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Slinfold CE Primary School and Pre-School

Caring for each other, learning from each other, achieving with each other…guided by God

Curriculum

As we have mixed year groups we have developed our curriculum across two phases. These phases are:

Phase 1 - Reception, Year 1 and Year 2

Phase 2 - Year 3, Year 4, Year 5 and Year 6.

 

The foundation subjects are taught following a three-year rolling programme in phase 1 and a four-year rolling programme in phase 2. This cycle means that we are able to deliver a whole phase approach to our different topics without the children repeating any of these themes.

 

Our curriculum plans for the current academic year can be viewed below:

 

Phase 1 curriculum for 2020-21:

Hamble and Medway classes.

Autumn 2020:

Journeys

Please note that Reception children also carry out a short unit of learning entitled 'All around me' as part of their transition into school. (EYFS)

Journeys

Children will:

  •  Learn about another country in comparison to England, e.g. culture, school, climate.
  •  Identify the four countries in the UK.
  •  Look at and compare animals from a contrasting country.
  •  Look at different types of journeys, e.g. birds migrating, planes.
  •  Locate and name countries on a map that they have visited.

 

All around me (EYFS only)

Children will:

  • Learn about belonging in the classroom, school and local area.
  • Learn similarities and differences about themselves and others.
  • Learn about routines and expectations of school life.

Spring 2021:

Space

Children will:

  • Learn about Neil Armstrong and the moon landing.
  • Name different planets in our solar system.
  • Identify where Earth is in our solar system.
  • Look at world maps and globes.
  • Compare the environment on the moon to Earth.
  • Identify different habitats on Earth.

Summer 2021:

Towers and Turrets

Children will:

  • Compare Queen Elizabeth I to Queen Elizabeth II.
  • Identify the structure of castles and where they’re positioned.
  • Look at local castles.
  • Identify the suitability of materials for building.
  • Learn about growth in plants – linked to Sleeping Beauty.

 

Phase 2 curriculum for 2020-21:

Arun, Adur and Rother classes.

Autumn 2020:

Explorers

Children will:

  • Find out about Shackleton’s journey across Antarctica.
  • Learn about the positions of, and compare, the Arctic and Antarctic Circles.
  • Think about survival, and the determination humans can show in the face of adversity.
  • Consider how our bodies cope in extreme conditions and plan a training regime for an Antarctic crossing.
  • Research other explorers and their achievements, e.g. Matthew Henson, Mary Kingsley, Chloe Burles, etc.
  • Use a range of sources to create their own maps.

Spring 2021:

The Greatest Show

Children will:

  • Find out about amazing people from around the world and from different eras in history.
  • Learn about people who have done great things for humankind.
  • Recognise the amazing range of skills and qualities that humans have.
  • Develop a respect and appreciation for each other though a self-led second part of this topic which celebrates the children’s own skills and talents.
  • Create a presentation which showcases their skills and talents.

Summer 2021:

The Great Blue

The children will:

  • Explore our local coastline, investigating its wildlife and consider how it is used.
  • Explore the world’s significant rivers, seas and oceans.
  • Compare the location and features of rivers.
  • Follow the journey of water from river to sea and explore the part the water cycle plays in this journey.
  • Learn about significant marine features, e.g. coral reefs.
  • Explore the range of marine habitats and the creatures which inhabit them.
  • Consider the environmental impact of pollution on the world’s rivers, seas and oceans.

 

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