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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.

Overview of our Curriculum Themes: 2021-2022

 

 

autumn 1

autumn 2

spring 1

spring 2

summer 1

summer 2

Early Years Foundation Stage 1

~

Nursery

 

 

Nursery Rhymes & All About Me

 

Once Upon a Time

&

Light up the World!

 

 

 

On the Move

 

 

Our Wonderful World

 

 

 

Under the sea

 

 

 

 

To Infinity & Beyond!

Early Years Foundation Stage 2

~ Reception

Me and My Family

 

Light and Dark

Christmas (Nativity)

 

Winter

 

Superheroes

Farm and Easter

 

Healthy Eating/Shopping/Food

 

Minibeasts & Pirates

Year 1

Me, Myself and I

Amazing Animals!

Castles

Growing

Around the World

Houses and Homes

Year 2

‘The Tin Forest’

Toys

Things That go Bump in the Night!

Fire!

‘Oh! I do Like to be Beside the Seaside’

Nurturing Nurses

Year 3

Our United Kingdom

Our Local Area

(Slough)

Life in the Stone Age

Life in the Bronze Age

Life in the Iron Age

Year 4

Ancient Egypt

Environmental Change

The Romans

Year 5

Invaders and Settlers:

Awesome Anglo-Saxons and Scots

Invaders and Settlers:

Vicious Vikings!

 

Space –

The Final Frontier?

Rivers and Coastlines

 

The Victorians-

Empire Building

Year 6

Early Islamic Civilisation

Finding Sudamérica

 

(Modern Day South America – deforestation and children’s rights)

A Conflicting World

(WW1 & Beyond)

Overview of Nursery Curriculum Themes: 2021-2020

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

 

Overview of our Curriculum Themes: 2020-2021

 

 

autumn 1

autumn 2

spring 1

spring 2

summer 1

summer 2

Early Years Foundation Stage 1

~

Nursery

 

 

Nursery Rhymes & All About Me

 

Once Upon a Time

&

Light up the World!

 

 

 

On the Move

 

 

Our Wonderful World

 

 

 

Under the sea

 

 

 

 

To Infinity & Beyond!

Early Years Foundation Stage 2

~ Reception

Me and My Family

 

Light and Dark

Christmas (Nativity)

 

Winter

 

Superheroes

Farm and Easter

 

Healthy Eating/Shopping/Food

 

Minibeasts & Pirates

Year 1

Me, Myself and I

Amazing Animals!

Castles

Growing

Around the World

Houses and Homes

Year 2

‘The Tin Forest’

Toys

Things That go Bump in the Night!

Fire!

‘Oh! I do Like to be Beside the Seaside’

Nurturing Nurses

Year 3

Our United Kingdom

Our Local Area

(Slough)

Life in the Stone Age

Life in the Bronze Age

Life in the Iron Age

Year 4

Ancient Egypt

Environmental Change

The Romans

Year 5

Invaders and Settlers:

Awesome Anglo-Saxons and Scots

Invaders and Settlers:

Vicious Vikings!

 

Space –

The Final Frontier?

Rivers and Coastlines

 

The Victorians

Empire Building

Year 6

The Tudors

(Dissolution of the Monasteries)

 

Finding Sudamérica

 

(Modern Day South America – deforestation and children’s rights)

A Conflicting World

(WW1 & Beyond)

 

 

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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