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Click here to read the Curriculum overview for the Federation

Our school's curriculum is all the planned activities that we organise in order to promote learning, and personal growth and development.

We offer children a broad, balanced, differentiated and relevant curriculum which recognises individual developmental needs and takes account of the full requirements of the 2014 National Curriculum.

We aim to provide children with the ability to meet the unknown challenges of the twenty-first century. We focus on developing children’s learning capacity so that they can become positive, responsible citizens who can work and cooperate with others while at the same time developing their knowledge and skills, in order to be the best they can be.

Creative Curriculum

This year we have re-designed our creative curriculum in line with the new 2014 National Curriculum requirements.

This year, each phase of the school will be covering four curriculum themes as identified on our curriculum map.

Each of our themes are focused mainly around a key area of history or geography but include clear links to all foundation subjects. Themes such as ‘Meet the Flintstones!: A study of the stone age’ (Years 3 and 4), and ‘Invaders’ (Years 5 and 6) provide an exciting and engaging context for covering the statutory chronological elements of the new curriculum, whilst themes such as ‘Wonder Women’ (Year 2) and our whole school Great War units have been adapted to reflect the history and traditions of our school and community.

Geography is well represented through units such as ‘Extreme Survival’ (Years 3 and 4), ‘Indian Spice’ (Year 2), ‘Poles Apart’(Year 1) and ‘Wild Water’ (Years 5 and 6); whilst the theme ‘Get out of my Swamp’ (Year 1) provides an exciting context for the study of fairy tales.

The development of and application of English, maths and science skills across a range of subjects is at the heart of the new curriculum, and although English, maths and science are still taught discretely, our creative curriculum themes encourage and provide rich opportunities for cross-curricular writing, scientific exploration and applied numeracy skills.

We have developed maths and English ‘quests’ that provide clear, meaningful links between these core areas of learning and the topic theme – enabling children to contextualise learning in these key areas. Linked POWer projects provide children and parents with opportunities for independent learning outside of school and our skills routeways also ensure that skills in non-core subjects are developed across the school.

Session Planner - Meet the Flintstones​

Although links can be made with all subjects, the following subjects are taught as dedicated, discrete sessions:

RE – planned in accordance with the Coventry Syllabus.

PE and Swimming – delivered by teaching staff and additional specialized staff.

MFL – Spanish

Teaching staff are encouraged to broaden the experience of the topics for the children through trips, visitors into school and shared experiences of the wider school community, e.g. involvement with parents and school links etc.

Children’s’ achievements are celebrated regularly through the school newsletters, displays in classrooms and shared areas and in assemblies where children are encouraged to share their knowledge with the rest of the school.

Click here to read the Thematic Curriculum Map for our school