Kempston Rural Primary School

  1. Curriculum

Curriculum Intent

At Kempston Rural Primary School the curriculum is current and relevant and is designed to: provide first hand learning experiences, recognise children’s prior learning, allow the children to develop interpersonal skills, build resilience and become creative, critical thinkers.

 We celebrate differences within our school community and  recognise every child as unique and individual. We believe the teaching of basic skills, knowledge, concepts and values underpins the ability to learn. At Kempston Rural Primary School we provide opportunities to enhance and enrich learning within each year group as we believe that children should have hands on experience, be happy, display a growth mindset, be investigative and have scope to build their curiosity. 

Children leave our school with a love of learning and the confidence and skills to make decisions, question, self-evaluate, make connections and become lifelong learners.



Curriculum Organisation

Details of each class's curriculum can be found on their class page in the format of a Topic Booklet. However, scroll down to the bottom of this page to open links to Curriculum Overviews for each Key Stage. 

Please click on the tab: School Curriculum for Full Curriculum Coverage


All children are taught in individual year groups. The curriculum is differentiated to meet the needs of all pupils and intervention is planned and taught where required to ensure all children make maximum progress.


A structured phonics programme, Letters and Sounds, is taught on a daily basis throughout the school. Booster lessons are also taught where appropriate.


We teach a creative curriculum where the skills and key objectives from the National Curriculum are taught in a way that is exciting, challenging and relevant. The Core subjects are English, Mathematics, Science, I.C.T. and R.E. The curriculum is enhanced with visitors into school and by school trips out of school.

The creative curriculum at Kempston Rural;


  • Meets statutory requirements
  • Offers breadth and balance in an appropriately stimulating manner encouraging a sense of wonder, curiosity and a desire to increase knowledge
  • Develops literacy, numeracy and scientific skills
  • Develops I.C.T. skills
  • Develops an interest in historic, geographic and social aspects
  • Differentiates to include all groups of pupils including those with special educational needs
  • Encourages good habits regarding health and hygiene
  • Ensures Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural development
  • Teaches British Values

Information about the topics being covered in class can be found in the 'Classes' link. Here you will be able to access your child's homework grid and topic booklet. You will also find some interesting photographs of work being enjoyed in school.



In Kempston Rural we teach phonics through the 'Letters and Sounds' programme in EYFS and KS1 

Phonics is taught daily in a sequential order. All members of staff delivering the phonics programme are trained in delivery. Parents joining EYFS are given instruction on this in a parents evening.

Early Years

Young children learn through play as well as from the more formal areas of the curriculum. The Early Years Foundation Stage of the curriculum is vital as it is here that the children have their first experience of school.  It is our aim to make this experience a positive and exciting time for every child that enters Kempston Rural Primary School.