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Our Curriculum.


We have designed our curriculum to engage pupils and develop a life long love of learning.  Each year has a topic for each term, which is based on an enquiry question, providing opportunities to develop English and Mathematics across the whole curriculum.

Our curriculum is enriched with broader activtities, including chess for Year 5, an art and history project for Year 4, whole class music lessons for Year 3 and a school choir.  


Topics covered this year.



Year group






My World

How have toys changed since the 1960’s?

Beyond by my world

What does it take to be a great explorer?

What a wonderful world!




Discover Cumbria

Why is the history of my locality important?

Discover Britain


Discover the World

What does it take to be a great explorer? (compare and contrast explorers)



What is the secret of the standing stones? /Why do some Earthquakes cause more damage than others?

What is the secret of the Pyramids?

Beyond the Colosseum: What is Italy like?/ How did the arrival of the Romans change Britain?



How has Carlisle changed? /Why do so many people live in megacities

What did the Vikings want in Britain? /How did Invaders impact Britain? (Vikings and Saxons)

Why are jungles so wet and Deserts so dry?

How do animals survive in extreme climates?



Megastructures/ What impact did the Greeks have on modern society?

What was the impact of Victorian engineering on and inventions on modern life?

How has Keswick changed and what is the impact of the National Park?

Why are mountains important?



How did the Battle of Britain change the course of World war two?

How did impressionism change our view of the arts in the 19th Century?

What is a river?

How do Volcanoes affect the lives of people in Hiemaey? What was the impact of the Mayans on South America?