Our Curriculum

Our broad and balanced curriculum is designed to inspire pupils to become literate and numerate by developing their individual interests whilst increasing their experiences and understanding of the world. We are committed to providing a safe environment where every child has the opportunity to develop their beliefs and aspirations whilst discovering talent within themselves . Our Christian ethos and strong community spirit enables every pupil to develop their sense of belonging and become life-long learners. The curriculum develops children’s behaviours and attitudes in readiness to go into the world as responsible, well-rounded individuals who achieve success and make positive contributions to society.

Our class curriculum overviews can be viewed below.

Curriculum Overview –     Class: 1                                Year: R/1

Year Group Autumn 1 Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2
Topic/theme Our favourite things! Fabulous festivals Our wonderful world Bees and butterflies Ship Ahoy! We’re all going on a Summer holiday! (soon)
Communication and language Circle Time

Playing together

Likes and dislikes

Rhymes and story bag

Following instructions

Circle Time

Playing together

Friendships

Rhymes/stories

Listening to music link with pictures

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

Year One

Parachute games

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

Year One

Apparatus

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

Cricket

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 – Aliens love underpants

Phonics

Year One

Fact files

Book focus – The enormous turnip

Phonics

Year One

Instructions

Letters and postcards

Book focus –  Percy the Park keeper series

Phonics

Year One

Recount

Instructions

Leaflets

Book focus – The very hungry caterpillar

Phonics

Year One

Fact files

Recount

Book focus – Ship Ahoy

Phonics

Year One

Persuasive Writing

Recount

Book focus – TBC

Phonics

 

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 – Our 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

Old Testament

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, cross stitch

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 TBC TBC Cudmore Grove TBC

Curriculum Overview –     Class 2                                  Year: 2020/2021

Year Group Autumn 1 Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2
Topic/theme Guess who? A whole new world! Jungle Boogie! Blossom and Bloom. Urban Jungle. Festival Fever.
English Fact files

Instructions.

Letter writing/post card.

Fact file.

Non-chronological report (leaflet). Narrative.

Recount

Persuasive writing

Instructions

Brochure/leaflet

Recount

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 Food chains

Habitats

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 me.

Special people to Hindus and Sheki’s

Special ways of living: Islam

Gifts and giving.

Special symbols: Christians and Buddhists.

Salvation.

Special words and stories- Judaism

Megillat Esther, Purim

The Good Samaritan

Role of the Vicar

Muhammad and the Qur’an

Focus: Islam

The revelation of the Qur’an and about the Quar’an.

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 European artist Designer Craft makers.

British Artist/designer

DT Sewing/Cross stitch. Healthy snack & baking. Animal feeder/animal home Windmill/Lever/cogs
Music Listen to live music. Topic related songs. Recording and composing.
PSHCE Staying safe.

Family and friends.

Balanced diet.

Healthy living.

Being responsible Belonging to a community

New experiences.

Christian Value Responsibility Friendly Persevering Truthful Courageous Creative
Key dates (Potential

visits/visitors)

Safety week

Walk to church

Harvest

Enterprise

Anti-bullying week.

Nativity

Dave & Rainforest animals.

Temple visit.

World book week.

Easter service.

Perrywoods.

Layer Marney Tower.

Architect visit/builder.

Cinema/music experience day.

Curriculum Overview –     Class: 3                                Year: 2020/ 2021

Year Group Autumn 1 Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2
Topic/theme Animal Kingdom Adventures Invasion! A Picture is Worth 1,000 Words Caught up in the Caribbean The Marvellous Worlds of Roald Dahl and David Walliams
English Fact Files, Poetry, Fictional Animals Adventure stories, Film literacy (Tin Tin) Non-Chronological Report Descriptive writing. Narrative writing. Exploring stories, poetry and information from other cultures Author focus – the work of Roald Dahl and David Walliams
Maths Calculation Focus Number.

Calculation.

Using and applying problem solving.

Measurement.

Statistics/Data Handling.

Money.

Number.

Calculation.

Using and applying problem solving.

Measurement.

Statistics/Data Handling.

Money.

Number.

Calculation.

Using and applying problem solving.

Measurement.

Statistics/Data Handling.

Money.

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 Life Processes in the forest Geology Magnets, springs and forces Habitats Helping Plants Grow Well Substances, reversible and irreversible changes.
ICT Digital Literacy – Presenting information Recording Audio (Adding audio to a book) Basic Programming Databases and Data collection Working with Images – Sketchpad Sketchpad continued – photography
RE Creation – Comparing creation stories from different religions. Jesus’ Baptism Guru Nanak, Guru Gobind Singh and the Khalsa Easter Parables Islam
History The Stone Age Boats & Sea Travel through the ages A history of Invasions of Britain Pictures of our Past Researching with Archives (National Archive etc) Our house – how houses have changed over time.
Geography Map Reading Skills Place Knowledge – Learning names and locations of countries Knowledge of the British Isles North, South, East and West Finding out about the Caribbean Rivers and erosion
Art Collecting materials and drawing in sketchbooks Block Printing 3-D Art. Sculpture. British Designer Use of colour and pattern Artist study – Quentin Blake
DT Building Shelters Floating Models Making shields & trebuchets. Making a Picture Frame Textiles Roald Dahl based board game.
Music Building a knowledge of basic musical notation Percussive Instruments Singing & Rounds Learning a tuned instrument Ukulele Ukulele Continued
PSHCE How human developments affect the environment Feeling safe and unsafe Networks and Trusted People What is risk and how can we assess it? Keeping Healthy Aspirations for adult life
Christian Value Responsibility Friendly Persevering Truthful Courageous Creative
Key dates (visits/visitors) Colchester Castle Music Tuition Maldon (Battle of Maldon) PSHE Link – Emergency Services/ Community workers. Essex Record Office Story-teller

Curriculum Overview – 2020-2021       Class: 4                                Years: 5 & 6       Mr Hopegood

Year Group Autumn 1 Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2
Topic/theme Food and the environment Home entertainment in the past Shakespeare, The Tempest Empires of Europe Explorers from different Continents Getting into space
English Spelling

Handwriting

Slow writing

SPaG

Non-chronological reports, upleveling, tenses Stormy literature

The Tempest, sea poems.

Instructional texts

SPaG

Reading comprehension.

Spelling strategies.

Reading aloud.

Writing in a different voice.

Description and colour in language

Analysing texts, self correcting and writing accurate summaries.

Improving handwriting

Maths Place value

4 operations

Layout

Being secure with times tables

Powers of 10, equivalent fractions, 2 and 3 step problems

Shape, volume and capacity

Averages, time and timetables, fractions

BIDMAS

Charts and graphs

Formal method, mental calculation, strategies. Ordering decimals, fractions, percentages.

Roman numerals. Planning with timetables.

Multistep problems.

Becoming secure in all this year’s work before the break.

Science States of matter

Understanding fair testing

Autumn changes in plants and animals Climate and weather around the world Levers and gears Vaccines in flora and fauna Making a rocket
ICT Accurate recording using excel Keeping research focussed, accurate and safe On-line safety Coding Create images and text presentations to a high standard Record and edit audio and visual work.
RE Harvest/Creation – God’s Coventant. Genesis 1, exploring and interpreting. Becoming Kosher, The Shabbat.

Christmas around the World.

Hinduism, Creation Stories, sacred places. Reincarnation. Easter – Salvation, Lent and Easter symbols Islam.

The Ka’bah and the Hajj.

Five Pillars of Wisdom.

Christianity in the local community and beyond.

Role of priests, Church and sacraments.

History Cereals through time Stringed instruments and home entertainment in the past How boats have changed over time The Roman Empire beginning to end, how long was it? Which explorers have you heard of?

Which countries are they from?

The Space Race
Geography Climate and farming River deep mountain high People and climate Where were the other Empires and why. Finding out about countries, atlas time! Where are the best places to launch rockets and build telescopes?
Art Rural artists Sculpture Seascapes and ships Classical art From the world around us Film art in space
DT Making a quern Making games Making boats Electrical circuits Making clothes Knots and rigging
Music Musical notation /reading Ukulele Elizabethan music

Madrigals and lutes

National anthems Group singing Music and nature
PSHCE Looking after others and ourselves Managing friendships and conflict Growing up – letters to parents Food and health Dealing with other people’s expectations Transition
Christian Value Responsibility Friendly Persevering Truthful Courageous Creative
Key dates (visits/visitors) Musician to demonstrate notation. Visit another religions place of worship Actors for Shakespeare Art / artist to visit Medical professional visit Wildlife professional