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Our Learning

Our Curriculum

At Thames View Primary School our intention is to ensure our children experience a curriculum that has reading, enquiry, vocabulary and knowledge at the heart of their learning. We provide a rich curriculum that enables pupils to see the world from a wide range of perspectives. The curriculum provides enriched opportunities for children to delve deeper into their learning, building on skills progressively each year, and responds to findings from pupil feedback and school data to ensure it is bespoke to their needs and reflects the constantly changing world, locally and globally.

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An Enquiry Based Approach

We plan learning through an enquiry-based approach to the curriculum with quality texts to support the development of reading and provide writing opportunities within each topic. The topics are organised and sequenced to ensure a blended skills and knowledge progression across the school, and to enhance the statutory requirements of the National Curriculum. This enquiry-based approach leads to a more creative and balanced delivery of the curriculum, which includes enrichment days and subject specific focus weeks.

  Term 1 Term 2 Term 3 Term 4 Term 5 Term 6
Nursery & Year R Early Learning Goals
Understanding the World – The Natural World
The Unique Child
Year 1

Me and My World

How have things changed since my grandparents were young?


What is a superhero?

To Infinity and Beyond

Why was Neil Armstrong so brave?

Where the Wild Things Are

Where are all the wild things?

What's hot and what's not?

Why can’t a meerkat live in the North Pole?

I Do like to be Beside the Seaside

Why do we love to be beside the seaside?

Year 2

Pliable Plastics

Is plastic the best material?

All Aboard

Why did the Titanic sink?

Spring Watch

What is in our forests?

Flanimal Families

Why was the HMS Challenger expedition so important?

Medieval Medway

Why is Rochester castle so important?

I Like to Move It, Move It!

What is so cool about Rio?

Year 3

Food Glorious Food

Why is food so important?

Railway Revolution

How did trains change Britain?

Nature's Revenge

What makes the Earth so angry?


Where does chocolate come from?

The Prehistoric World

Who were the first people to live in Britain?

Invaders and Raiders

Were the Vikings always vicious and victorious?

Year 4

Romans Rule

What did the Romans do for us?


Why are mountains so important?

Our Changing World

How is the weather around the world changing our planet?

Glorious Greece

Why do so many people go on holiday to Greece?

Who were the Ancient Greeks?

Who were the Ancient Greeks?


Were the Anglo-Saxons really smashing?

Year 5

Egypt Explorer

Where would you prefer to live: England or Egypt?

Walk Like An Egyptian

Who were the Ancient Egyptians?

Mission: Space

What is out there and how do we know?

Go with the Flow

What is the journey of a river?

An Amazon Alliance

Why should rainforests be important to all of us?

The River Medway

Why is the River Medway so important?

Year 6

Earth Matters

How can we help save the world?

Evolution Revolution

Where have we come from and where are we going to?

Hola Mexico

Why do people visit Mexico?

The Ancient Maya

Savages or Brilliant: who were the Maya?

Britain at War - WW1

Was war inevitable?

Britain at War - WW2

Why did Britain win the war?

Organising the learning in this way ensures teachers have the flexibility to deliver the curriculum in the way that they feel will have the greatest impact for learners. Discovery RE and PE lessons are planned weekly/fortnightly and follow whole school progression frameworks. At times learning will be directed and other times more open-ended enquiry based approach through big questions posed by the teacher, incorporating a mix of both practical and written learning. Using the outdoors as a classroom is fundamental to the learning opportunities we offer our children along with enrichment visits to other locations. We acknowledge that Educational Visits/activities and visitors/experts are all vital to the enhancement of the quality of education.

Further information about our Curriculum Intent can be found in the attachments on this page.