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Curriculum Overview

Foundation Stage



  • Changes
  • Child Initiated
  • Seasonal
  • Developing our sense of place

Key Stage 1

Year 1

Here and There

  • Water: The Titanic (significant event)
  • Air: Amelia Earhart and The Wright Brothers (significant people)
  • Norwich: 1066 and Norwich Castle (significant place)

Year 2

Where in the World?

  • How has transport changed? - Lakenham Way, Robert Stephenson and George Stephenson
  • Polar Worlds: Shackleton's Journey and modern day explorers
  • What was life like in Victorian times? - Gressenhall, homes, school, Norwich

Key Stage 2

Year 3

The Ancients

  • Earliest civilisations, The Shang Dynasty, The Ancient Egyptians, The Stone Age and Iron Age

Year 4

A tour around the United Kingdom

  • Celts and Romans, Anglo Saxons and The Vikings

Year 5

The Island

  • Plate tectonics, volcanoes, mountains, earthquakes, erosion and rivers
  • Ancient Greece: the birth of democracy
  • The changing power of Monarchy
  • Local History: Second World War

Year 6

What makes Great Britain great?

  • Post-war Britain
  • The British Empire
  • Benin
  • The Slave Trade
  • Evolution and Darwin's contributions to science


Birth To 5 Matters – Guidance by the sector, for the sector

National curriculum in England: primary curriculum - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)