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Alderman Richard HallamPrimary School

Curriculum Overview

Coverage of the new National Curriculum


At Alderman Richard Hallam, we are very excited about our curriculum. Pupils study a wide range of topics which were designed around what interests them. Be prepared for topics about Narnia, Ancient Egypt, Chocolate and even Harry Potter!

 We have made sure that each topic fully covers the National Curriculum and you can find a link to a document at the bottom of the page that shows each subject’s National Curriculum statements and which topics they are taught in. We use Letters and Sounds to teach reading and reading is at the heart of each topic as we use the Novel-Based approach.

To further enhance our topic-based curriculum, pupils have lots of opportunities throughout the year to focus explicitly on each subject. We have theme days and weeks to allow pupils to immerse themselves in subjects. We have theme days upon: French Day, Science and Engineering Week, Crystal Maze Maths Week, R.E. Day, Map Day, Art Week, Black History Week, Hour of Code Day, Internet Safety Day and many, many more.


At the start of each topic, parents and carers are sent a letter which explains in more detail the activities that are going to be taught and some useful ideas how you can help your child at home.


At the start of each half term, pupils have a Wonder Day to explore their new topic. This is a really exciting day where pupils take the lead! Pupils are able to use all of the topic's resources and books to see what they can discover. Throughout the day, there is an emphasis on talking, questioning and wondering. All of these ideas are gathered in and are part of the topic's journey. See below some of the wonderful activities on Wonder Day!

If you have any further questions about our curriculum please speak to Mrs Colley or Mrs Elverstone, the Curriculum Co-ordinators.


For more information about the Curriculum, please see our Parent Letters by clicking here.

Curriculum Overview

How We Cover the National Curriculum Objectives

For more information regarding how our ARH Curriculum builds upon knowledge each year, please see below for an illustration of the progressive nature of our topics from Foundation Stage to Year 6.

Progression Pathways and Threads

Cultural Capital

We welcome suggestions from our parents and carers regarding our curriculum. If you have any suggestions, please don't hesitate to get in touch.