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The Downs CE
Primary School

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Curriculum long term plan

The Federation of The Downs and Northbourne CEP Schools follows the National Curriculum in Years 1-6 and the Early Years Curriculum for reception.We have a theme based approach to teaching. This means that we can provide many opportunities for cross curricular links increasing children’s breadth and depth of learning.There will be some subjects that may be taught independent of the current theme such as RE and PSHE. However, we try to encompass as much as we can within the main theme.The curriculum has been designed by staff and children to ensure that we have a good progression of skills from year R to Year 6. For example, children will have the opportunity to be geographers and use maths skills, be historians and use artistic skills.

Our curriculum is organised into three themes:

Wonderful world

Horrible histories

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All classes from Reception to Year 6 study within the same theme at the same time. This allows for a Federation wide sharing of learning and means pupils in different year groups can discuss their work and learning. There are also opportunities for cross year group mini projects (or rotations) within the theme.

A long term plan for learning across these three themes supports teachers in their planning and ensures that national curriculum requirements are met. The curriculum leads have planned the skill progression for their subject and support staff in the implementation of this.

The Federation of The Downs and Northbourne is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and we expect all Governors, staff, volunteers, parents and carers to share this commitment.