We use the ‘Creative Learning Journey’ (CLJ) as the basis of our curriculum, informed by The National Curriculum in Key Stage (KS) 2.  This creative approach allows us to integrate the areas of learning in order to make learning meaningful, relevant and motivating.

Children will have discrete lessons as a class that are focused on Mathematics, English, Guided Reading and 15 minutes a day focusing on Spelling, Grammar and Punctuation (SPAG.)  They will then follow up these skills in the afternoon through their learning based on the Creative Learning Journey. When children are working on learning from the Creative Learning Journey, they will be encouraged to try different activities that will enable them to access the learning in different ways. It might be through writing, reading, art, drama or role play. Each child has personalised targets for reading, writing and maths which are regularly assessed and new targets are then agreed.

Our teaching in Mathematics is guided by the National Curriculum and is supported by the Lionwood Schools’ Federation Calculation Policy. Click here to see our guidance on the teaching of formal methods of calculation. The teaching of English is based on ‘The Power of Reading’ which enables children to experience a range of texts and follow creative pathways from the themes of the book that the class is studying.

Our current CLJ themes are:

Information on our Curriculum for Mathematics:

Please download a copy of the North Norwich Calculations Policy and the Lionwood Appendix of formal methods of calculation, which is used in Years 5 and 6.

Curriculum information will be posted here shortly.


Information on our Curriculum for English:

Please click here to see our progression grids in


Y1 Reading

Y2 Reading

Y3 Reading

Y4 Reading

Y5 Reading

Y6 Reading


Y1 Writing

Y2 Writing

Y3 Writing

Y4 Writing

Y5 Writing

Y6 Writing

If you would like any further information relating to our curriculum, please speak to your child’s teacher or arrange an appointment with a member of the Senior Leadership Team. We also hold year group meetings at the beginning of every term which is an excellent opportunity to find out what exciting events and activities will be taking place during the year.

Further Links:

The National Curriculum for England

Useful Information for Primary School Parents