The curriculum we follow

May we present the updated Discovery Primary School curriculum for September 2016. It was updated by Edison based on the Government's Curriculum 2014 Programmes of Study. The Edison curriculum consists of Core Learning Skills and Integrated Units. In other words, we teach your child history, geography, art, music and D&T through a number of themed topics e.g. chocolate! If you wish to look at the new National Curriculum, please click HERE.

DOWNLOAD: Overview of the Primary Curriculum

DOWNLOAD: Discovery Primary School Edison Curriculum Map

We also teach maths, literacy, guided reading, handwriting and spelling. They too have been updated to reflect the changes to the National Curriculum. We hope our updated new curriculum will give your child a fun, challenging and perhaps more joined-up education. Where possible, lessons will draw from multiple curriculum areas. However, it will take a bit of time for all the connections to be made and for all of the subjects to fit together, so the curriculum you see is one that will evolve over time.

In time, all the curriculum policies will be added to our website.

Find out more about our curriculum

To find out more about the curriculum we follow at Discovery, please speak to Miss Muir or Mrs Martin. You can download and read all our policies relating to curriculum and learning.

Current Learning Units - Summer 2 2017

Reception Topic: Living things

Year 1 Topic: Where could we go for a great day out?

Year 2 Topic: Oh I do like to be beside the seaside!

Year 3 Topic: Town Planners

Year 4 Topic: Italy

Year 5 Topic: Living with the land

Year 6 Topic: Enterprise

Previous Learning Units - Summer 1 2017

Reception Topic: People Who Help Us

Year 1 Topic: Why is Water Precious?

Year 2 Topic: What Makes us Like Other Animals?

Year 3 Topic: Why are Bugs Important?

Year 4 Topic: Our Inner Space

Year 5 Topic: Environmental Architects

Year 6 Topic: The Pied Piper

Previous Learning Units - Spring 2 2017

Reception Topic: Journeys

Year 1 Topic: Where the Wild Things Are

Year 2 Topic: Bears, Bears, Bears!

Year 3 Topic: Bunda's Dreamings

Year 4 Topic: Ug - Boy Genius of the Stone Age

Year 5 Topic: The Highwayman

Year 6 Topic: The Pied Piper

Previous learning units - Spring 1 2017

Reception Topic: Animals

Year 1 Topic: Our Place

Year 2 Topic: Mrs Armitage on Wheels

Year 3 Topic: India

Year 4 Topic: Chocolate

Year 5 Topic: Fairgrounds

Year 6 Topic: Evolution

Previous learning units - Autumn 2 2016

Reception Topic: Celebrations

Year 1 Topic: Toys from the Past

Year 2 Topic: Pride in Place

Year 3 Topic: Who were the Greatest Builders?

Year 4 Topic: Vikings

Year 5 Topic: Mysterious Materials

Year 6 Topic: World War II

Previous learning units - Autumn 1 2016

Reception Topic: Ourselves

Year 1 Topic: Hello, I'm New Here!

Year 2 Topic: Party Planners

Year 3 Topic: How does Electricity Work?

Year 4 Topic: How do I See, How do I Hear?

Year 5 Topic: Castles

Year 6 Topic: Out of this World

Core Learning Skills

This half term our Core Learning Skills Unit is:

Thinking Skills

Teaching Core Learning Skills gives our children skills for learning and skills for life. Our integrated units allow us to deliver the curriculum in a meaningful, exciting and motivational way.

We have ensured that we teach all elements of the National Curriculum but in a more purposeful and fun way. Regular feedback from our children shows that they enjoy this approach.


DOWNLOAD: Information for parents: 2016 national curriculum tests at the end of key stages 1 and 2

DOWNLOAD: Information for parents:2016 national curriculum test results at the end of key stage 1

Do you have a child in primary school in year 2 or year 6? If so, they will be taking the national curriculum tests (SATs). The tests will provide information about how your child is progressing, compared to children the same age nationally. They are not qualifications and don’t affect your child’s future options in school.
The results are used to ensure that schools are teaching their pupils the essential knowledge and skills in the subjects that are the early building blocks. This is to ensure every child reaches their full potential.
There are changes to the tests this year at both key stages. This is because the tests are based on the new national curriculum, which your child has been taught since September 2014.

How to find out more

Find out more about the Edison Learning Primary Curriculum  by watching this YouTube video, or visiting