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At Stoke Damerel Primary Academy we provide a broad and balanced curriculum which develops the individual child according to their age and ability.


The intent of the Stoke Damerel Curriculum


Our curriculum brings to life our logo and motto, Dream Big, Achieve Together 


The roots of our curriculum

If the subjects and knowledge of our curriculum are the branches and leaves of knowledge, the key skills can be seen as the roots which underpin that knowledge. Our curriculum has three key roots.


Key competencies – Developing the child as a learner 

Personal development – Developing the whole child

Key skills – Developing the core skills 


The Stoke Damerel Curriculum


We are committed to providing significant opportunities for pupils to master core skills in Reading, Writing and Mathematics from an early age. Our curriculum is drawn from the Early Years Foundation Stage and the National Curriculum. In addition we use high quality programmes such as Read Write Inc, Reciprocal Reading, the Power of Reading and White Rose Maths to ensure children are successful in gaining key literacy and mathematics skills.


We use a topic based approach based on the International Primary Curriculum (IPC) which engages with children’s natural curiosity, develops their understanding of life in different cultures while ensuring that we cover all the statutory requirements during your child’s time with us. Teachers use a wide variety of teaching methods, which are adapted according to the subject, age and ability of the individual pupil. In Key Stage 2 we introduce French to the curriculum through focused IPC units. 


All children participate in weekly physical activity through their REAL PE lessons. In addition to the formal P.E. lesson, children have access to sports coaching every lunch time and during afterschool clubs.