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Curriculum Information

Life in all its Fullness’ - Living, Loving, Learning Together

(John 10:10)

It is our intention to enable each child to reach their full potential, both spiritually and intellectually, within a loving, safe and nurturing environment where they are central to all that we do.

We Aim to:

  • Provide a holistic, meaningful and engaging curriculum which inspires a love of learning.
  • Promote equality of opportunity and develop our children’s awareness of others and moral, cultural, social and spiritual issues.
  • Develop and strengthen the abilities of all individuals, to encourage a high self-esteem, and promote high standards of behaviour making them responsible and valuable members of society.
  • Include and involve all members of the school and the wider community of Newborough and the surrounding area in a common enterprise to benefit from the past, learn in our present and strive for our future. 

We aim to provide a broad and balanced curriculum which excites, engages and motivates our children. The core subject Science and foundation subjects are connected by themes and mapped into half termly topics.

Curriculum Organisation

Each year group will be taught new topics each half term. New topics will begin with a memorable experience to hook the children into their new learning. During this ‘engage’ stage, questions will be used to elicit the children’s prior knowledge, ideas and interests.

The next stage of the project is the ‘develop’ stage, where the children explore themes, subjects and concepts in greater depth in order to develop a deeper understanding. 

Finally, in the ‘express’ stage, the children reflect upon their learning, explain their learning in different ways and identify next steps.

Where appropriate, links will be made between the topics and our English curriculum. Meaningful writing experiences, linked to wider curriculum work, will be planned and focus texts for English lessons will be matched to topic themes. Some mathematical work will also be linked to the themes.

Reception Topic Overview:

Autumn All About Me Let's Celebrate
Spring People Who Help Us Traditional Tales
Summer On the Farm Magnificent Mini-beasts

Year 1 Humanities Overview:

Autumn Our Local Area My Family History                                
Spring People and their Communities Our Greatest Explorers
Summer Animals and their Habitats Great Inventions - Transport

Year 2 Humanities Overview:

Autumn Seasons Fire, Fire
Spring Journeys - Food Holidays
Summer Our Wonderful World Our Local Heroes              

Year 3 Humanities Overview:

Autumn The Stone Age Climate and Weather
Spring The Bronze and Iron Ages Our World
Summer Local History Coasts                                       

Year 4 Humanities Overview:

Autumn The Americas The Ancient Egyptians
Spring Rivers and the Water Cycle Roman Britain
Summer Earthquakes and Volcanoes Crime and Punishment           

Year 5 Humanities Overview:

Autumn The Anglo Saxons Changes in our Local Environment
Spring The Vikings                                   Europe - Alpine Study
Summer Journeys - Why People Travel Journeys - Clothes

Year 6 Humanities Overview:

Autumn South America - The Amazon The Maya Civilisation
Spring Global Warming and Climate Change The Ancient Greeks
Summer Our World in the Future The Impact of War                                       

Curriculum Enrichment

Trips and visitors are arranged to promote the children’s learning through first hand experiences. These support the school’s curriculum and can be in the form of extended visits (residential) and day trips. School will try and provide as much notice as possible to allow parents to budget for these costs.

After school / lunchtime clubs are organised on a termly basis. These clubs enable children to pursue their interests out of school hours. The variety of clubs is very much dependent upon the voluntary efforts and interests of the staff employed at the school. We warmly welcome parents/grandparents/carers who might be able to help support with the running of a club.

A range of peripatetic music specialists provide tuition during the school day. Further information about the range of instruments taught at Newborough and the cost of this provision is available from the school office.