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Frenchwood Community Primary School

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Lower Key Stage 2 curriculum (Year 3 and 4)

 

Year 3

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

There's No Place Like Home

Healthy Humans

Rock and Roll!

The Iron Man

What the Romans Did For Us

How Does Your Garden Grow?

Lead Subjects

Geography

Science

Science

Design and Technology

History

Science

The region where I live (UK); OS mapwork plus fieldwork in the local area

Nutrition, diet and movement and the skeleton

Rocks and fossils

Mechanical systems - levers and linkages

Roman Britain

Plants - functions or parts and plant growth

History

Design and Technology

History

Science

Geography

Design and Technology

Local history

Food - simple dish - the eatwell plate

Ancient Britain - Stonehenge

Forces and magnets

A region in the UK - Lake District

Structures - shell/frame structures and strengthening

 

Art and Design

Geography

Music

Art and Design

 

 

3D clay or textile sculpture

Key aspects of volcanoes and earthquakes

Performing - practise, rehearse and present a  performance

Painting on plaster, mosaics and digital mosaics

 

 

Music

Art and Design

 

Physical Education

 

 

Creating - experiment with and create musical patterns for dance

Observational drawing of fossils developed into print

 

Games - performing in an athletic event (Gladiator games)

 

Additional Subjects

PSHE

Physical Education

Music

Art and Design

Music

Art and Design

 

Computing - Information Technology (IT), Computer Science (CS), Digital Literacy (DL)

IT - movies / multimedia

CS - programming / computational thinking

IT / DL - digital research

CS - programming / hardware

DL / CS - communication and collaboration / networking

IT - presenting information

Mathematics

Additional opportunities for contextual learning and using and applying mathematics linked to the themes.  Lancashire Mathematics Planning should be used for discrete mathematics lessons.

English

English

Folk Tales

Recount: biographies

Fables

Poems with a structure

Persuasion: letters

Story as a theme

Poems on a theme

Discussion

Novel as a theme

Recount: diaries

Playscripts

Non-chronological reports

Classic poetry

Mystery / Adventure / Fantasy stories

Explanations

Ongoing

Science

Physical Education

eSafety

English

Standalone unit on light - shadows and reflections

Pupils should continue to apply and develop a broader range of skills and use them in a range of activities. These must include modified team games, dance, gymnastic, athletic and outdoor and adventurous activities. Lancashire KS2 PE scheme would support children’s learning in PE.

Whenever children are engaged in electronic communication, establish and reinforce messages about using technology safely, respectfully and responsibly.

Spelling and handwriting should be taught discretely.  Refer to the key learning in writing document for progression guidance.

 

Year 4

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Sparks Might Fly!

The Great Plague

The Art of Food

Passport to Europe

Water, Water Everywhere

Hunted

Lead Subjects

Science

History

Science

Geography

Science

Science

Electricity - series circuits, switches, conductors, insulators

A theme in British history beyond 1066 - The Great Plague of 1665

Teeth and the digestive system

Contrasting region in a European country

States of matter

Habitats - grouping and classifying plants and animals

Design and Technology

Geography

Art and Design

Design and Technology

Geography

Design and Technology

ICT and electrical systems - control and electrical components

Rubbish and recycling - environmental study

Drawing and painting of still life into 3D sculpture

Textiles - seams, stiffening and strengthening, materials and fastenings

Key aspects of rivers

Food - simple savoury food and cooking techniques

Music

Art and Design

 

Music

History

 

Creating - explore, choose, combine and organise musical ideas using an electronic sound source

Drawing developed into printmaking, rotating and translating images

 

Listening to music from different cultures; experience how music is produced in different ways

Ancient Egypt (including the River Nile)

 

 

 

 

 

Art and Design

 

 

 

 

 

Abstract painting; relief paintings, large and small scale with texture

 

Additional Subjects

PSHE

 

 

Art and Design

Music

Art and Design

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Computing - Information Technology (IT), Computer Science (CS), Digital Literacy (DL)

CS - programming / hardware

IT - data handling

IT- graphics and images / modelling and simulation

IT - sound / multimedia

IT / DL - digital research

CS - computational thinking

Mathematics

Additional opportunities for contextual learning and using and applying mathematics linked to the themes.  Lancashire Mathematics Planning should be used for discrete mathematics lessons.

English

English

Stories with fantasy settings

Explanations

Film and playscripts

Fairy tales

Classic poetry

Recount: newspapers

Stories with issues and dilemmas

Persuasion

Novel as a theme

Non-chronological reports

Stories with a theme

Poems with a structure Information booklets

Folk tales

Debate

Poems on a theme (optional)

Ongoing

Science

Physical Education

eSafety

English

Standalone unit on sound

Pupils should continue to apply and develop a broader range of skills and use them in a range of activities. These must include modified team games, dance, gymnastic, athletic and outdoor and adventurous activities. Lancashire KS2 PE scheme would support children’s learning in PE.

Whenever children are engaged in electronic communication, establish and reinforce messages about using technology safely, respectfully and responsibly.

Spelling and handwriting should be taught discretely.  Refer to the key learning in writing document for progression guidance.

 

Year 5

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

A Kingdom United

Food, Glorious Food!

Earthlings

Inventors and Inventions

Amazon Adventure

Faster, Higher, Stronger

Lead Subjects

Geography

Geography

Science

History

Geography

History

UK cities, counties and key features - research

World food - where does food come from?

Earth and space

Early Islamic civilization - Baghdad c AD900

Contrasting region - Amazon Basin, rainforest, biomes

Ancient Greece (including sport)

Music

Design and Technology

Music

Design and Technology

Science

Science

Listening to and performing a range of music from around the UK including anthems

Food - food from another culture, variety of cooking techniques

Listening to high quality recorded music and how musical elements can be used to create effects, i.e. film music

Mechanical systems - cams, pulleys and gears

Life cycle changes in animals and plants; naturalists (e.g. David Attenborough)

Animals including humans - growth and development of humans PLUS exercise and the circulatory system

History

Science

Art and Design

Science

Design and Technology

Art and Design

Britain’s settlement by Anglo-Saxons and Scots (including place names)

Materials - reversible and irreversible changes

Drawing and painting developed into abstract textured paintings

Forces and falling objects

3D Textiles - using gussets, using patterns, joining with seam allowance, combining fabrics

Figure drawing developed into 3D sculpture

Physical Education

 

 

 

Art and Design

Music

Dance - perform a traditional dance from the UK or beyond

 

 

 

Painting developed into printmaking/collage and digital art

Creating - improvise, develop and perform rhythmic compositions using graphic notation

Additional Subjects

PSHE

Art and Design

 

Music

Music

Physical Education

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Computing - Information Technology (IT), Computer Science (CS), Digital Literacy (DL)

IT - data handling

DL / CS - collaboration / networking

IT - modelling

CS - programming / computational thinking

IT - multimedia

CS - programming

Mathematics

Additional opportunities for contextual learning and using and applying mathematics linked to the themes.  Lancashire Mathematics Planning should be used for discrete mathematics lessons.

English

English

Legends

Persuasion

Stories with historical settings

Film and play scripts

Classic narrative poetry

Science fiction stories

Information booklets

Poems with a structure

Novel as a theme

Magazine: information text hybrid

Stories from other cultures

Debate

Myths

Reports

Poems with figurative language

Ongoing

Science

Physical Education

eSafety

English

Standalone unit on material properties - comparative / fair tests of everyday materials.  This could be a theme for a science week over four or five afternoons.

Pupils should continue to apply and develop a broader range of skills and use them in a range of activities. These must include modified team games, dance, gymnastic, athletic and outdoor and adventurous activities. Lancashire KS2 PE scheme would support children’s learning in PE.

Whenever children are engaged in electronic communication, establish and reinforce messages about using technology safely, respectfully and responsibly.

Spelling and handwriting should be taught discretely.  Refer to the key learning in writing document for progression guidance.

Year 6

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Survival!

Britten's Got Talent?

Heroes and Villains

Super Sleuth

Oh! I Do Like To Be Beside The Seaside

Lead Subjects

Science

Music

Science

Science

Design and Technology

Evolution and inheritance - adaptation, survival of the fittest, reproduction and passing on traits

Understanding of the history of music, including Britten; performing - A New Year Carol by Britten

Famous scientists and their contributions to the world

Classification including subdivisions for vertebrates and invertebrates

Combining learning from across design and technology skills bases - structures, mechanical systems, electrical systems, ICT programming and control

Physical Education

Physical Education

Design and Technology

History

History

Evolution of dance - create and perform dance pieces from a range of dance crazes

Dance - create and perform a collaborative or individual dance piece

Food - chefs, food heroes, designing a healthy menu/eatwell plate

Viking and Anglo-Saxon struggle for the Kingdom of England

Aspect of British history beyond 1066 - leisure and entertainment

Art and Design

Science

 

 

Art and Design

Drawing and painting developed into digital art; developing sketchbook ideas

Light - exploring the way light behaves including light sources, reflection, shadows

 

 

Drawing and painting developed into collage / batik / felt making

Geography

Art and Design

 

 

Music

World’s countries and key features - research

Painting inspired by music

 

 

Creating - explore, choose and organise musical structures, e.g. composing a rap

 

 

 

 

Geography

 

 

 

 

Human geography, land use, economic activity, OS mapwork

 

 

 

 

Science

 

 

 

 

Electricity

Additional Subjects

PSHE

 

Art and Design

Music

 

 

 

Music

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Computing - Information Technology (IT), Computer Science (CS), Digital Literacy (DL)

IT / DL - digital research

IT - multimedia

CS - computational thinking

IT / CS / DL - digital research, communication and collaboration / networking

CS - programming / computational thinking / hardware

Mathematics

Additional opportunities for contextual learning and using and applying mathematics linked to the themes.  Lancashire Mathematics Planning should be used for discrete mathematics lessons.

English

English

Novel as a theme

Biography

Classic fiction

Poetry – Songs and Lyrics

Persuasion: A Formal Review

Older literature

Information text hybrid

Poems with imagery

Detective / crime fiction

Explanations

Short stories with flashbacks

Discussion and debate

Classic narrative poetry

Novel as a theme

Recount: autobiography

Poems on a theme

Ongoing

Physical Education

eSafety

English

Pupils should continue to apply and develop a broader range of skills and use them in a range of activities. These must include modified team games, dance, gymnastic, athletic and outdoor and adventurous activities. Lancashire KS2 PE scheme would support children’s learning in PE.

Whenever children are engaged in electronic communication, establish and reinforce messages about using technology safely, respectfully and responsibly.

Spelling and handwriting should be taught discretely.  Refer to the key learning in writing document for progression guidance.

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