Curriculum

Our school follows the National Curriculum 2014 for Year 1 to 6; and the Early Years Foundation Stage framework for Year R.   If you wish to find our more about the National Curriculum you can click here for a link to the Dept of Education Website or please ask at the school office for further information.

We use the Letters and Sounds Phonics Programme which aims to build children’s speaking and listening skills in the own right and you can find more information about this scheme here:  letters-and-sounds.com

Many subjects are taught through topics where there are cross curricular connections around a topic – eg a topic on food could include science, geography, history, art, DT, computing, and of course English and maths.

As some of our classes have mixed years, we have a rolling programme for our topic work so that a pupil will not repeat the same topic. We do, however, think of our curriculum as being spiral, so skills and knowledge will be reinforced at a progressively higher level each time. 

 

 

 Cycle    

Term 1

Term 2

 Term 3   

 Term 4  

Term 5

Term 6

Year  1/2        

A

Love where we live – Ashford a local study

Our school and the local area

Feeling hot, hot hot!

Great Fire of London

80 days around the world

Africa

 

 Ahoy!

Seaside           

 

Dungeons and Dragons       

Castle

B

 

Godinton house

Local area study / writing

 

 Bang!

Guy Fawkes

 Happy feet

Penguins

 The land before time

Dinosaurs

 80 days around the UK

 

Year 3/4

A

Love where we live – Ashford a local study

Changes to Ashford. Past and present

 Aint no mountain high enough!

Mountains

 80 days around the world

Asia

India and China – Shang Dynasty

 Hullabaloo!

The Rainforest

 

 

B

 

Godinton house

Local area study / writing

 

 Rome wasn’t built in a day!

Romans

 80 days around the world

New Zealand

 

 

The good, the bad and the ugly!

Vikings and the impact on Britain.

 

Year 5/6

A

Love where we live – Ashford a local study

How trains changed Ashford

 It’s all Greek to me!

Ancient Greece

 

 80 days around the world

North and South America

 

 Heal the world!

Climate zones & biomes, water cycle and coasts, water cycles and rivers,

B

 

Godinton house

Local area study / writing

 

 It’s a   disaster!

Volcanoes, Earthquakes etc

 80 days around the world

Arctic and Antarctic.

 

 From Ice to Stone

Stone Age