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 as well as Religious Education. Children learn French within class time from Year 2.
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.
If you would like to find out more, please click on the links in the table below or speak to your child’s class teacher.
Lower School Curriculum Topics
|Year||EYFS||Year 1||Year 2|
|Autumn 1||Mini Me||Superheroes||Great Fire of London|
|Autumn 2||In The Wild||Winter Wonderland||Chocolate|
|Spring 2||On The Farm||Up!||Once Upon a Time|
|Summer 1||In the Garden||Great Britain||Ship Ahoy|
|Summer 2||Under The Sea||Wish You Were Here||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||Ancient Egyptians||Anglo Saxons||Ancient Greece||World War II|
|Spring 1||Our Bodies||Vikings||Space||Windrush|
|Spring 2||Ourselves||Fairytales||Mexico||Britain Since WWII|
|Summer 1||Romans1||Water, Water Everywhere||Victorians||Aiming High|
|Summer 2||Romans2||The Rainforest||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; one belonging to each house (Water, Fire or Earth). 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. A year leader in each year group is responsible for the day-to-day organisation of the three classes. 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.
Click here to connect to My Learning for help with homework, other information about schoolwork and to access Espresso.
These run through the centre of our curriculum:
– Rule of Law
– Individual Liberty
– Mutual Respect
Celebrating Diversity (Stonewall)
Stonewall is a charity which campaigns for and promotes equality for lesbians, gay men, bisexuals and trans people. At home. At school. At work.
We teach children about
- Different families
- Gender identity
- Celebrating differences
Our school motto ‘Working for Everyone’ compliments Stonewall’s ‘Acceptance Without Exception’. Please click here to find out more about our diversity curriculum (May 19).
These are resources recommended at the recent parent session (May 17):
The Power of Belief
The way we understand our intelligence and abilities deeply impacts our success. Based on social science research and real life examples, Eduardo Briceño …
Yes I Can; Paralympics 2012 trailer
The Learning Brain
Zones of Regulation
Part of our PSHE curriculum is developing children’s self-regulation and emotional control. Zones of Regulation help children to understand that everyone experiences a range of emotions for a variety of reasons but it is how these are managed that is the key to emotional resilience.
Blue zone: low state of alertness.
Green zone: ideal state of alertness.
Yellow zone: heightened state of alertness.
Red zone: extreme state of alertness.
Explanation Letter for Parents
Tools for my ZONES
6 Sides of Breathing
Lazy 8 Breathing