Whole School Topics...

We come together several times a year for whole school . This gives a chance for everyone to see how skills progress within and across each school year group. These topics include...

  • Whole School Trips such as Filey and the Yorkshire Sculpture Park
  • Science Days
  • Curriculum Days on themes such as Kites, Canals or 'The Wonder of Wool'

Curriculum Rationale

Our Approach to the curriculum 

The school follows the 2014 National Curriculum. Whilst ensuring that our children are both literate and numerate, our careful planning ensures that we offer a broad and balanced curriculum, which will enable us to develop all aspects of learning.

In the Foundation Stage (Reception) the curriculum is taught through six broad areas of learning which together form the Early Learning Goals. The areas are mathematics, communication, language and literacy, personal and social education, physical development, creative development and knowledge and understanding of the World. They are taught both indoors and outdoors, through a structured approach that allows many opportunities to learn through experience. 

Computers, Laptops & I-pads are used across the curriculum so that the education we offer allows our children to keep up with technological developments.

Children will be taught individually, in groups and as part of a whole class.  Active involvement is essential and we encourage children to reflect upon their learning, share ideas and become increasingly independent, by setting their own targets for development.  When your child begins school with us we will meet together and explore more closely how children are taught and learn and how you can help them at home.

During the Summer Term 2019 we worked on a new Curriculum Rationale. The final document shares our Values and Ethos and the Intent of our curriculum. It also shows how this curriculum will be implemented, its intended impact and how this will be evaluated. Please take a look; I am sure you will see what we are trying to achieve.

Phonics

The phonics scheme is Letters and Sounds Kirklees Guidance and the reading scheme is ‘Phonics Bug’.

Long Term Plans

During the Summer term 2019 we devised some new curriculum plans for each class. Based on the National and EYFS curriculums and taking in to account our mixed age classes, I am sure you can see that the children will experience a very broad and balanced set of learning opportunities.

 Class 1 Topics

We try hard to respond to seasonal events and to where the children are in their learning so plans are always flexible. However these plans give you some idea of which topics we cover in Class 1. RE and PSHCE are also planned and taught in addition to the topical planning shown below.

Class 1 

Autumn A

Spring A

Summer A

Autumn B

Spring B           

Summer B

Theme

All About Me

Clothes and Coverings

All Sorts of Animals

Journeys

Houses and Homes

Our Garden

Literacy

Narrative: Familiar Stories

Non Fic: Labels and captions

Poetry: nursery / action rhymes

Narrative: Traditional Stories

Non fic: Non Chronological reports

Poetry: Weather

Narrative: Fantasy / Adventure stories

Non fic: Recount

Poetry: on a theme

Narrative: Familiar Stories

Non Fic: Labels and captions

Poetry: nursery / action rhymes

Narrative: Traditional Stories

Non fic: Non Chronological reports

Poetry: Weather

Narrative: Fantasy / Adventure stories

Non fic: Recount

Poetry: on a theme

Science

The Human Body

Body parts and senses

Fighting fit

Physical properties of materials

What are toys made from?

Materials around us

Common animals and lifecycles

Butterfly life cycles

Table top Science

What materials are our homes made from?

Growing plants / garden minibeasts

Frog lifecycle

Computing

Handling data

Technology in our lives, esafety

Programming

e-safety

Multimedia

e-safety

multimedia

Handling data

Technology in our lives, esafety

Programming

e-safety

Multimedia

e-safety

multimedia

Geography

Knowledge about the local area

Where do we live?

Knowledge about the UK

Weather maps

Knowledge about the world

Geographical differences and similarities

Rainforests / Deserts / UK

Our journey to School

Holiday locations around the world

Geographical differences and similarities

Weather maps

Mapping the School Grounds

Locating animals and plants

History

Personal time line

Guy Fawkes / Bonfire night

Toy timeline

Toys from long ago

Pieter Gruegel Children’s games

 

Neil Armstrong, Space Travel

Guy Fawkes / Bonfire night

Homes long ago

Plant Lifecycle

DT

Food / Cooking skills

Textiles - puppets

Mechanisms – sliders / levers, moving animals

Wheels / axles

Food / cooking skills

Free standing shelters

Art

Painting, self portraits

Collage - toys

Drawing – animals and habitats

Repeating patterns

Textile art

Natural Sculpture

RE

F5 Who and what are special to us?

1.4 How do we celebrate special occasions?

F4 What can we see in our wonderful world?

1.2 What does it mean to belong to a church or a mosque?

1.3 Why do we care?

F2 How do Christians celebrate Christmas?

1.1 Which books and stories are special?

 

F1Where do we live and who lives there?

1.2What does it mean to belong to a church or a mosque?

F3What makes a good helper?

Music

Unit 2 Sounds Interesting

Unit 3 The long and the short of it

Unit 4 Feel the pulse

Unit 2 Sounds Interesting

Unit 3 The long and the short of it

Unit 4 Feel the pulse

PE

F.S. Locomotor / Manipulative

F.S. Manipulative

F.S. Manipulative

F.S. Body Management

F.S. Body Management

F.S. Locomotor

PSHCE / SEAL

New beginnings

Getting on and falling out

Going for goals

Good to be me

Relationships

Changes

New beginnings

Getting on and falling out

Going for goals

Good to be me

Relationships

Changes

Educ. Visit

 

 

Butterfly World

 

Canon Hall

Sculpture Park?

Class 2 Topics

We try hard to respond to seasonal events and to where the children are in their learning so plans are always flexible. However these plans give you some idea of which topics we cover in Class 2. RE, ICT, Music and PSHCE are also planned and taught in addition to the topical planning shown below.

 

Class 2 Autumn A

Spring A

Summer A

Class 2 Autumn B

Spring B

Summer B

 

Caribbean

Railways, Transport

Sound

Anglo Saxons

Ourselves & Other Animals

The Great Fire of London

Forces and Movement

The Iron Age

Famous Explorers

Nepal

Literacy

Diary – Recount R

Explanations MF

Stories with recurring language R

Story (Julian Stories) – MF

Letters R Post Cards, Santa

Poetry, Free Verse MF

Non Chron. Reports MF

Magic Instrument Story MF

Haiku R

Instructions R

Non Chronological Report

Myths & Legends R

Poetry Recital MF

Stories with a moral MF

Diary (Samuel Pepys) MF

Explanations R

Newspaper Report MF

Instructions MF

Story - Traction Man MF

Traditional Stories MF

Limericks R

Explanations R

Adventure Stories MF

Non Chronological Report MF

Biography R

Letter Writing MF

Persuasive text R

Poetry – recital MF

Science

Keeping Fit & Healthy

Materials

Sound

Magnets

Plants

 

Properties of Materials

Ourselves & Other Animals

Forces & Movement

Fossils

Habitats

Geography

Place Study: St Lucia, Comparison with Birdsedge

 

 

 

 

Place Study: Nepal

History

Victorian – focus on transport

 

Anglo Saxons

 

Famous People & Events Great Fire of London

Stone Age

Famous People & Events: Famous Explorers and their achievements

DT

A fruit yoghurt

Instrument

Textiles linked to Anglo Saxons

Design a costume for Traction Man

A magnetic game

Food: sandwich for an explorer

Art

Painting

Collage

Drawing

Printing

Textiles

Sculpture

RE

 2.4 How can we work together to take care of our planet?

2.2 How do Christians and Muslims celebrate a new life?

3.4 What do Christians believe about a good life?

3.2 What do creaton stories tell us about our world?

2.3 How can we make good choices?

2.1 How to people pray?

3.3 What does it mean to be a Jew?

3.1 How are beliefs expressed through arts?

PE

F.S. Body Management

Locomotor

Manipulative

F.S. Body Management

Manipulative

F.S. Manipulative

Locomotor

F.S. Body Management

Locomotor

Manipulative

F.S. Body Management

Manipulative

F.S. Manipulative

Locomotor

Class 3 Topics

We try hard to respond to seasonal events and to where the children are in their learning so plans are always flexible. However these plans give you some idea of which topics we cover in Class 3. RE and PSHCE are also planned and taught in addition to the topical planning shown below.

Class 3 

Autumn A

Spring A

Summer A

Autumn B

Spring B

Summer B

 

Healthy Body, Healthy Mind

Changing Power of Monarchs

Climatic Zones, Focus on Brazil

WWII – Battle of Britain

Ancient Greece & It’s Legacy

Coastal Geography

Literacy

Autobiography MF

Biography MF

Haiku and Cinquain R

Instructions R

Non-Chronological Reports MF

Riddles R

Story R

Play Scripts, Shakespeare MF

Legends MF

Chronological Reports MF

Letter MF

 

Balanced Argument

Newspaper Report R

Persuasion (advert) MF

Information Text - Explanation (Water Cycle) MF

Poetry Recital MF

Consolidation Unit

Poetry

Drama

Letter R

Story (based on Anne Frank)

Persuasion

Diary Entry MF

Quests Myths

MF

Rap MF

Explanations R

Writing in the style of an author MF

Newspaper Reports MF

Discussion & Debate MF

Poetry Recital MF

Non chronological Report MF

Consolidation Unit

Science

Y4 & 5 units – Animals inc humans

Y4 unit – States of Matter

Y4 unit - Sound

Y5 unit - Living things & Their habitat

Investigative skills – data loggers

 

Y5 unit – Forces

Y5 unit – Properties & changes of materials

Y5 unit - Earth and Space

Y4 unit - Electricity

Y4 unit - Living things & Their habitat

 

Investigative skills – data loggers

Geography

 

 

Rainforests

Chocolate

Fair Trade

 

 

Coastal Geography

History

Tudors

 

 

WWII – Battle of Britain

Ancient Greece

 

DT

 

Food

Resistant Materials

Making a Planter

Food

DT – case or container

Habitat Box

Art

 

 

Drawing

Colour Mixing, Printing

 

 

RE

4.2 Who can inspire us?

5.1 Why are some places and journeys special?

5.4 What matters most to believers?

4.4 What words of wisdom can guide us?

Eid Celebrations

4.1 What faiths make up or community and how can we ensure that everyone belongs?

4.3 How important events are remembered in ceremonies?

5.2 What do Muslims believe about a good life?

5.3 Should we forgive others?

PE

Gymnastics

Swimming

Dance

Gymnastics,

Swimming, Netball, Invasion games

Net/Racquet, Swimming, Athletics, Cricket / Rounder’s

Gymnastics

Swimming

Dance

Gymnastics,

Swimming, Netball, Invasion games

Net/Racquet, Swimming, Athletics, Cricket / Rounder’s

Educ. Visit

 

 

Fair Trader (Holmfirth)

Eden Camp

Greek Day

Filey

MFL

Early Start 2 – chapter 8

QCA Unit 1

QCA Unit 3

QCA Unit 5

QCA Unit 10

QCA Unit 9

QCA Unit 12

Early Start 2 – chapter 8

QCA Unit 2

QCA Unit 6

QCA Unit 8

QCA Unit 7

QCA Unit 11

 

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