The curriculum at Iqra Primary School aims to prepare children in understanding the world around them and prepare them to become lifelong learners. Our ambitious curriculum is designed to give all learners an equal opportunity to self-direct their own learning and to adopt a positive mindset. Coherently planned and carefully sequenced lessons provide opportunities for deeper learning, allowing learners to think critically, communicate effectively across all subjects and transfer their acquired knowledge and skills from one situation to another. Our curriculum is tailored to capitalise on the knowledge and cultural diversity of the local environment.


As part of the curriculum planning process, teachers work in teams to carefully plan cross curricular learning opportunities. This includes:

  • Carefully planned sequence of lessons which focus on progression and depth
  • Opportunities to integrate new knowledge through the ‘three tiers’ approach to mastering vocabulary
  • ‘Knowledge harvest’ which maps the learning journey by providing a baseline of current understanding and misconceptions
  • Challenge opportunities for learners to express viewpoints, consider opinions and to assess and evaluate information e.g. distinguishing fact and opinion
  • Quizzes and similar exercises where learner’s ability to retain information; remember the content long term and to integrate new knowledge into larger concepts are assessed
  • Creating fluid and exciting experiences beyond the classroom which take priority as a source of enrichment


The impact of our curriculum is to develop learners who are more socially aware, confident and reflective. The impact of the depth and quality of learning is assessed using the following methods:

  • Tracking standards of the whole curriculum through formative and summative assessments as well as from achievements from quizzes
  • Revisiting the ‘knowledge harvest’ at the end of each subject domain to demonstrate new learning and greater depth understanding
  • Reviewing pupil responses through open ended questions that lead them to explore interests of their own independently
  • Book sampling exercises across the school thinking about evidence of pupils learning, making judgments and strengthening outcomes.
  • A celebration of learning for each term which demonstrates planned progression across the school


To see our full curriculum maps please click the topics below

Geography drivers

History drivers

 Autumn 1 Autumn 2Spring 1Spring 2Summer 1Summer 2

What do we know about ourselves?

Who will we meet under the sea?

Who lives in a castle?

What is it like living in Slough?

Who wants to go on a mini beast hunt?

Who lives on the farm?

Autumn 1Autumn 2Spring Summer
Year 1

Bright Lights; City Delights

Wonderful Weather

What's in the toy box?

Did the dinosaurs really exist?
Mesozoic Era

Autumn 1Autumn 2Spring TermSummer 1Summer 2
Year 2

How did Britain change overtime from the Stone age to the iron age? (Prehistory)

Significant event: How did the Great Fire of London start?

Land Ahoy!
Where in the world have pirates lived?

Significant influencers:
Ibn Battuta
Florence Nightingale

How can we keep our oceans and seas clean?

Autumn 1Autumn 2Spring 1Spring 2Summer term
Year 3

So, you think you know about Egyptian civilisation?

Why is the earth so angry?

How has the Greek civilisation influenced modern society?

Why did the Romans invade Britain?

Autumn 1Autumn 2Spring term Summer 1Summer 2
Year 4

What is the legacy of the Anglo-Saxons?

Tudor life: Why did Henry VIII have six wives?

How do rivers and mountains shape life?

Modern Europe

The Stuarts dynasty: What was the cause of the English Civil War?

Autumn 1Autumn 2Spring term Summer term
Year 5

What was life like for children in the Victorian times?

Amazing Americas! Grab your passports!

What was special about Baghdad and the Islamic civilisation in 900AD?

Why farming matters

Autumn 1Autumn 2Spring term Summer term
Year 6

Break the Chains! (16th Century)

Is climate change really a problem?

How have the events of WW2 impacted leadership styles?

How can fair trading change the world?