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Whole School Curriculum Long Term Overview

Year 1

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Book

 

 

Avocado Baby Little R. R. Hood

Stickman

 

 

Elmer

Princess & Frog

Night Monkey, Day Monkey

 

 

Lost and Found

The Snow Queen

The Snail & Whale

 

 

Cops & Robbers

Gingerbread Man

Room on the Broom

 

 

The Tiger who came to Tea

Jungle Book Monkey Puzzle

 

Where the Wild Things are

The Owl & the Pussy Cat

Charlie Cook’s favourite book

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)

Seaside in the present

Seaside past

Art

D & T

Portraits

Design a product which moves.

 

Famous portraits

Design and make a picnic.

Seaside artists.

Science

Animals including humans (humans)

Everyday Materials

 

Seasonal Changes

Animals including Humans (animals)

 

Seasonal Changes

Everyday Materials

Plants

Plants

Computing

Using programmable toys

Filming the steps of a recipe

Illustrating an e-book

Finding images using the web

Producing a talking book

Creating a card digitally

PHSE

Being me in my World

Celebrating Difference

 

Dreams and Goals

Healthy Me

Relationships

Changing Me

Year 2

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

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

 

DrXargle’s

 

Not Now, Bernard

English genres

Fairytales

 

Traditional tales – descriptive writing

Instructions

 

Poetry – shape poems

Non chronological reports

 

Stories by the same author

 

Poetry (rhyme)

Information text s

 

 

Instructions

 

Poetry – performance poetry

History

Geography

Local area in the present

Local area in the past

Great fire of London

Non-European Comparison study

Significant person from the past (global)

Food from around the world

Art

D & T

Environmental art

Andy Goldsworthy

Pottery

Textiles

 

Patterns, printing, IT package (dependent on country of choice)

Design and make a product which moves (be dependent on the History maker)

Create a dish from around the world.

Science

Uses of Everyday Materials

Plants

Materials

 

Animals including Humans

Living things and their habitats

Animals including Humans

Computing

We are game testers

We are researchers

We are photographers

We are zoologists

We are explorers

We are astronauts

PHSE

Being me in my world

Celebrating Difference

 

Dreams and Goals

 

Healthy Me

 

Relationships

 

Changing me

 

Year 3

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

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

 

Report writing

 

Letters – Formal

Biographies

 

Poetry

Narrative - Stories set in imaginary worlds

 

Instructions

 

Non-chronological reports

 

Poetry

Recounts

 

Play scripts

History

Geography

Stone age – iron age

Volcanoes and Earth quakes

The UK

Ancient Greece

Mediterranean  country study

Art

D & T

Stone age wall art

Product with a mechanical component

Product with an electrical component

UK artist

Greek pot

Mediterranean recipe

Science

Light and shadow

Skeletons

Rocks and soils

Movement, forces and magnets

 

Living things

Plants and trees

Nutrition and balanced diet

 

Computing

We are programmers

We are bug fixers

We are presenters

We are network engineers

We are communicators

We are opinion pollsters

PHSE

Being me in my world

Celebrating difference

Dreams and Goals

Healthy Me

Relationships

 

 

Changing me

Year 4

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Book

Journey to Jo’burg (Beverley Naidoo)

Voices in the Park (Anthony Browne)

Charlotte’s Web (E.B. White)

The Snow Walker’s Son (Catherine Fisher)

Why the Whales Came (Michael Morpurgo)

Beowolf

English genres

Narrative- diaries

 

Non-fiction- non chronological report.

Narrative- Autobiographies, Letters

Non-fiction- letters.

Narrative- stories

Non-fiction non-chronological reports

Poetry

Non-fiction- play scripts, recounts

Poetry

Non-fiction- debates/arguments.

Poetry.

Poetry

History

Geography

Romans

Maps

Where in the world?

 

 

Ancient Ancients

- Egypt

Rivers – The River Nile

Shang Dynasty

Mountains

Art

D & T

Mosaic

Fusion food

Digital art –

Digital images

Photographs

Design/ product

Artist study?

Clay??

Design/ product

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

Unit 3: Word Processing

Unit 1: Scratch: Questions and Quizzes

 

Unit 2: Programming Turtle Logo

 

Unit 4: Animation

 

Unit 6: Online Safety

 

Unit 5: Using and Applying

PHSE

Being me in my world

Celebrating difference

Dreams and Goals

Healthy Me

Relationships

 

 

Changing me

Year 5

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Book

Street Child

Varjak Paw

FaRTHER (picture book)

The Chocolate Tree: A Mayan folktale.

Oranges in No Man’s Land.

Wolf Brother

The Jungle Book.

English genres

Narrative: Suspense

 

Narrative: tales with a historical setting.

 

Non- fiction: biography.

 

Poetry- poems that convey an image.

Non-fiction: formal letter

 

Non-fiction: non- chronological report.

 

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

Narrative : adventure story.

Narrative: Stories from other cultures.

 

 

 

Narrative: Issues/ dilemma.

Non -fiction: newspaper article.

 

Poetry: Create vivid images by using alliteration, similes, metaphors and personification.

 

 

Narrative: Legends.

 

Non- fiction: Explanation Text.

 

Non- fiction:

Persuasive piece.

 

Narrative: adventure.

 

Poetry: look at Rudyard Kipling poems.

 

 

 

 

History

Geography

Local History Study Stoke on Trent/Staffordshire?

 

Mega cities European city

Mayans

Mexico?

(north/south America)

Anglo Saxons

 

Jungles and Deserts

Art

D & T

Local food – farm to fork?

Artist study

Design/ product – Pulleys or gears

Art – mood, feeling and emotion

Anglo Saxon bag? purse?

Design/ product

Science

Properties and changes of materials

Earth and The Sun

Forces in Action

Life Cycles

Changes and Reproduction

Computing

Game Developers

Cryptographers

Artists

Web Developers

Bloggers

PHSE

Being me in my world

Celebrating difference

Dreams and Goals

Healthy Me

Relationships

 

 

Changing me

Year 6

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Book

Journey to the River Sea (Eva Ibbotson)

A Christmas Carol (Charles Dickens)

Clockword or All Wound Up (Philip Pullman)

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)

Stories (set in imaginary worlds)

Stories (with issues and dilemmas)

History

Geography

Fair Trade

The British Empire

Climate change and sustainability

 

World war II

Vikings

OS maps – google earth

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

Art

D & T

Come Dine With Me (Fairtrade Episode)

Mood, feelings and emotions – Posters & Advertisements (The Great Exhibition, Crystal Palace)

Make product with electrical component

Design / Product – Anderson Shelter

Norse Mythology – Viking Figure Heads (to menace and warn off evil spirits)

Getting from A to B – Harry Beck (English Technical Draughtsman, London Underground Tube Map)

Science

Living Things and their Habitats

 

Light

 

Electricity

 

Animals Including Humans

 

Evolution and Inheritance

 

Computing

Unit 1: Scratch: Animated Stories

Unit 2: Spreadsheets

Unit 3: Kodu Programming

Unit 4: Online Safety

Unit 5: Film Making

 

PHSE

Being me in my world

Celebrating difference

Dreams and Goals

Healthy Me

Relationships

 

 

Changing me

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