Sandown School

The Sandown Curriculum

At Sandown School children and staff are particularly proud of the exciting and engaging curriculum that we have. Our curriculum enables children to become creative, independent learners who are able to work collaboratively as reflected in our school values.   

On this page you can see an overview of the exciting topics that happen throughout the year in each year group.

Click on the year groups to view the content of our school curriculum and please visit year group pages for more information.

Year R

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Year 6


Year R

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Year 6

Term 1


All About Me!


 Joys of Julia!

Space Invaders

Turner and The Elements

Groovy Greeks

Astonishing Africa

The Victorians

Term 2

 Terrific Tales!

Once Upon a time...


Princesses and Dragons



Through the ages... UGs Pants


 Firework Makers Daughter

To Infinity and Beyond

Extreme Environments

Term 3


Amazing Animals!


Fire and Ice

Wacky Walliams

 No Mountain High Enough

Rotten Romans

Violent Volcanoes


Term 4


Come Outside!


Whats The Deal?

Savannah Safari

How to be an Anglo Saxon

What’s the Deal?

Ancient Egypt



Term 5


Ticket to Ride!


Wonderful, Weird, Wilderness

Secret Agent Training

Wild and Free

Rhyme and Reason

Capital Mystery


Term 6

Fun at the Seaside!

Dangerous Dinosaurs


Poisonous Potions


Dream of Dragons

Around The World




The Arrival

Whole School Collaboration

Collaboration is one of the schools three values. Along with collaboration in class and within year groups we also encourage collaboration across the whole school. Whole school collaborative topics bring the whole community together in short themed weeks. Each topic has a focus on specific curriculum areas.

Some examples from themed weeks can be seen below.


With a focus on History, Art, Literacy and Computing.  

Look what we got up to!!

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We started the week with a Vintage bus tour.
Poet Brian Moses told London Inspired poetry and led workshops where the children wrote their own.



Everyone dressed for the occasion!
We had a historic tour of Deal and learnt about smuggling goods to London. The day finished off with a battle between the Romans and Celts on the beach!



We celebrated The London 2012 Olympics and had a visit from Paralympian Clare Harvey. 
Each Class studied a different period in history. The fortnight concluded with an open afternoon to celebrate our wonderful work with parents and carers.



Pupil Voice leaders led Art, drama and music sessions for their groups.





With a focus on Music, Art and Religious education

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We started the week with a music festival! Folk band, Green Diesel, opened the festival.


Children were voted by members of their class to take part in a Comedy Festival. Staff and children took to the stage in front of the whole school and told jokes and stories. The whole day was filled with fun and laughter.




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.

National Curriculum guide for Parents