Curriculum Overview

At Robin Hood we comply with the requirements of the National Curriculum and we are committed to maintaining the highest standards of teaching and learning across all areas of the curriculum. This ensures that our pupils are well prepared for the next stage in their education and learn valuable knowledge and skills which helps to prepare them for later life.

We regularly review our curriculum to ensure it continues to provide a rich and relevant experience.

Our coverage of all subjects across the curriculum is broad and thorough and delivered through a range of exciting topics.

Our pupils and parents help to shape the curriculum development by sharing their opinions through questionnaires and discussions.

We use Cornerstones Education resources and materials to help support the delivery of our curriculum.  If you would like to find out more about the Cornerstones Curriculum, please visit their website at


Curriculum Intent

At Robin Hood Primary and Nursery School, our curriculum is designed with our school ethos of Learn Well and Thrive at its centre and underpinned by our school values of Ready, Resilient and Responsible.  By the time our children leave Robin Hood, our intent is that they are ready for their future by being confident and articulate, with the cultural capital, knowledge and skills preparing them for the transition to secondary school; they have built resilience in order for them to embrace the challenges and opportunities that the modern world presents, resilience means they have ever strengthening  self-regulation skills  and that they take responsibility for their learning and the world in which they live, being engaged with the world around them and eager to make a difference.


Our curriculum recognises that knowledge and cultural capital must be at the centre as knowledge is capital; it is what we think about and having knowledge helps us to build further knowledge. Knowledge enables our students to thrive and furthers equity of opportunity, building pathways to independence in adulthood and life opportunities.


 We aim to: 


  • Model high aspirations underpinned by an understanding of the value of resilience, self control and determination. Our pupils will therefore develop as ambitious citizens of society.

  • Develop our pupils’ longer term memory, helping them to retain what they have learnt

  • Expand our pupils’ vocabulary, allowing them access to more rich and complex curriculum content

  • Ensure all pupils develop strong communication skills both in spoken and written form

  • Ensure every child develops as a fluent reader, recognising that fluent reading enables children and young people to gain knowledge for themselves 

  • Build cultural capital to benefit all members of our school community, and to help narrow gaps for SEND and disadvantaged pupils.

  • Give learning a purpose and apply subject skills and knowledge meaningfully through real life experiences. 

  • Ensure that everyone in the school community feels seen, safe, secure and supported.

  • Empower our pupils to build resilience through problem solving and independent learning

The lived experience at Robin Hood

The lived experience at Robin Hood Primary and Nursery School

Teaching and learning at Robin Hood Primary and Nursery School is based on the following principles:




Positive Climate



Strong behaviour for learning within a calm and orderly environment. Routines are clear, established and practised. Excellent relationships develop in a positive, aspirational, pupil-centred learning environment where children embrace difficulty and feel safe to make mistakes.





Recalling and remembering information, skills and key processes from prior learning that supports the transfer of knowledge to our long term memory. Retrieval practice is interleaved from last lesson, last week, last term, last year and takes place within all lessons.


Modelling and Scaffolding


Teacher clarity of explanation of key ideas and concepts takes place in the ‘I do’ phase of the ‘I do, we do, you do’ approach to modelling. Planning makes the task accessible for ALL learners with small steps and temporary support to assist.







Teachers are ambitious for ALL children.  Learners are expected to think hard and develop resilience where learning is difficult. Opportunities for independent practice become more sustained with collaborative  and reciprocal learning opportunities to develop deeper thinking.





Writing floats on a sea of talk. Teachers promote high quality talk in lessons. Explicit teaching of tier 2 and 3 vocabulary that helps to close the word gap and increases children’s overall understanding.



Impactful Feedback for Responsive Teaching



Feedback includes verbal feedback, low stakes quizzes and questioning, that provides an assessment of learning in the lesson. Teaching then responds and adapts to correct misconceptions through re-teaching, revisiting or redirecting the lesson. End of topic summative assessments give diagnostic feedback with close the gap tasks.



Home Learning - supporting children to know and remember more

Prior knowledge plays an important role in how pupils learn; committing some key facts to their long-term memory will help pupils learn more complex ideas.

To support this we share key knowledge within the knowledge organisers in advance of new learning and expect all children to return a piece of home learning that will feature on their classroom display boards.

Please encourage and motivate them by making time to share together the knowledge organisers and selecting a minimum of one piece of home learning to complete and return to school.

Children benefit from using a range of online learning resources.  Y1 to Y6 children are expected to complete Numbots or TT Rock Star activities at home weekly.

Please use the link below and contact your child's class teacher if you need support logging in.


TT Rock Stars Link 1

TT Rock Stars Link 2

TT Rock Stars Link 3