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Whole School Curriculum Long Term Overview

Year 1

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

RE

Creation

 

Families & Celebrations

 

Advent

 

Christmas

Jesus, teacher and healer

 

Forgiveness

 

Lent

 

Holy Week

Easter

 

Pentecost

Sharing Jesus’ life

Following Jesus today

Book

Avocado Baby

Little R. R. Hood

Stickman

Elmer

Princess &  Frog

Night, Day Monkey

Lost & Found

Snow Queen

Snail & the Whale

Cops & Robbers

Gingerbread Man

Room on the Broom

The Tiger who came to Tea

Jungle Book

Monkey Puzzle

Where the Wild Things are

Owl & the Pussy

Charlie Cook

English genres

listen to, sequence, retell traditional tales

understand & write with  adjectives

non-fiction

read, retrieve, write

understand, read, follow & write instructions

to write about imaginary worlds

non-fiction,

diary entry

History

Geography

Seasons (geography): How does the weather affect our lives?

Local Area Study

 

Toys from the past

Polar regions

Significant person from the past (local) – Josiah Wedgewood

Seaside in the present

Seaside past

Art

D & T

Colours

Design a product which moves.

Design a model and make it stronger

Famous portraits

Design and make a picnic

Seaside artists

 

Science

Animals including humans (humans)

 

Seasonal Changes - Autumn

Plants

 

Seasonal Changes - Spring

Everyday Materials

 

Seasonal Changes - Summer

Computing

Word Processing Skills

Computer Skills

Painting

 

Programming Toys

Online Safety

 

Scratch Junior Programming

 

Using and Applying

 

Recap

‘Sticky Knowledge & skills’ ALL units

PHSE

Being me in my World

Celebrating Difference

 

Dreams and Goals

Healthy Me

Relationships

Changing Me

PE

Multi-skills

Dance

 

Multi-skills

 

Gymnastics

Swimming

Games

Music

Exploring sounds around  us and using our voices developing into 3 pitch songs

(Harvest Songs)

Exploring timbres of instruments. Keeping the beat. Singing longer songs; rhymes and alliteration (Christmas Production)

Taking turns and sequencing sounds when playing instruments. Adding sound effects to a picture.

Explore pitch and tempo changes to express the meaning of a known nursery rhyme.

Introduction to basic rhythm and relative pitch notation.

Performance practice: posture, memory, vocal control

(Summer Concert)

Year 2

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

RE

 

 

 

 

 

 

Book

Who’s afraid of the Big Bad Book?

 

Frog and Toad Together: Dragons and Giants

The Flower

 

Pumpkin Soup

Vlad and the Great Fire of London

 

The Owl Who was Afraid of the Dark

 

Fantastic Mr Fox

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

 

Meerkat Mail

 

The Enormous Crocodile

Vlad and Florence Nightingale

 

Gorilla

 

The Hodgeheg

 

Tuesday

Traction Man

 

Not Now, Bernard

 

Emily Brown and the thing

 

English genres

Fairytales

 

Traditional tales – descriptive writing

Instructions

 

Poetry – shape poems

Non chronological reports

 

Stories by the same author

 

Poetry (rhyme)

Information texts

 

 

Instructions

 

Poetry – performance poetry

History

Geography

Local area in the present

Great fire of London

 

Non-European Comparison study

 

Local area in the past

Food from around the world

Significant person from the past (global)

 

Art

D & T

Environmental art

Andy Goldsworthy

Textiles – joining and attaching

 

Patterns, printing, IT package

Pottery

 

Create a dish from around the world

 

Design, make and evaluate functionality of necessary products

 

 

Science

Uses of Everyday Materials

Plants

Materials

 

Animals including Humans

Living things and their habitats

Animals including Humans

Computing

Presentation skills

Computer Art

Online Safety

Using the internet

Preparing for turtle logo

Programming Turtle Logo and Scratch

PHSE

Being me in my world

Celebrating Difference

 

Dreams and Goals

 

Healthy Me

 

Relationships

 

Changing me

 

PE

 

 

 

 

 

 

Music

Singing together, following a conductor, 5-8 pitch songs, rhythm recap.

Changing dynamics and tempo for effect.

Finding the difference between the beat and the rhythm.

Instrumental timbre groups

Basic song structure; verse and chorus

Exploring musical contrasts and ternary form.

Musical story telling; beginning, middle and end. Creating expressive contrasts.

Accurate pitch in songs

(Summer Concert)

Year 3

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

RE

Belonging

We Listen to God’s word at Mass

 

Prayer

Advent

 

Christmas

Reconciliation

 

Lent

Holy Week

 

Easter

Pentecost

 

The Eucharist is a thanksgiving to God

 

First Holy Communion Preparations

Book

Hansel and Gretel

The Iron Man

The Abominables

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

The Battle of Bubble and Squeak

Cat tales

English genres

Narrative – Traditional Tales

Diary

Instruction writing

 

Report writing

Letters – Formal

Poetry

Biographies

Non-chronological reports

Narrative - Stories set in imaginary worlds

 

Play-scripts

 

Non-chronological reports

 

Poetry

Recounts

 

Explanation text

History

Geography

Volcanoes and Earth quakes

 

Stone age – iron age

The UK

Ancient Greece

Mediterranean  country study

Art

D & T

Design , technology and evaluate: Create a volcano which forces out ‘lava’

Stone age wall art

 

Design, make and evaluate (mechanical)

UK artist

 

Pottery (Greek)

Food from farm to fork (harvesting, combing, creating, comparing)

Science

Rocks and Soils

Forces and Magnets

Animals including Humans

 

Light

 

Living things and their Habitats

 

Nutrition and balanced diet

 

Computing

Word processing

Internet Research and communication

Online Safety

Using and Applying

Programming Turtle Logo and Scratch

Drawing and DTP

Presentation skills

PHSE

Being me in my world

Celebrating difference

Dreams and Goals

Healthy Me

Relationships

Changing me

PE

Dance

Multi-skills

Swimming

Gymnastics

Netball

Athletics

Music

Music reflecting nature

Vivaldi – Four Seasons

Saint Säens – Carnival of the Animals

Families of orchestral intruments

Semiquaver rhythms.

Music in 2- or 3-time.

Notes of the treble stave.

Historical Comparison:

Orchestral Music by Vivaldi and John Williams

Listening skills development through singing games. (Summer Concert)

French

Je parle Francais

Je me presente

En famille

Year 4

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

PE

Creation and the Story of Abraham to Joseph

Jesus Teaches Us How to Pray

Advent

Christmas

Jesus: Light of the World and Beloved Son

Old Testament: Moses - King David

Lent: Living as Followers of Jesus

Holy Week

Easter

Pentecost

Sharing in the Life of Christ:

The Church as a Community

Special Roles and Responsibilities

Book

Journey to Jo’burg (Beverley Naidoo)

Voices in the Park (Anthony Browne)

Charlotte’s Web (E.B. White)

Why the Whales Came (Michael Morpurgo)

Warhorse (Michael Morpurgo)

The Firework Maker’s Daughter- (Philip Pullman)

 

English genres

Narrative: setting description based on Johannesburg.

Narrative: diary entry

Non-fiction- non chronological report.

Narrative- Autobiographies, Letters

Non-fiction: Formal letter from the point of view of an integral character petitioning for a job. 

Narrative- stories: based on the themes of CW.

Non-fiction non-chronological reports

Poetry

Non-fiction: Persuasive Writing

Poetry: create vivid images using language techniques such as metaphors and similes

Narrative-Setting Description inspired by the island of Bryher.

Non-fiction- debates/arguments inspired by the environment al impact on Whale’s habitats.

Poetry.

Non-fiction- play scripts based off the narrative.

Poetry: Construct an image poem based off a setting from the narrative.

History

Geography

Romans

Maps

Where in the world?

 

 

Ancient Ancients

- Egypt

Rivers – The River Nile

Shang Dynasty

Mountains

Art

D & T

Mosaic

Creative cooking

Digital art –

Digital images

Photographs

Design/ product

that floats

Ceramist study (artist & clay)

Design , technology and evaluate (electrical)

Science

Electricity

Sound

Animals including humans – Digestion and teeth

Living things and their habitats

States of matter

Materials

States of matter

The water cycle

Computing

Online Safety

Word Processing

Scratch: Questions and Quizzes

 

Programming Turtle Logo

 

Animation

 

Using and Applying

PHSE

Being me in my world

Celebrating difference

Dreams and Goals

Healthy Me

Relationships

Changing me

PE

Gymnastics/Dance

Tennis/Hockey

Swimming

Parkour/Tag Rugby

Street Dance/Cricket

Orienteering/Golf

Music

Recorders-

Notes B, A & G

Recorders-

Lower notes E, D

Recorders-

Upper notes C, D

Recorders-

Improving fluency and expression;

Festival pieces

Comparison of harmonic sound and structure:

Mozart and Stravinsky

What features make music suitable for dancing?  (Summer Concert)

French

Les Animaux

Mon Anniversaires

Les Monde

Year 5

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

RE

Creation

Miracles and Sacrament of the sick.

Baptism

Advent

 

Christmas

Parables and Sayings of Jesus

Lent

Holy Week

Easter

Pentecost

Work of the Apostles

Marriage and Holy Orders

Book

Varjak Paw

 

The Street beneath my feet (link with poetry. Non-fiction picture book).

Street Child

Oranges in No Man’s Land

FaRTHER (picture book).

 

The Nowhere Emporium

The Explorer

 

Rainforests (Steve Parker- non- fiction).

 

Alfred the Great and the Anglo Saxons (non- fiction).

 

Wolf Brother

English genres

Narrative: use imaginative description- Interweave descriptions of characters, settings and atmosphere with dialogue.

Poetry.

Narrative: Creating suspense.

 

Narrative: Writing stories with a historical setting.

 

Non- fiction: biography.

Non -fiction- newspaper articles.

 

Narrative: Write from the perspective of a refugee (emotive language to create atmosphere)

Narrative: stories set in imaginary worlds.

 

Poetry- link to theme of war within the book.

 

Narrative: use imaginative description- Interweave descriptions of characters, settings and atmosphere with dialogue.

Non- fiction: non -chronological reports.

Non- fiction: persuasive letter.

Narrative: writing legends.

 

Non- fiction: explanation text.

 

 

History

Geography

European City

 

Local History Study

 

Mexico

(north/south America)

Mayans

 

Jungles and Deserts

 

Anglo Saxons

 

Art

D & T

European City Artist study

 

Source, track, combine ingredients (lobby)

Observational Art

Design a product – Pulleys or gears

 

Design a product using scientific knowledge to design

E resources to create art

 

Science

Properties and changes of materials

Earth and The Sun

Forces in Action

Life Cycles

Changes and Reproduction

Computing

Online Safety

Scratch: Developing Games

Controlling Devices: Flowol

Radio Station

3D Modellling: Sketch Up

Online Safety

PHSE

Being me in my world

Celebrating difference

Dreams and Goals

Healthy Me

 

PE

Dance

Swimming

Gymnastics

Basketball

Dance

Swimming

Music

Texture in Music-

Melody and accompaniment

Ukuleles- chords

Ukuleles-

Melodies using tablature

Ukuleles – Minor chords

Dramatic Music

19th Century programmatic music

Song accompaniments  and story telling

Mozart, Schubert and Gershwin

Score reading:

Graphic scores

French

Mon école et moi

Qu’est-ce que tu veux?

Les Sports

Year 6

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

RE

The Story of the People of God

Followers of Christ

Belonging to the Church Community

 Prayers in the lives of the followers of Christ

 

Advent

 

 

Christmas

 

Baptism and Confirmation

 

 

Lent

 

Holy Week

 

 

Easter

 

Pentecost

 

 

Celebrating the life of St Mary’s and the saints

 

 

Book

Journey to the River Sea (Eva Ibbotson)

A Christmas Carol (Charles Dickens)

Clockword or All Wound Up (Philip Pullman) / Ice Palace (Robert Swindells)

Fireweed (Jill Paton Walsh)

Skellig (David Almond)

The Arrival (Shaun Tan)

English genres

Non-Chronological Reports (Mythical Creature)

Persuasion/Discussion

Poetry - Imagery

Letters - formal

Narrative-descriptions

Diary Entries

Myths and Legends

Stories (with historical settings)

Play Scripts

Flashbacks

Poetry

 

Recount (Story Map)

Stories (set in imaginary worlds)

 

Letters - informal

Poetry – Imagery (Flanders Fields)

Flashbacks (Train Station Evacuees)

Newspaper Reports (The Blitz)

Biography (WWII)

Newspaper Reports (The Blitz)

Biographies (WWII)

Stories (set in imaginary worlds)

Stories (with issues and dilemmas)

 

History

Geography

Fair trade

The British Empire

Climate change and sustainability

 

World war II

OS maps – google earth

I’m in year 6 – Can you get me out of here?

Vikings

 

Art

D & T

Come dine with me (fair trade episode) – create within a budget.

Mood, feeling & emotions in Art

Make product with electrical component – alternative energy.

 

Design & make replica product -Anderson shelter

Getting from A - B

Norse Mythology Artist study

 

Science

Light

Electricity

Animals Including humans

(Human circulatory system. Diet, exercise and drugs)

 

Living Things and their Habitats

(Classification)

Evolution and Inheritance

 

Light

Computing

Unit 1: Scratch: Animated Stories

Unit 2: Spreadsheets

Unit 4: Online Safety

Unit 3: Kodu Programming

Unit 5: Film Making

PHSE

Being me in my world

Celebrating difference

Dreams and Goals

Healthy Me

Relationships

PE

Swimming

Gymnastics

Games

Fitness Training

Athletics

Dance

Music

Swing Music (1930s-40s):

3-part singing, instrumentation, swung rhythms, scatting.

Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman, Louis Prima, Ella Fitzgerald

Early Rock ‘n’ Roll (1950s-60s):

Blues structure, Ukulele 3 chord songs, lyric structure, Bass clef, compose a melodic introduction.

Little Richard, Chuck Berry, Bobby Darin, The Beatles (early songs).

 

Contemporary commercial music

“Happy”  by Pharrell Williams (2013), “Fireflies” by Owl City (2009)

My music legacy at St Marys;

Self assessment, end of year event preparation (Summer Concert)

French

Les vêtements

J’habite

J’habite

                       

 

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