Our Thematic Curriculum

At Acre Heads, we believe that our curriculum should prepare our pupils for life after primary school. We want the children to leave us with the skills, knowledge and attitudes that will enable them to become the most successful citizens they can be; understanding and caring for the world in which they live. We believe the most effective learning takes place where children are able to explore a subject using a variety of approaches and we aim to cater for all styles of learning.

Our thematic curriculum is delivered with different learning styles in mind and our principal aim is to develop the children’s knowledge, skills and understanding. Our themes are embedded across the curriculum, ensuring cross-curricular links are made wherever possible. We plan using the broader objectives from the National Curriculum and the smaller steps from our school long term planning documents to ensure progression in skills and knowledge as pupils move through the school. We expect everyone to develop and show a sense of responsibility and self-discipline whether alone, together, at work or at play, and to support policies on equal opportunities. We actively promote the British Values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs to prepare our pupils for life in modern day Britain. We also provide opportunities for our pupils to learn about the contribution of Britons to innovation, excellence and changes in the world.

Thematic Curriculum Structure

Acre Heads’ Thematic Overview Map

Download a PDF copy of the THEMATIC OVERVIEW MAP

Intent

  • That all pupils are provided with excellent and engaging learning experiences that lead to consistently high levels of pupil achievement.
  • That all pupils enjoy and value the curriculum we deliver.
  • That all pupils develop lively, enquiring minds and the ability to question.
  • That all teachers and other professionals are ‘lifelong learners’, committed to an ongoing development of their own knowledge and skills to optimise the pupils’ learning experiences.
  • That a positive, caring environment, where achievements at all levels are acknowledged and valued, is prevalent throughout the school.
  • That all pupils from the earliest opportunity, are encouraged to develop the attitudes of self-beliefdeterminationteamwork and resilience.

Implementation

The school follows the Foundation Curriculum for Early Years (EYFS Framework), and the National Curriculum for the rest of the school, incorporating a creative, coherent and immersive approach that is designed to enable all children to learn and apply the knowledge and skills taught.

This provides the necessary framework upon which we design and map our broad aims for each year group and the sequential progression we want children to achieve over time. We consider carefully how to help all children to build and remember a web of interconnected and relevant knowledge. We believe that an ‘immersive’ approach to learning through thematic topics and core texts, allows children to understand how learning is connected across subjects, topics and core concepts. In the same way, skills are taught and lessons are designed to challenge children to apply their knowledge and skills to solve problems both together and independently.

We also recognise fully the need to ensure that any ‘gaps’ in a child’s learning are addressed and therefore adopt, whenever possible, a personalised approach to teaching and assessment of the curriculum. This, in turn, helps children to understand that they can ‘step back’ and revisit learning to ensure that they are able to progress successfully.

Impact of our Thematic Curriculum

Our curriculum is high quality, well thought out and planned to demonstrate progression. Teachers assess children’s work by making informal judgements during lessons. On completion of a piece of work, the teacher assesses it and uses this assessment to plan for future learning. Written or verbal feedback is given to the child to help guide his/her progress, in line with the school’s marking policy. When appropriate, teachers formally assess children against age related expectations at the end of a unit of work.

We measure the impact of our curriculum through the following methods:

  • A reflection on standards achieved against the planned outcomes.
  • Opportunities to celebrate learning throughout the year which demonstrate progression across the school.
  • Pupil voice.
  • A clear love of learning across the school that children apply across the curriculum.
  • The development of skills and attributes that pupils can use beyond school and into adulthood.

National Curriculum

The national curriculum sets out the programmes of study and attainment targets for all subjects taught in Key Stages 1 and 2. All local-authority-maintained schools in England must teach these programmes of study.

For further information regarding the national curriculum, visit the gov.uk website to see the PRIMARY National Curriculum.

Acre Heads Curriculum coverage of the national curriculum objectives: NC Objectives and Coverage

For further information regarding the curriculum within your child’s year group, please click the links below:

“After Art Week, I enjoyed exploring the style of David Hockney and applied his style of art in my portfolio.”

Max, Year 6

“During my computing lesson, I designed an algorithm that identified the steps needed to code the Bee Bot.”
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Jake, Year 2

“During my History theme, I enjoyed the visit to the York Chocolate Story and finding out that Chocolate is referred as the ‘food of the gods’. The phrase has its roots from the Mayan religion.”

Evan, Year 3

“During my music lesson, I composed a simple melody and performed it to my class and year group.”

Lucy, Year 5

“I love my French lessons, I can ask someone their age in French, Quel âge as-tu? I can also reply to simple questions in French too.”

Lexi, Year 3
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5 hours ago
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Year 3 have been looking at dark in the absence of light and how light is reflected #science #acreheads #year3 ... See MoreSee Less

Year 3 have been looking at dark in the absence of light and how light is reflected #science #acreheads #year3Image attachmentImage attachment+4Image attachment
6 hours ago
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As part of their history topic on Romans Year 4 have visited Murton Park today, amongst lots of other things they have learnt about life as a new recruit to the Roman Army #History #acreheads #year4 ... See MoreSee Less

As part of their history topic on Romans Year 4 have visited Murton Park today, amongst lots of other things they have learnt about life as a new recruit to the Roman Army #history #acreheads #year4Image attachmentImage attachment+3Image attachment

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Kimberley Morley , Luke Morley xx

3 days ago
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Wow…look at our fantastic new kitchen area ‘Acre Bites’. We can’t wait to start the clubs and lessons. Massive thank you to Howdens #acreheads #dt #thankyou 👩🏻‍🍳👨‍🍳🍱👏🏻😍 We are looking forward to hosting our first event ‘Paddington Cafe’ ... See MoreSee Less

Wow…look at our fantastic new kitchen area ‘Acre Bites’. We can’t wait to start the clubs and lessons. Massive thank you to Howdens #acreheads #dt #thankyou 👩🏻‍🍳👨‍🍳🍱👏🏻😍 We are looking forward to hosting our first event ‘Paddington Cafe’Image attachmentImage attachment+1Image attachment

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Thank you Howdens Kitchens for a great service & supporting Acreheads Primary School 🎉🎉

That's amazing 👏 😍

Looks brilliant

Thank you Howdens! Craig Wallis will you please thank everyone involved, the kids will love it 🫶🏼

Nice new electromagnetic induction hobs!

That’s fabulous 😄

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3 days ago
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As part of their hook day Year 6 have been comparing foods from America and the UK during a blind tasting #acreheads #English #year6 🇺🇸🇬🇧 ... See MoreSee Less

As part of their hook day Year 6 have been comparing foods from America and the UK during a blind tasting #acreheads #English #year6 🇺🇸🇬🇧Image attachmentImage attachment+2Image attachment
3 days ago
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As part of their ‘Healthy Me’ topic Year 2 have been making fruit kebabs #year2 #acreheads #english #hookday ... See MoreSee Less

As part of their ‘Healthy Me’ topic Year 2 have been making fruit kebabs #year2 #acreheads #english #hookdayImage attachmentImage attachment+1Image attachment

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My child enjoyed making his fruit kebab, and made more at home 🍓🫒🍉🍡

Rob Brown x

Mark Brown x

2 weeks ago
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Thank you to Mr Brady for coming in yesterday afternoon to visit Year 6 to tell them about his job as a teacher in a prison and also the life of a Prisoner #acreheads #PSHE #year6 ... See MoreSee Less

Thank you to Mr Brady for coming in yesterday afternoon to visit Year 6 to tell them about his job as a teacher in a prison and also the life of a Prisoner #acreheads #pshe #year6Image attachmentImage attachment+2Image attachment

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Geoff Brady x

2 weeks ago
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Year 5 have been learning about how to stay safe when using technology to communicate with friends. #PSHE #computing #esafety #year5 #acreheads ... See MoreSee Less

Year 5 have been learning about how to stay safe when using technology to communicate with friends. #PSHE #Computing #Esafety #Year5 #acreheadsImage attachmentImage attachment+5Image attachment
2 weeks ago
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Year 3 have been looking at relationships and have enjoyed creating appreciation streamers this afternoon in #PSHE #acreheads #year3 ... See MoreSee Less

Year 3 have been looking at relationships and have enjoyed creating appreciation streamers this afternoon in #PSHE #acreheads #year3Image attachmentImage attachment+Image attachment
3 weeks ago
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We are ready for the West Hull Villages Scarecrow Hunt and Friends Of Acre Heads Craft Fair today, the sun is shining, gates open at 10am.
Well done to Paddington for your fabulous creations! #acreheads #art #paddington #schoolvalues #determination #resilience #belief #teamwork ☀️👏🏻🤩
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We are ready for the West Hull Villages Scarecrow Hunt and Friends Of Acre Heads Craft Fair today, the sun is shining, gates open at 10am.
Well done to Paddington for your fabulous creations! #acreheads #art #paddington #schoolvalues #determination #resilience #belief #teamwork ☀️👏🏻🤩Image attachmentImage attachment+4Image attachment

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Love these , well done paddington 👏🤩 xx

Absolutely amazing, bet they were fun to make. Look at these Mr. Men Little Miss aren't they fab! x

What time are you on until?

3 weeks ago
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Well done to Libby G and Charlie W, their Coronation artwork is on display in St Stephens. We are all very proud of you both 👏🏻🤩🎨🖌️✍️🇬🇧👑 #acreheads #year3 #year4 #art #kingscoronation2023 ... See MoreSee Less

Well done to Libby G and Charlie W, their Coronation artwork is on display in St Stephens. We are all very proud of you both 👏🏻🤩🎨🖌️✍️🇬🇧👑 #acreheads #year3 #year4 #art #kingscoronation2023Image attachment

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That’s amazing ! 👑👑🇬🇧🇬🇧

Do you know if this piece of art ended up anywhere my child was wondering As she didn't get any feedback?

Sam Gardner 🥰🥰

Paul Walker 🥰

3 weeks ago
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Massive congratulations to the Years 4, 5 and 6 Tag Rugby teams, on Wednesday they took part in the East Riding Schools Sports Partnership Tag Rugby competition at Hullensians Rugby Club. We came a very impressive 1st and 6th place in the competition 🏉🥇👏🏻#acreheads #sport #rugby #goldmedals #schoolvalues #belief #determination #resilience #teamwork ... See MoreSee Less

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Well done to everyone involved 👏

Well done everyone!! 🤩

Well done everyone.. x

Chris Robertson

Alison Smith Christopher Smith Luke Berzins

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3 weeks ago
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Year 2 have arrived at Bugtopia Hornsea Zoo, we can’t wait to see more photos! 🦋🐛🎋🌿🦎🐍🚌 #year2 #acreheads #theme ... See MoreSee Less

Year 2 have arrived at Bugtopia Hornsea Zoo, we can’t wait to see more photos! 🦋🐛🎋🌿🦎🐍🚌 #year2 #acreheads #themeImage attachmentImage attachment

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3 weeks ago
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Drewton held their class assembly about the Great Fire of London this morning, well done you were all fantastic! 🔥🔥🏠 🚒 #theme #acreheads #drewton #year1 ... See MoreSee Less

Drewton held their class assembly about the Great Fire of London this morning, well done you were all fantastic! 🔥🔥🏠 🚒 #theme #acreheads #drewton #year1Image attachmentImage attachment+2Image attachment

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Well done everyone, all the children were amazing. Massive thank you to Mrs Fox and Mrs Hamer for all your hard work, time and effort preparing all the children. Well done. 👏👏

Well Done Drewton, I didn't stop smiling all the way through xx

All the children were fantastic. Well done Mrs Fox and Mrs Hamer 👏🏻

Amazing 🤩 well done to all the children. Thank you Mrs Fox & Mrs Hamer for all of the hard work and time you put into it X

What a fantastic show! The kids did really well xxx

Lovely assembly 🥰 well done everyone 👏🏼 xx

They were awesome!!!

Niki Ann Hawkings

A brilliant assembly! Well done everyone 👏

Well Done Drewton 🎉🎉

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3 weeks ago
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As part of Mental Health Awareness Week Mrs Radge held a well-being assembly. The children practiced finger breathing #acreheads #assembly #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek ... See MoreSee Less

As part of Mental Health Awareness Week Mrs Radge held a well-being assembly. The children practiced finger breathing #acreheads #assembly #MentalHealthAwarenessWeekImage attachment
3 weeks ago
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Year 1 have been learning about the Jewish faith in particular Shabbat and what they do during Shabbat #re #acreheads #year1 #faiths ... See MoreSee Less

Year 1 have been learning about the Jewish faith in particular Shabbat and what they do during Shabbat #RE #acreheads #year1 #faithsImage attachmentImage attachment+3Image attachment
3 weeks ago
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Paddington have been busy making the school scarecrows for the West Hull Villages Scarecrow Hunt starting on Saturday, can you guess what they are going to be? #acreheads #paddington #art #DT ... See MoreSee Less

Paddington have been busy making the school scarecrows for the West Hull Villages Scarecrow Hunt starting on Saturday, can you guess what they are going to be? #acreheads #paddington #art #DTImage attachment

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You may be right….you will have to wait until Saturday to see the finished product, but Paddington, Mr Mortimer and Mrs Brady have done a brilliant job!

Mr Men/Little Miss

Mr men ??

3 weeks ago
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Children taking part in the Tag Rugby Competition this week are invited to an additional training session tomorrow from 7.45am #acreheads #sports #rugby ... See MoreSee Less

Children taking part in the Tag Rugby Competition this week are invited to an additional training session tomorrow from 7.45am #acreheads #sports #rugby

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Claire Giblin ??

4 weeks ago
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Year 4 have had a visit from Jayne Gould today, Jayne has spoken to the year group about the Buddhist faith. #acreheads #year4 #re ... See MoreSee Less

4 weeks ago
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Sugarloaf have had a visitor this morning, they have been exploring the Great Fire of London, looking at artefacts from that time and doing lots of other fun activities🔥🏠 #acreheads #year1 #History #theme ... See MoreSee Less

Sugarloaf have had a visitor this morning, they have been exploring the Great Fire of London, looking at artefacts from that time and doing lots of other fun activities🔥🏠 #acreheads #year1 #history #themeImage attachmentImage attachment+5Image attachment
4 weeks ago
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Year 4 have been looking at ‘States of Matter’, they were looking at what temperature chocolate melts at #science #acreheads #year4 ... See MoreSee Less

Year 4 have been looking at ‘States of Matter’, they were looking at what temperature chocolate melts at #science #acreheads #year4Image attachment
1 month ago
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Our focus text is the hungry caterpillar to further develop the children's understanding of spring. This week the children have welcomed caterpillars and tadpoles in our classroom. We are very excited for the tadpoles to grow legs and for the butterflies to emerge out of their chrysalis #acreheads #foundation #science #English 🦋🐛🐸 ... See MoreSee Less

Our focus text is the hungry caterpillar to further develop the childrens understanding of spring. This week the children have welcomed caterpillars and tadpoles in our classroom. We are very excited for the tadpoles to grow legs and for the butterflies to emerge out of their chrysalis #acreheads #foundation #science #english 🦋🐛🐸Image attachment
1 month ago
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Sadly the wet weather hampered our Coronation Plans today, the children all enjoyed an indoor picnic with their classmates #acreheads #coronation #BritishValues #History 🔴⚪️🔵👑🎉🧁 ... See MoreSee Less

Sadly the wet weather hampered our Coronation Plans today, the children all enjoyed an indoor picnic with their classmates #acreheads #coronation #BritishValues #history 🔴⚪️🔵👑🎉🧁Image attachmentImage attachment+1Image attachment
1 month ago
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As part of their Great Fire of London topic, Year 1 had a visit from Humberside Fire and Rescue yesterday, thank you for coming the children had a great time 🔥🚒🚨🔥#acreheads #year1 ... See MoreSee Less

As part of their Great Fire of London topic, Year 1 had a visit from Humberside Fire and Rescue yesterday, thank you for coming the children had a great time 🔥🚒🚨🔥#acreheads #year1Image attachmentImage attachment

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Zachary loved playing with the equipment he said and wants a water hose 😂😂

Hugo loved it and said he wants to be a fire fighter now! X

Max loved this!

Omg how amazing!!

1 month ago
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Our Year 4 Archaeologists have been ‘digging’ for Roman Artefacts #acreheads #year4 #history #theme ... See MoreSee Less

Our Year 4 Archaeologists have been ‘digging’ for Roman Artefacts #acreheads #year4 #history #themeImage attachmentImage attachment
1 month ago
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Last week, Year 5 learned about the Five K's in Sikhism. We looked at a variety of resources and discussed how following the Five K's is a symbol of Sikh harmony, unity and strength. #re #year5 #acreheads ... See MoreSee Less

Last week, Year 5 learned about the Five Ks in Sikhism. We looked at a variety of resources and discussed how following the Five Ks is a symbol of Sikh harmony, unity and strength. #RE #Year5 #acreheadsImage attachmentImage attachment+4Image attachment
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