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Our Curriculum

At Northbourne, our mission of nurturing excellence is underpinned by our vision of designing and teaching an inspiring curriculum that develops the unique talents of all of our children.  We strive to plan and deliver:

  • An active, hands-on curriculum which provides a range of motivating and exciting opportunities across all subject areas
  • A thematic curriculum that draws creative and meaningful links between a range of curriculum subjects
  • A curriculum that is up-to-date, relevant and prepares children for life in a rapidly changing world
  • A curriculum which provides stretch and challenge for all pupils, and which constantly stimulates and broadens their interests.

Our curriculum meets all statutory National Curriculum 2014 requirements.  Long-term curriculum plans are reviewed by teaching staff and subject leaders on an annual basis.  Pupils are involved in evaluating each topic taught, and are increasingly involved in identifying the knowledge, skills and outcomes they would like to be included in the next week, or phase, of their learning.  Where evaluations show topics have been less successful in meeting the aims outlined above they are altered or replaced for the following cycle, providing the elements of the statutory Programmes of Study (PoS) which are removed can be incorporated into alternative topics.

As teachers plan in phases (Key Stage One, Lower Key Stage Two and Upper Key Stage Two), pupils are taught on a two-rolling cycle – so, a child in Y1 will learn one set of topics and then a different set in Y2.  The most recent of our two-year cycles are shown below.

Curriculum Policy incl Learning and Teaching Statement

Long-term Curriculum Overview 18-19

Long-term Curriculum Map 18-19 Key Stage One

Long-term Curriculum Map 18-19 Lower Key Stage Two

Long-term Curriculum Map 18-19 Upper Key Stage Two

Long-term Curriculum Overview 17-18

Long-term Curriculum Map 17-18 Key Stage One

Long-term Curriculum Map 17-18 Lower Key Stage Two

Long-term Curriculum Map 17-18 Upper Key Stage Two

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