Overstone Curriculum

At Overstone Combined School we are fully committed to providing a relevant, broad and balanced curriculum to all children. Through our curriculum we aim to encourage and develop inquisitive thinkers and learners who are engaged in the curriculum via exciting and stimulating opportunities.

As a school we use the following schemes to broaden our children's knowledge:

  • Maths - White Rose Maths 
  • English - Phonics - Read, Write Inc
  • English - Writing - Read to Write 
  • Foundation Subjects - Kapow (RE is mapped to ensure coverage of the Bucks Agreed Syllabus) 
  • PE is taught through planning developed by our sports provider (S4A) 

Our school curriculum has been designed paying close attention to the needs of the children in our school. The aim for our children is they receive a rich and varied curriculum where their skills and knowledge are built upon, year on year. We aim to deliver clear progression through question led learning and engagement of all. The teaching of vocabulary is very important in all areas of the curriculum and this is supported by the sharing of Knowledge Organisers at the beginning of each unit of work. All the schemes we use allow for adaptive teaching to both support and challenge the children. Staff are able to further scaffold to meet their needs. 

Our curriculum allows the children to explore different subject areas via exciting themes. The themes are relevant and stimulating and allow the children to pursue their own ideas, make progress through the requirements of the National Curriculum and ensure the children develop a broad set of transferable skills.

The school curriculum is offered within the requirements of the National Curriculum and the agreed syllabus for Religious Education. In addition, the school is mindful of the policies of the Buckinghamshire Education Authority, when implementing its curriculum plans.

Overstone Combined School offers a broad curriculum within the school day and in extra-curricular activities. It maintains high standards and expectations for all students. The school culture and ethos nurtures students to be committed to their learning and to have pride in their achievements. The curriculum supports the aspirational culture that underpins the success of the school.

Our curriculum is tailored to the needs of all of our children. We celebrate our local heritage and nurture children’s understanding of the communities of which they are a part. We have strong partnerships with other local schools, the village church and we are the link primary school to Wing Airfield, an honour we hold deeply.  

Please see our specific curriculum areas for more information.