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Half Termly Discrete Subjects

Our subject drivers are Geography and History. They provide a solid base for our children to develop their understanding of the culture and heritage of their locality and the world around them.  They provide opportunities for children to develop their sense of community and understanding of society.

Our Geography curriculum aims to inspire a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people, that will remain with our children for the rest of their lives. We equip pupils with knowledge about diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments, together with an understanding of the Earth’s key physical and human processes. The 'big ideas' we revisit as part of our Geography topics are 'Location' - Where in the world are we visiting? Which continent? Which hemisphere? Which country? 'Characteristics' - What is significant or unique about this area? and 'Civilisation' - What are/were civilisations like in this area? What comparisons and contrasts can be drawn? 

View our 2 Year Cycle for EYFS/KS1 HERE

View our 4 Year Cycle for KS2 HERE

View our Knowledge and skills progression HERE

In History, we aim to inspire curiosity and fascination about the world's past. Through our teaching of History, we aim for our pupils to gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world. We want to inspire pupils’ curiosity about the past and to know more about the past. Our intention is to enable children to ask perceptive questions and think critically, weigh evidence, sift arguments, and develop perspective and judgement. Through the teaching of History we endeavour to teach children to understand the complexity of people’s lives, the process of change, the diversity of societies and relationships between different groups, as well as their own identity and challenges of time. Through our topics we develop children’s understanding of chronology and the impact of a range of events on todays society. The 'big ideas' we revisit as part of our history topics are 'Chronology' - How does this period of history fits into the bigger world picture? 'Result' - What did we learn from this time in history? What impact did this have for the United Kingdom? 'Evidence' - How do we know about this time in history? and 'Civilisation' - What was the civilisation like and how does this civilisation compare and contrast to others? Over our 2 year and 4 year cycles we ensure that topics are taught in chronological order to support children's understanding of History over time.

Please view our History 2 Year cycle for EYFS/KS1 HERE

Please view our History 4 Year cycle for KS2 HERE

Please view our whole school History Skills Progression HERE

Please view our KS1 Knowledge Progression HERE

Please view our KS2 History Knowledge Progression HERE

Our Design and Technology curriculum aims to give the children the freedom to express their creativity through exploring, designing and making with a range of materials and techniques. In doing this, the children look at the work of a variety of designers, past and present. We will encourage them to be creative problem-solvers and to apply their skills and also become critical thinkers through evaluating their designs and products and those of others. The 'big ideas' revisited are 'Purpose' - Why are we doing this? What problem do we want to solve? 'Criteria' - What do we need to make sure we include in our design? 'Construction' - How will the design be constructed? and 'Evaluation' - What went well and what could be improved another time?

View our 2 year rolling cycle for EYFS/KS1 HERE

View our 4 year rolling cycle for KS2 HERE

View our progression of Design and technology Skills HERE

Our Art and Design curriculum is designed to engage, inspire and challenge pupils, equipping them with knowledge and skills to create and experiment with a range of media in their art work.  We feel that all our children should explore and discuss art work from different periods and cultures and in a range of styles.  The 'big ideas' revisited throughout the art and design curriculum are 'Chronology' - Where does this period of art fit into the wider world chronology? What were the influences behind this? 'Appreciation' - What do we like/dislike? 'Technique' - Which skills are needed to create the desired effect? How can we refine these? and 'Expression' - How could we produce our own interpretation of a masterpiece or style?

Art is a curriculum enhancer and we use it to support our topic every term.  In the past we have  linked art to our animal topic, and being human topic, focussing on a specific artist or painting in each class and following the National Curriculum objectives.  Each year we also 'Take one Picture' from the National Gallery and base learning completely around this to build a knowledge of artists, periods in history and techniques.  

View our Art 2 Year Rolling Programme for EYFS/KS1 HERE

View our Art 4 Year Rolling Programme for KS2 HERE

View our art and design skills progression HERE

Our Classes

Saplings - Miss Moore & Miss Durrant
Chestnut - Miss Durrant & Miss Roots
Oak  - Mrs McGrath-Wells

Our Curriculum

We follow the National Curriculum which we deliver through carefully selected topics to engage and inspire our children.


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Stoke by Nayland C of E Primary School

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Colchester CO6 4QY

Mr Andrew Frolish - Executive Headteacher

Mrs Kelly McGrath-Wells - Head of School


Telephone: (01206) 262418

E-mail: admin@sbn.suffolk.sch.uk

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