Curriculum

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About Our Curriculum

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The National Curriculum is split into three key stages;

  • FOUNDATION STAGE – Reception year
  • KEY STAGE 1 – Years 1 and 2
  • KEY STAGE 2- Years 3 to 6

The school follows the National Curriculum core subjects in English, Maths, Science and the foundation subjects of Art, Geography, History, ICT, Music, P.E., and Design Technology. PSHE (Personal, Social and Health and Citizenship Education) is also included in the curriculum. In addition, R.E. is an important part of the curriculum and given appropriate emphasis for a church school. The Cambridgeshire agreed syllabus is followed.

We have developed a rolling programme of whole school topics to encourage cross-curricular learning whilst offering stimulating and child interest based themes. The topics for the current academic year are as follows:

 Autumn Term 2016

Spring Term 2017

 Summer Term 2017

 Invaders and Pirates

KS1: Pirates
KS2: Saxons, Vikings and Romans

KS1: Maps and compass directions
KS2: Human Geography

Everyday materials (Y1)
Forces and magnets (Y3)
Materials (Y2,Y5)
Forces (Y5)

Oceans and Water

 KS1: Water Cycle/Seasons and weather. Location knowledge.

KS2: Water Cycle/River Cycle/River Courses/Volcanoes, earthquakes
Physical Geography

All living things and their habitats (Y2-6)
Animals including humans (Y1)
 Life cycles including plants (Y4,5,6)
Adaptation and variation (Y5,6)

How We Lived Then

Historical Maps

KS1: Victorians

KS2: WW2-Local study

Light (Y1,Y3,Y6)
Sound (Y2,Y4, Y5)
Electricity (Y4,5,6)

 

Future Topics

 Autumn 2017

Spring Term 2018 

Summer Term 2018

Space, To Infinity and Beyond 
Our World 
 Feeling Fit

 Autumn 2018

Spring 2019 

Summer 2019 

 Castles and Courts
Explorers and Inventors 
Mini Beasts and Mega Beasts 

 

Part of this cross-curricular approach includes the use of activity weeks. These include Book Week, Science Week, Healthy Week and Creative Week when the usual curriculum is suspended to allow particular focus on these areas.

Where possible, first hand experiences are arranged to stimulate enquiry and learning and visits and visitors are arranged to further enhance their experience and understanding.