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As part of our commitment to continuous development, we have developed a curriculum that ensures we are giving children significant opportunity to develop their key skills in writing and maths across a range of subjects.

The new curriculum is based on a product developed by ‘Cornerstones’ where learning is delivered through ‘investigative projects’.  Each investigative project lasts for a term. 

 

Each investigative project covers a number of National Curriculum subjects with specific objectives for learning.  As far as possible, writing work will be integrated so that the children are able to see the purpose for their writing.  In addition, each classroom will hold an open event at the end of each term that parents and carers will be invited to in order to share in the children’s learning.

 

In order to keep you fully informed of what is happening, we will be sending out an curriculum leaflet at the end of each term detailing the subject coverage for the following term.  This leaflet will give general information about the subject area, a brief overview of what sort of things the children will be involved in and a summary of the key learning areas.  The leaflet will also suggest some homework work that the children can carry out over the holiday period prior to starting the topic.  Work carried out will be shared within the school and through the class as part of the celebration of the project.  Further details on this will come from the class teacher.

 

Further information regarding the Cornerstones philosophy can be found through the link below.

 

Curriculum coverage for 2016/2017 is detailed in the tables below:

Year 1:

Term

1

2

3

4

5

6

Topic

Memory Box

Enchanted Woodland

Paws, Claws and Whiskers

Moon Zoom

Splendid Skies

Rio De Vida

Additional LOs to be covered

Geography-Name and locate the world’s seven continents and five oceans.

Science-Distinguish between an object and the material from which it is made.

 

 


 

Year 2:

Term

1

2

3

4

5

6

Topic

Land Ahoy

Much, Mess and Mixtures

 

The Scented Garden

Towers, Tunnels and Turrets

Beachcombers

Beat Band Boogie

Additional LOs to be covered

Science-Notice that animals, including humans, have offspring which grow into adults.

Describe the importance for humans of exercise, eating the right amounts of different types of food, and hygiene.

History-Learn about significant historical events, people and places in their own locality.

Year 3:

Term

1

2

3

4

5

6

Topic

Gods and Mortals

 

 

Preditor

 

 

Scrumdiddlyly-umptious

Tribal Tales

 

 

Urban Pioneers

Mighty Metals

Additional LOs to be covered

Science-Compare and group together different kinds of rocks on the basis of their appearance and simple physical properties.

Recognise that they need light in order to see things and that dark is the absence of light.

Notice that light is reflected from surfaces.

Recognise that light from the sun can be dangerous and that there are ways to protect their eyes.

Find patterns in the way that the sizes of shadows change.

History- Learn about the Roman Empire and its impact on Britain. (Touched on in Tribal tales)

Year 4:

Term

1

2

3

4

5

6

Topic

I Am Warrior

Burps, bottoms and bile.

Road Trip USA 

Playlists

Potions

Blue Abyss

Additional LOs to be covered

Science-Identify the part played by evaporation and condensation in the water cycle and associate the rate of evaporation with temperature.

 

Year 5:

Term

1

2

3

4

5

6

Topic

Peasants, Princes and Pestilence

Time Traveller

Pharaohs

Alchemy Island

Stargazers

Scream Machine

Additional LOs to be covered

Science-Describe the differences in the life cycle of a mammal, an amphibian, an insect and a bird.

Use test results to make predictions to set up further comparative and fair tests.

 

Year 6:

Term

1

2

3

4

5

6

Topic

Blood Heart

 

A Child’s War

Frozen Kingdom

Hola Mexico!

Tomorrow’s World

ID

Additional LOs to be covered

Science-Recognise that living things have changed over time and that fossils provide information about living things that inhabited the earth millions of years ago.

Recognise that living things produce offspring of the same kind, but normally offspring vary and are not identical to their parents.

 

KS2

History-Conduct a local history study.

Incorporate into British Values week.

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