Our Curriculum – Rationale

The thinking behind our unique curriculum

This ‘wheel’ represents our thinking about the organisation of learning within North Nibley C of E Primary. Starting in the centre, we looked at the opportunities presented by our local context (geography, history etc) and identified needs that were apparent in the children’s character and understanding.

We added our adopted Christian Values, which we would use to ‘flavour’ the curriculum, and onto these we built the national, statutory curriculum (the content we must teach). Finally we thought about the outcomes we wanted for the children as independent learners. This wheel helps us to deliver a 
personalised curriculum, responsive to our unique environment, our unique children and our own aspirations for their futures.

Click on a curriculum subject to find out what we cover.

Please look at the annual topic plans below, download the termly topic webs from our virtual bookbag, or  ask class teachers for further details, 



English RE Languages PE Music Art Computing Design Geography History Science MATHS



Click on any of the National Curriculum subjects above for a detailed breakdown of typical expectations for each year group.

Learning to read through ‘PHONICS’

A link to our page on phonics

The National Curriculum at North Nibley C of E Primary School

THE PRIMARY NATIONAL CURRICULUM in full can be accessed here –