Curriculum Overview

We are currently reviewing our Whole School Curriculum. 
 
It will be finalised and published on the school website in December 2018.  
 
For up to date information on what your child is being taught this term, please see the class page on the school website.  

Term

 

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

 

Topic Title

 

Strange creatures

Terrific Toys

Hot and Cold

Houses and Homes

Amazing Animals

Down by the sea

 

English

 

 

Genre/ Skills Taught

Narrative – Character and setting description

 

Autumn poetry

 

Recount

 

Narrative – Stories about fantasy worlds

 

Non – fiction

 

Christmas letter writing

 

Recount

Winter Poetry

 

Narrative

 

Letter writing

 

Non- fiction

 

Recount

Narrative – Stories with predictable and patterned language/Familiar settings

 

Recount

Narrative

 

Recount

Narrative

 

Letter writing

 

Recount

 

Text

 

The Bog Baby – Jeanne Willis

 

Beegu – Alexis Deacon

 

Old Bear – Jane Hissey

 

Toys in Space – Mini Grey

 

Traction Man is Here – Mini Grey

 

Lost and Found – Oliver Jeffers

 

 

On our blue planet…..in the rainforest  

Mr Underbed – Chris Riddell

 

On the Way Home – Jill Murphy

 

The Secret of Black Rock – Joe Todd Stanton

Wanted: The Perfect Pet – Fiona Roberton

 

The Tiger who Came to Tea – Judith Kerr

 

The diary of a killer cat – Anne Fine

The Snail and the Whale – Julia Donaldson

 

The Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch – Ronda & David Armitage

Maths

 

 

Number and Place Value: Numbers to 10

Calculations: Addition and Subtraction

Geometry – Position and Direction

Number and Place Value: Numbers to 20

Calculations: Addition and Subtraction within 20

Calculations: Addition and Subtraction within 20

Geometry: Properties of Shape

Measurement: Length and Height

Number and Place Value: Numbers to 40

Calculations: Addition and Subtraction

Calculations: Multiplication

Calculations: Multiplication

Calculations: Division

Fractions

Number and Place Value: Numbers to 100

Measurement: Time

Measurement: Money

Measurement: Volume and Capacity

Measurement: Mass

Geometry: Position and Direction

 

History

 

 

 

 

 

Toys in the past

 

Ordering Teddies on a timeline

 

Space Travel – Neil Armstrong

 

Bonfire Night

 

History of houses

 

Changes in houses

Did people have pets in the past?

 

 

 

 

Grace Darling

 

History of the RNLI

 

Geography

 

School grounds

Map with coordinates

 

Human and physical features

 

 

Traffic survey

 

St Andrew’s Day

North/South Pole

 

Equator

 

Continents

 

NESW

 

Contrasting localities

Journey maps

 

St Patrick’s Day

 

St David’s Day

 

St George’s Day

 

West Kirby  – Human and physical features

 

Science

 

Are all trees like Rosie?

 

Study of Rosie in our school grounds.

 

Structure of plants and trees

 

Deciduous and evergreen trees

 

Seasonal changes – Autumn

 

 

Identifying materials

 

Classifying and grouping materials

 

Investigation – Which would be the best material to wipe up Hoctopize’s tears?

Animals and habitats

 

Which animals live in cold places such as the North and South Poles?

 

 

Rosie’s Diary

 

Seasonal Changes – Winter

 

 

Materials – houses

 

 

Seasonal Changes – Spring

Are humans like animals?

 

Animals and Humans

 

Senses

 

Senses experiment

Identifying and labelling plants

 

Growing plants

 

Experiment - What does a plant need to grow?

 

Seasonal changes

 

Rosie’s Diary

 

D&T

 

 

 

Rockets

 

Moving pictures

 

Lighthouse

 

Art

 

Andy Goldsworthy

 

Bog Baby Clay models

 

 

Hot and cold colours

 

Lowry

Portraits

 

Rousseau – Tiger pictures

 

Animal sculptures

 

 

RE

 

Harvest of hands

 

 

 

Weddings

 

Preparing for Christmas

 

Here comes Christmas

 

St Andrews Day

New Beginnings

Easter surprise

 

St Patrick’s Day

 

St David’s Day

 

St George’s Day

Our Planet

Our Planet

 

Music

 

 

 

Hey You!

 

Little Angel Gets Her Wings

 

In the groove

 

Rhythm in the way we walk and banana rap

 

Round and round

 

Reflect, rewind and replay

Gym/Dance/Games

Gymnastics

Dance

Games

Games

Dance

Athletics

Computing

 

1.1 We are treasure hunters - Using programmable toys

1.6 We are celebrating - Creating a card electronically

1.3 We are painters - Illustrating an eBook 

1.5 We are storytellers - Producing a talking book 

1.4 We are collectors - Finding images using the web 

1.2 We are TV chefs - Filming the steps of a recipe 

Visits/ Visitors

 

 

Parents to make Bog Baby models

Spaceport

Story-teller

 

Woods

Animal Tea Party

New Brighton

P4C/ SMC (British Values, SEAL, PSHCE)

New beginnings

 

 

Getting on and falling out

Say no to bullying

Going for goals

Good to be me

Relationships

Changes

 

 

Year 2

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Theme

India

Fire

Giants

Our local environment

Islands and Lighthouses

E,E,C

Airport Day – Flight to India

Make a ‘Guy’

Giant footprints

Arrival of Bog Baby

Letter from Katie Morag

Video of Grace Darling

Fruit Tasting

Bake Tudor bread

Photoshop children

Walk around local area in

Katie Morag Day

Leasowe Lighthouse visit

Learning celebration

Burn Tudor buildings and other materials

Giant Structures Photostory

Bog Baby Party

Galapagos collage

Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch

English

Elephant Dance

Tiger Child

How rabbit stole the fire?

The Lost Happy Endings Alternative traditional tales.

Jack and the beanstalk Information about giant structures

Roald Dahl Revolting Rhymes

The Bog Baby

Mairi Hedderwick author study

Katie Morag books

We’re Sailing to Galapagos

The Lighthouse Keeper books

Linked maths

 

 

 

 

 

 

Science

Living things and their habitats

Uses of everyday materials

‘How could we have stopped the Great Fire of London spreading  so quickly?

Plants – Grow a beanstalk (one plant from seed and one from bulb)

Animals, including humans

‘Why can’t you keep a Bog

Baby as a pet?’

 

 

ICT

E-safety (stand alone)

Animation – Great Fire of London

Coding – Make Jack climb the beanstalk

Map skills using Google

Earth

Coding

History

 

Guy Fawkes and the Gunpowder Plot ‘Why do we celebrate bonfire night?

The Great Fire of London.

What stories did my grandparents listen to?

 

 

Who is Grace Darling and why do we remember her?

Geog

Where would you prefer  to live England or India?

 

Where are there giant structures around the world?

Where in our local area could Bog Baby live?

What would life be like on an island?

UK countries and capitals.

Why is Leasowe Lighthouse so important to us?

Art

India animal patterns

Mehndi art

Collage-Create ‘flame’ shapes and collage textures using warm colours

 

Seurat pointillism Bog Baby habitat

Gauguin- Art of the Pacific

Ocean Islands

Colour

 

DT

Moving Picture

Tudor houses / London buildings

 

Bog baby sock puppet

 

What should we have in our sandwiches today?

Music

Sanibonani

Christmas

I wanna play in a band

Zootime

Oceans, Seas and

Rivers

 

RE

Hinduism 1,2,3,4,5,6

Divali 1,2,3

Special Places  3,4,6

Christianity 1,2,4,5

 

 

PE

 

 

 

 

 

 

Special

Events

/ PSHE

Friendship / Class Rules

Safety Week

Road Safety, Stranger Danger, E-

Safety

Charity day

Children in Need

Cambodia

Health Week

Sci: Exercise

Just one spoonful

BLP challenge

Multicultural Week

Tales in Tents

Storytelling and art

 

 

Year 3

Aut 1 – European Holidays

Aut 2 – Ancient

Greece

Spr 1 – Stone Age

Who first lived in Britain?

 

Spr 2 – Volcanoes

What makes the Earth angry?

 

Sum 1 – Port Sunlight

Sum 2 – Port Sunlight

Excite,

Enhance,

Celebrate

Museum visit.

Find a map that leads to School field. Dig up some buried ‘Stone age’ tools

 

 

 

Letter from  character from museum trail resource book

Greek Food Tasting

Trip to Greek Restaurant- Moreton

Flintstones invention day- Use toy dinosaurs to recreate their inventions

 

Volcano models

 

Soap making day

Greek art gallery and dance performance

Stone Age Day

 

Easter assembly

 

Visit to Port Sunlight and Lady Lever art gallery

Y3

English

Falling Angels

Memory Box Poem

(link to holiday topic)

Myths and Legends

Stone Age Boy

 

Escape From Pompeii

 

Old Masters, Young Poets Can a picture tell a story?

* English Unit from Ros*

Linked maths

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sci

Humans inc skeleton and nutrition (train a Greek athlete)

Light

(Shadows – Stonehenge)

 

Rocks

 

Forces and Magnets

(stand alone – link to

DT)

PLants

History

 

Ancient Greece(inc Olympics)

Stone Age

 

 

How di d life change for people who came to live in Port Sunlight? (culture, art, literature)

Geo

European

Countries/Holidays

Compare France,

Greece and UK

 

 

 

Volcanoes/ Earthquakes

Mapping Skills

 

RE

Responsibility 1,3,5,6

Care and Concern

1,2,3,4,5,6

 Christmas

Sikhism

(stand alone – link to Holi) 1,2,3,4,5,6

 

Easter 1,2,3,4,5 (Assembly)

Special People: 1,3,5 Moses and Abraham

Art

Large scale Greek myth paintings- Icarus

 

 

Cave paintings

 

Pre Raphaelite Brotherhood

Rossetti, Millais,

Holman Hunt-at the Lady Lever

DT

Food- Healthy lifestyle/Seasonality

Design and make fruit flavoured Greek style yogurts. 

Link to Harvest fruits.

Mechanisms- Design and make a Flintstone style tool/machine

 

 

Packaging and Soap making Magnetic game

Music

Listen and Appraise- Greek traditional music

Charanga- 3 little birds Reggae

Charanga- Ho ho ho

Glockenspiel Stage 2

 

Benjamin Britten There was a monkey

Let your spirit fly

Reflect, rewind and replay

Comp

 

 

 

Picture editing (link to pictures / packaging at  Art Gallery)

MFL

Greetings

Response to ca va

French fairytale

Numbers  0-20

Days

Numbers 21-31

Ages

PE

Greek dance

Athletics

(Greek Olympics)

 

 

 

 

 

Special events /

Friendship / Class Rules

Safety WeekCode of conduct, Good to be Green, Road Safety, Stranger

Charity day

Children in Need

Health Week

Coram/Life Bus www.coram.co.uk

 

BLP challenge

New beginnings (Link to Science, RE, Easter)

Multicultural Week

Tales in Tents

SRE

PSHE                                                                     Cambodia                                           Show racism the red card

 

Year 4

Aut 1 - Liverpool

Aut 2 - Liverpool

Spr 1 - Rainforests

Spr 2 -

Rainforests

Sum 1 - Romans

Sum 2 - Romans

Excite,

Enhance,

Celebrate

Ferry trip along the Mersey

A letter arrives asking for help and support to save the Rainforests.

Role play invasion

Visit Liverpool  http://www.beatlesstory.com/teacher-resources

Oreo and friends

Roman day- model making/ Gods/Roman Villa

Exhibition of Pop Art

Ggreen screen report about the deforestation of the rainforest and what can be done to stop it.

Roman Feast

Y4

English

Fly, Eagle Fly! Pied Piper

 

The Giant Kapok Tree

 

Roman myths

Science

Working

Scientifically

 

Sound             

Electricity

Animals including humans

Living Things And Their Habitats States of matter- evaporation and condensation in the water cycle

States Of Matter- solids, liquids and gases/changing state when heated or cooled

 

History

Liverpool Local Study including Black History

 

Romans

Geography

Liverpool Local Study

Why is the Mersey so important to Liverpool?

Rainforest- Brazil

Chester- Local Study Mapping Skills

RE

The Bible 1 (Stand alone)

 

Angels 1,3,5,6

The Shepherd’s Story  1,2,3,6

Buddhism  1,2,3,4,5,6

Easter Assembly

Peter/ Forgiveness 1,2,3,4,5

Journeys 1,2,3,4,5,6

Special

Places

3,4,5,6

Art

Pop Art- See Tate Gallery website Screen Printing

Rousseau Painting

Models of Roman Gods

 

DT

 

Hydraulics- Rainforest Animals

Creating a feast of Roman food linked to Science changing state when cooked

Music

Use ABBA unit but replace with Beatles

Christmas Carols

Glockenspiel 3 replaced by Ukelele

Lean on me- Gospel

Computing

 

 

 

 

MFL

Classroom questions

School vocab

Animals / pets

Colours (to describe animals)

Likes / dislikes

 

PE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Special events /

SHE

Friendship / Class Rules Safety WeekCode of conduct, Good to be Green, getting on and falling out Road Safety, Stranger Danger, Anti bullying, esafety, Cyber bullying,

Firework safety

Charity day

Children in Need

Cambodia

Health Week

Coram/Life Bus www.coram.co.uk

Meet the brain

Drugs, alcohol and tobacco

Christopher Winter

BLP challenge

New beginnings (Link to

Science, RE, Easter)

Equality and Diversity Week

Tales in Tents

Storytelling and art

SRE

KS2 Homophobia

PHSE session

 

 

Year 5

Aut 1 – Natural World

Aut 2 - Islam

Spr 1 – Ancient Egypt

Spr 2 – Ancient Egypt

Sum 1 – Anglo Saxons, Vikings

Sum 2 – Ang saxons,Viking

Excite,

Enhance,

Celebrate

 

Lily Pad Crime scene

 

 

 

 

 

Anglo Saxon/Viking Day The Big Heritage?

 

 

Egyptian museum

 

Y5

English

Princess’ Blanket

Tuesday

Daily life in the Islamic

Golden Age

The Egyptian Cinderella

The Spider and The Fly

Beowulf    Wayland Poem

(Tony Mitton)

Illustrated version by Michael

Morpurgo/ Michael Foreman

How to train a D

Science

Living Things and Their Habitats Animals including Humans

 

Materials

Forces

Earth and Space

 

History

 

Islamic Civilization

Ancient Egypt

Anglo Saxons, Vikings

Geograp hy

describe and understand key aspects of:  physical geography, including: climate zones, biomes and vegetation belts, rivers, mountaiins

Countries of the Islamic Civilisation

ii)human geography, including: types of settlement and land use, economic activity including trade links, and the distribution of natural resources including energy, food, minerals and water

Local Studies - Mapping

RE

Natural World (Harvest)

Islam

Christ mas

in Art

The prophet Muhammad’s Birthday (moveable date) –Muslim

ChristianityEaster

Precious

 

Art

 

Illustrators- David

Weisner

Drawing and paninting

Texture

Egyptian Art –Paper making

Printing

Celtic/Anglo Saxon and Viking

patterns

Water colour illustrations

 

DT

 

Moving scene from Tuesday using pneumatics,

levers and pulleys

Build a shaduf

 

Music

Don’t stop believing

Five gold rings

Classroom Jazz 1

Benjamin Britten A tragic Story

Stop!

Reflect, REwind

Computing

 

 

 

 

MFL

Describe yourself

Family vocab

Describe your family

Favourites

Free time

 

PSHE

Growth mindset

Friendship / Class Rules Democracy- voting for learning reps/ health reps

Charity day

Children in Need

Cambodia

Health week

BLP challenge Developing character

Multicultural Week

Tales in Tents

Storytelling and art

 

Safety Week

SCD 1 Half termly Overview Autumn 2

Subject

 

Maths

Shape, space and Measuring

Number: counting, addition and subtraction

English

Leaf Man

Science

Seasonal Changes Autumn to Winter

Computing

Digital photography and modelling

RE

Celebrations

History

Transport

Geography

Journeys and Travel

DT

Junk Modelling - Vehicles

PSHE

Keeping Safe

Social

Communication

Listening skills and recognising emotions

P.E

Dance

 

If you wish to learn more about our school curriculum, please refer to the contact page and make a request with the school office.