Sandown School

Sandown Primary School

Sandown Primary School
Thomas Becket

The National Curriculum

In September 2014 the Government's new National Curriculum came into practice. At Sandown School we have been planning and teaching from this new curriculum since it was first released in draft form in September 2013. Below is a link to a parent's guide to the new curriculum.

Online support and guidance:

The Sandown Curriculum

At Sandown School pupils and staff are particularly proud of the exciting and engaging curriculum that we have. On this page you can see an overview of the exciting topics that happen throughout the year in each year group in Sandown School.

In brackets you will see the key text that accompanies each topic.


Early Years

Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5  Year 6  

Term 1   


(Funny Bones)


Readable Rhymes

looking at lots of different poems and authors

Our World

(10 Ways to Save My World)

Wonderful Wolves


Inspire, Challenge and Succeed

(Fly Eagle Fly)

Astonishing Africa

(Tinga Tinga Tales)  

We'll Meet Again

(Goodnight Mr Tom)


Term 2

Something Special

(Elmer the Elephant)

The Jolly Christmas Postman

(The Jolly Postman)

Nocturnal Animals

(The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark)


(The Great Kapok Tree)

Time Hunters

(The Time Travelling Cat and the Roman Eagle)

To Infinity and Beyond

(George's Secret Key to the Universe)

The Blitz

(Rose Blanche)


Term 3

Fabulous Fairy Tales

(Traditional Tales and Rhymes)

Fire and Ice

(The King of the Polar Bears and other stories)


(Bob, the Man on the Moon)

Travelling through time

(UG Boy Genius)

Superb Scientists

(Science Texts)

Violent Volcanoes

(Information Texts)

Extreme Environments

(Ice Trap - Ernest Shackleton)


Term 4

Out of This World

(Roaring Rockets)

Walk the Plank

(The Pirates Next door)


(Lila and the Secret of the Rain)

Travelling through time & Tell me about it

(I was Rat)

Intrepid Explorers

(Varjak Paw)

CSI - Crime Scene Investigation

(London Eye Mystery)

Vile Victorians



Term 5

Sandown Bake Off

(Cookery books)

Dangerous Dinosaurs

(Harry and the Bucketful of Dinosaurs)

Roald Dahl

(Selection of Roald Dahl classics)



(Traction Man and adventure stories)

Expedition Betteshanger

(Mining Poetry and Information Texts)

What's the Deal?



Awesome Animation

(The Literacy Shed)


Term 6

Yellow Submarine

(Smiley Shark)

One Night from Here

(One Night [from UK] and other books looking at different places around the world)

World of Adventure 

(Assorted Fairy Tales)

Crazy Changes

(The Dandelions Big Dream & The Giving Tree)


(Pea Boy)

Perplexing Pyramids

(Information Texts)


(Charlie and the Chocolate Factory)