Robin Hood Primary School

"Success is in the journey, not the destination; we are all learners"

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Our Curriculum

Our wider curriculum at Robin Hood is bespoke to our children and staff to instill a life-long love of learning which has been designed to instill a life-long love of learning. The curriculum itself is underpinned by Chris Quigley’s Essentials Curriculum, which sets out the essential coverage and standards, which are required for all subjects. Furthermore, it provides progress measures for all subjects, including personal development. One of the primary reasons we chose this curriculum is because it emphasises the importance of developing the depth of children’s learning. 


Each subject is based on the same ‘Threshold Concept’, which are explored in every year group ensuring children gradually increase their understanding. As the exploration of these concepts are repeated each year, it is important that pupils progress their understanding of them through Milestones; each Milestone contains a range of descriptors which provide more detail to be discovered within concepts over a two-year period: Milestone 1 (Year 1 and 2), Milestone 2 (Year 3 and 4) and Milestone 3 (Year 5 and 6). Children first develop a Basic understanding in Years 1, 3 and 5 before advancing their understanding through further exploration of a concept in Year 2, 4 and 6. Through application in a bread of contexts, we aim for them to reach a ‘Deep’ understanding in each subject. For our SEND children, further scaffold is provided.