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Curriculum Statement

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At Miers Court Primary School we offer a curriculum which is broad and balanced, and which builds upon the knowledge, understanding and skills of all children, whatever their starting points, as they progress through each Key Stage.  The curriculum incorporates the statutory requirements of the National Curriculum 2014 and other experiences and opportunities which best meet the learning and developmental needs of the pupils in our school.  The aim of our curriculum is for pupils to have the requisite skills to be successful, independent and motivated learners in readiness for their next stage of education.


Pupils are still working on the Early Learning Goals of the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum as they enter Year 1.  There is a period in the autumn term where the majority of children progress to the National Curriculum.  Throughout this period and beyond, all children are still developing their phonic knowledge through the Letters and Sounds Programme, as well as developing their fluency in reading.


The National Curriculum is delivered using a topic based approach and using the National Curriculum requirements as a basis to ensure coverage and progression throughout the school.  Milestones at the end of Year 2, Year 4 and Year 6 ensure that children are meeting expectations in their learning.  The more able are challenged further in their learning and children who find aspects of their learning more difficult are appropriately supported so that they too are enabled to experience success.  National requirements and school requirements are mapped out as a whole school, and then individual year groups plan the curriculum for their pupils accordingly.  The curriculum is underpinned by the school's Core Values and Ethos (see our Behaviour for Learning and Conduct Policy) and these are taught on their own and through other areas of the curriculum, including in assemblies.  The spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of our pupils and their understanding of the core values of our society are woven throughout the curriculum.


The English curriculum and the mathematics curriculum are supported through a framework developed by consultants and co-ordinators within the Local Authority.  These subjects are taught in mixed ability groups using a flexible approach to grouping and ensuring that all children receive both challenge and support at an appropriate level.  In all year groups there are small group interventions in order to support pupils in gaining the key skills to become successful readers, writers and mathematicians.


All subject leaders are given training and opportunity to keep developing their own subject knowledge, skills and understanding so that they can support curriculum development and their colleagues throughout the school.  Immersion days, visitors, activities linked to specific topics, and opportunities within and outside school all enrich and develop the children's learning.  After school clubs and events extend these opportunities further.  Additional whole school programmes and approaches support quality teaching and learning and the school is well resourced in terms of learning materials, books and technology.


The outdoor environment and the local community are considered an opportunity for active learning for all our pupils. The school grounds have been developed so that they can enrich different curriculum areas, particularly science.


Pupils have opportunities to share their learning with each other, their parents and carers and other learners through school-based and external exhibitions, performances, competitions and events involving other schools.  Developing their independence and motivation as learners and their sense of responsibility as future citizens is at the heart of all of our teaching and learning.

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Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Term 4

Term 5

Term 6


What makes me special?

(Focus - PSED)


What’s going on?

(Focus - The World Around Us)


What will I be?

(Focus – The World Around Us)


What came before me?

(Focus – The World Around Us (History))


What happens next?

Familiar stories

(Focus – Communication and Language)


What’s out there?

(Focus – The World Around Us (Geography))




How does it grow?

(Focus – Science)


Down Memory Lane

How have things changed?

(Focus – History)



To Infinity and Beyond

What is out there?

(Focus – Science and DT)



We are superheroes

What makes me super?

(Focus – Science and PSHE)


Storm Chasers

What is in the air?

(Focus – Science and Geography)



Carnival of Animals

What makes an animal special?

(Focus – Science and Music)



Towers, Tunnels and Turrets

Why were castles built?

(Focus – History / DT



Street Detectives

What does our local area look like? 

Who lives where?

(Focus – Geography)


Wriggle and Crawl

How can we recognise animals?

 What do animals need?

(Focus – Science)


Scented Gardens

What grows behind the wall?

(Focus – Science)


Land Ahoy

Where in the World…?

What did explorers do?

What are pirates famous for?

(Focus – History/Geography)



Tribal Tales

How did people live in the past?

(Focus – History)


Mega Cities

What makes a City?

(Focus – Geography)


The Romans

How did the Romans change the way we live today?

(Focus – History)


Tremors – Volcanoes and Earthquakes

Why does the Earth shake?

(Focus – Geography and Science)


Ancient Egypt

What do we know about life in Ancient Egypt?

(Focus – History)



Why are jungles wet and deserts dry?

(Focus – Geography)



Back in Time

How did the Saxons change England?

(Focus – History)


Back in Time

How did the Vikings change England?

(Focus – History)



Where shall we go?

(Focus – Geography)



The Blue Abyss

How can we save our oceans?

(Focus – Science)


Fizz, Bang, Pop!

What will happen?

(Focus – Science)



Ancient Greeks

Where did it all begin?

(Focus – History)




The Maya – a lost civilisation?

(Focus – History)

Who should protect the rainforests?

(Focus – Geography)

Who are the National Parks for?

(Focus – Geography and Science)


How would you have fared in medieval Medway?

(Focus – History)



What did the Tudors do for us?

(Focus – History)



What is a river?

(Focus – Geography and Science)


Who do you think you are?

(Focus – PSHE)


The Victorians

What is their legacy?

(Focus – History)



Climate Change

Change our Future?

(Focus – Geography)



Make Do and Mend

How did WW2 change people’s lives? 

(Focus – History)



What was life like in Benin?

(Focus – History)