This is what we teach our children!
Due to having mixed aged classes in our academies, we have a two year rolling curriculum programme. This ensures that the National Curriculum programmes of study are covered across KS1 and lower KS2. Staff, pupils and parents were part of building our curriculum as we are passionate about teaching to the needs of our children. On our curriculum building day, we chose ‘thematic questions’ which relate to the national curriculum strands. This determined what we taught and when across the two year cycle. Our aim is to promote the development of knowledge through a curriculum that is sequenced and builds progressively from EYFS to Year 4. This is then further enhanced through the teaching of transferable skills bespoke to the children in our academies.
The History and Geography thematic questions below provide the framework for what is being taught. Other subjects such as Science, PSHE, RE, Music and PE, link where possible. Reading and Writing is linked where relevant, for example; What on Earth? – KS2 will be learning about the Rainforests. In English, pupils will be writing a newspaper report about the effects of deforestation.
Click on the links below to view our knowledge mats.
2020 / 2021
Autumn 1 2020
- Knowledge mat - KS2 RE
- Knowledge mat - Who Am I and Where Do I Come From?
- Year 3 and 4 - Science - States and Matter
Summer 1 & 2 2020
What's at the bottom of the garden? (Local Area Study - Denstone) - Key Stage 1
What's at the bottom of the garden? (Rivers) - Key Stage 2
Spring 1 2020
What have we learned from the past? (Myths and Legends) - EYFS
What have we learned from the past? (Significant People) - Key Stage 1
What have we learned from the past (The Romans) - Key Stage 2
Spring 2 2020
Where in the World? (Africa) - EYFS
Where in the World? (Kenya) - Key Stage 1
Where in the World? (Volcanoes) - Key Stage 2
Autumn 1 2019
Why do we remember people? (Florence Nightingale and people who help us) - EYFS
Why do we remember people? Christopher Columbus and Ellen Macarthur - Key Stage 1
Why do we remember people? (Lord Shaftesbury and Doctor Barnardo) - Key Stage 2
Autumn 2 2019
Where on earth? Hot and Cold Places (Habitats, Weather and Clothes) - EYFS
Where on earth? Hot and Cold Places (Geographical Areas)- Key Stage1
Where on earth? South America and the Amazon Rainforest - Key Stage 2