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Our curriculum has been designed by our teachers and support staff to meet the requirements of the National Curriculum and the needs of the children of Defford-cum-Besford Church of England First School.  It is designed to allow us to achieve our shared school vision; 'Through faith, friendship and fun we learn and grow.'


2020-2021 Year B themes

2021-2022 Year A themes

 Autumn 1Autumn 2Spring 1Spring 2Summer 1Summer 2
Willow AOur colourful worldInto the nightThe big cityRoll up, roll upOut of the windowSplish, splash, splosh
Willow BHow to catch a starOne snowy night Off we goOnce upon a timeThe Ugly Bug BallHow does your garden grow?


 Autumn 1Autumn 2Spring 1Spring 2Summer 1Summer 2
Birch AHeroesStep back in timeFire, fire!Awesome animalsExtreme environments 
Birch BOut of this world/Blast offTime travellersDragon TalesOnce upon a crime/Twisted TalesEarth CaretakersA long way from home


 Autumn 1Autumn 2Spring 1Spring 2Summer 1Summer 2
Oak AMeet the RomansChristmas (mini topic)WildWho were the Anglo Saxons?I live hereVicious Vikings
Oak BStone Age - Iron AgeChristmas (mini topic)World ExplorersWorld ExplorersEco warriorsEco Warriors



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