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Coppice Valley Primary School

Respect, Pride, Choice


We recognize that children today need teaching skills, like perspective and resilience, to prepare them for today’s modern world, in addition to academic learning like English and Maths.  We use hands-on, real life and diverse experiences to expand horizons and life chances. 


At our school we will provide rich, relevant and varied learning experiences which allow children to develop their skills, interests and abilities. Through our teaching we aim to:

  • develop children’s knowledge, skills and understanding in the core and foundation subjects;
  • develop children as resourceful, resilient, reflective and reciprocal learners by teaching Building Learning Power Skills;
  • foster children’s self-esteem and help them build positive relationships with others 
  • develop children’s self-respect and self-awareness and encourage them to show positive attitudes and respect towards the ideas and feelings of others regardless of race, culture or religion, making a positive contribution to the world

 Our Coppice Curriculum

The school’s curriculum is made up of the National Curriculum plus the "Coppice Teaching Palette" which are the essential skills an attitudes of:

  • Building Learning Power
  • Dialogic Talk
  • Growth Mindset
  • Metacognition
  • Bloom's Taxonomy  

Cornerstones Education

We use Cornerstones Education as a provider for planning units for all year groups from Reception to Year 6. Cornerstones was chosen because it perfectly embodies the broad and balanced curriculum we want for our pupils. We use the North Yorkshire County Council Agreed Syllabus for RE (see link below) complimented by Cornerstones Love to Celebrate RE units.

You can find out more about the school curriculum by following the links below, reading your child's class page on this website and the termly information letters. We also share information about the curriculum at parents' meetings. Please speak to your child's class teacher if you have any further questions.

More information about the Cornerstones Curriculum can be found by following these links

Curriculum Policy

Cornerstones Philosophy

Y1-Y6 Whole School Cornerstones Curriculum Map


Our Coppice 50 (Click here)

The Coppice 50 is our list of essential experiences we believe every child should have before they leave primary school. They are a wide range of social, moral, spiritual and cultural activities that help your child achieve our vision for their education. 


Click here for link to the new National Curriculum

RE Syllabus

Spiritual, Moral, Social, Development, RE and PSHE overview

Please note, each class has a detailed overview of the current year's topics, divided into terms and areas to be covered, as well as termly information sheets to complement our information meetings, on their class web pages.