New Primary Curriculum

The Government have released a New National Curriculum which is to be implemented from September 2014. The national curriculum provides pupils with an introduction to the essential knowledge that they need to be educated citizens. It introduces pupils to the best that has been thought and said; and helps engender an appreciation of human creativity and achievement.

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Please find below the Curriculum Maps that our teachers have planned for the 2017-18 Academic Year:

Year 3 2017 – 2018 Summer Curriculum Mapping:

Year 4 2017 – 2018 Summer Curriculum Mapping:

Year 5 2017 – 2018 Summer  Curriculum Mapping:

Year 6 2017 – 2018 Summer Curriculum Mapping:

SSC 2017- 2018 Summer Curriculum Mapping:


Maidenbower Junior’s Long Term Topic Plan for 2017 / 18

 Autumn 1Autumn 2Spring 1Spring 2Summer 1Summer 2
Year 3Where our Wellies Take UsWe are Britain

Where do we come from?Who are the cleverest people?How do we grow?Superheros
Learning FocusScience and Geography
Flowering plants
Making and using maps
History + Science
Stone Age to Iron Age
Rocks and fossils
History The Romans.
Creating a class museum
Nutrition and Diet
Skeletons of Humans and Animals
Rich TextsWhere my Wellies Take Me,
Coming to Britain
Stone Age Boy Myths and fables Tin Forest Traction Man
Year 4What's out there?How does it work?Who are the cleverest people?Shall we go on an adventure?
Learning FocusScience.
Space and forces
Art and D&T
History - Anglo Saxons and VikingsScience and Geography
Habitats and Life Cycles of Animals
Rich TextsThe Blue Planet
Professor Astrocat and Cosmic Disco
The Invention of Hugo CabaretBeowulfFirst to the top, Holes, Hansel and Gretal, and The Great Kapok Tree
Year 5Where on Earth have you been?Wizards V ScientistsLet's get CreativeWho are the cleverest people?What happens inside us?
Learning FocusGeographyScienceHistory (Baghdad in the Golden Age) and artHistory (Egyptians)Science
Rich TextsKensuke's KingdomHarry PotterArabian NightsMysteries of the Nile'Boy' Roald Dahl, Michael Rosin 'Sensational Poetry'
Year 6How do we see things?Where do we come from?Who are the cleverest people?War - What is it good for?
Learning FocusScience
Geography - Evolution and inheritanceHistory / DT
The Greek builders
Local history and GeographyWhat would be in your secret garden?
Rich TextsCoralinePig Heart BoyNon FictionFlossie's Diary

The Curriculum at Maidenbower Junior School

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The Curriculum at Maidenbower Junior School gives children opportunities to learn, build on and develop new skills. Children are exposed to a range of subjects and activities that allow them to experience different topics and learning styles. Your child will be able to experience a breadth of learning together with our ‘Global Citizenship’, ‘Open Futures’ and Forest schools initiatives.

Think of the curriculum as a forecast of possibilities within an arena of opportunities.

Carla Rinaldi (Professor and educationalist)


Global Citizenship is a whole school engagement with the world. It is not an additional subject, it is our ethos, starting in a small way with Learning Partners and the development of values, rights and responsibilities then moving through all aspects of the curriculum to highlight social justice, enterprise, the appreciation of diversity and the importance of sustainable development.

You have to take enough time to get kids deeply involved in something they can think about in lots of different ways

Howard Gardner (Psychologist)


‘Open Futures’ is a questioning approach to learning, embedding life skills such as ‘Grow It’, ‘Cook It’ and ‘Film It’ and linking to our fantastic outdoor classroom facilities and grounds.

We are part of a locality initiative to promote the use of woodland and forests and as such we are a ‘Forest school.’ The key objectives encourage curiosity, exploration and cooperation and perfectly enhance key thinking and life skills as developed through the ethos of Global Citizenship and Open Futures.

6Curriculum at Maidenbower junior school