Our Curriclum

Our class curriculum overviews can be viewed below.

Class 1 Autumn 1 Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2
Topic/theme Super me! Around the world Amazing Art and Crazy Crafts Secret life of animals Natural World Carnival
Communication and language Circle Time

Playing together

Likes and dislikes

Rhymes and story bag

Following instructions

Circle Time

Playing together

Likes and dislikes

Rhymes/stories

Listening to music link with pictures – The snowman and Snowdog

Circle time

Sharing stories with other year groups

Circle Time

Show and Share

Retelling stories

Following instructions

Rhymes and chants

Listening attentively

Creating stories and rhymes

Speaking confidently and clearly to others

Physical Development Movement songs

Being healthy

Bikes – pushing, pedalling

Finger gym and dough disco

Year One

 

Music and Movement

Dance and movement.

Go Noodle and Cosmic Kids

Yoga

Finger gym and dough disco

Outside equipment – control of movement.

Basic equipment in PE

Finger gym and dough disco

Year One

 

Gymnastics

Hopping, jumping and moving freely

Team games

Finger gym and dough disco

Digging

Sandcastles

Water play

Handling tools

PE –

Parachute games

Finger gym and dough disco

Year One

 

Games

Ball skills

Bikes – Gross Motor

Finger gym and dough disco

Year One

 

Team Games

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

(PSHE Year One)

Learning rules and expectations of our new class.

Turn taking.

Interaction.

Making positive relationships.

Managing feelings.

Managing feelings.

Sharing with friends.

Turn taking.

What does a good friend look like?

Healthy eating

Trying new things and building confidence

Promoting independence

Managing feelings

Show care for living things

Promoting independence

Working together Helping

Self-care routines

Promoting independence

Being a kind friend

Circle time

New beginnings, moving on

Managing feelings when things are changing

Literacy Book focus – Charlie and Lola I am absolutely too small for school

A unique me

Elmer

Phonics

Year One

Narrative

Recount

Book focus –

Meerkat Mail

 

Year One

Instructions

Letters and postcards

Book focus – The day the crayons quit

 

Year One

Recount

Instructions

Leaflets

Book focus – Gerald the giraffe can’t dance

 

Year One

Fact files

Recount

Book focus – Lost and found

 

Year One

Persuasive Writing

Book focus –

 

Year One

Brochure

Maths Number 1-10

Recognition. Reliably counting 1:1 correspondence

Number songs.

Year One

Number system

Problem Solving:- using and applying

Calculation

Number 1-10 counting and recognition

Addition

Number songs

Shape – 2D

1 more than

Year One

Number system

Problem Solving:- using and applying

Calculation

Number bonds to 10

Numbers to 10 ordering

Addition and subtraction

Shape 2D/3D properties

Year One

Number system

Problem Solving:- using and applying

Calculation

Geometry Shape and Position

Numbers to 20 – recognition/ordering

Shape and size – biggest smallest, longest shortest

Comparison

Estimation

Year One

Number system

Problem Solving:- using and applying

Calculation

Geometry Shape and Position

Data Handling  – Statistics

Measurement

Numbers to 20  – place value

1 more/less

Capacity

Distance

Year One

Number system

Problem Solving:- using and applying

Calculation

Data Handling  – Statistics

Measurement

Money

Positional language

Money

Time

Numbers to 20 – place value

1 more/less

Year One

Number system

Problem Solving:- using and applying

Calculation

Geometry Shape and Position

Data Handling  – Statistics

Measurement

Money

Understanding of the World

(Science, ICT, RE, History, Geography))

Local walks.

Familiar faces.

Harvest.

Year One

 

Science – All about us

ICT – E-safety

Geography – Locality

History – Significant British person

Diwali

Fireworks

The Christmas Story

Year One

 

Science – Seasons

RE – Christmas Story

Diwali

Chinese New Year

Tales from around the world – tradition

ICT – Colour Magic

Year One

 

Science –

Materials

ICT – Creating media

History – changes in our time

Easter Story

ICT – Maths games

Year One

 

RE Buddhism

Science -Food

ICT-Data collection

ICT – Beebots

Animal classification

Habitats

Year One

 

Science – habitats

Living things and plants

RE Special ways of living

ICT – Media

Places of interest/comparison of

 

Year One

Science – Materials

ICT -media

Geography – places of interest

Expressive Arts and Design

(Music, Drama, Art, DT)

Exploring instruments

Role play

Mud kitchen

Year One

Art Portraits

Making Diya Lamps

Firework art

Year One

 

DT – levers

Music – live music

Baking

Colour mixing/materials

Year One

Art – European artists and craft makers

Junk modelling

Role play

Year One

Music Pulse and rhythm

Clay

Role play

Junk modelling

Year One

 

DT – Making a bird feeder

Art Designers

Exploring rhythm

Instruments

Role play

Year One

 

Music – composing for a purpose

DT – Sewing and cross stitch

Christian Value Responsibility Friendly Persevering Truthful Courageous Creative
Key dates (visits/visitors) Local walk

Safety Week

Church visit

Nativity Visit to Tollesbury boat houses Farm visit Perrywoods

Tiptree Windmill

Essex Music
Class 2 Autumn 1 Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2
Topic/theme Wanderlust.

 

(The Queen’s hat)

 

All aboard the Class 2 express.

 

(The naughty school bus

The runaway train)

 

Grand designs.

 

A walk on the wild side!

 

(The enormous crocodile).

 

 

The secret garden.

 

(Philipa and the homeless bumblebee)

 

Festival Fever.
English Narrative.

Recount.

Letter writing/post card.

Instructions.

Instructions.

Recount.

Non-chronological report (leaflet).

Fact files

Recount

Persuasive writing. Brochure
Maths Number.

Calculation.

Using and applying problem solving.

Number.

Calculation.

Using and applying problem solving.

Measurement.

Number.

Calculation.

Using and applying problem solving.

Geometry – Shape, position and direction.

Measurement.

Number.

Calculation.

Using and applying problem solving.

Measurements

Statistics/Data Handling.

Number.

Calculation.

Using and applying problem solving.

Measurement.

Statistics/Data Handling.

Money.

Number.

Calculation.

Using and applying problem solving.

Measurement.

Statistics/Data Handling.

Money.

Science Ourselves Seasons Grouping and changing materials. Food chains

Habitats

Living things.

Living things

Plants

Grouping and changing materials.
ICT Type.

Stay safe and find information.

E-Safety.

Stay safe and find information. Create media Sort and create data. Create media Create media
RE Creation

Harvest/Giving thanks.

Special people to Hindus and Sheki’s

Special ways of living: Islam

Gifts and giving.

Special symbols: Christians and Buddhists.

Salvation.

Special things in nature and ways of living – Christians & St Francis of Assisi. Hinduism creation store.

Special ways of living – Buddhism

History

Significant British person.

.Changes to the home over time.

Changes to our lives over time.

British Event.

Geography Our local environment Places in the U.K Non-European place. Places of interest.
Art Portraits Designer European artist Craft makers.
DT Healthy snack & baking. Cogs/levers. Animal feeder Windmill Sewing/Cross stitch.
Music Listen to live music. Topic related songs. Recording and composing.
PSHCE Balanced diet.

Healthy living.

Staying safe.

Family and friends.

Being responsible Belonging to a community

New experiences.

Christian Value Responsibility Friendly Persevering Truthful Courageous Creative
Key dates (visits/visitors) Safety week

Walk to church

Harvest

Enterprise

Anti-bullying week.

Nativity

Tollesbury boat houses/seaside houses. World book week.

Easter service.

Visit farm/see animals.

Windmill trip

Perry woods

Olympics

Essex music

Class 3 Autumn 1 Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2
Topic/theme How to have a Mega-Mind! How to Become a Hero! How to Trap a Dragon! How to Keep a Dragon! How to Modernise a Caveman How to Run a Chocolate Factory
English Writing based around the movie Megamind Writing based around Hercules. Script writing. What would happen if a dragon arrived at our school? A guide to our new dragon enclosure at the zoo Stig of the Dump – Book Study. Instructions to help a Caveman cope with modern life. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Adverts

Recipes

Maths MATHS: Visual, mental, adding, subtracting, multiplying, dividing, fractions
Science Circuits Conductors – How to stop Zeus’ thunderbolts Teeth and Eating/ digestion – How would a dragon eat? Habitats Changes of state and the Water cycle – How to make water safe to drink. Changing states
ICT Programming Recording and Editing Music Collaborative Working – Creating and Sharing Documents Data Logging – Temperatures of Liquids Designing using a graphics program
RE Creation & Harvest/ Worship and Celebration in the Home (Hinduism) Jesus’ Baptism/ Incarnation Christmas Hindu Gods and Goddesses Salvation Easter The mosque and prayer (Islam) The Parables of Jesus
History Greek History – Gods and Goddesses The story of British Zoos – Chronological study. Changes from the stone age to the iron age Local History – Tiptree Jam Factory
Geography Mapping out an area. Using a key. Features of the British Isles – Where would a dragon call home? Where in the world are various habitats found? Where do the ingredients used in our food come from?
Art Pottery – Bowls/ Urns (Black and Red Figure Technique) Investigating and recreating animal patterns Junk modelling, tribal sculpture Designing packaging to sell a new chocolate bar
DT Superhero Costumes – Design and Make Make a box/ cage with a lever to trap a dragon Designing a toy to sell at the zoo Make a hot/ healthy snack
Music Singing – Consider Yourself Film Soundtracks – Compose your own music for a scene Instrument – Ukuleles Singing – Rounds and Improvisation Junk percussion Singing & Accompaniment– Pure Imagination
PSHCE Strategies to protect yourself from bullying Aspirations for Adult Life Know what risk is and assess it Environmental issues – animal welfare Medicines Physical and Emotional Development
Christian Value Responsibility Friendly Persevering Truthful Courageous Creative
Class 4 Autumn 1 Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2
Topic/theme The Normans.

Castles and Conquerors.

Around the World in Half a Term Shakespeare

Romeo and Juliet

A Midsummers Night Dream

 

France

Culture and Language

Explorers

Explorers from different Continents

The Great Outdoors

Nomadic Cultures and Subsistence

English Accurate spelling and punctuation.

Slow writing.

Formal and informal writing.

SPaG vocabulary.

Handwriting.

Sentence structure

Simple, compound and complex.

Slow writing for narratives.

Dramatic and poetic forms of writing.

Non-chronological reports and instructional texts.

SPaG

Reading comprehension, SPaG.

Uplevel written work.

Writing in a different voice.

Description and colour in language.

Analysing texts and writing accurate summaries.

Improving handwriting.

Maths Number

Place value, fractions, decimals, being secure with times tables.

Shape, volume and capacity.

Estimation and proportion.

Percentages and averages.

Charts, graphs, diagrams, co-ordinates and conversions.

Bodmas and brackets.

Fractions.

Formal method, mental calculation.

Strategies.

Ordering decimals, fractions, percentages.

Roman numerals.

Planning with timetables.

Multistep problems.

Become secure in all the years learning before the break.

Science Circulatory systems in plants and animals. Fair testing.

Looking at Autumn flora and fauna, recording and drawing conclusions.

Light and Dark

Colours and light.

Food and health. Scientific discoveries made on different continents or planets. Waterproof and fire resistant materials.
ICT Data sorting.

Using and developing spreadsheets to understand and use data.

Recognising common error symbols.

Research independently.

Record video and audio that is then edited. Create images, text and presentations to a high standard. Share work produced, in class and online. Use and adapt another person’s work.

Coding.

RE Creation / Harvest The Creation Story / Christianity in the local community. Judaism

The Jewish home, Kosher, clothes, The Torah, Bar Mitzbah, The Shabbat.

Christmas, the Incarnation.

Christmas around the World.

Hinduism

Creation stories|: Death, Reincarnation.

Buddhism

Gotama, the Eight Fold Path.

Lent and Eater symbols.

The Crucifixion and Resurrection.

History Anglo-Saxon to Norman Britain Transport through the Ages Biography of Shakespeare and Bacon France and Great Britain 55BC to 1066AD The World in 1300 AD.

Which countries and Empires existed.

Nomadic people
Geography Europe and it’s trade links. Around the World Seasons in other parts of the World. Human geography.

Who lives where and relative wealth.

The World in 1300 AD.

Which countries and Empires existed.

Nomadic people
Art Bayeaux Tapestry, link to naïve art. Art from different continents Portraits Rodin and Poussin Public Art Andrew Goldsworthy and nature photography
DT Levers and fulcrums, link to topic Design an airship gondola Build a Tudor house ( a little one!) Food and health Designing time pieces. Tents
Music Musical notation. Music from other cultures. Composition. French songs and music by French composers. Holst-The Planets. Music in/from nature.
PSHCE E-Safety and peer pressure. Building positive relationships Growing  up. Food and health Dealing with other people’s expectations Transition
Christian Value Responsibility Friendly Persevering Truthful Courageous Creative
Key dates (visits/visitors) Colchester Castle sleepover Visit to another religion Actors for Shakespeare Art/artist visit Classical music in school Wildlife professional