Curriculum Areas

At Mary Exton, our curriculum leader is Mr. Balchin (Interim Deputy Headteacher). Every subject within the curriculum has been designed to be relevant to the needs of the children at our school as well as being progressive within and across year groups.  This includes making sure skills are revisited more than once, each time being built upon to enable each child to progress further.  We use a range of resources to enable the correct progression for our pupils, these include some purchased schemes of work and others that have been designed by our subject leaders in line with National Curriculum requirements. Please click on a subject below to see the progression document for that subject.  



Progression in Written Calculation

Progression in Mental Maths

Progression in Maths

 English - Reading

Progression in Reading EYFS

Progression in Reading KS1 & KS2

English - Writing

Progression in writing EYFS

Progression in Writing

Progression by text type

Progression in Handwriting


Progression in scientific knowledge

Progression in working scientifically



Progression in Computing

Progression of skills - online safety




Progression in PSHE & RSE

Religious Education

Progression in Religious Education


 Progression in History


Progression in Geography

Physical Education

Foundation and KS1 Progression of Skills

KS2 Progression of Skills

Athletics Learning Ladders

Basketball Learning Ladder

Cricket Learning Ladder

Football Learning Ladder

Gymnastics Learning Ladder

Handball Learning Ladder

Health Related Exercise Learning Ladder

Hockey Learning Ladder

Netball Learning Ladder

OOA Learning Ladder

Rounders Learning Ladders

Swimming Progression

Tag Rugby Learning Ladder

Tennis Learning Ladder


Art and Design

Progression in Art & Design

Design Technology

Progression in DT

Modern Foreign Languages

Progression in MFL


Progression in Music KS1

Progression in Music KS2