Our school has three different Key Stages within it:

Early Years Foundation Stage

Early Years Foundation Stage is made up of Nursery and Reception (age 3 to 4 and 4 to 5).  At our school we do not have a Nursery and therefore the only year group in EYFS is Reception.  To find out what they are learning, please click on the links below:

Reception Curriculum Map:

Reception Curriculum Map

Key Stage 1

Key Stage 1 covers Year 1 and Year 2 (age 5 to 6 and 6 to 7).  Children begin their journey in studying the National Curriculum in Year 1.  To find out what these year groups are studying, please click on the links below:

Year 1 Curriculum Map
Year 2 Curriculum Map

Key Stage 2

Key Stage 2 covers Years 3, 4, 5 and 6.  Children continue to study the National Curriculum.  Children in Years 3, 4 and 5 are taught in classes.  In Year 6 children at Stanley are set according to their ability in English and Mathematics.  To find out what each year group is studying, please click on the links below:

Year 6 Curriculum Map
Year 5 Curriculum Map
Year 4 Curriculum Map
Year 3 Curriculum Map
Download a free guide to the new National Curriculum – click here

Early Reading

At Stanley we pride ourselves in fostering a love of reading among all pupils.  Children are encouraged to read for pleasure and we have two award schemes to encourage children to develop a love and stamina for reading.

Reading at Stanley Primary

Children have access to a large range of books across our primary school.  Children take home a book as their home reader and they also have access to the school libraries for additional reading materials.  we buy books from a selection of providers to ensure children have access to a broad and balanced reading curriculum.  Oxford University Press is our main reading provider.  The Oxford Reading Tree books support children’s phonological development to master early reading skills.  Our books are colour coded, dependent on the level of the child’s ability.  All children are provided with opportunities to read each week in guided reading groups.  We also expect that parents hear their child read regularly and support their reading development at home.


From Reception our teachers use the Letters and Sounds document to provide daily speaking and listening activities that are matched to our children’s developing abilities.  Children in Reception learn to blend and segment sounds.  In Year 1 and Year 2 children are taught phonics in accordance with their ability.  In Year 3 and Year 4 the emphasis is placed on spelling rules and patterns.  In the summer term all Year 1 children take a phonics screening test.  If children do not reach the required standard, they are re-tested in the summer term of Year 2.