Knowledge-Based Curriculum at Quinton Primary School
Here at Quinton, we follow a knowledge-based curriculum, covering many exciting topics. We are sure that this page will provide you with all the information which you need about our curriculum, but were you to have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.
KS1 & KS2 Curriculum Overview 2021/ 2022
Hot & Cold Countries
|People & Animals|
A Midsummer Night's Dream
Get Out of My Swamp!
|Year 2||Africa||London's Burning!||Pioneers||Wonder Women||The Scented Garden||Beachcombers|
Meet the Flinstones!
Aviation & Exploration History
Adapting to Different Climates & Environments
|A Journey Through Europe||European Focus: France|
|Year 4||Britain From the Air||Romans||Reign Over Us!||Tudor Warwickshire||Mount Kilimanjaro||World Kitchen|
|Year 5||Earth & Beyond||Invaders||Mexico & the Mayans||Walls & Barricades||Wild Waters||Rainforests|
|Year 6||Ancient Greece||Natural Disasters||World War Two||World War Two||Rule Britannia||Yes Minister!|
What is a Knowledge-Based Curriculum?
1. Acquisition of knowledge is at the heart.
2. Knowledge is specified in meticulous detail.
3. Knowledge is acquired in long term memory.
4. Knowledge is carefully sequenced over time.
5. There is a focus on subject disciplines.
At the start of each topic (usually one per half term), children are provided with a 'Knowledge Organiser' which is essentially a fact sheet about their topic. The idea behind this particular method is that, put simply, the more children know off-by-heart, the more they will be able to apply their knowledge.
Please see our Curriculum Evening materials and refer to individual classes' Knowledge Organisers for more information about our topics. If you require any further information regarding the curriculum which we teach, please speak to your child's class teacher.