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Curriculum Organisation

Curriculum Organisation

At The James Cambell Primary School, we have developed a creative and thematic curriculum which includes the teaching of subject knowledge and skills as part of a wider topic-based curriculum. This allows pupils to make useful links between areas of learning and to consolidate skills while being fully engaged in their learning as it has a meaningful context.


In consultation with staff, we have developed a connected curriculum to deliver the 2014 National Curriculum and other aspects, including PHSE and the local Borough’s Religious Education syllabus. Depending on the topic being covered, a theme can last from half a term to a full term in KS1 and KS2. Each topic is focused around a particular curriculum area but all subjects are taught across the term. The combinations of themes planned over a year will teach the statutory programme of study for the National Curriculum.


The National Curriculum comprises: 


​Three Core Subjects  

  • English 
  • Mathematics 
  • Science 


Foundation Subjects 

  • History  
  • Geography 
  • Design and Technology
  • Art and Design 
  • Music 
  • Physical Education 
  • Modern Foreign Language


These subjects are not intended to be a complete curriculum and other aspects may include personal and social education as well as health education and swimming. The curriculum at James Cambell Primary is creative and cross curricular and relevant to an ever changing 21st Century world.