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Curriculum Overview 2022-23

What each class is being taught this year.

 

This year we have started to use Cornerstones Curriculum throughout our school. Each term we start with our Driver Project which in KS1 and KS2 is either History or Geography. Alongside the Driver Project, we have Companion Projects which cover Science, Art and Design and Design and Technology.

 

 

Spring 2023

 

Year group

Topic

Driver Project

We will also be learning about…

(Companion Projects)

Nursery

Starry Night

Dangerous Dinosaur

Winter Wonderland

Puddle and Rainbows

This project explores the differences in the world at night compared to during the day. It teaches children about the importance of a good night’s sleep, and helps them to discover what is happening in the world while they are sleeping, including finding out about nocturnal animals.

Reception

Long Ago

Ready Steady Grow

Stories and Rhymes

Signs of Spring

This project teaches children about how they have grown and changed since they were babies and how life in the past was different from today.

Year 1

Bright Lights, Big City

Geography

Science

Seasonal Changes

A&D

Rain and Sunray

D&T

Taxi!

 

This project teaches children about the physical and human characteristics of the United Kingdom, including a detailed exploration of the characteristics and features of the capital city, London.

Year 2

Coastline

Geography  

Science

Uses of Materials

Plant Survival

A&D

Flower Head

D&T

Beach Hut

 

This project teaches children about the physical and human features of coastal regions across the United Kingdom, including a detailed exploration of the coastal town of Whitby, in Yorkshire.

Year 3

Rocks, Relics and Rumbles

Geography

Science

Forces and Magnets

A&D

Ammonite

People and Places

D&T

Making It Move

 

This project teaches children about the features and characteristics of Earth's layers, including a detailed exploration of volcanic, tectonic and seismic activity.

Year 4

Misty Mountain, Winding River

Geography

Science

States of Matter

Grouping and Classifying

A&D

Vista

Animal

D&T

Functional and Fancy Fabrics

 

This project teaches children about the characteristics and features of rivers and mountain ranges around the world, including a detailed exploration of the ecosystems and processes that shape them and the land around them.

Year 5

Sow, Grow and Farm

Geography

Science

Human Reproduction and Ageing

A&D

Line, Light and Shadows

Nature’s Art

D&T

Eat the Seasons  

 

This project teaches children about the features and characteristics of land use in agricultural regions across the world, including a detailed exploration of significant environmental areas.

Year 6

Frozen Kingdoms

Geography

Science

Electrical circuits

A&D

Inuit

Environmental Artists

D&T

Engineer

 

This project teaches children about the characteristics and features of polar regions, including the North and South Poles, and includes a detailed exploration of the environmental factors that shape and influence them.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Autumn 2022

 

Year group

Topic

Driver Project

We will also be learning about…

(Companion Projects)

Reception

Let’s Explore!

Build It Up!

Puppet And Pop Ups

Marvellous Machines

Children will learn about the environments that they share with others, including their homes, school and places in the local community.

 

Year 1

Marvellous Me!

Childhood History

Science

Everyday Materials

Human Senses

A&D

Mix It

Funny Faces and Fabulous Features

D&T

Shade and Shelter

Geography

Our Wonderful World

 

This project teaches children about everyday life and families today, including comparisons with childhood in the 1950s, using artefacts and a range of different sources.

 

Year 2

Movers and Shakers

History

Science

Human Survival

Habitats

A&D

Mix It

Still life

D&T

Remarkable Recipes

Geography

Let’s Explore the World

In this topic children will learn about historically significant people who have had a major impact on the world from Henry VIII to Rosa Parks. They will learn to use timelines, stories and historical sources to find out about the people featured and use historical models to explore their significance.

 

Year 3

Through the Ages

History

Science

Skeletal and Muscular Systems

A&D

Contrast and Compliment

Prehistoric Pots

D&T

Cook Well, Eat Well

Geography

One Planets, Our World

This project teaches children about British prehistory from the Stone Age to the Iron Age, including changes to people and lifestyle caused by ingenuity, invention and technological advancement.

 

Year 4

Invasion

History

Science

Digestive System

Sound

A&D

Contrast and Complement

Warp and Weft

D&T

Fresh Food, Good Food

Geography

Interconnected World

This project teaches children about life in Britain after the Roman withdrawal. Children will learn about Anglo-Saxon and Viking invasions up to the Norman conquest.

 

Year 5

Dynamic Dynasties

History

Science

Earth and Space

Forces and Mechanisms

A&D

Tints, Tones and Shades

D&T

Moving Mechanisms

Geography

Investigating Our World

This project teaches children about the history of ancient China, with a focus on the Shang Dynasty. It also explores the lasting legacy of the first five Chinese dynasties, some of which can still be seen in the world today.

Year 6

Maafa

History

Science

Circulatory System

A&D

Tints, Tones and Shades

Trailblazers, Barrier Breakers

D&T

Food For Life

Geography

Our Changing World

This project teaches children about Africa past and present and the development of the slave trade. It also explores Britain’s role in the transatlantic slave trade, the causes and consequences of the European colonisation of Africa and the worldwide communities that make up the African diaspora.

 

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