The curriculum followed by all children is determined by the Primary National Curriculum 2014 which is divided into 11 subjects:
- Art & Design
- Design & Technology
- Physical Education
We also teach Personal, Social, Citizenship & Health Education (PSHE) as well as Religious Education and Sex Education & Relationships.
To ensure continuity and progression the school follows a curriculum plan that identifies the work to be covered during a particular year. This plan is reviewed annually to ensure that the curriculum is varied and balanced. We follow the Department of Education's National Curriculum 2014.
Lower School Curriculum Topics
|Year||Reception||Year 1||Year 2|
|Autumn 1||Through the Keyhole||MARVELous Me||Panic in Pudding Lane|
|Autumn 2||Colours||Winter Wonderland||Chocotastic|
|Spring 1||Shiver & Sizzle||Here Be Dragons||Intrepid Explorers|
|Spring 2||A Walk in the Wild||Up!||Happy Ever After|
|Summer 1||Wriggle & Grow||A Pirate's Life For Me||What a Wonderful World|
|Summer 2||The Great Outdoors||Beside the Sea||What A Wonderful World|
Upper School Curriculum Topics
|Year||Year 3||Year 4||Year 5||Year 6|
|Autumn 1||Journeys||Kings & Kingdoms||Ancient Greece||World War II|
|Autumn 2||Tomb Raiders||Anglo Saxons||Ancient Greece||Evolution & Inheritance|
|Spring 1||Learning Rocks!||Amazing Amazon||Space||Africa|
|Spring 2||Food & Fitness||Water, Water Everywhere||Mexico||Africa|
|Summer 1||Powerful Forces||Can You Slay the Beast?||Victorians||Shock Horror|
|Summer 2||Roots & Shoots||Listen Up!||Victorians||Volcanoes & Earthquakes|
Each lower school year is made up of two mixed ability classes. Each upper school year is made up of three mixed ability classes. Year group teachers jointly plan relevant activities and learning experiences for their year and are responsible for adapting these to meet the individual needs of their class. From year 2, children are grouped by ability for maths lessons but learn in mixed ability classes for other areas of the curriculum.
The school has a very busy curriculum with many children involved in initiatives to support their learning, such as gifted and talented groups, booster sessions or music lessons.