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Curriculum


We have split our curriculum website page into each Key Stage your child will experience at West Didsbury CE. On each page below there is more information about the curriculum your child will be enjoying and should you require more information please, in the first instance, just ask your child's class teacher or if they cannot help make an appointment to see the Head of School.

When a child starts school at the age of 4 or 5 in one of our Reception classes, they follow the Early Years Foundation Stage programme of study. For more information on this please click on the link below to EYFS - Information about our Reception classes.

When a child moves to Year 1 aged 5 or 6, they start in Key Stage 1 which lasts for all Year 1 and Year 2.  We follow the National Curriculum in Key Stage 1. At the end of Year 1 they will have a phonics test, as this is a requirement for all children nationally. At the end of Key Stage 1 there are a number of tests and teacher assessments that we will carry out in order to help us make accurate assessments in reading, writing and maths that we need to send to the Department for Education. Please click on the link to Key Stage 1.

At the beginning of Year 3, your child will be 7 or 8 years of old and will have begun their life in Key Stage 2 where they will continue to follow the National Curriculum. The next formal tests will be held at the end of Year 6 and these are known as the end of Key Stage 2 Standardised Assessment Tests (SATs) and are taken by all children of this age nationally. We do not currently operate any classes in Key Stage 2 but will do as our current Year 2 cohort moves upwards through the school.