Our S.M.I.T.H Curriculum

Our St. Michael in the Hamlet Curriculum works hand in hand with the 2014 Primary National Curriculum and our school vision.



 At St Michael in the Hamlet community primary school, we are:

Safe, Motivational, Inclusive, a Team and Happy

We want every part of our school community to experience success through our engaging and inclusive curriculum. 

We ensure that all children have access to a carefully planned thematic approach to learning, valuing a broad and balanced curriculum which gives children the opportunities to achieve their full potential.

We have designed our curriculum to build on children’s prior learning over time, linking key concepts across subjects as well as developing a breadth of subject knowledge. Topics are designed to motivate children’s natural curiosity and stimulate their creativity, in a safe and inclusive environment.


All National Curriculum subjects are carefully planned and sequenced to ensure progression across units of work and across year groups. 

The curriculum is structured to help children remember the content that they have been taught and are encouraged to integrate this into deeper levels of understanding. 

Curriculum leads work closely with all subject leaders to ensure that there is an in depth coverage of knowledge and skills in every area of the curriculum. We have developed our creative curriculum to ensure that pupils develop academically, spiritually, morally, culturally, mentally, philosophically and physically. 

We aim to tailor our curriculum to fulfil every child’s potential, taking into account individual needs. We develop the children’s curiosity about the world around them and enable them to become independent and active learners, through a stimulating and challenging curriculum.

Reading is of central importance across all subject areas and so we prioritise the learning of phonics in EYFS, KS1 and as interventions in KS2. 

Key vocabulary is highlighted by subject leaders, ensuring progression across year groups, whilst developing subject knowledge. 

Trips and outings are central to culturally enriching and motivating our children’s learning. In addition to this they have a series of memorable learning experiences, which include inspirational speakers, STEM workshops, LJMU dance students, global students, topic themed days and themed weeks. 


Children’s progress is carefully monitored in all areas of the curriculum, through appropriate assessment. We use adaptive teaching and scaffold learning where needed to meet the needs of all our children. 

We want our pupils to feel safe and inspired to fulfil their true potential, as well as knowing they are an important part of the SMITH team!

Click on the subject links where you’ll find subject overviews, National Curriculum links, progression documents, photos and more.

Art & Design
Design Technology
Early Years & Foundation Stage (EYFS)
English and Phonics
Personal, Social, Health & Economics Education (PSHEE)
Philosophy for Children (P4C)
Physical Education (PE)
Religious Education
Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Development
EYFS Curriculum Map: 2022-2023
Autumn 1 Dont Stop Me Now !
Autumn 2 Somewhere only we Know
Spring 1 Ticket to Ride
Spring 2 Our True Colours
Summer 1 Walking on Sunshine!
Summer 2 We can be Heroes!
KS1 & KS2 Creative Curriculum Map 2022-23

Our S.M.I.T.H. Thematic Curriculum

Autumn 1 Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2
Hive All About Me Transport Romans Ancient Egypt
Year 1 You’re an Explorer Animal Magic Out of this World
Year 2 T’wit T’woo Where Are You? Sparks Might Fly! Smithy Saves the World
Year 3 Splash! We Will Rock You! Far from Home
Year 4 Into the Unknown Romans on the Rampage Emergency on Planet Earth
Year 5 Rebels and Daredevils Invaders, Raiders and Crusaders Our Changing World
Year 6 Lights, Landscapes, Liverpool Decades of Adventure Extreme Earth
Curriculum Policy Documents

Curriculum Policy documents can be found on the School Policies page