Curriculum

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About Our Curriculum

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The National Curriculum is split into three key stages;

  • FOUNDATION STAGE – Reception year
  • KEY STAGE 1 – Years 1 and 2
  • KEY STAGE 2- Years 3 to 6

The school follows the National Curriculum core subjects in English, Maths, Science and the foundation subjects of Art, Geography, History, ICT, Music, P.E., and Design Technology. PSHE (Personal, Social and Health and Citizenship Education) is also included in the curriculum. In addition, R.E. is an important part of the curriculum and given appropriate emphasis for a church school. The Cambridgeshire agreed syllabus is followed.

We have developed a rolling programme of whole school topics to encourage cross-curricular learning whilst offering stimulating and child interest based themes. The topics for the current academic year are as follows:

 Autumn Term 2017

Spring Term 2018

 Summer Term 2018

 Space,To Infinity and Beyond

History of space exploration

KS1: Seasons and weather

Seasonal changes (Y1)

Light (Y1,Y3,Y5)

Sound (Y2,Y4)

Space (Y5)

Friction(Y2)

 Book week

Our World

KS1: Locality and British Woodland

KS2: Environment and Rainforests

        (Location: Latitude/longitude)

Plants (Y1,Y2,Y3)

Rocks (Y3)

Micro organisms (Y6)

 Evolution and Inheritance (Y6)

Trips/Visits: Contrasting school

                   Gransden Woods

      Eco Week

Feeling fit

KS2:Orienteering (OS maps)

Animals, including humans (Y1-6)

Human body (Y1,Y2,Y5,Y6)

Healthy diet (Y6, Y2)

States of matter and reversible and irreversible changes (Y4,Y5)

Trips/Visits: Life Education Centre

      Healthy week

 

Future Topics

 Autumn 2018

Spring Term 2019 

Summer Term 2019

Castles and Courts
Explorers and Inventors
 Mini Beasts and Mega Beasts

 Autumn 2019

Spring 2020

Summer 2020

 Food and Farming
The Magical Bookshop
Olympics 2020

 

Part of this cross-curricular approach includes the use of activity weeks. These include Book Week, Science Week, Healthy Week and Creative Week when the usual curriculum is suspended to allow particular focus on these areas.

Where possible, first hand experiences are arranged to stimulate enquiry and learning and visits and visitors are arranged to further enhance their experience and understanding.