School Information

Curriculum Information

 

We aim to provide a broad and balanced curriculum which excites, engages and motivates our children. The core subject Science and foundation subjects – Art and Design, Computing, Design and Technology, Geography and History are connected by themes and mapped into half termly Imaginative Learning Projects (ILPs).
 
Curriculum Organisation
Each year group will be taught six Imaginative Learning Projects (ILPs) over the course of the academic year. New projects 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. Once the children have developed their knowledge and understanding, they are offered a range of stimulating scenarios as part of the ‘innovate’ stage, these scenarios act as provocations encouraging the children to think creatively and apply their skills, knowledge and understanding. Finally, in the ‘express’ stage, the children reflect upon their learning, explain their learning in different ways and identify next steps.
 
More information about the Cornerstones Curriculum can be found at:
https://cornerstoneseducation.co.uk/what-is-the-cornerstones-curriculum/
 
Where appropriate, links will be made between the Imaginative Learning Projects and our English curriculum. Meaningful writing experiences, linked to project work, will be planned and focus texts for Literacy lessons will be matched to project themes. Some mathematical work will also be linked to the project themes.
 
Reception Topic Overview:
Autumn    

Do You Want To Be Friends?

Why Do Squirrels Hide Their Nuts?
Spring

      Will You Read Me a Story?    

Do Cows Drink Milk?
Summer  Why Do Ladybirds Have Spots?

Are Carrots Orange?

Year 1 Topic Overview:

Autumn   

                 Superheroes                           Moon Zoom               

Spring

Dinosaur Planet Bright Lights, Big City

Summer

The Enchanted Woodland Paws, Claws and Whiskers
Year 2 Topic Overview:

Autumn

Land Ahoy Towers, Tunnels and Turrets

Spring

  Muck, Mess and Mixtures        Wiggle and Crawl

Summer

Beat Band Boogie Beachcombers
Year 3 Topic Overview:

Autumn

Gods and Mortals Heroes and Villians

Spring

Predator Tremors

Summer

Scrumdiddyumptious Urban Pioneers
Year 4 Topic Overview:

Autumn

Potions 1066

Spring

Misty Mountain Traders and Raiders

Summer

Road Trip USA Blue Abyss
Year 5 Topic Overview:

Autumn

Off With Her Head! Stargazers

Spring

Scream Machine Beast Creator

Summer

Pharaohs Alchemy Island
Year 6 Topic Overview:

Autumn

A Child's War Blood Heart

Spring

Darwin's Delights Gallery Rebels

Summer

Hola Mexico Revolution
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.


Languages

French is taught in Key Stage 2 (Year 3 to Year 6) as part of our Languages curriculum. The teaching of French is supported by the Toute la Monde scheme of work. 
 
Music
The music curriculum is lead and taught in school by class teachers based on National Curriculum objectives. In addition, our Year 4 class are taught throughout the year by a specialist music teacher from Lincolnshire Music Partnership. There are instrumental music lessons organised through the Peterborough Music Partnership for piano, guitar, flute, clarinet, keyboard and violin. Parents are asked to make a contribution each term if their child wishes to take advantage of this opportunity.
 
Physical Education
Participation in Sports is actively encouraged and children have the opportunity to participate in a wide variety of sports, including: football, netball, basketball, hockey, rounders, cricket, golf, tennis, athletics, gymnastics, dance and swimming. All sporting opportunities are open to both boys and girls. In addition, children are encouraged to walk to school and be physically active during breaks to promote their general activity levels and health. This is supported by the resources that are provided for the children at lunchtime to engage them in physical activities.
 
Competitive sport is played against other schools in football, cricket, netball, basketball and athletics.The sporting aims of the school are:
 
· To develop an enjoyment of a variety of sports.
· To develop physical fitness.
· To develop personal skills.
· To help children build physical activity into their daily lives.
· To develop team skills of co-operation and competition in a healthy atmosphere of good sportsmanship.
 
Swimming lessons for children aged 7 to 11 are organised by the school and are taught at the Peterborough Regional Pool. 
 
PSHE
Health Education and Sex and Relationships Education is an important aspect of our curriculum throughout the school. Within the ‘Personal, Health and Social Education’ programme the children undertake projects on personal safety, healthy eating and hygiene. The governors at Newborough Primary School have decided to support the policy of providing children with a planned Sex and Relationships Education programme. Further information about this can be found in our 'Policies Section' of the website.
 
Reading
The teaching of Reading is supported through the use of the Letters and Sounds document and a combination of reading schemes including: Oxford Reading Tree, Oxford Literacy Web, Collins Big Cat and Longman. The books within these schemes have been 'banded' and ordered in terms of their complexity to read and comprehend to ensure that the children move up through the texts being challenged appropriately. The learning opportunities are further supported through a wide range of 'non- banded' fiction, non-fiction and poerty texts and the use of Accelerated Reader in order to support the children's reading comprehension skills. 
 
Religious Education
Religious Education is provided in accordance with the Peterborough Agreed Syllabus. It teaches children to understand the nature of religion and an awareness of the different religions that are practised within our pluralist society. Occasionally the themes in R.E. are linked to other areas of the curriculum. 
 
Worship takes place on a daily basis in a variety of forms. During the course of the week there are: Headteacher’s worship, Clergy led worship, Key Stage singing and class worship. Worship follows a theme and may supplement the R.E. curriculum. The Christian faith is prominent as we are a Church of England school.
 

Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Development

At Newborough C of E Primary School we value the diverse ethnic backgrounds of all pupils and families and undertake a variety of events and lessons to celebrate these. We have found this approach to be enriching for all parties as it teaches tolerance and respect for the differences in our community and the wider world. Underpinning all of this are a broad range of curriculum topics which have strong links to our British Values through spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.

We are a Church of England school and we take great pride in our Christian values.  We work closely with the local church to ensure that respect, peace, love and forgiveness are at the centre of our daily lives.  Our daily worship provides the children with an opportunity to reflect on their thoughts and feelings through thought provoking themes.  Our children take a lead within our worship times by offering their own prayers.  Democracy within the school is extended beyond the school curriculum through our School Council and Sports Council.  Both groups represent their classes and discuss and debate the issues that are of importance before making a decision and leading any necessary change. The school also participates in events, such as Maypole dancing at our May Fayre as well as supporting the local community with our annual Harvest Festival.  We believe that SMSC is of vital importance in providing the most effective environment for our children in preparing them to play a positive and worthwhile role within modern Britain.

 

 
  1. Maths Curriculum Overview - Year 1
  2. Maths Curriculum Overview - Year 2
  3. Maths Curriculum Overview - Year 3
  4. Maths Curriculum Overview - Year 4
  5. Maths Curriculum Overview - Year 5
  6. Maths Curriculum Overview - Year 6
  7. English Curriculum Overview
  8. Science Curriculum Overview
  9. Art and Design Technology Overview
  10. RE Overview
  11. History and Geography Overview
  12. Music Overview
  13. PSHE Curriculum Overview
  14. Computing Curriculum Overview
  15. PE Curriculum Overview
  16. French Overview
  17. SMSC and British Values at Newborough