Curriculum Overview

We have an exciting and challenging curriculum designed to meet the needs of all learners.

Our curriculum encourages the children to be fully involved in their learning, to be curious, ask and answer questions, investigate and explore.

During the school year we ensure that the teaching of the basic skills in Literacy, Numeracy, Science and Computing underpins our curriculum.

Every half term the children explore a new topic. There is a key question for every topic e.g. Why is the river Mersey so important to Liverpool? and each new topic begins with a 'Wow' moment to engage children in their new work and encourage them to ask questions. Then we use a series of learning challenges to find out the answer to the key question.

The learning challenges help the children to develop knowledge, skills and understanding in the areas of geography, history, art and design and music. During the topic we make sure there are lots of opportunities for the children to use and apply the skills they have learned in the key, core subject areas of maths, English, computing and where applicable science.

Alongside the cross-curricular topic the children also experience lessons in science, computing, Religious Education, PE and French (Key Stage 2) and a daily English and maths session.

Click on a Year group on the right to take a look at the overview - this will help you to find out what your child will be learning this year.

As part of our rich curriculum we provide some single-subject specialist teaching. For PE this is our Sports Coach and street dance and musical theatre with our dance teacher. For Modern Foreign Languages we use a specialist French teacher. We have specialist music teachers who teach a wide range of musical skills but also teach the children how to play brass instruments.

We use the Letters and Sounds Programme to teach our children synthetic phonics. All children in Nursery through to year 2 have a daily phonics session. Pupils for whom the Letters and Sounds programme does not work are moved to intervention phonics using Read, Write Inc.
Our reading scheme is Oxford Reading Tree and we use Project X for the majority of our guided reading sessions.

We want to enrich the experience of learning as much as possible and so offer a range of extra-curricular activities to allow your child to pursue their own particular interests, become more confident and learn valuable social skills e.g. team work. These include, Choir, Art Club, Homework Club, Reading Cafe, Dance, Puzzles and Games Club, Sports Skills Club, Science Club, Times Table Rockstars, Computer Club, Brass and Nature Club. Click here to see the club timetable.

In addition to this all year groups experience a series of trips and / or experiences in school throughout the year to support the learning in the classroom. For example in school theatre experiences, farm animals and aquariums being brought into school, visiting museums, art galleries and religious buildings. Year 6 go on a 3 night residential, Year 5 go on an overnight residential and year 4 go on a one day multi activity adventure day.

We ensure the curriculum is appropriate for all students, their age and stage of development, and that they make progression throughout their time with us. We meet the special educational needs of pupils through small learning groups, specific programs and one to one support when needed and work closely with outside agencies.

Through our curriculum we want to develop responsible, global citizens who are fully equipped to meet the challenges of the 21st century. We want your child to become a life-long learner, by enabling them to learn the importance of learning, to enjoy themselves, make friends and have fun!

Long Term Overviews

EYFS

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Year 6