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 NEW school vision (2020).


Safe, Motivational, Inclusive, a Team and Happy

We teach through a carefully planned thematic approach, 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 safe and inclusive environment.

St. Michael-in-the Hamlet endeavours to ensure that there is equality, respect, non-discrimination and participation throughout our school community. Our inclusive curriculum promotes the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental, philosophical and physical development of our pupils. The children experience these through a wide range of areas and subjects such as: Physical Education (PE), Religious Education (RE), Philosophy for Children (P4C), mindfulness, outdoor learning, well-being and Personal, Social, Health Education (PSHE)

Some subjects may be taught discreetly, such as English and mathematics. Other subjects may be taught as part of a topic, for example, they may learn history alongside their geography, or science alongside their design technology. Where possible links are made from their topic work to English and maths to enable pupils to apply skills in different contexts. The links below leads to our class pages which show topics covered by each year group throughout our school.

In line with our S.M.I.T.H vision we not only want our children, staff and parents to be involved with our curriculum but we wish for it to be inclusive towards our local community. We do this by having a series of planned events throughout the academic year to explore many themes such as: our community, faith, mindfulness, culture and philosophy. Where possible we invite member of our local community to join in our events and celebrations with us.

Trips and outings are central to culturally enriching and motivating our children’s learning. In addition to this they will have a series of memorable learning experiences, which may include inspirational speakers, STEM workshops, LJMU dance students, global students, topic themed days and themed weeks. Some subjects may be taught discreetly, such as English and mathematics. Other subjects may be taught as part of a topic, for example, they may learn history alongside their geography, or science alongside their design technology.

We end our academic year with a ‘summer event’ to display our pupils’ creative talents celebrating a diverse array of wider opportunities such as singing, brass, drumming and violin. Our children flourish and are happy to share their achievements.

We do this so our pupils are motivated to love learning. We want our pupils to feel safe and inspired to fulfil their true potential. As well as feeling a sense of team spirit from living within our culturally diverse community.

St Michael in the Hamlet primary school adheres to Government, DfE and Local Authority Guidelines relating to Covid-19.  All of our curriculum, family events and pupils’ access to wider opportunities will be continually reviewed throughout the pandemic period and amended accordingly in line with current guidance.

All this has been done to ensure that your child has access to through coverage of the new curriculum, and the curiosity, engagement and application of skill to become lifelong learners.

Links to Year Group Class Pages




Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Year 6

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
Subject Areas

Information regarding how some subject areas are taught can be viewed below. English link includes details about how PHONICS is taught in EYFS and KS1. Maths link includes helpful information for parents to help their child at home to understand various maths concepts and ideas. Science link includes a break down of all the Science National Curriculum content for each topic, with detail of goals to achieve, and is split into year groups. Below that is the ‘Being a Scientist’ section, where you can read articles about science events that take place in and out of school, STEM Ambassadors parents who have careers in STEM fields, and, STEM Club which takes place after school.

Art & Design
Design Technology
Early Years & Foundation Stage (EYFS)
English and Phonics
Personal, Social & Health Education (PSHE)
Philosophy for Children (P4C)
Physical Education (PE)
Religious Education
Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Development
CHILDRENS LIVES IN MODERN BRITAIN: Click here to find out how our children learn about British values here at S.M.I.T.H.  
Upcoming Dates:

Meetings for Parents – How to support your child at home in Maths and Literacy.

From time to time our school will hold after school meetings for parents/carers with tips and strategies to help support their children at home when working on their maths and literacy homework. Letters will go home explaining where and when these meetings are to take place. Details of these meetings including any parent/carer feedback, where available, will be posted below on this page too.

Curriculum Policy Documents

Curriculum Policy documents can be found on the School Policies page

External Links

Teach Primary ‘creative learning’

Phonics for EYFS- BBC Alphablocks

Letters and Sounds