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Our curriculum is designed to ensure our pupils can be positive contributors and succeed beyond Cliff Lane. We have worked carefully to ensure that children will leave Cliff Lane with the knowledge and skills to enable them to navigate their next steps both in school and in their wider communities.

All children learn English, maths and these two subjects are at the heart of our curriculum. In addition to these subjects, from Year 1 the following subjects are taught:

Science | French | Geography | History | Religious Education | Design and Technology | Computing | Art | Music | PE

The humanities subjects in particular (Geography and History) are often taught within an overarching topic area. For example, The Romans topic means that children will study the geography of Italy and the Mediterranean alongside learning about Roman history.

We also have an area of the curriculum that we call 'Me and the World' and this includes Personal, Social, Health, Citizenship, Relationships and Sex Education. Please see our Me and the World Policy for more detail on this.

Our Early Years Curriculum is designed to underpin what our children go on to learn in later years. For example, children will learn about Chinese New Year so that the idea of different cultures, customs, continents and festivals is introduced.

Our curriculum is always under review. We constantly evaluate what the children learn and will adapt where necessary, in particular in response to contemporary events e.g. the bush fires in Australia or the General Election. We also have whole school enrichment events such as Noel and Global Arts Week to add breadth to the children's learning experiences.

Our annual cycle of topic areas is below. To find out about what your child is currently learning, please visit the separate Class Pages and look out for Talking Points on our weekly newsletters so that you can talk to your children about what they are learning at the moment.