The Curriculum

Exciting a desire to learn

We believe that the curriculum taught at Boscastle and Port Isaac Primary Schools inspires our children to learn.

Our children follow a mixed age curriculum where learning within each topic is differentiated to meet the needs of the different aged children in each class. We have chosen to use the Inspire curriculum as the basis for our pupil’s learning. This is a series of thematic units which cover all of the programmes of study from the national curriculum. We study four units each term and the development of these units is carefully monitored to ensure that pupils meet all of the requirements of the curriculum that are appropriate to their year group.

Whilst our writing topics reflect the Inspire Curriculum, reading and mathematics are generally taught separately from our Inspire topics, however where natural links occur we use them.

An overview of the progression of skills that we teach to all the year groups for readingwriting and maths can be seen by opening the links below.


Early reading is taught using synthetic phonics as the main approach to reading. Pupils are systematically taught the phonemes (sounds), how to blend the sounds for reading, and how to segment the sounds in order to write and spell words. They are taught to use their phonic skills and knowledge as their first approach to reading, but are also taught high frequency/’tricky’ (Red) words which cannot be decoded.

The schools use the successful Jolly Phonics and Read Write Inc schemes to teach phonics. Children in Reception, year 1 and 2 are grouped according to ability and taught phonics in smaller groups.

If you require any further information regarding the curriculum your child will be following please contact Ms Duffy or your child’s class teacher.