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Curriculum Overview

Our children benefit from a wide range of enrichment activities

At Queensbridge we have an inclusive curriculum with a holistic approach that is relevant to all learners and reflects the communities we are part of. We celebrate one another’s cultural diversity and learn about different faiths and traditions. This creative curriculum is driven by our school values (perseverance, respect, possibilities and collaboration) so that learners develop a broad and deep understanding of key skills in curriculum subjects as well as becoming spiritually, morally and culturally aware of the national and global society we live in. This is part of the pupils’ developing understanding of the British Values.

At Queensbridge we teach using a bespoke creative, topic based curriculum (based on the Chris Quigley Essentials Curriculum) so that children can make meaningful connections and build links across all areas of their learning. It allows for progression and over learning as the children revisit and build on their skills each year. Learning is broken down into manageable chunks so that they can see progress in every lesson. Skills are revisited every year to that they are easily stored in long term memory. The topics develop each year from in Year 1 learning about The Great Fire of London to comparing London and Nepal in Year 6. Pupils revisit key concepts as they progress each year and learn the key vocabulary in each topic. Topics are taught through reading, writing and maths as well as in humanity lessons. Objectives are repeated in meaningful and exciting ways. Creative workshops and experiences are utilized such as an opera visiting the school. We have strong links with local art galleries, theatres, music venues and museums. Our children benefit from a wide range of enrichment activities such as music performances at the Tower of London, community print making workshops and legacy art projects.

At Queensbridge we want to create reflective, engaged and excited learners. Our pupils are stimulated to be curious and ask questions. We aim to develop them to be independent and we encourage a growth mindset. Children know how to extend themselves. Our children recognise that failure and making mistakes is part of the learning process, encouraging them to take risks. We teach children to be resilient through problem solving and challenging lessons. Pupils take their learning forwards by explaining their reasoning and choices. Vocabulary is explicitly taught and referred to throughout lessons to ensure that everyone can reach their full potential.

For more information about the school curriculum at Queensbridge please make an appointment to speak with Kate Dingle our Curriculum Coordinator.


(July 2011)

Pupils make outstanding progress because the teaching is outstanding and pupils are enthusiastic learners…topics are introduced throughout the school, giving teachers more opportunities to develop pupils’ skills across different subjects. For example, older pupils combine literacy and historical skills in a study of Britain during the Second World War. Pupils are very enthusiastic about this development, and they help in the planning. Music provision is another of the school’s strengths. Pupils love the visits and opportunities to participate in events such as the Hackney Music Festival.

For further information about our creative curriculum please contact Rhiannon Mapleston via the school office: