Stourport Primary Academy
Park Avenue Stourport-on-Severn Worcestershire DY13 8SH
Mrs J Elwis, Headteacher
Telephone: 01299 822 120

School Curriculum


Stourport Primary Academy follows the National Curriculum and devises a carefully planned framework that sets out the aims of the programme of education, including the knowledge and understanding to be gained at each stage (INTENT).

Within the school’s context, fully trained, talented teaching staff deliver motivating and engaging lessons to translate the curriculum framework over time into a structure and narrative relevant and suitable to all pupils (IMPLEMENTATION).

To ensure that all pupils fulfil their potential, effective monitoring systems are in place for regularly evaluating the knowledge and understanding that pupils have gained against expectations (IMPACT/ACHIEVEMENT).

Our Curriculum, however, is unique to us, because we are continually shaping and adapting it for the diverse range of needs of the children in our care and whom make up our wonderful school. When planning our curriculum, our main aims are to promote the wider world to our pupils to ensure that they get the richest experience of a primary education before leaving us to go to high school.

Teachers plan the curriculum around the needs of our children and have the freedom to adapt the curriculum in response to the children’s interests. We have a large number of staff whom have a diverse selection of skills which are regularly used to help enrich our curriculum.

To help to develop well rounded individuals, SMSC is an integral part of our daily life at Stourport Primary Academy and we are proud to strive to ensure that all our youngsters leave us with a good understanding of the importance of being the very best they can be. Our curriculum is also developed to help children to be reflective learners and we aim for all our children to develop resilience and spirit in their learning. Staff continually encourage resourcefulness, resilience and reflection in all that we do.

Our school values – Explore, Dream, Discover and Achieve – are integral to our curriculum. As a school we understand that these values must be at the heart of everything we do, because these will shape the kinds of people our children turn out to be. We know that their values and learning skills will be the key as to whether they can make the best of their learning in the future. Our school values underpin all aspects of learning at our school as they form our attitudes towards learning and each other. Importantly, our values were agreed upon together at our school development planning day with parents, governors and pupils.

As well as our full and rich curriculum, Stourport Primary Academy has an exciting and rich extra-curricular enrichment programme, which is delivered by teaching staff, LSAs and volunteers. Children are given the opportunity to experience activities such as Trampolining, Woodwork, Crafts, Cookery and Japanese. There is an expectation that all children will take up at least one extra-curricular activity during a school year, which we strive to achieve, as the school recognises that it is these opportunities that help to enrich the life experiences of our young people and helps to open their eyes to opportunities which they may not get outside of school.

Explore Dream Discover Achieve

Curriculum A

Autumn Term

The whole school is following the Topic heading

How Things Work


Food Glorious Food

Spring Term

The whole school is following the Topic heading

Time Travellers


Famous People & their Landmarks

Summer Term

The whole school is following the Topic heading

The Big Wild

Curriculum B

Autumn Term

The whole school is following the Topic heading

Where My Wellies Take Me 


A Picture Paints a Thousand Words

Spring Term

The whole school is following the Topic heading

Dare to Aspire


Through the Keyhole

Summer Term

The whole school is following the Topic heading

Up, Up and Away



To view what is happening during the Summer Term, click on the year group below:-

Early Years    Year 1/2     Year 3/4     Year 5/6

You can view our previous Curriculum History by Clicking Here.

You can view the National Curriculum for England by Clicking Here.

Enrichment Planning is available by clicking on the individual subject below:-

Art  Computing  Cooking  Design  Forest School  Japanese  Mask Making

At Stourport Primary Academy staff follow the White Rose Maths planning model to deliver the Maths Curriculum. To see the yearly overviews of what is being taught in maths in each year group please Click Here.

Staff at Stourport Primary Academy track progression of skills in the foundation subjects using Gareth Webb’s subject skills progression maps. You can view these by Clicking Here.  For more information on Gareth Webb, click here to be taken to his website.

Stourport Primary Academy has audited it’s SMSC (Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural) provision across all phases. To see our Audit please click here.  You can view the SMSC for each individual subject by Clicking Here.

Stourport Primary Academy uses the Worcestershire Agreed R.E. Syllabus for 2015 -20 provided by RE Today Services.  For more information please Click Here.

You can view our Broader Curriculum overview by Clicking Here.

You can view our P.S.H.E. overview for the year by Clicking Here.

In Key Stage 1 we use the following Phonics Schemes:- Letters & Sounds, Jolly Phonics and Phonics Play.  We also use the following Reading Schemes:- Oxford Reading Tree and Bug Club.

Phonics is taught daily throughout Rainbow (Reception Class) and Key Stage 1.  In Rainbow, children learn Phase 2 and Phase 3 sounds and in Year 1 they learn Phase 5.  Children are also taught tricky words.  These are words that can not be phonically spelt.

Click to view Phase 2

Click to view Phase 3

Click to view Phase 5

Click to view Tricky Words

Phonics Screening Check

In June, every child in Year 1 in England takes their Phonics Screening Test.  The checks consist of 40 words and non-words that your child will be asked to read one-on-one with a teacher they know well.  Non-words (or nonsense words, or pseudo words) are a collection of letters that will follow phonics rules your child has been taught, but don’t mean anything – your child will need to read these with the correct sounds to show that they understand the phonics rules behind them.  The 40 words and non-words are divided into two sections – one with simple word structures of three or four letters and one with more complex word structures of five or six letters.

Click to view the Phonics Screening Test

To see what we do in regard to Online Safety click here to be taken to our Online Safety section.


Residential Trips

Information about planned residential trips for pupils of Stourport Primary Academy will be made available here.