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Chieveley Primary School

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At Chieveley, our whole curriculum is designed to promote our Futureproof vision. That means we strive to equip children with the knowledge, skills and confidence to thrive in any future.


As a school, we hold clear and simple beliefs about education and these principles are explained in more detail here.


  • A systematic, “little-and-often” approach helps develop quick recall and fluency (we sometimes call this ‘the pipework’)
  • The whole curriculum should provide practical opportunities for learning
  • The curriculum should provide balance - for example of written/practical work, or of outdoor/technological work
  • Children should be empowered to make reflective choices about their learning - for example deciding which challenge is most appropriate to their level on understanding, or choosing the resources that will support them
  • Cross-curricular, topic-based learning provides challenge for children by taking their learning out of context
  • Appropriate assessment, across the whole curriculum, helps us to identify and support children’s specific next steps
  • We believe in providing an equitable approach to supporting these next steps


Our subject leaders then carefully apply these principles to their own subjects in order to give our children a consistency of approach and opportunity across our whole curriculum. More information about each subject group can be found on their subject pages below.


Metacognition (learning to learn) is woven throughout all of our learning opportunities. We encourage the 5Rs -  risk-taking, resilience, reflection, resourcefulness and relationships - in all our subject areas and treat metacognition as a lifelong skill that is as important as reading or writing. We are also a member of NACE (National Association for Able Children in Education), which helps us to provide challenge for children across our whole curriculum.



Termly Topic Overviews 

ClassAutumn TermSpring TermSummer Topic(s)
All About Me!FrozenSuperheroesOld MacDonald had a farmChieveley Garden CentreSail Away!
SpaceChristmas around the worldDinosaursAmazing MeWonderful WildlifeThe Seaside
Sparrows (Y2)Paddington Goes HomeThe Victorian ToyshopFire!Castles & DragonsSailin' the Seven Seas
Kingfishers (Y3)Chieveley's Role in
World War II
All Aboard the Viking Longship!What did the Romans Do For Us?
How Anglo Saxon are we?Mountain SurvivalTime-traveling Down the Nile
Japan's Disastrous GeologyWho Let the Gods Out?
(The Ancient Greeks)
The Mayan Chocolate Factory
The Rainforest & Fair TradingFrom the Stone Age to the Philosopher's Stone: A History of MagicShakespeare's World: Tudor England


Future focused in a nurturing and creative environment