Purpose of study
Pupils in Key Stage 1 follow a topic-based curriculum that links together all subjects of the National Curriculum. Half termly topics give opportunities to strengthen and broaden English and Mathematics skills (which are also taught in discrete sessions) whilst developing and deepening knowledge and skills in all subject areas. There is a planned two-year cycle which ensures coverage of the National Curriculum in all subject areas. Topics are chosen which are flexible enough to allow pupils to access and learn new skills at the most appropriate level of challenge.
The topic-based curriculum aims to enthuse and engage pupils in learning activities and it provides opportunities for collective curriculum enhancement activities.