Welcome to our exciting curriculum!
The school curriculum is more than the National Curriculum alone: it is everything that a school does to contribute to the development of each and every child from the time it opens to the time it closes each day.
Recognising this fact, we have developed a rich school curriculum that seeks to serve our vision of Future Readiness through 'Curriculum vehicles'. These are largely subject neutral learning themes that teach the National Curriculum subjects, but often go beyond its scope to equip our pupils with essential future ready skills.
The 'Curriculum vehicles' go beyond the National Curriculum and also incorporate the following key values:- metacognition and self-regulated learning, teamwork, Gospel values and British Values, managing feelings and behaviours, managing relationships, cultural appreciation, managing time and resources, global awareness and responsibility.
Please use the links below to explore our curriculum statements and progression maps for each subject area. To find out more about your child's curriculum please see the Children tab and Class Pages.
If you'd like to speak to a member of staff about our curriculum, please contact the school office.
As part of the Vehicles, we aim to provide the children with a range of different experiences to enrich the learning. Each termly Vehicle will include a visit out of school and as many visitors into school that we can find to keep the learning, enthusiasm and interest at a maximum level.
Curriculum vehicles for Summer '21
In Nursery, the children will exploring Space in their vehicle 'To infinity and beyond'.
In Reception, our children will be digging for fossils and have a visit from a mobile zoo as part of their 'Dinosaur Museum' vehicle. Who knows what they'll find when they excavate?
In Y1, children will be learning in their 'From Seed to Market' vehicle. Making their own weather stations, and getting creative with our school poly tunnel and allotment areas will be two things they will achieve on their journey to achieving culinary perfection as they design, make and share their own kebabs.
Y2 will learn about the slave trade, Christopher Columbus and make their own amphibious vehicle as part of their learning in 'Intrepid explorers'. Let's hope they navigate their way through the Summer term well!
The Y3 class the children will be learning about what it's like to be a 'Rebellious Roman'. They will be dressing up and learning about life in Ancient Rome, visiting a museum (virtually) and making Roman puppets to summarise their learning about this important period in history.
As part of their vehicle 'Tomb Raiders', Y4 will be learning about Ancient Egypt, how modern dentistry has come on leaps and bounds with a visit from a qualified dentist and completing an Egypt workshop. Alongside this, they will also be taking part in geography fieldwork and creating their own holiday brochure for publication.
Tune in to our Y5 class as they will be Baking brownies/cakes to represent and investigate chemical changes. With a melodic, musical focus, their raps will be recorded and posted on YouTube / website with the aim that they could be performed at a festival as part of their 'Remember Me' vehicle.
In Y6 children will be learning about the 'Amazing body'. Will they get to improve on their mile a day challenge?
Curriculum vehicles for Spring 2021
'A Magical Land' is Nursery's vehicle for this term.
Reception class will be learning through their vehicle 'Once Upon a Time (Story Sacks)'.
Year 1 will be learning about 'Castles' and who knows, they may even find a dragon egg in school! Alongside this, they will be learning about the mighty trebuchet and one of Midland treasures, Warwick Castle. If they do well, they might earn a banquet but they'll have to learn about Medieval food and dress first!
Year 2 will be learning in the Spring term through their vehicle 'Lights, Fire, Action'. Y2 will be planning, producing and directing their very own Live News Report Stream using all their knowledge from the diaries of Samuel Pepys. The children will take part in a Minecraft 'Fire of London experience' and create their own timelines drawing on their new found knowledge and looking closely at artefacts that help us to understand the reasons behind why the fire happened. Our focus question is; Was London better before or after the Great Fire?
'Stone Age Survival' will be the vehicle for learning in Year 3. Creating their own Museum exhibition, Y3 will complete and in-depth focus on the Stone Age. virtual Stone Age survival day will take place in the event of the Kingsbury Water Park being unavailable.
Year 4's vehicle title for the Spring term is 'Traders and Raiders!' The children will learn all about the Vikings as both invaders and settlers and will decide for themselves if the Vikings really are as bad as what people today think they are!
Year 5 will be taking part in 'An Unexpected Journey'. They will learn all about the Ancient Greeks: life, culture and food and they'll see what early beliefs about the Solar System were. Lots of experiments will keep them excited!
'We'll Meet Again' is the Year 6 curriculum vehicle for the Spring. The focus for this term will be life during WWII- children will learn about life as a child and develop a sense of empathy for this very difficult time. They will learn about how the geography of Britain enabled it to stand firm against the might of the German army and will be visited by a WWII history expert.
Curriculum vehicles for Autumn 2020
Nursery class are going to be 'Little Explorers' with each week bringing a new learning challenge as they explore their new school, their own lives and the world around them. Covering everything from school life to nature, they will get their little magnifying glasses ready and enquire about the world around them.
Reception class - 'All about me' as they start their official school life journey, the class will celebrate who they are, their likes and dislikes, their families, their school community and everything that makes them special. The children will be making their own portrait gallery filled with their own paintings as they become artists making a class gallery to celebrate everything about themselves!
Year 1 are looking at 'The Bear Necessities' with a teddy bear's picnic and a toy museum to bring their learning to life.
Year 2 are becoming young entrepreneurs as they make their own 'Smashing Smoothies'. Watch this space as we work with local businesses to find out how to design a product and take it to market. Maybe you will end up buying a smoothie made by one of our very own Year 2 pupils!
Year 3 are enterprising Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood style in 'The Great British Bake off' designing their own cake and breads, whilst studying the local history of baking and bread making in Stafford and Stoke. The big question remains - who will win the award of Master Baker?
Year 4 are young historians, looking at heritage tourism in our local area through 'Tudors, Town Houses and Tourism'. They will examine the history of the Ancient High House and how important Stafford became during Tudor times. As Historians, they will create their own tourism advertisement for the Ancient High House itself.
Year 5 are exploring economy, cultural diversity and the impact of exploration of the world through 'Slavery'. Working with Tissington Hall, they will relate the impact of the salve trade on the history of the local area and the development of ports and docks across the UK.
Year 6 are journalists gathering content for their Polar Regions and climate change magazine pull out for our local newspaper. Looking at the journey of Polar explorers (including some visitors!), they will examine what life is like in the Polar regions and most importantly how our lifestyle can impact on carbon footprints and saving the planet. Year 6 are campaigners in the making through 'It's Snow Laughing Matter'.