Curriculum Overview

Curriculum Overview September 2018

The New National Curriculum

In September 2014, a new National Curriculum became statutory at Saxilby and in schools throughout the country. As in all schools, we have been able to decide what is taught in which year in some subjects, although all aspects of the curriculum should be covered by the time the children leave us in Year Six. However the requirements of what is to be taught in Reading, Writing and Maths in each year are non-negotiable. The attached leaflets give the overview of what is to be covered, and show the progression from year to year, as well as the high expectations of the new curriculum.

The New Primary National Curriculum

Parents Guide to the New National Curriculum for Year 1

Parents Guide to the New National Curriculum for Year 2 

Parents Guide to the New National Curriculum for Year 3 

Parents Guide to the New National Curriculum for Year 4

Parents Guide to the New National Curriculum for Year 5

Parents Guide to the New National Curriculum for Year 6

At Saxilby Church of England Primary School, the National Curriculum (2014) is followed by Years 1-6 and the Early Years Statutory Framework for Reception and the Young Explorers unit.

Teachers plan around a topic/theme for a 6 week or 12 week block.

Please click on this link to see our topics for each term

Curriculum Overview January 2017 update

The school plans in the following blocks:

EYFS – Click here for an overview of the EYFS curriculum


Click here for an overview of Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 curriculums


Within each of these phases, for English and Maths, children are taught the content for their year group at least once during the year, and

for Science, History, Geography, DT, ICT and Art the relevant National Curriculum statements are visited at least once during a two-year rolling programme.

Phonics rwi-trans

Here are Saxilby we use the Read, Write Inc Phonics Program to teach children phonics. Read Write Inc. Phonics is used by over a quarter of the UK’s primary schools. It is a comprehensive literacy programme, weaving decoding, comprehension, writing and spelling together seamlessly. Ruth Miskin developed the programme during her time as a headteacher. All schools need to adopt a consistent whole-school approach to teaching reading, writing and spelling. Fidelity to the teaching programme, rigorous assessment, tracking and one-to-one tutoring ensure that schools guarantee progress for every child. For information and tutorials on how to support your child learning to read go to:

More information can be found in our termly topic newsletters for this term


We use Mathletics and Purple Mash which can be accessed at home. Please click the links below