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  • Amberley Primary School,
  • East Bailey,
  • Killingworth,
  • Newcastle-upon-Tyne,
  • Tyne and Wear, NE12 6SQ
  • Mrs Ros Douglas, Office Manager
  • Mrs Kath Lumsden, Admin Assistant


Welcome to our curriculum page!

Welcome to our curriculum page! 1

EYFS at Amberley Primary


At Amberley our curriculum in Early Years ensures that all 17 aspects within the Early Years Foundation Stage Profile are covered and children learn by engaging in well-planned, play based learning activities that meet the developmental needs of all our children. The EYFS provision provides opportunities for our children to independently explore learning opportunities based on their own fascinations as well as structured adult led activities to ensure every child achieves their next steps in learning.


Our rising 3 provision provides the building blocks to Nursery readiness that includes coverage of the Early Years curriculum and is planned through the interest of pupils. 


The EYFS provision underpins our school’s three core values; Nurturing, innovation and aspiration by providing a rich learning environment which develops our children’s experiences, attitudes, knowledge, skills, and vocabulary to ensure our pupils are school ready and achieve a good level of development.


Our Early Years Team work closely together to ensure that the children have a progressive range of learning opportunities based on their assessed needs.


Staff across our Early Years Team also communicate strongly with parents and teachers conduct rigorous cross-moderations across the provisions within school and through local authority and cluster meetings to ensure curriculum and assessment is consistent throughout the setting.



Our Curriculum Intent


At Amberley we have designed an inclusive curriculum which supports and promotes the culture and climate of the school. In all areas of our curriculum, we seek to include and promote our core values:


 Nurturing  Innovation  Aspiration


Nurturing: Working together with care, support and encouragement.

Innovation: Looking for new and exciting way to learn and teach.

Aspiration: Always expecting the very best of our staff and our pupils.


We have designed and planned our creative curriculum to offer a range of experiences which contribute to every child receiving a broad, balanced, deep and rich curriculum which stimulates and engages all pupils effectively. 


The range of experiences we offer support and champion our culture and ensures that our children benefit from a full range of academic, spiritual, moral, social and cultural activities. We believe that these activities enrich pupils’ lives and make them proud of their British Values and diverse society to which they belong and play an active part. We are proud that our creative curriculum gives our pupils the skills, knowledge, confidence and self-belief resulting in lifelong passionate learners who are well prepared for life in modern Britain and who aim high and work towards their goals.


We believe that every child should feel valued and experience the feeling of success in a wide range of curriculum areas. We believe that through the curriculum we can impact on what is in children’s heads and how they feel about themselves so that they feel knowledgeable, confident and ready to tackle any challenges that they may face.  At Amberley, we place high priority on ensuring children’s physical and mental well-being are met as we understand that pupils will not be successful learners unless they are emotionally secure. We therefore adopt a flexible approach to timetabling for those pupils with SEMH needs to ensure that we can meet and respond to any issues which may arise. Children’s physical and well being are as valued and important as academic development. This, alongside our thoughtful approach to SMSC helps to ensure that every child is well cared for and supported.


Amberley is proud of its continued focus on eco-education and sustainability and we have our own wind turbine which provides power for our school. Our Eco Warriors have recently celebrated the successful renewal of our Green flag for the third time.  We have an Eco Warrior team from Y2 – 6 and the team meets every half term to discuss current issues and how they may be addressed in school. Every new project undertaken at school takes environmental consequences into consideration as we try to minimize the impact on our environment. Our eco-team /school have also taken part in the following projects: working with charity Enviroclothes, installing clear air pods within the school grounds, taking part in Outdoor Classroom day and Amberley Grand Spring Clean as well as regular litter picks. They have also visited O’Brien’s Waste Recycling Centre, been part of the Amberley garden transformation and worked alongside Miss Reid and Mrs Hurst in our very own invention shed.


Please click on the link below to view our curriculum profile which gives a comprehensive overview of our school curriculum.


Further links below show our annual long term plan overviews for every subject in every year group and our medium term cross-curricular plans for the topic being covered in the current term for History / Geography and Science. 


If you wish to find out more about our curriculum, please do not hesitate to contact us. You will find our assessment policy and teaching and learning policy on our ‘policies’ page.

Teaching and learning, Curriculum and Assessment Action Plan 19-20