The National Curriculum includes Core and Foundation Subjects. Core skills are used throughout learning, whereas Foundation subjects are specialised and frequently taught while making links to Core Subject areas.
The Core Subjects of the National Curriculum are English, Maths and Science
The Foundation Subjects of the National Curriculum are Computing, History, Geography, Art, Design and Technology, Music, PE and Languages.
Each Year group has a curriculum theme, which enables them to make learning connections.
Year 3: Our Natural World – With a focus on science children make studies of box plants and animals.
Year 4: Sotonians – With a focus on history and geo children learn more about the city we live in and contrast this with the nearby city of Winch.
Year 5: Journeys – Across the curriculum the theme of journeys is used to teach children to think literally and figuratively about this concept.
Year 6: Theatre – Theatre is the medium used to explore performance, play-writes and the history of significant theatres.
To allow our pupils to get the most from their learning, some of our subjects are taught in blocked units at the end of a term which allows the children to become fully immersed in a particular topic or subject area.
Each term, in weeks 1-9, a range of subjects are taught daily or weekly; in the tenth week, core subject assessments are completed. The final weeks of each term are used for blocked units and foundation subject outcomes and curriculum enrichment.
Weeks 1-9: Daily: Reading, Writing and Maths
Weekly: Science PE Music PSHE Reading through the curriculum
Blocked units: Art DT Computing RE Languages Geography History