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Priestmead Primary School & Nursery

Moving Onwards and Upwards Together


This section contains information on what your child is learning and key information for current parents. Click a Pegasus below or use the menu on the left-hand side.


Click the icon for Nursery, Reception and Y1


Click the icon for Y2, Y3 and Y4


Click the icon for Y5 & Y6


Priestmead follows the National Curriculum and Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) guidance for all areas of the curriculum. The children are taught in year groups with one teacher per class. Reception classes also have one Early Years Practitioner per class, making a ratio of 15 children per adult. There is also an extra Teaching Assistant in each Year 1 and 2 class to maintain the same ratio.

The National Curriculum covers the three ‘core’ subjects of English, Maths and Science, as well as the ‘foundation’ subjects of Design Technology (DT), Computing, History, Geography, Art and Design, Physical Education (PE), Foreign Languages (MFL) and Music. Teachers make ongoing assessments of all children in order to help them better plan the next unit of work.

Children are assessed at the end of the Early Years Foundation Stage (Reception class) against the Early Learning Goals. We also report on assessments achieved in other year groups. Teacher Assessment levels indicate a more rounded view of your child ’s progress over the year.

All children in Year 1 sit a phonics screening check. From 2020, Y4 will sit a national times table test.


At the end of Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2, children are assessed in the core subjects by their teachers, and at the end of Key Stage 2, by Standard Assessment tests (SATs) against the levels in the National Curriculum. At the end of the academic year, parents of these children will receive their level as well as school results.

For more information on our Curriculum please contact the Year Team Leaders

End of Year Expectations

Enriched Curriculum

Educational visits Priestmead places great emphasis on the value of first hand experiences in children’s learning. The purpose of educational visits is to extend the work undertaken in the classroom. Day trips are organised throughout the year. Previous trips have included:

  • Natural History Museum
  • Science Museum
  • Tower of London
  • Local places of worship
  • Kidzania
  • Go Ape
  • Kew Gardens
  • Theatre Visits and many more

Residential Trips

In addition to day trips, we offer residential trips across the school. Your child will have the opportunity to take part in the following as they move up in the school:

  • Y1 Movie Night
  • Y2 School Sleepover
  • Y3 Gordon Brown
  • Y4 YHA Castleton
  • Y5 Kingswood Centre
  • Y6 PGL 
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