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.

We follow the Statutory Framework for Early Year Foundation Stage. Our curriculum is guided by this and Development Matters.

Statutory Framework for EYFS - Early years foundation stage (EYFS) statutory framework – GOV.UK (

 Development Matters - Development Matters – GOV.UK (

In Key Stage 1 and 2 the school bases its 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.

2022 – 2023

Year 1 and 2

Term 1 Once Upon a Time
Term 2 Let's Celebrate
Term 3 Up, Up and Away
Term 4 Britain is Great!
Term 5 Under the Sea
Term 6 Down in the garden

Year 3 and 4

Term 1 Active Planet
Term 2 Passports of the World 
Term 3 The Romans 
Term 4 The Iron Man 
Term 5 The Victorians 
Term 6 Let it Grow

Year 5 and 6

Term 1 Being Human
Term 2 Saxon Settlement
Term 3 Saxon and Viking Conflict
Term 4 Ancient Maya
Term 5 Space Explorers
Term 6 What a Wonderful World

Curriculum Documents