This is what we teach our children!

Due to having mixed aged classes in our academies, we have a two year rolling curriculum programme. This ensures that the National Curriculum programmes of study are covered across KS1 and lower KS2. Staff, pupils and parents were part of building our curriculum as we are passionate about teaching to the needs of our children. On our curriculum building day, we chose ‘thematic questions’ which relate to the national curriculum strands. This determined what we taught and when across the two year cycle. Our aim is to promote the development of knowledge through a curriculum that is sequenced and builds progressively from EYFS to Year 4. This is then further enhanced through the teaching of transferable skills bespoke to the children in our academies.

The History and Geography thematic questions below provide the framework for what is being taught. Other subjects such as Science, PSHE, RE, Music and PE, link where possible. Reading and Writing is linked where relevant, for example; What on Earth? – KS2 will be learning about the Rainforests. In English, pupils will be writing a newspaper report about the effects of deforestation.

Click on the links below to view our knowledge mats.

2020 / 2021


Summer  2021

Spring  2021

Autumn 2 2020

Autumn 1 2020


Summer   2021

Spring 2 2021

Spring 1 2021

Autumn 2 2020

Autumn 1 2020


Summer 1 & 2 2021

Spring 2 2021

Spring 1 2021

Autumn  2020

Summer 1 & 2 2020

What’s at the bottom of the garden? (Local Area Study – Denstone) – Key Stage 1

What’s at the bottom of the garden? (Rivers) – Key Stage 2

Spring 1 2020

What have we learned from the past? (Myths and Legends) – EYFS

What have we learned from the past? (Significant People) – Key Stage 1

What have we learned from the past (The Romans) – Key Stage 2

Spring 2 2020

Where in the World? (Africa) – EYFS

Where in the World? (Kenya) – Key Stage 1

Where in the World? (Volcanoes) – Key Stage 2

Autumn 1 2019

Why do we remember people? (Florence Nightingale and people who help us) – EYFS

Why do we remember people? Christopher Columbus and Ellen Macarthur – Key Stage 1

Why do we remember people? (Lord Shaftesbury and Doctor Barnardo) – Key Stage 2

Autumn 2 2019

Where on earth? Hot and Cold Places (Habitats, Weather and Clothes) – EYFS

Where on earth? Hot and Cold Places (Geographical Areas)- Key Stage1

Where on earth? South America and the Amazon Rainforest – Key Stage 2

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SUAT supports and leads in the set-up of new academies joining the partnership. The sevices provided by the central support function cover both educational and non-educational support. In terms of educational support, SUAT is linked to the School of Education of Staffordshire University, which is an outstanding ITT provider.