Our School Curriculum

Our curriculum is organised into half-termly, whole school themes. They are planned on a two year cycle. In planning our themes, we consult with the children in order to find out what they are interested in and what they want to learn about. We also take account of our school community and locality. For example, with the new Mersey Gateway Bridge now under development, we have planned a full theme on 'Bridges' in the summer term 2018.

Some themes will be more heavily weighted towards a particular curriculum area. During our theme entitled, 'It's Good To Be Me' for example, we did lots of science and PSHE (Personal, Social and Health Education) work.

Within each full school term, we also plan an alternative 'Enrichment week'. This is an opportunity for teachers and children to move away from their usual timetable, develop new skills and engage in new opportunities. During these weeks, we often have visitors coming into school offering specialised expertise. In Autumn 2014, our enrichment week was 'Health and Wellbeing'. A selection of photographs are available on the gallery so you can see what we got up to.

For each theme, parents are sent an overview of the things that their children will be exploring, learning about and experiencing. This overview also helps parents to see how they can support their child's learning within the theme. Overviews are displayed on each classroom window and are also available to view on each class page of the website.

2016 - 2017 Curriculum Themes       

  1. It's good to be me
  2. Celebrations and Festivals
  3. Pop Culture
  4. Space
  5. Creepy Crawlies
  6. Castlefields


2017 - 2018 Curriculum Themes

  1. Families
  2. Picture This
  3. Under the sea
  4. Royal Families
  5. Heroes and Heroines
  6. Bridges



 


National Curriculum 2014

In September 2014, the Government introduced a new National Curriculum to all maintained schools in the country. Our new themes reflect this curriculum as well as reflecting the needs of our children and community. Whilst we organise our curriculum into themes, there is progression from one year group to the next across the curriculum to ensure progress and appropriate challenge. The tables below show for each subject area, what the expectation and content is for each year group.

Art

Computing

Design and technology

Geography

History

Modern foreign languages

Music

Physical edication

Science