Core Subjects


At Merlin Top Primary Academy, we are determined to provide the best quality teaching and learning for every child. We plan a full and rich curriculum which we feel meets the needs of our children. The curriculum is designed to enable everyone to achieve an excellent academic start in a creative, fun and hands-on environment. We use our broad and balanced curriculum to ensure the national curriculum is covered; alongside practical experiences to give real meaning to their learning and help pupil's develop a deeper understanding of their topics.

In each year group teachers plan half termly book led units. Where appropriate,topics are used to link together the core subjects; English, maths and science.

In Maths, class teachers follow the 'Maths No Problem' approach which is the only Department for Education approved mastery programme. Maths is taught using a wide range of concrete, pictorial and abstract methods. Learning is extended with the teaching of reasoning and problem solving skills using White Rose Maths and NCETM resources.

These are the end of year expectations for reading, writing and maths:

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Year 6