Important Message
Parents' Information

Subjects such as geography, history and science weave seamlessly through the curriculum. The 'Prime Learning Challenge' questions ensures these links are strong.

Ofsted, 2017

At Someries, we offer a curriculum that gives each child the opportunity to acquire the social skills and a knowledge and understanding of the world that will adequately prepare them for the next stage of their learning and ultimately later life.

We aim to provide an environment that is academically challenging and builds the confidence, independence, creativity and motivation of every child.

Within Key Stage One, learning concentrates on ten curriculum subjects split between core and foundation subjects.

The core subjects are:

  • English
  • mathematics
  • science

The foundation subjects are:

  • art and design
  • computing
  • design and technology
  • geography
  • history
  • music
  • physical education

Other curriculum subjects include

  • personal, social, health and economic education
  • religious education

Read about what is taught within each of these subjects

Learning Phases

Our curriculum is divided into three learning phases called:

  • Discover Learning Phase
  • Explore Learning Phase
  • Create Learning Phase

Within each learning phase, planned Prime Learning Challenges form the basis of teaching and learning within the curriculum subjects in Key Stage one.

Within each learning phase, Prime Learning Challenges within Key Stage One will focus on the curriculum subjects identified below. Please click on the links on the left to read more detailed information about what children will learn in each subject throughout Key Stage One.








Religious Education



Design technology


Art and design


Physical Education

Prime Learning Challenges

Prime Learning Challenge questions, which stem from assessments of the whole child, form the focus for all learning. Every week a learning challenge question stems from the overarching Prime Learning Challenge and drives learning forward in manageable episodes. Weekly learning challenge questions are provided by children in response to what they think they will need to learn in order to answer the Prime Learning Challenge and form the foundations for the week’s teaching and learning. As children answer their own questions through carefully planned lessons, their evidence is displayed on Learning Walls.