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Our Curriculum

 

School has adopted a creative curriculum and we firmly believe that children learn best when their learning is 'joined up' and links are made across the curriculum. This means that subjects are taught, as far as possible, using a thematic approach.

 

We have recently introduced Cornerstones curriculum and produced long term plans that we believe will excite and motivate our children. The current plans for both the Juniors and the Infants can be viewed at the bottom of this page.

 

Each new topic is introduced in a way that will engage the children before beginning to develop the skills and knowledge they will need. After this, the children will have an opportunity to innovate, leading their own learning before, finally, expressing to others what they have learnt through their topic. More information on the Cornerstones Curriculum can be found here https://cornerstoneseducation.co.uk/

 

There is also a daily Literacy and Numeracy lesson. In addition children are taught subjects blocked in the following way:

  • Knowledge and Understanding of the World (History, Geography, Science)
  • Well Being (PE, RE, Personal, Social and Health Education)
  • Creativity (Art, Design Technology, Music, Dance)

 

ICT is taught discretely and is an important part of all of our lessons.

Whilst RE is not part of the National Curriculum, there is a statutory requirement, under the 1988 Education Reform Act, that it should form part of the school’s curriculum. School uses the Derbyshire Agreed Syllabus and the Derby Diocesan Document. Parents have a right to withdraw their child from these lessons if they wish. Please feel free to discuss this with the Headteacher.

 

Please refer to our Curriculum and Teaching and Learning policies to find out more about our curriculum. Choose the Resources tab and follow the policies link.

 

Juniors Long Term Plan

 

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Year 1

2014/2015

Gods and Mortals

(Y3)

(History)

 

Fallen Fields (Cross key stage)

(English)

Hola Mexico

(Y6)

(Music)

ID

(Y6)

(Science)

Road Trip USA 

(Y4)

(Geography)

Blood Heart

(Y6)

(Science)

Year 2

2015/2016

Pharaohs

(Y5)

(History)

 

 

 

Tomorrow’s World

(Y6)

(Computing)

Potions

(Y4)

(Science)

Blue Abyss

(Y4)

(Art and Design)

Tribal Tales

(Y3)

(History)

Allotment

(Y5)

(Geography)

Year 3

2016/2017

Misty Mountain Sierra

(Y4)

(Geography)

Scrumdiddly-umptious!

(Y3)

(Design Technology)

 

Burps, Bottoms and Bile

(Y4)

(Science)

1066

(Y4)

(History)

Gallery Rebels

(Y6)

(Art and Design)

A Child’s War

(Y6)

(History)

Year 4

2017/2018

Stargazers

(Y5)

(Science)

 

 

 

Time Traveller

(Y5)

(Art and Design)

Off With Her Head!

(Y5)

(History)

Flow

(Y3)

(Geography)

Alchemy Island

(Y5)

(Music)

Predator

(Y3)

(Science)

 

Infants Long Term Plan

 

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Year 1

2017/2018

Bounce (KS1)

(PE/Science)

 

 

 

Beat, Band, Boogie (KS1)

(Music/English)

Did Dragons Exist? (EYFS)

Towers, Tunnels and Turrets (KS1)

(History)

The Enchanted Woodland (KS1)

(Geography)

Why do you love me so much? (EYFS)

Memory Box (KS1)

(Science)

 

Moon Zoom (KS1)

(DT/Science)

Year 2

2018/2019

Land Ahoy (KS1)

(Geography)

 

 

 

 

How do Buildings Stay Up? (EYFS)

Bright Lights, Big City (KS1)

(Geography)

Where does Snow Go?/How many colours in a Rainbow? (EYFS)

Splendid Skies (KS1)

(Science)

Muck, Mess and Mixtures

(KS1)

(Art and Design)

Why do Spiders Eat Flies? (EYFS)

Wiggle and Crawl (KS1)

(Science)

 

Rio de Vida

(KS1)

(Geography)

Year 3

2019/2020

Which was the Biggest Dinosaur (EYFS)

Dinosaur Planet (KS1)

(History)

Am I the Fastest? (EYFS)

Superheroes (KS1)

(PE)

Can I have a Dog? (EYFS)

Paws, Claws and Whiskers (KS1)

(Art)

Can we Explore it? (EYFS)

Street Detective (KS1)

(Geography)

Scented Garden

(KS1)

(Science)

Beach Comber

(KS1)

(Science)

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