Pupils at Kinoulton Primary School are provided with a broad, balanced and interesting curriculum. Our pupils access a wide range of subjects and study key mathematical and literacy concepts in depth. Our curriculum prepares our pupils well for their secondary education and beyond - namely the opportunities, experiences and responsibilities they will have as they move to adulthood.

A new National Curriculum was introduced in September 2014. Staff at Kinoulton have modified their long term plans to take account of changes in the new national curriculum and these can be found below.

Our current practice of sharing each term's class curriculum plans with parents will continue and these can be found attached to each class teacher's termly newsletter (see Children section for termly class newsletters).

We are currently revising all of our long term curriculum plans for every subject. These will detail the subject content, sequencing and progression in each subject. It is our intention that all plans will be completed and published on this website by the end of the 2019/2020 academic year.


KPS Key Stage 1 Curriculum Overview

KPS Key Stage 2 Curriculum Overview


Science Planning

KS1 Science

KS2 Science

French Planning

KS2 French

Computing Planning

Computing KS1

Computing Class 3

Computing Class 4

Computing Class 5

PSHCE Planning 

Key Stage 1 and 2 Overview

Key Stage 1 Year A

Key Stage 1 Year B

Key Stage 2 Year 3/4 A

Key Stage 2 Year 3/4 B

Key Stage 2 Year 5/6 A

Key Stage 2 Year 5/6 B

Art Planning

Key Stage 1 Art

Key Stage 2 Art

Skills progression KS2

Music Planning

Music planning

Progression of music skills KS1

Progression of music skills KS2

EYFS Planning

Progression of skills - Prime areas

Progression of skills - Specific areas

PE Progression Planning

PE Long Term plan

Skills Progression Key Stage 1

Skills Progression Key Stage 2

Swimming Provision

At Kinoulton Primary School, all children complete a 2 week intensive swimming course in the summer term; they start this in year 3. Children repeat this course until they have met the required standards in swimming.

In year 6, for the 2018/2019 cohort, 100% (15 pupils) met the following standards in swimming:

  • Swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 meters
  • Use a range of strokes effectively
  • Perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations 

Due to Covid-19 restrictions there was no swimming provision in 2019/2020.

Phonics and Reading Scheme

The phonics scheme used by the school is 'Letters and Sounds'. The reading scheme used in KS1 is the 'Oxford Reading Tree' and 'Pearsons'.


Pupils are assessed to be either below, at or above aged related expectations (ARE).