Curriculum Print

 "Visits and interesting activities enrich the curriculum and are used well to capture pupils' interest.  Learning outdoors plays a significant part of the school's curriculum."  (Ofsted 2016)


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The Primary National Curriculum is available on line.  You can read it by following the link below.

Click here to visit the Department for Education National Curriculum site.

We follow a thematic approach to much of our curriculum.  We use a 6 theme model, with a new topic starting each half term.  This enables us to explore a wide range of topics with the children. 

You can see the curriculum overview for each term by navigating to the Classes tab, and clicking on the relevant year group.

Each year we include a whole school topic in Years 1 - 6, linked to the local area, and giving us a chance to find out about Holybourne in different historical periods.¬† Our whole school theme¬†last year was ‚ÄėWhat was life in Holybourne like 100 Years Ago? ‚Äď A WW1 Investigation‚Äô.¬† This year's whole school theme was 'A Victorian Christmas in Holybourne'.¬†

We will continue to use a wide variety of resources, theme days, visitors to school and outings to places of interest to help bring the curriculum to life.  We believe children learn best through first hand experience, and we will be making the most of our fantastic school grounds and our local environment to help support the children in their explorations.

Please follow this link to read our Curriculum Policy, which explains in more detail what we want our children to learn and experience through our curriculum.

The topics for each year group are as follows:



Year 1 ‚Äď Year 6

Autumn 2


A Victorian Christmas in Holybourne

¬†‚Äď a Whole School Victorian Investigation



Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Year 6

Autumn 1

Pleased to Meet You!


Fighting   Fit

Town   Planners



Out of this World  Home   and Away

Extreme   Earth

Spring 1

Super   Heroes


Poles   Apart

Stone   Age to Iron Age


Magnificent   Mayans

It’s   all Greek to Me!

Spring 2

Under   the Sea



What’s   the Weather?

Biomes   and Vegetation Belts

Home and Away

Crime   and Punishment

Summer 1

In   the Garden

Ben   and Gran

On   the Move

Keeping   Healthy

Teeth,   Digestion & Food Chains

Rule   Britannia

All   Sustained

Summer 2

Once   Upon a Time


The   Seaside

What   did the Romans do for us?

Anglo   Saxons and Scots

Wild   Water

I   am Inspiration

Phonics and Reading

"The teaching of phonics (the sounds that letters make) is strong.  As a result, pupils are more confident readers."  Ofsted 2016

Phonics is taught using the DfE 'Letters and Sounds' programme.  We deliver 'Letters and Sounds' through our use of the 'Floppy's Phonics' Scheme.  Throughout their time in EYFS and KS1, the children learn to read through systematic, regular phonics lessons.  The lessons combine pictures, actions and sounds together to help the children understand how words are structured. 

Floppy's Phonics is part of the Oxford Reading Tree scheme which we use throughout the school. 

Follow these links to find out more about Letters and Sounds, helping your child with Phonics and learning to read using the Oxford Reading Tree.

Floppy's Phonics Sounds and Letters        Oxford Reading Tree eBooksOxford Reading Tree



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