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Curriculum and Assessment

 The Federation of Springwood Schools Curriculum Statement

Our curriculum is designed to ‘hook children into learning’ through a broad, balanced range of topics and activities to support progress. You will be invited into school to share learning at least once each term through assemblies, classroom events and shows. You will receive invitations to attend workshops to explain what your children are learning about and how to support them. We are looking forward to working together to help your child make good progress. 


Below you will find an overview of our curriculum topics for the Federation and a year group breakdown of the content that which will be covered each half term.





Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Umbrella Theme

Beneath our feet

History Heroes and traitors


Growth (KS1)

Ancient Lands (KS2)

Invade and Conquer

Ships and Coasts


All about me

Father Christmas

New Life

Pirates and Mermaids

Under the Sea


Our school grounds

Mary Seacole and Florence Nightingale

What around us grows?


The Titanic


Our area

Guy Fawkes



Victorian Seaside


Old Portsmouth

Christopher Columbus

The Human Body

Ancient Greeks (The First Olympics and pottery)

Rotten Romans

The Mary Rose


The UK

Rosa Parks

Our bodies and SRE

Ancient Greeks (Myths, legends and theatre)

Vicious Vikings

HMS Victory


Europe and its impact on the UK

Nelson Mandela

Keeping ourselves safe and SRE

Ancient Egyptians

Nasty Normans

HMS Warrior


Eco Warriors

Winston Churchill

(including ‘In Celebration and Remembrance’ project to mark 100 years

Evolution theory and SRE


Current conflict in our world

The Royal Navy


We use the Hampshire model of assessment for reading, writing and maths. This involves teachers continuously drawing upon day to day teaching and assessment which reveals pupils’ understanding and misconceptions.  There are regular 'milestones' where teachers will assess if your child is at age related expectations (ARE) in each subject.  Foundation subjects are also regularly assessed against the National Curriculum.   These assessments will be reported to you during parent consultations and reports.

Hampshire Assessment Model information

End of Year 6 Assessments

The following documents have been released from The Standards and Testing Agency. These documents are designed to support teacher assessment for each pupil at the end of key stage 2 who are working towards meeting age related expectations, meeting age related expectations and children who are working at depth.

Exemplification of the expected standard in writing at the end of Y6

Exemplification of the standard required for greater depth in writing by the end of year 6

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