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The Curriculum

The curriculum is based around themes for each half term or term. The main topic embodies elements from many subjects and is cross-curricular. This ensures that learning is more relevant and is directed towards the interest of the children.


Autumn 2019


Year Group Topic
Dragonfly Class Autumn
Hedgehog Class All around the World
Badger Class Are we nearly there yet?
Otter Class Stormin' Normans
Robin Class Stormin' Normans
Falcon Class China

Spring 2020


Year Group Topic
Dragonfly Class Colour and Inclusion
Hedgehog Class Superheroes
Badger Class We're going on a Woolly Mammoth Hunt
Otter Class Rotten Romans
Robin Class Groovy Greeks
Falcon Class World War 2

Newport Primary School continues to deliver the National Curriculum for England comprising of: English, Mathematics, Science, Computing, History Geography, Art, Design & Technology (D&T), Physical Education (PE), Music. In addition to this we teach French and Religious Education (RE) – based on the Essex Agreed Syllabus.



Pupils in Reception and Key Stage 1 are taught phonics through Read Write Inc. Read Write Inc. was developed by Ruth Miskin, provides a structured and systematic approach to teaching literacy. It is used by more than a quarter of the UK’s primary schools and is designed to create fluent readers, confident speakers and willing writers.

Spring 2019


Year Group Topic
Dragonfly Class Space
Hedgehog Class Superheroes
Wood Mouse Class The Great Fire of London
Badger Class Man v Machine
Otter Class C.S.I.
Robin Class Anglo-Saxons
Falcon Class W.W.2

Autumn 2018

Year Group Topic
Dragonfly Class People Who Help Us/Christmas
Hedgehog Class Homes
Wood Mouse Class The Sea Side/Materials
Badger Class All Change!
Otter Class Romans
Robin Class Ancient Greeks
Falcon Class Ancient Greeks
If you have any questions, please contact Mrs Rebecca Pine on 01799 540055.