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Yearly Plan

 

 

Science

RE

History

Geography

Computing

 

FRENCH

Art/ DT

Music

PE

PSHE

Class 6

Light

 

Evolution and Inheritance

+ Charles Darwin, Alfred Wallace, Mary Anning

 

Pilgrimage

 

Natural world

 

World War II

(local history)

Frozen Kingdom

 

 

 

Sound – digital music

Family

 

La France

 

 

DT – seasonal cooking

Art – Linked to Frozen Kingdom and Northern Lights

World War 2 Songs

 

Music inspired by the Northern Lights

 

Netball

Gymnastics – jumping and vaulting

Touch rugby

Dance – March of the Penguins?

New Beginnings

 

Getting on and Falling Out

 

 

Earth and space

Electricity

 

Symbolism

 

Ethics and moral issues

Leisure and Entertainment

Local Study – Apsley High Street

Spreadsheets

 

Actions

 

Weekend with friends

DT – Marble structures?

Art – a sense of place

 

Journey Into Space –Exploring Sound Sources Gustav Holst

 

Sportshall Athletics

Hockey

Silent movies dance

 

Going for Goals

 

Good to be me

Classification Revision

Traditions

Beliefs about God

Mayan Civilization

Amazing Americas

Staying connected – wikis and blogging?

The future

 

Jobs

DT – moving vehicles

 

Art – Sculpture – Mayan clay masks

 

End of KS performance

 

Athletics

Fielding and striking games

Rhythmic gymnastics

 

Relationships

 

Changes – Moving on

Enterprise Topic?

 

Science

RE

History

Geography

Computing

 

FRENCH

Art/ DT

Music

PE

PSHE

Class 5

Forces

+ Galileo and Newton

Animals & humans (circulation)

 

Places of Worship

Community

Tudors

Marvellous Maps (local study)

Data matters

 

“Big Data” -store and search methods, digital footprints, safety and security, design and search databases

Environment

Hobbies

Art – African Masks and meaning, Kente Cloth designs

 

DT – Bags

 

Cyclic patterns –African Rhythms

 

Who Knows? - Exploring Musical

processes

Rugby ( Saracens)

African Dance

Fitness Circuits

New Beginnings

 

Getting on and Falling Out

Properties of and changes in materials + Spencer Silver, Ruth Benerito

 

Founders and Prophets

Sacred texts:

Victorians

Our changing world

 

 

Robotics and Systems

 

Automation, programming language, programming devices, controlling inputs and outputs

Seasons

Eating out

 

 

 

Art – Printing – William Morris

 

DT - Cams

Roundabout – Exploring Rounds

 

Musicals – Oliver

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cross – Country

 

Gymnastics – bridges

 

Sports Hall Athletics

 

Tag - rugby

 

Going for Goals

 

Good to be me

Living things

Life Cycles / reproduction

 

+ David Attenborough, Jane Goodall

Festivals

Rites of Passage

Ancient Greece - a study of Greek life and achievements and their influences on the western world.

Fair Trade –case studies of banana, coffee and sugar production

 

 

Animation

School trips

Holidays

 

DT – global food

 

Art – clay faces, representing Greek Masks or people in action

Songwriter - Exploring Lyrics and Melody

 

Stars Hide Your Fires – Performing Together

 

Athletics

Fielding and Striking Games

Relationships

 

Changes – Moving on

 

 

Science

RE

History

Geography

Computing

 

FRENCH

Art/ DT

Music

PE

PSHE

Class 4

States of matter

Water Cycle

Charles MacIntosh - waterproofing

Pilgrimage

Beliefs

 

 

Anglo Saxons

 

Raging Rivers

 

Accuracy counts

(internet, spreadsheets)

Months/Seasons

Family

River Art (painting)

Seurat

Pointillism

DT – Popup books

Play and perform – Recorders

Notation

 

Swimming/Tag Rugby

New Beginnings

 

Getting on and falling out

 

Sound Electricity

 

Symbolism

Ethics and Moral Issues

 

Egyptians

British Museum visit

 

All around the world

Developing Communication

(email, blogs, sound recording & editing)

Ourselves

What we look like

 

Egyptian Sculpture

(papier mache)

DT – light up models

 

Music composition History of music

Swimming ½ term

Mini Tennis and Hockey

Gymnastics – Shapes and sequences

 

Goals, achievements and consequences

Living things and their habitats (Habitats and classification) Animals and human(Teeth, Digestive system)

 

 

Carl Linnaeus – taxonomist*

Traditions Natural World

Vikings

Land Use

Programming and games

(simulations & programming)

Where we live

House/furniture

 

Aboriginal Art

DT – edible garden

Music appreciation

Aural memory

Athletics

Rounders/Cricket

Dance - Country Dancing (Val Sabin)

Changes

 

Science

RE

History

Geography

Computing

 

FRENCH

Art/ DT

Music

PE

PSHE

Class 3

Rocks

 

 

Growing plants

 

 

Places of Worship

Sacred Texts

 

The Stone Age

The Rainforest

Digital images and animation

Greetings

 

Numbers

Stone Age Art

 

 

DT: Bread

Music Express

Tri-Golf

Swimming

 

Dance

New beginnings

Rules

Problem solving

Animals including humans (skeleton, muscles & nutrition)

 

Scientists and inventor

 

Festivals

Founders & Prophets

The Romans

Extreme Earth

Authoring

Age

 

Birthdays

Roman Art

 

 

Roman Mosaics

 

DT: Moving monsters

Music Express

Swimming (1/2 a term)

Ball games- Mini tennis

 

Goals, achievements and consequences

Forces and Magnets

 

 

Light

Community

Rites of Passage

Local study- Canals

Local study- Canals

Keeping informed

Colours

 

Pets

Canal Art

 

 

DT: Juggling balls

Music Express

Athletics

Introduction to cricket

Gymnastics

Relationships and changes

 

Science

RE

History

Geography

Computing

 

FRENCH

Art/ DT

Music

PE

PSHE

Class 2

Uses of Materials

 

Special Occasions

 

Christmas

Great Fire of London (Samuel Pepys)

War and Remembrance

 

 

Talking & Sharing

(Communication & simulations)

 

Abstract art

Puppets

Exploring Duration

Exploring pulse & rhythm

Singing & Performing- Xmas

Games - Catching and throwing; Mini tennis

Dance

New beginnings

Getting on and falling out

Animals including humans (offspring and needs, exercise)

Plants

 

Our World

 

Easter

 

World around us

Japan

Getting Creative

(Creating digital texts)

 

Collage and painting

DT – dips and dippers

Exploring tempo & dynamics

Exploring sounds

Games

Gymnastics

Dance

 

 

 

Going for goals

Good to be me

Living things and habitats

Plants

Belonging

 

Special Stories

Seaside holidays in the past

Seaside

Visual Information

(Branching databases)

 

Mother nature

Winding mechanisms

Exploring pitch

Exploring instruments & symbols

Athletics

Games

Gymnastics

 

Relationships

Changes

 

Science

RE

History

Geography

Computing

 

FRENCH

Art/ DT

Music

PE

PSHE

Class 1

Seasons

Animals and Humans (naming and grouping)

All About Me

 

Christmas

David Attenborough

 

Extreme Weather

Let’s Create

 

Self Portraits

 

Mechanisms – moving pictures

Gymnastics – Travelling – body awareness

Flight – Bouncing, jumping, landing

Games – Mini tennis

Dance – Snowmen and Penguins (Top Dance)

New Beginnings

Communities

New beginnings

Getting on and falling out

Seasons

Everyday Materials

Special Places

 

Easter

Houses in the past

Transport

around the World

Starting Research

 

Buildings (Lowry)

 

Structures – houses & dens

 

Gymnastics - Rocking and Rolling Dance – We’re going on a bear hunt!

Feelings and Relationships

Good to be me

Going for goals

Good to be me

Seasons

Plants

Special Things

 

Special People

Paper Mill – Locations of historical significant – John Dickinson

Local Area

Discovering Programming

 

Van Gogh

 

Food – sensational salad

Athletics

Games – aiming games Dance – The Circus

Rules

Right and Wrong

Relationships

Changes

Reception*

Autumn Term

 

Starting school

Autumn & Harvest Festival

Eco

Fireworks

Traditional Tales

Winter & Christmas

Spring Term

 

New Year, Easter & other celebrations

Traditional Tales

Transport

Wizards

Mr Men

 

Summer Term

 

Spring & growing (frogs & plants)

People who help us (Opticians)

Animals including minibeasts

Moving up

 

 

Nursery*

 

Starting school Diwali

Holidays People Who Help us

Harvest /The Little Red Hen/The Enormous Turnip Christmas/Nativity

Autumn/Owl Babies

Bonfire night

 

Winter, snow and ice

Transport

Chinese New Year

Dinosaurs

Me, Myself, I

Easter

 

Growing

Pirates

Safety Week

Ideas for after half term include:

Under water, Zoo animals, Mini beasts and summer

You can find out more about the curriculum of this school by referring to class newsletters below

*N.B. The plans for the Foundation Stage classes are subject to change due to meeting the interests and needs of pupils.

These flipbooks demonstrate how the grid method, used in Year 3 and Year 4, supports the understanding of short multiplication in Year 4.
These flipbooks show how the grid method for multiplying a 2-digit by a 2 or 3-digit number, supports the understanding of long multiplication in Years 5 and 6.
These flipbooks show how we use place value counters and number lines to aid the understanding of short division in Years 4, 5 and 6.
These flipbooks show step by step instructions of how Year 6 are taught to do long division. We use a division method called chunking leading up to this formal method. Details of chunking can be found in our calculation policy below.

 

 

 

We use Read, Write Inc as our phonics scheme from Foundation Stage to Key Stage 1.

 

We use the Oxford Reading Tree to support reading, supplemented with other resources, including books from the All Aboard and Songbirds schemes.

November 2015 Curriculum Evening Presentations

February 2015 Curriculum Evening Presentations