Curriculum Organisation

The Foundation Stage curriculum is taught during the Reception year. There are seven main areas of learning and development. All are equally important and interlinked.

The three Prime areas are: Communication and Language, Physical development, Personal, social and emotional development.

There are also four specific areas through which the three prime areas are strenghened and applied: Literacy, Mathematics, Understanding the world and Expressive Arts and Design.


EYFS 2016-17

Autumn 1 Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2
Marvellous, Magical, Me Celebrations Now Come On! Once Upon a Time Dangerous Dinosaurs Fantasy and Fairies Commotion in the Ocean

Additional topic teaching opportunities -

Harvest Festival


Diwali, Bonfire Night, Christmas, Hannukah

Chinese New Year Easter, Holi St Georges Day


Educational Visit

National Curriculum

Children are taught the National Curriculum (September 2014) Programmes of Study, through years 1 - 6. Emphasis here is on basic skills development in English and Mathematics. Here at Woodlands learning is exciting and in a meaningful context for the children. Where ever possible learning is linked to become cross curricular and is taught through the topic/project approach. Where this is not achieveable subjects are taught discretely.

Click on the web page address to access the New National Curriculum

Throughout the year we have started to develop our two chosen curriculum drivers; Enterprise and Learning Outside the Classroom. These will be embedded in the academic year of 2016-17.

Within each of the four classes the teachers have developed creative curriculum projects which are cross curricular and of interest to our pupils at Woodlands. This is the project cycle for 2016/17.

Y1/2 Autumn 1 Y1/2 Autumn 2 Y1/2 Spring 1 Y1/2 Spring 2 Y1/2 Summer
Fire Fire Fire! Fire Fire Fire! Solid as a rock The parade of the palms Wriggle and Crawl


Y3/4 Autumn 1 Y3/4 Autumn 2 Y3/4 Spring 1 Y3/4 Spring 2 Y3/4 Summer 1 Y3/4 Summer 2
Groovy Greeks Natural Disasters Crafty Chinese Brilliant Biomes Vicious Vikings Raging Rivers


Y5/6 Autumn Y5/6 Spring Y5/6 Summer
The unsinkable ship Beachcombers A child's war


Y5/6 will have separate science projects on a two year rolling programme.

Autumn 1 Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2
Year A Crime Lab investigations May the force be with you Electric celebrations What's on the menu? Game of survival Life Cycles
Year B Space! Space! Classification Connoisseurs Homosapiens When art meets science Musical festival materials


Curriculum complaints: Curriculum complaints can be made through a formal complaints procedure in accordance with section 23 of the Education Reform Act. Parents should, initially, see the Head Teacher, where appropriate documents can then be obtained.