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Learning For Life

Curriculum

What does your child learn at school each day? Find information about our curriculum subjects here.

Two year Curriculum Overview: Years 1 & 2 (Amethyst)

 

SUBJECT

First Year     

Second Year    

 

Autumn

Spring

Summer

Autumn

Spring

Summer

SCIENCE

 

Forces & Motion   

Plants

 

Living things and their habitats

 

Seasonal changes

 

Everyday materials and their uses

Animals including humans

 

GEOGRAPHY

 

France - Barnaby Bear in Brittany Locational knowledge

Human & physical

Tocuaro, Mexico

Locational knowledge

Place knowledge

Human & physical

Where I Live

Geographical skills and fieldwork

Weather

Human and physical geography

 

British Isles

Locational knowledge

Geographical skills and fieldwork

Improving the local Environment

Geographical skills and fieldwork

HISTORY

 

Toys

Houses

Seaside Holidays

Key Events – Fire of London

Florence Nightingale

Transport – especially changes in the locality

ART& DESIGN

(QCA scheme used)

Observational Drawing – Van Gogh

Patterns/Rubbings

Houses

 

Portraits, Sculpture - Picasso

Seasons Collage

Mother Nature

Flowers, Printing, Textiles - Monet

 

D.T.

(to include seasonal gardening and cooking – using the skills specified)

Moving Toys/Puppets

Moving Pictures

Structures/Houses

Food Technology

Healthy Eating

Joseph’s Coat

Playgrounds

Vehicles

R.E. 

(Beds. Agreed   Syllabus – in units)

7.Sacred books and stories

2. Being a Christian?

 

Unit 2. continued

10. Who is an inspiring person?

1.What does it mean to belong?

5. Special times

Unit 4. Being a Jew (to be conducted anytime over year)

6.What makes places special

8. How do we show we care for others?

Unit 8.continued

9.Why should we care for the Earth?

P.E.    

Games and dance - Val Sabin

Gym/apparatus – The Future Games KS1

Games (VS Y1-2 unit 1)

Dance (VS Y1-2 unit 1)

Gymnastics (TFG with a space theme!)

Dance (VS Y1-2 unit 2)

Games (VS Y1-2 unit 2)

Gymnastics (VS Y1-2 unit 1-2)

Games (VS Y1-2 unit 3)

Dance (VS Y1-2 unit 3)

Gymnastics (TFG with a space theme!)

Dance (VS Y1-2 unit 4)

Games (VS Y1-2 unit 4)

Gymnastics (VS Y1-2 unit 3-4)

COMPUTING Including: Using technology safely and respectively

Coding (1)

(Espresso)

Algorithms

Floor Robots

Logical reasoning and prediction

Recognise uses of IT beyond school

Coding (2)

(Espresso)

Floor Robots

Create and debug

Create, organise store, manipulate and retrieve digital content

(Combine art and Lit)

MUSIC

"Music express" Using voices expressively, including ensemble and solo practise for performance of school nativity at Christmas

"Music express" Using voices expressively, including ensemble and solo practise for performance of school nativity at Christmas

 

Two year Curriculum Overview Years 3 & 4 (Diamonds)

 

SUBJECT

First Year     

Second Year     

 

Autumn

Spring

Summer

Autumn

Spring

Summer

SCIENCE

 

Rocks/states of matter   

How plants grow

 

Living things and their habitats

Light and sound

 

Force and magnets/

electricity

Animals including humans

GEOGRAPHY

 

Our European neighbours

Where does our food come from?

Environmental Issues

Rainforest

In the Desert

Countries and the world

 

Earning a living

 

HISTORY

 

 Romans

Children in world war II

 

Improving the environment

Pre-historic Britain

 

The Mayans

Anglo - Saxons

ART& DESIGN

(LCP / QCA scheme)

Mosaics with clay

Pointillism

 

Can we change places

Portraying Relationships

 

Viewpoints

 

Journeys

D.T.

 

Photograph Frames

Moving Monsters

Sandwich snacks

Torches/Alarms

Packaging

 

Money Containers

R.E. 

(Beds. Agreed   Syllabus – in units)

5.How & why does a Christian follow Jesus?

 

7.What does it mean to be a Jew?

2.Showing Commitment

6.Caring for the natural world

1.Where, how & why do people worship?

 

3.How should we live and who can inspire us?

4.What are the deeper meanings of the festivals?

P.E.    

Swimming - Spring and summer terms

Games and dance - Val Sabin

Gym/apparatus – Future Games KS2

Outdoor acts

Unit 1

Invasion Games

Unit 1 (Unihoc)

Gymnastics

(TFG)

Y4 Adventure

Weekend

(Swimming)

Dance

Unit 3

Net/ Wall unit 1

(Swimming)

Gymnastics

(TFG)

Invasion Games

Unit 2 (Tag Rugby)

 

Outdoor acts

Unit 2

Dance Unit 4

Y4 Adventure Weekend

(Swimming)

Athletics

Unit 1

Strike/Field

Unit 1 (Cricket)

(Swimming)

COMPUTING

Largely integrated Including:Using technology safely and respectively

Coding (1)

(Espresso)

Understand computer networks

Using the internet to research effectively

Use a variety of software to  present data and information

Coding (2)

(Espresso)

Use a variety of software to  present data and information

Understand computer networks

 (Communication / email / online safety)

 

Languages

French grammar and vocabulary

French grammar and vocabulary

French grammar and vocabulary

French grammar and vocabulary

French grammar and vocabulary

French grammar and vocabulary

MUSIC

"Music Express" Using voices expressively, including ensemble and solo practise for performance of school nativity at Christmas

"Music Express" Using voices expressively, including ensemble and solo practise for performance of school nativity at Christmas

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