Curriculum Overview

At Churchside we believe that teaching has to inspire children to have enquiring minds and give them a lifelong love of learning. We follow a creative approach to our curriculum, where possible subjects are intertwined to give rich and purposeful learning experiences. The children are fundamental in planning which route their learning takes. Through their ideas, comments and questions teachers plan their lessons. All the objectives which the children follow are taken from the National Curriculum to ensure that they are being given a broad and balanced education.


This academic year, our themes for our curriculum are based around the books which we are studying through The Literacy Tree Scheme. This means that within each class the themes vary. Despite this, our curriculum remains enquiry based and child led through the introduction of each theme and collection of children’s own questions which help to drive the learning alongside age-related curriculum expectations.

Each of the classes’ themes, as well as some of the learning for each theme can be found on the relevant class page. The whole school curriculum map from The Literacy Tree can be found on the English curriculum page.

For more information about the National Curriculum follow the link below: