School Curriculum

At Preston Primary School we feel strongly that the curriculum needs to foster creativity and to be driven by what the pupils in our school need. We operate single age year groups, that teach National Curriculum 2014 objectives, where appropriate, through a topic. Some subjects, such as French are taught discretely. We are currently completing a review of our curriculum and expect that this will be very different from September 2019. We enhance our curriculum through the use of specialist teachers. We buy services through Egglescliffe Secondary School to deliver our music curriculum. We use Middlesbrough Football Club to deliver one hour of PE coaching per week throughout school from Reception. Throughout the year we send home curriculum newsletters, which are available below. Our school curriculum complemented by our Preston curriculum reflects our school values of a family environment, built on partnership working that uses a child centered approach to develop responsible lifelong learners that are prepared for life in modern Britain with the skills to play an active part in their communities. If you would like to find out more about the school curriculum please make an appointment to see the Headteacher or your child’s class teacher.

For more information about the National Curriculum

Link to the Government’s Primary Curriculum

Long Term Framework of Topics. Please click to see more detail.
Autumn Spring Summer
Nursery Nursery Rhymes Who put the colours in the rainbow? Down on the Garden
Reception Nursery Rhymes Who put the colours in the rainbow? Down in the Garden
Year 1 Toys Land Ahoy Paws Claws and Whiskers
Year 2 London’s Burning Florence Nightingale The Seaside
Year 3 Romans United Kingdom Ancient Egypt
Year 4 Romans United Kingdom Ancient Egypt
Year 5 Anglo Saxons The Vikings South America
Year 6 Victorians Raging Rivers The Birth of the Railways


We also send termly Curriculum Newsletters for all year groups. Please click the appropriate year group to see the current newsletter.


Autumn Term

Spring Term Summer Term


Nursery Nursery


Reception Reception

Year 1

Year 1 Year 1

Year 2

Year 2

Year 2

Year 3 Year 3

Year 3

Year 4 Year 4

Year 4

Year 5 Year 5

Year 5

Year 6 Year 6

Year 6


In addition to our topic subjects we also teach a daily phonics or spelling lesson, an English lesson and a Mathematics lesson.

Teaching Phonics and Reading

Teaching Mathematics

Long Term Framework English

Long Term Framework Maths

Long Term Framework Science

Long Term Framework Religious Education


Your kind words

Your teaching staff work so well together, they are an absolute credit to you and your school (as are the children).
I have to say the children, and staff, are an absolute credit to the school and I wanted to let you know as they were fantastic.
They were all very well behaved and very sensible. Well done on having such a lovely school.
“A lovely school with a good atmosphere for learning and having fun”
We are so proud of the progress our son has made in Year 1.
I would like to say a big thank you to all the staff who have helped my daughter this year.
Our son has thoroughly enjoyed his time as a Year 4 student.
It’s nice to have an informative school report that concentrates on the positives of my child’s learning.
Keep up the good work, without confidence it’s hard for a child to grow.
You were both very understanding and I really do appreciate this. Thank you so much.
You all do fantastic jobs and I appreciate this.
Not only has he progressed academically, he has also gained more confidence and I would like to thank Mr Clift for playing an instrumental part in this.
Many thanks to all the staff at Preston, it is you who make us parents feel our children are happy and safe.
She has really enjoyed Year 3. We are really pleased with the progress she has made in many subjects – especially in maths.
I just wanted to say “well done” for this year’s year 6 sats results! They were amazing and I know that it would have taken sheer hard work from the children and teachers to enable your pupils to achieve with the unrealistic expectations set the Gove & Morgan camp.
Thank you for the report it was a pleasure to read and we greatly appreciate all that you done for her this year.
“Communication from the Early Years team is great”
“I would like to express my gratitude for your support regarding last week’s royal visit. Your children behaved impeccably” – Stockton Learning Officer
“My child enjoys school and is excited to tell us about her day. A huge thank you to all of the staff for their hard work”
“Many thanks for the schools hard work, it is very much appreciated”
“Your school has a lovely atmosphere and a real ‘family’ feel”
“Thank you for your continued help and support”
“Keep up the hard work”
“I hope the ‘Be the best week’ goes well, you have a lovely school” – Chris Cook – Olympic Swimmer
“The arrival of a new head teacher has been managed brilliantly”
“I would also like to say a HUGE thank you to you and everyone at Preston Primary personally. It was an absolute pleasure to visit to your school”
“Really happy with Preston Primary, have recommended many friends as it is a warm, family friendly school”
“My child enjoys school and makes good progress”
“You are a very welcoming and accommodating school and there were lots of comments and praise about your fantastic environment” – EY LA consultant
“We love this school, my boys are very happy here and all of the staff work hard and really care for the children”
“I have visited four times in total and every time I have been made very welcome by all the staff and pupils”
“Thank you for all of the hard work”
“The children were all very attentive, enthusiastic and polite. I enjoy my job and visiting schools like yours makes it even better”

School Calendar


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