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School Curriculum Organisation KS1 and KS2

Our aim is to ensure that every child receives an engaging, relevant, broad and balanced curriculum, based on the national curriculum programmes of study.  A new national curriculum was introduced in 2014.  All children in KS1 and KS2 are taught English, Mathematics and Science as core subjects.  There are also programmes of study for Art and Design, Computing, Design and Technology, Geography, History, Music and Physical Education (which includes swimming in years 3 and 4).  In KS2 children learn a foreign language.  The Education Reform Art of 1998 states that all pupils should be taught Religious Education as part of a broad and balanced curriculum that promotes the spiritual, moral cultural, mental and physical education of pupils.


Caldecott follows the Oxfordshire Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education and this requires pupils to study Christianity and two other religions at both Key Stages.  We encourage all children to take part because our teaching is about religions and not instruction in them.  If however, you do not wish your child to take part in these studies or the daily assembly, which is non-denominational, please discuss your concerns with the Headteachers.


Topic Work as follows for KS1 and KS2:


Key Stage 1


Year 1

Year 2

Term 1


Fire! Fire! The Great Fire of London

Term 2

Queen Victoria and Victorian Homes

Fire! Fire! Bonfire Night and Christmas

Term 3

Space Time

Across the Sea

Term 4

Heroes and Dragons

Time Travellers: Pocahontas                                             

Term 5


Creepy Crawlers (minibeasts)

Term 6

Green Fingers (growing)

Buckets and Spades (The Seaside)



Year 3/4


Cycle A

Cycle B                                                                                     

Term 1

Funnybones (The Human Body) 

Vicious Vikings (viking Britain)

Term 2

All wired up (Electricity)

Chocolate (Science)

Term 3

Savage Stone Age (The Stone Age)                           

Dangerous Dinosaurs  (The World of the Dinosaurs)

Term 4

Hail Caeser! (The Roman Empire)

From the Deep (Monsters)

Term 5

The Green Planet (Plants)

Flood (Local Environment)

Term 6

Natural disasters (Geography)

Jungle fever (Investigating our World/Geography)



Year 5/6


Cycle A

Cycle B

Term 1

Odysseus - a Voyage at Sea - (Ancient Greeks)

History Makers (The Victorians and Inventors/Artists)

Term 2

Journey to the River - (Rivers)

The Victorians (Empire)

Term 3

Magnificent Mayans (Maya Civilisation)

To Infinity and Beyond! (Space)

Term 4

Kensuke's Kingdom (Environments of the World)

Enigmatic Egyptians (Ancient Egypt)

Term 5

Carnival Fever (Brazil/Geography)

Climate for Change (Local Environment)

Term 6

Archaeological Abingdon (Anglo Saxons)

Fievre du Football (French/Geography)



Curriculum Leaflets

Curriculum information is available to view or download by clicking on the links below.  These leaflets will give you useful information about what your child is learning this year and how you can help.  A really significant way that you can support your child's learning is to read with them at  home at least five times a week.  This only needs to be for ten minutes each time but it really makes the difference.  This includes the older children as well. 


Curriculum Maps

These maps detail the content of the curriculum our school follows in each academic year for every subject.  



At Caldecott we support the principle of working with parents/carers for the benefit of the children and therefore we have a homework policy that has been agreed by staff, governors and parents/carers.  Our teachers will provide homework in accordance with this policy.

We recognise that children who are supported and encouraged at home produce better results in school so we will ask all parents/carers to read and share books with their children and support them in all other homework tasks.

Phonics and Reading Information

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