Whole School Curriculum

Article 3: The best interests of a child must be a top priority in all things that affect children.

At Poplar Farm School, teaching and learning is designed through our Enriched Curriculum, driven by the need to prepare our children for lifelong learning. The children learn through relevant first-hand experiences that link around carefully chosen themes, delivered in a learning question style, with books and literacy themes at the core, developing wonder and curiosity. We encourage direct discovery learning, where we provide an environment and ethos that encourages children to discover their own answers through problem solving. Each learning question is used as a vehicle for delivering the National Curriculum, the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) development statements and the Lincolnshire Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education in a meaningful way.

Article 28: Every child has the right to an education.

Our Enriched Curriculum strives to deliver a twenty-first century education that will equip our children with the skills required to be independent, responsible citizens. We work in partnership with our parents, and involve them with their child’s learning journey throughout school. Clubs, community links and our Rights Respecting work all contribute to our vision to develop the whole child during their time with us at Poplar Farm School.

Our curriculum is delivered to all children inline with the Equality Act 2010 and the Special Educational Needs and Disability Regulations 2014. More information about our policies can be found on the policies website page.

If you require any further information about our school curriculum, please speak to your class teacher.

Poplar Farm School Curriculum Overview


Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Term 4

Term 5

Term 6

The Poplar Promise


Problem solvers

Open minded and curious

Positive and independent

Loved and nurtured

Accepting of all


Article 29

Articles 13 & 14

Articles 12 & 13

Articles 3 & 27

Articles 21, 22, 23 & 30

Articles 28 & 29



Nursery Rhymes











20 & 21


Year 1

Learning question

What makes me unique?

Where have all the leaves gone?

Have you ever seen an alien?

What makes someone a hero?

Where have the butterflies been hiding?

How quickly could I travel around the world?


12, 13, 17 & 24

29 & 31

17 & 29

13, 15 & 24

29 & 31

17 & 29

Year 2

Learning question

Could we keep a dragon in school?

What made the fire of London so great?

What would it be like to live in Nigeria?

What would we find if we journeyed into a forest?

What came first, the chicken or the egg?

What would it be like to live near the sea?


12, 24 & 42

13 & 17





Year 3

Learning question

Who first lived in Britain?

Why is the ground shaking?

Is he a God or a mortal?

Who would live in a place like this?

Can I still find a dinosaur?

Is it a monster or a robot?




6, 24 & 27

6 & 29

4 & 14

27 & 29

24 & 27

14 & 17

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