Infant Curriculum

Active learning is the key to how we work at Colman Infant School. Learning by doing things & having rich & varied experiences.  Learning to communicate through speaking, listening, reading & writing is of central importance.

We provide a broad & balanced curriculum. During the children’s first year at school children follow the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum. This focusses on early learning skills in reading, writing & maths as well as fostering creativity. It also encourages children’s social & emotional development & the development of appropriate relationships.  Play is central to learning for all children in their infant years. Children learn though playing indoors & outside.

Aspects of this curriculum are continued as the children move in to Year 1. We strive to build a bridge between the Early Years Foundation Stage & the National Curriculum.

Although we teach distinct skills subject areas are approached through cross curricular themes. Within these are aspects of:

Reading, Writing, Mathematics, Science, Design & Technology, Art & Design, Music, History, Geography & Physical Education.

Different topics have different emphasis in respect of how the curriculum is covered.

Topics by Year groups are as follows:

Autumn 1 Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer2
Foundation Stage All About Me



People Who Help Us


Traditional Tales


Myths and Legends





Year 1 Trees Autumn Mini Grey

Author Study

Transport The Big Blue The Big Blue
Year 2 Space Space Kenya Frida Kahlo Boudicca and the Celts Minibeasts and Microhabitats

Executive Headteacher - Mrs Julie Sandford
Chair of Governors - Mr Ed Rose

Colman Infant School
Colman Road, Norwich NR4 7AW

Telephone: 01603 491010


Colman Junior School
South Park Avenue, Norwich, Norfolk NR4 7AU

Telephone: 01603 508530