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 2016-2017 academic year are: (those in green are updated as at July 2017)
Bible Stories, Space and the World, Growing, Transport, Habitats
Dinosaurs, Space, Explorers, Into the Woods, Our Growing Garden, A Day at the Beach
Castles and Knights, Journeys, Boat Building, Fire, Combe Down, Habitats
Ancient Egyptians, Africa, Vikings and Anglo-Saxons, Extreme Weather, The Second World War
Roman Bath, Anglo-Saxons and Scots, Space, Islands, Rainforests
Times of Discovery, Fit for Purpose?, Around the World in 28 days, Whatever Happened to The Mayans?, Choc Box and Mapping.
The Ancient Greeks, Shima (Japan), The Stone Age, The Way of the Dodo, Our Future
Year groups post their topic webs each term and weekly curriculum and homework details in the sections devoted to their year group (click on the relevant year group at the top of the page).
The Wider Curriculum
Schools have a 'formal' curriculum - the subjects that we teach but the wider school curriculum includes that and more. Please return to the 'Our Curriculum' menu to find out about how we develop life skills and the extra curricular activities we offer.