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Curriculum Overview

CURRICULUM INTENT

Our curriculum has been designed to:

 

  • promote access to learning for all children through high ambition and achievement for all children; 
  • provide opportunities for children to work in collaboration, independently and with support so they become confident, successful learners.  

 

Our curriculum is devised through:

 

  • specific themes that incorporate the statutory national curriculum objectives;
  • our pupils’ ideas and other school community influences so it is inclusive, broad and balanced. 

 

We place great importance in making our curriculum relevant, exciting and purposeful so our children develop memorable experiences and flourish.

 

As a Church of England school we focus on developing:

 

  • children’s moral, spiritual, social and cultural understanding through our core Christian values, the fundamental British values, and the PSHE curriculum. 

 

We actively promote equality as a rights respecting gold achieving school and take seriously children's health and well-being. 

 

Pupil voice is actively encouraged so they make a valuable contribution towards shaping their education, their community and the future of their school.

St Mary’s CE Primary Curriculum Theme Overviews

 

autumn 1

autumn 2

spring 1

spring 2

summer 1

summer 2

Early Years Foundation Stage 1

~

Nursery

 

 

All About Me

 

 

Celebrations

 

 

 

Home and Journeys

 

 

At the Farm

 

 

 

Parks and Gardens

 

 

 

 

By the River

Early Years Foundation Stage 2

~ Reception

Me and My Family

 

Light and Dark

Christmas (Nativity)

 

Winter

 

Superheroes

Animals and their young

 

Healthy Eating/Shopping/Food

 

All at Sea

Year 1

Who is part of my family tree?

 

Why has Windsor Castle changed over time? (block 1)

What landmarks can you recognise from aerial photographs of our school and local area? (block 2)

 

Who is our monarch and what impact has the monarchy had on the Commonwealth countries?

What are homes in hot climates like?

 

What is the UK weather like? (taught across the year for the four seasons)

Year 2

What did Fred the Frog find out about the United Kingdom?

How do our favourite toys and games compare with those of the 1960s?

 

What happened to London during the fire of 1666?

What is Yew Tree Road like?

Who is Isambard Kingdom Brunel and why is he significant?

How does Pakistan compare with the United Kingdom?

Year 3

What happens when a volcano erupts?

What was the significant change during the Stone Age?

How did life change in the Bronze Age?

What do we know about our town centre?

 

How does the Bialowieza National Park compare with Black Park?

How did life change in the Iron Age?

Year 4

Why was the River Nile important to the Ancient Egyptians?

How does trade link me to the rest of the World?

How is plastic pollution harming our planet?

Why is London a  major city of the world?

 

How did the arrival of the Romans change Britain? 

Year 5

Who were the Anglo-Saxons and why did they invade / settle in Britain?

Is water distributed fairly across the world?

How are animals and plants interdependent in biomes?

What is the route to the Eton Playing Fields from Yew Tree Road?

 

Why was the Victorian Era important?

Year 6

What was the impact of World War II on  people of that time?

How significant was the Blitz?

 

How do rivers move?

What is the relationship between longitude with time and climate? (Americas)

Why are the world's rainforest's under threat?

(Amazon)

What did the early Islamic Civilization leave behind?

 

Overview of Nursery Curriculum Themes

2020-2021

AUTUMN 1

AUTUMN 2

SPRING 1

SPRING 2

SUMMER 1

SUMMER 2

 

 

Topic

 

 

All about me

BLACK HISTORY

Once Upon a Time

 

Light up the World!

Diwali & Christmas

On the Move

Chinese New Year

Our wonderful world

growth, farming around the world, changes

Easter

Under the Sea -mini-beasts, animals, sea creatures

To Infinity & Beyond!

Core Texts

-Ruby's Worry 

-We are all different

-Be Who You Are  -We are all Welcome

-So Much

-Once upon a time

-Goldilocks and the three bears

-3 Billy Goats Gruff

-Gingerbread man

-Elmer - colours

-The Proudest Blue

- Twinkle twinkle

- We're going on a bear hunt

- Mr Gumpy’s Outing

-Duck's day out

- Duck in a truck

- Coming to England

 

-Pass the parcel

-Jack and the Beanstalk

- Farmer duck

-Oliver's vegetables

-The Tiny Seed 

- Ten Chirpy chicks

-Aarrgghh Spider

-Dear Zoo

-The Very Hungry Caterpillar

-Rainbow Fish

-The Gruffalo

 

-Whatever next

-Aliens wear underpants

- How to catch a star

 -Pirate Pete and his smelly feet

-10 Little Pirates

RE STORY FOCUS

Christianity

Creation story

Hinduism

Diwali story

Christmas story

Sikhism

 

Hinduism -Holi

Easter story

Sikhism

Vaisakhi

 

Islam

Eid

 

 

ONGOING LEARNING/ TRIPS and VISITS

 

Forest school learning

 

 

Visits to local area – parks, forests.

Visit to St Laurence’s Church

 

 

Visit to the Gurdwara

Chicks and Miller’s Ark Farm

Buttercup and Clover

Bug Visitor

 

Visit to a Mosque

Core Stories

Number stories

 

 

 

 

 

To see what we teach in all subjects from Y1-Y6 across the year, click on the link.

Subject Curriculum Overviews

To see what we teach in each subject area from Y1 to Y6, please click on each subject.

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