"A small school with a big heart."

"Pupils are proud of their school. Their good behaviour and positive attitudes make a strong contribution to their success."

Ofsted January 2013

The Curriculum

At Mackie Hill we follow the objectives in the revised 2014 national curriculum to plan and assess all subject areas. Our teachers plan and prepare lessons on a weekly basis and adapt these lessons on a daily basis as a result of the day's productivity and progression. Their planning allows lessons to be taught to the highest- standard and planning is monitored by senior leadership on a weekly basis to help maintain high- standards and creativity.


Foundation subjects are taught via a thematic approach and the whole school works under an umbrella system where every class in the whole school covers a specific theme whilst pursuing age related topics within.


e.g. one such theme is 'Catastrophes'


Children in Foundation Stage looking at Humpty Dumpty and Jack & Jill

Children in KS1 are exploring the world of Castles, knights & dragons then move on to adventures with Pirates.

Children in lower Key Stage 2 looking at Dinosaurs and the Dawn of Man.

Children in Year 4/5 meet the Greeks as leaders and fighters.

Children in upper Key Stage 2 are find out about Anglo-Saxons and Vikings.


Each class has their own topic map which is sent out to parents and is also available on their class pages here on the website. Please see our curriculum maps below:


For further information about our curriculum, including the teaching and learning policy, please email Mrs Barker.

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