Our Aim: Learning for Life
As a state primary school we teach the National Curriculum, which outlines every child’s legal entitlement to a broad and balanced education. Building on this foundation of core knowledge, we are commited to shaping a unique Queen Emma 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 Emma is organised around 5 key skills:
- Problem Solving
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 build 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:
|Autumn 1||Autumn 2||Spring 1||Spring 2||Summer 1||Summer 2|
|Y1||Action and Adventure||Space||Under the Sea||Castles||Nature Explorers||Food, Glorious Food|
|Y2||Where in the world…||Up, Up and Away||Once Upon a Time||Fire, Fire!||History Detectives||Journey to the East|
|Y3||My Local Area||Stone Age to Iron Age||Greece / Ancient Greeks||Ancient Greeks||Ship Ahoy!||The Natural Environment|
|Y4||Roman Britain||Roman Britain||Shape of Our Land||The Great Outdoors||Golden Islamic Age||Across the Atlantic|
|Y5||Ancient Britain||Space Academy||Climbing Mountains||Climbing Mountains||Arriving in Africa||Ancient Egypt|
|Y6||World War 2||World War 2||Exploring South America||Fairtrade||Local History Topic / Cambridge and the UK||Buddhism|
Learning in Nursery and Reception reflects the interests, fascinations and needs of the children. Much of their learning is based on high quality texts.