Curriculum and Learning

At Chilton Foliat Church of England (VA) Primary School we pride ourselves on offering a colourful and varied curriculum.

Wherever possible we embed learning within a topic in order to catch, or hook, children’s interests therefore leaving them eager to learn and find out more. We know that children who are enthusiastic will learn and we place this at the centre of our planning. We ensure our curriculum offers many first hand experiences, whether this is through a visiting author, a themed day, a school trip or a family learning day in order to stimulate learning for all children.

We provide a wide range of enriched educational opportunities including learning a musical instrument, specialist sports coaching, taking part in school productions or designing and creating a work of art. Expanding and celebrating every child’s strength is a key aim of Chilton Foliat School.

Our curriculum enables children to become independent learners, who understand both ‘what’ and ‘why’ they are learning and identify their next steps to success. We encourage active learning by promoting and supporting quality interaction through talking, listening, reflecting and responding. Children are encouraged to learn in a variety of ways individually, as a pair, or as part of a team.

We follow Letters and Sounds phonics scheme and The Oxford Reading Tree supported by other books in Key Stage 1

Below is the Curriculum Planning outlined for each year group for 2019/20

KS1 Year Plan 2019 to 2020

LKS2 Year Plan 2019 to 2020

UPKS2 Year Plan 2019 to 2020

If you require additional information on the curriculum please contact class teachers directly

Home Learning Policy

Please read our Home learning Policy – A Summary for Parents 2019


As I’m sure you all know, reading at home is probably the single most important thing a parent can do to support their child’s education. It is proven to make a real difference to educational outcomes. 

We are extremely proud of the importance our families place on reading with their children, from reception all the way up to Year 6, on a regular basis. We are grateful to all our families who read both with and to their child(ren) every day, ask questions about what is being read and then sign reading   records so that we can keep track of reading achievement in school. We love to celebrate reading achievements in class and as part of Celebration Assembly. 

I am therefore delighted to tell you that reading is going to form a central part of our school development plan over the coming year. As English Lead, Mrs Pinnegar is driving new initiatives to continue to promote our love of reading: from suggesting recommended, high quality reading books, relevant to age and stage which build up vocabulary and writing ability; making links with our local Hungerford Book Shop; inviting guest authors to school, to project managing a new library facility in school.  Mrs Gibson and Mrs Jepson are developing a refreshed phonics programme of learning and we have invested in a new stock of fully decodable phonics reading books and guided reading for our younger children.  More information will be sent out over the next few weeks and months which will describe in more detail the implementation and impact of our reading initiatives, however, on behalf of the whole school team, I would like to thank you for your continued reading support at home.

Follow the link below for a list of recommended reading books

Story Telling Centre