We have recently redesigned our curriculum to ensure that children leave Livingstone not only achieving academically but also well rounded, knowledgeable, skilful learners who have aspiration to succeed in whatever path they choose to take.  

We have identified what we want our curriculum to achieve and what skills, knowledge and understanding we intend children to have as a result of the school curriculum when they leave Livingstone ready for the next step in their education. 

Intent 1: Be numerate and literate, meeting or exceeding age related expectations across the curriculum. 

Intent 2: Be confident and articulate communicators.  

Intent 3: To be respectful, responsible, caring and considerate members of the local, national and global community.

Intent 4: To be resilient learners who have high aspirations and a desire to succeed.

Intent 5: To encourage mental, physical and social development and equip pupils with the skills to manage their own wellbeing.

Intent 6: To be inquisitive and curious about the world around them.

Intent 7: To be aware of the needs of others and inclusive to all.

Intent 8: To be given rich and varied opportunities to develop across the arts. 

Please see the Curriculum Intent Model attached below for how our intents, curriculum drivers, cultural capital and the National Curriculum feed into our curriculum breadth.

Below is our whole school topic curriculum overview for 2019-20. This has been carefully planned to meet the requirements of the National Curriculum. We took the curriculum redesign as an opportunity to:

  • Develop the teaching of science
  • Teach historical periods in mostly chronological order.
  • Have a range of topics driven by history, geography and science. 
  • Make better cross curricular links with English.
  • Link class readers and quality novels to topic themes.
  • Build in RE theme weeks
  • Redesign the computing curriculum to link with topics and develop progression.
  • Link creative subjects with humanities and science drivers.

Please note that in the Early Years Foundation Stage (Reception and Nursery), the topics will change in accordance with the childrens' interests but the planned topics allow for a framework to support children's own interests.  

Attached below is a document which outlines how we believe our curriculum implementation through the taught curriculum, extra-curricular opportunities and the hidden curriculum fulfills our intent.

For further information, please see the class pages which give more detail about what each class are learning.  Otherwise, please ask your child's class teacher. 



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