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St Matthews CofE Primary School

St Matthew's

Church of England Primary School

"Our vision is to enable our whole school community to live life in all its fullness." based on John 10:10


Why choose a Creative Curriculum?

We wanted to inject greater passion into our teaching and learning, inspiring and motivating children to learn and teachers to teach. We also wanted to raise standards across the curriculum areas by making our curriculum more varied, exciting and creative, whilst still adhering to the requirements of the National Curriculum. We wanted to make the links between subject areas more concrete for the children, thereby equipping them with the skills and knowledge they will need for the future.

The national curriculum is just one element in the education of every child. There is time and space in the school day and in each week, term and year to range beyond the national curriculum specifications. The national curriculum provides an outline of core knowledge around which teachers can develop exciting and stimulating lessons to promote the development of pupils’ knowledge, understanding and skills as part of the wider school curriculum.
The attached  guide provides a clear outline of the new content, by year group, with some background information about how the curriculum and assessment works.

Guide for Parents (PDF)


Theme 1

Theme 2

Theme 3

Theme 4

Theme 5


Getting to Know You

Splish, splash and splosh

The Jolly Postman

A Bug’s Life

Pads, Paws and Claws

Year 1

Commotion in the ocean

It’s a Dog’s Life

Big Foot
Right Foot Print Clip Art

Rumble in the jungle

Over ground, underground

Year 2

Come fly with me

Fire and Ice

Inventors and explorers



Year 3


Chomp, chomp, chomp

Blooming Marvellous

Animal Antics

Chariots of Fire

Year 4

Snap, crackle and pop!

In my shoes

Funny Bones

Off with their heads!

Down in the jungle

Year 5

Top to toe

Myths and Legends

Fizz Bang!

Return of the Mummies


Year 6

The Mayans

Journey to the centre of the Earth

Back to the Future


Please use the link below to download and view Curriculum Themes