Our curriculum at Tannery Drift First School is carefully planned to reflect our school’s aims and vision.



We make sure our curriculum supports our school aims to develop:

  • Positive attitudes to learning
  • Creativity and a sense of self-confidence and self-esteem
  • Equality of opportunity, independence, individuality, tolerance, sensitivity and cooperation
  • Good relations, respect for others and the environment
  • A broad and balanced curriculum
  • Pupil achievement by providing quality experiences

In summary ‘develop the whole child with enjoyment, achievement and respect’.



Tannery Drift actively promotes the ethos of enjoyment, achievement and respect in all that it does. We believe in the development of the whole child.

We are committed to making sure that every child in our care enjoys their time at school and provide a safe, secure and inclusive environment.

We have a creative curriculum that enables children to develop their cognitive skills by exploring, investigating and making connections between all areas of their learning.

We are a community where everyone is encouraged to do their best and we work in partnership to secure the best outcomes for all children.


Curriculum Planning

At Tannery Drift First School we provide a varied and challenging curriculum that every child can enjoy and achieve in. Our curriculum ensures continuity and progression for all of our pupils in all subjects.

Every year group produces a half termly curriculum overview to inform parents about what their children will be learning.  It is based on a theme which enables children to develop key knowledge and skills in all subject areas, in an engaging, cross curricular way. These overviews are sent to parents each half term and are also available on the class pages of the website.

Through our teaching, we aim to:

  • Develop a passion for learning in our children
  • Enable children to learn using a range of skills, methods and technology to help them become resourceful, enquiring and independent
  • Enable children to become confident learners who believe in themselves and their ability to progress and succeed
  • Provide children with the tools to develop fluency across the curriculum
  • Foster children’s self-esteem, and help them to build positive relationships with others
  • Develop children’s self-respect, encouraging them to understand the ideas, attitudes and values of others
  • Teach respect for all individuals and cultures and promote positive attitudes towards other people
  • Enable children to understand their wider community, and help them feel valued as part of it
  • Help children grow into reliable, independent and positive citizens, who care about their impact on the world.

Roman Shield designed by Henry, Year 3

Year 2 writing

Sunflowers, inspired by Van Gogh, Arts Week 2019