Our Curriculum

Core Subjects:


This incorporates phonics, reading, writing, spelling, grammar, punctuation and speaking and listening. It can be taught as a discrete lesson  each day or linked to another curriculum area where the children can apply their skills.


We teach maths using a range of resources including 'White Rose Maths'. Children are taught to be fluent in the fundamentals of maths so that they develop conceptual understanding and are able apply their skills to reasoning and increasingly complex problem solving. Times tables are an important part of the maths curriculum.


Children are taught to ask scientific questions and begin to understand natural phenomena and appreciate the way that science affects us personally, nationally and globally.

Foundation Subjects:


This incorporates history, geography, art, design and technology and teaches children to develop their own sense of place in the world and how people and their environments affect each other.


Computing is an integral part of the modern world so it is important that children grow up understanding how to use computers safely and the benefits of technology. Computing enriches our children's learning across the curriculum and classes are equipped with laptops and internet access: online safety underpins all our teaching.

Religious Education

As a church school we recognise the importance of fostering a positive Christian ethos within our school. This is achieved through sustained, interesting and valuable religious education experiences. Although we provide a broadly Christian based approach, we follow the Derbyshire Agreed Syllabus which includes the richness of cultural diversity of four other main world religions.

Physical Education

Through a broad, balanced programme of physical activities and learning experiences, the physical education curriculum is an important and unique contributor to a child's physical, social and emotional well-being.


Music is taught to the requirements of the National Curriculum. We teach pupils to perform, listen to and review music as well as explore how music is created and communicated. Children have the opportunity to learn instruments through external teachers who come into school on a fee-paying basis.

Modern Foreign Language

MFL is taught according to the three core strands of oracy, literacy and intercultural understanding. The subject is taught to children in EYFS as well as Key Stages 1 and 2, the primary emphasis being upon French.

Personal, Social, Health Education and Citizenship (PSHCE)

PSHCE helps give children the knowledge, skills and understanding they need to lead confident, healthy, independent lives and to become informed, active, responsible citizens.

For further details about any aspect of our curriculum, please contact Mrs Machell:
telephone 01283 760283
email headteacher@netherseal.derbyshire.sch.uk