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Key Stage Two Curriculum

 

If you would like to know more about how the curriculum is taught or you can offer some time or resources to assist the teaching of this curriculum, please speak to a member of the KS2 team in school.

As a school, we follow the National Curriculum from 2014. Please follow this link to read the National Curriculum: https://www.gov.uk/education/primary-curriculum-key-stage-2 

 

Below are all our year group's curriculum coverage. As you can see, we cover a lot of varied areas. Your children have chosen their current and future topics for this academic year.

 

Year 3/4 - Curriculum 

Y3 and Y4

Autumn

Spring

Summer

English - Reading

 

Krindlekrax

Jemmy Button

The Pugs of the Frozen North

Noah Barleywater Runs Away

 

 

 

Leon and the Place Between

The Wild Robot

English - Writing

Diary reports

Non -Chronological Reports

Letter Writing

Poetry

An argument

 

Recipes

Instruction Writing

Character profiles

Short Stories

Newspaper writing

Poetry

Information Leaflet

Speech

Creative writing – play script

News report

List Poems

Information texts

Emails

Posters

Lists

Environmental reports

Short stories

English – GPS

Conjunctions

Adverbs

Prepositions

Sub-ordinating conjunctions

Present perfect verbs in contrast to past tense.

Paragraphs

Subheadings

Nouns/pronouns

Inverted commas to punctuate speech

Commas after fronted adverbials

Possession – possessive apostrophe with singular/plural

Suffixes – ly /ation (y3)

Prefixes – re/sub/inter/super/anti/auto (y3)

Suffixes – tion/ous/ssion/cian/sion (y4)

 

Determiners

a/an

word families – spellings

Recap all areas.

 

Maths

Place Value

Addition and Subtraction

Multiplication and Division

Fractions

Statistics (Y4)

Shape

Measure

Statistics (y3)

Position and direction

Place Value

Addition and subtraction

 

Multiplication and division

Statistics

Shape

Measure

Statistics (y3)

Position and direction

 

Science

Animals including humans

Light

States of Matter

Living things and their environment

Forces and Magnets

Sound

Circuits

Plants

RE

Judaism

Christianity

Buddhism

Animism and Shamanism – beliefs of interest to the children

Islam

Hinduism

PE

Invasion Games

Hockey

Gymnastics

Dance

Athletics

Tag Rugby

Computing

E-safety/cyberbullying

Understand computer networks

Search technologies

Use and combine a variation of software and digital devices

Writing blogs

Creating videos

Animations

Art

Sculpture – clay

Paper mache

Mod rock

Lowry

Salvador Dali – melting clocks

Puppetry – sketches/ clay – mannerisms

Collage

Wildlife photographer’s/nature painters

Henri Matisse

 

DT

Make sculptures of fantastic beasts

Victorian Christmas Market -Toys

Design and make a board game

Cooking and nutrition – noodle bar

Moving toys

Home for Robot

Engineering Technology

Geography

Maps school grounds

Compare our locality to London

Climate zones

Vegetation Belts

Biomes

Oceans/seas

Water cycle – snow myths

Places around the world

Physical / human geography

Settlements

Industry / trade links

History

Sewers/toilets throughout history

Coal Mines

Mayan Civilisation

Victorian Britain

Inuits / children working in the past

Polar exploration

History of robotics

Settlements

Industrialisation

Consumerism

Pablo Fanque

Philip Astley

PSHE

Bullying

Friendships

Right/Wrong

Freedom

Cheating vs Fair Play

Wrong vs Right

Identity

Friendship

 

Our planet / the environment

French

Moi (All about me) Jeux et chansons (Games and songs)(Y3)

 

On y va (All aboard) L’argent de poche (Pocket money)(Y4)

On fait la fête (Celebrations) Portraits (Portraits) (Y3)

 

Raconte-moi une histoire! (Tell me a story) Vive le sport! (Our sporting lives) (Y4)

Les quatre amis (The four friends) Ça pousse! (Growing things) (Y3)

 

Le Carnaval des Animaux (The Carnival of Animals) Quel temps fait-il? (What's the weather like?) (Y4)

 

Year 5/6

 

Autumn Term

Topic

People Who Changed The World

Outcome / Purpose for learning

Child led curriculum: Questions and ideas from the children

 

English

Recount – Newspaper

Instructions

Poetry

Biography

Narratives

Persuasion

Mathematics

Multiplication/Division/Addition/Subtraction

Fractions, Decimals and Percentages

4 operations including reasoning

Ratio and Proportion

Algebra

Roman Numerals

2D and 3D shapes

Properties of a circle

Science

Plan enquiries, including recognising and controlling variables where necessary

Use appropriate techniques, apparatus, and materials

Record data and results using scientific diagrams and labels, tables, bar and line graphs

Computing

E-safety

Choose the most suitable applications and devices for the purposes of communication

Understand the effect of online comments and show responsibility and sensitivity when online

Give examples of the risks of online communities and demonstrate knowledge of how to minimise risk and report problems

RE

We have been exploring a number of different religions and beliefs as part of our topic:

·     Explain how some teachings and beliefs are shared between religions

·     Explain how religious beliefs shape the lives of individuals and communities

·     Explain some of the different ways that individuals show their beliefs

 

 

History

Linked to WWII:

·         Use sources of evidence to deduce information about the past

·         Select suitable sources of evidence, giving reasons for choices

·         Seek out and analyse a wide range of evidence in order to justify claims about the past

·         Show an awareness of the concept of propaganda and how historians must understand the social context of evidence studied

·         Understand that no single source of evidence gives the full answer to questions about the past

·         Describe the characteristic features of the past, including ideas, beliefs, attitudes and experiences of men, women and children

·         Use literacy, numeracy and computing skills to a exceptional standard in order to communicate information about the past

Geography

Understand some of the reasons for geographical similarities and differences between countries

Name and locate some of the countries and cities of the world

Name and located features of rivers and main rivers around the world

Art

Develop and imaginatively extend ideas from starting points throughout the curriculum

Sketch (lightly) before painting to combine line and colour

Choose a style of drawing suitable for the work

DT

NA

Music

Keyboard skills

Notation and writing music

Chord progressions

PE

Apparatus – gymnastics

Ball games

SMSC

World issues discussed in guided reading from around the world

PSHE

We are looking at staying safe in general i.e: fire safety, out in the community (crucial crew)

We are also looking at wellbeing (especially on the run up to SATS): know which ideas are useful and have value, act on ideas, ask lots of questions.

           How to Help your child at home:

-         Help your child to research the current topic.

-         Encourage your child to read books about the current topic.

-         Encourage your child to write about the given topic.

-         Help your child complete all extra homework given in Y6

-         Useful websites for your children include:

·         Bitesize KS2

·         Cbbc Newsround

Any extra work completed at home earns your child Dojo Points