St John's Burscough Curriculum Overview

 

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Overview Year 1 Autumn 1 Penguins, Possums and Pigs Lead Subjects Geography Hot and cold areas of the world Science Common animals other than humans and their basic structure Autumn 2 Fire! Fire! History Events beyond living memory - Great Fire of London Design and Technology Mechanisms - pop ups and simple card levers Spring 1 Growth and Green Fingers Science Plants - basic structure and observing growth over time Design and Technology Food - preparing and combining foods Spring 2 Family Album History Changes within living memory Art and Design Self-portraits - drawing and painting in charcoal, chalk, pastels and watercolours developed into digital art Geography UK countries and capital cities Summer 1 The Great Outdoors Science Everyday materials - naming of materials and their properties Geography Fieldwork in the school grounds Summer 2 Robots Science Human body and senses Music Experimenting with and creating musical patterns Art and Design Drawing in pastel developed into 3D using clay Music Using voices expressively singing songs, speaking chants and rhymes Art and Design Observational drawings and paintings developed into printmaking Design and Technology Structures - stability and strength Physical Education Outdoor and adventurous activities - developing trails tbc February 2015 Additional Subjects PSHE History Art and Design tbc January 2015 tbc April 2015 English Ongoing Computing - Information Technology (IT), Computer Science (CS), Digital Literacy (DL) IT - digital research CS / IT - computational IT / DL - recognise common IT - digital research CS - programming thinking uses of IT beyond school / hardware Mathematics Additional opportunities for contextual learning and using and applying mathematics linked to the themes. Lancashire mathematics planning should be used for discrete mathematics lessons. English Stories with fantasy settings Traditional tales Stories with familiar settings Classic stories Repetitive patterned stories Stories by the same author Recounts Recounts Non-fiction texts: booklets Instructions Poems on a theme Non-chronological reports Poems for learning by heart Traditional rhymes Traditional rhymes Range of non-fiction texts Poems on a theme Science Geography Physical Education eSafety English Spelling and handwriting should be taught Whenever children are engaged in electronic Nature and field journals - observations over Master basic movements and begin to apply discretely. Refer to the key learning in writing communication, establish and reinforce time of seasonal changes, plants, weather and these in a range of activities. These activities document for progression guidance. messages about using technology safely and length of day must include team games and performing responsibly. dances. Lancashire KS1 PE scheme of work would support children’s learning in PE. IT - text and images © Lancashire County Council (2014)  

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Overview Year 2 Autumn 1 The Place Where I Live Lead Subjects History Significant places in their own locality (including schools and playgrounds) Geography Small area of the UK - where I live and play Art and Design Drawings and paintings of local area developed into printmaking Music Listening - experiencing how sounds can be made in different ways PSHE Autumn 2 Fighting Fit Science Humans - what humans need to survive, human growth and exercise Art and Design Figure drawing with proportions using wooden figures developed into clay Music Rehearse and perform with others, starting and finishing together and keeping a steady pulse Spring 1 Explorers History Significant people - Neil Armstrong and Christopher Columbus Geography Small area in a contrasting non-European country Design and Technology Mechanisms - wheels and axles Spring 2 The Farm Shop Science Human health and nutrition; requirements for plant growth Design and Technology Food - the eatwell plate, where food comes from, principles of a healthy diet Summer 1 Wind in the Willows Science Living things and habitats Summer 2 Buckets and Spades Science Uses of everyday materials suitability of different materials for particular uses History Events beyond living memory or places in their locality - the seaside then and now Art and Design Collage using papers, fabric materials, drift wood Geography Seasonal and daily weather Design and Technology Textiles - using a template, simple joining, choice of stitches, choice of materials Music Listening - know how music is used descriptively for a particular purpose tbc February 2015 Additional Subjects Physical Education Music tbc January 2015 tbc April 2015 English Ongoing Computing - Information Technology (IT), Computer Science (CS), Digital Literacy (DL) CS - computational thinking / IT - data handling IT - presenting information CS - programming programming Mathematics Additional opportunities for contextual learning and using and applying mathematics linked to the themes. Lancashire Mathematics Planning should be used for discrete mathematics lessons. English Stories with familiar settings Traditional tales with a twist Stories by the same author Stories with familiar settings Animal adventure stories Story as a theme Non-chronological reports Instructions Non-chronological reports Riddles Classic poems Explanations Poems on a theme Persuasion Recount: letters Poems on a theme Science Geography Physical Education eSafety History English Black History Month (Rosa Spelling and handwriting should be Whenever children are engaged in Master basic movements and begin to Nature and field journals Parks/Mary Seacole) taught discretely. Refer to the key electronic communication, establish apply these in a range of activities. observations of plants and animals learning in writing document for and reinforce messages about using These activities must include team in their local environment progression guidance. technology safely and responsibly. games and performing dances. throughout the year Lancashire KS1 PE scheme of work would support children’s learning in PE. IT - sound / multimedia DL - electronic communication © Lancashire County Council (2014)  

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Overview Year 3 Autumn 1 There's No Place Like Home Lead Subjects Geography The region where I live (UK); OS mapwork plus fieldwork in the local area History Local history Autumn 2 Healthy Humans Science Nutrition, diet and movement and the skeleton Design and Technology Food - simple dish - the eatwell plate Art and Design 3D clay or textile sculpture Spring 1 Rock and Roll! Science Rocks and fossils Spring 2 The Iron Man Design and Technology Mechanical systems - levers and linkages Science Forces and magnets Music Performing - practise, rehearse and present a performance Summer 1 What the Romans Did For Us History Roman Britain Summer 2 How Does Your Garden Grow? Science Plants - functions or parts and plant growth Design and Technology Structures - shell/frame structures and strengthening History Ancient Britain - Stonehenge Geography Key aspects of volcanoes and earthquakes Art and Design Observational drawing of fossils developed into print Music Geography A region in the UK - Lake District Art and Design Painting on plaster, mosaics and digital mosaics Physical Education Games - performing in an athletic event (Gladiator games) tbc February 2015 Additional Subjects PSHE Music Creating - experiment with and create musical patterns for dance Physical Education tbc January 2015 tbc April 2015 English Ongoing Computing - Information Technology (IT), Computer Science (CS), Digital Literacy (DL) CS - programming / IT / DL - digital research CS - programming / DL / CS - communication and IT - presenting information computational thinking hardware collaboration / networking Mathematics Additional opportunities for contextual learning and using and applying mathematics linked to the themes. Lancashire Mathematics Planning should be used for discrete mathematics lessons. English Folk Tales Fables Story as a theme Novel as a theme Playscripts Mystery stories Recount: biographies Poems with a structure Poems on a theme Recount: diaries Non-chronological reports Explanations Persuasion: letters Discussion Classic poetry Science Physical Education eSafety English Spelling and handwriting should be taught Whenever children are engaged in electronic Standalone unit on light - shadows and Pupils should continue to apply and develop discretely. Refer to the key learning in writing communication, establish and reinforce reflections a broader range of skills and use them in a document for progression guidance. messages about using technology safely, range of activities. These must include respectfully and responsibly. modified team games, dance, gymnastic, athletic and outdoor and adventurous activities. Lancashire KS2 PE scheme would support children’s learning in PE. IT - movies / multimedia © Lancashire County Council (2014)  

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Overview Year 4 Autumn 1 Sparks Might Fly! Lead Subjects Science Electricity - series circuits, switches, conductors, insulators Design and Technology ICT and electrical systems control and electrical components Music Creating - explore, choose, combine and organise musical ideas using an electronic sound source Autumn 2 The Great Plague History A theme in British history beyond 1066 - The Great Plague of 1665 Geography Rubbish and recycling environmental study Art and Design Drawing developed into printmaking, rotating and translating images Spring 1 The Art of Food Science Teeth and the digestive system Art and Design Drawing and painting of still life into 3D sculpture Spring 2 Passport to Europe Geography Contrasting region in a European country Design and Technology Textiles - seams, stiffening and strengthening, materials and fastenings Music Listening to music from different cultures; experience how music is produced in different ways Summer 1 Water, Water Everywhere Science States of matter Summer 2 Hunted Design and Technology Food - simple savoury food and cooking techniques Science Habitats - grouping and classifying plants and animals Geography Key aspects of rivers History Ancient Egypt (including the River Nile) Additional Subjects PSHE tbc January 2015 Art and Design Abstract painting; relief paintings, large and small scale with texture tbc February 2015 tbc April 2015 English Ongoing Computing - Information Technology (IT), Computer Science (CS), Digital Literacy (DL) IT- graphics and images / IT - sound / multimedia IT / DL - digital research CS - computational thinking modelling and simulation Mathematics Additional opportunities for contextual learning and using and applying mathematics linked to the themes. Lancashire Mathematics Planning should be used for discrete mathematics lessons. English Stories with fantasy settings Fairy tales Novel as a theme Stories with issues and Stories with a theme Folk tales Explanations Classic poetry Non-chronological reports dilemmas Information booklets Debate Film and playscripts Recount: newspapers Persuasion Poetry with a structure Science Physical Education eSafety English Spelling and handwriting should be taught Whenever children are engaged in electronic Standalone unit on sound Pupils should continue to apply and develop discretely. Refer to the key learning in writing communication, establish and reinforce a broader range of skills and use them in a document for progression guidance. messages about using technology safely, range of activities. These must include respectfully and responsibly. modified team games, dance, gymnastic, athletic and outdoor and adventurous activities. Lancashire KS2 PE scheme would support children’s learning in PE. CS - programming / hardware IT - data handling © Lancashire County Council (2014)  

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Overview Year 5 Autumn 1 A Kingdom United Lead Subjects Geography UK cities, counties and key features - research Music Listening to and performing a range of music from around the UK including anthems Autumn 2 Food, Glorious Food! Geography World food - where does food come from? Design and Technology Food - food from another culture, variety of cooking techniques Spring 1 Earthlings Science Earth and space Music Listening to high quality recorded music and how musical elements can be used to create effects, i.e. film music Art and Design Drawing and painting developed into abstract textured paintings Spring 2 Inventors and Inventions History Early Islamic civilization Baghdad c AD900 Design and Technology Mechanical systems - cams, pulleys and gears Summer 1 Amazon Adventure Geography Contrasting region - Amazon Basin, rainforest, biomes Science Life cycle changes in animals and plants; naturalists (e.g. David Attenborough) Summer 2 Faster, Higher, Stronger History Ancient Greece (including sport) Science Animals including humans growth and development of humans PLUS exercise and the circulatory system Art and Design Figure drawing developed into 3D sculpture History Britain’s settlement by AngloSaxons and Scots (including place names) Physical Education Dance - perform a traditional dance from the UK or beyond Additional Subjects PSHE Science Materials - reversible and irreversible changes Science Forces and falling objects Design and Technology 3D Textiles - using gussets, using patterns, joining with seam allowance, combining fabrics Art and Design Painting developed into printmaking/collage and digital art tbc February 2015 Art and Design tbc January 2015 Music Creating - improvise, develop and perform rhythmic compositions using graphic notation tbc April 2015 English Ongoing Computing - Information Technology (IT), Computer Science (CS), Digital Literacy (DL) DL / CS - collaboration / IT - modelling CS - programming / IT - multimedia CS - programming networking computational thinking Mathematics Additional opportunities for contextual learning and using and applying mathematics linked to the themes. Lancashire Mathematics Planning should be used for discrete mathematics lessons. English Science fiction stories Novel as a theme Stories from other cultures Myths Legends Stories with historical Information booklets Magazine: information text Debate Reports Persuasion settings Poems with a structure hybrid Poems with figurative Film and play scripts language Classic narrative poetry Science Physical Education eSafety English Spelling and handwriting should be Whenever children are engaged in Standalone unit on material properties Pupils should continue to apply and develop a broader electronic communication, establish and taught discretely. Refer to the key comparative / fair tests of everyday materials. range of skills and use them in a range of activities. These learning in writing document for reinforce messages about using This could be a theme for a science week must include modified team games, dance, gymnastic, progression guidance. technology safely, respectfully and over four or five afternoons. athletic and outdoor and adventurous activities. Lancashire responsibly. KS2 PE scheme would support children’s learning in PE. IT - data handling © Lancashire County Council (2014)  

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Overview Year 6 Autumn 1 Survival! Lead Subjects Science Evolution and inheritance adaptation, survival of the fittest, reproduction and passing on traits Physical Education Evolution of dance - create and perform dance pieces from a range of dance crazes Art and Design Drawing and painting developed into digital art; developing sketchbook ideas Geography World’s countries and key features - research Autumn 2 Britten's Got Talent? Music Understanding of the history of music, including Britten; performing - A New Year Carol by Britten Physical Education Dance - create and perform a collaborative or individual dance piece Science Light - exploring the way light behaves including light sources, reflection, shadows Art and Design Painting inspired by music Spring 1 Heroes and Villains Science Famous scientists and their contributions to the world Spring 2 Super Sleuth Science Classification including subdivisions for vertebrates and invertebrates History Viking and Anglo-Saxon struggle for the Kingdom of England Summer 1 Summer 2 Oh! I Do Like To Be Beside The Seaside Design and Technology Combining learning from across design and technology skills bases - structures, mechanical systems, electrical systems, ICT programming and control History Aspect of British history beyond 1066 - leisure and entertainment Art and Design Drawing and painting developed into collage / batik / felt making Music Creating - explore, choose and organise musical structures, e.g. composing a rap Geography Human geography, land use, economic activity, OS mapwork Science Electricity tbc February 2015 Design and Technology Food - chefs, food heroes, designing a healthy menu/eatwell plate Additional Subjects PSHE Art and Design Music tbc January 2015 English Ongoing Computing - Information Technology (IT), Computer Science (CS), Digital Literacy (DL) CS - computational thinking IT / CS / DL - digital research, CS - programming / computational thinking / hardware communication and collaboration / networking Mathematics Additional opportunities for contextual learning and using and applying mathematics linked to the themes. Lancashire Mathematics Planning should be used for discrete mathematics lessons. English Novel as a theme Classic fiction Older literature Detective / crime fiction Short stories with flashbacks Recount: autobiography Biography Poetry – Songs and Lyrics Information text hybrid Explanations Novel as a theme Debates / discussion Persuasion: A Formal Review Poems with imagery Classic narrative poetry Poems on a theme Physical Education eSafety English Spelling and handwriting should be taught Whenever children are engaged in electronic Pupils should continue to apply and develop a broader range of skills and use them in a discretely. Refer to the key learning in writing range of activities. These must include modified team games, dance, gymnastic, athletic and communication, establish and reinforce document for progression guidance. messages about using technology safely, outdoor and adventurous activities. Lancashire KS2 PE scheme would support children’s respectfully and responsibly. learning in PE. IT / DL - digital research IT - multimedia   © Lancashire County Council (2014)  

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