The Curriculum

Here at Aylesham Primary School, our curriculum moves away from the subject-based approach allowing for an adventurous and imaginative approach to learning. Each ‘Gateway to Learning’ will have a defined rationale, with a hook and an ‘Authentic Outcome’ providing the pupils with a real purpose to their learning.   Each learning experience will incorporate up to 3 foundation subjects with English running through each and every theme.

Every year group will study at least six learning units throughout the year which provide meaningful context for teaching and learning.  All National Curriculum subjects and areas are covered and taught throughout the year.

Our main pedagogy is Active Learning. This is a hugely engaging approach, which ensures that all of our children succeed and love to learn. Children work towards an authentic outcome which creates a sense of purpose to their learning. REAL Projects enable all pupils to create extraordinary work that matters. 

Regular visits and trips will happen throughout the year to help make the learning relevant for the children and engage them in their learning further.

Our Mission and Core Values

Our mission is…

‘To create a learning community that is prepared for an ever changing future; that believes in the unlimited potential to improve themselves and others in the world around them.’


For us to achieve such a mission, we have thought of four key values that will aid us and support pupils with their learning. They are: Resilience, Teamwork, Creativity and Flying high.  We have assigned an animal that represents each value.


Core Values…

Resilience – Emperor penguin

Teamwork – Honey bee

Creativity – Octopus

Flying High – Skylark