Corringham Primary School

Curriculum Information

Our school is an exciting place to learn.  Our vision is to give every child coming into our school an education they enjoy which prepares them for academic and personal success now and in the future.

The aim of our curriculum is to provide a broad and balanced subject range which challenges, engages and children enjoy learning.

As a school we follow high quality schemes of work which our teachers adapt to suit the needs of our children.

To access the Overview for the whole of this academic year by year group please use the link below:-

Academic Year Curriculum Overview - Whole School

Please use the link below to access the Thurrock Agreed sylabus for religious education

Thurrock RE Syllabus


Schemes of Work

Inspire Integrated Curriculum

This is a skills based topic curriculum which intertwines reading, writing, practical mathematics, science, history, geography, art and design.  The curriculum matches the new national curriculum expectations and standards.  Year group 1 through to 6 have a 4 week cycle and reception has a half termly cycle.  On the web site you will be able to see the Topic Map Overview for your child’s year group.  As each new topic is started the new overview will appear on the site.


In addition to the Inspire curriculum,  we also have our White Rose Maths curriculum.  This supports our discrete teaching of maths and ensures the children are able to access different levels of challenge and depth of application. We also celebrate the children's use and understanding of different calculations through our "Amazing Arithmetic" programme, encouraging children to coach each other to solve and master a range of different calculation strategies. We promote the use and understanding of maths throughout our curriclulum , encouraging children to use and apply their skills in science, geography, history, design technology and art. 


We teach English through developing the skills of spoken language, reading and writing in accordance with the National Curriculum.  We teach the children to decode using synthetic phonics, building children's understanding of how words work and building sight vocabulary.  We also teach children to develop comprehension skills to ensure that they understand what they read and develop skills of inference, deduction and factual retrieval.  Through reading a range of text types, the children are taught to analyse the skills of an author and the use of their language.  The children have access to a wide range of texts which they are able to take home and share with their families.  These books include Rigby Star independent reading books alongside Oxford Reading Tree and Phonics Bug books.  When teaching reading at school, the children are predominantly following Rigby Star Guided Reading books in Key Stage 1 and Rigby Navigator in Key Stage 2. In addition to these reading schemes, the children also have access to Bug Club to support their reading at home.

To develop as writers, the children are taught a variety of skills to enable them to write for a range of purposes and audiences.  These skills include the teaching of grammar, spelling and punctuation, composition and handwriting.  Children are given many opportunities to practise and embed these writing skills through writing for a range of purposes and contexts across the curriculum subjects.  In order to ensure the children develop a consistent handwriting style, we follow Penpals handwriting scheme. 


As a school we teach phonics which supports systematic synthetic phonics teaching as a discrete lesson in Reception and KS1.  We use Letters and Sounds as our scheme.  Year 3 also uses Letters and Sounds for those children who need further support in developing their phonics knowledge.  From year 2 to year 6, we also teach spelling through our Clued Spelling programme, where the children identify words they need to learn and progress through aquiring the strategies and knowledge of spelling the first 1000 high frequwency words, in line with the National Curriculum.


We believe the skill of handwriting is important.  We teach handwriting every day using the Cambridge Penpals handwriting scheme.  Children in Upper KS2 are encouraged to use pen for the majority of their writing.  We want children to leave with a practical, fluid handwriting style.


At Corringham Primary School, we teach science in line with the National Curriculum guidance for Key Stage 1 and 2.  In order to meet these requirements, we follow Collins Snap Science, which supports the development of working scientifically through developing science enquiry skills alongside  the subject knowledge required for each year group.  


Many of you will already be aware the major changes in Computing throughout the primary curriculum.  The new curriculum standards are met by the scheme our teachers use ‘Switched on ICT’.  This scheme shows clear progression and the children enjoy the practical application learning.


Our PE lessons are taught using the Val Sabin PE scheme which leads our children through the many aspects of PE including gymnastics, athletics and developing a wide variety of skills.


Schools have to decide the scheme and syllabus they use for teaching RE.  In this school we use Thurrock RE Syllabus.