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Queens Park Academy

An adventure in learning together



Our Curriculum


Welcome to the Curriculum page of our website. Here you will find information on the different subjects taught at Queens Park Academy. The School follows the National Curriculum Programmes of study in these subjects:

Click on individual subjects for further information about these subjects

For each subject and for each Key Stage, programmes of study set out what pupils should be taught and attainment targets set out the expected standards of pupils’ performance. Where possible we link objectives from a variety of different subject areas to form Topics. Please see the grid below of topics for 2016-2017 academic year. If you would like to find out more about the curriculum we offer please contact the school office and a member of the admin team will arrange for you to speak to a relevant member of staff.

                                                                        Topics Academic Year 2017 – 2018




Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Year 6

Autumn Term

Traditional Stories

Pirates and Mermaid


Traditional Stories

Fantasy stories

Fairies and Elves



Julia Jarman

Fantasy stories

Witches and Wizards


Julia Donaldson

Fantasy stories

Mythological Creature 

Through the Ages

Fantasy stories



Alice in Wonderland

Fantasy stories

Harry Potter



Volcanoes and Earthquakes

Fantasy stories

Kensuke’s Kingdom


World War 2

Spring Term

How Things Move





The Great Fire of London



Space Travel

Earth and Space

Anglo Saxon

The Vikings

Trains and Planes


Time and Movement



Bridges and Dams

Summer Term

Growth and Change




Weather and the seasons

The Frozen Planet

The Egyptians







In addition to the National Curriculum Programmes of study we are dedicated to widening the experiences of the children and try to ensure each topic includes trips out and visitors into school to make it as interesting as possible. Outside learning remains a key feature  of the curriculum on both sites. We have an allotment garden, and outside classroom (The Barn) and a wildlife and pond area. Other facilities to help learning include an ICT suite, a library and custom built children's kitchen and two large halls for PE. 


Early Years (Nursery and Reception) 

The curriculum in the Early Years is based on Foundation stage guidance that allows each individual child to experience exciting and challenging opportunities in a creative learning environment.  

The Early years site is a large open plan space that encourages a love of learning through exploration in a variety of settings including a expansive outside space. The focus in the Early years is very much focused on the individual child and their progress through the early learning goals. Rigorous assessment processes ensures that all children make rapid and sustained progress relevant to their needs. 

Autumn Spring Summer

Story Tellers

Traditional Tales

How Things Move Growth and Change

Story Tellers

Nick Sharratt

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