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At Deykin Avenue, we have worked collaboratively to design a curriculum, which underpins our values, aims and the fundamental rights of all children. We believe in guiding our children along a path that enables them to develop their skills and knowledge but also their social interactions and physical and mental health. Deykin Avenue JI School strives to ensure that all our children are knowledgeable, confident, ambitious and happy.


Early Years Foundation Stage:

In the Early Years, teachers use the non-statutory guidance ‘Development Matters’ to support the planning and delivery of the statutory requirements of the Early Years Foundation Stage.

Learning in the Early Years is organised into seven areas of learning and development, these are:

The Prime Areas:

  • Communication and Language
  • Physical Development
  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development


The Specific Areas:


  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding the World
  • Expressive Arts and Design


Children learn through carefully planned activities both indoors and outdoors, sometimes with an adult and sometimes through self-chosen play.  We encourage children to become independent learners, making decisions for themselves and co-operate with others. Through on-going observations and discussions, we assess each child’s learning and set individual targets.


For further information on the Early Years Foundation Stage, please visit:


Early Years Foundation Stage Statutory Framework (EYFS)


Development Matters in the EYFS non-statutory

Key Stage One & Key Stage Two


In Key Stage one and Key Stage two children are taught the following subjects:

The link to the National Curriculum is:


We have a topic based approach to our curriculum which values the heritage and background of the children at Deykin Avenue. Our topics for each year group are educational, purposeful, engaging and meaningful to children. Each year group have topics that will give every child the opportunity to expand their knowledge and skills, learn about the wider world but always remember and value their roots. Working together (staff, children and parents), have created a well-balanced, engaging and inspiring curriculum that allows learners to grow and flourish regardless of their race, gender, beliefs, abilities or background.


Please see the Deykin Avenue Curriculum Maps for details of the topics covered for each year group.


At Deykin Avenue JI School, we follow the philosophy behind the Birmingham Curriculum Statement which can be read here.

If you would like further information about our school curriculum, please ring the office on 0121 464 4460 and make an appointment to speak to Mrs Sharon Brewer (Acting Head Teacher).