Themed Curriculum

We largely teach a topic based curriculum. Our approach is designed to enable teachers to teach creatively whilst providing them with the support and framework that is needed for a consistently delivered and planned whole school curriculum.

From September 2014, the new National Curriculum will be taught through new and exciting half termly topics…


Main Subject Theme for the Topic

Year One

Year Two

Year Three

Year Four

Year Five

Year Six

1st Autumn Term


3 Little Pigs

All creatures Great and Small

Thunder and Lightning

Iron Man

Food Glorious Food

Inner Space

2nd Autumn Term

Design Technology

World of Tales

Mrs Armitage



Chitty Chitty Bang

Dragon’s Den

1st Spring Term 



Funny Bones

What a load of Rubbish!

Savage Stone Age


Smashing Saxons

Colchester Challenge

2nd Spring Term


Ready Steady cook

Green Fingers

Creepy Crawlies

Come Dine with Me

Circle of Life

Infinity and Beyond

1st Summer Term


Jolly Postman

Yo Ho Ho

Around the World in 80 days

Scooby Doo Mystery Tour

Fragile Earth

Hidden Treasure

2nd Summer Term


Castle Adventure

Magic Key Adventure

Amazing Aztecs


The Olympians

Magical Mystery Tour


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The purpose of our themed curriculum is:

  • To motivate, engage and inspire our pupils
  • To nurture their own creativity and curiousity by:
    1. Encouraging imagination and originality
    2. Making time for them to reflect critically
    3. Allowing space for thinking and choice
  • To contextualize the learning for our pupils
  • To develop personal skills that are transferable across lessons
  • To make learning vivid, real and meaningful with many first hand experiences
  • To bring about a sense of curriculum excitement and ownership to staff and pupils