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At the heart of our curriculum is our school ethos which states that we want all children in Collingwood Primary School to 'find something that they are good at.' We will do our very best to ensure the children have the opportunities and support to do so, within our nurturing environment.

Our curriculum is underpinned by our Curriculum Values which staff ensure are incorporated into the children's educational experiences.

At Collingwood Primary School, our curriculum is centred around the following values:


Collingwood Values

We're here to learn and never give up,

Respect and friendship bring us luck,

Think big, look far and make the best of

who you are.

As part of our curriculum we will cover shorter themes such as: Anti-bullying, British Values, Big Me - the Future, Harvest Festival, Christmas, Cooking, Easter, E-Safety, World Book Day and Science, Technology,Engineering and Maths (STEM).

Please look at our Curriculum Overview which shows you the different topics each year group will cover each term.


Foundation Stage (Nursery and Reception)

At Collingwood, we firmly believe that the Early Years are crucial in forming the secure foundations for lifelong learning. Our Nursery and Reception children are encouraged to develop as individuals, think big and look far.

Learning within Early Years is based on each child as an individual and is personalised to suit the many varied needs of the children. Adult-led activities and child-led play opportunities, both indoors and outdoors, ensure our children receive a wide and varied range of learning experiences. Activities are carefully planned and based on the seven areas of learning as detailed in the Early Years Curriculum, Development Matters.


These are broken down into three prime areas of learning:

  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development
  • Physical Development
  • Communication and Language


And four specific areas of learning:

  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding the World
  • Expressive Arts and Design


We believe every child is unique and continuously strive to develop resilient, confident and capable learners. Focus on developing positive relationships helps our children become strong and independent. Well considered enabling environments further aid the development of each child alongside the strong partnership between practitioners and parents and/or carers.

Whole School Curriculum Overviews

Year 6

Topic map

Topic Map School Overview

Autumn Term

If you would like to read the objectives that each year group will be covering, please look at our Curriculum Maps.
These maps tell you the objectives being taught
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