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Irk Valley Community School


The importance of valuing others, listening to different viewpoints, taking care of belongings, manners, appreciating the diversity which exists in our community and beyond


The determination to reach the highest standards, every day.


The desire to grow and develop, achieving the best for ourselves and each other.


The knowledge that working with others, asking for help when needed and supporting others to develop are the foundations of growth.


The importance of joy in what we do, discovering our strengths and using them.


The Curriculum at Irk Valley Community School

At Irk Valley we offer a broad and balanced curriculum. You will find overviews for each subject area on this page. Please check your child's class page for more information on what they are learning each half term. You can also come and join in with our lessons during parent open days.

There is information about the Early Years curriculum on the Early Years page. 

Our Maths Calculation Policy explains how we teach addition, subtraction, multiplication and division throughout the school. 


For more information on how we teach Phonics at Irk Valley Community School please click on the link below to our Phonics page.


We do not have one Reading scheme which is used throughout the school. Instead we have a range of stage appropriate books that we send with children for reading at home. These include: Oxford Reading Tree, Project X, Big Cat Phonics and Songbirds. We also an online reading program "Bug Club". 

We have weekly music sessions, delivered by a specialist teacher. 


We also have a school choir who perform  in school and in the community.

Our RE curriculum is set by Manchester SACRE. 

Pupils in Key Stage 2 learn French. Click the link below to go to our French page where you can learn what we have been learning.

Curriculum Topics

Most of our other subjects are taught through exciting topics, details of which can be found on the class pages. The objectives for each subject in each year group can be found below. 


If more information is required about the curriculum, please contact Vicki Lord, the headteacher, via the school office.