At Caldmore Primary Academy, our key stages work as teams to strengthen and enhance the provision of the curriculum we provide.

We teach phonics through the use of letters and sounds and support this with Read Write Inc..

To teach reading we use Accelerated Reader which pulls together a range of reading schemes as well as general interest books which are levelled.


Year 1 and 2 have specific programmes of study for the core subjects of english, maths and science.

All other subjects are taught collaboratively with skills and knowledge using the Cornerstonecreative curriculum schme.

A breakdown of our Key Stage One (KS1) curriculum can be found below.

Autumn TermSpring TermSummer Term
ScienceBody parts. Observe changes across 4 seasons. Weather associated to seasons.Plants and animals. Everyday materials.Animals Plants
PEDance GymnasticsTactical games.Games Athletics
HistoryHistorical heroes.Significant people. Changes in living memory. Events beyond living memory.
GeographySeasonal daily weather patterns. Maps of UK and comparing weather of different countriesLocating continents and oceans. Satellite images. Identify physical environment.Using and making maps. Describing physical features. Locating countries and cities. Comparing localities.
DT / ArtFood Masks Weather painting. Making kites.Create space vehicle. Evaluating toys. Design and make dinosaur sculptures.Carnival instruments. Designing and making animal enclosures. Animal, carnival masks/headdresses.
MusicWeather sounds and songs.Space sounds percussion.Listen to and understand a range of music. Play tuned and untuned instruments. Use voices expressively and creatively.