Curriculum - the subject areas

We follow the  National Curriculum Framework 2014

Click HERE to view.

Class teachers provide a half termly newsletter which gives further detail on curriculum matters for each individual class and allows the teachers to respond to the needs and interests of children.

 

Promoting Fundamental British Values

As part of a broad and balanced curriculum, schools are required to promote the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of pupils. This includes actively promoting fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.  Click HERE to view further DfE information

Click HERE to see how we teach British Values in our school.

 

We teach the National Curriculum 2014 throughout school with the exception of reception, where we teach the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum. Our curriculum generally works on a 2 year cycle to accommodate mixed age classes. English, maths and science are taught independently but staff make links across the curriculum and particularly to topic work where it is appropriate and helpful to do so.

 

Each topic theme is taught in class and is differentiated to meet age and individual objectives for learning. Staff are actively encouraged to link Art and DT to their topic whenever appropriate. In order to personalise the topic curriculum, children are invited to input into the curriculum design, to reflect local interests and knowledge whilst ensuring that the requirements of the national curriculum are met.

 

The school curriculum is revisited annually and has evolved over time to meet the content of the new National Curriculum 2014 and the class structures in school.

  Phonics - We use the Read Write Inc phonics scheme of work, which is an approved synthetic phonics syllabus throughout school.

Spelling - We use the Read Write Inc scheme of work for spelling for Years 2-6

Reading - The school uses a variety of resources to teach reading. In EYFS and KS1 we use National Book bands to ensure that children are reading age and stage appropriate books. From Y2 upwards we continue to use banded books and currently use the Accelerated Reading scheme. This ensures that all children continue to read age and stage appropriate books using 'real' texts.

Maths - The school teaches the National Curriculum for Maths 2014. We use the White Rose Hub planning resources and a range of other resources to support delivery of Maths teaching. We have been working as a cluster to ensure a Mastery approach to learning maths with a strong focus on Mathematical reasoning.

See our topic plan below: 

 

 

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

EYFS

EYFS follows the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum on a single year cycle which is planned to avoid repetition and mindful of the need to incorporate and follow the Y1 Curriculum

Past topics have included: All about me! Superheroes, Deadly dinosaurs, Out of the Ashes (Great Fire of London), Into the woods (local study), Australian Adventure, People who help us, Weather, water and Seasons, Pirates, Castles

Year 1 & 2 2016-17

Under the Sea

Under the Sea

Our School and Local Area

Changes within living memory

Famous for more than 5 minutes

Weather Experts

Year 1 & 2 2017-18

Hills and Valleys – locality study

Kings and Queens

Water Transport & Power including The Titanic

Journey to Joburg

Splendid Saxons

Olympic Theme / other

Year 3 & 4

2016-17

British Values / Local Area

What makes The Earth angry?

Great Grecians

Who first lived in Britain?

Victorian Britain – Local study

Anglo Saxons

Year 3 & 4

2017-18

British Values**/Our World

Superheroes

The Egyptians

The Egyptians

Terrific Tudors

Olympic theme / other

Year 5 & 6

2016-17

British Values**

The Derwent Reservoirs

The Derwent Reservoirs

Survival – Bear Grylls

Indonesia

Social Animals

Meet the Greeks*

Year 5 & 6

2017-18

British Values**/ Towns and Cities

Superheroes

Industrialisation

Extreme habitats

Hawaii

The Mayans

In 2014-15 Topics were provided to cover whole school curriculum planning. This was adjusted in 2015-16 to be class based topics

*Children in Y5/6 have not studied the Ancient Greeks – in future years, Ancient Greeks will remain a Y3/4 topic.

** British Values will run for approximately 5 weeks and then the Autumn 2 topic will commence. Each cycle of British Values will explore different aspects on a two year rolling-programme which is age and stage appropriate.

 

Science Curriculum

In 2015, the school bid for and received an ‘Intensive ENTHUSE’ award from the British Science Association through their STEM work. The funds provided have enabled the school to access consultant-led CPD support. As part of this work, we have reviewed our teaching and created a 2-year teaching cycle to teach the new national curriculum. In doing so, we have invested significantly in CPD for teachers to ensure that they are able to engage all learners well in science subjects and can accurately assess student progress. The Science curriculum is available to view in full but a summary is provided below.

 

 

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

EYFS

EYFS follows the Early Years Foundation Stage science curriculum on a single year cycle; Year 1 children follow the National Curriculum for Y1

Year 1 & 2 2016-17

Materials

Materials/ Seaons

Seasons/ Weather

Animals and Humans

Seaons

Animal and Humans

Seasons

Plants

Seasons

Year 1 & 2 2017-18

 

 

 

 

 

 

Year 3 & 4

2016-17

Plants

States of Matter

States of Matter

Light

Electricity

Animals including humans / Living things and their habitats

Year 3 & 4

2017-18

 

 

 

 

 

 

Year 5 & 6

2016-17

Forces

Electricity

Properties & Changes of materials

Separating materials

Living things & their habitats

Animals including humans

Year 5 & 6

2017-18

Light

Earth & space

Properties of Materials

Properties of Materials (contd)

Living things and their habitats

Evolution & Inheritance

 

 

page last updated on 27/03/2017

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