Friargate, Scarborough North Yorkshire YO11 1HS

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School Curriculum Information

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Friarage Themes 2016-2020


Term/Academic Year







Magic and Mystery.

Don't judge a book by its cover.

Things that go bump in the night!



Horrible Histories.

Land before time.

May the force be with you.



We’re all going on a holiday.

Where in the world?



Our Curriculum aims to enable all our learners to become:

• successful learners who enjoy learning, make progress and achieve
• confident individuals who are able to live safe, healthy and fulfilling lives
• responsible citizens who make a positive contribution to society.
These aims inform all aspects of teaching and learning and are the starting point for curriculum design.The governing body has approved a broad curriculum which seeks to implement these aims. The following is a list of all the curriculum areas taught in the school, together with a brief description. Aspects of the curriculum are listed separately, although in practice they are sometimes taught in a cross-curricular way. This ensures a unified approach to the curriculum.



The teaching of English is designed to provide children with the skills, confidence and understanding needed to enjoy reading and writing; two of the most important tools for their learning. We also recognise the importance of children developing skills in speaking and listening so that they can become confident, articulate and able to express themselves.

Phonics is taught systematically through Letters and Sounds. The teaching of reading and writing incorporates the use of stimulating stories, ideas, books, poems, plays and first hand experiences so that the children are not only able to read and write but find pleasure in doing so.


Please click here to see a year group breakdown of our English curriculum coverage.



The mathematics curriculum is designed to develop skills, understanding and attitudes, which can be used to solve problems and deal successfully with situations in everyday life.

The curriculum is broadly based, covering concepts, computation, measurement and data handling. Maths is presented as a challenging and rewarding subject, which is relevant to the child and where skills learnt are applied to solve everyday problems. Maths is taught everyday in Mathematic lessons and through other curricular areas.


Please click here to see a breakdown of our Year 1 Maths curriculum coverage.

Please click here to see a breakdown of our Year 2 Maths curriculum coverage.

Please click here to see a breakdown of our Year 3 Maths curriculum coverage.

Please click here to see a breakdown of our Year 4 Maths curriculum coverage.

Please click here to see a breakdown of our Year 5 Maths curriculum coverage.

Please click here to see a breakdown of our Year 6 Maths curriculum coverage.



Teaching and learning in Science is based on first hand experience through experiments, explorations and investigations. Children are encouraged to develop observation skills and the ability to ask and answer appropriate questions. They are encouraged to offer explanations and are taught that ideas should be tested and conclusions drawn. A variety of recording methods are taught and children learn specific scientific vocabulary to enable them to record their findings.



Children learn about the past in a meaningful way so that they develop an understanding and empathy with people of the past. They are introduced to the central concepts of chronology, continuity and change, cause and effect and the interpretation of source material.



Children learn about aspects of their immediate locality and of the wider world. They study how man affects the environment and learn to read and interpret a range of maps.


Design & Technology

Children work with a range of materials and tools to gain skills necessary for making useful products. They learn to appreciate design qualities of manufactured items and to match them to their purpose.



Children learn alternative methods of recording and expressing their feelings by working with different media to develop skills. They study the work of artists past and present and their influence on culture in societies.



Music is approached in different ways that lead to an awareness of pitch, rhythm and some ability to read and record music. Children experience a range of tuned and untuned instruments. They develop and awareness of different musical styles through listening to a variety of pieces from different times and cultures.



We use ICT to enrich children’s learning across the curriculum. All classes have access to an interactive whiteboard. Each Key Stage has access to laptop trolleys. Children also learn simple programming and how to use digital cameras and media to enhance their learning.


Religious Education

Religious Education is taught following the agreed North Yorkshire Syllabus. The main emphasis is essentially Christian in character but other faiths are studied and contrasts and comparisons are made. The children are encouraged to develop a tolerant attitude to the beliefs of others.


Physical Education
Our PE curriculum encourages all children to be active and develop skills in communicating, collaborating and competing with each other. We aim to teach new skills through games, athletics and dance. In Year 5, children learn to swim. We offer at least one residential trip each year.



School Curriculum Year Group Information 


Click here for EYFS


Click here for Years One and Two curriculum information


Click here for Years Three and Four curriculum information


Click here for Years Five and Six curriculum information