Frithwood Primary School

Curriculum at Frithwood Primary School

The staff of Frithwood Primary School are committed to raising standards and providing the best education for the pupils in school.  The Teaching and Learning policy seeks to identify the features of effective teaching which translates the aims of the school and the curriculum into relevant, challenging and enjoyable learning experiences for all pupils.  

The curriculum at Frithwood follows the EYFS Curriculum for Nursery and Reception and the National Curriculum for Years 1 -6. In addition to the following the National Curriculum programmes of study.  For further information please click on the document links below.


The Primary National Curriculum

Early Years Foundation Stage Framework




Our curriculum is further tailored to meet our requirements by a range of additional elements and these include:

Curriculum Weeks: which allow us to focus on a particular subject or theme in more detail over a whole week.

Year Group Assemblies: All year groups perform a whole school assembly for pupils and parents each year on an a range of curriculum areas.

Phase Group Performances: Each Year we have the following performances to pupils and parents:

-EYFS Christmas performance

-KS1 Christmas performance

-Y3/Y4 Spring term concert

-Y5/Y6 Summer term performance

Life Bus Week: Each year we have a visit from the Life Bus which delivers a range of interactive PSHE lessons to every class.

Outdoor Learning: Each class will have termly outdoor lessons on a range of curriculum areas using the Jubilee Building as a base.

Class Trips and Workshops: Each class will have at least two class trips or visiting workshops each year.

Sports Week: including Sports Day and inter-class/year competitions.

Links with Northwood School, Northwood College & St Johns School: Opportunities for pupils to take part PE/Drama/Dance/Science/DT activities.

Celebrating Cultural Festivals: e.g. Chinese New Year, Divali, Ramadan, Eid, Christmas, Hannukah

Links with Emmanuel Church: to celebrate Harvest and Christmas.

Safer Internet Day 

Black History Month

Anti-Bullying Week

Road Safety Workshops

Junior Citizen: Y6

Residential Trip: Y6

Bikeability: Y6


SMSC - Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural

At Frithwood School we recognise that the personal and emotional development of the child is as important as academic success. Through SMSC (spiritual, moral, social and cultural) education we aim to provide opportunities for pupils to explore and develop their own values and beliefs, spiritual awareness, high standards of personal behaviour and a caring attitude to others.

Pupils’ spiritual development involves the growth of their sense of self, their unique potential and an appreciation of their strengths and weaknesses. They develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes they need to understand their own well-being.

Pupils’ moral development involves them understanding the difference between right and wrong and of moral conflict. They develop a concern for others and are able to reflect on the consequences of their actions. They acquire the knowledge they need in order to make responsible and moral decisions.

Pupils’ social development involves them understanding their rights and responsibilities within different communities; school, family and the wider world. They display a sense of belonging and a willingness to participate with others. They develop the skills and understanding they need to make an active contribution, both locally and globally.

Pupils’ cultural development involves them acquiring an understanding of cultural traditions and an ability to appreciate a variety of experiences. They respect their own and others’ culture and show curiosity about the differences. They develop skills and knowledge they need in order to appreciate and contribute to culture.

Carew Road, Northwood, Middlesex HA6 3NJ

Tel: 01923825548