Our Curriculum at The Acorn Federation

At The Acorn Federation we believe that it is important to provide our children with a broad, balanced and exciting curriculum.


Our Garden Class (Reception, Year 1 and Year 2) follow a three year cycle of topics. Our Meadow Class (Years 3, 4, 5 and 6) follow a four year cycle of topics.


We use the National Curriculum as the starting point of our 'Acorn Federation Curriculum'.  Curriculum leaders have developed Skills Grids which detail the skills each year group will develop.  Teachers have developed knowledge grids which are used to support termly assessments of pupils.  These are differentiated into Silver (the expected standard) and Gold (exceeding the expected standard).  Those pupils who do not achieve Silver are assessed to be working towards the expected standard.


Follow this link for the National Curriculum in England: Key Stage 1 and 2 Framework.
Follow this link for the Statutory Framework for the EYFS.