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South Lake Primary School

Our Curriculum

Our curriculum has been written by us. It is based on the statutory National Curriculum, but designed for South Lake children, with their interests and needs at its heart. We strongly believe that children learn through investigating and making links to other areas of their learning. At South Lake, the children take part in a range of workshops, creative learning and trips which enhance their knowledge and understanding and bring their learning to life!

We use Jolly Phonics and Letters and Sounds when we teach phonics. 

For reading, we use a large number of scheme books, including The Oxford Reading Tree and we use a colour-coding system so that we can have a range of non-scheme books available too.

For handwriting, we start to teach a cursive style when the children have learned to form their letters.

For religious education, we follow the Pan-Berkshire RE Agreed Syllabus; the RE policy and the syllabus are available below.

Below you will find the overview for the year, click on the titles to find out more.

Year Group

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Term 4

Term 5

Term 6

Reception

Exploring Colour, Shape, Pattern

Festivals

Winter

Ourselves

Growing!

Living things

1

The Jolly Postman & traditional tales

To infinity and beyond!

Go Wild!

Frozen Planet

2

Terrific Transport

Great Fire of London

Underwater adventure

Down the allotment!

Dungeons and Dragons

3

Amazing Egyptians

Ciao!

Bright Sparks

Rollin’ Stone Age

Roaming Romans

May the forces be with you!

4

Anglo-Saxons Invade

Playlist!

Viking Attack!

Chocolate delights

Giant footsteps!

5

Potion Commotion!

All the Fun of the Fair

The Villainous

Victorians

Amazonian Adventures

Earth and Beyond

6

The World at War

It’s all Greek to me!

Awesome Animals

Mexican Fiesta

 

Darwin’s Delights

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