Axbridge C of E First School Academy

Moorland Street, Axbridge, Somerset, BS26 2BA


Axbridge C of E First School Academy

Our Whole School Curriculum

'The Root, Branch and Blossom Curriculum'

Please see our Our Root, Branch and Blossom Curriculum Policy

Please see: Guide for Parents: National Curriculum 2014

Please see: Foundation Stage Early Years Outcomes 

Click here for our performance data 

Click here for our latest IDSR report

Click here for National Phonics Screening Check and Key Stage 1
Assessments in England 

Click here to be taken to the Governments School and College Performance Data

Our Curriculum Implementation and Overviews

We deliver a 'whole school curriculum', meaning all children are exposed to the same topic, but at an age-appropriate level. This is updated regularly and further information can be found below.

 Further detailed medium term plans are created by the Curriculum leader, which detail the progression of skills and learning opportunities for each subject area. English Medium Term plans are skillyfully designed to maximise cross-curricular learning opportunities. and provide meaningful learning links.

Achieve Well, Aim High, Have Fun - Curriculum

Subject Overviews

We are proud of our curriculum approach and delivery, with our subject leaders providing a detailed breakdown of our approach to, and delivery of, each subject area.

New National Curriculum | Education Quizzes





Progression of Skills

During their time at Axbridge C of E First School Academy, all pupils need to develop a broad range of skills across all curriculum areas.  To ensure that learning is targetted at the appropriate challenge level, skills progression documents are used.

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The Root, Branch and Blossom Curriculum - Bringing Learning to Life.

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We are excited to share that we will be using Twinl as our new SSP for 2022-23.

Primary Resources - KS2, KS1, Early Years (EYFS) KS3, KS4, Twinkl

Information evenings, guides and school workshops will take place in the Autumn of 2022. Please download the school app for further updates.


Presently, at Axbridge we follow the National Book Banding System, drawing from a variety of publications. Changes will be taking place to this in the Summer Term of 2022.

The current selection includes: Oxford Reading Tree, Heinemann, Collins Big Cats, Storyworlds, Rapid Readers, Dandelions, Planet X, Rigby Stars and individual authors such as Roald Dahl, Jacqueline Wilson, Micheal Morpurgo and many more.

All children access this scheme and can choose a book that is most suitable for their ability and interest. They also have access to online reading books, using Activelearn, which is matched to their current reading level. Children also have to class library books, as part of our Reading Offer and drive to ensure our pupils also 'Read for Pleasure',

Please read our 'Reading Offer' and how we ensure reading is at the heart of our curriculum.

Axbridge Reading Offer

Project X Alien Adventures | Oxford Owl Collins Big Cat Phonic Books - Decodable Books for Beginner and Struggling Readers  Rapid Reading