Kersey Church of England Voluntary Controlled Primary School

Achieving Potential Together

The Curriculum

Academic Year 2020-2021
Curriculum Statement of Intent

Medium Term Plans - Summer Term 2021

KS1 phonics and reading


In KS1 we follow 'Letters and Sounds'  for phonics supported by the use of Jigsaw Phonics, Phonics Bug, Espresso Education and Phonics Play. 


In reading we use the Phonics Bug and Oxford Reading Tree reading schemes. 

Times Tables Rock Stars


We use Times Tables Rock Stars in Y3-6.

Religious Education


Church of England schools in Suffolk are advised to use the Emmanuel Project scheme of work, which fulfils RE requirements for all schools and is based on the Suffolk Agreed Syllabus.

Kersey School is now using the latest new edition dated 2020 and we value the opportunities it offers to our children for art, drama and  for profound thought, respectful discussion, reflection and debate.  Religious education also offers opportunities to discuss and learn about  British Values and to develop SMSC whenever appropriate.

The scheme focuses initially on Christianity and then builds on the children's knowledge by gradually introducing all 5 world religions over the two key stages.


Violins in Key Stage 2 are taught through the Whole Class Ensemble Teaching from Suffolk County Music Service. There are other peripatetic music lessons available to children at Kersey, including guitar and piano.  


Modern Foreign Languages

All children in Key Stage 2 are taught French for one lesson of about 50 minutes per week.  Lessons are based around the Rigolo scheme.  In addition to this, a wide variety of resources including games, songs, rhymes and puppets as well as more extended texts and discussion about culture and life in France is covered.

We place great emphasis on helping children develop the confidence to speak French and the skills needed to start to understand both the written and spoken language.

Close liaison takes place with the MFL co-ordinator at our local High School, to ensure that all year 6 pupils are in a solid position from which to take their language learning further in KS3.

Within KS2 classrooms, there are visual displays (in French), which are used by children and class teachers alike to support the learning. 


Below is the curriculum map for Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE), including RSHE.