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Aboyne Lodge Curriculum

The staff at Aboyne Lodge work hard to provide our pupils with a stimulating, relevant and enriching curriculum. On this page you will find the long term plan for each year group by subject, together with details of our Curriculum Drivers and how they are fed in to teaching across the the school year. If you wish to find out more about our curriculum please feel free to talk to one of our Subject leaders or to your child’s class teacher.

Remote Education Plan 2021


Curriculum Drivers

At Aboyne Lodge we strive to deliver a creative curriculum that is purposeful, engaging and follows the National Curriculum, but is also personalised and unique to our school. We have identified four ‘Curriculum Drivers’ that are central to all our planning and teaching. These drivers have been designed to support the needs and interests of our pupils and are used to underpin and shape learning at our school. We teach our Curriculum Drivers through discrete lessons but also as an integral part of our cross curricular approach to learning. At the start of each topic teachers and children work together to discuss the drivers and consider how they can drive the teaching and learning within the forth- coming half term. They are as follows:

Growth Mindset

Our pupils are taught to relish challenges, take risks and learn from others. We value the key learning behaviours of resourcefulness, resilience, reciprocity and reflectiveness. We teach this discretely through our PSHE lessons but also embed it throughout our curriculum and reward system. A growth mindset will help each child to achieve and become confident, independent learners throughout their lives.


We believe that educating children in sustainability is vital for the future of our planet. We aim to instil in our children an awareness of their responsibilities and a sense of accountability for their world. We encourage them to care for themselves, care for each other and care for the environment.

The Arts

We believe that the Arts are important for developing children’s creativity, imagination and confidence. Teaching a broad and balanced curriculum provides opportunities for all children to develop and demonstrate skills in Dance, Drama, Music and Art both as discrete subjects and through a cross curricular approach.

Cultural Diversity

We believe our children need to have a highly developed emotional literacy in order to experience positive relationships and develop their sense of justice and ability to empathise (with all/others). We will work to broaden our children’s horizons, expanding their knowledge of the world and encouraging fearlessness of what is new and unknown, celebrating and valuing differences.


Yearly Plans – (links below)

Year 1 Yearly Plan

Year 2 Yearly Plan

Year 3 Yearly Plan

Year 4 Yearly Plan

Year 5 Yearly Plan

Year 6 Yearly Plan


Curriculum Drivers – Summer 2 2021 (links below)

YR Curriculum Driver

Y1 Curriculum Driver

Y2 Curriculum Driver

Y3 Curriculum Driver

Y4 Curriculum Driver

Y5 Curriculum Driver


Knowledge Organisers – Summer 2 2021 (links below)

Y1 Rosh Hashanah & Yom Kippur RE Knowledge Organiser

Y1 Seasonal changes Science Knowledge Organiser

Y1 Travel and Transport History Knowledge Organiser

Y2 Continents of the World Geography Knowledge Organiser

Y2 Microhabitats Science Knowledge Organiser

Y3 Plants Science Knowledge Organiser

Y3 UK Geography Knowledge Organiser

Y4 States of Matter Science Knowledge Organiser

Y4 Geography of Ancient Greece Knowledge Organiser

Y4 History of Ancient Greece Knowledge Organiser

Y5 Anglo-Saxons and Vikings History Knowledge Organiser

Y6 Ancient Egypt History Knowledge Organiser

Y6 Healthy Lifestyle Science Knowledge Organiser



Here is the parents phonic information provided by your child’s class teacher. The accompanying Phonics mats have been sent out via the school Gateway.

Click here to download the information as a PDF: Parents Phonic Information

Phonics guide for parents carers 2020-21

Phonics screening guide for parents


Useful Links

BBC Bitesize Key Stage 2



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