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Curriculum overview

Our Aim: Learning for Life

As a state primary school we follow the National Curriculum, which outlines every child’s legal entitlement to a broad and balanced education. Building on this foundation, we are commited to shaping a unique Queen Edith Curriculum, which provides first-class educational opportunities for all our children.

Our central aim is Learning for Life, developing a curriculum that inspires a livelong love of learning and equips our pupils with key skills and qualities they need to thrive in a rapidly changing world.

Our Approach: A Skills-Based Curriculum

The curriculum at Queen Edith is organised around 5 key skills:

  • Investigating
  • Problem Solving
  • Creating
  • Communicating
  • Evaluating

These skills are developed through every subject we teach and every topic the children learn. As children move up through the school, these skills are built on cumulatively. Teachers plan for these key skills using phase skills grids which can be downloaded below:


Our Curriculum: Year Group Plans

We teach our curriculum through topics to provide a rich context for the children’s learning and help them to make links within it. The following topics are taught in each year group:

ReceptionDear Zoo. The Enormous Turnip. Goldilocks and the Three Bears. Whatever Next. The Three Billy Goats Gruff.The Three Little Pigs. Little Red Riding Hood.
NurseryNoisy Farm. The Little Red Hen.The Gingerbread Man. Mr Gumpy’s Outing.We’re Going on a Bear Hunt. The Very Hungry Caterpillar.
Y1Action and Adventure. Plop the Owl.Under the Sea. Castles. Explorers. Mmm… Food.
Y2 The Body Machine. Traditional Tales.Fire and Ice. Nature Detectives. The High Street. Around the World.
Y3 The Stunning Stone Age. BIPS.Togatastic: The Ancient Greeks. Vive La France! Ahoy There! The Natural Environment.
Y4The Romans. Explorers. Travel to the Golden Age. Electricity. Changes. Journey Through The Body.
Y5Ancient Britain. Space Academy.Climbing Mountains. Mini Enterprise.Arriving in Africa. Ancient Egypt.
Y6World War 2. Fairgrounds.Cambridge University. Fairtrade. Buddhism. Volcanoes and Earthquakes .

Please see below for details of how our curriculum is structured year by year, subject by subject: