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Four Year Plan Topic-Based Curriculum


We plan our topic-based curriculum over a four year cycle to ensure good coverage of all the different topics, and to prevent children from repeating any work.

Topic-Based Long Term Plans


We currently work on a four year plan of topics covering a different topic every term. During 2021-2022, these topics are:

Autumn - Explorers and Inventors

Spring - We are British

Summer - Kings and Queens

We then plan in more detail what we will cover in each of the topics, for each of the subjects.

Summer Term 2022

Class 1 and Class 2 Timetables

English in KS1 and KS2

Phonics at St Matthew's C of E School


Our school uses:

  • Little Wandle for our children in Reception to Year 2
  • No Nonsense Spelling for our children in Years 2 to 6
  • Lexia online reading and spelling resource


Little Wandle is an approved Phonics programme, weaving decoding, comprehension, writing and spelling, together, seamlessly.


For more information, please visit the parents section of the Little Wandle website which provides videos and resources to support your child:


Lexia is an online spelling and reading resource which can be accessed at home and in school. Children work, independently, to develop critical reading and language skills through individualised and motivating learning paths. All pupils, regardless of their skill level, work at their own pace and the teacher is notified when they require support. Our children are motivated by their own success and have their own personalised learning paths.

Maths in KS1 and KS2



If you have any questions regarding the curriculum we teach, please contact your child's class teacher or the school directly.