Long Melford Church of England Primary School

Include, Achieve, Care


Our Curriculum:


Our aim is to provide our children with an engaging, exciting and empowering curriculum that equips them for today and tomorrow.


At Long Melford Church of England Primary School the curriculum is designed to:

– recognise children’s prior learning,

– provide first hand learning experiences,

– allow the children to develop interpersonal skills,

– build resilience and become creative, critical thinkers.


Every child is recognised as a unique individual. We celebrate and welcome differences within our school community.  The ability to learn is underpinned by the teaching of basic skills, knowledge, concepts and values with a vision to prepare them for life beyond primary school. We constantly provide enrichment opportunities to engage learning. We believe that childhood should be a happy, investigative and enquiring time in our lives, where there are no limits to curiosity and there is a thirst for new experiences and knowledge.


Underpinning everything we do are our focus on vocabulary, BLP (Building Learning Power), our Christian and British Values, as well as life skills. Our aim is to ensure that our children have the resilience to overcome barriers, are equipped to be effective learners and have the social skills to be valuable and caring members of the community.


Our curriculum is driven by ‘Big Ideas’ rather than subject content.  By leading pupils to consider the context in which they will use their understanding, concept-based learning brings real world meaning to content, knowledge and skills.


Children leave Long Melford Church of England Primary School with a sense of belonging to a community where they have the confidence and skills to make decisions, self-evaluate, make connections and become lifelong learners.


To see our Curriculum Vision for 2023/4, click here.


Curriculum Overview:

Each term our children have a Topic.  The drivers for the topics are Geography and History and can be seen on the Curriculum Overview.  Each topic has a list of Outcomes that need to be met by the end of the topic – they can be seen by clicking on the topic name.


Key Stage 1

2023 - 2024

Famous for more

than 5 minutes


Our School

in the Local Area

 2024 - 2025TransportCastles


and Seas


Key Stage 2

2023 - 2024

Sport and

Ancient Greece

Mountains, Rivers

and Coasts

 2024 - 2025

Romans - Empire

and Inventions


Vikings and


(Settlements by the

Anglo-Saxons and the Scots)


Key Stage 2

2023 - 2024


Stone Age and Iron Age

Earth MattersMigration
 2024 - 2025Egyptians

Comparing People and Places

The Maya

World War 2



All other subjects are taught as discrete subjects.  Please click on the subject name below to see the overview:


Art Overview  Computing Overview  Design Technology  Overview  French Overview 


Music Overview  PSHE Overview  PE Overview  RE Overview

Knowledge Progression documents are being populated from our new curriculum and will appear for each subject below once completed.


Art    Computing    Design Technology    French    Geography    History    Music    PSHE    PE    RE

Early Reading and Phonics:

At Long Melford we use Little Wandle Letters and Sounds as our Phonic programme. 

Click below for an overview of Phonics at our school.



At Long Melford we are a Maths Mastery School.  We are working with the Angles Maths Hub and are part of the NCETM Number Mastery Programme.

We are also working with York University as part of the TEEMUP Research.

Click on the document below for an overview of Maths at our school.


At Long Melford we have been looking at our Science provision.  The whole school community (pupils, staff and governors) have worked together to develop a Vision for Science at our school.

To see our Science Vision, please click on the document below.

Curriculum Enrichment Passport:

As part of our curriculum work across the MAT, we wanted to ensure that within our schools, all children had the same opportunity to take part in a range of common experiences. 

Please click on the document below for information about our MAT Curriculum Enrichment Passports.


The activities have been divided between the classes.  Click on the phases to see their Curriculum Enrichment Passports.

Our curriculum is based on the DfE National Curriculum documents.