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Curriculum information

Our school is an exciting place to learn.  Our vision is to give every child coming into our school an education they enjoy which prepares them for academic and personal success now and in the future.

The aim of our curriculum is to provide a broad and balanced subject range which challenges, engages and children enjoy learning.

Our Curriculum

Cornerstones Curriculum

This is an exciting topic based curriculum, with pupil engagement and creativity at its heart. Each unit lasts for a complete half term and across the course of time all aspects of the National Curriculum are covered.

This programme embraces most curriculum subjects giving pupils a rounded learning experience where all of the subjects of the curriculum are interlinked.


In addition to the Cornerstones curriculum, we also have our White Rose Maths curriculum. This supports our discrete teaching of maths and ensures the children are able to access different levels of challenge and depth of application. We also give children the opportunity to learn and practice key maths skills daily in a short guided maths session. We promote the use and understanding of maths throughout our curriculum, encouraging children to use and apply their skills in science, geography, history, design technology and art.

Handwriting and Spelling

We have high expectations of our pupils' spelling and presentation. By Upper Key Stage 2 children are encouraged to use pen for the majority of their writing, using a practical, fluid handwriting style. From Year 3 to Year 6 we use No Nonsense Spelling for accuracy in spelling the 1000 high frequency words.


We use Talk for Writing and quality key texts to help develop the skills of spoken language, reading and writing in accordance with the National Curriculum. Children get exciting opportunities to write for a range of purposes, applying their grammatical handwriting and spelling skills.

Our prime approach to early reading is phonics taught through the Little Wandle Letters and Sounds. This builds the children's understanding of how words are constructed. Children learn how to put sounds together to make complete words and then how to break words apart to spell them. We teach children to develop comprehension skills to ensure that they understand what they read and develop skills of inference, deduction and factual retrieval. Through reading a range of text types, the children are taught comprehension skills such as summarising, predicting, inferring and retrieving. We are keen to develop children's vocabulary and consequently the use of thesauruses and dictionaries is encouraged. The children have access to a wide range of texts which they are able to take home and share with their families.


Our PE lessons are taught using the PE Hub scheme which leads our children through the many aspects of PE including gymnastics, athletics and developing a wide variety of skills.


Schools have to decide the scheme and syllabus they use for teaching RE. In this school we use the Kent Syllabus.

Curriculum by Year Group

Please use the links below to access your child’s current area of learning, if you have any further questions please contact the school.



Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Term 4

Term 5

Term 6


Creep, Wriggle and Crawl

Sparkle and Shine

Winter Wonderland

Once Upon a Time


Sunshine and Sunflowers

On the Beach

Year 1

Paws, Claws and Whiskers


Animal Parts


Mix It

Splendid Skies


Seasonal changes


Moon Zoom

Our Wonderful World


School Days


Street View

Dinosaur Planet


Chop, Slice and Mash


Enchanted Woodland


Every Day Materials


Funny faces and fabulous features

Bright Lights, Big City



Year 2

Land Ahoy


Beach Hut






Muck Mess and


Street Detectives


Use of



Still Life

Mover and Shakers


Human Survival


Cut, Stitch and




Let’s Explore

the World


Animal survival






Plant Survival


Flower Head

Year 3

Mighty Metals


Light and Shadow


Making it Move

Through the Ages

Animal Nutrition and the Skeletal System

Contrast and Compliment

Through the Ages

People and Places

Rocks, Relics and Rumbles

Cook Well, Eat Well

Emperors and Empires

Mosaic Masters

One Planet, Our World

Plant Nutrition and Reproduction


Year 4



Contrast and complement


Electrical Circuits and Conductors


Food and the Digestive System


Fresh Food, Good Food


Interconnected world


Statues, Statuettes & Figurines






Misty Mountains, Winding Rivers


Grouping and Classifying



Ancient Civilisation


Functional & Fancy Fabrics

Year 5



Eat the Season

Fallen fields


Forces & Mechanisms


Tints, Tones & Shades

Dynamic Dynasties


Earth and Space


Line, Light & Shadow

Groundbreaking Greeks


Moving Mechanisms

Properties and changes of materials



Investigating our world


Nature’s Art


Human Reproductive & Ageing.

Year 6

Hola Mexico


Light Theory


Colour theory - Tints, Tones and Shades

Frozen Kingdom


Can we slow cooling down?


Distortion and Abstraction

A Childs War


Make do and Mend



Electrical circuits and components




Our Changing World


Environmental Artists


Blood Heart


Food for Life