Our Whole School Curriculum

'The Root, Branch and Blossom Curriculum'

Please see our Our Root, Branch and Blossom Curriculum Policy.doc

Please see: Guide for Parents: 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 


Our Curriculum Intent

We aim to provide to broad, balanced and rich Curriculum  which is ambitious for all. We believe passionately in meeting the needs of all our children and enabling our pupils to be positive, respectful, responsible and caring citizens. Our curriculum consciously blends skills, knowledge and values through coherently sequenced whole school themes that encourages flexibility and creativity in planning and delivery. In its entirety it offers our children the roots, branches and blossom they need as foundations for the future.




Our Curriculum Implementation 

We continue to develop our whole school approach to the curriculum for 2019/20. This is updated regularly and further information can be found below.

Autumn Term 2017 Year A 'Who was King John?'

Spring Term 2018 Year A 'Animal Antics'

Summer Term 2018 Year A  'Open the door'

Autumn Term 2018 Year B ' What's inside the box?'

Spring Term 2019 Year B 'Terrific Tales'

Summer Term 2019 Year B 'Commotion in the Ocean'

Autumn Term 2019 Year C 'What's Above Us?'


'Creative Curriculum' Days

As part of our Creative Curriculum, we regularly hold 'Creative Days'. These allow our pupils and opportunity to explore subjects in greater depth, experiencing different classroom environments and their teachers. 




We follow the Letters and Sounds programme. This is supported by a variety of resources including:

Bug Club

Jolly Phonics





At Axbridge we follow the National Book Banding System, drawing from a variety of publications. These include Oxford Reading Tree, Heinemann, Collins Big Cats, Rigby Stars and individual authors such as Roald Dahl and many more.

All children access this scheme and can choose a book that is most suitable for their ability and interest.