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Our curriculum is rich and engaging and offers children opportunity to fully develop their potential to learn new knowledge and skills. Our talented and dedicated members of staff provide a learning environment that seeks to engage and challenge our children, not only to achieve their potential, but to develop a thirst for learning which allows them to flourish and become inspired to be the best they can possibly be. Our intent is to help our children grow into adaptable, confident young people who are resilient independent learners with enquiring minds and a ‘can do’ attitude.

 

BUILDING LEARNING POWER

We place learning at the heart of all that we do. We are keen to develop independent, reflective learners with the ability to assess their own learning potential and increase their capacity to learn as they develop in age and maturity. We want to equip children with the skills, techniques and vocabulary to talk about their learning more effectively. Building Learning Power is the mechanism through which we are enabling this.

 

WHAT IS BUILDING LEARNING POWER?

Life-long learning is an essential part of human development. We can continually develop our capacity to learn in new and challenging circumstances throughout our life.

Professor Guy Claxton suggests that there are four key learning dispositions and it is these four that underpin the Building Learning Power initiative:

  • Resilience
  • Reflectiveness
  • Resourcefulness
  • Reciprocity/social relationships

 

Early Years Foundation Stage Learning

Our youngest children enjoy a learning culture that encourages curiosity and questioning of the world around them through a learning environment that fosters motivation, independence, collaboration and self-esteem. They are offered a variety of learning opportunities and experiences, carried out through explorative and investigative play across these seven key areas:

3 Prime Areas: Communication and Language, Physical Development, Personal, Social and Emotional Development

4 Specific Areas: Literacy, Mathematics, Understanding the World, Expressive Arts and Design

KS1 English and Maths

English lessons are made up of: Phonics, Reading, Writing, Spelling and Grammar.

Phonics Children are taught phonics systematically through the Letters and Sounds programme in small groups using a variety of multi-sensory strategies.

Reading Children are taught to apply their growing phonic knowledge alongside a developing high frequency word sight memory. Through regular 1:1 reading sessions using our coloured book banded scheme, we provide clear progression of reading skills. In addition, we use PM Benchmarking to track and assess reading progress. Your child will also carry out Guided Reading sessions with their teacher in a small group.

Writing Children will learn to match the appropriate sound to each letter of the alphabet. They will practise the correct way to form upper and lowercase letters and when ready, they will begin joining letters in a cursive script. Gradually children will be introduced to the elements of punctuation such as full stops, capital letters and question marks. By the end of KS1 they will be planning their own story ideas and writing longer and more engaging pieces with a beginning, middle and end using correct punctuation and grammar.

Maths Children are taught maths in a very practical, hands-on way. Working individually, as a class and in groups, they will investigate, count, play number games and use everyday objects to help them solve problems and do simple calculations. As they start to become more familiar with the language used in maths, they will be encouraged to talk about their methods for solving problems and presenting their results. Children will learn about the maths concepts of: Number, Place Values, Calculating, Measuring and Geometry.

 

KS2 English and Maths

Reading As part of the reading journey across KS2, the children move from decoding words to interpretation of texts so that by the end of Year 6, most children are confident, fluent readers who can successfully employ deduction and inference skills to unpick more challenging texts with confidence and precision.

Writing Writing also takes on a journey of progression across KS2: handwriting becomes clearer and neater, spelling develops accuracy and punctuation is used correctly to create effect. Children write longer and better-crafted pieces, using characters, dialogue and highly imaginative vocabulary to spark interest and engagement for the reader.

Maths By the end of KS2 most children will have developed sound arithmetic and reasoning ability. They will be given regular opportunity to reason, wonder about and investigate, and to apply these skills and knowledge to solve multi-stepped 'real life' problems. Children will learn about the maths concepts of: Number and place value, Calculations, Fractions, Decimals and Percentages, Ratio and Proportion, Algebra, Measurement, Geometry and Statistics.

 

Further guidance on the National Curriculum for all primary subjects can be found here:
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/national-curriculum-in-england-primary-curriculum

 

 

                             In addition, children learn about Science, RE, Computing, Art, History, Geography,

                                            Design & Technology, Citizenship, French, Music and PE

 

                                                           Whole School Curriculum overview

Stowting CEP School Curriculum 2018/2019

Autumn Term 1

Autumn Term

2

Spring Term

1

Spring Term

2

Summer Term

1

Summer Term

2

                                                                         Years 1 & 2

English:
Stories with familiar settings – Traditional tale based

 

Poetry: Using the senses

English:
Stories from Other Cultures

Letter Writing

English:

Non-fiction: Commands

 

Poetry: Song and Repetitive Poems

English:
Non-fiction: Non-chronological Reports

 

Different Stories, Same author

English:
Different Stories, Same author

 

SPaG Revision

English:
Extended stories /significant authors

(Fantasy based & superheroes)

 

Poetry: Nature Poems

Mathematics:
Sequencing

and place value

Addition and subtraction     

Money

Time   

Length (measures)

Symmetry

Addition and subtraction

Mathematics:

Multiplication Fractions

Doubles and halves

Time

2D shape

Data

Number facts

Addition and subtraction

 

Mathematics:

Problem solving

and application

Addition

and subtraction

Counting and money

Weight,

Time

Position and direction

Multiplication

and division

Mathematics:
Place value

and fractions

Money

Addition

and subtraction

Measures

Data   

(Yr1) Addition

and subtraction

(Yr 2) Multiplication

and division    

Mathematics:
Number and fractions

Addition and subtraction

3D shape

Time

 

Mathematics:
Multiplication

and division    

Money

Time

Data

Money

Addition and subtraction     

3D shape

Fractions

Multiplication

Science:
Animals and Habitats

 

How do different animals get air, food and water?

 

Rub-a-dub-dub – why do we tub?

Science:
Seasonal Changes

(Part 1)

 

Ch-ch-changes – in weather!

 

Brr! It’s cold in here!

Science:
Everyday Materials (Changes)

 

Let’s build!

 

Testing 1-2-3!

Science:
Seasonal Changes

(Part 2)

 

Feeling hot, hot,  hot!

 

Spring is nature’s way of saying ‘Let’s Party!’- Robin Williams

Science:
Plants (2)

 

From Seed to Seed

 

Why are bees vital to plants?

Science:
Investigation Unit

History & Geography:
Passport to the World (Africa/ Asia/ Australia/ America)

 

Who are the Masai Warriors?

 

The Big Five!

History & Geography:
Travel and Transport (land, sea and air)

 

How has transport changed throughout history?

 

Granny’s First Flight

 

The Great Cutty Sark

History & Geography:
Journeys – Space

 

Space: The Final Frontier

 

Back with a Bump!

 

 

History & Geography:
Weather and Changes
Weather Experts

 

Red skies at night, shepherds delight. Red sky in the morning, shepherds take warning.

 

The Four Seasons

 

I’m a Meteorologist!

History & Geography:

Best of British (Seaside holidays, Great Fire of London, All About Me, The Royal Family)

 

What did Samuel Pepys do for us?

 

Who will be our next King or Queen?

 

Sunshine, Sand & Sea

Include links for Art, DT, and any other curriculum areas when possible

PE:
Ball Skills

PE:
Tag Rugby

PE:

Gymnastics

PE:

Hockey/Lacrosse

PE:

Athletics

PE:
Rounders/Cricket

RE:
Creation

What do Christians believe that God is like?

RE:

Incarnation

Why does Christmas matter to Christians?

RE:
Gospel

What is the good news that Jesus brings?

RE:
Salvation

Why does Easter matter to Christians?

RE:

Islam
Who is a Muslim and what do they believe?

 

ICT:
Information Around Us

ICT:

Labelling

ICT:

Understanding Instructions

ICT:

Routes

ICT:
Creating Pictures

ICT:
Changing Text

                                                               Years 3 & 4

English:
Stig of the Dump

 

English:
Stone Age Boy

English:
The Magician’s Nephew

English:
Thieves of Ostia

 

English:
Escape from Pompeii

English:
Kensuke’s Kingdom

Mathematics:
Place Value
Addition and Subtraction

Time (Y3)

Angles (Y4)
 

Mathematics:
Multiplication and Division

Length (Y3)
Fractions (Y4)

Area and Perimeter (Y4) Addition and Subtraction

Mathematics:
Fractions
Time
Multiplication and Division (Y4)

Mathematics:
Multiplication and Division (Y3)
Time (Y3)

Addition and Subtraction (Y3)
Decimals (Y4)
Money (Y4)

Mathematics:
Fractions (Y3)
Volume and Capacity (Y3)

Statistics

Shape and Symmetry (Y4)
Position and Direction (Y4)

Mathematics:
Shape (Y3)
Length, Weight, Volume and Time (Y3)

Four Operations

Addition and Subtraction (Y4)
Statistics (Y4)

Area, Perimeter and Length (Y4)

Science:
Forces and Magnets

 

Magnets – how attractive!

Science:
Light

 

Travelling as fast as the speed of light!

 

What is darkness?

 

Here’s Looking at You – Parts of the Eye

Science:
Rocks and Fossils

 

Rock on!

 

My teachers are so old, they’re fossils!

Science:
Plants

 

What is the buzz about bees?

 

Fantastic Flowers

Science:
Animals, including Humans

Spooky Skeletons

 

Mighty Muscles

 

It’s the Cycle of Life

History & Geography:
Stone Age & Iron Age

 

When and Why was Stonehenge created?

 

Why do we call these time periods the Stone Age and Iron Age?

History & Geography:
Fieldwork – Human and Physical features of the area

 

Local history study of Stowting and surrounding area

 

Why is Stowting called a hamlet?

 

Stone Street is a Roman Road!

 

What does Stowting mean?

History & Geography:
The Romans

 

Was Rome founded by brothers who were raised by wolves?

 

Rome wasn’t built in a day!

 

Where’s the Spaghetti?

History & Geography:
Key Explorers from History

 

Sir Francis Drake - privateer?

 

Did Queen Elizabeth I send people on secret missions?

 

Who provided us with the most important written account of what life was like outside of Europe 800 years ago?

Art & DT:
Cave Paintings

 

Stone Age Flint
 

Jewellery
 

Model of an early settlement

 

Art & DT:

Gallery of our own images of Stowting to display in church

Art & DT:

Design and create a Roman mosaic

 

Design and create a poster to advertise a new museum attraction.
 

Design and make a Roman feast

Art & DT:
Design and use modelling techniques to create an Arctic habitat in a shoebox

Art & DT:
Japanese Ink Drawing

 

Watercolour painting in style of Hokusai

 

Design and make a healthy survival snack.

 

Design and make an outfit to keep a teddy bear warm in the Arctic.

 

Design and make a shelter in the school grounds.

PE:
Handball

PE:
Tag Rugby

PE:

Gymnastics

PE:

Hockey/Lacrosse

PE:

Athletics

PE:
Rounders/Cricket

RE:

Creation

What do Christians learn from the Creation story?

RE:

Sikhism

What is important to Sikh people?

 

Christmas

RE:
Incarnation
What is the Trinity?

RE:
Salvation
Why do Christians call the day Jesus died ‘Good Friday’?

RE:
Kingdom of God

When Jesus left, what what the impact of Pentecost?

RE:
Sikhism

How do Sikh people worship and celebrate?

ICT:
Computing - Drawing and Desktop Publishing

ICT:

Computing - Internet Research and Communication

ICT:

Computing -Presentation

ICT:

Computing - Word Processing

ICT:
Programming – Turtle Logo and Scratch

ICT:

Computing  - Using and applying skills

                                                               Years 5 & 6

English:
Holes

 

Poem: I’m full of Promise

 

Harvest

English:
Holes

English:
Journey to the River Sea

English:
Floodland

English:
The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas

English:
A Series of Unfortunate Events

Mathematics:

Place Value

Number: Addition and Subtraction (Additive Reasoning)

Number: Multiplication and Division (Multiplicative Reasoning)

 

Mathematics:

Number: Fractions

Geometry: Shape

Statistics

Geometry: Position and Direction

 

 

Mathematics:

Number Decimals

Number: Percentages

Measurement

Mathematics:

Number: Algebra

Number: Ratio

Measurement

Mathematics:

Geometry

Gap Analysis and SATS Preparation

 

 

Mathematics:

Post SATS Project Work: Spirals, The Golden Number and Code Breaker Challenge

Science:

Earth and Space

 

Look up at the Stars, not down at your feet

Science:

Properties and changes of Materials


Disappearing or dissolving?

Science:

Forces

 

May the Force(s) be with you! 

Science:

Human Life Cycle/Growing up

Science:

Evolution and Inheritance

 

Theory of Evolution

 

‘The love of all living creatures is the most noble attribute of man’ – Charles Darwin

Science:

All Living Things

 

Making New Plants


Mammals

Metamorphosis

History & Geography:

The Mayan Civilization

 

Did Mayans really predict the end of the world?

 

Were their pyramids alive?

 

Why such large hats?

 

History & Geography:

Geography: Human and Physical study North and South America

 

How big is the United States of America?

 

What is ‘New-England’?

 

The Many Climates of North America

History & Geography:

Victorians

 

‘I will be good.’

 

Why was Queen Victoria so popular?

 

The Jewel in the Crown

History & Geography:

Geography: The Arctic

 

What is the Arctic Circle?


Do they really have days with no sun? Why?

History & Geography:

History: World War II

 

Did WW1 start WW2?

 

Loose Lips might Sink Ships

 

Princess Elizabeth – a mechanic?

History & Geography:

Contrasting Locations

 

Did building a wall work?

 

 

Art & DT:

Art work linked to Maya Civilization

 

 

 

 

 

Art & DT:

Mountainscapes, volcanoes, water cycle (linked to Geography)

 

Art & DT:

Photography and collage display

Art & DT:

Monet and the Impressionists

 

Food preparation – healthy eating

Art & DT:

Artwork linked to topic (WWII):

- Collage/Pastel

(Guernica)

- Blitz Skyline

- Charcoal drawing of gas chambers

 

Food Preparation  - WWII recipe

 

Balsa wood Spitfire Dioramas.

Art & DT:

Andy Goldsworthy and Spirals

Bee/Bug Hotel

Bird/bat houses

PE:
Handball

PE:
Tag Rugby

PE:

Gymnastics

PE:

Hockey/Lacrosse

PE:

Athletics

PE:
Rounders/Cricket

RE:
God
What does it mean if God is loving and holy?

RE:
Incarnation
Was Jesus the Messiah?

RE:
People of God
How can following God bring freedom and justice?

RE:
Salvation
What did Jesus do to save human beings?

RE:
Judaism
What does it mean to be Jewish in Britain today?

RE:
Is it better to express your beliefs in arts and architecture or in charity and generosity?

ICT:
Program Theory – Flowcharts

Hyperlinks

ICT:

Computing – Controlling Devices FloWol

ICT:

Computing – Internet Research

ICT:

Computing – Radio Station

ICT:
Computing – Scratch Development

ICT:
Computing – Using and applying

 

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