Curriculum

Our curriculum

May we present the updated Discovery Primary School curriculum for September 2017. It has been designed to conform to the Government's Curriculum 2014 Programmes of Study.

We teach your child history, geography, art, music and D&T through a number of themed topics that underpin the work of each half term. If you wish to look at the new National Curriculum, please click HERE.

DOWNLOAD: Overview of the Primary Curriculum

We also teach maths, English, 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. Over time we will continue to make further connections between subjects to help them fit together, so the curriculum you see is one that will evolve over time.

Find out more about our curriculum

To find out more about the curriculum we follow at Discovery, please speak to Mrs Martin.

Current Learning Units - Autumn 1 2017

Year 1 topic: Aliens are coming

Year 2 topic: Exciting elements

Year 3 topic: Tomb Raiders

Year 4 topic: Lights, Camera, Action!

Year 5 topic: Plague, pestilence and the Pursuit of Power

Year 6 topic: A child's war

 

Previous 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

 

SATS - Most recent government information link below (as of September 2017)

Government Information for parents regarding SATs testing (2017)

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.