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School Curriculum Explained

We are currently using the Letters and Sounds phonic scheme and a variety of reading schemes in Key Stage 1.

Year R/Year 1 Phonics Workshop

Year Group: 1

Teachers:  Miss Knight and Miss Collings

 

 

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Term 4

Term 5

Term 6

Topic title

Enchanted garden

 

Moon Zoom

Bright lights, big city

Dinosaurs

Splendid Skies

Paws, claws and whiskers

Science topic

Plants

 

Everyday materials

Seasonal change

Animals including humans

Seasonal change

Structure of animals.

Investigations

Writing opportunities

 

(genre)

Traditional stories

Senses poetry

Stories from familiar settings

Information text

Instructions

Labels, lists and caption

Letters

Humorous poetry

Non-fiction information pages

Newspaper reports

Dinosaur pet stories

Letter writing

Alternative traditional stories

Weather reports

Stories about fantasy worlds

Recounts

Poetry

Year Group:  2

Teachers:  Mrs Govier, Mrs Brown, Mrs Acott

 

 

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Term 4

Term 5

Term 6

Topic title

Towers Tunnels and Turrets

 

 

Muck Mess and Mixture

Street Detectives

Wriggle and Crawl

Scented Garden

Land Ahoy

Science topic

Materials

 

 

Materials

Animals

Living Things and Their Habitats

Plants

Investigations for Pirate Pete

Writing opportunities

 

(genre)

Non-fiction

Recounts

Fairy stories

GPaS

Familiar Settings

Traditional Tales

GPaS

Poetry Patterns

Narrative

Non-Fiction Postcards and Letters

GPaS

Familiar Themes

Fantasy Stories

Traditional Poetry

GPaS

Instructions

Stories by the same Author

GPaS

SATs

Historical

Non-Fiction

Leaflets

 

Year Group: 3

Teachers: Miss Lewis, Mrs George

 

 

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Term 4

Term 5

Term 6

Topic title

Gods and Mortals

 

 

Tribal Tales

Tremors

Wildwood

Predator

Scrumdidlyumptious

Science topic

Forces and Magnets

 

 

Light and shadow

Rocks

Plants

Animals including humans

 

Writing opportunities

 

(genre)

Myths and legends

 

Character descriptions

Information texts

 

Science investigation report

 

Christmas related: letters

Diary entries

 

Poetry

 

Adventure stories

 

Rock profiles/reports

 

 

Persuasive writing (adverts, leaflets and letters)

 

Stories in familiar settings (Fantastic Mr Fox)

 

Explanation texts (food chains)

 

Animal poems

Instructions

 

Playscripts

 

Short stories (link with traditional tales)

Year Group: 4

Teachers: Mr Garner and Miss Witchell

 

 

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Term 4

Term 5

Term 6

Topic title

Burps, Bottoms, Bile

 

Traders and Raiders

Playlist

Road Trip USA

1066

Potions

Science topic

Digestion- animals and humans

 

 

Sound

Electricity

All living things

States of matter

Writing opportunities

 

(genre)

Persuasive writing

Report writing

Narrative

Narrative

Letter writing

Poetry

Biography

Poetry

Play scripts

Non chronological report

Recount

Myths and legends

Historical fiction

Diary

Report

Newspaper

Letter

Instructions

Year Group:   5  Teachers:

Mrs Townsend and Mrs Richards

 

 

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Term 4

Term 5

Term 6

Topic title

 

Peasants, Princes and Pestilence

 

 

Stargazers

 

Alchemy Island

 

Pharaohs

 

Scream Machine

 

Allotment

Science topic

 

Animals including humans

 

 

Earth and space

Properties and changes of materials

 

Forces

 

Forces

 

Living things and their habitats

Writing opportunities

 

(genre)

  • Persuasive speech
  • Letters
  • Myths and legends (Robin Hood)
  • Newspaper reports
  • Recount
  • Science Fiction Stories
  • Fantasy narrative
  • Poetry
  • Journal writing
  • Mystery stories
  • Fact files
  • Explanations
  • Poetry
  • Adverts
  • Short Narrative
  • Instructions
  • Non-chronological reports
  • Older Literature (Secret Garden)

Year Group:  6

Teachers: Mrs Rayner/Mrs Kavanagh

 

 

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Term 4

Term 5

Term 6

Topic title

 

Gallery Rebels

 

Revolution

Frozen Kingdoms

Hola Mexica

A Child’s War

A Child’s War

Science topic

 

Light

Evolution and Inheritance

Evolution and Inheritance

Living Things and Habitats

Animals/humans

Electricity

Investigations

Writing opportunities

 

(genre)

Narrative

Expressionist Poetry

Research

Explanation text

Historical fiction

Recounts

Diary

Biography

Information texts

Poetry (Haiku)

Diaries of Explorers/Titanic

Travel brochures

Narrative

 

Diary

Letters

Newspaper reports

recipes

Diary

Letters

Newspaper reports

recipes

 

 

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