Our Curriculum 

At Cotwall End we enjoy a creative cross-curricular learning experience.  We progressively build on skills, develop knowledge and understanding of the world through key concepts and the school’s own Values, while following the national curriculum.  Each teacher has a responsibility for a subject and ensures that expert knowledge is taught fluently in school through appropriate discussions, building on previous lessons and using timely assessments.  This then helps pupils embed the skills and concepts they have learnt in their long-term memory.  By talking to the pupils, looking in their books, attending parent workshops and becoming immersed in the classroom environment, you will be able to witness first-hand how our curriculum forms the core of school life. 

The core skills we develop to ensure children have the capacity to perform to their potential are: 

  • Analysis 

  • Evaluation 

  • Problem-solving 

  • Creativity 

  • Independence 


Within each topic, every year group’s teaching is informed by several discrete key concepts, aimed at maximising pupil’s individual ability to transfer knowledge across the curriculum.   

The optimum combination of the skills, knowledge and key concepts taught on a day-to-day basis enable pupils to fulfil their potential, make excellent progress and provide the best preparation for later life. 

Year 1 Planning

Reception Planning

Year 2 Planning

Year 3 Planning

Year 4 Planning

Year 5 Planning

Year 6 Planning

PSHE Planning

Concepts example


London to Vegas

British Values

Spiritual, moral,

social & cultural development

PSHRE Curriculum

Music Skills