Pudsey Primrose Hill Primary School

Curriculum Information

Our Ethos for Learning


We provide an engaging and creative curriculum which encourages independent thinking, enquiring minds and enjoyment for learning both inside and outdoors.

The nursery routines, adult interactions and areas of provision inside and outdoors support children to develop their relationships with others, develop their physical skills and increase their knowledge and skills in personal, social and emotional development, communication and language, literacy, maths, understanding the world and creative development.  Shared reading, role play and rhymes, exploration of maths concepts, learning about people, cultures and communities, exploring the natural world and experimenting with arts resources and techniques, lie at the core of teaching and learning. These areas of learning promote curiosity, deepen understanding and supporting the growth of knowledge and skills across the curriculum.

Personal, social and emotional development underpins all teaching and learning and is explicitly taught with adult modelling, high expectations for behaviour and relationships with peers and adults in nursery/school.  Focus lessons like circle time, turn taking during discussions, expectations for how children work and play, are all part of our learning journey to develop children's personal, social and emotional development, characteristics of effective learning and understanding of the world.


The nursery curriculum includes ambitious plans for children based on our knowledge of what they need to know, in order to be ready for school.  Developing essential skills and effective learning behaviours helps children to love learning and succeed.

Our curriculum fully complies with the Early Years statutory framework; our long term plans detail our themes for learning across the curriculum.  We teach children to share their ideas for learning and to talk about their interests.  This informs our planning and ensures the children engage well in their learning.


The Power of Play - learning in early years and preparation for learning beyond EYFS.

Effective Practice in EYFS - Our Non-Negotiable Promise

British Values - How we promote British values in nursery.