from Year 1 to Year 6.

Our curriculum is based on the Learning Challenge Curriculum approach, where children’s learning is linked around broad themes, shaped by a series of questions or Learning Challenges.  More about this can be found via the links below.

In maths, lessons are based around the Abacus maths scheme (published by Pearson), which is fully compliant with the  new national curriculum requirements.  Further information about how maths is taught in school and how you can support your child at home can be found here.

We do not use a set reading scheme, but use texts selected from a range of schemes as well as non-scheme books, designed to promote enjoyment of reading and instil a love of literature. Books are banded by reading ability to support progression.

Children in Reception and Key Stage One are taught phonics using the Letters and Sounds approach, supported by Pearson’s Phonics Bug.

 Foundation Stage Curriculum Information

Key Stages One & Two Curriculum Information


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Science Club

Science Club

Science Club is back, on Friday afternoons. Please book online using details on the flyer. 


Author Swapna Haddow Visits School

Author Swapna Haddow visited school on Thursday 27th April as part of the Chipping Norton Literary Festival.  She spent the afternoon with the children from Years...


Comic Relief

We made our faces funny and raised £95.82 for Comic Relief. Thank you to everyone for making a difference.


Family Focus -Spring 2017

This term’s Family Focus at Chipping Norton School is from 2nd to 9th Feb. Please see Family Focus flyer for full details of the very exciting activities...