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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:

Read Write Inc is used from R - Y6 for the  teaching of reading and spelling. and once phonics is secured children move onto Language and Literacy. Applied reading skills are further developed during Guided Reading Sessions (where books may stand alone, or be linked to topic), 1:1 reading support provision and with our Home Reader collections. When they are securing their phonic knowledge, children bring home books they can phonically decode. As they develop their fluency, they will experience a wider range of books and then in KS2 the Accelerated Reader Programme gives them some autonomy in selecting appropriate books and monitoring their progress.

More information about RWI is available from : Our Curiculum:;Learning at Baguley Hall; RWI.

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, dance, music and performance enrich our work.

Our curriculum is underpinned by our SMSC work as a Peacemala school and a Gold UNCRC Rights Respecting School.

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








    Autumn Spring Summer
First cycle Y1/2

Marvellous Me 
Fire -

Great Fire of London
Significant individual - Samual Pepys 

Y1 + 2 Animals Including Humans


Castles, Dragons and Knights 


The role of the King and Queen

Y2 Animals Including Humans and Plants

Y1 - Materials

We are Explorers

Africa and Safari

Great Explorers 

Y1 - Plants and Seasonal Change

Y2- Living things and their habitats


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

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

Evolution and Inhertiance





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



South America-Mayans
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

Living things and their habitats

Animals including humans








5 3 Autumn Spring Summer
Second Cycle Y1/2

Our Local Area
Travel and Transport 
Y1 + 2 Animals Including Humans
Sculpture animals
Sketching houses

Moving Vehicles
Y1-Who is a Christian and what do they believe?
Y2- What can we learn from Sacred books?
Y2- How and why do we celebrate special and sacred times?


Commotion in the Ocean - Exploring the Arctic
Y1 - Materials
Y2-Materials + Plants

Make a rainbow fish puppet
Food - Afternoon Tea on the Titanic

Y1- What makes some places sacred?
Y1- How and why do we celebrate sacred times?
Y2- Who is Jewish and what do thye believe

Buckets and Spades- Comparing locations around the world
Marvellous Medicine - Nurturing Nurses
Y1 - Plants + Seasonal Change
Y2 - Living things and their habitat
Art from around the world 
Y1- What does it mean to belong to a Faith community?
Y2 - Who is a muslim and what do they believe?
Y2- How do we care for others and the world, and why does it matter?


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

Aiming high
Inspirational People - Rosa Parks/Florence Nightingale/Nelson Mandela/Edmund Hillary/Tenzing Norgay etc.
Mountains - conquest of Everest-environmental issues
Earth and Space


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


Ancient Greece

Living things and their habitats

Animals including humans
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

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