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Curriculum

The curriculum followed by all children is determined by the Primary National Curriculum 2014 which is divided into 11 subjects:

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Art & Design
  • Computing
  • Design & Technology
  • Geography
  • History
  • Languages
  • Music
  • 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

YearReceptionYear 1Year 2
Autumn 1Mini MeSuperheroesGreat Fire of London
Autumn 2In The WildWinter WonderlandChocolate
Spring 1DinosaursDragonsSpace
Spring 2On The FarmUp!Once Upon a Time
Summer 1In the GardenGreat BritainShip Ahoy
Summer 2Under The SeaWish You Were HereWhat A Wonderful World

Upper School Curriculum Topics

YearYear 3Year 4Year 5Year 6
Autumn 1JourneysKings & KingdomsAncient GreeceWorld War II
Autumn 2Ancient EgyptiansAnglo SaxonsAncient GreeceWorld War II
Spring 1Our BodiesDragonsSpaceWindrush
Spring 2OurselvesFairytalesMexicoBritain Since WWII
Summer 1Romans1Water, Water EverywhereVictoriansAiming High
Summer 2Romans2The RainforestVictoriansVolcanoes & 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.