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The Pines School

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Our curriculum is inclusive, meeting the needs of our diverse community and supporting all pupils to achieve the highest standards and a love of learning. In the Early Years classes children work towards the Early Learning Goals.  Throughout Key Stage One and Two they are taught within the framework of the National Curriculum.  Religious education is taught to all pupils using the Bracknell Forest Borough Syllabus. 

We have designed our curriculum to balance the statutory requirements of the National requirements within a broad, engaging and exciting curriculum that meets the needs and interests of our pupils. Through the experiences provided, we aim to equip children with the knowledge, skills and understanding they need to live successfully in an ever changing world. To find out further details about the National Curriculum the link below. 



We teach through enquiry based themes, phrased as a Big Question. These are planned starting with the National Curriculum to ensure clear progression in knowledge and skills and then using the children's natural curiosity about what they want to find out about. We want to continue to develop critical curiosity, reasoning and resilience, building from the characteristics of effective learning in the EYFS.

We aim to provide first hand purposeful experiences, through trips, activities and visiting speakers which enable children to expand their horizons, see the purpose for their learning and see their learning in action. 

To find out more about the teaching of our core subjects, our values and our social, moral, spiritual and cultural education,  visit their pages in the 'Our Curriculum' section of this website. 

To view the Curriculum Overviews for each year group, visit the 'Classes' page. 


At the end of Year 2 and Year 6, children’s progress in the National Curriculum is measured with tests and tasks.  These are reported to parents at the end of that year.  Teachers are available to talk about children’s progress throughout the year.  SATS workshops are given in the Spring Term, designed to give more detail about these specific assessments. 

EYFS complete baseline assessments at the start of the school year. These are used to see each child's starting point and what their next learning step is. Years 1, 3, 4 and 5 used half termly tests and work in books to determine the progress and attainment of each child. 

Regular parents’ meetings are planned in for all parents, to give convenient times to discuss your child's progress and targets against the core subjects as well as their social and personal development.