Highgate Curriculum Policy

Our curriculum is designed with knowledge at its heart to ensure that children develop a strong vocabulary base and understanding of the world.  The curriculum promotes long-term learning and we believe that progress means knowing more and remembering more.  We have developed a curriculum built on current research regarding how memory works to ensure that children not only have access to ‘the best that has been thought and said’ but are taught this in a way that ensures children can remember the curriculum content in the future years.  We make use of knowledge organisers to ensure children know exactly which information is expected to be learned over the course of their study in a particular subject.  One of the central aims of the curriculum is to ensure that our pupils are both “interesting and interested”. We want them to be ‘interesting to talk to because they know a great deal about the world and ‘interested’ in finding out more.  We understand that knowledge is ‘sticky’, in other words, the more pupils know the easier it is for them to know more.  This is why we place particular emphasis on children knowing by heart and building rich webs of knowledge as they progress through the curriculum. 

‘A good plan is like a road map: it shows the final destination and usually the best way to get there.’

We are invested in curriculum design and make sure have a clear focus on the subject knowledge to be learned in each subject and designed their lessons around that. We plan a sequence of lessons in a block to ensure that learning flows and has a clear sequential sequence with key knowledge and skills.

If you would like to have more information about our curriculum, you are welcome to email Mrs Sale who is our Curriculum Leader via the school office on​

Curriculum Overview

Curriculum Overview 2020

EYFS Curriculum

Long Term Plan EYFS

Year 1 Curriculum

Year 1 Yearly Overview

Year 2 Curriculum

Year 2 Overview 2020

Year 3 Curriculum

Year 3 Yearly Overview

Year 4 Curriculum

Year 4 Overview 2020

Year 5 Curriculum

Year 5 Overview 2020

Year 6 Curriculum

Year 6 Overview 2020

Our Maths Curriculum 

Maths Visions and Aims

Vision And Aims Of Maths

We are following the National Curriculum for Mathematics which you can find using the following link:

National Curriculum in England – Mathematics Programmes of Study

We use the Power Maths Calculation Policy to ensure consistent teaching approaches across our school. You can view these in the following documents:

Power Maths KS1 Calculation Policy 1

Power Maths LKS2 Calculation Policy 1

Power Maths UKS2 Calculation Policy 3