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
Forces & Mechanisms
This project teaches children about the forces of gravity, air resistance, water resistance and friction, with children exploring their effects. They learn about mechanisms, their uses and how they allow a smaller effort to have a greater effect.
Earth & Space
This project teaches children about our Solar System and its spherical bodies. They describe the movements of Earth and other planets relative to the Sun, the Moon relative to Earth and the Earth's rotation to explain day and night.
This project teaches children about the history of ancient China, focusing primarily on the Shang Dynasty, and explores the lasting legacy of the first five Chinese dynasties, some of which can still be seen in the world today.
Investigating Our World
This essential skills and knowledge project teaches children about locating map features using a range of methods. They learn about the Prime Meridian, Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), and worldwide time zones and study interconnected climate zones, vegetation belts and biomes. Children learn about human geography and capital cities worldwide before looking at the UK motorway network and settlements. They carry out an enquiry to identify local settlement types.
Tints, Tones & Shades
This project teaches children about colour theory by studying the colour wheel and exploring mixing tints, shades and tones. They learn about significant landscape artworks and features of landscapes before using this knowledge to create landscape paintings.
This project teaches children about the significance and art of the taotie motif, including ancient and contemporary casting methods.
This project teaches children about pneumatic systems. They experiment with pneumatics before designing, making and evaluating a pneumatic machine that performs a useful function.
Pulse & Rhythm
In this unit, children will learn about the pentatonic scale and how this was used during ancient civilisations to create music. The children will compose their own pieces, using the glockenspiel, considering rhythm.
Composition and Notation
This unit will teach children how to create their own videos using green screen. They will learn how to do this through using an app called ‘Doink’. The children will learn to crop, resize, split screens, change backgrounds and add text as well as evaluate and improve their creations.
In this project, children will learn how to create simple algorithms, using a programme called ‘scratch’ to create quizzes for their friends. Children will learn how to create commands and sequences of commands to enable their audiences to select an answer.
Core - Cognitive
In this unit, children are taught to develop their cognitive skills by making decisions when working in teams and independently. They will focus on developing stance and footwork and learn how this can help them to improve their performance.
Core - Creative
In this unit, children will learn how to be creative, changing tactics, rules and tasks to make activities more fun and challenging. They will focus on developing their seated balance and floor work.
Properties & Changes of Materials
This project teaches children about the wider properties of materials and their uses. They learn about mixtures and how they can be separated using sieving, filtration and evaporation. They study reversible and irreversible changes, and use common indicators to identify irreversible changes.
Dig for Victory
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Sow, Grow & Farm
This project teaches children about the features and characteristics of land use in agricultural regions across the world, including a detailed exploration of significant environmental areas.
Line, Light & Shadows
This project teaches children about the visual qualities of line, light and shadow. They explore the work of Pablo Picasso and Rembrandt and are introduced to a range of shading techniques. They take black and white photographs and use pencil, pen and ink wash to reimagine their photographs in a shaded drawing.
This project teaches children about the genre of land art. They work outdoors to sketch natural forms and explore the sculptural potential of natural materials before working collaboratively to create land art installations.
Eat The Seasons
This project teaches children about the meaning and benefits of seasonal eating, including food preparation and cooking techniques.
During this term, the children will study significant composers from the Baroque period, such as Vivaldi. The children will apply their listening and appreciation skills to compare the composers, as well as explore why they were significant in the composition of music during this time period.
Music appreciation and listening
In this unit, children will learn how to use the programme ‘scratch’ to create a platform game. Children will learn how to create conditional loops and repeated commands to create their games.
AR & VR
In this project, children will learn to use VR and AR to create an interactive display to showcase their learning. They will learn how scanning a picture can bring it to life on an ipod or smart device and how this can be used to advertise and showcase ideas to many people.
Children will learn how to use different formulae to total and record data. This will link to their Maths Statistics unit. Google sheets will be used for this unit.
Gym - U1
During this unit, children will learn how to use different apparatus and sequences, such as rhythmic and climbing sequences.
Dance - U1
Children will learn to develop their dance skills, such as performance, partner work, musicality and creating dances (choreography).
Human Reproduction & Ageing
This project teaches children about animal life cycles, including the human life cycle. They explore human growth and development to old age, including the changes experienced during puberty and human reproduction.
This project teaches children about developments and changes over six periods of ancient Greek history, focusing on the city state of Athens in the Classical age, and exploring the lasting legacy of ancient Greece.
This project teaches children about paper crafts, papermaking and collage techniques, including paper, fabric, mixed media and photo collage. They use their learning to create a final piece of small-scale, mixed media collage.
This project teaches children about the Expressionist art movement and the 'Father of Expressionism', Edvard Munch. They explore different ways to portray feelings and emotions in art to create an imaginative self-portrait.
This project teaches children about how architectural style and technology has developed over time and then use this knowledge to design a building with specific features.
Singing / Performance
In this unit, children will focus on their performance techniques and how they can project and change their voices when performing as a group. This will link with their performance in the end of year production.
In this unit, children will learn how to create longer videos made up of multiple animations of characters and edit them together to create character interviews which will link to their character development focus in writing.
In this unit, children will learn how computer networks like search engines link websites together based on key words and favourites. The children will design their own web page which will rank highly on a search engine based on key words. Children will learn how this can be positive when promoting an idea however content can be shared widely which can also be a risk.
Core - Physical
In this unit, children will learn to develop their physical skills, such as jumping and landing and balancing on one leg.
Core - Personal
In this unit, children will develop their personal skills, such as resilience and confidence. They will practise ball skills and responses and reactions.
Children will learn a variety of strokes to be able to swim 25m.
Religious Education - Love To Celebrate!
We look at six celebrations from across the major religions of the world
Guru Arjan Gurpurab
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.