Curriculum Intent Statement

The curriculum at Valley Primary School intends to offer a broad, balanced, engaging education that meets the
needs of all pupils. At its core, there is a commitment to pupils mastering early on the basics in the core disciplines
of reading, writing, vocabulary and mathematics in order to develop as independent, confident learners who
experience success from any given starting point across the whole curriculum.

Through carefully structured sequences of learning in each subject area, pupils will know and remember more
around key threshold concepts which, in turn, will empower pupils to do more with their deepening knowledge,
understanding, skills and allow some to display mastery within a subject.

Under our primary curriculum driver of Global Citizenship, we strive to develop the pupils’ awareness of
community at local, National and global levels, their place in history and nurture a healthy sense of ambition and
aspiration so that each individual can be the best they can be in the classroom and prepare them for secondary
school and their adult lives beyond.

Supporting the pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is paramount if they are to be truly aware
and happy with who they are as individuals. With a clear focus on mental and physical wellbeing and a growing
understanding of positive character traits and effective learning behaviours, Valley pupils are well prepared to
play their part in life in modern Britain and the world beyond.

The range of experiences encountered by our pupils as they journey through the school allows us to educate
tomorrow’s global citizens today.