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Curriculum overviews.

Year Group overviews for all subjects.

An overview for Year 3

 

Week

Class Reader

English

Science

Maths

RE

Art and Design

Computing

DT

Geography

History

Languages

Music

Physical Education

PSHE Citizenship

1

Mrs Pepperpot

ASSESSMENT

 

Number and PV

What are the deeper meanings of festivals?

 

 

 

Continents day

South America

 

 

Music Whole class Instrument

 

Singing

Whole School Performing and in class activity.

Competitive Games

 

Football and Tennis

Healthy Mind, Happy Me Theme:

Friendships.

 

British Values: Picture News activity

 

2

NF

Plants

 

What would a plant put on its wish list?

Number and PV

Paint

Coding

 

Where in time?

 

Ensuring understanding of chronology and timelines

3

NF

Number and PV

4

NF

Addition and subtraction

5

Drama

Addition and subtraction

6

Drama

Time

7

 

Drama

 

Time

 

Local History

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8

Ice Palace

Fiction

Light and Shadow?

 

Why can we see in the dark?

Number and PV

What is it like to be a Hindu?

Photography

Digital media collage based on local history work.

On line safety

 

 

Local History Study

Our Hamstead

 

Music Whole class Instrument

 

Singing

Whole School Performing and in class activity.

Gymnastics and Dance

Healthy Mind, Happy Me Theme:

Friendships.

 

British Values: Picture News activity

 

9

Fiction

Number and PV

 

10

Fiction

Number and PV

spreadsheets

 

11

Fiction

Fractions

 

12

Fiction

Fractions

 

UK v France

13

NF

Measure…length

UK v France

 

14

DT WEEK

Applying measure

Touch typing

DT WEEK

Structures

 

15

Christmas

 

Christmas

 

 

UK v France

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

16

Poetry

Rocks

 

Why did the wise man build his house upon the rock ?

Addition and Subtraction

What do we learn from the creation story?

3D work

Clay (linked to History)

Touch typing

 

 

From stone Age to Iron Age.

Introducing Me

 

 

Music Whole class Instrument

 

Singing

Whole School Performing and in class activity.

Gymnastics

Dance and Playground Games

Healthy Mind, Happy Me Theme:

Belonging.

 

British Values: Picture News activity

 

 

17

Poetry

Addition and Subtraction

18

NF

Fractions

E mail

19

NF

Fractions

20

NF

Shape

21

NF

Shape

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

22

Shakespeare and Poetry

DT WEEK

Force…

Magnets

 

How do magnets work and what is attracted to them?

Measure…mass

What is it like to be a Sikh?

 

E Mail

DT WEEK

Food

 

 

Shades and Colours

Music Whole class Instrument

 

Singing

Whole School Performing and in class activity.

Outdoor and adventurous activity

 

Dance

 

Playground Games

Healthy Mind, Happy Me Theme:

Belonging.

 

British Values: Picture News activity

 

23

Fiction

Applying measure

Drawing

 

Discovering the Rain forest

24

Fiction

Mult/Div and statistics

Branching Data Bases

25

Shakespeare

Mult/Div and statistics

26

Poetry

Mult/Div and statistics

27

Poetry

Mult/Div and statistics

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

28

The Firework Maker’s Daughter

NF

Forces

 

Do all forces involve contact?

 

Time

What is the Trinity?

3D work based on Rain Forests

Simulations

 

Discovering the Rain forest

My Body

Music Whole class Instrument

 

Singing

Whole School Performing and in class activity.

Athletics

 

Games……..Golf skills

Healthy Mind, Happy Me Theme:

My wider World.

 

British Values: Picture News activity

 

29

NF

Time

30

Fiction

Mult/Div

31

Assessments

Assessments

32

Fiction

Number and PV

 

Country Study day

Brazil

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

33

DT WEEK

Animals Including Human Beings

 

What are my super powers?

Shape

What matters most?

 

Values

 

Graphing

DT WEEK

Textiles

 

 

Meet my family

Music Whole class Instrument

 

Singing

Whole School Performing and in class activity.

Games………Tag Rugby

 

Games………Scatterball

Healthy Mind, Happy Me Theme:

My wider World.

 

British Values: Picture News activity

34

Fiction

Shape

Printing

 

The Ocean

35

Fiction

Shape

36

Fiction

Statistics

37

NF

Statistics

Map work

 

38

NF

Statistics

39

NF

Statistics

Year 3

 

An overview for Year 4

Week

Class reader

English

Science

Maths

RE

Art and Design

Computing

DT

Geography

History

Languages

Music

Physical Education

PSHE Citizenship

1

Mr Stink

ASSESSMENT

Living things and their habitats?

 

Why don’t Polar bears live in the Sandwell valley?

(must include visit)

Number and PV

Keeping the 5 pillars of Islam

 

 

 

Continents day

North America

 

My favourite foods

Music Whole class Instrument

 

Singing

Whole School Performing and in class activity.

Games………Handball

 

Dance

Healthy Mind, Happy Me Theme:

All About Me.

 

British Values: Picture News activity

 

 

2

NF

Number and PV

Painting

Coding

Raging Rivers

(combine with SV visit)

3

NF

Number and PV

4

NF

Addition/Subtraction

5

Fiction

Addition/Subtraction

6

Fiction

Fractions

7

Fiction

Fractions

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8

Fiction

Electricity

 

What is a circuit and what do we need to increase the power?

Shape

Why does the prophet matter to Muslims?

Textiles

Cross stitch activity

Online safety

 

Raging rivers

Hear me count

Music Whole class Instrument

 

Singing

Whole School Performing and in class activity.

Gymnastics

 

Dance

 

Games………Football

Healthy Mind, Happy Me Theme:

All About Me.

 

British Values: Picture News activity

 

9

Drama

Shape

10

Drama

Measures

Spreadsheets

11

Drama

Measure

12

Fiction

Measures

Map work

13

Fiction

Mult/Div

Drawing

Map work

14

DT WEEK

Mult/DIv

 

DT WEEK

Food

 

 

15

Christmas

 

Christmas

Drawing

 

Map work

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

16

Charlotte’s Web

Poetry

Animals including Humans

 

What do our teeth do and how do we look after them?

Number and PV

What kind of world did Jesus want?

Drawing

Spreadsheets

 

 

What did the Romans do for us?

Spectacular Sports

Music Whole class Instrument

 

Singing

Whole School Performing and in class activity.

Swimming

 

Dance

 

Games…

Football

Healthy Mind, Happy Me Theme:

Resilience and Coping

 

British Values: Picture News activity

 

17

Poetry

Number and PV

18

NF

Fractions/ Dec

3D work based on Roman Topic

Word processing

 

Writing for different audiences

 

19

NF

Decimal F

20

NF

Decimals

21

Fiction

Position

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

22

DT week

Sound

 

How do we hear and why do objects make different sounds?

Time

Why do Christians call the day Jesus died, ‘Good Friday?’

 

Logo

DT Week

Mechanical systems

 

 

What’s the time?

Music Whole class Instrument

 

Singing

Whole School Performing and in class activity.

Games………Golf Skills

 

 

Gymnastics

Healthy Mind, Happy Me Theme:

Resilience and Coping

 

British Values: Picture News activity

 

23

Fiction

Time

Photography

 

(Developing mood, emotion and feeling)

 

 

What did the Romans do for us?

24

Fiction

Statistics

25

Shakespeare

Position

26

Poetry

Add/Subt

27

Poetry

Add/Subt

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

28

Tom’s Midnight Garden

NF

States of Matter.

 

Why don’t we ever run out of water?

 

Why do materials change state?

Add/Subt

What is it like to be Jewish?

Collage linked to Tom’s Midnight Garden

Animation

 

Settlements

 

 

Music Whole class Instrument

 

Singing

Whole School Performing and in class activity.

Athletics

 

 

Games………Kwik Cricket

Healthy Mind, Happy Me Theme:

Being the Best I can be.

 

British Values: Picture News activity

 

29

NF

Shape

30

NF

Shape

31

Assessmnets

Assessments

32

NF

Mult/Div

Country study Day

Jamaica

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

33

DT WEEK

Statistics

 

 

 

Effective searches

DT Week

Electrical Systems

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Music Whole class Instrument

 

Singing

Whole School Performing and in class activity.

Playground games

 

 

Games………Volleyball

Healthy Mind, Happy Me Theme:

Being the Best I can be.

 

British Values: Picture News activity

 

34

Fiction

Fraction/Dec

Textiles

Including weaving different materials

 

 

 

The struggle for settlement

(Anglo Saxons, Scots and Vikings)

35

Fiction

Fraction/Dec

36

Fiction

Position

What is Pentecost ?

Hardware investigators

37

NF

Number and PV

38

NF

Number and PV

39

NF

 

Year 4

 

An overview for Year 5

 

Week

Class Reader

English

Science

Maths

RE

Art and Design

Computing

DT

Geography

History

Languages

Music

Physical Education

PSHE Citizenship

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

Goodnight Mister Tom

ASSESSMENT

Forces

 

How could forces keep us safe?

Number and PV

What does it mean if Christians believe God is holy and loving?

 

 

 

 Continents day

Asia

 

Where in the World Am I ?

Music Whole class Instrument

 

Singing

Whole School Performing and in class activity.

Games………Hockey

 

Games………netball

 

Dance

Healthy Mind, Happy Me Theme:

Friendships.

 

British Values: Picture News activity

 

 

2

NF

Number and PV

Painting

Coding

 

The impact of WW2 on life in Britain.

3

NF

Add/subt

4

NF

Add/subt

5

Fiction

Fractions

6

Fiction

Fractions

7

Fiction

Mult/Div

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8

DT WEEK

 

Properties and changes of material

 

What do you need to be a member of CSI HJS?

Time

What are places of worship ?

 

(must include visit(s))

 

On line safety

DT WEEK

Electrical Systems

 

What’s the time ?

Music Whole class Instrument

 

Singing

Whole School Performing and in class activity.

Gymnastics

 

 

Dance

 

Games………Netball

Healthy Mind, Happy Me Theme:

Friendships.

 

British Values: Picture News activity

 

 

9

Fiction

Statistics

3D Work based on Class Reader

 

 

10

Fiction

Fractions/Dec

Spreadsheets

11

Fiction

Decimals

12

Drama

Shape

13

Drama

Measures

Map work

 

14

Drama

Measures

15

Drama

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

16

Greek Myths and Legends

Poetry

Animals including Human beings

 

What do we inherit from our family?

 

Number and PV

Can religion help people when times get hard?

3D work

 

Clay

Data bases

 

 

A study of Greek life and achievements

 

What did the Greeks do for me?

My favourite amazing animals

Music Whole class Instrument

 

Singing

Whole School Performing and in class activity.

Gymnastics

 

Games………Tag Rugby

Healthy Mind, Happy Me Theme:

Belonging.

 

British Values: Picture News activity

 

 

17

Poetry

Number and PV

18

NF

Mult/Div

19

NF

Mult/Div

20

NF

Shape

21

NF

Shape

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

22

Fiction

Earth and Space

 

Would you like to live in Space?

Time

What do Christians believe Jesus did to save mankind?

Printing/ textiles

 

 

Game Creator

 

 

Extra Terrestrial Exhibition…Describing our aliens

Music Whole class Instrument

 

Singing

Whole School Performing and in class activity.

Athletics

 

 

Dance

Healthy Mind, Happy Me Theme:

Belonging.

 

British Values: Picture News activity

 

23

Fiction

Percentages

24

Fiction

Frac/dec/Per

25

Shakespeare

Statistics

The violent Planet

 

Earthquakes and Volcanoes

 

26

Poetry

Add/Subt

27

Poetry

Add/subt

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

28

Pig Heart Boy

DT Week

Forces part 2

 

How can massive aeroplanes fly?

Measures

Hindu, Jewish and Islamic prayer.

 

3D modelling

DT WEEK

Food

 

 

 

Music Whole class Instrument

 

Singing

Whole School Performing and in class activity.

Outdoor and adventurous activities.

 

Games………Golf

Healthy Mind, Happy Me Theme:

My wider World

 

British Values: Picture News activity

 

29

NF

Measures

Drawing

 

The violent Planet

 

Earthquakes and Volcanoes

 

30

NF

Statistics

31

NF

Shape

32

Assessments

Assessments

 

Country Study day India

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

33

DT WEEK

Living things and their habitat.

 

What do you need to survive in the wild and how do creatures adapt?

Applying measures

What is temptation?

 

Concept maps

DT WEEK

Structures

 

 

 

Music Whole class Instrument

 

Singing

Whole School Performing and in class activity.

Games………Tennis

 

Games………Rounders

Healthy Mind, Happy Me Theme:

My wider World

 

British Values: Picture News activity

 

34

Fiction

Time

Painting

 

Enough for everyone

35

Fiction

Mult/Div

36

Fiction

Mult/Div

37

NF

Fract/Dec/%

UK v Eastern Europe

38

NF

Number and PV

39

NF

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Year 5

An overview for Year 6

 

Week

Class Reader

English

Science

Maths

RE

Art and Design

Computing

DT

Geography

History

Languages

Music

Physical Education

PSHE Citizenship

 

 

 

 

Dependent on set.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Healthy Mind, Happy Me Theme:

All About Me

 

British Values: Picture News activity

1

Kensuke’s Kingdom

ASSESSMENT

Animals including Human beings

 

How does Mo Farah keep running for so long?

 

What kind of King was Jesus?

 

 

 

 Continents day

Africa

The Ancients

(The achievements of the Ancient Egyptians and the Mayans.)

Classy Creatures

 

(Clothes, colours and animal revision)

Music Whole class Instrument

 

Singing

Whole School Performing and in class activity.

Games………Basketball

 

Games………Volleyball

 

Swimming

2

NF

 

3D work based on class Reader

Coding

 

3

NF

 

4

NF

 

5

Poetry

 

6

Poetry

 

7

Fiction

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8

Fiction

Living things and their habitats.

 

How do we know that a camel is a mammal?

 

Christians and How to live.

Textiles work( linked to History topic)

Including

Applique

batique

On line safety

 

 

The Ancients

(The achievements of the Ancient Egyptians and the Mayans.)

 

Music Whole class Instrument

 

Singing

Whole School Performing and in class activity.

 

Gymnastics

 

Games………Volleyball

 

Swimming

 

Healthy Mind, Happy Me Theme:

All About Me

 

British Values: Picture News activity

 

9

Fiction

 

10

Fiction

 

Spreadsheets

11

Fiction

 

12

Fiction

 

13

DT Week

 

 

DT WEEK

Textiles

14

NF

 

 

15

Christmas

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

16

The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas

NF

Light

 

How can I see around corners?

 

 

 

What will make Sandwell a more respectful community?

Painting

Blogging

 

Extreme weather

 

Weather Watch

Music Whole class Instrument

 

Singing

Whole School Performing and in class activity.

Circuit Training

 

 

Dance

Healthy Mind, Happy Me Theme:

Resilience and Coping

 

British Values: Picture News activity

 

17

NF

 

18

NF

 

19

Fiction

 

20

Fiction

 

21

Fiction

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

22

DT Week

Evolution and Inheritence

 

Why aren’t there dinosaurs in the Sandwell valley?

 

Helping others…

 

Christian Aid and Islamic relief.

 

Test Adventures

DT week

Food

 

 

 

Music Whole class Instrument

 

Singing

Whole School Performing and in class activity.

Creating Games

 

 

Gymnastics

Healthy Mind, Happy Me Theme:

Resilience and Coping

 

British Values: Picture News activity

 

23

Fiction

 

Collage

 

Extreme weather

24

Fiction

 

25

Shakespeare

 

 

26

Poetry

 

Coastlines

27

Poetry

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

28

Wonder

NF

Electricity

 

Can you turn the lights down?

 

Hinduism

Drawing

Networks

 

Coastlines

 

A day at the Beach

Music Whole class Instrument

 

Singing

Whole School Performing and in class activity.

Games………Kickball

 

 

Dance

 

 

Athletics

Healthy Mind, Happy Me Theme:

Being the best I can be.

 

British Values: Picture News activity

 

29

NF

 

30

NF

 

Map Work

31

Assessments

 

32

Fiction

 

Country Study Day

Kenya

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

33

DT Week

Completion of Electricity work.

 

 

Quizzing

DT week

Mechanical systems

 

 

School Life

Music Whole class Instrument

 

Singing

Whole School Performing and in class activity.

Games………Golf

 

Dance

 

Athletics

Healthy Mind, Happy Me Theme:

Being the best I can be.

 

British Values: Picture News activity

 

34

Fiction

 

 

 

Magnificent Mountains

35

No Fiction

 

What impact do people’s beliefs have in their lives?

Photography

36

Drama

 

37

Drama

 

38

Drama

 

 

39

Drama

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Year 6

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