Curriculum

Early Years Curriculum

Every child deserves the best start in life to enable them to fulfil their potential. We recognise that every child is unique and that all children develop and learn in different ways and at different rates. At Fonthill we provide an exciting curriculum that follows that Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum.

The prime areas of Learning (particularly crucial for igniting curiosity, enthusiasm for learning and forming relationships)

  • Communication and language
  • Physical development
  • Personal, social and emotional development

The specific areas of Learning (through which the prime areas are strengthened and applied)

  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding of the world
  • Expressive arts and design

In the Early Years we use high quality texts to stimulate children's ideas, topics are then planned according to the children's interests and responses.  

 

KS1 & KS2 Curriculum

At Fonthill we develop the essential learning skills of literacy, numeracy and ICT through a creative approach that inspires and engages our children to become lifelong learners. 

 

The aims of our curriculum are:

  • To provide opportunities for all children to learn and achieve
  • To promote children's spiritual, moral, social, cultural and physical development
  • To prepare children to be able to distinguish between what is right and what is wrong to prepare them for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of life.

Our curriculum rolls across two years (Year A and Year B) and is based on topics led by high quality texts that put learning into exciting and meaningful contexts.

Each term starts with a 'WOW' event to inspire and engage the children in their new topic.  Children find these really memorable and are always excited to return to school after a holiday. 

 At the end of each topic we like to invite parents into school to share in their child's learning.

Topic Map Year A Term 1 Term 2 Term 3 Term 4 Term 5 Term 6
Main Curriculum Focus History/Geography Science Science History/Geography & Science Science/History
Topic Year 1 & 2 Brilliant Bristolians Squash & Stretch What am I? Who's afraid of the dark Who made that?
Topic Year 3 & 4 Bristol Begins (Stone Age, Iron Age, Romans) From the beginning of time Journey to the South Pole Britain's Settlers Man of Iron
Topic Year 5 & 6 Battling Bristol (The War Years) All Change! Survival Homeless Out of this World!
 
Topic Map Year B Term 1 Term 2 Term 3 Term 4 Term 5 Term 6
Main Curriculum Focus History/Geography Science Science History/Geography & Science Science/History
Topic Year 1 & 2 One small step….. What's it for? Green fingers A visit to…..Far off lands
Topic Year 3 & 4 Who were the Egyptians? Whizz, bang, pop! Staying Alive A visit to…..Caribbean All the fun of the fair
Topic Year 5 & 6 Who were the Ancient Greeks? A Load of Rubbish! Rainforests A visit to….Baghdad I Spy….