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    Chris Quigley Essentials Curriculum information 

 We aim to provide every child with the key skills they require to achieve in all subjects and develop a love of learning that will be with them for their whole life, through high quality teaching and learning experiences. To achieve this we use the Essentials Curriculum by Chris Quigley. This sets out the essential coverage, learning objectives and standards which are required for all subjects alongside progress measures. This curriculum enables us to plan for breadth, progress, assess and record progress.


The curriculum builds progressively from EYFS to Year 6 and aligns to the National Curriculum.  This is done through Milestones. There are three milestones - Milestone 1 (Years 1 and 2), Milestone 2 (Years 3 and 4) and Milestone 3 (Years 5 and 6). Within each Milestone, children develop the knowledge and transferable skills which allow them to access all areas of the curriculum. Children work through three developmental stages : Basic, Advancing  and Deep, this is dependent on their cognitive development and confidence.



Essentials Curriculum