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Three Lane Ends Academy

About Us - Curriculum


What does your child learn at school each day?  Find information about our curriculum subjects here.

At Three Lane Ends Academy most pupils enter into our Lower Foundation Unit (Nursery) at the age of three.  The curriculum in nursery and reception meets the statutory framework for the Early Years.  The curriculum opportunities offered are closely matched to children's needs and interests to ensure they have the best possible start to their education.

Within the Early Years curriculum there are seven inter-connected areas of learning.  There are three prime areas which are particularly crucial for igniting children's curiosity and enthusiasm for learning, and for building their capacity to learn, form relationships and thrive.  There is a strong focus on the three prime areas as they reflect the key skills and capacities all children need to develop and learn effectively, and become ready for school.  The four specific areas, Literacy, Mathematics, Understanding the World and Expressive Arts and Design, are where the three prime areas are strengthened and applied.  It is expected that the balance will shift towards a more equal focus on all areas of learning as children grow in confidence and ability within the three prime areas.  This curriculum is taught to all children until the end of their time in Early Years – this is at the end of the school year in which they are 5 years old.  This is when they move into Key Stage One.

Once children move into Key Stage One and on into Key Stage Two the National Curriculum 2014 lies at the heart of the curriculum.  Alongside this statutory provision our curriculum is enhanced and enriched through a much wider range of opportunities.  This provides a broad, balanced and stimulating curriculum.  The full curriculum offered at our school is designed to ensure our learners develop a wide range of skills and experiences enabling them to become confident, numerate, literate as well as socially, culturally, morally and technologically aware and able to achieve their full potential.

The curriculum offered at Three Lane Ends Academy has been carefully constructed to reflect the local needs of the community and the legal requirements of the National Curriculum 2014.  It is a skills-based curriculum that acknowledges the need for some discrete knowledge based learning in order to progress with the skill development.

Our 'curriculum' is a diverse mix of subjects within a themed approach.  These termly or half termly themes are planned by teachers in close liaison and consultation with our team of teaching assistants.  The themes are taught on a two year rolling programme designed for skills progression as children move from the Early Years to the end of Key Stage Two.

SEAL (Social & Emotional Aspects of Learning) is a central part of the curriculum and is taught discretely at least once a week.  SEAL is an important vehicle for developing the pupils spiritually, morally, socially and culturally.  However, it permeates throughout all curricular and extra-curricular activities.  

During their time at Three Lane Ends Academy, the pupils have planned opportunities to participate in two residential visits in Key Stage Two.  These are for four nights and give a wide breadth of experience from rural to city environments, developing the children socially and culturally.  

Whenever possible, the learning is planned through a practical, problem solving approach encouraging children to be actively engaged and fully involved in their own progress.  Through a variety of cooperative activities, pupils not only learn the academic curriculum better, they simultaneously acquire a rich variety of thinking, social and communication skills – all essential for success in school and beyond.


Our Curriculum Cycle

Foundation Stage / Key Stage One (N, R, Y1, Y2)

​Cycle 1​Cycle 2
​Autumn A1​Around our School​Ourselves
​Autumn A2​Light and Colour​Toys
​Spring B1​Chinese New Year / Dragons​Water
​Spring B2​Farming​Life & Growth
​Summer C1​Transport​Heritage
​Summer C2Houses & Homes​Bridlington


Lower Key Stage Two (Y3, Y4)

​Cycle 1​Cycle 2
​Autumn A1WeatherAncient Greece
​Autumn A2Fire / FlameBirds
​Spring B1Contrasting Locality (Iceland)Brazil
​Spring B2GrowthTudors
​Summer C1Invaders and SettlersContrasting Localities
​Summer C2Invaders and SettlersContrasting Localities


Upper Key Stage Two (Y5, Y6)

​​Cycle 1​Cycle 2
​Autumn A1ExplorersCastles
​Autumn A2SpaceVictorians
​Spring B1How We Used to LiveThe Body
​Spring B2Mini BeastsRivers
​Summer C1EnergyEgyptians
​Summer C2DinosaursCoasts



Topic Overview Year 1 Autumn 1.pdf

Topic Overview Year 1 Autumn 2.pdf

Topic Overview Year 2 Autumn 1.pdf

Topic Overview Year 2 Autumn 2.pdf

Topic Overview Year 3 Autumn 1.pdf 

Topic Overview Year 3 Autumn 2.pdf

Topic Overview Year 4 Autumn 1.pdf

Topic Overview Year 4 Autumn 2.pdf

Topic Overview Year 5 Autumn 1.pdf

Topic Overview Year 5 Autumn 2.pdf

Topic Overview Year 6 Autumn 1.pdf

Topic Overview Year 6 Autumn 2.pdf

Topic Overview Year 1 Spring 1.pdf

Topic Overview Year 1 Spring 2.pdf

Topic Overview Year 2 Spring 1.pdf

Topic Overview Year 2 Spring 2.pdf

Topic Overview Year 3 Spring 1.pdf

Topic Overview Year 3 Spring 2.pdf

Topic Overview Year 4 Spring 1.pdf

Topic Overview Year 4 Spring 2.pdf


Postal Address


Three Lane Ends Academy
Methley Road
WF10 1PN

Contact Information


T: 01977 524483