Mainstream Curriculum

The school currently teaches from the National Curriculum that has been in place since 2014. The school has always adapted the National Curriculum in line with the needs of the children in the school, and in light of two major government initiatives, which are ‘Excellence and Enjoyment’ and ‘Every Child Matters’, this ensures that the children are delivered a high quality, rich and diverse curriculum. The topics listed in the documents below show the way that we currently use a thematic approach to deliver the National Curriculum. Hopefully this will enable you to support your children at home in their current and future topics. We have also listed some suggestions for websites that you might like to explore.


Teaching of Literacy, Mathematics, Science and Foundation Subjects

The following documents are curriculum maps that outline the different areas covered across whole key stages. Click on the name of the document to download it in .pdf format. 

Key Stage 1: English, Maths and ScienceP1040435
Key Stage 1: Foundation subjects
Key Stage 2: English, Maths and Science
Key Stage 2: Foundation subjects

Click here to download a useful document from Rising Stars that explains changes in the 2014 curriculum to parents of children in year 1 to 6, and is relevant to what we teach to each year group. 

Mathematics: Medium Term

We use a resource called Abacus Evolve for the teaching of maths across the school. For a more detailed yearly overview on each yeargroup's maths work, click on these links. 

Abacus yearly overview: Year 1
P1040440Abacus yearly overview: Year 2
Abacus yearly overview: Year 3
Abacus yearly overview: Year 4
Abacus yearly overview: Year 5
Abacus yearly overview: Year 6


Literacy: Medium Term

Literacy is taught both discretely and though cross-curricular topic work. Click here to see overviews of literacy medium term plans.

Key Stage 1: Year 1
Key Stage 1: Year 2

Lower Key Stage 2: Years 3 and 4
Upper Key Stage 2: Years 5 and 6

Reading Schemes

We follow the guidance of letters and sounds and implement systematic phonics instruction by using planning, teaching resources and games from phonics play. This approach is also supported with resources from RWI to help with the learning process and incorporate the link between phonemes, graphemes and letter formation.

From Nursery upwards the children complete continuous phonics assessments throughout the phonics play process. This identifies which phase each child is working within and teachers will record and track their progress throughout the phases. Each teacher will pass the phonics play tracking sheets on to the next class at the start of the year. A class overview from these assessments will highlight which stage of each phase children are working within to support the new teacher when planning their phonics teaching.

Teachers and teaching assistant have access to a phonics play planning file and this is also available on the staff share system. This enables staff to assess, plan, deliver and support groups and individual learners.

Parents are also provided with information about phonics play and how they can access the home support section it provides close monitoring and assessment will highlight gaps to help to inform them of interventions to ensure children make accelerated progress.

Further interventions are also available to meet individual learners needs and these include RWI catch up session, Project X Code and Phonographix.  


Documents outlining topics for 2017-18 (foundation subjects)

Key Stage 1: Years 1 and 2
Lower Key Stage 2: Years 3 and 4
Upper Key Stage 2: Years 5 and 6
PSHE, SMSC, SRE, Health and Wellbeing and RE (Whole School)

Useful Websites Search for any topic or area of the curriculum, and this website links to other sites where you can find out more. A really helpful resource. This is the main homepage for the BBC Bitesize resource, which contains engaging information and activities on a whole range of subjects relevant to the Primary curriculum.