At Preston Primary School we feel strongly that the curriculum needs to foster creativity and to be driven by what the pupils in our school need. We operate single age year groups, that teach National Curriculum 2014 objectives, where appropriate, through a topic. Some subjects, such as French are taught discretely. We have recently completed a review of our curriculum and our topics have changed effective January 2020. We enhance our curriculum through the use of specialist teachers. We buy specialist services for our music curriculum. We use specialist coaches to team teach our PE throughout school from Reception to Year 6. Our school curriculum complemented by our Preston curriculum reflects our school values of a family environment, built on partnership working, that uses a child centered approach to develop responsible lifelong learners that are prepared for life in modern Britain with the skills to play an active part in their communities. If you would like to find out more about the school curriculum please make an appointment to see the Headteacher or your child’s class teacher.
For more information about the National Curriculum
Our topic titles are detailed below.
|Year||Autumn 1||Autumn 2||Spring 1||Spring 2||Summer 1||Summer 2|
|Nursery||Who am I?||Who is ready to celebrate?||Spaceman, Spaceman what do you see?||How does your garden grow?||What’s in the egg?||What have we learnt this year?|
|Reception||Who am I?||Who am I?||Who lives in a house like this?||Who put the colours in the rainbow?||How does your garden grow?||What have we learnt this year?|
|Year 1||Where does Cyril live?||How is it made?||Do all superheroes wear capes?||What makes Britain Great?||Kandinsky in colour?||What have we learnt this year?|
|Year 2||Where does inspiration come from?||Who gave us wings to fly?||What’s for Lunch?||Local History||Which way next?||What have we learnt this year?|
|Year 3||What’s the commotion about the Locomotion?||How do bridges stay up?||Wish you were here?||Are you feeling dotty?||Were all Vikings vicious?||What have we learnt this year?|
|Year 4||Van Gogh – genius or madman?||What was it like to be an Anglo-Saxon?||How did they do that?||Why is the North East an amazing place to be?||Who were the mystical Maya?||What have we learnt this year?|
|Year 5||What lies beneath?||Were the Ancient Greeks pillars of modern society?||Is a lighthouse always on?||What have the Romans ever done for us?||Where is the source of the Force?||What have we learnt this year?|
|Year 6||Where’s my mummy?||Wish you were here?||What ‘age’ would you like to be?||Here, there and everywhere!||Who put the art into architecture?||What have we learnt this year?|
Further details of our actual school curriculum for 2020-2021 are below
In addition to our topic subjects we also teach a daily phonics or spelling lesson, an English lesson and a Mathematics lesson.