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Curriculum Coverage

Language + Questioning = Communication


These three words sit at the heart of our curriculum.

Children need to have:

  • a good grasp of language
  • be able to question and reason

We achieve this by using the principles of Philosophy for Children to become: critical, creative, caring and collaborative thinkers; this will allow our children to become good communicators which is an essential life skill.


Summer Term - Reading Stimulus

For this term we will be reading 'Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone' by J K Rowling. We will be using the illustrated version of the book to help develop our writing and comprehension skills.

Come and join us as we enroll into Hogwarts, which house will you belong to?


Spring Term Reading Stimulus

This term we will be reading 'The Witches' by Roald Dahl. The story is set partly in Norway and partly in England, and features the experiences of a young English boy and his Norwegian grandmother in a world where child-hating societies of witches secretly exist in every country.

We will use this text to develop our narrative writing skills, descriptions of characters and their feelings.

Autumn Term - Reading stimulus

This term Year 3 are looking at books by Oliver Jeffers and will be reading 'Stuck', 'The Day the Crayons Quit', 'Leon and the Place Between' by Angela McAllister. 

After half term we will be reading ‘The Polar Express’ by Chris Van Allsburg as the stimulus for our English. The plot is about: When a doubting young boy takes an extraordinary train ride to the North Pole, he embarks on a journey of self-discovery that shows him that the wonder of life never fades for those who believe. We will also read 'Jumanji'  The plot is about: Thirty years ago, Peter and Judy first found the game - Jumanji - with the instructions that once the game is started, it must be finished or it will go on forever. 

Remembrance Day poems