School Curriculum & Rationale


Here at St Stephen’s CofE First School, we deliver a stimulating and vibrant curriculum with an unwavering demand for pupils to achieve consistently high standards across a wide range of subjects.

We are committed to the Christian ethos that every child is special in the eyes of God. We teach that all people should love, care for and respect one another and our planet. It is our ambition that all our pupils use our five Christian values, love, peace, hope, compassion and forgiveness daily. Our vision and values are linked to biblical passages.  In teaching we follow Worcestershire agreed Syllabus for RE and Understanding Christianity Resource. 

 The rigorous teaching of basic skills throughout the school ensures children are proficient in writing, reading and mathematics whilst maintaining a broad and balanced curriculum. 

     The school also uses KASE (Knowledge, Attributes, Skills and Experience to embed and advance children’s learning, as well as ‘Maths No Problem’ (Singapore Maths), which allows the children to achieve ‘mastery’ in core areas of the curriculum.

At St Stephen’s we want to foster a ‘love for learning’ that both challenges and excites pupils and prepares them for the future.

Please read our Curriculum Rationale:

St Stephen's CofE First School Curriculum Rationale

Please read our Teaching and Learning Policy:

CRST Teaching and Learning Policy

Please read our Reading Implementation guide. 

Reading Rationale

Recommended Book Lists for Year Groups

Phonics Programme

Please read our Maths Rationale

Maths Rationale

Please find below our EYFS Curriculum

EYFS Rationale and Long Term Overview

EYFS Curriculum End of Year ELG Expectations


Curriculum Overview and Frameworks


Curriculum Overviews 

                             Curriculum Frameworks
Art Computing DT
Geography History MFL
Science PE Music
PSHE/RHE Maths Reading
Nur Aut 1 Nur Spr 1 Nur Sum 1
Nur Aut 2 Nur Spr 2 Nur Sum 2
Rec Aut 1 Rec Spr 1 Rec Sum 1
Rec Aut 2 Rec Spr 2 Rec Sum 2

Year 1 Aut

Year 1 Spr Year 1 Sum
Year 2 Aut Year 2 Spr

Year 2 Sum

Year 3 Aut Year 3 Spr Year 3 Sum
Year 4 Aut Year 4 Spr Year 4 Sum

 Enrichment opportunities: 

Enrichment opportunities bring new language, knowledge, skills, experiences and of course, enjoyment. Here at St Stephen's we make sure there are events and activities throughout the year to ensure our children get to do some great stuff!

Here are a few examples: