The National Curriculum is a statutory requirement in all maintained schools in England and is a requirement for all children once they reach Year 1. It is broken down into the following subjects (headings of new National Curriculum from September 2014):
- Art & Design
Non National Curriculum
We believe that children learn best when they are actively engaged in their own learning. To this end, we have arranged for the subjects of the NC to be taught in a cross curricular manner so that learning from one subject can be applied to aid children’s learning in other subjects.
As a 3 form entry school, it is vital that children in each class across a year group have equal entitlement to the curriculum. At Putteridge Primary School we have developed a cross curricular map. This identifies, for each teacher, the aspects of the curriculum to be covered each term, the themes that form the link between and across subjects and the amount of time it should take to deliver the different study units. In this way, we can ensure the coverage of the curriculum is equitable.
Each term, each class teacher will develop a timetable that will enable them to deliver the units within their given theme. It is via this timetable that each teacher ensures that the range of subjects can be taught to a deeper level over the course of a whole term. This timetable also ensures that there is a proper balance between different subjects and that there is no ‘narrowing down’ of the curriculum.
Below are the overview documents that teachers use to plan. These are the themes being covered this term (from September 2017)