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Meadowdale Primary School

 

Year Group Curriculum Overviews

Foundation Stage

 

Autumn 1

(3 + 5 weeks)

Autumn 2

(8 weeks)

Spring 1

(6 weeks)

Spring 2

(7 weeks)

Summer 1

(5 weeks)

Summer 2

(5 weeks)

Topic

Me and my school

How amazing are animals?

What’s inside the toy box?

Where around the world?

Changing and growing

Let’s Imagine!

Literacy

Early on in the year, the children will learn to give meaning to the marks they make and to break the flow of speech into words. They will also develop an awareness of rhyme and alliteration and the skills to talk about how a tory is structured. As they learn to segment and blend sounds, they will write and read labels, lists, captions, simple sentences, extended sentences and short narratives for a variety of purposes.

Phonics

Progression through the sounds write programme

Handwriting

We will be using the nelson handwriting scheme to teach children how to form their letters correctly

Mathematics

Exploration of numbers 1-3

Mastering number project

Exploration of numbers 4-5

Mastering number project

Exploration of numbers 6-7

Mastering number project

Exploration of numbers 8-9

Mastering number project

Exploration of number 10 and beyond

Mastering number project

Shape, space and measure

Mastering number project

Personal, Social and Development

Myself and My Relationships 1 Beginning and Belonging

Myself and My Relationships 2 My Family and Friends - Including Anti-bullying

Citizenship 2 Me and My World

Myself and My Relationships 3 My Emotions

Healthy and Safer Lifestyles 3 Healthy Lifestyles

Healthy and Safer Lifestyles 2 Keeping Safe (Including Drug Education)

Healthy and Safer Lifestyles 1 My Body and Growing Up

Citizenship 1 Identities and Diversity

Physical Development

Throughout the year during continuous provision opportunities, children have a range of activities to choose from to develop their gross motor skills. Children will also take part in PE lessons each week these will include games, dance, gymnastics and balance bike training sessions.

Understanding the World

People, culture and communities

The Natural World

Past and present

People, culture and communities

The Natural World

 

Expressive Arts and Design

Creating with materials

Colour mixing

Artist - Wassily Kandinsky

Christmas craft making

Drawing:

Drawing with a continuous line

Drawing:

Can we draw our face?

Year 1

 

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Learning Challenge

What is it made of?

We’re going on a journey

The world around me

Where does my food come from?

What is a bathing machine, and why did Queen Victoria have one?

How were things different in the past, and what has stayed the same?

Phonics

Progression through the Sounds-Write programme.

English

Year 1

Writing a sentence-ensuring it makes sense and is punctuated accurately.

Writing sentences with adjectives in them for description.

Writing a sequence of sentences.

Labelling pictures.

Write a prediction sentence for a science experiment.

Short narratives (beginning of a story writing)

Writing information sentences.

Recount/ Letter

about the trip to the market

Autumn poetry

Rhyming Poetry

Recounts

Planning a narrative

Non-fiction sentences for animal booklets.

Non-fiction factsheets

Writing sentences with adjectives in them

Retelling a story

Instructions (IT link)

Writing scientific questions (What does it look like inside the stem?)

Short sequence of –science sentences-observational sentences

Writing sentences with adjectives in them for description

Poetry

Biographies

Persuasive writing

Writing sentences with adjectives in them for description

Story writing

Recounts including diary writing

Maths

Year 1

Previous reception experience and counting within 100.

Comparison of quantities and part-whole relationships; Numbers 0-5; 2D and 3D shape

Numbers 0-10; Additive structures

Addition and subtraction facts within 10; Numbers 0-20

Unitising and coin recognition

Position and direction; Time

PSHE

Myself and My Relationships-beginning and belonging

 

Citizenship-diversity and communities

Healthy and Safer Lifestyles- managing safety and risk

Digital lifestyles (internet safety week)

Healthy and Safer Lifestyles-– Healthy lifestyles

Healthy and Safer Lifestyles relationships and sex education

Myself and my relationships – My emotions

RE

Who is a Christian and what do they believe?

How and why do we celebrate special and sacred times? Christian and Jewish people

What does it mean to belong to a faith community? Christian and Jewish people

What makes some places sacred? Christian and Jewish people

PE

Multi-skills

Boot camp

Mighty movers (Running)

Story time dance

Skip to the beat

Groovy gymnastics

Brilliant ball skills

Gymfit circuits

Throwing and catching

Cool core (strength)

Active athletics

Fitness frenzy

History

History of Harborough market

     

The Victorian Age

Geography

Local area our town and mapping

Our country: the UK

Comparative study

 

Animal habitats

   

Science

Materials

Seasonal changes- autumn

Seasonal changes -winter

Animals including humans

Famous scientist study

Seasonal changes – spring

Plants

 

Seasonal changes - summer

Computing

We are treasure hunters

Tinkering with robots, using predictions and writing and debugging an algorithm 

We are TV chefs

Writing, debugging and following an algorithm 

We are storytellers

Recording an audiobook 

We are collectors

Internet browsing, collecting information and word processing

Art

Collage

Drawing

Printing

Textiles

Drawing

Painting

Music

Introducing beat How can we make friends when we sing together?

Adding rhythm and pitch

How does music tell stories about the past?

In the Groove

Round and Round

Your Imagination

Reflect, Rewind, Replay

Year 3/4

 

AUTUMN 1

AUTUMN 2

SPRING 1

SPRING 2

SUMMER 1

SUMMER 2

Learning Challenge

What did they Yabba-dabba-doo? 

What can we discover about the Stone Age?

From Stone Age to Iron Age – what can we find out about the past?

Where in the world can we find mountains and volcanoes with an Italian twist!

Who were the Romans?

What impact did the Romans have on Britain?

Where does the food go? From gnashers to nibblers, gums to tums - how does our digestion system work?

English

Diary writing 

Character descriptions 

Letter writing 

Own version of Stone Age Boy 

Instructions 

Setting descriptions 

Non-chronological reports 

Factfiles 

Character descriptions

Persuasive writing 

Letter writing

Venice – tourist guides 

Own version – Escape from Pompeii 

Firework poetry 

Diary writing 

Oracy – retelling myths 

Own retelling of Roman myth 

Features of a newspaper 

Newspaper writing 

Mystery story 

Apostrophes

Descriptive writing – describing setting, character and building tension

Descriptive writing 

Non-fiction fact files. 

Year 3 Maths

Reading, writing, making, comparing and ordering 3 digit numbers to 1000 (numerals and words). Recognising the value of each digit in a 3-digit number. Finding 10 and 100 more/less than a given number. Counting in 4s, 8s, 50s, 100s.

Add and subtract mentally – 3 digit number plus ones, tens or hundreds.

Column addition with regrouping 3 digit numbers.

Column subtraction with regrouping 3 digit numbers.

Addition and subtraction of money.

Estimation and checking using inverse. Missing number problems.

Recalling multiplication facts (3, 4, 8).

Multiplication 2-digit by 1-digit numbers.

Division bus stop method – short division. 2-digit number by 1-digit number.

Create and interpret bar charts, pictograms, tables.

Comparing and ordering, equivalent fractions, fractions of amounts including non-unit fractions, adding and subtracting fractions with same denominator within one whole, comparing unit fractions with different denominators or non-unit fractions with same denominator, tenths, mixed numbers.

Giving change, using both £ and p in practical contexts

Tell and write time from analogue clock to the nearest minute.

Convert 12 and 24hr.

Record and compare time and duration.

Know the number of:

· seconds in a minute

· days in each month, year and leap year.

Measure, compare, add and subtract: lengths (m/cm/mm); mass (kg/g); volume/capacity (l/ml)

Perimeter of simple 2D shapes

Draw and make 2D/3D shapes; recognise 3D shapes in different orientations; angles and turns; lines (horizontal, vertical, parallel, perpendicular)

Year 4 Maths

Place value – value digits

Ordering and comparing numbers

Rounding

Estimation

Factors and multiples

Multiplication

Division

Bar models

Interpreting data

Line graphs

Perpendicular and parallel lines

Fractions

Adding and subtracting fractions

Fraction word problems

Angles

Squares and rectangles

Decimals tenths, hundredths and thousandths

Decimals-fractions

Rounding decimals

Perimeter and Area

Calculating Decimals

Decimal word problems

Time

Symmetry

Tessellation

Word problems

Science

Living Things and Their Habitats

Light and Shadows

Famous Inventors and Electricity

States of Matter

Teeth and the Digestion System

Computing

We are software developers

We are toy designers

We are musicians

We are HTML editors

We are co-authors

We are meteorologists

RE

Why is Jesus inspiring to some people?

What can we learn from religions about deciding what is right and wrong?

Why do some people think that life is like a journey and what specific experiences mark this?

Mini unit on Easter

What does it mean to be a Hindu in Britain today?

Why are festivals important to religious communities?

History

Prehistory – Stone Age

Stone Age to Iron Age From Stone Age to Iron Age –

 

 The Romans

Roman Britain

 

Geography

Mapwork

 

Mountains &

Volcanoes

 

Roman Britain

Welland Park field work

Art

Drawing 

Cave art

Sketches stone age jewelry

3D model – papier mache

Woolly mammoth model

Painting

Stone Henge

Collage

Volcano collages

Artist Study

 Picasso

Guitar and cubist style face

Textiles

Sew hand puppet

Drawing

Wolf line drawing

DT

Stone age jewelry

Woolly mammoth models

Stained glass windows – link science

Links and levers – Christmas pop up card

Pizza making?

Circuit quiz

Bridge building

Model making

Roman road

Roman mosaics

Money containers

PE

4.5 Nimble Nets

4.5 Cool Core (Pilates)

4.5 Healthy mind: healthy body

4.1 Invaders

4.1 Boot Camp

4.1 Healthy body: inside out

4.3 Gym Sequences

4.3 Step to the beat

4.3 Healthy lifestyle: you are what you eat!

4.2 Dynamic Dance

4.2 Mighty Movers (Boxercise)

4.2 Healthy mind: going for goals

4.4 Striking and Fielding

4.4 Gymfit Circuits

4.4 Healthy body: blood and guts

4.6 Young Olympians

4.6 Fitness Frenzy

4.6 Healthy lifestyle: germ busters!

Music

Charanga - glockenspiel

Charanga - Stop!

Charanga – Mamma Mia

Charanga – Lean on me

Charanga - Blackbird

Charanga – reflect, rewind, replan

PSHE

Myself and My Relationships

Family and Friends

Myself and My Relationships

Anti-Bullying

Citizenship

Diversity and Communities

Healthy and Safer Lifestyles

Drug Education

Health and Safer Lifestyles

Personal Safety

Healthy and Safer Lifestyles

Relationship and Sex Education

MFL – Year 3

     

Finger rhymes and stories

       

Greetings

Instructions

Name and age

How you are feeling

Counting to 10

Easter

Colours

Opinions

Counting to 20

Please and thank you

Days of the week

Counting to 30

Classroom objects:

Masculine/feminine nouns

Simple punctuation: full stop and comma

MFL – Year 4

More finger rhymes and stories. Begin to use a bilingual dictionary.

     
 

Months

The date and birthdays

Pets: masculine/ feminine nouns

Brothers and sisters

Size adjectives

Where is France?

Focus on Strasbourg Penfriend letter exchange

Christmas

Classroom objects: masculine/ feminine nouns

Simple punctuation: full stop and comma.

     

Visits & visitors

 

Portals to the Past

Stone Age Workshop

Carol Service

 

Harborough Museum

Outdoor Pursuits

Welland Park excursion

Year 5

 

AUTUMN 1

AUTUMN 2

SPRING 1

SPRING 2

SUMMER 1

SUMMER 2

Learning Challenge

What is beyond Planet Earth?

How are Rivers formed?

What can we do with Cocoa Beans?

Who were the Mayans and what was their society like?

Was William Shakespeare right about Richard III?

Are all life cycles the same?

 ENGLISH

Units of Work 

Autobiography/Biography   

Space Poetry  

Descriptive writing   

Recounts   

  

Morris Lessmore  

Narrative Poetry  

Tuesday – Story writing  

Performance Poetry 

Formal letter writing   

Classic Literature-Charlie and the chocolate factory 

Descriptive writing   

Persuasive writing and letter  

Story Writing (Book week)  

Discussion  

Debates   

Explanation text   

Recount – diary/first person perspective   

Stories from other cultures – The birthday Boy  

Descriptive writing  

Internal monologues  

Newspaper report   

  

  

Non-chronological reports  

Descriptive Writing  

Story Writing  

Recount – diary/first person perspective    

  

  

 Maths

Read and Write numbers to 1000000

Place Value

Decimals

Ordering, comparing and rounding numbers

Estimation

Multiplying and dividing by 10, 100 1000

Mental strategies for addition and subtraction

Formal written methods for + - X ÷

Solving one and two step problem

Problem Solving

Fractions

Factors

Prime Numbers

Multiples

Negative numbers

2D and 3D shapes

Angles

Perpendicular and parallel lines

coordinates Perimeter and area

Decimals

Rounding decimals

Adding and subtracting decimals (money)

Metric measure

Converting between units of measure

Converting between imperial and metric

Time

Presenting and interpreting data 

Ratio

Percentage

Science

Earth and Space

Forces

Materials –

Materials and their properties

and line graphs.

Materials –

Changing states /

 Dissolving, evaporating, filtering, sieving and separating materials

Living Things – life cycles and reproduction

Humans and animals

Computing

We are game developers.

Developing an interactive game

We are bloggers.

Sharing experiences and opinions

We are artists.

Fusing geometry and art

We are cryptographers.

Cracking codes

We are web developers.

Creating a website about cyber safety

We are architects.

Creating a virtual space

RE

Why do some people believe God exists?

If God is everywhere, why go to a place of Worship?

What would Jesus do?

What does it mean to be a Muslim in Britain today?

History

Space race

 

The Mayans

The Mayans

Local study- Richard III

 

Geography

Longitude & Latitude, climates and time zones

Rivers

     

Local area study / map work of MH

Welland Park Map/Field work 

Art

Drawing

3D shape

Painting

Impressionist water art (Monet)

Collage

 Aztec masks

Drawing

Perspectives

Printing

Media – printing

 Artist

 Banksy

DT

Solar System Mobile

 

Product design and marketing

Chocolate cooking

     

PE

 Gym Sequences

 Step to the beat

 Healthy lifestyle: you are what you eat!

 Invaders

 Boot Camp

 Healthy body: inside out

 Dynamic Dance

 Mighty Movers (Boxercise)

 Healthy mind: going for goals

 Nimble Nets

 Cool Core (Pilates)

 Healthy mind: healthy body

 Striking and Fielding

 Gymfit Circuits

 Healthy body: blood and guts

 Young Olympians

 Fitness Frenzy

 Healthy lifestyle: germ busters!

Music

Charanga – Livin’ on a Prayer (Rock)

Space Music-The Holst

Create space music

Fanfare for Common Man

Christmas Carols

Classroom Jazz

Charanga

 Make you feel my love

Charanga

Fresh Prince of Bel Air

Charanga

Dancing in the Street

Charanga

Reflect, Rewind and Replay

PSHE

Healthy and Safer Lifestyles

Relationships and Sex Education

Myself and My Relationships   

Family and Friends   

   

Anti-Bullying  

Healthy and Safer Lifestyles   

Managing safety and risk  

Healthy and Safer Lifestyles   

Drug education   

Healthy and Safer Lifestyle  

Healthy lifestyles   

Citizenship 

Diversity and Community  

MFL

Revision of pets and siblings

Expressing opinions 

Where is France? 

Focus on Strasbourg Penfriend letter exchange 

Using a bilingual dictionary

Classroom objects: masculine/ feminine nouns

Simple punctuation 

Adjectival agreement: colours 

Christmas 

Using a bilingual dictionary

Clothes, school uniform 

What are you wearing? 

Adjectival agreement: colours and size 

Penfriend letter exchange 

Using a bilingual dictionary

     

Visits & visitors/

Trips

Space Centre

     

Richard III Visitor Centre

 

Year 6

 

AUTUMN 1

AUTUMN 2

SPRING 1

SPRING 2

SUMMER 1

SUMMER 2

Learning Challenge

What did the Greeks ever do for us?

Poles Apart Could you survive at the ends of the Earth?

Who is Charles Darwin and Why is he so important?

What does it take to be a master of espionage?

Why is South America sensational?

What a performance!

ENGLISH

-Narrative: Retelling a Greek myth and creating own Greek myth - setting, character and atmosphere description

-Diaries

-Setting, character and atmosphere description

-Formal Letter of application

-Motivational writing

-Mini-biographies

-Information text

-Newspaper report

-Poetry

-Balanced argument

-Biography

-Advertising a product

-Explanation text

-Narrative: action scene with character, action and dialogue

-Journal writing

-Narrative: Short story writing - setting, character and atmosphere description

-Persuasive letter

-Non-chronological report

-Poetry

 Maths

Place value

Addition, subtraction, multiplication, division

Fractions

Reasoning problems for all of the above

Arithmetic

Fractions

Geometry

Arithmetic

Fractions

Measurement

Ratio

Coordinates

Line Graphs/pie charts

Shape

Algebra

Year 6 gaps/ revision

Year 6 gaps/ revision plus:

Time

Roman numerals

M/KM

Investigative maths projects

Science

Heart, blood and circulation

Investigating light

Evolution and Inheritance

Electricity and electrical circuits

Living things and their habitats

Classification

Computing

(e-safety runs throughout)

We are Gamers.

Making a text based adventure game

We are Computational thinkers

Mastering algorithms

We are Network Technicians

Creating a short TV advert

We are Publishers

Creating a yearbook or magazine

RE

Is it better to express your belief in arts and architecture or in charity and generosity?

What difference does it make to believe in ahimsa (harmlessness), grace and or Ummah (community)?

What matters most to Christians and Humanists?

What do religions say to us when life gets hard?

Comparing Christianity, Hinduism and non-religious responses.

History

Ancient Greece and its legacy

The Polar Regions:

Timeline of exploration/study of an explorer from the past

     

World War II

Geography

 

The Polar Regions – Physical and human geography

Charles Darwin

South America - physical and human geography

Art

Drawing

Self Portrait- half face

Greek vases

3D

People in Motion – silver foil athlete sculptures

Drawing

Northern lights in chalk/pastels

Drawing

Observational drawing in the style of Darwin – mark making

Painting

Galapagos watercolours

3D

Carnival hats

Year 6 production props and scenery

Textiles

Leavers T-shirt- Batik

Drawing

Self-portrait- full face

Artist

Henri Rousseau – rainforest paintings

DT

     

Year 6 production props and scenery

Moving vehicles – making electrically powered cars

PE

6.3 Gym Sequences

6.3 Step to the beat

6.3 Healthy lifestyle: you are what you eat!

6.2 Dynamic Dance

6.2 Mighty Movers (Boxercise)

6.2 Healthy mind: going for goals

6.5 Nimble Nets

6.5 Cool Core (Pilates)

6.5 Healthy mind: healthy body

6.1 Invaders

6.1 Boot Camp

6.1 Healthy body: inside out

6.4 Striking and Fielding

6.4 Gym Fit Circuits

6.4 Healthy body: blood and guts

6.6 Young Olympians

6.6 Fitness Frenzy

6.6 Healthy lifestyle: germ busters!

Music

Charanga: I’ll be there

WYCNK: The elements of music

Charanga: Classroom Jazz

WYCNK: Listening and Understanding

Charanga: Britten-A New Year Carol

WYCNK: Songs

Charanga: Happy

WYCNK: Songs

Key stage singing

Year 6 performance

PSHE

Myself and My Relationships  

My Emotions  

Myself and My Relationships   

Anti-Bullying  

Healthy and Safer Lifestyles  

Digital Lifestyles 

Health and Safer Lifestyles

Personal Safety

Health and safer Lifestyle

Relationship and Sex Education

French

Using a bilingual dictionary

     

Sports/hobbies 

Verbs 

Subject pronouns 

Expressing opinions Penfriend letter exchange 

Easter 

Food and drink 

Ordering in a café

Money 

Counting 60-100 

Countries 

Holidays 

Festivals

Penfriend letter exchange 

Transition: link with secondary schools 

Visits & visitors/

 

Arctic explorer

Residential

   

The Warning Zone