Our Curriculum

At St. Nicholas, we want our pupils’ learning to be engaging, interesting and fun.  We have always used a variety of topics to inspire the pupils and, with the introduction of a new National Curriculum for September 2014, we have relished the opportunity to start all over again and create a curriculum that is tailor made for our school. We know that the children enjoy making links between the subjects, and so our curriculum is largely based around 6 cross curricular topics – one every half term.  To develop a sense of ‘learning together’, every year group will be studying the same topics at the same time.  Obviously, the content will be different and age appropriate in each year group.

To find out what your child will be learning through these topics (and during the half term), click on the link relevant part of the table below:

Where possible, English and Mathematics will be taught through these topics too.  However, like other subjects, if they don’t fit we won’t force it! Click on the links below to go to the ‘Programmes of Study’ for English and Mathematics.

Not all subjects will be taught every half term.  Where this is the case, the phrase, ‘Will be covered in another topic or half term’, is used.  Where information under a subject is written in italics, this means it is studied during this half term but is not part of the topic.

Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) is part of our curriculum throughout the year.  This may take place during circle time or class council; could be part of topics; or may be a focus for discussion during any part of any day.  Although PSHE does not appear on our half-termly jigsaws, it is an incredibly important area of school life.

We promote British Vales throughout the curriculum this includes being; through our PSHE curriculum, through the values we teach as part of our collective worship, through the opportunity to take part in debates and discussions in class, eg year 6 discussion on should children wear school uniform, and through our class and school councils.