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|
|Nursery||Dear Zoo||The Gingerbread Man||The Little Red Hen||Then Enormous Turnip||The Three Billy Goats Gruff||Goldilocks and the Three Bears|
|Reception||All About Me||Light and Dark||Let's Celebrate||Let It Grow!||Tell Me a Story||Out of this World!|
|Y1||The Natural Environment||Space||Castles||Explorers||Under The Sea||Mmmm! Food!|
|Y2||Ready, Steady, Be Healthy!||Once Upon a Time||The Great Art Gallery||Nature Detectives||Journey to the East||Up, Up and Away|
|Y3||Stone Age||BIPS||Ancient Greeks||Ancient Greeks||Pirates||The Natural Environment|
|Y4||Changes||Roman Britain||Race to the Pole||Across the Atlantic||Golden Islamic Age||The Great Outdoors|
|Y5||Ancient Britain||Space Academy||Climbing Mountains||Arriving In Africa||Ancient Egypt||Mini Enterprise|
|Y6||World War 2||Fairgrounds and Fairytales||Cambridge University||Fairtrade||Buddhism||Exploring South America|
Nursery and Reception topics are from 2018 – 2019. Nursery and Reception topics reflect the interests and needs of the children so may change from year to year.