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Ashleigh C of E Primary School

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The Wider Curriculum

Our non-core, or wider curriculum, subjects of history and geography are taught throughout the week. The curriculum has been derived at Trust level and then as a school, we have further developed the provision to best meet the needs of our children.


As a school, we are utilising work by Chris Quigley to develop a curriculum which progressively builds knowledge and understanding of core historical and geographical topics and concepts. For each of these, there are three Milestones, each of which includes the procedural, declarative and experiential knowledge students need to understand each area. This provides a progression model.  Knowledge categories in each subject give students a way of expressing their understanding of the topics and concepts. Through developing their experiential knowledge, we provide opportunities for children at Ashleigh to develop a love of the wider curriculum. 


Below, please find our school overview ( for years 1-6), the wider curriculum for each year group as well as examples of project planners (which show how children's knowledge is developed across topics). 


We use a range of schemes to support our development of a broad and knowledge-rich curriculum across our other non-core subjects. Please click here to navigate back to our Curriculum page to see the full range of overview documents for our other non-core subjects. 

Curriculum Overview for Years 1-6