Alderman Pounder Infant & Nursery School

Making a difference as we grow together

Eskdale Drive, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG9 5FN

0115 925 2928

The Curriculum

The intent for our curriculum at Alderman Pounder sits alongside the intent for the Flying High Partnership, which we are proud to be part of.


Flying High Partnership curriculum Vision:

Our FHP curriculum model, underpinned by current research and the National Curriculum, ensures our children will be well-rounded individuals who are prepared for the next stage of their journey. It will promote the demonstration of compassion, mutual understanding, integrity and a pursuit of excellence in order for our children to reach their potential and make a positive contribution to the wider world. Our enquiry-based approach takes children on a journey of memorable learning through rich and purposeful experiences, culminating in authentic outcomes which leave a legacy.

Fluency in the core subjects, with reading at the heart, enables access to the full curriculum and is therefore integral to our approach. The curriculum is carefully designed through enquiry drivers (for example: History, Geography and Arts), enhancers and discrete subjects, ensuring coverage, progression and retention of knowledge and skills. Our knowledge-rich curriculum is underpinned by key concepts. Children explore concepts throughout the curriculum, revisiting them in a wide range of contexts and through the lens of different subjects. This promotes a deep understanding of the concepts and enables the transfer of knowledge to the long-term memory. It aims to provide inclusive and aspirational environments where learners thrive and build the cultural-capital they need to make aspirational choices about their own future, overcoming any barriers. In order to achieve this our curriculum is underpinned by the following principles:

  • Relevant and current
  • Empowers children
  • Promotes character and heart
  • Memorable learning
  • Provides opportunities

Our trust mission is to create the best schools in the universe and as part of this we celebrate the unique nature of each school. Our ethos of adopt, adapt and fly recognises the importance of a curriculum to meet the needs of each community. The implementation of the FHP core elements and principles provides all children with the knowledge and skills they are entitled to learn. We aim to make every day count!


Alderman Pounder curriculum vision:

At Alderman Pounder, we use the acronym 'LEAVES' to share our curriculum vision to make sure it meets the needs of all children who join us. Our curriculum is:

  • L - Language rich - We use high quality language and texts to expose children to the very best of what has been written and spoken.
  • E - Experiential - We provide experiences that allow all children to learn about their world, both in school and out of school.
  • A - Aspirational - We aspire for greatness by challenging all children through their learning.
  • V - Valuable - We want our children to understand why school and our curriculum is important to them.
  • E - Engaging - We deliver enjoyable and engaging lessons and opportunities so that children have fun and discover the joys of learning.
  • S - Sequential - We carefully craft lessons so that learning builds on pre-requisite knowledge.

Teaching Methods

A wide range of different teaching methods are used. The children may work independently, in pairs, in groups or as a whole class. Teaching is further enhanced by the presence of teaching assistants who provide support for children on an individual or small group basis. Children engage with a range of different activities each day. This variety provides for all types of learners and abilities ensuring we meet the needs of all children. High quality and creative resources are used to support and motivate the children.


Further Information

Every term information about the enquiries to be covered is sent home to enable parents to get further involved in their child's learning. If you would like further information on our curriculum and enquiries covered please contact the school office.


What we teach

We use the Flying High Partnership's Key Knowledge Progression Documents (KKPDs) to ensure that our planning and teaching is at least as ambitious as the National Curriculum. These documents list what is taught in each year group for all subjects and are based on the National Curriculum.


 10 Knowledge Progression Overview - RE Nottinghamshire Revised EYFS-Y7 FINAL.pdfDownload
 11 Knowledge Progression Overview - PSHE Revised EYFS-Y7 FINAL.pdfDownload
 1a Knowledge Progression Overview - Science Curriculum Revised KS1 and KS2.pdfDownload
 1b Knowledge Progression Overview - Working Scientifically Revised EYFS-7 FINAL.pdfDownload
 1c Knowledge Progression Overview - Science Biology Revised EYFS-Y7 FINAL.pdfDownload
 1d Knowledge Progression Overview - Science Chemistry Revised EFYS-Y7 FINAL.pdfDownload
 1e Knowledge Progression Overview - Science Physics Revised EYFS-Y7 FINAL.pdfDownload
 2 Knowledge Progression Overview - Art Design Revised EYFS-Y7 FINAL.pdfDownload
 3 Knowledge Progression Overview - Computing Revised EYFS-Y7 FINAL.pdfDownload
 4 Knowledge Progression Overview - D&T Revised EYFS-Y7 FINAL.pdfDownload
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