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Curriculum Overview

Here at Topcliffe our HARRI values provide the main ethos and key drivers for our curriculum development. Our curriculum is developed with the aim of supporting all children to become more independent and inquisitive learners as well as to motivate our children (and their families) to develop a real thirst for being lifelong learners.

Our school HARRI values are embedded throughout our curriculum and key topics are planned to support children in their acquisition and development of skills, knowledge and vocabulary. Our curriculum supports us in making learning meaningful to everyone. We intend for it to be motivating and stimulating to encourage children to make Healthy choices, be Aspirational, Respectful of others and Resilient and Independent learners (HARRI).  

Wider curriculum teaching topics have been carefully planned using the Cornerstones 22 curriculum using the engage, develop, innovate and express model. Learning is planned to allow for meaningful cross-curricular links and clear progression of both skills and knowledge. During lessons, children are challenged to produce work in a creative way, giving them freedom to choose how to present their work without diminishing the level of skills and knowledge being learnt. This way of teaching the curriculum is more vibrant and engaging. Our children are proud of the work they are producing and they are happy to be challenged to present their work in a different way.

Our children are benefiting from wider opportunities to express themselves through their work and are receiving a variety of experiences and development, through school trips, visitors, outdoor ed opportunities and ‘WOW’ experiences, which are then utilised to enhance their learning further. 

Please contact our Co-DHTs Mrs Sale or Mrs Roberts for further information on our curriculum on 0121 675 6296 or via



@Topcliffeschool - 26 Sep
Just look at the speed and accuracy this pupil has achieved in this skill now! 👏 He will be fastening large buttons on items of clothing very soon. Amazing progress.🌟 The smile on his face says it all!— Mrs Bignall () September 26, 2023
@Topcliffeschool - 26 Sep
Children in poppies class have been practicing their cutlery skills using playdough. They used their hands to roll the playdough and then held their cutlery in the correct position to cut. These children tried so hard and really didn't need much help from me 🌟— Mrs Bignall () September 26, 2023
@Topcliffeschool - 25 Sep
During the transition weeks, Buttercups have been exploring the story "The Colour Monster goes to school". We made special monsters and talked about things that make us happy 😊— Mrs Humphryes & Buttercups () September 25, 2023
@Topcliffeschool - 25 Sep
., are looking for a passionate and committed KS1 Class Teacher to join their fantastic team from November 2023.🔵 Maternity Leave Cover💷 Main Scale - Upper Scale🗓️ Closing Date: 9:00am, 26th Sep 2023 Apply Online⬇️— MyNewTerm () September 25, 2023
@Topcliffeschool - 22 Sep
., situated in , currently have an opportunity for a caring and highly motivated Teaching Assistant to join their school ASAP.💷 £23,194.00 - £29,439.00 Annually (FTE)🗓️ Closing Date: 9:00am, 26th Sep 2023 Apply Online⬇️— MyNewTerm () September 22, 2023
@Topcliffeschool - 20 Sep
In case anyone missed this on our newsletter, this is September's OT skill of the month. 🍽 It would be amazing to see more children earn a certificate and feature on the winner's wall this month! 🏅— Mrs Bignall () September 20, 2023
@Topcliffeschool - 19 Sep
Regulation Station calming activity this afternoon. Gem painting - my favourite. 🥰— Ms C Topcliffe HT () September 19, 2023
@Topcliffeschool - 17 Sep
Come and join our fantastic pastoral team! Topcliffe Primary School are recruiting for a Learning Mentor. Closing date: 9:00am, Fri 22nd Sep, 2023. View full details and apply online ⬇️— Ms C Topcliffe HT () September 17, 2023
@Topcliffeschool - 17 Sep
Great morning with Guess the book...— Literacy Counts () September 15, 2023
@Topcliffeschool - 13 Sep
Important advice and support around WhatsApp. If you allow your child access to apps like WhatsApp it is important they understand how to use it sensibly and that whatever they write and share is never truly deleted...— Topcliffe Primary () September 13, 2023
@Topcliffeschool - 6 Sep
Has live streaming brought a flood of risks? 🎧💻 Many young people enjoy broadcasting on the internet in real time – but not knowing who might be watching is just one of the hazards, as our guide explains 🤔Download >>— National Online Safety () September 6, 2023
@Topcliffeschool - 6 Sep
Follow us on Instagram— Topcliffe Primary () September 6, 2023
@Topcliffeschool - 24 Aug
Lovely visit to today with & the boys. While we were there, we enjoyed taking part in science challenge! ‘Take a selfie with interesting living things’. Lovely weather & a great day out! ☀️🍦🦝🐍🐝🐢🦎🦘🦜🦥— Miss Halford () August 24, 2023
@Topcliffeschool - 23 Aug
Keeping children safe - things to consider when sharing photos online.— Ms C Topcliffe HT () August 23, 2023
@Topcliffeschool - 10 Aug
❓ Is your bike in need of a bit of TLC? 🔧 We’re running four FREE cycle fix-it cafes: Ward End (17th), Lozells (22nd), Tyseley (24th) & Castle Vale (25th).🚲 No need to book – just bring your bike and our mechanics will service it – and show you how to keep it maintained!— The Active Wellbeing Society 🌍 () August 10, 2023
@Topcliffeschool - 10 Aug
Join us on Saturday and discover an exciting range of new opportunities for the whole community to enjoy— Castle Vale Stadium () August 10, 2023
@Topcliffeschool - 27 Jul
Just received this on the weekly Money Saving Club email (Martin Lewis)Free entry for a family to one of the National Trust places 😊— Mrs Bagshaw () July 27, 2023
@Topcliffeschool - 22 Jul
Water fun day! Poppies we're ready for you 💧😂— Topcliffe Poppies () July 21, 2023
@Topcliffeschool - 22 Jul
After a wonderful 2 years, it's time for my Buttercups to spread their wings and move into Willows next year. I am so incredibly proud of you all. You really are amazing!! 🥲— Mrs Humphryes & Buttercups () July 21, 2023
@Topcliffeschool - 21 Jul
After a wonderful 2 years, it's time for my Buttercups to spread their wings and move into Willows next year. I am so incredibly proud of you all. You really are amazing!! 🥲— Mrs Humphryes & Buttercups () July 21, 2023