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Curriculum Planning

Our Curriculum Planning - or 'Curriculum Intent' - is organised into the long term, medium term and short term planning. 

Long Term Planning

The National Curriculum sets out the learning for year year group.  The curriculum jigsaws below show how this is organised for each year group at Steep.  Our curriculum maps set out in more detail how this is organised into topics in each class.

Medium Term Planning

Our Medium Term Planning can be found on each class curriculum page.  These provide more detail about the learning within each half termly topic including vocabulary and links to prior learning.  


At Steep, we teach phonics through the ‘Essential Letters and Sounds’ programme. Designed by one of the Department for Education’s English Hubs, the knowledge Schools Trust, it aims for all children learn to read well and make speedy progress.  ELS provides a simple consistent approach to phonics.  The programme keeps routines simple to  maximise the chances of success.  For more details click on the phonics and spelling tab.

Curriculum Areas

Each curriculum area or 'subject' has a web page dedicated to it.  Click on the tabs for each subject area to find out more about more about children's curriculum experiences in each area of learning.