Connected Curriculum


A cohesive, clear and concentric approach to delivering The Primary National Curriculum, where knowledge, skills and understanding are deepened and widened over time.


Subject Overviews  

  • Available for every foundation and core subject
  • Identifies key strands per subject
  • Identifies key stage objectives per subject
  • Provides teacher guidance to support further curriculum mapping


KS1 and KS2 Overviews

  • Provides all foundation subject objectives on one page
  • Underpins broad and balanced curriculum design
  • Outlines expectations across a key stage


Year Group Overviews

  • Year group standardised objectives for each foundation subject
  • Explicit identification of what is to be taught in every year
  • Facilitates progression within year group and across key stages
  • Deliberate sequencing ensures cumulative fluency


Subject Sequences  

  • Available for every foundation subject
  • Sequenced objectives across every strand of every foundation subject
  • Demonstrates progression and sequence of knowledge, skills and understanding


Whole School Curriculum Map

  • Provides an overarching view of wholeschool curriculum mapping
  • Reflects purposeful and sequential revisiting of key knowledge, skills and understanding
  • Facilitates leadership priority and monitoring


Prior Knowledge Curriculum Map

  • Identifies how the curriculum offer builds on prior learning
  • Ensures cumulative fluency within and across key stages
  • Enables leaders to monitor impact of curriculum implementation over time


Y1-Y6 Thematic Curriculum Maps

  • Curriculum maps available for all year groups
  • Themes planned to ensure curriculum offer is broad and balanced
  • Every foundation subject revisited 3+ times over the course of the year
  • Suggested writing opportunities revisited for progression opportunities
  • Suggested reading opportunities with accompanying book list
  • Whole school delivering same curriculum areas at the same time, allowing for deliberate CPD & monitoring



  • Available for each theme in all year groups (medium term planning)
  • Prepopulated with yearly objectives for all foundation subjects
  • All writing objectives prepopulated
  • Supports planning & delivery of teaching and learning by providing detail of learning journey


Bank of Additional Synopses

  • Provides extra information surrounding potential learning opportunities
  • Enables schools to be flexible around curriculum mapping and delivery of learning
  • Ensures school context and pupils’ needs are at the heart of curriculum intent


Knowledge & Vocabulary

  • Available for every theme in every year group
  • Identifies sequenced, subjectspecific vocabulary
  • Identifies key knowledge questions that evidence impact


Book List Appendix

  • Makes purposeful links to a wide range of texts
  • Encourages and enhances a love of literature and books
  • Ensures a breadth of coverage across a large number of genres


Subject Leader Overview

  • Available for all foundation subjects
  • Provides clarity around content to be covered and sequence of delivery per subject
  • Empowers subject leaders & curriculum leaders to qualityassure implementation


Statement of Intent

  • Available for all foundation subjects
  • Captures deliberate process of thinking that takes place before curriculum mapping
  • Supports leadership in rationale for curriculum intent


Wider Curriculum Assessment:

  • Measures impact of foundation subject implementation across school
  • Informs planning, CPD and leadership priority
  • Analyses attainment and progress for key groups of pupils


Planning and Feedback:

  • Provides structure for targeted, incisive feedback
  • Reduces workload and promotes wellbeing for staff
  • Enables staff to plan in a connected & comprehensive way


External Moderation Readiness Guide

  • Supports leaders for ‘deep dive’ methodology
  • Provides exemplar questions and responses that prepare leaders for moderation
  • Supports curriculum mapping and design decision making
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