At Caldew Lea Primary School we aim to provide the children with a curriculum which is broad, well balanced and above all stimulates the children to learn. In addition to acquiring skills and knowledge we aim to help the children to grow in confidence and maturity so that they can enter secondary school, and later, adulthood with the ability to pursue, wholeheartedly, academic, social and cultural activities.

We deliver programmes of study that meet the National Curriculum requirements issued by the DfE. This National Curriculum comprises three core subjects:

English, Mathematics, Science.

And foundation subjects:

History, Geography, Design and Technology, Art, Music, Physical Education (PE), Computing, Religious Education and MFL (Modern Foreign Languages).

The teaching of Religious Education is statutory in all schools. It is taught as a subject outside the National Curriculum but following the Cumbria Agreed Syllabus.

At Caldew Lea Primary School we place great emphasis on English and Mathematics as these underpin many of the other aspects of the taught curriculum.  Phonics are taught using the Phonics Play scheme of work and other resources.

The planning of the curriculum is based around a two year rolling programme to ensure coverage of selected topics by all children who progress through the school.

Curriculum Topics

Nursery Colour Dinosaurs Food
  Ourselves Holidays Transport
EYFS Celebrations Farming Castles
  Clothes Mini-beasts Pirates
KS1 Healthy Me Journeys – Africa The Garden
  Ourselves Toys The Seaside
LKS2 Stone Age Europe & USA Once upon a time
  Romans Egyptians Robots
UKS2 Chocolate Super Heroes Changes – local & global
  Space Vikings The Natural Environment

Further information about the curriculum is available from your child’s class teacher.