Curriculum Statement

The National Curriculum in England is currently in a process of transition.  At Cheviot Primary School we are currently following the timetable for transition, between the National Curriculum (2000) and the National Curriculum (2014), as set out by the Department of Education. This timetable occurs in stages detailed below:

From September 2014, Year 1, Year 3, Year 4 and Year 5 adopted and taught programmes of study set out in the National Curriculum (2014) for Mathematics, English, Science and Foundation subjects: (Art & Design, Design Technology, Computing (formerly known as Information Technology), Music, History, Geography and Physical Education.

Year 2 and Year 6 remained on the old National Curriculum for Mathematics, English and Science but adopted the new National Curriculum for Foundation subjects.

From September 2015 all year groups now follow the new National Curriculum (2014)

Further details can be found here: Curriculum changes

We use a cross-curricular approach to teaching and learning.  This means that skills, knowledge and understanding across a range of subjects are brought together and form a topic.  Within the topic, children are able to practise and apply their Literacy and Numeracy skills in other subject areas.

Nursery and Reception, Year 1 and 2, Year 3 and 4 and Year 5 and 6 share topics although the skills taught are differentiated for their year group and the ability of the pupils.

Our ‘Long Term Plans’ show each year group’s overview of topics and curriculum learning while our ‘Topic Webs’ show each year group’s half termly areas of learning. To give all of our pupils a range of experiences, we aim to have a class trip, a visitor into school or an in school learning event every half term around the topic theme. To find out more about such events, follow the 'Year Group Galleries' tab.