“One Great School”
Headteacher: Karl Russell

Aire View Site

Elliott Street, Silsden, Keighley,
West Yorkshire BD20 0AW
T: 01535 653 290

Hothfield Site

Hothfield Street, Silsden, Keighley,
West Yorkshire BD20 0BB
T: 01535 210 666

The Curriculum at Silsden Primary School

At Silsden Primary School we believe that:

  • children need to feel safe and healthy in order to learn and develop well  and so we need to play our part in ensuring children are secure and full of energy
  • our school should be an uplifting place where all children are valued and cared for
  • all children have the potential to be energised and successful learners because intelligence is not fixed – it can be grown.

We want our children to leave Silsden Primary School with:

  • confidence and enjoyment  in reading, writing and maths
  • a strong knowledge and understanding of the world around them and the desire to know more
  • an appreciation of the lives of others – recognising that which we have in common and valuing difference
  • the ability to grow from mistakes, have their ideas challenged and challenge the ideas of others
  • an understanding that effort plus challenge equals success
  • a positive attitude towards school and learning and a motivation to continue succeeding

Early Years and Foundation Stage

Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) In Nursery and Reception we teach a bespoke curriculum enabling all children to ‘fall in love with learning’.  Our curriculum is based upon the following statutory standards for learning and non-statutory guidance.

Statutory framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage – click here

Development Matters – Non-statutory curriculum guidance for EYFS – click here

Silsden Primary School EYFS Curriculum Goals – click here

Silsden Primary School EYFS Skills Progression Map – click here

Long term plan: an overview of the themes taught across the academic year in Nursery and Reception – click here


Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 (KS1 & KS2)

From Y1 to Y6, our children follow the 2014 National Curriculum.  You can read or download the full National Curriculum here.

Each year group has a topic every half-term that helps to link learning across the curriculum. A list of our topics for 2021/22 can be accessed here.

An overview of how each subject is taught (as a Silsden Primary child progresses through KS1 and KS2) can be found below.


(Lead: Miss Daguzan – maternity leave)

Overview coming soon


(Lead: Mr Bolland)

You can see our Maths Curriculum for each year group here:


(Lead: Mrs Carling)

Overview coming soon

Science Progression Map

Science School Overview

Why not try out our Family Science challenges?

Art & Design

(Lead: Mr Pickering; Co-ordinator: Mrs Kenyon – maternity leave)

Subject Overview

Curriculum Map

Skills Progression Document


(Lead: Mr Pickering; Co-ordinators: Miss Bonham, Mr Peat)

Overview coming soon

Design and Technology

(Lead: Mr Pickering; Co-ordinator: Mrs Travers)

Subject Overview

Curriculum Map

Skills Progression Document


(Lead: Mr Pickering; Co-ordinator: Mrs Eames)

Subject Overview

Curriculum Map

Skills Progression Document


(Lead: Mr Pickering; Co-ordinator: Mrs Hazlehurst)

Subject Overview

Curriculum Map

Skills Progression Document


(Lead: Mr Pickering; Co-ordinator: Mrs Carter)

Overview coming soon


(Lead: Mr Pickering; Co-ordinator: Mr Crossley)

Overview coming soon


(Lead: Mr Pickering; Co-ordinators: Mrs Dale – KS1, Miss Lowes – KS2)

Overview coming soon

Curriculum Map


(Lead: Mr Musgrove)

Overview coming soon