There are ten subjects in the National Curriculum, and R.E. and P.S.H.C.E. English, Mathematics and Science are the core subjects.
Phonics is taught in the Early Years Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1 using the Letters and Sounds Programme. History, Geography , Computing, Design Technology (D.T.), Art, Music and Physical Education (P.E.) are foundation subjects. Religious Education (R.E.) and Personal, Social, Health and Citizenship Education (P.S.H.C.E.) are also taught in the primary school curriculum.
Subjects are taught either as discrete units of work where appropriate or are linked together as part of a topic. Many skills are taught and applied across all curriculum subjects and learning. This is particularly so with Computing and language skills. The framework for the National Curriculum for Key Stages 1 and 2 is available here.