• Curriculum

    See below for what our children will be learning in the academic year 2017-18.

  • School Curriculum

  • The Curriculum at Northowram Primary School

    If you have a look at our school vision, you will see that at Northowram we continually work on curriculum development in order to ensure that it meets the needs of all learners and is of the highest quality. In order to achieve this, we have two distinctive features of provision which operate effectively. These are ‘Subject Specialisms’ and ‘The Text Based Unit’

    Subject Specialisms

    In order to teach the skills and knowledge of the National Curriculum in the best way possible we now operate a system in Year 4, Year 5 and Year 6 where the children are taught the foundation subjects by a subject specialist. Predominantly in an afternoon the children go to different classes to be taught by the professional who is strongest at teaching that subject. This has many benefits. We know that the quality of delivery is high, we know that the children are being taught all to which they are entitled and, most importantly, that they are learning and achieving really well across the curriculum. We have a pastoral team who are there to ensure that any pupils who are vulnerable have their needs met and are comfortable with the approach.

    Jessica (Year 6) says, 

    ‘We like it because you get to see different teachers who have different ways of making learning interesting and more focussed’.

    Martha (Year 6) says,

    ‘You get to know different teachers more and you get a special bond with them’.

    The Text Based Unit

    All of our English work is based around class texts and books. Depending on the needs of the children and the objectives that need to be covered, teachers select high quality books around which they base reading and writing experiences. This enables children to become immersed in the book and allows deeper learning and better outcomes. When the children finish one unit they are really eager to find out what their next book is. Have a look at our results. We know it makes a difference and the children love it.

    Jacob (Year 6)

    ‘It is good because we get to explore books deeply, like all the moods and the different stages. We use the books to find ways into different styles of writing’.

    Thomas (Year 6)

    ‘We get to do things like writing in loads of different ways and we don’t just do things again and again. It changes, depending on the genre’.

    More information

    For more information about our school curriculum, please contact Jane Scardifield at the school office.

  • Reception

    Click here to download the curriculum map for our Reception pupils

    Year 1

    Click here to download the curriculum map for our Year 1 pupils

    Year 2

    Click here to download the curriculum map for our Year 2 pupils

    Year 3

    Click here to download the curriculum map for our Year 3 pupils

  • Years 4-6

    Click here to download the DT and Computing curriculum map.

    Click here to download the French curriculum map.

    Click here to download the Geography and Art curriculum map.

    Click here to download the Geography and Art curriculum map.

    Click here to download the History curriculum map.

    Click here to download the Music curriculum map.

    Click here to download the Physical Education curriculum map.

    Click here to download the Science curriculum map.