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Curriculum Plans and Objectives

Teachers use a two-year, rolling Long Term Plan as a basis for their half termly and daily plans. Within these plans, which are often developed as a key stage team, can be found the content each topic will cover, the objectives and possible teaching activities as well as the skills the children will focus on during their work.

These plans also allow teachers time to consider either a ‘Stunning Starter’ or a ‘Fabulous Finish’ to engage the children or to help them demonstrate what they have learnt. Possibilities for trips, visitors and speakers are also included, as well as links which can be made between topic work and English and Maths.

Below you will find the Long Term Plan topic themes for Year One and Year Two of the rolling programme:

Curriculum Long Term Plan, 1st Year of 2 Year Cycle

Term Yr 1 and 2 Topics Yr 3 and 4 Topics Yr 5 and 6 Topics
Autumn One Hands, Paws and Claws Animals and Humans Dig! Dinosaurs and Fossils
Autumn Two Art Attack! Sensational Sculpture Spotlight on France
Spring One One Small Step Redoubtable Romans Vikings, Vicious or Valiant?
Spring Two Extraordinary Elephants Rainforest Adventure Aztecs and the Americas
Summer One Food Glorious Food! Incredible India The Magical World of Harry Potter
Summer Two Land Ahoy Inspirational Sporting Heroes Body Builders

Curriculum Long Term Plan, 2nd Year of 2 Year Cycle

Term Yr 1 & 2 Topics Yr 3 & 4 Topics Yr 5 & 6 Topics
Autumn One Animals Awesome Animals Wicked Weather
Autumn Two Julian Donaldson, Author Study Remembrance Deadly Disasters
Spring One Traditional Tales Chocolate and Fair Trade World War Two
Spring Two Superheroes Groovy Greeks Spectacular Space
Summer One Rainforest Bright Sparks (Electricity) Investigating Climate Change
Summer Two Seas and Oceans Scientists and Inventors Tudors: Terrible or Terrific?

Curriculum Objectives

Teachers use the Curriculum Objectives from the 2014 National Curriculum as the starting point for their planning and teaching. These objectives can be found below:

Curriculum Maps

Teachers produce a variety of documents to record their planning, monitor their objective coverage and keep parents informed of the learning within their class.  Some of these can be found below.  They are also published termly on each class page.  Teachers also use 'in-house' objective spreadsheets to monitor coverage over the two year period and ensure that there are no gaps in knowledge for the children.