We use a thematic curriculum approach throughout school and also plan according to children’s individual interests and needs.

Our curriculum is further enhanced by inspiration days, visits, visitors and specific focus weeks such as Book Week.

Curriculum themes

Further information about the curriculum in each year group can be found on the class pages.

The Curriculum themes run through each subject for each year group, these can be seen on the individual overviews below;

Science Overview

Geography Overview 

ICT Overview

Art & Design Overview

Design & Technology Overview

PSED Overview

RE Overview

History Overview - coming soon

Music Overview - coming soon

PE Overview - coming soon

Further information about the curriculum in each year group can be found on the class pages.

Curriculum Drivers

Curriculum drivers enable us to deliver the national curriculum whilst maintaining a focus on what we believe is most important for the children at Stubbings. Throughout the year we will actively promote the drivers within the classroom, whole school activities and driver days to enrich the curriculum and inspire the children. This work will ensure that our school curriculum is personalised and tailored to the children and families in our school community.

Our curriculum drivers are:

  • Community
  • Emotional Awareness
  • Knowledge & Understanding of the World


We teach writing through enjoyable stories, poetry and information texts in which children can become immersed in. On the journey to writing a longer piece, children are given the opportunity to explore the language, characters, setting and features within the text. They are given incidental, smaller pieces of writing as they read through the text and are encourage to explore the grammar and punctuation used by the author. In EYFS children also explore stories through well resourced and  imaginative provision which is enhanced by the teacher, encouraging them to mark make and engage in early writing experiences. 

We are currently using some well chosen texts and overviews from CLPE 'Power of Reading' to engage our children in writing.

English overview


At Stubbings reading for enjoyment and developing a love of books is a high priority. Children in Little Acorns begin to explore letters and sounds through daily phonic sessions and apply this to reading and writing.

In Little Acorns children begin to take part in guided reading session and to take library and reading books home. This then continues throughout school.

At Stubbings we follow the "Letters and Sounds" teaching sequence and programme for phonics. We supplement this with Ruth Miskin speed sound flashcards for phrases and letter formation.

Our main home reading scheme is Oxford Reading Tree and this is supplemented with phonetically decodable and non-fiction texts eg. Songbirds, Floppy Phonics, Project X and Fireflies.


Children are taught to form pre-cursive letters using Ruth Miskin phrases eg. "Maisie, mountain, mountain" to form the letter m.

In KS1 when children are confidently forming letters correctly, they are taught how to join. Handwriting in KS1 is taught systematically using letter families.Children take part in handwriting activities every week as a taught session as as key skills activities. 


Our approach to teaching in maths is one that is based on concrete, pictorial and abstract use of number which children can then use confidently to reason and solve problems. We encourage children to develop their mathematical thinking as well as their knowledge of maths. Children regularly practice mental recall and key skills in addition to maths lessons where new skills are introduced and children have the opportunity to apply and consolidate their learning in a variety of ways.

We are currently using the 'White Rose Maths Hub' overviews as an aid to planning.

Reception Maths Overview

Year 1 Maths Overview

Year 2 Maths Overview


Learning Logs.

Each half term, children are encouraged to take their learning logs home and share what they have learnt about their class topic.  children are then invited to bring their learning logs into school and share them with their class.

Families are invited into the classroom each half term to look at the learning logs.


Look at some of the fantastic learning logs created by Great Oaks for their Habitat theme.

Little Acorns  have  created some  lovely learning logs about our family and our interests.