General Curriculum Information

The subjects covered are:

English, Mathematics, Science, Computing, Geography, History, Art and Design, Design and Technology, Music, Physical Education and at KS2 Languages, which is Spanish. In addition PSHE (Personal Social Health, Economic education) is covered.

At Tonge Moor we believe it is important that children are encouraged to develop positive attitudes towards others, the environment and towards learning.  Children need a wide range of skills which they can apply to all areas of learning within and outside school.

We use Letters and Sounds to teach our children synthetic phonics and Oxford Reading Tree as a Reading Scheme, alongside Rising Stars and Bug Club.

During the school year we ensure that the teaching of the basic skills in Literacy, Numeracy, Science and Computing underpins our curriculum.

In December 2008 Tonge Moor Primary School became an authorised International Baccalaureate (IB) World School delivering the Primary Years Programme (PYP) curriculum. This was through Units of Inquiry based around a central idea.

After discussion, in Autumn 2015, Tonge Moor Primary School withdrew its membership of the International Baccalaureate.

The re-development of the curriculum at Tonge Moor Primary School took place during the Summer Term 2016 for implementation from September 2016.

You can find out more information about the National Primary Curriculum here

How you can help your child

At Tonge Moor we are committed to help your child learn; by working together as a team, we can help them achieve their full potential.

Together Everyone Achieves More

How can you help?

  • Make sure your child is here every day;100% should be their attendance target
  • Make sure your child is on time; Learning begins at 8:55am, doors open at 8:50am.
  • Hear your child read every day (even a page makes a difference);
  • Ask about their book. Fill in their yellow Reading Record.Help your child to learn their number bonds or times tables, use the blue Number Bonds or pink Times Tables booklets to practice.
  • Help your child to learn their spellings.
  • Help your child with their homework tasks which are set at the beginning of each half term. See the homework books for more details. How many raffle tickets can they achieve?
  • Make sure your child brings their PE kit, blue t-shirt and burgundy shorts.


TONGE MOOR PRIMARY SCHOOL – Topic Overview 2018-19
N/R My Class Abracadabra Marvellous Me Yum Yum On the Farm Princes and Princesses
Year 1 Marvellous Me Extreme Weather  Great and Ghastly Events  Toy Story Amazing Places and Spaces  Neighbourhood Detectives 
Year 2 From Field to Fork Let’s Remember Cracking Ideas Circle of Life Lift the Teacher Australian Adventure
Year 3 Transport and Trade Buildings Through Time Eurovision Light and Dark Land of Hope and Glory Rocky Road
Year 4 Conflicts Make a Banana Keyboard Language Through Time Fit For Life Beautiful Bolton Arts Through Time
Year 5 Community Links Land of the Free Balloon  Blaster The Ring of Fire To Infinity and Beyond Bolton Parks
Year 6 Beliefs Mighty Mountains Evolution and Inheritance Shake Things Up Rich and Poor A.I.M. High