Towcester Church of England Primary School

Enjoy, Believe, Achieve, Succeed

Islington Road, Towcester, Northamptonshire, NN12 6AU

01327 350332

Our Curriculum


Our Curriculum Topics are chosen according to the interests of our teachers and children.

They are cross-curricular in approach and ensure the objectives of the National Curriculum are met over the Key Stage.

To find out what each year group is learning each term, please go to the Year group page and view the termly Curriculum Overviews. This will tell you what is taught in each subject for the term.

Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1 Phonics Miss White and Mrs Booth

Our school uses it's own scheme for teaching phonics based on a variety of resources. This is because we believe one style does not suit all children. We use Jolly Phonics, TES and other resources to support our teaching and learning.

Maths  Miss Brady

We use the White Rose units to support our teaching of maths. This structure allows the children to learn topics in unit blocks, which enables them to have a deep understanding of each area before moving on. Throughout our lessons children are encouraged to use practical resources and lessons cover a variety of areas including reasoning, fluency and problem solving. Our lesson structure allows the children to develop mastery and greater depth skills.

We have a times table challenge which runs across the school and children receive certificates and prizes once each level is completed.

Weekly reasoning lessons are carried out in each year group to allow children to apply the skills they have learnt that week. We have also introduced Fraction Friday which will help the children to consolidate their understanding of fractions.

English Miss White

Year groups use National Curriculum objectives and these are divided and allocated to each year group. English is taught discretely and through other writing in the curriculum. Classes have a class novel/are encouraged to read together every day. Story telling is a tool we use to develop talk for writing techniques and gives children the opportunity to immerse themselves in a text. Spellings are taught daily in class and in groups. Handwriting is taught throughout the week using 'Kinetic Letters' in KS1 and the 'Nelson' letter formation in KS2 (whilst we transfer the whole school to Kinetic Letters) .

Religious Education Miss Lawrence and Mrs Griffin

We use Understanding Christianity and the Cambridgeshire Agreed Syllabus to support our teaching of R.E. Children are encouraged to "Make sense of the text"; "Understand the impact of the text"; "Make connections" and consider how it links to their lives and the wider world.

Science Mrs Barnes

Children are taught National Curriculum objectives. Topics in science are linked to the year group topic wherever possible.

Computing Mr Skears


PE Miss Mozdzynski

The school uses 'Real PE' as a tool for teaching PE and Dance skills.

French Ms King

We use the Catherine Cheater scheme for teaching French to Years 3, 4, 5 and 6. This scheme is interactive and a great way to introduce the learning of a language. Our children meet our annual visitors from Germany and Catalonia and have the opoortunity to sample some German and Catalan during these weeks.

Music Miss Tillen

We teach music skills using the on-line scheme 'Charanga', but try to incorporate topic related music where possible. For example, if studying World War 2, the class might learn songs or dances from the time.

PSHE Miss Thomas

We have a school devised currciulum that combines British Values, SRE and PSHE objectives.

Humanities and Art Mrs Meller, Mrs Daniels and Mrs Tagg

Teachers use the National Curriculum objectives and the interests of the children to teach them knowledge, skills and understanding through their termly topic. This is enhanced by the children's home learning and support from parents. Trips and experiences are used to extend learning too.

Design Technology Mrs Williams

Children are taught National Curriculum objectives. Topics in science are linked to the year group topic wherever possible.