Maple Cross JMI and Nursery follow the 2014 Primary National Curriculum. More information about the National curriculum can be found by clicking on this link.

On this page you will find the links to supporting documents specific to each of the core and foundation subjects. Using the requirements of the National Curriculum and statutory teaching requirements we create a highly personalised and unique curriculum. This is reviewed regularly to ensure we are providing the right knowledge and skills suitable for all children. Our curriculum includes a wide range of trips, visits and enrichment days/weeks.

Phonics Teaching.


We use the ‘Read Write Inc’ programme to underpin our phonics teaching in the EYFS and Year 1.

For information and guidance about the programme, click here.

Early Years Foundation Stage

The early years foundation stage (EYFS) sets standards for the learning, development and care of your child from birth to 5 years old.

All schools and Ofsted-registered early years providers must follow the EYFS, including childminders, preschools, nurseries and school reception classes.
Statutory framework for the early years foundation stage . Setting the standards for learning, development and care for children from birth to five.

Development Matters explain in more detail what this looks like within the school setting.
On-going formative assessment is at the heart of effective early years practice.