Bridging the curriculum between key stages 2 and 3

This Bridging Project is a unique collaboration, between two city academies and four city primary schools.  The English collaboration has produced some fantastic work around local myth, magic and woodlands to inspire creative writing exercises for the Y6 students.  The maths has chosen projects which work to concentrate on area, shape and number work which are known to be weaker areas for Norfolk students.

The aim is to ensure a smooth progression of shared language and themes from Y6 to Y7, and have fun along the way- the work is designed to be done in the final half term of Y6 as post SATS activity. In addition, it will produce a piece of work that will then be sent on to their new high school.  This work will help the classroom teacher know their new student’s level and ability.  Both maths and English have an assessment criteria that seamlessly blends K2 and K3.

We wanted to offer an enriched resource with the key texts told by professional storytellers to inspire and engage all levels of learners.  The resource that HighTide has created will be used for years to come as a wonderful legacy for the work.  The current lockdown means schools can also potentially use this as an online resource for those students who will remain at home, so they don’t miss out.

The Bridging Project was featured in the Eastern Daily Press on 16th July 2020. Please click here to read the article.

This work is part of the legacy of the NOA and is available for ANY school to use.  Please download any resources you wish.  However, they are only to be used by your school for teaching, this can include sending them for home-learning via your school learning platform or email.  (The stipulation from the creators of the videos is they are not to be shared or disseminated freely over social media, eg YouTube, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook.) 

For Summer 2022 transition, a group of schools are participating in the English Curriculum Bridging project. The resources can be accessed by both primary and secondary schools and feedback from schools is overwhelmingly positive, even if the resources are just used by one school. Ideally students participate in the project at their primary school and pick up the work when they join secondary school. If you are considering using the resources please reach out to your feeder schools to let them know and discuss continuity of the project.

Project participants for Summer 2022 Transition (confirmed so far):

City Academy Norwich & Open Academy

Valley Primary Academy, Lakenham Primary, Wensum Junior, Blofield Primary, Horsford Primary, Queens Hill Primary, Hillside Avenue Primary & West Earlham Junior.

Important note-

Evaluation is an essential part of the ongoing review and improvement of the work.  Please email me to let me know if you are using the resources and have any feedback:

Complete a short survey below to tell us what you think:

Survey – English bridging project feedback

Survey – Maths bridging project feedback


English Primary

English Secondary

Maths Primary

Teacher Contributors are:

Jade Sadler and Nicky Hart- Lakenham Primary School, Norwich

Elliot Thorne and Baiba Zivtins- Avenue Junior School, Norwich

Gavin Atkinson – West Earlham Junior School, Norwich

Nich Starling – Mile Cross Primary School, Norwich

Hannah Boag and Cat Pye – City Academy, Norwich

Kevin Ward, Emma Roberts, Angela Taylor, Adam Bradshaw and Ian Fisher- Open Academy, Norwich

With thanks to the Festival Bridge and HiTide.

Design by Naked Marketing.

If you want to get involved in the development of the project- contact

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