Curriculum Overview


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At Carr Lodge Academy, our 5 Golden Rules are part of everything we teach. We believe our 5 Golden Rules are rules for life and prepare children for their life ahead.

  • Keep everybody included
  • Keep being honest
  • Keep everyone safe
  • Keep everyone's property safe
  • Keep everyone learning


The curriculum at Carr Lodge Academy is organised around topics / themes that make it engaging for the pupils.

We believe in exciting starts to topics and may use visits and visitors to hook the children into their learning.

The core subjects of English and Mathematics are taught daily but links to the other subjects are forged where appropriate. Pupils will practise their English and Mathematics skills in the other subjects. This helps us to assess their learning as it shows they can apply the skills taught in other areas.

The core subject of Computing is also taught as a subject but used across the curriculum to support learning.

The use of real books throughout the theme ensures pupils are immersed in good quality literature which models how readers and writers behave.

We use the ‘Bug Club’ reading scheme by Pearson Education throughout the academy, which is an online system using eBooks.

Phonics is taught using the Letters and Sounds Document as a framework. The sounds that we teach come from the Jolly Phonics programme.

Click on the links below to view our Curriculum documents:

English Framework.

Year 1 Mathematics Yearly Overview

Year 2 Mathematics Yearly Overview

Year 3 Mathematics Yearly Overview

Year 4 Mathematics Yearly Overview

Year 5 Mathematics Yearly Overview

Year 6 Mathematics Yearly Overview

Calculation Policy

Calculation Policy Guidance


power of reading


“Reading for pleasure, achievement for life”

All pupils must be encouraged to read widely across both fiction and non-fiction to develop their knowledge of themselves and the world in which they live, to establish an appreciation and love of reading, and to gain knowledge across the curriculum. Reading also feeds pupils’ imagination and opens up a treasure-house of wonder and joy for curious young minds.
National Curriculum 2014

Throughout Key Stage 1 and 2 we teach literacy through the Power of Reading programme.

The Power of Reading approach has raised achievement in over 2500 schools across England and internationally. Here at Carr Lodge Academy we are implementing The Power of Reading to transform the way the teachers teach and the way children feel about reading and writing. Children engage with high quality picture books, novels, poetry and non-fiction through a wide range of creative teaching approaches. Children are immersed into the text through music, art, drama, discussion and role-play. This enables them to take ownership of the text and engage with it deeply.  Other teaching approaches include responding to illustrations, ‘Book Talk’, story-mapping and book making. 
The Power of Reading project combines the use of outstanding books for teachers and children with an approach to teaching the English curriculum that is creative, engaging and develops a love of literacy.

To find out more about 'Reading for Pleasure' click here