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Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum Map

In Pre-school and Reception we follow the English Early Years Foundation Stage (or EYFS) curriculum, this focuses on the distinct needs and interests of young children until the end of the Reception year. It is delivered through planned play activities and ensures that all children have the opportunity to reach their full potential and experience the best possible start to their education.

Each child will have a Learning Journey that follows them throughout the EYFS. This details what they are interested in, how they are learning and how we can develop this further. We use the information you give us as part of our overall knowledge of your child and to plan the finer details of our curriculum to meet their needs and follow their interests.

The Seven Areas of Learning

There are seven areas of learning and development that shape the curriculum:

  • Three prime areas: Communication and Language, Physical and Personal Development, Social and Emotional Development;
  • Four specific areas: Literacy, Mathematics, Understanding the World and Expressive Arts and Design.

Communication and Language

We give children opportunities to experience a rich language environment, to develop their confidence and skills in expressing themselves and to speak and listen in a range of situations. Children express themselves and communicate through daily routines, imaginative play, drama, dance and movement, and also through other creative activities such as art and music.

Physical and Personal Development

We work to develop skills of control, co-ordination, manipulation and movement. It helps children gain confidence in what they can do and enables them to feel the positive benefits of being healthy and active.

Social and Emotional Development

We provide experiences and support children to develop social skills, a positive sense of themselves, and how to manage their feelings. Through role play and stories we initiate discussion and opportunities for the children to understand their emotions and feelings.

Literacy

We encourage children to link sounds and letters and to begin to read and write. They have access to a wide range of reading materials (books, poems, and other written materials) to ignite their interest together with having the confidence, opportunity, encouragement, support and disposition to use them. We aim to foster a love of language and reading by sharing books and reading to the children as often as we can throughout the session or day. We have daily phonics sessions where we use a multi-sensory approach following the Letters and Sounds programme.

Mathematics

We provide opportunities to develop and improve skills in counting, understanding and using numbers, calculating simple addition and subtraction problems and to describe shapes, spaces, and measures. This understanding is developed through stories, songs, problem solving, games and imaginative play, so that children can enjoy using and experimenting with numbers.

Understanding of the World

This involves guiding children to make sense of their physical world and their community through opportunities to explore, observe and find out about people, places, technology and the environment. We use the tablets to build on skills started in class including exploring environments, mouse control skills and creating pictures on screen. We also use other forms of technology including Beebots, programmable toys and voice recording equipment.

Expressive Arts and Design

We enable children to explore and play with a wide range of media and materials, as well as providing opportunities and encouragement for sharing their thoughts, ideas and feelings through a variety of activities in art, music, movement, dance, role-play, and design and technology.

Year 1 Curriculum Map

Literacy

Autumn Term

  • Stories with repetitive patterns (3 weeks)
  • Instructions (3 weeks)
  • Recount of familiar events (3 weeks)
  • Poetry (3 weeks)

Spring Term

  • Traditional Tales (3 weeks)
  • Poetry (2 weeks)
  • Take 1 book (1 week)
  • Non-Fiction (3 weeks)
  • Stories by the same author (3 weeks)

Summer Term

  • Stories from other cultures (3 weeks)
  • Poetry (3 weeks)
  • Fantasy (3 weeks)
  • Non-chronological reports (3 weeks)

Numeracy

Autumn Term

  • Counting, partitioning and calculating
  • Securing number facts, understanding shape
  • Securing number facts, relationships and calculating
  • Processing presenting and interpreting data and measures
  • Calculating, measuring and understanding shape

Spring Term

  • Counting, partitioning and calculating
  • Securing number facts, understanding shape
  • Securing number facts, relationships and calculating
  • Processing presenting and interpreting data and measures
  • Calculating, measuring and understanding shape

Summer Term

  • Counting, partitioning and calculating
  • Securing number facts, understanding shape
  • Securing number facts, relationships and calculating
  • Processing presenting and interpreting data and measures
  • Calculating, measuring and understanding shape

Creative Curriculum

Autumn 1: We are what we eat

  • Drawing sketching fruits and vegetables
  • Making fruit salads/ smoothies
  • Healthy living and a balanced diet
  • Name and label the human body
  • Look at family tree, and how we have changed since birth

Autumn 2: Our World

  • Compare a UK country to a contrasting country
  • Experiment with colour and space by painting landscapes/nightscapes/sunset

Spring 1: The Magic Toymaker

  • Make a toy puppet
  • Look at toys and games from the past

Spring 2: People of the past

  • Researching a famous event and 2 famous people from different periods

Summer 1: Safari

  • Making maps of the school and local area, compare with geography of Kenya

Summer 2: Earth and Space

  • Neil Armstrong and the moon landing
  • Making a space buggy vehicle
  • Look at the earth and other planets in the solar system

Science

Autumn 1: Growing plants

  • Identify and name a variety of common wild and garden plants, including deciduous and evergreen trees

Autumn 2: Autumn and Winter

  • Observe changes across the 4 seasons
  • Observe and describe weather associated with the seasons and how day length varies

Spring 1: Investigating Materials

  • Distinguish between an object and the material from which it is made including wood, plastic, glass, metal, water, and rock
  • Describe the simple physical properties of a variety of everyday materials, for example hard or soft

Spring 2: Winter and Spring

  • Observe changes across the 4 seasons
  • Observe and describe weather associated with the seasons and how day length varies

Summer 1: Animals including humans

  • Identify and name a variety of common animals including fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals and name a variety of common animals that are carnivores, herbivores and omnivores

Summer 2: Spring and Summer

  • Observe changes across the 4 seasons
  • Observe and describe weather associated with the seasons and how day length varies

Qatar Studies

Autumn Term

  • Qatar History Unit 1- Calendar
  • The calendar: its features and uses
  • The Islamic calendar
  • The Gregorian calendar

Spring Term

  • Qatar History Unit 2- Identity
  • The concept of the homeland
  • The location of Qatar
  • The flag and the National Anthem of Qatar Identity
  • Qatar’s currency

Summer Term

  • Qatar History Unit 3- The ruling family of Qatar
  • The founder of Qatar
  • The Emir of Qatar

Arabic

Autumn 1: Information Texts

  • Families
  • Letters and Sounds: (D, TH, Ra,za)
  • Signal names

Autumn 2: Poetry Texts

  • The five senses
  • Letters and Sounds: (BA, TA, THA)

Spring 1: Instructive Texts

  • Letters and Sounds: (Kaf,Lam,Meem, Noon)

Spring 2: Narrative Texts

  • Letters and Sounds: (Jeem,Ha, Kha)

Summer 1: Information Texts

  • Letters and Sounds

Summer 2: Poetry Texts

  • Letters and Sounds

Spanish

Autumn 1:

  • Greetings
  • Spanish alphabet
  • Numbers (up to 15)
  • Days of the week

Autumn 2:

  • Colours
  • Likes and dislikes
  • Human body
  • Face descriptions
  • Countries and flags
  • Nationalities
  • Animals
  • Pets
  • EXTRA: Winter festivals

Spring 1:

  • Family
  • Carnival
  • EXTRA: Costume party

Spring 2:

  • House
  • Rooms
  • School and classrooms
  • What is in a school?
  • Market, shopping, healthy food
  • Calculations
  • EXTRA: Make your market

Summer 1:

  • Sports
  • Jobs
  • The city

Summer 2:

  • Final revision
  • Summer festivals
  • EXTRA: Make your city

Music

Autumn 1:

  • Box notation

Autumn 2:

  • Basic traditional notation

Spring 1:

  • Exploring long, short, high and low sounds

Spring 2:

  • Exploring instrument sounds and melody

Summer 1:

  • Listening/Emotions in music

Summer 2:

  • Rhythm

PE

Autumn Term

  • Skills & Basic movements – running, jumping, throwing, catching, balance, agility and co-ordination
  • Minor Games

Spring Term

  • Team Games & Tactics – Introduction to major games, rules & regulations, attacking & defending, team work values

Summer Term

  • Dance & Movement Patterns
  • Gymnastics

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Year 2 Curriculum Map

Literacy

Autumn Term

  • Narrative: Stories with familiar setting
  • Narrative: Stories as a theme (EWW)
  • Non fiction: Instructions
  • Non fiction: Explanations
  • Narrative: Traditional tales with a twist

Spring Term

  • Non fiction: Recount letters
  • Poetry: Calligrams (shape poems)
  • Narrative: Different stories / same author
  • Non fiction: Instructions (recap)

Summer Term

  • Non fiction: Non – chronological reports
  • Narrative: Animal adventure
  • Poetry: Calligrams (shape poems) (continued)
  • Non fiction: Persuasive advert / poster
  • Poetry: Familiar poems

Numeracy

Autumn Term

  • Counting, partitioning and calculating
  • Securing number facts, understanding shape
  • Processing presenting and interpreting data and measures
  • Calculating, measuring and understanding shape
  • Securing number facts, relationships and calculating

Spring Term

  • Counting, partitioning and calculating
  • Securing number facts, understanding shape
  • Processing presenting and interpreting data and measures
  • Calculating, measuring and understanding shape
  • Securing number facts, relationships and calculating

Summer Term

  • Counting, partitioning and calculating
  • Securing number facts, understanding shape
  • Processing presenting and interpreting data and measures
  • Calculating, measuring and understanding shape
  • Securing number facts, relationships and calculating

Creative Curriculum

Autumn 1: Zoom!

  • Transport past and present
  • Identifying the development of transport throughout history

Autumn 2: Wave Your Flag

  • Learning about the wider world and asking geographical questions

Spring 1: Ready, Steady, Go

  • Sportsmanship and teamwork

Spring 2: My World

  • Looking after our environment

Summer 1: The Land Before Time

  • Exploring dinosaurs and the environment they lived in

Summer 2: Being famous

  • Investigating the lives of significant individuals and their achievements

Science

Autumn 1: All living things

  • Exploring and comparing the differences between things that are living, dead, and things that have never been alive

Autumn 2: Animals including humans

  • Notice that animals, including humans, have offspring which grow into adults. Find out about and describe the basic needs of animals, including humans, for survival (water, food and air)
  • Describe the importance for humans of exercise, eating the right amounts of different types of food, and hygiene

Spring 1: Plants

  • Observing and describing how seeds and bulbs grow into mature plants
  • Finding out and describing how plants need water, light and a suitable temperature to grow and stay healthy

Spring 2: Habitats

  • Identifying that most living things live in habitats to which they are suited and describing how different habitats provide for the basic needs of different kinds of animals and plants, and how they depend on each other

Summer 1: Use of everyday materials

  • Identifying and comparing the suitability of a variety of everyday materials, including wood, metal, plastic, glass, brick, rock, paper and cardboard for particular uses

Summer 2: Use of everyday materials and their properties

  • Finding out how the shapes of solid objects made from some materials can be changed by squashing, bending, twisting and stretching

Qatar Studies

Autumn 1: Qatar History and Citizenship

  • Unit 2- Qatar the past and the present
  • Traffic safety

Autumn 2: Qatar History and Citizenship

  • The Gulf and Region
  • The Flag and National anthem

Spring 1: Qatar History and Citizenship

  • National Sports Week

Spring 2: Qatar History and Citizenship

  • Citizenship

Summer 1: Qatar History and Citizenship

  • The Emir and ruling family

Summer 2: Qatar History and Citizenship

  • Famous Qataris

Arabic

Autumn 1: Poetry

  • My family

Autumn 2: Narrative

  • Stories with familiar setting

Spring 1: Information Texts

  • El-sidr tree
  • Instructions: how to safely cross the road

Spring 2: Information Texts

  • The Sun

Summer 1: Poetry

  • Me and my friends

Summer 2: Non-fiction

  • Instructions

Spanish

Autumn 1:

  • Names and greetings
  • Numbers (up to 10)
  • Members of the family
  • Alphabet

Autumn 2:

  • Numbers (11-21)
  • Days of the week
  • Months of the year and seasons
  • Pencil case items
  • Verb "tener"
  • Colours
  • Winter celebration

Spring 1:

  • Saying age
  • Likes and dislikes

Spring 2:

  • Numbers (21-31)
  • Parts of the body
  • Clothes I wear
  • Physical description
  • Parts of the house
  • I can/I can’t

Summer 1:

  • Animals
  • Learning “Cuentos en español” (Spanish stories/tales)
  • Expressing preferences: quiero, no quiero, prefiero

Summer 2:

  • Fruits and vegetables
  • Summer festivals

Music

Autumn 1:

  • Exploring Duration

Autumn 2:

  • Exploring Rhythm and Pulse

Spring 1:

  • Exploring Pitch

Spring 2:

  • Exploring sounds and symbols

Summer 1:

  • Exploring Dynamics, Tempo and Timbre

Summer 2:

  • Rhythm

PE

Autumn Term

  • Skills & Basic movements – running, jumping, throwing, catching, balance, agility and co-ordination
  • Minor Games

Spring Term

  • Team Games & Tactics – Introduction to major games, rules & regulations, attacking & defending, team work values

Summer Term

  • Dance & Movement Patterns
  • Gymnastics

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Year 3 Curriculum Map

Literacy

Autumn 1:

  • Instructional texts (3)

Autumn 2:

  • Myths and Legends (4)
  • Poetry: Language play (1)

Spring 1:

  • Information texts (3)
  • Performance poetry (1)

Spring 2:

  • Dialogue and plays (3)
  • Authors and letters (3)

Summer 1:

  • Adventure and mystery stories (2)

Summer 2:

  • Shape poetry (1)
  • Information texts (2)

Numeracy

Autumn 1:

  • Place Value
  • Addition
  • Subtraction
  • Length
  • 2-D Shape
  • Symmetry

Autumn 2:

  • Tally charts
  • Pictograms/bar charts
  • Addition
  • Subtraction
  • Time
  • Numbers to 1,000
  • Fractions
  • Multiplication
  • Division

Spring 1:

  • Place Value
  • Addition
  • Subtraction
  • Money

Spring 2:

  • 3-D Shapes
  • Capacity
  • Time
  • Counting
  • Odd/Even
  • Addition/Subtraction
  • Fractions
  • Frequency tables
  • Bar charts

Summer 1:

  • Place Value
  • Addition
  • Subtraction
  • Weight
  • Angles
  • Position/Direction

Summer 2:

  • Multiplication
  • Division
  • Number patterns
  • Fractions
  • Time
  • Pictograms

Creative Curriculum

Autumn 1: Food Glorious Food

  • PSHE - Healthy Eating Nutrition
  • Geography - Where food comes from/Atlas work/Continents and oceans
  • Art - Giuseppe Arcimboldo
  • Trip - Fruit and Vegetable Market

Autumn 2: Monsters

  • "History - Monsters" stories from around the world
  • Geography – Northern/Southern hemispheres, tropics, climate zones, clothes worn, vegetation, food and the seasons of these countries
  • Art/D&T: sewing puppets/clay monster heads/monster balloons

Spring 1: Aiming High

  • History: history of flight
  • Wright brothers
  • Timeline
  • D&T: Make flying model
  • Trip: Airport

Spring 2: Wet Wet Wet

  • Geography: Rivers, water cycle, local history – where they found water in the desert
  • Desalination of water
  • Art: Sketching of dhow boats – pencil and charcoal
  • Sketching and watercolour of plants
  • Trip: MIA park/dhow boat

Summer 1: Invasion

  • History: The Romans
  • Geography: mapping Roman Empire
  • Time line
  • Boudica
  • Hadrian’s Wall
  • Art/D&T: make mosaics, make shield/helmets

Summer 2: Explorers

  • History: Christopher Columbus, Neil Armstrong
  • Map and timeline
  • Geography: grid references – 4 figure
  • Art: painting and blending

Science

Autumn 1: Animals including humans – nutrition

  • Identify that animals, including humans, need the right type and amount of nutrition, and that they cannot make their own food; they get nutrition from what they eat

Autumn 2: Light

  • Recognise that we need light to see things and that dark is the absence of light
  • Note that light is reflected from surfaces
  • Recognise that light from the sun can be dangerous and that there are ways to protect our eyes
  • Recognise that shadows are formed when light from a light source is blocked by a solid object
  • Find patterns in the way that the size of shadows changes

Spring 1: Forces and Magnets

  • Compare how things move on different surfaces
  • Observe how magnets attract and repel each other and attract some materials and not others
  • Compare and group together a variety of everyday materials
  • Describe magnets as having two poles

Spring 2: Plants

  • Identify and describe the different parts of flowering plants: roots, stem/trunk, leaves and flower
  • Explore the requirements of plants for life and growth (air, light, water, nutrients from soil and room to grow) and how they vary from plant to plant
  • Investigate the way in which water is transported within plants
  • Explore the part that flowers play within the life cycle of flowering plants, including pollination, seed formation and seed dispersal

Summer 1: Rocks

  • Compare and group together different types of rocks on the basis of their appearance and simple physical properties
  • Describe in simple terms how fossils are formed when things that lived are trapped within rocks
  • Recognise that soils are made from rocks and organic matter

Summer 2: Animals including humans-skeletons

  • Identify that humans and some other animals have skeletons and muscles for support, protection and movement

Qatar Studies

Autumn 1:

  • Archaeological monuments in Qatar

Autumn 2:

  • Archaeological monuments in Qatar

Spring 1:

  • Folk heritage in Qatar

Spring 2:

  • Folk heritage in Qatar

Summer 1:

  • Homeland and citizenship

Summer 2:

  • Homeland and citizenship

Arabic

Autumn 1: Biography texts

  • Grammar
  • Spelling

Autumn 2: Poetry texts

  • Grammar
  • Spelling

Spring 1: Narrative texts

  • Grammar
  • Spelling

Spring 2: Information Texts

  • Grammar
  • Spelling

Summer 1: Explaining texts

  • Grammar
  • Spelling

Summer 2: Instructive texts

  • Grammar
  • Spelling

Spanish

Autumn 1: Greetings

  • Introducing someone else
  • Transports
  • Verbs ‘ser’ and ‘llamarse’
  • The family
  • ‘Países Hispanos’

Autumn 2: Toys

  • Verb ‘tener’ and ‘ir’
  • Money: the Euro
  • Days, months and seasons
  • Pencilcase items
  • Toys
  • How much things cost

Spring 1: The article

  • Masculine, feminine, singular, plural
  • Giving instructions
  • Parts of the body
  • The personality

Spring 2: Expressing what I like

  • Asking others what they like
  • Verbs ‘gustar’, ‘correr’, ‘saltar’, ‘bailar’and ‘montar’
  • Food
  • Time

Summer 1: Countries of the world

  • Animals and their description
  • Wild animals, farm animals and pets
  • Verb ‘hacer’

Summer 2: The Weather

  • Asking about the weather
  • Clothes for each season
  • ¿Qué llevas puesto?

Music

Autumn 1:

  • Exploring Rhythm & Pitch

Autumn 2:

  • Exploring Rhythm & Pitch/Notation

Spring 1:

  • Exploring Arrangements

Spring 2:

  • Performing Together

Summer 1:

  • Improvisation & Composition

Summer 2:

  • Improvisation & Composition

PE

Autumn 1:

  • Health related fitness
  • Gym Principles

Autumn 2:

  • Invasion
  • Net/wall

Spring 1:

  • Invasion
  • Target

Spring 2:

  • Target
  • Strike/Field

Summer 1:

  • Net/wall
  • Strike/Field

Summer 2:

  • Invasion/multi sport
  • Health related fitness

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Year 4 Curriculum Map

Literacy

Autumn Term

  • Narrative: Stories with historical settings
  • Non fiction: Recounts, newspapers and magazines
  • Narrative: Stories set in imaginary worlds
  • Poetry: Creating images

Spring Term

  • Non fiction: Information texts
  • Narrative: Stories from other cultures
  • Non fiction: Explanation texts
  • Narrative: Stories which raise issues/ dilemmas
  • Non fiction: Persuasive texts

Summer Term

  • Non fiction: Persuasive texts continued
  • Narrative/Plays: Play scripts
  • Word/sentence work
  • Poetry: Exploring forms – Haiku, Epitaphs, Rhyming couplets

Numeracy

Autumn Term

  • Counting, partitioning and calculating
  • Securing number facts, understanding shape
  • Processing presenting and interpreting data and measures
  • Calculating, measuring and understanding shape
  • Securing number facts, relationships and calculating

Spring Term

  • Counting, partitioning and calculating
  • Securing number facts, understanding shape
  • Processing presenting and interpreting data and measures
  • Calculating, measuring and understanding shape
  • Securing number facts, relationships and calculating

Summer Term

  • Counting, partitioning and calculating
  • Securing number facts, understanding shape
  • Processing presenting and interpreting data and measures
  • Calculating, measuring and understanding shape
  • Securing number facts, relationships and calculating

Creative Curriculum

Autumn 1: Time Travellers

  • History:
  • Design and build a time machine
  • Evacuation of Children
  • The Blitz

Autumn 2: Desert Delights

  • Geography:
  • Deserts of the world (Hot and Frozen)
  • Animals and plants of the deserts
  • Desalination

Spring 1: Pirates

  • Geography /History:
  • History of pirates to modern day
  • Geographical locations of famous pirates

Spring 2: Vikings

  • History:
  • Who were the Vikings?
  • Where did they come from and travel to?
  • Daily life
  • Design and build a Viking village

Summer 1: Jewellery

  • Art/DT/History:
  • History of Jewelley
  • Design an African /Egyptian necklace
  • Design and produce a piece of jewellery

Summer 2: Beasts of the Sea

  • Geography:
  • Sea creatures
  • Myths
  • Poseidon
  • Drawing/clay models/biome

Science

Autumn 1: Animals including Humans

  • Describe the simple functions of the basic parts of the digestive system in humans
  • Identify the different types of teeth in humans and their simple functions
  • Construct and interpret a variety of food chains, identifying producers, predators and prey

Autumn 2: States of Matter

  • Compare and group materials together, according to whether they are solids, liquids or gases
  • Observe that some materials change state when they are heated or cooled, and measure or research the temperature at which this happens in degrees Celsius (°C)
  • Identify the part played by evaporation and condensation in the water cycle and associate the rate of evaporation with temperature

Spring 1: Sound

  • Identify how sounds are made, associating some of them with something vibrating
  • Recognise that vibrations from sounds travel through a medium to the ear
  • Find patterns between the pitch of a sound and features of the object that produced it
  • Find patterns between the volume of a sound and the strength of the vibrations that produced it
  • Recognise that sounds get fainter as the distance from the sound source increases

Spring 2: Electricity

  • Identify common appliances that run on electricity
  • Construct a simple series electrical circuit, identifying and naming its basic parts, including cells, wires, bulbs, switches and buzzers
  • Identify whether or not a lamp will light in a simple series circuit, based on whether or not the lamp is part of a complete loop with a battery

Summer 1: All Living Things

  • Explore and use classification keys to help group, identify and name a variety of living things in their local and wider environment
  • Construct and interpret a variety of food chains, identifying producers, predators and prey

Summer 2: Living Things and Their Habitats

  • Recognise that living things can be grouped in a variety of ways
  • Recognise that environments can change and that this can sometimes pose dangers to living things

Qatar Studies

Autumn 1:

  • Qatar History and Citizenship Level 4
  • Unit 1: Ancient History of Qatar

Autumn 2:

  • Qatar History and Citizenship Level 4
  • Unit 1: Ancient History of Qatar

Spring 1:

  • Qatar History and Citizenship Level 4
  • Unit 2: Modern History of Qatar

Spring 2:

  • Qatar History and Citizenship Level 4
  • Unit 2: Modern History of Qatar

Summer 1:

  • Qatar History and Citizenship Level 4
  • Unit 3: Qatar Citizenship

Summer 2:

  • Qatar History and Citizenship Level 4
  • Unit 3: Qatar Citizenship

Arabic

Autumn 1:

  • Narrative: Unit 1 Stories with familiar setting
  • Poetry: Unit 2

Autumn 2:

  • Non fiction: Unit 3 Information texts

Spring 1:

  • Unit 4: Stories with familiar setting
  • Non fiction: Unit 5 Instructions

Spring 2:

  • Poetry: Unit 1
  • Narrative: Unit 2 Story

Summer 1:

  • Poetry: Unit 3
  • Non fiction: Unit 4 Instructions

Summer 2:

  • Non fiction: Unit 5 Information texts

French

Autumn 1:

  • Greetings and introductions
  • Numbers 0-31
  • Days of the week
  • Months of the year
  • My age and Birthday
  • Classroom instructions

Autumn 2:

  • Everybody Writes Week- Dragons
  • Shrek’s body parts
  • Halloween in France and simple opinions
  • The Weather today
  • Winter Unit

Spring 1:

  • Colours
  • Physical Description
  • Hair and Eye Colour
  • Personality Traits
  • My family
  • Animals and adjective agreement

Spring 2:

  • School subjects and opinions
  • Telling the time and school subjects
  • When I grow up and jobs
  • Transport

Summer 1:

  • House and Home
  • Where I live
  • In my town and my local area
  • My house
  • Furniture in my house

Summer 2:

  • Food and Drink
  • At the Cafe
  • Holiday Topic

Music

Autumn 1:

  • Rhythm /Notation

Autumn 2:

  • Cyclic Patterns/Gamelan music

Spring 1:

  • Pitch/Notation

Spring 2:

  • Who Knows – Exploring music processes

Summer 1:

  • Songwriter

Summer 2:

  • Songwriter

PE

Autumn 1:

  • Health related fitness
  • Gym Principles

Autumn 2:

  • Invasion
  • Net/wall

Spring 1:

  • Invasion
  • Target

Spring 2:

  • Target
  • Strike/Field

Summer 1:

  • Net/wall
  • Strike/Field

Summer 2:

  • Invasion/multi sport
  • Health related fitness

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Year 5 Curriculum Map

Literacy

Autumn Term

  • Narrative: Traditional story (4 weeks)
  • Nonfiction: Instruction text- How to make an African Mask (2/3 weeks)
  • Poetry: Choral performance (1 week)
  • Stories from other cultures (3 weeks)
  • Recount- Biography( 2 weeks)
  • Poetic style-(2 weeks)

Spring Term

  • Film narrative: Diary entry/ letter (3 weeks)
  • Nonfiction -Persuasive writing- opinion. (3 weeks)
  • Significant authors-writing a story in the style of author.( 4 weeks)
  • Classic Narrative Poetry : The Highway Man (2 weeks)

Summer Term

  • Narrative/Plays: Play scripts ( 2 weeks)
  • Non fiction- Persuasive writing continued- Letter (3 weeks)
  • Older literature- Compare and contrast (3Weeks)
  • Recount- Captain’s logbook (2 weeks)

Numeracy

Autumn Term

  • Counting, partitioning and calculating
  • Securing number facts, understanding shape
  • Processing presenting and interpreting data and measures
  • Calculating, measuring and understanding shape
  • Securing number facts, relationships and calculating

Spring Term

  • Counting, partitioning and calculating
  • Securing number facts, understanding shape
  • Processing presenting and interpreting data and measures
  • Calculating, measuring and understanding shape
  • Securing number facts, relationships and calculating

Summer Term

  • Counting, partitioning and calculating
  • Securing number facts, understanding shape
  • Processing presenting and interpreting data and measures
  • Calculating, measuring and understanding shape
  • Securing number facts, relationships and calculating

Creative Curriculum

Autumn 1: African Adventure

  • Competences: Research & Decision making
  • Art focus – African masks, Ndebele tribal art
  • PSHE – child rights and responsibilities
  • Geography – country profiles, clean water crisis

Autumn 2: Tomb Raiders

  • Competences: Diversity and Citizenship
  • How ancient civilisation has been remembered
  • History – archaeology, Ancient Egypt & Greece
  • Art/D&T – sarcophagi

Spring 1: Star Wars

  • Competences: Key Skills & Learning Styles
  • Science – Earth, Sun, Moon. Phases of the moon
  • ICT – Stop motion animation project

Spring 2: Hidden Depths

  • Competences: Creativity & Reasoning
  • Geography use maps, atlases, globes to locate countries and describe features studied marine life, zones of the oceans, river systems
  • Science – water cycle
  • History – expeditions and explorations
  • D&T – creating a river valley

Summer 1: Lunch Box

  • Competences: Reflection & Coping with change
  • Science – food from around the world, food miles, food groups. Human body, keeping healthy, and pulse rates
  • Literacy/D&T – cooking, healthy recipe book project

Summer 2: Switched On

  • Competences: Teamwork and Communication
  • PSHE – society, living as members in different groups, impact of groups, or individuals, on the lives of others
  • ICT – role of social media, presenting information, manipulating information, technology responding to needs, wants and desires

Science

Autumn 1: Life cycles

  • Plants and animals
  • Describe the difference in the life cycle of a mammal, an amphibian, an insect and a bird
  • Describe the life processes of reproduction in some plants and animals

Autumn 2: Forces

  • Explain that unsupported objects fall towards the Earth because of the force of gravity acting between the Earth and the object. Identify the effects of air resistance, water resistance and friction that act between moving surfaces

Spring 1: Earth and space

  • Describe the movement of the Earth and other planets relative to the Sun in the solar system
  • Describe the movement of the Moon relative to the Earth
  • Describe the Sun, Earth and Moon as approximately spherical bodies
  • Use the ideas of the Earth’s rotation to explain day and night and the apparent movement of the Sun across the sky

Spring 2: All living things - habitats

  • Describe the changes as humans develop to old age
  • Describe the life cycles common to a variety animals in a local habitat and in a variety of habitats around the world

Summer 1: Animals including humans - keeping healthy

  • Know what a ‘healthy diet’ means
  • Know that exercise is important for healthy bodies
  • Recognise factors that cause changes in pulse rate
  • Know that alcohol, tobacco and other drugs can be harmful

Summer 2: Properties and changes of materials

  • Know that some materials dissolve to form a solution and that change can be reversed
  • Use knowledge of solids, liquids and gases to decide how mixtures might be separated

Qatar Studies

Autumn 1:

  • Qatar History and Citizenship. History – The appearance of Islam: the establishment of the Islamic State and the role of the Qatari and the Arabian Gulf region people in the spread of Islam

Autumn 2:

  • Qatar History and Citizenship – Ancient Civilisations in Qatar and the Arabian Gulf Region

Spring 1:

  • Qatar History and Citizenship
  • Social Values in Qatar

Spring 2:

  • Qatar History and Citizenship
  • Cultural heritage in Qatar

Summer 1:

  • Qatar History and Citizenship
  • Cultural heritage in Qatar

Summer 2:

  • Qatar History and Citizenship
  • Environmental Health

Arabic

Autumn 1: Poetic narrative texts

  • Grammar
  • Spelling
  • Writing

Autumn 2: Persuasive texts

  • Grammar
  • Spelling
  • Writing

Spring 1: Information texts

  • Grammar
  • Spelling
  • Writing

Spring 2: Narrative texts

  • Grammar
  • Spelling
  • Writing

Summer 1: Poetic texts

  • Grammar
  • Spelling
  • Writing

Summer 2: Explanatory texts

  • Grammar
  • Spelling
  • Writing

French

Autumn 1:

  • Greetings - Pupils will be able to further develop their conversational skills and expand their conversation with why they are feeling that way
  • Consolidation of the days of the Week
  • Consolidation of the months of the year>
  • Consolidation of numbers 0-31
  • Consolidation of age and birthday
  • I can write all about me using connectives, intensifiers and opinions

Autumn 2:

  • EWW- Dragons: My dragon’s fingerprint
  • Halloween in France
  • The weather in the present tense
  • Opinions about the weather
  • My free time and the weather
  • Winter in France

Spring 1:

  • Valentine’s Day
  • Food and Health
  • What is good and bad for my health
  • At the Cafe/Market

Spring 2:

  • Body parts and Illness
  • Advice from the Doctor
  • Sports and Hobbies
  • (faire/ jouer)- How I keep fit

Summer 1:

  • House and Home Unit
  • Countries and Nationalities
  • Types of houses
  • What there is/isn’t in my town
  • Rooms in the house
  • Furniture in the house and prepositions

Summer 2:

  • House and Home Project
  • Presentations

Music

Autumn 1: Junk Orchestra

  • Learn about the different families of instruments that make up the orchestra

Autumn 2: Notation/Keyboard skills

  • Learn basic music notation that enables efficient communication of musical ideas

Spring 1: Haunted House

  • Analyse examples of Programme Music
  • Compose and perform pieces of Programme Music

Spring 2: Ancient Egypt

  • Learn about, understand and identify dynamics and texture, changes in dynamics and texture and the musical symbols. Egyptian pyramid

Summer 1: Machine Music

  • Learn about the sounds made by steam engines and trains and how these differ in terms of rhythm, tempo and duration

Summer 2: Ukulele

  • Explore the history of the ukulele and its music
  • Learn to play the ukulele using correct technique
  • Perform songs on the ukulele as a class
  • Play chord sequences and melodies on the ukulele

PE

Autumn 1:

  • Athletics
  • Health Related Fitness

Autumn 2:

  • Gym Principles
  • Invasion

Spring 1:

  • Invasion
  • Target

Spring 2:

  • Strike/Field
  • Invasion

Summer 1:

  • Strike/Field
  • Target

Summer 2:

  • Net/wall games
  • Multi-sport

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Year 6 Curriculum Map

Literacy

Autumn Term

  • Fiction Genres: Classic Novels; Short Stories written in Flashback; Historical Novels; Authors and texts
  • Non-Fiction: Biography and Autobiography
  • Extending Narrative
  • Non-Fiction: Formal and Impersonal Writing
  • Non-Fiction: Argument

Spring Term

  • Poetry: The Power of Imagery – Haiku, Cinquains, Kennings, Limericks
  • Non-Fiction: Journalistic Writing
  • Fiction: Classic Drama (Shakespeare)
  • Fiction: Narrative and Plays
  • Non-Fiction: Non-Chronological Reports
  • Revision: Reading & Writing - Narrative & Non-Fiction

Summer Term

  • SATS Revision: Reading and Writing – Narrative and Non-Fiction
  • Poetry: Finding a Voice
  • Non-Fiction: Persuasion
  • Transition Units

Maths

Autumn Term

  • Block A – Counting, partitioning and calculating
  • Block B – Securing number facts, understanding shape
  • Block C – Handling data and measures
  • Block D – Calculating, measuring and understanding shape
  • Block E – Securing number facts, relationships and calculating

Spring Term

  • A – Counting, partitioning and calculating
  • B – Securing number facts, understanding shape
  • C – Handling data and measures
  • D – Calculating, measuring and understanding shape
  • E – Securing number facts, relationships and calculating

Summer Term: SATS Revision

  • A – Counting, partitioning and calculating
  • B – Securing number facts, understanding shape
  • C – Handling data and measures
  • D – Calculating, measuring and understanding shape
  • E – Securing number facts, relationships and calculating

Creative Curriculum

Autumn 1: Moving People (History/Geography)

  • Investigating the reasons why people migrate – famine, weather, shelter, employment
  • Studying physical geography, including: climate zones, biomes and vegetation belts, rivers, mountains, volcanoes and earthquakes, and the water cycle

Autumn 2: World War One (History/Geography/Art)

  • Locating the world’s countries, using maps to focus on Europe. Researching how the War was a significant turning point in British History

Spring 1: Ancient Greece (History/Geography/Art)

  • Locating the world’s countries, using maps to focus on Europe
  • Understanding the legacy of Greek culture (art, architecture or literature) on later periods in British and World history, including the present day

Spring 2: Swinging Sixties (History/Art)

  • Pop culture – The Beatles, Pop Art and the black civil rights movement in the USA

Summer 1: The Holiday Show (Geography/Art/Music)

  • Studying places and environments for popular holiday locations

Summer 2: How They See The World (Art)

  • How artists are influenced by their environment

Science

Autumn 1: All Living Things – and their habitats

  • Describing how living things are classified into broad groups according to common observable characteristics and based on similarities and differences, including micro-organisms, plants and animals
  • Explaining reasons for classifying plants and animals based on specific characteristics

Autumn 2: Animals including humans

  • Identifying and naming the main parts of the human circulatory system, and describe the functions of the heart, blood vessels and blood

Spring 1: Light

  • Recognising that light appears to travel in straight lines
  • Using the idea that light travels in straight lines to explain that objects are seen because they give out or reflect light into the eye
  • Using the idea that light travels in straight lines to explain why shadows have the same shape as the objects that cast them

Spring 2: Electricity

  • Associating the brightness of a lamp or the volume of a buzzer with the number and voltage of cells used in the circuit
  • Compare and give reasons for variations in how components function, including the brightness of bulbs, the loudness of buzzers and the on/off position of switches
  • Use recognised symbols when representing a simple circuit in a diagram

Summer 1: Evolution and Inheritance

  • Recognising that living things have changed over time and that fossils provide information about living things that inhabited the Earth millions of years ago
  • Recognise that living things produce offspring of the same kind, but normally offspring vary and are not identical to their parents
  • Identify how animals and plants are adapted to suit their environment in different ways and that adaptation may lead to evolution

Summer 2: Animals, including humans

  • Diet & Lifestyle
  • Recognising the impact of diet, exercise, drugs and lifestyle on the way their bodies function
  • Describe the ways in which nutrients and water are transported within animals, including humans

Qatar History

Autumn 1:

  • The National Anthem
  • Qatar’s vision for 2030

Autumn 2:

  • The European Influences in Qatar
  • Ottoman-Qatari Relationship
  • The British Protectorate

Spring 1:

  • The Al-Thani Family Tree
  • Sheikh Jassim Al Thani

Spring 2:

  • The Era of Modern Revival
  • Education/Healthcare

Summer 1:

  • Volunteer work
  • Charity in Qatar

Summer 2:

  • Arab-Islamic Identity
  • The Museums of Qatar

Arabic

Autumn 1:

  • Narrative texts
  • Discussion texts
  • Persuasive texts
  • Grammar
  • Spelling-dictation
  • Writing

Autumn 2:

  • Narrative texts
  • Discussion texts
  • Persuasive texts
  • Grammar
  • Spelling-dictation
  • Writing

Spring 1:

  • Narrative texts
  • Discussion texts
  • Persuasive texts
  • Grammar
  • Spelling-dictation
  • Writing

Spring 2:

  • Narrative texts
  • Discussion texts
  • Persuasive texts
  • Grammar
  • Spelling-dictation
  • Writing

Summer 1:

  • Narrative texts
  • Discussion texts
  • Persuasive texts
  • Grammar
  • Spelling-dictation
  • Writing

Summer 2:

  • Narrative texts
  • Discussion texts
  • Persuasive texts
  • Grammar
  • Spelling-dictation
  • Writing

Spanish

Autumn 1:

  • Greetings
  • Alphabet
  • Colours

Autumn 2:

  • Days of the week, months, birthdays
  • Pencil case items
  • Masculine-feminine
  • Likes-dislikes
  • Nationalities
  • Personal details and descriptions
  • Animals, pets
  • Family
  • EXTRA: Winter festivals

Spring 1:

  • School
  • School subjects
  • Time and meal times

Spring 2:

  • Where we live
  • House
  • My room
  • Daily routines
  • EXTRA: Make your diary

Summer 1:

  • Free time
  • Sports
  • Weather

Summer 2:

  • Giving and understanding directions
  • Describe your context
  • Final recap
  • EXTRA: Barcelona

Music

Autumn 1:

  • Junk Orchestra

Autumn 2:

  • Notation/Keyboard skills

Spring 1:

  • Ancient Greece

Spring 2:

  • Water Music

Summer 1:

  • Journey in to Space

Summer 2:

  • Samba

PE

Autumn 1:

  • Health Related Fitness
  • Gym Principles

Autumn 2:

  • Invasion
  • Net/wall

Spring 1:

  • Invasion
  • Target

Spring 2:

  • Target
  • Strike/Field

Summer 1:

  • Net/wall
  • Strike and Field

Summer 2:

  • Invasion multi-sport
  • Health Related Fitness

PSHE

Autumn 1:

  • New Beginnings

Autumn 2:

  • Getting On/Falling Out

Spring 1:

  • Going for Goals!

Spring 2:

  • Good to be Me

Summer 1:

  • Relationships

Summer 2:

  • Changes

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