St Agnes

St Agnes Primary School St Agnes Primary School

The family of St Agnes loves, learns and grows together as followers of Jesus.

KS1 & 2 Cross-Curricular Subject (Topic Based Learning)


  • Our curriculum is developed into half termly topics which deliver our principles and entitlement whilst ensuring it covers the statutory requirements of the national curriculum
  • The long term curriculum maps provide progression across the school

Most of the curriculum is covered through the topics (English, Science, History, Geography, Art, D&T and Computing). In addition to this other subjects are taught discretely

English is taught daily with different focuses of spoken language, reading and writing.  Each topic in enriched with a high quality whole class text which is explored and often used as stimulus for writing. Detailed long term planning ensures different genres are covered throughout the year. A weekly ‘extended writing’ lesson provides the opportunity to write at length on a regular basis both linked to the topic or with topical tasks that reflect the interests of the pupils.

In EYFS and KS1 Phonics is taught on a daily basis following Letters and Sounds which is enhanced with elements of ‘jolly phonics’ and ‘phonics play’.

The reading scheme in KS1 used for home independent reading is aligned with national book banding using a range of texts both fiction and non-fiction. Using the Accelerated reader program for home reading in KS2 is an effective way of giving older pupils a little more independence in their choice of reading material whilst still enabling us to track and promote reading very effectively. Pupils receive reading rewards for books read and understood.

In EYFS and at the beginning of year 1 reading is taught in guided groups but throughout the rest of the school pupils have whole class guided reading sessions using a variety of reading materials, (class texts, non-fiction articles and poetry) these concentrate on developing both word recognition and comprehension skills.

Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar (GPS) teaching is interwoven into English lessons taught in a meaningful context with opportunities to apply learning across the curriculum.​


Science: The Science curriculum is structured to allow pupils to explore science linked with their topic through practical, investigative work. The aim of the curriculum is to develop ‘working scientifically’ skills such as planning, conducting, recording, concluding and evaluating as well as secure curriculum knowledge

History: Our curriculum in history is designed to build upon skills and knowledge learned.  with a hands-on approach through regular investigative work. We aim to inspire curiosity, to know more about the past in a variety of innovative ways, such as: using a wide range of resources, visiting our local surrounding area and cross curricular links within other subjects. This, in turn, builds a solid foundation to move onto KS3, inspiring them to become life-long learners.






Detailed curriculum information:
Each half term a curriculum information booklet is produced for parents to provide them with a detailed overview of their child’s learning for that half term. Click below for the current half term's curriculum information maps:

Curriculum Maps 2018-19
Yr 1

Yr 2
Yr 3 & 4
Yr 5
Yr 6 

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