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Curriculum Overview

We aim to foster a love of learning through an engaging, dynamic and purposeful curriculum. Launched in 2016, our Linden Curriculum, follows the National Curriculum 2014 and has been designed by staff and pupils to meet the needs and interests of all our learners. Collectively, we deliver stimulating first-hand learning experiences and passionately develop lifelong skills. Our pupils grow into resilient, independent and successful citizens of the future.

Our Curriculum is driven by a “Big Idea” and a leading question or statement which provides a purpose to the topics covered and aims to broaden and challenge the children’s thinking. The “Big Idea” is woven into the topic’s Learning Journey, which is planned around National Curriculum objectives and focuses on a progression of skills. Each topic is kick-started with an experiential ‘Launch’ and works towards an ‘Outcome.’  See the individual Year Group Topic Maps for details on the different curriculum topics.

2018-19 Whole School Overview

Although we have mapped out our overview for the year, the Linden Curriculum is flexible and responsive to the needs and interests of the children, therefore this overview is subject to change.

Autumn Spring Summer
EYFS Funny BonesLet There Be Light Linden Bear's AdevnturesRumble In The Jungle Fe Fi Fo Fum /
Land sea and air…. How do we get there?
Year 1 Born to be wild Dungeons and Dragons Deckchairs & Donkeys
Year 2 We Could Be Heroes Blizzards, Bravery and the Bitter End Green Fingers
Year 3 Bootcamp / Whizzpopping Wonders You rock my world Glorious Gloucester
Year 4 Let me entertain you Me, myself and I Earth Song
Year 5 Back to the future Who writes the History Book? A drop in time
Year 6 I am the master of my own fate From monkey to me Production linked

Curriculum Aims

Our Curriculum:

  • is broad, balanced and has clear progression in subject knowledge and skills
  • is filled with rich first-hand purposeful experiences
  • is flexible and responsive to individual needs and interests
  • develops the whole person - spiritually, morally, socially and culturally
  • encourages the use of environments and expertise beyond the classroom
  • has a local, national and international dimension
  • promotes British values
  • has regard for the future and the needs of future generations
  • makes meaningful links between areas of knowledge across the curriculum and the major issues of our time.

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RECEPTION OPEN MORNINGS - click here to find out more

12 Sep 2019

Open Morning at Linden Primary School for new Reception intake 2020. Wednesday 20th November 2019 Thursday 9th January 2020To book your place, please ring the office on 01452527020 or email admin@li...

Safer Internet Day 2019

05 Feb 2019

Tuesday 5th February is Safer Internet Day. Safer Internet Day 2019 will be celebrated globally on Tuesday 5th February 2019 with the slogan “Together for a better internet&r...

Woolly The Mammoth Visits Linden!

04 Feb 2019

Have you read the story 'Ice Monster' by David Walliams? Year 2 have been doing a novel study on it. It is a brilliant story about a girl who is trying to save a woolly mammoth, but it escapes! On Fr...


24 Jan 2019

Mrs Jones and Mrs Goodman continue to work hard to improve our school attendance.  Since the beginning of the year, they have been closely monitoring all aspects of the children’s attendanc...