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What does your child learn at school each day? Find information about our curriculum subjects here.

The Curriculum at Rampton School

As a state-funded school, Rampton offers a broad and balanced curriculum which:

  • promotes the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of pupils at the school and of society
  • prepares pupils at the school for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life


Our Curriculum Intent

Rampton Primary School aims develop the whole child. Our priority is to create conditions to enable every child to stimulate their natural curiosity and apply their creative thinking. Our curriculum has been designed to empower all our pupils to have curious minds and become active, confident, independent learners, giving each child ‘the opportunity to think’ rather than telling them ‘what to think.’ We embrace and celebrate every child’s uniqueness, continually providing opportunities to develop their resilience, knowledge and skills, thus providing them with the cultural capital necessary to live a happy, healthy, truly fulfilling life.



The national curriculum forms one part of the school curriculum. All maintained schools in England are legally required to follow the statutory national curriculum which sets out in programmes of study, on the basis of key stages, subject content for those subjects that should be taught to all pupils.


The national curriculum is organised on the basis of 4 key stages and 12 subjects, classified in legal terms as ‘core’ and ‘other foundation’ subjects.



 Key stage 1

Key stage 2




Year groups



Core subjects





Foundation subjects


Art and design



Design and technology





Physical education


The following links set out the statutory programmes of study and attainment targets for all subjects taught at Rampton School in key stages 1 and 2.



As all our classes contain two year groups, we run a two year cycle. Each of the projects we teach our curriculum through, has a subject lead. Other subjects will also be taught alongside this, where appropriate links are made. Additional scientific investigations are conducted within each half term to further enrich our curriculum. 


Long Term Curriculum Planning 2019 – 2020 / 2020-2021




Aut One

Aut two

Spring One

Spring Two

Sum One

Sum Two


Nursery and Reception


Project Lead

Cycle A

Will you read me a story? Literacy) Rec

How many colours in a rainbow?



Why don’t snakes have legs? Rec


Are carrots orange? Rec

Why do zebras have stripes? Rec

Can we explore it? Nursery

Project Lead

Cycle B

Do dragons exist? Nursery

What happens when I fall asleep? Rec


Link with Moon Zoom

Where does snow go? Nursery


What’s that sound? Rec

Can I have a dog? Nursery

What can you see in summer? Rec


Year 1 and 2

Project Lead

Cycle A

Muck, Mess & Mixture

(Art Design)

Beat Band Boogie (Music)

Superheroes Y1


 Towers, Tunnels and Turrets


Scented Garden

Coastline + Beach Hut



 Science Investigation

What shape is a bubble?

Which stuff is stickier?

How is mud made?

Can water make music?


What can our hands do?

Can you be a superhero?

Where do worms like to live?

How big is a raindrop?


Will it degrade?

How many arms does an octopus have?

 Does it snow in summer?


Project Lead

Cycle B

Dinosaur Planet


Moon Zoom

(Design and Tech)

Paws, Claws, Whiskers

(Art and Design)

Street Detectives


Bright Lights, Big City  Y1 - KRP




Wriggle and Crawl (Science)



Science Investigation

Whose poo?

Why do we have teeth?


What keeps us dry?

How does it feel?

Why do we have two eyes?


How do plants grow in winter?

How do germs spread?

Where do snails live?



Year 3 and 4

Project lead

Cycle A

Tribal tales


What are flowers for? (Science Y3)Linked to Tribal tales



Playlist (Music Y4)

Misty Mountains, Winding River (Geography Y4) Vista (Art & Design Y4 Companion to Misty Mountains 1 week)


Bubs Bottom and Bile

How does toothpaste protect teeth? (Science Y4)

Predator (Science Y3)

Gods and Mortals (History Y3) Moved due to the Olympics to make links

Science Investigation

Do plants have legs?

What are flowers for?

Can we block sound?

How can we change a sound?

How far can sound travel?

What do squirrels eat?

Where does water go?

Why does it flood?

What is spit for?

Are all sea creatures the same?


How mighty are magnets?

What does friction do?

Can you block magnetism?

Why do magnets attract and repel?


Project lead

Cycle B

Rocks, Relics and Rumbles (Geography Y3)


+Ammonite How do fossils form? (Science Y3)

I am Warrior

Traders and Raiders (History Y4)

Potions (Science Y4)

Road Trip USA (Geography Y4)

Heroes and Villains (Music Y3)

Science Investigation

What is sand?

Did the Romans use toilet roll?

How did Vikings dye their clothes?

Are all liquids runny?


What are sunglasses for?

Why do shadows change?

Why do cat’s eyes glow at night?



Are mushrooms deadly?



Year 5 and 6

Lead Project

Cycle A

Alchemy Island (Science)



Pharaohs (History)



Frozen Kingdoms (Geography)


Frozen kingdoms (2 weeks)   (G)

Stargazers (2 weeks)  (S)

Stargazers (Science)



Science Investigation

Can you clean dirty water?

Will it erupt?

Why does milk go off?

Why does a compass always point north?


How do we know the Earth is round?

How do rockets lift off?

How does the Moon move?


Why do planets have craters?

Can we track the Sun?


Do we slow down as we get older?

Lead Project

Cycle B

Scream Machine (Science)

A Child’s War (History)

Tomorrow’s World


Tomorrow’s World (2 Weeks)

Darwin’s Delights (3 weeks)

Darwin’s Delights (History)

Sow Grow and Farm + Eat the seasons (Geography)

Science Investigation

What can your heart rate tell you?

How does blood flow?

What’s in blood?


Can you send a coded message?

Can you turn a light down?

Is green really green?

How can we make red?

Why do birds have different beaks?


Do dock leaves cure a sting?

How many potatoes can you grow?







How we teach pupils to read

At Rampton Primary School, we use Letters and Sounds to teach phonics from Foundation Stage upwards. Once our children have completed the final phase of Letters and Sounds, and their phonics knowledge is secure, SPAG (spelling, punctuation and grammar) lessons will be taught where the children will be given a range of reading and writing activities related to SPAG. 


Reading books are organised into book banded colour groups. The book band boxes contain a wide range of books including Oxford Reading Tree, Collins Big Cats and others to supplement the range of choice. Pupils can select any book from their band colour to read at home and in school. Staff regularly assess pupils’ reading through reading comprehension activities, guided reading sessions, reading across the curriculum and individual reading times. Progress through the bands is carefully monitored to ensure that pupils are challenged appropriately.

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