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Curriculum Topics

These are the topics that we cover throughout the year. Click on the links below to find out about what we teach in each topic. 


In Pre-School, Nursery and Reception our topics are:

Autumn Term 1 - Marvellous Me (Coming soon)

Autumn Term 2 - Let's Celebrate (Coming soon)

Spring Term 1 - If you go into the Woods... (Coming soon)

Spring Term 2 - A Walk on the Wild Side  (Coming soon)

Summer Term 1 - Roots, Shoots and Muddy Boots (Coming soon)

Summer Term 2 - We all go Travelling by (Coming soon)

Key Stage One

In 1 Cherry, 1 Ivy, 2 Willow and 2 Beech our topics are:

Cycle A

Autumn Term 1 - Me and My Country (Coming soon)

Autumn Term 2 - My Family History

Spring Term 1 - Our Wonderful World

Spring Term 2 - The Great Explorers (Coming Soon)

Summer Term 1 - Seasons

Summer Term 2 - Seaside Holidays

Cycle B

Autumn Term 1 - Looking after my Environment 

Autumn Term 2 - Our Local Heroes 

Spring Term 1- The Great Fire of London (Coming Soon)

Spring Term 2 - Food Glorious Food (Coming Soon)

Summer Term 1 - Great Inventions (Coming Soon)

Summer Term 2 - Out of Africa (Coming Soon)

Lower Key Stage Two 

In 3 Holly, 3/4 Pine and 4 Ash our topics are:

Cycle A

Autumn Term 1 - Me and My World (Coming Soon)

Autumn Term 2 - Stone Age

Spring Term 1 - Rivers and the water Cycle 

Spring Term 2 - Bronze and Iron Age 

Summer Term 1 - Egyptians

Summer Term 2 - Coasts

Cycle B

Autumn Term 1 - Looking after my Community 

Autumn Term 2 - Roman Britain (Coming Soon)

Spring Term 1- Crime and Punishment (Coming Soon)

Spring Term 2 - Natural Disasters (Coming Soon)

Summer Term 1 - The Americas (Coming Soon)

Summer Term 2 - Darn the Pit (Coming Soon)

Upper Key Stage Two 

In 5 Chestnut, 5 Sycamore, 6 Elm and 6 Oak our topics are:

Cycle A

Autumn Term 1 - Our World in the Future (Coming soon)

Autumn Term 2 -  Ancient Greece 

Spring Term 1 - The Amazon 

Spring Term 2 - The Anglo-Saxons

Summer Term 1 - Extreme Earth

Summer Term 2 - The Impact of War

Cycle B

Autumn Term 1 - Protecting our Environment 

Autumn Term 2 - The Vikings (Coming Soon)

Spring Term 1- Frozen Kingdom (Coming Soon)

Spring Term 2 - Mayan Civilisation (Coming Soon)

Summer Term 1 - Journeys {trade} (Coming Soon)

Summer Term 2 - Journeys {Immigration} (Coming Soon)