Jesmond Gardens Topic

From September 2014 the new National Curriculum will be taught at Jesmond Gardens Primary School as in all maintained schools.  We are incredibly proud of our curriculum approach and as a result will continue to retain the essence of how we deliver our topics.  Staff introduce topics through WOW events which motivate and enthuse the children.  This is followed by learning, in a number of subject areas, before an end event is held where children can demonstrate all they have achieved to their parents/ carers.  Links are made where possible to the children’s learning in English and Mathematics in order to provide them with meaningful contexts and purposeful opportunities to learn and apply their skills.    

Our aim is to provide a broad and balanced curriculum which helps children to acquire the knowledge, skills and attitudes which fully prepare them for the next stage of their education and later life in modern Britain.  Through our curriculum, structured assembly programme and circle time activities, children learn about British values such as freedom, tolerance and respect for the rule of the law.  We strongly believe that the focus on this in our curriculum helps to develop responsible, thoughtful pupils who have the capacity to make positive contributions to life in Britain now and in the future.  

At Jesmond Gardens we also value the importance of supporting children’s spiritual, moral, social and cultural (SMSC) development and ensure that this is a focus in all we do including within our curriculum.  Our topics always include high levels of technology to motivate, enthuse and embed learning as well as helping children to connect with the wider world.  

Curriculum September 2017 to July 2019

The table below is the curriculum coverage from September 2017 to July 2019. Click to download a copy. If you would like to see topics that we will cover in 2018-2019 click here.

We have also identified, what we believe are, key skills to be taught under each topic. Click on the documents below to see what they are.

Key Skills for Key Stage 1

Key Skills for Year 3 and 4

Key Skills for Year 5 and 6





Year 1&2 2017-2018

Fire! Fire!


Flowers and Insects

Year 1&2 2018-19Once Upon a TimeHow We Get There (Pirates)Oh I do like to be beside the seaside

Year 3&4 2017-2018

Stone, Bronze and Iron

Romans Invade

Italy Unpacked

Year 3&4 2018-2019

Tomb RaidersExtreme EarthLife Savers

Year 5&6 2017-2018

Who do you think you are kidding Mr Hitler?

Where We Live


Year 5&6 2018-2019

Ancient GreeceRivers Deep Mountains HighVicious Vikings