My Place in the World

Our curriculum aims to nurture in our pupil’s a curiosity about the world around them – to ignite within them a real passion for learning. We strongly believe in bringing learning to life and offering all the children at Camp a curriculum that is exciting, purposeful and relevant for the world that they live in. It will enable them to grow, both in the knowledge and understanding they have, but also into the responsible citizens they need to be in the future, to take up their place in the world.

PSHE is at the core of what we do and enables our children to become independent, confident, healthy and responsible members of our society. Through our bespoke whole school approach, we support the children to develop intellectually, socially, morally and spiritually. In an ever changing society, we provide our children with a strong understanding of the diverse world around them and support them in playing a positive role in contributing to the school and the wider community.

Weaving through the heart of our curriculum are our three curriculum drivers: Global and Local Community; Spiritual and Moral; Environment. We use the drivers to underpin the learning and experiences we provide at Camp, in each term and in every year group, and our curriculum offer is enriched by these consistent foci. They drive our intention to develop in all our pupils their understanding of “My place in the world”.

Global and Local Community

We want children at Camp to be aware of the wider world and have a sense of their role as a global citizen. Children will participate and contribute to our school and local community as well as recognising that they are part of a wider global community. We want children to be explicitly taught how their actions can have a positive impact on the world. They will respect and value diversity, learn about social justice, challenge stereotypes and be willing to act to make the world a more equitable place to be.

Spiritual and Moral

We want the children at Camp to demonstrate a deep respect for different people’s faiths, feelings and values. We believe that by establishing a strong moral code and a focus on individual well being, it will have a positive impact on the way children view the religious and cultural diversity in other people’s lives.


We want children to learn in our beautiful school outdoor environment and make use of our extensive grounds and allotments to connect with nature. We want them to care about environmental issues that affect them and the world around them. Our children need to be equipped with the skills and knowledge to make decisions that will impact on the local environment and the planet as a whole. A think global, act local approach is built into our curriculum at Camp and through our commitment to being an Eco school.

Our curriculum is broad and balanced in terms of subject coverage, ambitious in its aim for all pupils to access the content and make progress through it and is underpinned by current research. We have worked in consultation with our school stakeholders to develop a curriculum that is shared and understood by all and responds to the needs of our pupils in our learning community.

The impact of our curriculum will be seen through every child achieving academically to reach their full potential.  The children will leave us as socially and emotional literate individuals with an enhanced cultural awareness. They will be lifelong learners ready and equipped to make a contribution to society and to take up their place in the world.

Early Years Foundation Stage

Our Nursery and Reception class follows the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) statutory framework which sets the standards that school and childcare providers must meet for the learning, development and care of children from birth to 5.

The framework sets the standards that all early years providers must meet to ensure that children learn and develop well, ensures children are kept healthy and safe ensures that children have the knowledge and skills they need to start school.

At Camp in the Early Years learn children learn through play and through the positive relationships and stimulating environment they are immersed in. They are encouraged to learn from their mistakes, take risks and are supported to feel confident to do this within our setting. We recognise that children develop quickly in the Early Years and believe a child’s experiences, early on, will have a major impact and shape their future life chances.

The children are taught through a mixture of Adult directed activities and child initiated learning opportunities and are questioned and supported by our team of dedicated staff who ensure the children are happy and excited to learn and are ready and prepared for the next stage of their development.

If you would like to view the Statutory Framework EYFS, please click here.


By the end of Early Years at Camp I will knowWhat we will put in place to achieve this
My place in the world
To have a sense of

To have respect for self, others and the environment showing kindness

To understand similarities and differences.

To understand they have choices and are not defined by gender, culture, ethnicity, religion
Small group time spent sharing about our families, our lives, our interests.

Enable children to follow their interests

Activities to enable sharing, turn taking, kindness to take place

Teach PSED and PBs from plans

Encourage decision making

How to communicate my needs
To listen actively

To respond appropriately

To communicate effectively through a variety of ways-speech, signs, gestures

To mark make

To write a sentence
Use open ended questions to encourage conversations

Support and extend children's speaking during CIL

Use of Welcomm for assessment

Teaching sign language-Makaton signs

Use and explicity teach rich vocabulary

Phase 2-4 phonics
How to be independent
To be able to make decisions

To make informed choices

To feel confident in their ability do things for themselves and help others
Create an environment where children can select resources and tidy them away knowing where they belong

Help children to understand it is okay to make mistakes and try again

Teach our golden rules

Opportunities to model and explore healthy lifestyles
How to love stories and be excited about books
Choose to engage with stories

Use books for a purpose

Recall familiar stories and rhymes

To identify sounds and read words
High quality books

Adults excited about reading

Use of puppets and props in story telling

Phase 1 phonics

Phase 2-4 phonics

Visit our library and understand how to care for books
How to be curious and will have developed an active imagination
To have an appetite for learning

To express themselves and follow their own investigation

To be able to express themselves freely

To have a can do attitude to problem solving

To have an interest in number and an ability to subitise
Provide experiences to listen to a wide variety of music, explore the sounds of instruments, move to music

Share celebrations

Staff to challenge sterotypes and help children to open their minds

Resources to give children opportunities to create, paint, make

Opportunities to count, collect, arrange, group, sort and categorise
About our natural world and will have a love of the outdoors
To be able to identify features of their outdoor

To take a risk

To understand the need for appropriate clothes in all weathers
Daily opportunities to enjoy being outside

Provide a stimulating, exciting outside area where children want to be

Talk about the weather and an understanding of seasons. Therefore enabling children to make their own decisions about the clothing they wear outside
How to move purposefully
To move around the environment with ease and control

To feel confident to manipulate a range of tools and resources
Expose them to a range of gross motor experiences

Encouraging them to engage their hands by providing a variety of fine motor opportunities


Our Early Years Environment

Our Nursery and Reception are set across two large classrooms. The classrooms are spacious and bright, and have access to our outdoor learning environment. This is being developed into defined areas and includes a canopy area which enables children to play outside in all weathers, a climbing area with stepping stones, a bridge and wooden boat, a mud kitchen, a construction area, water play, a large art wall, an investigation, sensory and bug hotel area, a brand new giant sand pit and a great range of interactive play equipment.


The curriculum for each of our subject areas can be accessed using the buttons below.




















British Values

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