School Curriculum


Curriculum Changes

We are always looking for exciting new ways to enhance our topic-based curriculum provision. During 2018-19 we introduced coloured ribbons so the children could make links not only across subjects they learn but also from the knowledge they have learnt in previous years; we also ask them to make links to our school values. This has proved to be very successful and children are very enthusiastic about this new approach.


They said…

‘Linking something to another thing you have learnt the day before. The coloured ribbons are for each subject. The letters stand for Compassion, Responsibility and Courage; we put the link on a peg we talk about.’ Year 1

‘We have made lot of links this year; I find it interesting how you can link facts from subject to subject in our topic work.’ Year 3

‘It’s good for our learning because it brings back memories that we then share and that makes others think about it and then they remember something different and the links keep on coming.’ Year 5

‘I think more deeply about my learning and I really enjoy it. Trying to remember things from other years and I like thinking back.’ Year 6


Staff are continuing to work together to develop our creative curriculum. Topics this year will be linked across every year group, as they will all be based on the same subject area: during half term 1 the topic will be a history theme. In order to promote further links there will be a thread running throughout topic work. This half term we will focus on ‘Change’.


The Phonics Scheme we use is Letters and Sounds. Phonics at Vicarage Park.

The Reading Schemes we use are Oxford Reading Tree and Heinemann Story Worlds.

Reading in Early Years and Key Stage 1

Reading in KS2

For further details about our curriculum, please contact the school.


Please click here to view the Full 2014 National Curriculum


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