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Curriculum Overview

Our Curriculum

At Petersfield Infant School, we are passionate about promoting and instilling a love for learning through an irresistible curriculum for all our children.  We aim to provide pupils with the knowledge and skills needed to become independent learners and thinkers, prepared and ready to become lifelong learners.

We use half termly topics as the basis for our curriculum planning, informed by the National Curriculum. This creative approach enables us to make learning meaningful, relevant and engaging. Developing the whole child is of key importance and, with this in mind, we offer a broad and balanced curriculum which encompasses our vison of  ‘Be the Best you can Be’ alongside our values and ethos of Building Leaning Power (BLP) and British Values.

Below you can find half termly topic grids that show what your child will be learning about in all areas of the curriculum.


The National Curriculum

The national curriculum provides pupils with an introduction to the essential knowledge they need to be educated citizens. It introduces pupils to the best that has been thought and said, and helps engender an appreciation of human creativity and achievement.

To find out more about the Early Years Foundation Stage CLICK HERE.

To find out more about the specific Programmes of Study for English in Year 1 and 2  CLICK HERE.

To find out more about the specific Programmes of Study for Mathematics for Years 1 and 2 CLICK HERE.


Our half-termly topics grids

Year R are following a new curriculum from September 2021, so will update their plans half termly throughout the year.

Year R Autumn 1 – This Is Me!

Year R Autumn 2 – Let’s Celebrate

Year R Spring 1 – Can You Imagine?




Year 1 Autumn 1 – The Secret Lives of Animals

Year 1 Autumn 2 – Bright Sparks

 Year 1 Spring 1 – A Polar Adventure!

Year 1 Spring 2 – Fire! Fire!

Year 1 Summer 1 – Secret Garden

Year 1 Summer 2 – Dungeons and Dragons


Year 2 Autumn 1 – Around the World in Half a Term

Year 2 Autumn 2 – Celebration

Year 2 Spring 1 – Cityscapes and Landscapes

Year 2 Spring 2 – Back in Time for School

Year 2 Summer 1 – Watch Me Grow

Year 2 Summer 2 – Let’s Sculpt!


Information about how our approach to the curriculum complies with Equality and SEN regulations can be found in our Equality Plan, Teaching & Learning policy, SEND policy and Inclusion policy.



To access the DfE performance tables for our school please click this link