Introduction

We aim to provide a curriculum, which is:

  • Broad and balanced
  • Promotes the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of pupils at school and in society
  • Prepares pupils for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of adult life

The curriculum is made up of all the activities that relate to the life of our school. It includes the formal learning such as those detailed below and just as importantly: respect, self discipline, consideration, tolerance and perseverance.

Details of the new Curriculum, followed by all year groups can be found at here , if you would like further information on our curriculum please email kjackson@catmoseprimary.com

In line with the requirements of the National Curriculum 2014, our curriculum includes:

Core Subjects

  • Mathematics
  • English
  • Science

For content year by year please click here

3I Curriculum

The Foundation Subjects are taught within a creative curriculum, The 3I Curriculum. The 3Is are; Innovative, Individual and Inspiring. The 3I Curriculum enables children to make connections between subjects and to follow their own learning journeys; posing their own questions and following an investigation until an answer is found. Learning skills are focused upon; creating confident learners who use initiative and are independent. This approach begins with the Early Years.

The foundation subjects are:

  • Art and Design
  • Design Technology
  • Music
  • Geography
  • History
  • Computing
  • Religious Education – we follow the Northamptonshire Syllabus with Cornerstone ‘Celebrate’.
  • PSHE (including Sex Ed age appropriate)
  • Circle Time
  • MFL
  • PE

We work to ensure that our curriculum is broad, balanced, relevant and differentiated, to take account of individual strengths or weaknesses whilst providing for progression and continuity. To achieve this the staff adapt their teaching methods to include individual, group and class teaching to impart the subject matter and skill development.

The whole school follows an overall termly theme with age appropriate class themes.  Consideration has been given to the theme structure, for example the order of historical periods studied.

Catmose Primary Theme Overview 2021/22

Autumn 1Autumn 2Spring 1Spring 2Summer 1Summer 2
DriverLove for learningHistoryGeography ReadingScienceThe Arts
TitleAdventure TimeStep back in timeDon’t forget your passport for…Nose in a bookWe are scientistsThe Mighty Creatives
EYFSLearning through Big ExperiencesLearning through Big ExperiencesLearning through Big ExperiencesLearning through Big ExperiencesLearning through Big ExperiencesLearning through Big Experiences
Year 1SuperheroesSchool DaysBright Lights, Big CityPaws. Claws and WhiskersSplendid skiesThe Enchanted Woodland
Year 2Land AhoyTowers, Tunnels and TurretsStreet DetectivesThe Scented GardenMuck, Mess and MixturesWriggle and Crawl
Year 3Mighty MetalsTribal TalesFlowGods and MortalsTremorsPredator
Year 4PotionsI am Warrior!Road Trip USATraders and RaidersBurps, Bottoms and BileBlue Abyss
Year 5Beast CreatorOff with her headEqypt (Pharoahs)Time travellerStargazersAllotment
Year 6Frozen KingdomRevolutionMaafaBloody HeartDarwin’s DelightGallery Rebels
Super Learning DayEscape Room WorkshopRemembranceChina!World Book DayScience WeekCelebration of art

Our curriculum is under regular review to enable us to meet the needs of all our pupils, within the framework of the National Curriculum and the requirements of the Five Outcomes for children as identified in The Children Act. The Five Outcomes are to:

  1. Be healthy
  2. Be safe
  3. Enjoy and achieve
  4. Make a positive contribution
  5. Achieve economic well-being

Curriculum Breakdown by Year Group

Year groupCurriculum Download
EYFS – Ash ClassDownload
Year 1 – Beech ClassDownload
Year 2 – Cedar ClassDownload
Year 3 – Oak ClassDownload
Year 4 – Redwood ClassDownload
Year 5 – Silver BirchDownload
Year 6 – Willow ClassDownload

Prep

Children have prep to complete at home from Reception through to Year 6. We aim to provide worthwhile activities for parents and children to work on together as well as individual reinforcement and development tasks. We strive to achieve a balance between allowing children time at home to pursue other activities whilst supporting and developing classroom learning and preparing them for the next phase in their education.

The school shares prep expectations for each year group annually in the Meet the Teacher parents evening in Term 1. Children will receive spellings, literacy and/or Mathematics prep. Prep linked to the creative curriculum topic may also be set.

Parent’s Evening / Reports

Sessions are held twice during the year to discuss your child’s work and progress with their class teacher.

Reports are sent home 3 times a year with a pastoral report at the end of the year.