Curriculum and Performance Tables

Our curriculum is broad, balanced, relevant and stimulating to promote a spirit of curiosity and enquiring minds, where children develop a love of learning and enjoy school. It is rich, diverse, rigorous and goal – driven, with emphasis on active learning experiences.

Throughout the school, English, Mathematics, Spanish and Music are taught discretely as well as within other curriculum areas.

In Reception Class, children follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum.  From Year 1 and upwards, children follow the International Primary Curriculum.  For information on each of these, please follow these links:

·        Early Years Foundation Stage there will be a new framework which comes into effect in September 2022:–2

Phonics Scheme

We use the Read Write Inc. Phonics scheme at Emmanuel Community School.  Children learn the sounds of individual letters as well as groups of letters and then use their knowledge in ‘sounding out’ words in reading.  The systematic approach to learning sounds helps children with their spelling too.

Reading Schemes

We use a range of reading scheme books, including:

Read Write Inc :

Oxford Reading Tree :

Collins Big Cats :

We also use a wide range of non-scheme books with children.

We aim to nurture and educate children in a safe, caring, disciplined, purposeful Christian environment to enable them to achieve their full potential and become valuable members of society.

Given the diverse community in Waltham Forest we believe that a curriculum with an international focus and personalised learning will suit the children best and drive improvement.

The International Primary Curriculum – a comprehensive curriculum which has been cross-referenced to the National Curriculum on learning that develops international mindedness in children – will be delivered in five sessions during the day. Maths and English will have dedicated time slots, but learning would direct the timetable.

The reception class will be offered a structured pre-school programme following the National Foundation Stage Curriculum and comprehensively address the six main areas of Early Learning Goals – personal, social and emotional; communication language and literacy; problem solving, reasoning and numeracy; knowledge and understanding of the world; physical development; and creative development.

Children in Key Stages 1 and 2 (ages 5-11) will cover the core areas of English, Maths and Science, as well as the foundation areas of Design and Technology, History, Geography, Art, Music, ICT and PE.


Early Years Foundation Stage

In Reception Class, children work towards the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Early Learning Goals (ELGs).  In the area of Mathematics, these are as follows:

Numbers Children count reliably with numbers from one to 20, place them in order and say which number is one more or one less than a given number. Using quantities and objects, they add and subtract two single-digit numbers and count on or back to find the answer. They solve problems, including doubling, halving and sharing.
Shape, space and measure Children use everyday language to talk about size, weight, capacity, position, distance, time and money to compare quantities and objects and to solve problems.They recognise, create and describe patterns. They explore characteristics of everyday objects and shapes and use mathematical language to describe them.

In the EYFS, children engage in a wide range of practical activities to help them develop the relevant skills, knowledge and understanding required by the end of the Reception Class.

Performance Tables

Information on the school’s performance tables can be found by clicking on the icon below:-