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Hill View Infant Academy

Believe and Achieve

Hill View Infant Academy are currently reviewing their curriculum as part of our continued strive for improvement. This is a school development priority 2017-18

School Planning and Topics


Foundation subject planning and topics

School curriculum lead: Mrs Catherine Scott

The curriculum is a framework within which learning and teaching takes place. All children at Hill View Infant School have access to a broad and balanced curriculum, regardless of gender, race, religion, age or ability. We believe learning should be fun, relevant and motivating. We firmly believe in the importance of providing meaningful learning experiences. Our curriculum is effectively delivered through creative cross curricular topics that combine a range of subjects to make learning meaningful and enable children to make links between subjects.

We check the coverage of the National Curriculum against our topics to ensure children are taught the appropriate knowledge and skills for their year group.

Our creative planning approach aims to bring the curriculum to life through hooks to engage the children and capture their attention as well as a meaningful purpose and context for learning.

Below are the creative plans we have written at Hill View Infant School. Each teacher and class select a different topic each half term. This plan is adapted, added to and enhanced based on the requirements of the pupils and curriculum.

For Key Stage 1: Use the yellow topic table below to find out the topic focus for your child's class each term and then click the appropriate topic.

   Topic 1 Topic 2  Topic 3  Topic 4   Topic 5 Topic 6 
 YEAR 1 Animal Magic Plants 

Oh I do like to be

beside the seaside 

 How we used

to live

Whatever the weather Our Senses
 YEAR 2  Body Bits Castles/ Dragons  Chocolate


Under the sea

Polar Regions/Everest



Whole School Topics

We will update the below topic plan on a half termly basis. If you would like to discuss the content of any topic that your child is being taught, please speak to the class teacher.


Nursery Reception Year 1 Year 2

Autumn term

first half term

second half term


Response to all about me forms

Winter/ Christmas

Class 9- Starting School 

Class 10- Traditional Tales/

Class 11-Ourselves  

Class 12- Traditional Tales

Class 5- How we used to live- houses and homes./ Materials/,Christmas

Class 6- How we used to live- houses and homes/ Homes around the world

Class 7- Me and my world continued- Sunderland in the past

Class 8- Seasons and How we used to live.

Class 1- Body Bits / Polar Regions/ Remembrance

Class 2- Castles and Dragons, / Guy Fawkes, Polar Regions

Class 3- An adventure at the castles./ Remembrance, 

Great fire of London, Christmas

Class 4- Body Bits, Polar Regions


Spring term


Chinese new year


Class 9- Space

Class 10- Animals/ pets

Class 11-under the sea

Class 12- under the sea


Class 5- senses/ ourselves. animals.

Class 6- senses

Class 7- British wildlife/ blue planet

Class 8- the senses, animals, weather 


Class 1- Charlie and the chocolate factory

Class 2- Chocolate / Plants and Body Bits.

Class 3- Fair trade/ Plants and Body Bits.

Class 4- Charlie and the chocolate factory/ castles

Summer term