Janet DukePrimary School

'Together We Learn, Together We Achieve, As One'

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Curriculum Information Key Stage 1 & 2

We follow guidelines laid down in the National Curriculum for all pupils in Key Stages 1 & 2. There are 12 subjects to be studied;


  • Literacy (English)
  • Maths
  • Science
  • Computing
  • Design Technology (DT)
  • Art and Design
  • Music
  • Physical Education (PE)
  • History
  • Geography
  • Religious Education
  • Personal Social and Health Education (PSHE)


Although some of the basic skills children learn throughout their education are taught in isolation, we also provide opportunities to learn through a topic based cross-curricular theme. The children are then able to use the skills and knowledge that they have learnt in a variety of situations. Children learn to make decisions and solve problems.

Children learn to operate individually and in groups, to listen attentively, ask and answer questions, respond to instructions, describe events and be aware of others.

Maths skills involve a lot more than numbers. Children will become confident in a variety of practical activities, measuring, weighing, shopping and cooking. They will also learn about shape and space and be able to describe their properties and name a variety of shapes. They will work in 2 and 3 dimensions using geometrical terms for shapes and their positions.

As part of science lessons children will study living things, understand about caring for things, look for similarities, differences and changes in a variety of different ways. Food studies, health and hygiene will also be introduced. Children also study materials, weather and the seasons.

Our science curriculum promotes the 'wow' factor in order to enthuse children to ask questions and develop investigations further. Forces of magnetism, electricity and movement, as well as a variety of communication devices allow for this to be pursued.

The extensive school grounds are used for early scientific exploration and environmental study.