Planning for History, Geography, Art and DT is taught through our ‘Connected Curriculum’ where learning sequences are closely linked. Other subjects: Computing, Physical Education, Music, Religious and World Views (RWV), Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) and Modern Foreign Languages (French) are taught discretely, although links are made to the Connected Curriculum when directly relevant.

The key drivers of this approach are that our curriculum: Aims high, ensures children are ready and able, encouraged to think critically and explore creativity as well as invest in themselves.  In order to secure a high quality curriculum we ensure specialist teachers are deployed alongside our teachers in MfL and PE to ensure access, depth and progression is secured in alignment with our curriculum statement. 

Subject information

To learn more about school's approach to the teaching of core subjects follow the links below. Many of the pages also include useful advice about how you can support your children's learning at home.

Phonics and Reading




Connected Curriculum 

Computing and Online Safety


Subject rationales

Subject rationales outline how each area of the curriculum has been thoughtfully deigned to create a learning journey for each pupil over their seven years at Talbot. As such, rationales can be thought of as our intent for each subject.

Art and Design rationale

Computing and Online Safety rationale

Design Technology rationale 

English rationale

Early Years rationale

Geography rationale

History rationale

Maths rationale

French (Modern Foreign Languages) rationale

Music rationale

Physical Education rationale

Personal, Social, Health Education rationale

Religion and World Views rationale

Reading rationale

Science rationale

Writing rationale


Teaching and learning approaches

These core strategies underpin the delivery of teaching and learning in every subject.

Growth Mindsets

Talk Matters


Vocabulary and Understanding


Other useful information

Marking and feedback policy