Learning at Baguley Hall

At Baguley Hall we follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum in Nursery and Reception and the National Curriculum in Key Stage 1 and 2. 

Reading and phonics: Letters and Sounds, supported by the Jolly Phonics materials, Phonics Bug books and resources and Support for Spelling is used across school for the teaching of reading and spelling. Applied reading skills are developed during Guided Reading Sessions, 1:1 reading support provision and with our Home Reader collections. We use a variety of schemes including: Book Bands, Oxford Reading Tree, Collins Big Cats, Rigby Stars and Rigby Navigators.

Our broad curriculum is carefully planned and presented in an interesting, exciting and imaginative manner with lots of opportunities for first-hand experience, practical work, investigation and learning through play. It is enlivened and enriched by visits, visitors, and extensive use of the environment. The basics are taught well and the creative aspects, including art, poetry, story, dance, music, performance are central to our work.

Our curriculum is underpinned by our SMSC work as a Peacemala school and our progress towards Level 1 of the Unicef Rights Respecting School Award Programme.

In Key Stages 1 and 2 topics are taught in a two year cycle.








    Autumn Spring Summer
2015/16 Y1/2 Marvellous Me - Toys - across time
Gunpowder Plot
Fire - Great Fire of London
Significant individual - Samual Pepys 

After Dark

Y3/4 Habitats
Moving and Growing

Sound raps
Clay bugs
Christmas journeys
Italy - Past and Present
The Roman Empire and its impact on Britain

Solids and Liquids
Keeping Warm

Bible at Christmas
Why Easter

Roman Mosaics - Shields and Helmets
Our World - Wythenshawe
Changes in Britain from the Stone Age to the Iron Age
Circuits and conductors Friction
Religious groups  Religions around the world
Y5/6 Rivers - River Bollin in Styal
Water cycle/Physical geography/Features
Natural resources/Human geography
Fieldwork and map skills

Introduce sketchbooks/ experiment with a range of techniques, draw2ing painting, 3D collage/textile and collage water pictures/mosaics or embroidery
Life cycles (habitats)(Au1)
Earth, Sun and Moon (Au2)
A local study - WW2 e.g. Baguley Hall, Area then and now.

World locational knowledge/Baguley Hall/Human Geography-settlements-changes over time-;and use/Fieldwork of local area/ Map and atlas skills
Famous artists form WW2, film photography or posters, adapt to make own designs, Critique artists and make links with own work
Gases/changes of state (Sp1)
South America
A non-european society what contrasts with British History - Mayan Civilisation and Benin
Environmental Issue
Advanced materials such as wire and plaster to make models/utilise sketchbooks-Importance of designing and adapting/longer time on challenging creative activities and critique own work and others
Keeping healthy (Su2)








5 3 Autumn Spring Summer
2015/16 Y1/2 Marvellous Me
The Great Plague - Significant individual/event e.g. The Great plague
Commotion in the Ocean - Titanic

Our World

Travel and Transport 

Judaism / Signs and symbols


Seasonal Change

Y3/4 America
Light and Shadows
Teeth and eating
Christmas journeys

Shadow puppets
American art
Pop up cards
Vikings - Vikings and Anglo Saxons struggle for the Kingdom of England
Britain's settlement by Anglo Saxons and scots.

Rocks and Scolls

Signs and Symbols
Easter and Jesus

Van Gogh
Egyptians - Ancient Egyptians

Magnets and Springs
Hindu Worship
What is faith?

3D Egyptian models
Y5/6 Aiming high
Inspirational People - Rosa Parks/Florence Nightingale/Nelson Mandela/Edmund Hillary/Tenzing Norgay etc.
Mountains - conquest of Everest-environmental issues
Interdependance and adaption (Au1)
Forces (Au2)

Victorians - A study of a theme in British History
UK locational knowledge/Human and physical characteristics/Key topograhphical features and land use patterns
Changing circuits (Sp1)
More about dissolving/reversible and irreversible changes (Sp2) Science Week

Diary/Recount/significant authors
Ancient Greece

Micro organisms (Su1)


The new National Curriculum states that pupils should be taught to:

2 Key Stage 1 Key Stage 2
Computer Science Understand what algorithms are; how they are implemented as programs on digital devices; and that programs execute by following precise and unambiguous
Create and debug simple programs
Use logical reasoning to predict the behaviour of simple programs
Design, write and debug programs that accomplish specific goals, including controlling or simulating physical systems; solve problems by decomposing them into smaller parts
Use sequence, selection, and repetition in programs; work with variables and various forms of input and output
Use logical reasoning to explain how some simple algorithms work and to detect and correct errors in algorithms and programs
Understand computer networks including the internet; how they can provide multiple services, such as the World Wide Web
Appreciate how [search] results are selected and ranked
Information Technology Use technology purposefully to create, organise, store, manipulate and retreive digital content Use search technologies effectively
Select, use and combine a variety of software (including internet services) on a range of digital devices to design and create a range of programs, systems and content that accomplish given goals, including collecting, analysing, evaluating and presenting data and information
Digital Literacy Recognise common uses of information technology beyond school
Use technology safely and respectfully, keeping personal information private; identify where to go for help and support when they have concerns about content or contact on the internet or other online technologies
Understand the opportunities [networks] offer for communication and collaboration
Be discerning in evaluating digital content
Use technology safely, respectfully and responsibly; recognise acceptable/unacceptable behaviour; identify a range of ways to report concerns about content and contact

In the Foundation Stage, the Information Communication Technology requirements stated in the Knowledge and Understanding of the World element of the Early Learning Goals Foundation Curriculum, are covered in continuous and blocked units.


At Baguley Hall Primary School  Primary School, computing is taught both as a discrete subject, and in a cross-curricular way when the opportunity presents itself.  All children years 1-6,  have a discrete 45 minute computer lesson per week.

The Computer Suite and the Ipads in school, along with a range of other resources such as programmable toys, are used to help pupils access the Computing curriculum.

Further Curriculum Information

For more information please follow the links:

Early Years Foundation Stage

The National Curriculum