St Nicholas Church of EnglandPrimary Academy


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St Nicholas CE Primary Academy Curriculum


What does your child learn at school each day?

We believe our curriculum should be innovative, engaging and meaningful. It should be irresistible and inspire all children for life. We follow the statutory guidelines of the National Curriculum in England but we develop, expand and enrich this with additional activities.


Our School’s Curriculum Approach:


At Boston St Nicholas CE Primary Academy we believe that “As Jesus is the light of the world, we shine to show His light and love.” We work closely together to ensure that pupils not only reach their full potential but also become responsible and self-motivated members of the community, mature in body, mind and spirit. We aim to provide the children with a curriculum which is broad, well-balanced and above all stimulates learning. Through a positive and caring environment, we provide the opportunity for every child to be the best that they can be. We embrace Christian values and ensure all children are ready for their next steps.


Our curriculum is carefully designed to ensure that all of our children are able to achieve their true potential according to their ability and aspiration. We deliver programmes of study that meet the National Curriculum requirements. Learning opportunities are planned carefully with a clear focus on enabling pupil achievement and challenging all children to strive to extend their knowledge, understanding and skills. We acknowledge that people learn in many different ways and we recognise the need to develop strategies that allow all children to learn in ways that suit them. Opportunities are planned to cater for a range of different learning styles to ensure that all children can access the curriculum and learn in a way that is best for them.

Within the classroom, children work as a whole class, in small groups and with paired learning partners as well as individually to complete differentiated tasks and activities. Role play, drama and themed days/ weeks (eg Book Week and Science Week) enhance our curriculum delivery. Experienced and dedicated staff support and challenge children to access the curriculum effectively. We value the power of first-hand experience to inspire and motivate learners. We aim to provide children with as many out-of-school experiences as possible in order to make learning exciting and ‘real’. Specialist visitors eg: musicians, actors and scientists are also invited into school to inspire our children and enthuse their love of learning. Our children enjoy learning outdoors in a safe and stimulating environment which enables them to explore open-ended lines of enquiry.

St Nicholas CE Primary Academy Curriculum Overview – topics from Cornerstones:



Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2



Do you want to be friends?

Why don’t snakes have legs?

Will you read me a story?

What can you see in Summer?

Who lives in a rock pool?

Year 1

Memory Box

Moon Zoom

Bright Lights, Big City

Dinosaur Planet

Enchanted Woodland

Paws, Claws & Whiskers

Year 2

Beat, Band, Boogie!

Land Ahoy!

Muck, Mess & Mixtures

Street Detective

Scented Gardens

Wriggle & Crawl

Year 3



Tribal Tales


Heroes & Villains



Year 4

Blue Abyss

Burps, Bottoms & Bile

Road trip USA


Traders and Raiders

Misty Mountain Sierra

Year 5

Gods and mortals

Gods and mortals

Frozen Kingdom

Frozen Kingdom

Hola Mexico!

Hola Mexico!

Year 6

A Child’s War

A Child’s War

Darwin’s Delight

Darwin’s Delight




If you have any queries or questions regarding our curriculum, please contact the appropriate member of staff as shown below.


Subject Curriculum Lead
English   Mrs L Smith
Mathematics Mr T Bell
Physical Education Mr C Lee
Reading Mrs L Smith
Religious Education & Collective Worship Mrs F Booth
Science Mrs L MacRae


For any wider Curriculum queries not specific to the above, please contact Mrs F Booth. 

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