Mathematics Overview & Support
We are proud to work with the Maths Hub for 2020-2022 to develop a mastery approach when teaching mathematics.
Topics & Overviews
This project teaches children about the human digestive system. They explore the main parts, starting with the mouth and teeth, identifying teeth types and their functions. They link this learning to animals' diets and construct food chains to show the flow of energy.
This project teaches children about sound and how sounds are made and travel as vibrations through a medium to the ear. They learn about pitch and volume and find out how both can be changed.
This project teaches children about life in Britain after the Roman withdrawal. Children will learn about Anglo-Saxon and Viking invasions up to the Norman conquest.
This essential skills and knowledge project teaches children about compass points and four and six-figure grid references. They learn about the tropics and the countries, climates and culture of North and South America. Children identify physical features in the United Kingdom and learn about the National Rail and canal networks. They conduct an enquiry to prove a hypothesis, gathering data from maps and surveys before drawing conclusions.
Contrast & Complement
This project teaches children about colour theory by studying the colour wheel and colour mixing. It includes an exploration of tertiary colours, warm and cool colours, complementary colours and analogous colours, and how artists use colour in their artwork.
Warp & Weft
This project teaches children about the artform of weaving and how it has developed over time, including the materials and techniques required to create woven patterns and products.
Fresh Food, Good Food
This project teaches children about food decay and preservation. They discover key inventions in food preservation and packaging, then make examples. The children prepare, package and evaluate a healthy snack.
Pulse and Rhythm
Children are to listen to a piece of music and identify the rhythm
This term the children will be able to understand computer networks including the internet; how they can provide multiple services, such as the world wide web; and the opportunities they offer for communication and collaboration.
Sound - Movie Soundtrack
This term the children will be producing their own iMovie using and combining a variety of software to design and create a video based on their History topic.
The children will be using their logical reasoning to explain how some simple algorithms work and to detect and correct errors in algorithms and programming.
Core - Personal
Core - Social
This unit focuses on the children’s dynamic balance to agility, looking at how they can jump and land safely. We will also be focusing on their static seated balancing and changing positions.
States of Matter
This project teaches children about solids, liquids and gases and their characteristic properties. They observe how materials change state as they are heated and cooled, and learn key terminology associated with these processes.
Grouping & Classifying
This project teaches children about grouping living things, known as classification. They study the animal and plant kingdoms and use and create classification keys to identify living things.
Misty Mountain, Winding River
This project teaches children about the characteristics and features of rivers and mountain ranges around the world, including a detailed exploration of the ecosystems and processes that shape them and the land around them.
This project teaches children about the techniques that artists use when composing landscape images, such as colour and atmosphere.
This project teaches children about the historical and cultural portrayal of animals in art. They study the visual qualities of animals through sketching, printmaking and clay modelling.
Functional & Fancy Fabrics
This project teaches children about home furnishings and the significant designer William Morris. They learn techniques for decorating fabric, including block printing, hemming and embroidery and use them to design and make a fabric sample.
The children will perform with confidence, accuracy, fluency, control and expression to an audience.
Children will be able to select, use and combine a variety of software (including internet services) on a range of digital devices to design and create a form / content that accomplish given goals, including collecting, analysing, evaluating and presenting data and information based on the children’s favourite music genre.
Children are going to use digital software in order to record themselves re-telling our T4W text. They will then evaluate their peers digital content.
Core - Cognitive
This unit focuses on the children’s ability to dynamically balance on a line. We will also be working on their ball skills by getting them to roll and control a given ball to a partner.
Dance - U1
The children will be able to select and link movements together to fit a theme. They will also be able to recognise similarities and differences in movements as well as expression.
Core - Gym
This unit focuses on the children’s coordination to send and receive a ball by bouncing to and from a partner. We will also be focusing on their ability to counter balance with the support of a partner.
Electrical Circuits & Conductors
This project teaches children about electrical appliances and safety. They construct simple series circuits and name their parts and functions, including switches, wires and cells. They investigate electrical conductors and insulators and identify common features of conductors. It also teaches children about programmable devices. They combine their learning to design and make a nightlight.
This project teaches children about the history of three of the world’s first ancient civilisations: ancient Sumer, ancient Egypt and the Indus Valley civilisation. Children will learn about the rise, life, achievements and eventual end of each civilisation.
Statues, Statuettes & Figurines
This project teaches children about the 3-D representation of the human form, including statues, statuettes and figurines. They study examples from ancient civilisations, and use their clay skills to create a Sumer-style figurine.
This project teaches children about the features of Islamic art. They make geometric patterns and motifs on paper, with fabric and in clay. They use their learning to create a high relief clay tile, decorated with geometric patterns.
This project teaches children about simple machines, including wheels, axles, inclined planes, pulleys and levers, exploring how they helped ancient builders to lift and move heavy loads.
Composition and Notation
Children are to compose their own type of music. They are to experiment with, create, select and combine sounds using the inter-related dimensions of music.
Music Appreciation and Listening
To listen to different genres and discuss their personal music choice. The children are to listen with concentration and understanding to a range of high-quality live and recorded music.
AR & VR Museum
Children will be able to use sequence, selection, and repetition in a program to represent a History museum.
Children will be able to use a specific programming device to design, write and debug programs, including controlling or simulating physical systems; to solve problems by decomposing them into smaller parts and evaluating.
The children will conduct their own algorithm in order to programme a robot. They will be able to use logical reasoning to systematically detect and correct errors in a given programme.
Core - Creative
This unit focuses on the children’s reactions and responses when a ball is thrown or bounced towards them. We will also be working on our static balance focusing specifically on floor work.
Core - Physical
This unit focuses on the children’s ability to chase a ball effectively and maintain control. We will also be looking at our static balance by focusing on our stance - how we position our bodies.
Religious Education - Love To Celebrate!
We look at six celebrations from across the major religions of the world
Holy Week and Easter
P.S.H.E - Personal Social Health Education (Including Relationships & Sex Education)
We follow six key themes in P.S.H.E. that are taught at the same time across the school, below is the specific theme covered.
Being Me In My World
Being part of a class team
Being a school citizen
Rights, responsibilities and democracy (school council)
Rewards and consequences
Having a voice
What motivates behaviour