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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


Autumn 1

8 weeks

Autumn 2

7 weeks

Spring 1

7 weeks

Spring 2

6 weeks

Summer 1

5 weeks

Summer 2

7 weeks

Year 1DinosaursChildhood

Poles Apart

Hot & Cold Countries

People & Animals

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Get Out of My Swamp!

Bog Baby

Year 2AfricaLondon's Burning!PioneersWonder WomenThe Scented GardenBeachcombers
Year 3

Meet the Flinstones!

Stone Age

Tomb Raiders!

Ancient Egypt


Aviation & Exploration History

Extreme Survival

Adapting to Different Climates & Environments

A Journey Through EuropeEuropean Focus: France
Year 4Britain From the AirRomansReign Over Us!Tudor WarwickshireMount KilimanjaroWorld Kitchen
Year 5Earth & BeyondInvadersMexico & the MayansWalls & BarricadesWild WatersRainforests
Year 6Ancient GreeceNatural DisastersWorld War TwoWorld War TwoRule BritanniaYes 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.

For more details for parents about the New National Curriculum, click below on the link which is relevant to your child's year group.