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Making a Difference

A Memorable Curriculum 


At Swaffham CE VC Infant and Nursery School we offer a broad and balanced curriculum which enriches the children's knowledge and skills through fun experiences and hands on learning.


Find information about our curriculum subjects here.

Long Term Topic Plan

This is the long term topic plan. It is a working document as are working on enriching and developing our curriculum. 

We have planned for when the school has KS2 cohorts to ensure that there is progression and knowledge and skills are built upon. 

Each topic opens with an enquiry question and an area of the curriculum where the learning will dig deeper and build on the children's prior knowledge and skills. The curriculum is named 'Making a Difference' as each unit will ensure that the children are having a impact on their school, community, country and world around them to help them to continue to develop into wonderful citizens. 


Long Term Topic Plan



Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2




Bears (We’re going on a Bear Hunt)

Teddy Bear’s picnic


Harvest/Autumn/ Colour

Collection of food for food bank


Thank you party for our ‘superheroes’

Fairy Tales- The Gingerbread man

Baking for neighbours


In the Garden










Winter Wonderland

Raising money for penguins




Under the sea

Raising money for sealife charity



Museum display




Where can we go for help? (p&c and PSED)


When is bedtime?

Hedgehog homes 

(owl babies)

(UW and Tech)

Can we visit the moon? (Whatever next) (UW EMM

How tall is a beanstalk?

Fairy Tales- Jack and the Beanstalk (UW

Growing in our garden 

Where do minibeasts live?



Minibeast hotel

Where do shells come from?



Fundraising for lifeboat charity





Year 1

How do God’s creations grow?



What is so wonderful about where we live?


Local study- map work

Peddler geog


School and grounds



Did the Great Fire of London change the way we live today?

Could we have tea with a tiger?

Animals including humans 

 Were the three pigs good builders?



The three Little Pigs 

What is great about Great Britain?












Year 2 

Are we destroying our planet?



 Was Guy Fawkes a hero or a Villain?


 Who would win a battle 

between knights and dragons?  Zog text


Did Pop Art change the way people created art?

How can we welcome people from other places to Swaffham? (Portugal link) 


Could a polar bear live in Africa?










Year 3 


Is it ethical to eat chocolate?

Charlie and the chocolate factory 



Forces and magnets 


Is battle morally right to gain land?



The Vikings- criminals or heroes?

Why is our church standing after so many years?

Who is the The Red Dragon of Cadwaladr



Wales- counties, major cities, land use 












Year 4

Stone Age to Iron Age

Biomes and the water cycle  





Rivers (because of after water cycle)

River Nar – sketch work, plans



Does religion matter?

Northern Ireland- land use. Beef 





Year 5


Victorians- Is hierarchy fair?

Scotland-Why would they want independence?


Earth matters, doesn’t it? 


Volcanoes and Earthquakes 



Heartwood Scientists 


Ancient Greece



Architect focus 




Year 6



Charles Darwin- Evolution 





Crime and punishment- does it work? 




Apprentice- What do you aspire to be?


Great Artists in history 




Subject Key 


We are scientists 


We are historians 


We are geographers


We are artists 


We are designers (D.T) 


Music- Music teacher. Plan out progression and objectives         P.E- Get Set PE                    R.E- Units 

Curriculum entitlement 

What will the children be learning each half term?