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Curriculum

We are currently reviewing our curriculum.

Our Curriculum

 

At Peak Tor Federation we offer a broad and balanced curriculum with strong cross curricular links. Our curriculum builds on the knowledge, understanding and skills of our pupils as they move through the school and at least fulfils the statutory requirements of the 2014 National Curriculum.

 

Our curriculum is carefully designed to meet the needs of all our pupils; their personal development is valued as highly as their academic progress. As a result our pupils are well equipped for the next stage in their education and make a positive contribution to our school, their local communities and the wider world.

 

We use Cornerstones curriculum as starting point and have 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 English and Maths 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.

 

Year 3 and 4 Long Term Plan

 

Autumn 1

Burps Bottoms and Bile (science)

 

 

Autumn2

Tribal Tales

(History)

 

 

Spring 1

Traders and Raiders

(History)

 

 

Spring 2

Road Trip USA

(History/Geography)

 

 

Summer 1

Fantastic Beasts
Blue Abys

(science)

 

Summer 2

Fantastic Beasts
Predators

 (science)


 

 

Autumn 1

Gods and Mortals

(History)

Autumn2

Flow

Misty Mountain Sierra

 (Geography)

 

 

 

Spring 1

I Am Warrior

Tremors (History/Geography)

 

 

Spring 2

Mighty Metals

(computing)

Summer 1

Elixir

(science)

 

 

Summer 2

Playlist

(Geography)

 

 

 

 

 

Year 5 and 6 Long Term Plan 

Autumn 1

Blood Heart (Y6)
(science)

 

 

Autumn2

Fire damps and davy lamps

(History)

 

 

Spring 1

Off with her head

(History)

 

 

 

Spring 2

Hola Mexico!

(History/Geography)

 

 

 

Summer 1

Darwin’s delight

(Science)

 

 

 

Summer 2

Darwin’s delight

(science)

 


 

 

Autumn 1

Pharaohs  (Y5)

(History)

Autumn2

Frozen Kingdom (Y6)

(Geography)

 

 

Spring 1

Peasants, Princes and Pestilence

(History)

 

 

Spring 2

Tomorrow’s World

(computing)

Summer 1

Alchemy Island

(science)

 

 

Summer 2

Stargazers

(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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