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Chickerell Primary Academy


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Our Curriculum Statement


At Chickerell Primary we aim to provide the children with a curriculum which is broad, well balanced and above all stimulates the children to learn. In addition to acquiring skills and knowledge, we aim to help the children to grow in confidence and maturity so that they can enter secondary school, and later, adulthood with the ability to pursue wholeheartedly, academic, social, sporting and cultural activities.


We deliver programmes of study that meet the National Curriculum guidelines issued by the DfE.

This National Curriculum comprises of three core subjects:


English, Mathematics, Science


And foundation subjects:


History, Geography, Design and Technology, Art, Music, Physical Education (PE), Computing, Religious Education and MFL (Modern Foreign Languages)


The teaching of Religious Education is statutory in all schools. It is taught as a subject outside the National Curriculum but following the Dorset approved 'Discovery' Syllabus.


At Chickerell Primary Academy we place great emphasis on Numeracy and Literacy as these underpin many of the other aspects of the taught curriculum.


To ensure complete Curriculum coverage we have a half termly curriculum focus where all the key skills for that subject area are taught through topic work.

Whole School Curriculum Overview 


Autumn 1


Autumn 2


Spring 1


Spring 2



Summer 1

D &T

Summer 2

What makes Modern

Britain Great?


My life


Animals of the world


A world of Imagination

People who help us

Year 1



Ian Cook

Super heroes save the world

Around the World

Food in familiar stories.

Wonderful Weymouth -

The Seaside

Looking after our World.

Year 2

Castles and Medieval Britain 1066-1500

Hans Holbein



Tortoise’s Dream

Africa drumming



Our Caring Community -CHARITY

Year 3

The Victorians

Victorian Artist and Design

William Morris


Brazilian 'Carnaval'

Through the Ages

British Architecture

and fashion

Year 4

The Romans

Roman Mosaic Ed Chapman- Mosaic


Traditional French songs

A taste of the world

British Diversity and Citizenship - What does it mean to be British?

Year 5

Groovy Greeks

500 B.C. -150 A.D.

Henry Moore/ Clarice Cliff



Planets -

Gustav Holst


British Democracy - The

British Rule of Law

Year 6

Ancient Civilisations

Ancient Egyptian Art

Coasts and Rivers

Chesil Schools Singing performance

Puppets- a toy for my buddy

My Future in Modern




This half term the Whole School Curriculum focus is Art and Design.

The five main key areas taught are

DRAWING        PAINTING          COLLAGE      3D ART         PRINTING

The study of famous artists' styles and techniques underpin our Art and Design teaching that also links to the History topic in a year group.

We believe that it is important for pupils to learn the cultural, social and religious importance of Art in history, with an understanding that art has been and can be a successful career.




Art Topics

Reception- Kandinksy. Pupils use Kandinsky's work to explore the use of shape and colour.

Year 1- Art with Toys. Pupils will explore how toys can be used to print. Ian Cook is a contemporary artist who uses toy cars to create amazing pieces of work titled 'POP BANG COLOUR' #artwithcars.

Year 2- Medieval Portraiture. Pupils with develop precision drawing skills and colour mixing to create portraits in the style of Hans Holbein who famously painted Henry VIII and his wives.

Year 3- William Morris. The famous British Victorian textile designer created hundreds of furnishing designs, predominantly wall paper. Pupils will learn how he would have produced his designs and explore their own drawing and printing styles using Morris techniques.

Year 4- Roman Mosaic. Pupils will look at Roman mosaic styles and develop their collage techniques to emulate the traditional mosaic style. Ed Chapman is a contemporary artist specialising in mosaic of famous people. The Year 4 pupils will be exploring the similarities and differences between the art form spanning 2000 years.

Year 5- Greek Pottery. Pupils will study the ancient style created by the Greeks of black and red clay urns. Their 3D art skills will develop the process of pattern making. They will also make 3D portraits of Greek mythological creatures linked to their History and English work.

Year 6 - Ancient Egyptian Art. Pupils will study the purpose and detail of Death masks in order to design and create their own original piece.


  Here are the artists being studied this half term. Do you recognise them?

Examples of work studied by pupils this half term.

Autumn 2018- HISTORY

The whole school Curriculum focus will be History. The key skills for learning in the History National Curriculum is split into 5 areas- Chronological Understanding, knowledge and understanding of past event, people and changes in the past, historical interpretation, historical enquiry and organisation and communication. Weekly History lessons will cover all 5 areas.



The curriculum and how we teach it

Child Led Learning

At the beginning of each topic the children are asked what they would like to learn. The class teacher will then incorporate the pupil's ideas as well as ensuring that the key skills for the curricular focus is fully covered. Therefore the children feel that they have choices in  their learning.


Phonics: We use and adapt the Read Write Inc scheme to teach Phonics throughout the school

Key Stage One Phonics Overview - We use the Read Write Inc scheme that we have adapted to fit our needs to teach Phonics.

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