On entry to the Reception classes the children receive a curriculum based on the needs of young children which recognises the important balance between Language, Mathematics, Knowledge and Understanding of the World, Creativity, Physical, Social and Emotional development. 

As the children progress they meet the requirements of the National Curriculum. 

Ormesby Village Infant School aims to provide a curriculum which balances the requirements of the National Curriculum and the development of a child's attitudes and values, leading to a responsible membership of the community. The National Curriculum has English, Mathematics, Science and Religious Education which, along with the rapidly developing Information and Communications Technology, form the main core subjects. History, Geography, Design Technology, Art, Music, Physical Education and PSHE form the other subjects.

The staff place great emphasis on the development of the whole child. The importance of personal, social, emotional and health education is woven into all our activities. 

Approaches to Learning 

Although the National Curriculum is set in subjects, we link aspects of the curriculum together to provide a unifying thread. 

We use a variety of teaching styles to cater for the differing learning modes, teaching children as individuals, in pairs and group work, in ability groups and as a whole class. 

Teachers plan together to provide progression and continuity, taking into account previous learning and the levels at which the children are working in the National Curriculum. 


Children in their Reception year are assessed using the Early Years Foundation Stage guidance. These results are discussed with parents. 

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 Children in Year 1 and 2 are in Key Stage One of the National Curriculum. In Year 2 the children take Standard Attainment Tests in Literacy and Numeracy which indicates the National Curriculum level at which they are learning. These formal assessments give more evidence for our on-going Teacher assessments. Again, these assessments are discussed in parent and teacher consultations. Further information can be found by clicking on the National Curriculum logo.

This information is shared with  Ormesby Village Junior School to ensure the transition is as smooth as possible.


Children work and play hard at school and they need time at home in the evenings to rest and be with their family, to play with friends and enjoy other activities. We do expect the children to complete some homework and we want to work in partnership with parents so that the experience is beneficial. All children are encouraged to read and share books regularly and we send home a 'home-school' reading diary for comments from teachers and parents/carers. Children are asked to learn spellings and times tables and may undertake work linked with projects. Homework is differentiated to match pupils ages and abilities.


A whole school assembly takes place each day and gives opportunities for children to think about the world and the people who live in it. We talk about feelings and behaviour, things people do and why and right and wrong actions. We learn about the different religious beliefs of people in our country and all over the world. Sometimes we invite visitors to take our assemblies and the vicar of Ormesby takes an assembly every three weeks. We also celebrate children's birthdays, sing songs and reward children's achievements in and out of school.

Parents have the right to withdraw their children from assemblies and collective worship in school. Parents who wish to do this need to inform the Headteacher.

For more details about each subject area, please look at the latest 

School Prospectus