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At Millbrook, using the National Curriculum. we are committed to teaching a broad, balanced and engaging curriculum that challenges all of our pupils and enriches their lives.

Foundation Stage centre their planning around high-quality texts that promote opportunities for rich communication and a love of reading. The children’s interests are also taken into account, resulting in creative and engaging activities to consolidate and extend children’s learning. To assist with transition from Foundation Stage to Key Stage 1, Year 1 teach a challenge based approach to learning. The children help by thinking of visits they would like to go on, questions they’d like answered and challenges they want to complete. The teachers build on the children’s ideas to plan a creative, motivating and child-centred curriculum that provides challenge for all as well as fulfilling the school’s exciting two year rolling programme.

In Key Stage 1 and 2 the school bases it’s teaching on a cross curricular two year rolling programme, with topic and English links being made wherever possible. National Curriculum objectives in Maths and English can be found in the National Curriculum link above.

The reading scheme used throughout the school is Oxford Reading Tree from Oxford University Press. We use their ”Floppy’s Phonics” systematic synthetic phonics teaching programmes to teach phonics.

At Millbrook we aim to have an Outstanding Curriculum which:

  1. Is under-pinned by aims, values and purpose,
  2. Develops the whole person, knowledge, skills, understanding and attitudes,
  3. Is broad and balances and has clear progression in subject knowledge and skills,
  4. Is filled with rich, first hand purposeful experiences,
  5. Is flexible and responsive to individual needs and interests,
  6. Embeds the principle of sustainability,
  7. Has an eye on the future and needs of future citizens,
  8. Encourages the use of environments and expertise beyond the classroom,
  9. Makes meaningful links between areas of knowledge across the curriculum and the major issues of our time,
  10. Has a local, national and international dimension.


2020 – 2021

Year 1 and 2

Term 1 Once Upon a Time
Term 2 Inspirational Inventors
Term 3 Great Fire of London
Term 4 Great Fire of London
Term 5 Wish you were here… in the desert
Term 6 A Pirate’s life for me

Year 3 and 4

Term 1 Stone Age-Iron Age
Term 2 Egyptians
Term 3 What’s on the menu
Term 4 Fossils
Term 5 Nature of Life
Term 6 World War 2

Year 5 and 6

Term 1 Ancient Greeks
Term 2 Shakespeare’s Caesar
Term 3 History of British Democracy
Term 4 Being a Town Planner
Term 5 Fairgrounds
Term 6 North America and the Native Americans

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