Our Curriculum

Cudham Church of England Primary School

Every class studies a different topic each half term and these can be found as attachments below.


Speaking and Listening: From EYFS throughout the school we encourage pupils to develop language skills through play, drama, role play, presentations, discussion and other learning activities. We place a strong emphasis on the acquisition of vocabulary and technical language, and endeavour to ensure that children learn to speak articulately, and to listen effectively.


We teach phonics and word decoding skills to help children become fluent readers and successful writers. Discrete daily phonics sessions are taught throughout EYFS and KS1 using the Letters and Sounds scheme and this is reinforced using Phonics Play to consolidate learning.


In addition to phonics, KS1 pupils have the opportunity to read regularly to an adult both individually and within group reading sessions where text is explored and discussed. By KS2 reading lessons will also include both verbal and written reading comprehension activities through whole class texts in English lessons and group reading. We also encourage reading and research throughout the curriculum.

At Cudham we use a range of materials to support reading including the Oxford Reading Tree, Collins, and other books relevant to the age and stage of learners. EYFS and KS1 pupils will have a home-school levelled reading book to read to parents and carers. We also aim to encourage a love of books through use of our library, book week and other literacy events, and all pupils are encouraged to take books home regularly.


At Cudham we use the Literacy Tree scheme to engage, inspire and allow pupils to develop an appreciation of quality children’s literature. We use these texts to teach different writing genre and skills, incorporating grammar and punctuation. We also use the Talk for Writing approaches and Shared and Guided Writing to enable children to become confident, independent writers. Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar (SPaG) is taught as part of writing lessons and in independent teaching sessions during the school day.


Maths is taught with a real-life scenarios to provide purpose and engagement in our learning. Our pupils are taught: number and counting; place value; the four operations and calculations; fractions; geometry; measure and statistics. Our pupils are provided with opportunities to learn mentally, orally, with the use of concrete apparatus, pictorial and visual representations and abstract knowledge. Our lessons also include opportunities for our pupils to justify and reason about Maths, as well as providing problems for our pupils to solve. We use resources from White Rose Maths to support our teaching and learning


Our Science curriculum is taught to make our learning ‘hands-on’ and investigative. Our pupils are given opportunities to learn through testing ideas, identifying and classifying, observing over time, pattern seeking and research. Our pupils are taught these scientific skills as part of our units of study which include: seasonal changes, materials, animals, plants, rocks, magnets, light, sound, states of matter, habitats, electricity, forces, evolution and inheritance.

Religious Education:

At Cudham we value RE within the curriculum; it forms an integral part of the life of the school. In RE we seek to plan lessons where pupils learn from religion, forming their own ideas and opinions, as well as about religion by following the Rochester Diocese Curriculum. Wherever possible, we try to involve our parish clergy in RE to support the teaching of Christianity.

Physical Education:

In PE pupils learn the importance of strenuous activity in developing strong healthy bodies and how to work together in pairs, small groups and teams. Children take part in a range of activities including, games, swimming, dance and gym. Physical Education also plays a pivotal role in developing an understanding of how exercise can contribute to a healthy body and lifestyle. Each half term, our pupils have an opportunity to participate in intra-school tournaments, where the skills they have developed can be applied and assessed.


The national curriculum for computing aims to ensure that all pupils: • can understand and apply the fundamental principles and concepts of computer science, including abstraction, logic, algorithms and data representation • can analyse problems in computational terms, and have repeated practical experience of writing computer programs in order to solve such problems • can evaluate and apply information technology, including new or unfamiliar technologies, analytically to solve problems • are safe, responsible, competent, confident and creative users of information and communication technology.

At Cudham we use the Purple Mash online scheme where pupils have the opportunity to become computer programmers in different real life contexts.

For information about other aspects of our curriculum, including History, Geography, Art and Design, Design Technology, Music and PSHE, see the links below, or contact the Head of School, Mr. Daniel Finch, for further information.

Curriculum Overviews & Links

Cudham Church of England Primary School

National Curriculum – Key Stage 1 & 2.

Maths - Year 1 Overview Click Here - Maths, Year 1 Overview

Maths - Years 2 and 3 Overview Click Here - Maths, Years 2 and 3 Overview

Maths - Years 4 and 5 Overview Click Here - Maths, Years 4 and 5 Overview

Maths - Year 6 Overview Click Here - Maths, Year 6 Overview

Literacy Curriculum Overview Click Here - Literacy Curriculum Overview

History and Geography Curriculum Overview Click Here - History and Geography Curriculum Overview

Science Curriculum Overview Click Here - Science Curriculum Overview

Computing Curriculum Overview Click Here - Computing Curriculum Overview

RE Lower Key Stage 2 Curriculum Overview Click Here - RE Lower Key Stage 2 Curriculum Overview

RE Upper Key Stage 2 Curriculum Overview Click Here - RE Upper Key Stage 2 Curriculum Overview

PE Overview - 2020 Click Here - PE Overview 2020

External Links to Curriculum Information.

National Curriculum - Key Stage 1 Click Here - National Curriculum - Key Stage 1

National Curriculum - Key Stage 2 Click Here - National Curriculum - Key Stage 2

Letters & Sounds - Principles & Practice of High Quality Phonics Click Here - Letters & Sounds - Principles & Practice of High Quality Phonics