Our curriculum is organised into overarching Topics. There are three topics for each year group (Autumn, Spring, Summer terms). We teach all of the National Curriculum subjects throughout the whole school year. Where links to topics cannot be made we teach subjects discretely. We always teach Science and Maths discretely. Where there are strong links to other subjects we make links to our overarching topics.
In the Autumn term the topics are driven by a historical focus, in the Spring the topics are driven by a geographical focus and in the Summer term they are driven by a country study. This does not mean we don't teach geography in the Autumn or History in the Spring. We often make links between our English teaching and the topics that the children are learning about to ensure children are reading and writing with a purpose.
Our topics are taught in single year groups. We understand that knowledge must be embedded into children's long term memory to make them successful learners. We also recognise that children need to learn appropriate skills to be able access and apply their knowledge. The teachers plan and teach lessons with our school values (Communication, Organisation, Resilience, Ambition, Leadership, Safety) at the heart of what we do.
We are proud of our 'Personal Development' curriculum that has been designed by our Personal Development leader to ensure that a cohesive and progressive approach to teaching and learning in: PSHE, Learning Behaviours, SMSC, British Values, Online Safety, Health Lifestyles, Mental Health Education and Well-being and Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) is adopted.