Curriculum Overview

Combe Down Primary School

We believe that the more information parents have about the school curriculum the better able they are to support their children at home. In these sections you will find comprehensive curriculum documentation. If you have any further questions please contact the relevant subject leader (see Staffing page) or Mrs Bird, the Deputy Head.

The Combe Down Curriculum is designed to deliver the key objectives of the National Curriculum while also developing the key skills for each subject through a creative, stimulating approach to learning.  Reception follow the Early Year Foundation Stage curriculum. For more information please see Foundation Curriculum.

In Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 Maths, English, Music, PE, RE and PSHE are taught discretely with links made to topics where possible. Science, History, Geography, Art and DT are combined in topics.  French is taught discretely in Key Stage 2. 

The topics for the 2021-2022 academic year are:

Ourselves, Bible Stories, Space and the World, Growing, Transport, Habitats
Year 1
Dinosaurs, Space, Explorers, Into the Woods, Our Growing Garden, A Day at the Beach 
Year 2
Castles and Knights, Journeys, Boat Building, Fire, Combe Down, Habitats
Year 3
Ancient Egyptians, Africa, Vikings and Anglo-Saxons, Extreme Weather, The Second World War
Year 4
Being Me in My World, Celebrating Difference, Dreams and Goals, Healthy Me, Relationships and Changing Me
Year 5
Times of Discovery, Fit for Purpose?, Around the World in 28 days, Whatever Happened to The Mayans?, Choc Box and Mapping.
Year 6
The Ancient Greeks, Shima (Japan), The Stone Age, The Way of the Dodo, Our Future

Curriculum Updates

Year groups post weekly curriculum and homework details in the sections devoted to their year group (click on 'Class Blogs' from the top menu).

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