At Lincoln Carlton Academy we aim to create a haven where every child flourish and our curriculum is a key component in bringing this to life. We know that every child is unique; we value their individuality and use our curriculum to celebrate the diversity of our school and wider community.

Curriculum Wordle

What is our curriculum designed to do?

Our curriculum is designed to deliver an education that will equip our pupils with the knowledge and skills required to become independent and responsible citizens in an ever changing and evolving society. We do this by offering a broad range of learning experiences in the classroom, outdoors and in the wider community, across a wide variety of curriculum subjects including:

  • Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) and Citizenship
  • The creative arts: Drama, art and design, music and design and technology
  • Physical Education
  • The Humanities: Religious Education, Geography, History
  • Computing
  • Modern Foreign Languages: Spanish
  • English: Reading, writing, grammar and spelling
  • Mathematics
  • Science
Lincoln Cathedral Viewed From Lincoln Castle

A Local History and Heritage

As a school we are privileged to be situated a stones throw from the heart of the historic city of Lincoln. We want to ensure that our pupils learn about their local community and it's history and have designed our curriculum to do this. The pupils will learn about:

  • Lincolnshire as an agricultural county
  • Lincoln Cathedral and it's history
  • Lincoln Castle and the Magna Carta
  • Bomber County and the Dambusters
  • Roman Lincoln
  • Famous figures from Lincolnshire - Isaac Newton, Sir Joseph Banks and Michael Foale

Teaching our pupils to stay safe

Our PSHE curriculum plays a vital role in ensuring that our pupils are able to keep themselves safe. Our pupils are taught:

  • How to use technology responsibly
  • How to stay safe online
  • What positive relationships feel like and what to do if they are worried
  • The difference between secrets and surprises and what to do if an adult asks them to keep a secret
  • Personal hygiene: the spread of disease, handwashing and dental care
  • Road safety (supported by the Lincolnshire Road Safety Partnership)
  • Sun Safety
  • Fire Safety

Details of the topics covered in all year groups can be found in the link at the bottom of the page along with the Statutory Guidance from the PSHE Association.



We teach phonics using a scheme called 'Letter and Sounds'. Children who have attended nursery settings should have worked on Phase 1 of this scheme before starting school although we continue to include this in our provision in EYFS. Phases 2, 3 and 4 are taught during EYFS and Phases 5 and 6 are taught during Year 1 and 2.


At LCA we believe that maths is an adventure for children (and adults) to immerse themselves in, get creative with, make mistakes, and conquer.

We follow a mastery approach when teaching maths and this is planned and delivered around the Five Big Ideas:

  • Coherence
  • Representation and Structure
  • Variation
  • Mathematical Thinking
  • Fluency
Five Big Ideas Diagram Large


Creative Curriculum Policy [ PDF, 816.19 KB ]
Power Maths - Letter to all parents [ PDF, 449.82 KB ]
Whole School Curriculum Overview [ PDF, 510.26 KB ]
Find out everything you need to know about the topics and subjects covered in each year group.
PSHE Whole School Overview [ PDF, 388.65 KB ]
PSHE Association Statutory Guidance on health education and relationships [ PDF, 916.72 KB ]
Whole school English overview [ WORD, 38.51 KB ]
Information about the texts and genres that your child will study in each year group
Year 1 Autumn 1 Overview [ WORD, 29.25 KB ]
Year 2 Autumn 1 Overview [ WORD, 29.77 KB ]
Year 3 Autumn 1 Overview [ WORD, 29.51 KB ]
Year 4 Autumn 1 Overview [ WORD, 29.47 KB ]
Year 5 Autumn 1 Overview [ WORD, 29.71 KB ]
Year 6 Autumn 1 Overview [ WORD, 29.32 KB ]
Year 1 Power Maths Overview [ PDF, 271.11 KB ]
Year 2 Power Maths Overview [ PDF, 215.79 KB ]
Year 3 Power Maths Overview [ PDF, 257.45 KB ]
Year 4 Power Maths Overview [ PDF, 724.77 KB ]
Year 5 Power Maths Overview [ PDF, 724.49 KB ]
Year 6 Power Maths Overview [ PDF, 715.76 KB ]