We are moving!

Counting down to the move from temporary accommodation within Ark Priory Primary Academy to our own new building on the Vale:  5 months to go!


A Curriculum that Inspires Excellence

Ark Byron Primary Academy is committed to providing a curriculum that inspires and excites our pupils to achieve excellence and motivates them to succeed.


Our Curriculum:

  • is focused upon high standards in mathematics, reading and writing as well as being broad and balanced, providing plenty of opportunities for enrichment
  • aims to excite our pupils’ imaginations
  • will be progressive, ensuring continuity from Reception into Year 1 and beyond
  • provides a firm foundation
  • is made relevant to our pupils
  • is supported by technology

Please see the individual subjects for more information or read below for details of the Reception and Year 1 currciulum.



In Reception, your child will follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriuculum.  At Ark Byron we initally focus on the Prime Areas of learning (Communication and Language, Physical Development and Personal and Soical Development) in order to ensure children have a sound foundation for future learning and are ready for the next steps in Literacy and Maths, as well as learning the beginnings of science, humanities, personal, social and health education, computing,art and music. All children receive a phonics lesson daily to promote rapid progress in reading

There is information about  home learning in the right hand column of the Overview and the highlighted sections are ways that you can support your child's learning (either by bringing in resources or by doing activities at home) . This is not obligatory but gives ideas how you can enrich your child's learning each week. The home learning that we expect children to complete is on the home learning page.

MTP Autumn 1 2017 PDF for website_.pdf

Please click for the Maths programme of study. Year R Mastery PoS 2017-18 final.doc

For more information on assessments please follow this link: http://www.foundationyears.org.uk/eyfs-statutory-framework



Our topic this half term is about British values - learning about the different countries in the UK.

The key book is "Small Knight and George" by Ronda Armitage

Topic web: Topic web Year 1 Aut 1 2017.pdf

Please click for more details on the Maths for Autumn 2017. Year 1 Mastery PoS 2017-18 final.docx



Autumn 1 topic: The History of Flight

This topic web shows an outline of what children will be learning and gives some ideas how you can enrich your child's learning.

Topic web:Topic web Autumn 1 Y2.pdf

Please click for more details on the Maths for Autumn 2017.  Year 2 PoS 2017-2018 final.docx