Curriculum Overview


At Carr Lodge Academy, our 5 Golden Rules are part of everything we teach. We believe our 5 Golden Rules are rules for life and prepare children for their life ahead.

  • Keep everybody included
  • Keep being honest
  • Keep everyone safe
  • Keep everyone's property safe
  • Keep everyone learning

Learning Behaviour


The curriculum at Carr Lodge Academy is organised around topics / themes that make it engaging for the pupils.

We believe in exciting starts to topics and may use visits and visitors to hook the children into their learning.

The core subjects of English and Mathematics are taught daily but links to the other subjects are forged where appropriate. Pupils will practise their English and Mathematics skills in the other subjects. This helps us to assess their learning as it shows they can apply the skills taught in other areas.

The core subject of Computing is also taught as a subject but used across the curriculum to support learning.

The use of real books throughout the theme ensures pupils are immersed in good quality literature which models how readers and writers behave.

We use the ‘Bug Club’ reading scheme by Pearson Education throughout the academy.

Phonics is taught using the Letters and Sounds Document as a framework. 

Additionally in EYFS Jolly Phonics symbols and actions are used.

Letters and Sounds

power of reading


Phonics Policy 2021/22


“Reading for pleasure, achievement for life”


A text led approach is at the heart of our curriculum at Carr Lodge. We believe that this creative approach inspires children, widens exposure to a range of high- quality literature and engages children in developing a love of reading and writing. Wherever possible links are made with our topics and are used to initiate writing for different purposes including narrative, poetry and non-fictional text. Vocabulary is embedded into all of our learning and is a key focus across the whole curriculum. Language is ‘taught’ and not ‘caught’ in order to close the attainment gap for all pupils within a language rich environment.

Click on the links below to view our Curriculum documents:

English Framework.

Year 1 Mathematics Yearly Overview

Year 2 Mathematics Yearly Overview

Year 3 Mathematics Yearly Overview

Year 4 Mathematics Yearly Overview

Year 5 Mathematics Yearly Overview

Year 6 Mathematics Yearly Overview

Calculation Policy

Calculation Policy Guidance