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At St Margaret's we seek to deliver a creative and engaging curriculum which develops the knowledge and skills of the children whilst fostering an understanding of culture and diversity, raising aspirations, encouraging responsibility and giving back to the community. 

Should we be forced to close any classes or the whole school due to exceptional circumstances we have capacity in school to support remote learning within 24 hours. 

2021 - 2022

At. St. Margaret's we deliver a two year rolling curriculum due to our mixed age classes. This academic year we are delivering year B.

 

We deliver our curriculum through a thematic approach wherever possible using 'Big Questions' to support our learning and thinking. These enable us to deliver the national curriculum effectively, whilst also allowing us the space for open ended thinking and spiritual and moral development. These questions are posed by Maggie, our friendly rainbow bird, who likes to know what we are learning and how much we have learnt! 

 

Throughout a term, science, history and geography are blocked and taught using curriculum days. We will take one day a week where we explore a topic in greater depth which really allows us to deepen our understanding. Within each term we also have a 'we are explorers' week. During this week, we may go out for trips or engage in immersive experiences in school. 

 

Below, you can find our curriculum map and a clear outline of the topic blocking calendar. 

 

 

 

Meet Maggie!

Still image for this video

 

Year A

 

Autumn

Spring

Summer

EYFS

What makes me Special?

Will you read me a story?

How far can I go?

Who can help me?

What’s it like on our world?

Are we there yet?

Years 1 and 2

What does it mean to be alive?

What’s in a symbol?

What is home?

Years 3 and 4

What does it mean to be human?

How do we use…?

What’s so important about water?

Years 5 and 6

How do you live?

What do you believe?

¿Qué hizo que los mayas fueran increíbles?

 

Year B

 

Autumn

Spring

Summer

EYFS

What makes me Special?

Will you read me a story?

How far can I go?

Who can help me?

What’s it like on our world?

Are we there yet?

Years 1 and 2

How has life changed?

Where would you go?

Do You Remember?

Years 3 and 4

Who is in control?

What light’s up the world?

What is stronger – people or their environment?

Years 5 and 6

Evacuee or Refugee?

How far can you go?

What would you vote for?

 

 

 

 

 

AUTUMN

SPRING

SUMMER

Key Question

What makes me special?

Will you read me a story?

How far can I go?

Who can help me?

What’s it like in our world?

Are we there yet?

Topics

Marvellous Me!

Terrific Tales!

Space

 

Superheroes

The wonders of nature

 

Journeys

 

Key Dates

Events

Starting School/Baselines

Roald Dahl Day – 13/9

Harvest

Bonfire Night 5/11

Remembrance Day 11/11

Hanukkah – 11/12

Diwali – 14/11

St. Andrew’s Day – 30/11

Children In Need

Anti-Bullying Week

Safer Internet Day

New Year – 1/1

Chinese New Year – 12/2

Pancake Day-16/2

Lent

St. David’s Day – 1/3

World Book Day – 4/3

Mother’s Day – 14/3

St. Patrick’s Day – 17/11

Easter – 4/4

Ramadan – 13/4

St. George’s Day – 23/4

NSPCC Number Day

World Earth Day

Forest School

Father’s Day – 20/6

World Ocean Day

Sports Day

St. Margaret of Antioch

Transition Day

Possible Texts

Nursery Rhymes

The Colour Monster

Elmer

Starting School

Funnybones

The Little Red Hen

The Big Book of Families

Pete the Cat

Goldilocks

 Gingerbread Man

The Gruffalo

Stickman

The Cat in the Hat

Rama and Sita

The Christmas Story

Whatever Next!

Beegu

Aliens Love Underpants

Up Up and Away

Here We Are

Star in a Jar

 

Supertato!

Superworm!

Eliot Jones Midnight Superhero!

The Detective Dog!

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

What the Ladybird Heard

Dear Zoo

Oliver’s Vegetables

Jack and the Beanstalk

The Snail and the Whale

Tree, Seasons come/go

The Tiny Seed

The Naughty Bus

Lost and Found

Rainbow Fish

Mr Gumpy’s Outing

The Lighthouse Keeper

The Way Back Home

The Night Pirates

Assessment Opportunities

Baseline On Entry

NELI Language Assessment

Phonics Baseline

Baseline Analysis

On Going Assessment

Pupil Progress Meetings

Parents Evening

Autumn Assessments

On Going Assessment

Phonics Assessment

Local Cluster Moderation

On Going Assessment

Pupil Progress Meetings

Parents Evening

Spring Assessments

Phonics Assessment

On Going Assessment

Phonics Assessment

Local Cluster Moderation

On Going Assessment

Pupil Progress Meetings

Parents Evening

Reports

EOY Data/EYFSP

R.E

 

 

Special Places /People

Our Church – St. Margaret’s.

Who is special to me?

Harvest

What happens in church – weddings/naming/christening etc.

 

 

 

The School Vision

Special Places /People

St. Andrew

Hinduism – The Story of Rama and Sita

The Nativity Story

Hanukkah

Symbols – Candles

 

 

 

The School Vision

Special Words and Stories

The Bible

Other special books – Qu’ran, Torah.

Epiphany – 6/1

The Good Samaritan

Muhammed and the Hungry Stranger

The Story of Joseph

 

The School Vision

Special Words and Stories

Guru Nanak

The Lost Coin

The Lost Sheep

Palm Sunday 28/3

St. David

St. Patrick

Easter

 

 

The School Vision

Special Things in Nature

St. George

How does God want us to look after his world?

The Creation Story

Buddha and the Injured Swan.

Muhammed and the Thirsty Camel, Noah’s Ark

Ramadan

Ascension

Pentecost

Special Things in Nature

Jonah and the Big Fish

Daniel in the Lions Den

Moses

 

St. Margaret Feast of Antioch

 

 

 

 

The School Vision

CL

Listening,Attention and Understanding

Speaking

Communication and Language is developed through the year, through high quality interactions, daily group discussions, sharing circles, PSHE times, stories, speech and language interventions, Talk4 writing, assemblies.

Daily Story Time

Word of the Day

Settling in activities

Talk about experiences familiar to them

This is me!

What do I enjoy doing?

Sharing facts

Model talk routines through the day e.g meet and greet.

Daily Story Time

Word of the Day

Listening and responding to stories

Story Language

Talk Partners

Tell me a story – retelling stories.

Following instructions

How to listen carefully

Speaking in Nativity

Daily Story Time

Word of the Day

Using language well

Ask how and why questions

Learn rhymes, poems and songs

Topic vocabulary

Describe events in detail

Daily Story Time

Word of the Day

Tell me about a Superhero

Superhero Hot Seating

Ask a visitor a question

 

Daily Story Time

Word of the Day

 

Daily Story Time

Word of the Day

Show and Tell

Weekend News

What Have I learnt?

What am I looking forward to?

 

 

 

PSED

(3D Dimensions)

 

Managing Self

Self-Regulation

 

 

Getting to know each other

Rules

My Feelings – ‘The Colour Monster’

Why am I special?

Who is special to me?

Our School Values

 

Nursery

Lesson 3 – It’s Your Turn

Lesson 4 – Good Friends

Lesson 5 – Make Your Choice

Lesson 8 – Where I Live

 

Reception

Lesson 2 – Nan’s House

Lesson 3 – I like

Lesson 8 – Me and You

Lesson 14 – Family Fun

Differences and similarities between people

People celebrating different cultures

Our School Values

 

Lesson 4 – ‘It’s Your Turn

Lesson 5 –

Lesson 13 –

Lesson 14 – The Panto

Lesson 15 – One Gold Star

 

No Outsiders: Say What I Think – You Choose

New Year Wishes

Other cultures.

Celebration assembly

Parent stay and share

Our School Values

 

Lesson 10 – Rainy Days

Lesson 11 – I feel poorly

Lesson 22 – E Safety, Be Safe

 

 

No Outsiders:  It’s OK to like different things – Red Rockets and Rainbow Jelly.

Oral Health – Dentist

What would you like to be when you grow up?

Which superhero would you be and why?

Our School Values

 

Lesson 9 – Stick to the Rules

Lesson 12 – Clean/Tidy

Lesson 17 – I’m Stuck

Lesson 18 – A piece of Cake

 

 

No Outsiders: Make Friends with Someone Different – Blue Chameleon

What am I proud of?

Looking after our planet.

What can I do to help look after the planet?

What can I do to help keep the school tidy?

Celebration assembly

Our School Values

 

Lesson 1 – Hide and Seek

Lesson 7 – An Old Friend

Lesson 20 The New Pet

Lesson 23 – Eid Mubarak!

Lesson 25 – Litter Bug

 

No Outsiders: Understand that all Families Are Different – The Family Book

Moving on

Transition Day

Changes

Sun Safety/Sea

Sports Day

Our School Values

 

 

Lesson 6 – Take the Plunge

Lesson 16 – All Join In

Lesson  19 – Busy Body

Lesson 21 – Getting in a Knot

Lesson 24 – Playground Games

 

 

No Outsiders: Celebrate my family – Mommy Mama and Me

 

PD

Fine Motor

Gross Motor

P.E – games – spatial awareness, basic movements.

Dough Disco Fine motor activities Handwriting/letter formation Cutting skills Gross motor – outside play

P.E – Gym – climbing, jumping, up, over, along, under etc.

Firework safety

Pencil Control/scissors

Dough Disco

 

P.E – Dance – story characters/movement.

Chinese Dance

Cooking - chopsticks

Pencil Control/scissors

Dough Disco

 

P.E – Throwing and catching.

Healthy Eating

Pencil Control/scissors

Dough Disco

Changing - buttons

P.E – Athletics

Pencil Control/scissors

Dough Disco

Changing - Buttons

P.E – Obstacle/apparatus

Pencil Control/scissors

Finger gym

Dough Disco

Buttons

Sports Day

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PHONICS

Phase 1/2

Initial sounds, reciting known stories, listening to stories with attention and recall. 

Introduce individual phonemes:

 

Set 1   s  a  t  p

Set 2  i  n  m  d

Set 3  g  o  c  k

Set 4  ck  e  u  r

Set 5  h  b  f,ff  l,ll  ss

 

Teach HF words (practice blending and reading)

at, as, it, an, and, dad, in, is, can, get, off, up, had.

Tricky words for reading

the, to, no, go, I

 

Phase 2

Listening activities, rhymes, songs and stories.

 

Revise phonemes from last term.  Introduce next sets of phonemes.

 

Set 6  j  v  w  x

Set 7  y  z,zz  qu

Set 8 consonant digraphs

Ch  sh  th  ng

 

Teach HF words (practice blending and segmenting)

back, get, big, him, his, mat, got, mum, but

Tricky words for reading

no, go, i, the, to, he, we, me, be

Phase 2/3

Listening activities, rhymes, songs and stories.

 

Revise phonemes from last term.

 

Introduce long vowel digraphs

Set 9  ai   ee   igh   oa   oo

 

Teach HF words (practice blending and segmenting).

will, that, this, them, with, then

Tricky words for reading

she, he, we, me, be, was, my, you, they, her, all, are

Phase 3

Listening activities, rhymes, songs and stories.

 

Revise phonemes from last term.

 

Introduce digraphs/trigraphs

Set 10  are   or   ur   ow   oi

Set 11   ear   air   ure   er

 

Teach HF words (practice blending and segmenting)

see, for, now, down, look, too

Tricky words words for reading

my, you, they, all, are, her, was

Phase 3/4

Listening activities, rhymes, songs and stories.

 

Revise phonemes from last term.

 

Reinforce all the phonemes introduced:

ch  sh  th  ng  ai  ee  igh  oa  oo  ar   or  ur  ow  oi  ear  air  ure  er

 

Tricky words for reading

my, you, they, all, are, her, said, like, some, come.

 

Phase 4

Listening activities, rhymes, songs and stories.

 

Revise phonemes from last term.

 

Reinforce all the phonemes introduced:

ch  sh  th  ng  ai  ee  igh  oa  oo  ar   or  ur  ow  oi  ear  air  ure  er

 

CVC Words

CCVC Words

CVCC Words

 

Consonant Blends such as:

st, sm, sp, bl, br, cr etc

 

Tricky words for reading

said, like, some, come, have, were, there, little, one, do, when, out, what

 

Literacy

 

Comprehension

Word Reading

Writing

Dominant Hand

Pencil Grip

Mark making opportunities

Giving meaning to marks

Labels

Shopping lists

Writing initial sounds

Silly Soup

Own Name

The Little Red Hen – story maps and Harvest writing.

Word of the Day

 

Write initial sounds in words, and some final/medial sounds.

Name Writing

Instructions for porridge

Sequence a story

Wanted Poster

Sorry letter to the bears

Lists/Cards – Christmas

Labels

CVC Words/Rhyming patterns

 

 

Story Settings

Parts of a book

Character description/Feelings

Write tricky words I, me, my, like, to, the.

A wish for new year

Describe your alien

Attempt to write simple sentences.

 

 

Poems and Rhyme

My Favourite Book – World Book Day.

World Book Day Activities

Design and write a description of your own superhero

Comic book entry

Wanted poster!

What do I want to be when I grow up?

Beginning/Middle/End

Dear Zoo – Diary entry

Instructions for looking after your pet.

Animal Factfile.

Simple sentences

Writing for a purpose.

Plausible attempts at longer words.

Finger spaces

Capital letters

Joining with ‘and’

Poems

Write a Postcard home

Letters,

Capital letter,

full stop,

sentence structure.

Message in a bottle.

 

 

 

Maths

(White Rose Maths)

 

Number

Numerical Patterns

Getting to Know You

Exploring Provision/Baseline Assessments

 

Just Like Me!

Match and Sort

Compare Amounts

Compare size, mass and capacity.

Subitising

Exploring Pattern.

It’s Me 123

Representing 123

Comparing 123

Composition 123

Circle/Triangles

Positional Language

 

Light/Dark

Representing numbers to 5

One More/One Less

Shapes with 4 sides

Time

Alive in 5!

Introducing Zero

Compare numbers to 5

Composition of 4 and 5

Compare mass/capacity

 

Growing 6,7,8

Making Patterns

Combining 2 groups

Length/Height

Time

Growing 6,7,8

Making Patterns

Combining 2 groups

Length/Height

Time

 

Building 9 and 10

Numbers 9/10

Comparing numbers to 10

Number bonds to 10

3D Shape

Pattern

To 20 and Beyond

Building numbers beyond 10

Counting patterns beyond 10

Spatial Reasoning

Match, Manipulate, Rotate

 

First, Then, Now

Adding More

Taking Away

Spatial Reasoning

Compose/Decompose

 

On the Move

Deepening Understanding

Patterns and Relationships

Spatial Reasoning

Mapping

 

UTW

 

Past and Present

People, Culture and Communities

The Natural World

 

Autumn

My body/senses

Growing-baby pics

Where I live

Family Tree

 

Autumn, Diwali

Guy Fawkes, Hannukah, Remembrance Day

Night animals, torches, dark den

 

New Year Wishes/Goals

Chinese New Year

Season change - Winter

Light and Dark

What’s it like in Space?

Do aliens exist?

Tim Peake

Neil Armstrong

What jobs do people do?

What uniforms do wear?

Who can help us?

Invite visitors from services to come in.

Fire Engine??

Spring Changes

Looking after our planet.

Grow butterflies

Seeds – Plant sunflowers

Minibeast hunt

Plants

Animals babies

Summer

How do we travel?

How do London and Toppesfield compare?

Floating and sinking.

Treasure maps, pirates

Holidays

Chrome Books – Basic starting unit/Skills

 

EAD

 

Creating with Materials

Being Imaginative and Expressive

My First Day Handprints

Self portraits

Autumn leaves

Nursery rhymes/ Harvest

Colours

Colour monster paintings

Join in with songs

Begin to mix colours

 

 

 

Charanga – Me

Gingerbread Men

Firework pictures

Poppies

Autumn pictures

Christmas cards, calenders

Wishing stars/window decorations.

Christmas Nativity songs

 

Charanga – ‘My Stories’

 

Dragon Masks/Dances

Chinese Lanterns

Space Rockets

Shape Pictures

Moon and Planets

Make a paper maiche alien

Light and dark pictures

 

 

Charanga

Mother’s Day cards.

Easter Craft

 

 

 

 

 

 

Charanga – ‘Our World’

Andrew Goldsworthy

Collage Junk modelling Bug hotel Mini-beast crafts – bug printing with fruit Symmetrical butterflies

 

Charanga: Big Bear Funk Reflect, Rewind and Replay

Summer craft

Lighthouses, make boats, pirates, flags, ice cream

Bubbles

Picnic

 

Charanga: Reflect, Rewind and Replay

 

Role Play

 

 

Home

Post Office/Shop

Space Station

Police Station/Doctors

Batman Cave

Garden Centre

Vets

Travel Agents

Trips (subject to circumstances)

Autumn Walk

Church Visit

Library Visit

Pantomime

 

Mobile Planetarium with Harriet???

Visitors in – police, vet, fire, nurse etc

Farm/Zoo

 

 

 

Year A – Years 1 and 2

 

What does it mean to be alive?

What’s in a symbol?

What is home?

 

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Key Books

Can’t you sleep Little Bear?

Dear Zoo

The Odd Egg

Meerkat Mail

Where the Wild Things are

Avocado Baby

Pumpkin Soup

Owl Babies

Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch

English

Stories with familiar settings

Fact Writing

Labels, Captions and Lists

 

Different stories by the same author

Letters

Information texts

Traditional Stories

Stories about fantasy worlds

Instructions

Poems using senses

 

Character and setting description

Diary linked to science

Poems using senses, patterns and rhymes

Reports

Stories with predictable and patterned language

Stories by significant authors

Stories from other cultures

 

Stories with familiar settings

Poems on a theme – seaside

Recounts

Explanation texts

Maths

Place Value

Addition and Subtraction

Multiplication

Division

Place Value

Statistics

Length and Height

Shape

Fractions

Position and direction

Time

Problem solving

Weight, Volume, Mass, Capacity and Temperature

Investigation

RE

Special Things in nature

How did the universe come to be?

Special Things in nature

Which religious festivals celebrate nature?

Special symbols and objects

Why are symbols and artefacts important to some people?

Special symbols and objects

Why is the Cross an important symbol for Christians?

Special places

Why do people choose to worship or celebrate in a special place?

Whole school enquiry

Science

Animals

Living/dead/never been alive

Seasons and weather

 

Plants

Habitats

Food chains

History

Adrian van Stekhoven and the oldest zoo

 

The History of meteorology including a historical figure study: John Dalton

 

Seasides then and now

 

Geography

 

Seven continents

5 oceans

 

Seasons, weather, hot and cold places

 

Coast – including human geography

Art and Design

Depiction of animals in art

 

Artist study: Klimt

 

Recycled sculpture

 

Design Technology

 

Textiles – loom fish

 

Cooking –using ingredients from around the world

 

Mechanisms: beach buggy

Music

Zoo time

Hey you!

Band

Your Imagination

In the Groove

Reflect and rewind

Computing

Chromebook Skills

Lego Builders

Unit 1.4

Questioning

Unit 2.4

Online Safety

Unit 2:2

Technology Outside School

Unit 1.9

Spreadsheets

Unit 1.8

Grouping and Sorting

Unit 1.2

Coding

Unit 1.7

Animated Storybooks

Unit 1.6

PE 

Dance

Multi-skills (EPC)

Gym (EPC)

Ball skills

Dance

Dodgeball (EPC)

Yoga

Football (EPC)

Gym

Athletics: (EPC)

Cricket

Tennis (EPC)

PSHE/RSE

Emotions

 

Bullying

 

Extremism and Radicalisation

 

No Outsiders: To accept people are different – That’s Not How You Do It!

Keeping Safe

 

No Outsiders: Understand we share the world with lots of people – My World, Your World

Communities

 

No Outsiders: Understand how we share the world – The First Slodge

Communication

 

To communicate in different ways – What The Jackdaw Saw

Money and Finance

 

No Outsiders: Understand what makes someone feel proud – The Odd Egg

 

 

 

 

Year B – years 1 and 2

 

How has life changed?

Where would you go?

Do You Remember?

 

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Key Books

The Castle and the Knight

Jack and the Beanstalk

Amelia Earhart

Tiger who Came to Tea

Handa’s surprise

Dr Xargle’s Book of Earthlets

The Giraffe, the Pelly and Me

Fantastic Mr Fox

English

Information texts

Labels, captions and lists

Recount

Instructions

Invitation

Traditional stories

Stories with predictable and patterned language

 

Stories with familiar settings

Letters

Reports

Fact writing

Explanations

Poems using senses

Stories form other cultures

Character and setting description

Extended stories

Different stories by the same author

Poems on a theme

Diary linked to science

Maths

Place Value

Addition and Subtraction

Multiplication

Division

Place Value

Statistics

Length and Height

Shape

Fractions

Position and direction

Time

Problem solving

Weight, Volume, Mass, Capacity and Temperature

Investigation

RE

Special People

Why are religious figures (founders) important?

Special People

Why are religious figures (leaders) important?

Special words and stories

What questions do religious stories make us ask and can we find any answers?

Special words and stories

How do the special texts give a sense of identity and belonging?

Special ways of living

What happens in the daily life of Christians?

Whole school enquiry

Science

Everyday Materials

Scientific enquiry

Food and hygiene

Diversity in science and scientists

Human Body

Off-spring

History

Castles, Hedingham Castle, Local History

 

Explorers: first flight/Columbus/

Armstrong/Emile

 

Changes within living memory

 

Geography

 

UK Geography including physical features

 

Non-European contrast: The Americas

 

Map Skills

Art and Design

Artist Study: Paul Klee

 

Native American Art and Sculpture: Totem Poles

 

 

Sculpture

Design Technology

 

Mechanisms: moving castles

 

Mechanisms: model boat

Structures - playground

 

Music

Friendship

Ho, ho, ho!

Round & Round

Banana Rap

Hands, feet, heart

Reflect and rewind

Computing

Exploring Purple Mash

Unit 1.1

Creating Pictures

Unit 2.6

Maze Explorers

Unit 1.5

Online Safety

Unit 2.3

Effective Searching

Unit 2.5

Spreadsheets

Unit 2.3

Pictograms

Unit 1.3

Coding

Unit 2.1

Presenting ideas

Unit 2.8

Making Music

Unit 2.7

PE

Dance

Multi-skills (EPC)

Gym (EPC)

Ball skills

Dance

Dodgeball (EPC)

Yoga

Football (EPC)

Dance

Athletics (EPC)

Tennis

Cricket (EPC)

PSHE/RSE

Rules and Responsibilities

Fairness

 

No Outsiders: Be able to work with everyone in my class – Blown Away

Hygiene

 

No Outsiders: Feel Proud of Being Different – Just Because

Family and Friends

 

No Outsiders: Understand what diversity is – The Great Big Book of Families

Healthy Lifestyles

 

No Outsiders: Understand that our bodies work in different ways – Max the Champion

Changing and Growing

 

No Outsiders: Like the Way I am - Elmer

 

 

 

Year A – years 3 and 4

 

What does it mean to be human?

How do we use …?

What’s so important about water?

 

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

 

Stig of the Dump

Iron Man

Myths and Legends (Beowulf)

Anthony Brown Author Study

The Lost Words

Why the Wales Came OR Kensuke’s Kingdom

English

Poetry: language play

Adventure stories with historical settings

Informal letters

 

Stories which raise issues/dilemmas

Diaries

Instructions

Persuasive leaflet

Poems to perform

Myths and Legends

Newspaper reports

Poetry: shape poems

Stories with familiar settings

Formal letters Writing narratives from different viewpoints

Stories set in imaginary worlds

Note-writing

Information texts

Poetry: creating image and exploring form

Playscripts

Explanation texts

Chronological reports

Character/setting descriptions

 

Maths

Place Value

Addition and Subtraction

Multiplication and Division

Multiplication and division

Length, perimeter and area

Fractions

Mass and Capacity

Decimals

Decimals (including money)

Time

Statistics

Properties of shape

Position and direction

RE

Religious stories

Are religious stories relevant in modern society?

Symbolism

What do religious symbols mean to believers?

The Gurus

Does respect always look the same?

Sacred Places

How do religious buildings reflect beliefs?

Rites of passage

How do beliefs shape society’s rites of passage?

Whole school enquiry

Science

Rocks/soils/fossils

Life styles – nutrition/diet/

teeth/skeletons

Sound

Classification

Plants: how water is transported/functions/

Life cycle

States of matter

History

Stone Age to Iron Age

 

Anglo-Saxons and Scots

 

Vikings

 

Geography

 

Settlements

 

Land use

 

Water cycle

Art and Design

Cave painting to Banksy

 

Mythical creatures in art (media study)

 

Natural sculpture

 

Design Technology

 

Cooking and ingredients: Use seasonal ingredients to cook balanced meals

 

Mechanics: How do we use cams in toys?

 

Structures and construction: design, build and evaluate a Viking long boat

Music

Lean on me

Glock 1

Dragon song

Black bird

Glock 2

Reflect and rewind

Languages (French)

Talking about yourself

Avoir and etre

French greetings song

Hobbies and sports using regular –er verbs

Hobbies and days of the week in French song

Weather and seasons

French Story: On The Beach

Computing

Touch Typing

Unit 3.4

Coding

Online Safety

Unit 3.2

Email

Unit 3.5

Writing for Different Audiences

Unit 4.4

Animations

Unit 4.6

Making Music

Unit 4.9

Spreadsheets

Unit 3.3

Simulations

Unit 3.7

PE

Dance

Football (EPC)

Gym

Dodgeball (EPC)

Dance (EPC)

Rugby

Yoga

Netball (EPC)

Gym

Athletics (EPC)

Tennis

Rounders (EPC)

PSHE/RSE

Rules and Responsibilities

 

Health

Healthy Lifestyles

 

Nutrition and Food

 

No Outsiders: To use my pupil voice – We’re All Wonders

Safety

 

No Outsiders: Ask questions – The Flower

First Aid

 

No Outsiders: Find a solution to a problem – Two Monsters

Communication

 

Growing and Changing

 

No Outsiders: Overcome language as a barrier – The Way Back Home

Discrimination

 

Diversity

 

Collaboration

 

No Outsiders: Understand what discrimination means – This is Our House

 

 

 

Year B – years 3 and 4

 

Who’s in control?

What lights up the world?

What is stronger – people or their environment?

 

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Key Texts

The Timeslip Scarab

Flat Stanley and the Great Egyptian Grave Robbery

The Egyptian Cinderella

The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe

The Caravan

Until I Met Dudley

Escape from Pompeii

The Firework Maker’s Daughter

English

Adventure stories

Shape Poems

Instructions Informal letter

Stories from other cultures

Persuasive writing

Poetry: Language play

Poems to perform

Stories in imaginary settings (setting description)

Narrative writing from different viewpoints

Newspaper reports

 

Formal Letters

Explanation texts

Stories which raise issues/dilemmas

Poet Study

Note-writing

Information texts

Diaries

Stories in historical settings

Recounts

Poetry: exploring form and creating image

Character description

Playscripts

Maths

Place Value

Addition and Subtraction

Multiplication and Division

Multiplication and division

Length, perimeter and area

Fractions

Mass and Capacity

Decimals

Decimals (including money)

Time

Statistics

Properties of shape

Position and direction

RE

Moses

How do people make moral decisions?

The importance of Jesus

Was Jesus the messiah?

Festivals

How do festivals bring people together?

Salvation

What did Jesus do to save human beings?

Suffering

Why is there suffering in the world?

Whole school enquiry

Science

Digestive system

Food chains

Light and shadow

Electricity

Forces and magnets

Environmental changes and scientist study: Jane Goodall

History

Ancient Egypt

 

Inventions through time

 

Romans including a local history study

 

Geography

 

Rivers including 5 world rivers

 

Map skills and the UK

 

Volcanoes

Art and Design

Portraits then and now

 

Drawing: light and shade

 

 

Volcano sculpture

Design Technology

 

Textiles: Design and make an Egyptian purse

 

History of design (including CAD)

Mechanics and construction: Design and make a catapult

 

Music

Bringing us together

Stop

Let your spirit fly

Three little birds

Mama Mia!

Reflect and rewind

Languages

(French)

Animals and pets

Farm animals song

Colours and adjectives

French Story: Little Red Riding

The classroom environment

Computing

Touch Typing

Unit 3.4

Hardware Investigators

Unit 4.8

Coding

Online Safety

Unit 4.2

Effective Search

Unit 4.7

Logo

Unit 4.5

Branching Databases

Unit 3.6

Graphing

Unit 3.8

Spreadsheets

Unit 4.3

PE

Dance

Football (EPC)

Gym (EPC)

Dodgeball

Dance (EPC)

Netball

Yoga

Rugby (EPC)

Gym

Athletics (EPC)

Rounders

Cricket (EPC)

PSHE/RSE

Rules and Responsibilities

 

Emotions

Similarities and Differences

 

No Outsiders: Use strategies to help someone who feels different – The Hueys in the New Jumper

Bullying

 

No Outsiders: Know when to be assertive – Dog’s Don’t Do Ballet

Healthy Relationships

 

No Outsiders: Understand why people choose to get married – King and King

Economic Awareness

 

No Outsiders: Be welcoming - Beegu

Aspirations

 

No Outsiders: Be who you want to be – Red: A Crayon’s Story

 

 

Year A – years 5 and 6

 

How do you live?

What do you believe?

¿Qué hizo que los mayas fueran increíbles?

 

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Key texts

Skellig

FArTHER

Varjak Paw

Wolf brother

Holes

Where the forest meets the sea

English

Setting description

Letters

Poetry: finding a voice

 

Diary

Formal writing

Narrative Poetry

 

Stories with flashbacks

Recounts

Poetry: Power of imagery

Film narrative

Arguments

Poetic style

Fables, myths and legends

Biographies

Reading poetry

 

Playscripts

Instructions

Performance poetry

Maths

Place Value

Four Operations

Fractions

Fractions

Ratio

Decimals and Percentages

Algebra

Converting Units

Perimeter, Area and Volume

Statistics

Properties of Shape

Position and Direction

Investigation

RE

Creation stories

Creation and science: conflicting or complimentary?

The Khalsa and the 5 Ks

Where do Sikh beliefs come from?

Central beliefs

How do beliefs shape the way people live their lives?

Worship

How do people express commitment to a religion in different ways?

Whole school enquiry

Science

Evolution and inheritance

Life styles

Scientist study: Dr Ameenah Gharib Fakim

Properties and changes of materials

Classification

Habitats

History

The changing power of monarchs

 

Early Islamic civilisation

 

Mayan History

 

Geography

 

Mountains

 

Trade links

 

Mexico: earthquakes, climate zones, biomes. Vegetation belts, natural resources

Art and Design

Artist study: Leonardo da Vinci

 

Early Islamic art

 

Frida Kahlo

 

Design Technology

 

Programming: Design a computer game

 

Construction: Use Islamic patterns from art to create a clay tile

 

Structures: design and make an earthquake secure shelter

Music

Fresh Prince

Happy

A New Year Carol

Livin’ On A Prayer

Dancing in the Street

Reflect and rewind

Languages

(French)

Talking about yourself and your family

French Story: A Monstrous Adventure

Exploring the town

French Song: Quand je vais a l’ecole

Food and drink, Eating out and recipes

French Story: I’m Hungry

Computing

Coding

Unit 5.1

Game Creator

Unit 5.5

Online Safety

Unit 5.2

Blogging

Unit 6.4

Text Adventure

Unit 6.5

Spreadsheets

Unit 5.3

Databases

Unit 5.4

Concept Maps

Unit 5.7

PE

Dance

Football (EPC)

Gym

Hockey (EPC)

Dance (EPC)

Rugby

Yoga

Netball (EPC)

Gym

Athletics (EPC)

Tennis

Rounders (EPC)

PSHE/RSE

Rules and Responsibilities

 

Communication

 

 

 

Enterprise

 

Economic Awareness

 

No Outsiders: Promote diversity – My Princess Boy

Diversity

 

Emotions

 

No Outsiders: To welcome difference and stand up to discrimination – The Thing

Similarities and Differences

 

No Outsiders: Challenge the causes of racism – The Island

Healthy Relationships

 

No Outsiders: Recognise when someone needs help – How To Heal A Broken Wing

Nutrition and Food

 

Aspirations

 

No Outsiders: Recognise my freedom – Dreams Of Freedom

 

 

 

Year B – years 5 and 6

 

Evacuee or Refugee?

How far can you go?

What would you vote for?

 

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Key Texts

Rose Blanche

Once

Tom’s Midnight Garden

The Arrival

Greek myths and legends

The Hobbit

English

Setting description

Letters

Poetry: finding a voice

 

Diary

Formal writing

Narrative Poetry

 

Stories with flashbacks

Recounts

Poetry: Power of imagery

Film narrative

Arguments

Poetic style

Fables, myths and legends

Biographies

Reading poetry

 

Playscripts

Instructions

Performance poetry

Maths

Place Value

Four Operations

Fractions

Fractions

Ratio

Decimals and Percentages

Algebra

Converting Units

Perimeter, Area and Volume

Statistics

Properties of Shape

Position and Direction

Investigation

RE

The Jewish home

Does religion bring peace, conflict or both?

Death and the afterlife

Can people come back to life?

Sacred communities

What does it mean to be part of a global religious community?

Sacred texts

One narrative, many beliefs: Why do people interpret things differently?

God

What is the trinity?

Whole school enquiry

Science

Electricity

Light

Earth and Space including scientist study: Tiera Guinn

Forces

Human circulatory system

Life cycles and changes from birth to old age

History

WWII

 

Space Race History

 

Ancient Greeks including their cultural legacy

 

Geography

 

European countries

 

Longitude/latitude/ equator/tropics/ arctic/Antarctic/ meridian/time zones

 

European Contrast: Greece

Art and Design

Henry Moore

 

Digital Art

 

 

Textiles: printing

Design Technology

 

Electronics: Design and make a morse code device

 

Mechanics: Design and make a space buggy

Cooking: Greek food

 

Music

You’ve Got a Friend

Make You Feel My Love

Jazz 1

Jazz 2

New unit

Reflect and rewind

Languages

(French)

Parts of the body, clothes and accessories

Heads, shoulders, knees and toes

French culture

A French story: Bear and Moose

School timetables

Days of the week song

Computing

Coding 6.1

3d Modelling

Unit 5.6

Online Safety

Unit 6.2

Networks

Unit 6.6

Understanding Binary

Unit 6.8

Spreadsheets

Unit 6.3

Quizzing

Unit 6.7

PE

Dance

Football (EPC)

Dodgeball (EPC)

Orienteering

Dance (EPC)

Netball

Yoga

Rugby (EPC)

Gym

Athletics (EPC)

Rounders

Cricket (EPC)

PSHE/RSE

Rules and Responsibilities

 

Collaboration

 

No Outsiders: Justify my actions – Rose Blanche

Health

 And Healthy Lifestyles

 

No Outsiders: Learn from our past – Where The Poppies Now Grow

Safety

 

Extremism and Radicalisation

 

No Outsiders: To Exchange Dialogue – The Cow Who Climbed a Tree

Substance Related Abuse

 

No Outsiders: Accept people who are different to me – And Tango Makes Three

Sex Education

 

No Outsiders: To overcome fears about difference - Leaf

 

St. Margaret’s Church of England Primary School Curriculum Blocking 2021 - 2022

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

We are Historians

We are Scientists

We are Geographers

We are Explorers

We are Scientists

We are Historians

We are Scientists

We are Geographers

We are Explorers

We are Scientists

We are Historians

We are Explorers

We are Scientists

We are Geographers

We are athletes

We are scientists

We are amazing!

3 weeks

4 weeks

3 weeks

1 week

3 weeks

3 weeks

3 weeks

2 weeks

1 week

3 weeks

2 weeks

1 week

3 weeks

2 weeks

1 week

3 weeks

1 week

6th Sept – 24th Sept

27th Sept – 22nd Oct

1st Nov – 19th Nov

22nd Nov – 26th Nov

29th Nov – 17th Dec

4th Jan – 21st Jan

24th Jan – 11th Feb

21st Feb – 4th Mar

7th Mar – 11th Mar

14th Mar – 1st Apr

18th Apr – 29th Apr

2nd May – 6th May

9th May – 27th May

6th June – 17th June

20th June – 24th June

27th June – 15th July

18th July – 22nd July

 

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