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Curriculum Overview

Whole School Foundation Subject Curriculum Overview

 

Every class at St Mary's provides a broad, creative and engaging curriculum. All topics are planned in accordance with the National Curriculum. Wherever possible, staff will aim to combine or link topics and subjects together to enable children to experience learning and embed skills in a diverse way. Below, you will find a curriculum overview for each class, which have been organised by term. 

Autumn Term 2016-2017

 

Willow

(Year 1)

Sycamore

(Year 2)

Chestnut

(Year 3/4)

Hornbeam

(Year 4/5)

Rowan

(Year 6)

Science

Seasonal Changes

Animals including humans

Materials

Humans and health

Rocks

Living things and their habitats

Earth and Beyond

Switched on 

Earth and Beyond

Electricity

RE

Creation

Incarnation - Christmas

Creation

Incarnation - Christmas

Creation

Incarnation

Creation

Incarnation

God - loving and holy

Covenants

Christmas

Computing

Creativity

Productivity

How computer games work

Programming on screen

We are musicians

We are programmers

We are software developers

We are artists

App Planner

Project Managers

PE

Gymnastics 

Dance

Gymnastics

Dance

Swimming

Gymnastics

Dance

Swimming

Gymnastics

Dance

Tag Rugby

Basketball

Indoor Athletics

Gymnastics

 

Geography

 

United Kingdom

Map skills

Continents and oceans

Map skills

North America

Central America

Contrasting locality study - Mexico to the UK

History

Toys of the Past

Famous women

Maya Civilisations

Ancient Greeks

Maya Civilisations

Art

Portraits

Christmas Art

Traditional tales art

Maya masks and artefacts

Art Illusions

Maya / Mexican Art

D&T

Nutrition

Designing and making healthy wraps

Maya masks and artefacts

Textiles: North American Patchwork

Chocolate

Music

Pulse, rhythm and pitch

Nativity

Using our voices expressively

Creating chants and rhythms (Nativity)

Music Express

Experiment with pitch and rhythm

Listening and evaluating

Exploring rounds

Exploring sound sources

French

 

 

Numbers – how old are you?

Family

Sports

Clothes and body parts

School

Family and Home

Spring Term 2016-2017

 

Willow

(Year 1)

Sycamore

(Year 2)

Chestnut

(Year 3/4)

Hornbeam

(Year 4/5)

Rowan

(Year 6)

Science

Seasonal Changes

Everyday materials

Plants

Light

Electricity

Life Cycles

Who are you?

Nature Library

Body Pump

RE

Islam

Salvation - Easter

Islam

Salvation - Easter

Salvation

Easter

Islam 

Salvation - Easter

Islam

Life and significance of Jesus - Easter

Computing

Computer Networks

Computational Thinking

Collecting clues

Taking better photos

We are opinion pollsters

We are bug fixers

We are musicians

We are cryptographs

Market researchers

Interface designers

PE

Team games

Dance

Team games

Dance

Swimming

Football

Netball

Hockey

OAA

Gymnastics

Football

Dance

Volleyball

Dance

Basketball

OAA

Geography

Local Area

United Kingdom

Map skills

Comparing with coasts

Types of settlements

Locality place study

Map skills

Greece and Eastern Europe

Rives and the Water cycle

History

History of Homes

Flight

Greeks

Maya Civilisations

Ancient Greeks

Art

 

Vincent Van Gogh

Bodies (using different mediums)

Maya Art: Masks, coil pots, Bonampak murals

Greek vase sculptures

D&T

Homes

Making Puppets

Battery operated lights

Biscuits

 

Music

Exploring duration – long and short

Exploring and playing instruments

Music Express

Experiment with pitch and rhythm

Listening and evaluating

Exploring lyrics and melody

Exploring rhythm and pulse

French

 

 

Numbers – how old are you?

Family

School and classroom

Shopping

Hobbies

Sports

Summer Term 2016-2017

 

Willow

(Year 1)

Sycamore

(Year 2)

Chestnut

(Year 3/4)

Hornbeam

(Year 4/5)

Rowan

(Year 6)

Science

Seasonal changes

Plants

Animals

Living Things and Habitats

Forces and Magnets

Everyday materials

Get sorted

Everything changes

Body health

RE

Judaism

Values and morals

Judaism

What do Christians believe God is like?

Judaism

God

Judaism

Morals and values: Bible stories

Judaism

Sacrament

Computing

Communication and collaboration

Programming

Researching a topic

Collecting data about bugs

We are HTML editors

We are meteorologists

We are HTML editors

We are web developers

App Developers

Marketers

PE

Gymnastics

Athletics

Team games

Athletics

Swimming

Athletics

Rounders

Cricket

Athletics

Rounders

Athletics

Cricket

Geography

Contrasting non-European Village

Map skills

Local study

North America

Types of settlements 

Countries and cities of the UK

History

Famous women - past and present

Changes in technology

Anglo Saxon and Viking struggle

Anglo Saxons

Leisure and entertainment in the 20th century

Art

Sculpture - Andy Goldsworthy

Junk animals and animal art

Insects

Matisse: Paper collage and printing

Story Art

Collage

D&T

Moving Books

Designing and making bug hotels

Kites

Model settlements

 

Music

Timbre, Pitch and Tempo

Experiment with, create, select and combine sounds

Music Express

Music Express

Performing together

Exploring musical processes

French

 

 

 

Houses

Weather

Conversational Skills

Reading & writing

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