At Howley Grange we follow the National Curriculum (September 2014). The link below will take you directly to the full document.

We also follow the Letters and Sounds phonics program and use The Phonics Bug reading scheme as a basis for the teaching of reading in Reception, Years 1 and 2. Accerlerated Reader is used for children in Upper Years.

Phonics Bug (Early Years)

Accerlerated Reader (Upper Years)

We also use Kinetic Letters as a fun, active way to support our children's handwriting skills.


'A broad, balanced and engaging curriculum that stimulates children to want to learn and develops both their knowledge and thinking skills.'

At Howley Grange we believe that pupils learn and achieve through high quality teaching and well planned learning activities which offer a rich variety of purposeful first-hand opportunities. As our children journey through the school we want them to experience success, challenge and enjoyment across all subjects. This will ensure that when they leave us, they have all the necessary knowledge, skills and attitudes they need to succeed in life.

Howley Grange is committed to providing children with a broad and balanced curriculum. We recognise the upmost importance of ensuring children gain fundamental literacy and numeracy skills and that they have opportunities to develop their individual interests and specialisms in a wide variety of subjects.

Over the last three years we have established our Creative Curriculum, teaching and learning is carefully built around half termly themes such as Dynamic Dynasties, The Circus and Rumble in the Jungle. This enables children to make links between subjects, apply skills in a variety of contexts and add depth to their understanding of the chosen area. Parents, staff and most importantly our children tell us that they enjoy their learning and are eager to find out about the topics and themes, often choosing to take their learning beyond the classroom.

Yearly Overviews

Please view our yearly overviews below, to see what each year group will be covering this academic year.

Unfortunately, due to COVID-19 restrictions, some aspects of the curriculum may have been amended temporarily.

If you would like to know more about any aspect of our curriculum, please contact the school and ask to speak to our curriculum lead-Mrs H Rhodes.