Sea Lane, Worthing, West Sussex, BN12 5DU

01903 243 945

Ferring C.E. Primary School

An Inspiring Place to Grow, Believe and Achieve



At Ferring School we combine the current National Curriculum to the successful skills-based curriculum that we have used before.  We believe that whilst delivering the statutory content of the National Curriculum, we want to continue planning a thematic approach to learning in order to continually excite and stimulate the children.  A skills based approach is followed to ensure that the children make progress with their learning as they move through the school, and we believe that children learn most effectively when learning experiences are memorable, enjoyable, purposeful and related to real life.  The broad and balanced curriculum that we offer also allows children to prepare for life in modern Britain through their spiritual, moral, social and cultural development which in turn actively promotes Christian values, mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths, beliefs, cultures and lifestyles.

There are regular opportunities for pupils to study units of work in cross-curricular topics (see table below) based upon the National Curriculum Programmes: English (Reading and Writing),  Maths, Science, Computing, History, Geography, Design and Technology, Art and Design, Music, Physical Education, Modern Foreign Languages (French) and Religious Education (RE).  A balanced approach to RE is taken which is 75% Christian, but also takes account of the teaching practices of the other principal religions represented in Britain.  Time is also allocated to PSCHE (Personal, Social, Citizenship & Health Education).  There are a range of extra-curricular activities that the children can join.  For information on these see our clubs page.

We allocate time each day to develop pupils’ skills in reading, writing and mathematics.  To monitor progress and ensure all pupils make excellent progress, all children are assessed in these areas by the teachers every half term.

To enhance learning, we take the children on educational visits or have visitors into the school as often as possible.  Under the terms of the Education Reform Act, schools may not charge for these activities, but can invite voluntary contributions from parents.  However, if there are not enough voluntary contributions offered for any specific trip, then the visit may not be a viable proposition and might have to be cancelled.  We encourage the children to take part in a residential trip in Year 6.

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Curriculum Plans

An overview of topics in our school is found below. 

Topics 2019/20


Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2


I’m amazing/

settling in




Blast off!

How to

speak moo





Heroes & Villains

Heroes & Villains

Land Ahoy!

Land Ahoy!

Knights & Castles

Knights & Castles


Tell me a story

Tell me a story

Fire and Ice

Fire and Ice

Wild and Wonderful

Wild and Wonderful


The Egyptians

Around the world

Movers and


Ages ago

Welcome to

the U.K.

Lights, Camera, Action


Meet the Greeks

Jungle Fever

Water around the world

Electrifying Experts

Roman Raid

Habitat Hunters



Local Study - How WW2 shaped Sussex

A Cultural Feast - comparing people and places

Mighty Mountains and Raging Rivers

The Anglo-Saxons

A hitchhiker's guide to the solar system


Around the World

1066 - So What?

Heroes & villains


Fantasy Lands



 The National Curriculum is shown below if you would like more details about what is expected of the children at the end of each year group/ Key Stage.



Foundation Stage Curriculum
At Ferring CE Primary School we provide child centred learning based on the Foundation Stage curriculum.
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