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Curriculum Overview

Reception

Autumn Term 2017

English

  • Identify initial sounds
  • Hear and say sounds
  • Segment and blend sounds to read CVC words
  • Copying CVC words left to right Write CVC words
  • Write First name and surname
  • High frequency words – (as in phonics)
  • Follow and understand a picture book story
  • Recognise features of book Introduce ORT characters
  • Listening to stories/selecting stories for pleasure
  • Rhyme

Topic

  • Marvellous Me
  • Fantastic Families and Friends

Mathematics

  • Recognising numbers
  • Counting in 1’s
  • Ordering numbers
  • Matching numerals to quantities
  • Addition
  • Recognising simple 2D shapes

Physical Education

  • Moving in a range of ways
  • Using climbing equipment
  • Running skilfully and negotiating space successfully
  • Throwing and catching
  • Developing gross motor movements
  • Using one-handed tools and equipment
  • Holding pencil between thumb and two fingers
  • Holding and using it with good control.
  • Copying some letters, e.g. letters from their name.

Year 1

Autumn Term 2017

English

  • All about me stories
  • Stories with familiar settings
  • Stories around the World
  • Labels/Captions
  • Instructions
  • Senses poems

Mathematics

  • Place Value
  • Number
  • Length and Mass/Weight
  • Addition and Subtraction
  • 2-D and 3-D Shapes
  • Sequencing and sorting
  • Fractions
  • Capacity and Volume
  • Money
  • Time
  • Problem solving

Science

  • Humans
  • Body parts
  • Senses

Physical Education

  • Fundamental skills

Computing

  • Treasure Hunters
  • We are painters

Religious Education

  • What can we learn about prayers from the stories of Jesus?

Humanities

  • Marvellous Me!

View Yearly Overview Map – (Subject to change)

Year 2

Autumn Term 2017

English

  • Topical Stories
  • Stories with familiar settings
  • Patterns poems
  • Instructions

Mathematics

  • Place Value
  • Counting in 2’s, 5’s and 10’s
  • Counting
  • Partitioning
  • 2D Shape
  • Data Handling
  • Measurement
  • Multiplication
  • Division
  • Problem solving

Science

  • Material Monsters
  • Growth and Survival

Physical Education

  • Invasion Games
  • Multi-Skills

Topic

  • Where do I live?
  • Great Fire of London

Computing

  • We are Astronauts
  • We are Photographers

Religious Education

  • Holy Places

View Yearly Overview Map – (Subject to change)

Year 3

Autumn Term 2017

English

  • All about Me
  • Stories with familiar settings
  • Experiential Writing

Mathematics

  • Place Value
  • 2D Shapes
  • Statistics
  • Addition
  • Subtraction
  • Multiplication

Science

  • Rocks
  • Health and Movement

Physical Education

  • Invasion Games
  • Gymnastics

Topic

  • Pre-Historic Britain
  • Madagascar

Computing

  • We are presenters
  • We are programmers

Religious Education

  • What do we celebrate and why?

View Yearly Overview Map – (Subject to change)

Year 4

Autumn Term 2017

English

  • Information Texts
  • Recounts
  • Poetry
  • Stories from other cultures

Mathematics

  • Counting, partitioning and calculating
  • Securing number facts
  • Understanding shape
  • Handling data and measures
  • Calculating
  • Measuring – using metric measures
  • Problem solving

Science

  • States of matter
  • Living in environments

Physical Education

  • Outdoor Education
  • Gymnastics

Humanities

  • Rainforests

Computing

  • We are meteorologists
  • We are musicians

Religious Education

  • What is it like to be Jewish?

View Yearly Overview Map – (Subject to change)

Year 5

Autumn Term 2017

English

  • Legends
  • Poems with a structure
  • Persuasion
  • Poems with Figurative language
  • Film and Playscript

Mathematics

  • Place value
  • Place value (decimals)
  • Written + and –
  • including problems
  • Geometry (angles)
  • Geometry and measures (perimeter)
  • Addition and subtraction (statistics)
  • Mental x and ÷
  • (factors, multiples)
  • Division including problems
  • Fractions
  • (compare, order, equivalence)
  • Multiplication and measures (area)
  • Statistics and measures (time)

Science

  • Material World

Physical Education

  • Invasion games
  • Swimming

Humanities

  • Vikings vs Anglo-Saxons
  • The UK
  • Art: Talking Textiles
  • Art: Art Illusions
  • D&T: Biscuits
  • Music: Swan Elements & Christmas
  • MFL: French – Directions and Music
  • PSHE Anti-Bullying, getting on with everyone

Computing

  • We are game developers
  • We are artists

Religious Education

  • Keeping the Five Pillars of Islam

View Yearly Overview Map – (Subject to change)

Year 6

Autumn Term 2017

English

  • Poetry
  • Narrative
  • Non-Fiction
  • Biography and Autobiography
  • Film
  • Experiential Writing

Mathematics

  • Counting, partitioning and calculating
  • Securing number facts
  • Understanding shape
  • Handling data and measures
  • Calculating
  • Measuring – using metric measures
  • Problem solving

Science

  • Electrifying! – Think like an electrician
  • Classifying Critters

Physical Education

  • Invasion Games
  • Key Skills developed in Football and Tag Rugby

Humanities

  • Mountains
  • North America

Computing

  • APP planners
  • Project Managers

Religious Education

  • What will make Wolverhampton a more respectable community?

View Yearly Overview Map – (Subject to change)

New Curriculum

New National Curriculum

From September 2014 the old national curriculum was gradually replaced by the new Primary Curriculum.

As part of an Academy, we do not have to adopt the new curriculum, we have chosen to, but we will be implementing different subjects over the coming year. We have worked hard planning new units of study to meet the requirements of the new curriculum, which more importantly provide exciting and engaging learning opportunities for your children. As usual we provide you with a termly summary of the planned learning for each year group. These can be found on the School website under  “Curriculum Overviews” .

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact your child’s class teacher.

The major changes to subject areas within the curriculum are outlined below:

English

  • Stronger emphasis on vocabulary development, grammar, punctuation and spelling (for example, the use of commas and apostrophes will be taught in KS1)
  • Reading is at the core of the whole curriculum with a big emphasis on reading for pleasure both at home and at school.
  • Handwriting (not currently assessed under the National Curriculum) is   expected to be fluent, legible and speedy.
  • Spoken English is given greater emphasis, with children being taught debating and presentation skills.

Mathematics

  • Simple fractions will be taught from Key Stage 1, and by the end of primary school, children should be able to convert between decimals, fractions and percentages. (e.g. 0.375=3/8).
  • By the age of nine, children will be expected to know their times tables upto 12×12 and the related division facts.
  • Calculators will not be introduced until upper Key Stage 2, to encourage mental arithmetic skills.
  • Problem solving runs throughout all areas of the maths curriculum and is considered a key skill.
  • Children will be taught more formal written methods for all four rules, including long division and multiplication. Our calculation policy is available on the Policies page

Science

  • Strong focus on scientific knowledge and language, rather than understanding the nature and methods of science in abstract.
  • Evolution will be taught in primary school for the first time.

Computing

  • Computing replaces Information and Communication Technology (ICT), with a greater focus on programming rather than on operating programs.
  • From age five, children will learn to write and test simple programs, and to organise, store and retrieve data.
  • From seven, they will be taught to understand computer networks, including the internet.
  • Internet safety – currently only taught from 11-16 – will be taught in primary schools.

Design and Technology (DT)

  • Design and Technology has become more important in the new curriculum, setting children on the path to becoming the designers and engineers of the future.
  • More sophisticated use of design equipment such as electronics and robotics.
  • In KS2, children will learn about how key events and individuals in design and technology have shaped the world.
  • Greater emphasis on cookery with a focus on savoury dishes.

Geography

  • Greater use of atlases and maps including O.S. maps and digital maps.
  • Children are expected to know and locate countries, capitals, major cities, mountains and rivers.
  • In depth studies of a European, North/South American countries and a region of the British Isles are required.

History

  • Greater emphasis on British History taught in chronological order from Stone Age to 1066. Tudors no longer taught in KS2.

Languages

  • The term Languages will replace the term modern foreign languages.
  • Currently not statutory, a modern foreign language or ancient language such as Latin or Greek will be mandatory in KS2.
  • Children will be expected to master basic grammar and accurate pronunciation and to converse, present, read and write in the language.

Physical Education (PE), Music, Religious Education (RE)

  • The study of these subjects remains largely unchanged.

English

Literacy

Our pupils learn to read and write effectively and quickly using the Read Write Inc. Phonics programme.

The Read Write Inc. Phonic programme

The programme is for:

  • pupils in Year R to Year 2 who are learning to read and write
  • any pupils in Year 3 to Year 6 who need to catch up rapidly.

We teach pupils to:

  • decode letter-sound correspondences quickly and effortlessly, using their phonic knowledge and skills
  • read ‘tricky’ words on sight
  • understand what they read
  • read aloud with fluency and expression
  • write confidently, with a strong focus on vocabulary and grammar
  • spell quickly and easily by segmenting the sounds in words
  • acquire good handwriting

Read our Reading Leaflet

Read our Handwriting Leaflet

Read our Phonics Leaflet

Maths

Mathematics

Year 1 Overview

  Autumn 1 Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2
Week 1 Number and Place value Sequencing and Sorting Number and Place value Length and Mass/weight Number and Place value Time
Week 2 Number and Place value Fractions Mass/weight Addition and Subtraction Addition and Subtraction Multiplication and Division
Week 3 Length and Mass/weight FractionsCapacity and Volume 2-D and 3-D Shape Fractions Capacity and Volume Subtraction – difference
Week 4 Addition and Subtraction Money Counting and Money Position and Direction Fractions Measurement
Week 5 Addition and Subtraction Time Multiplication Time Position and DirectionTime Sorting
Week 6 2-D and 3-D shape Assess and review week Division Assess and review week 2-D and 3-D shape Assess and review week

 

Year 3 Overview

  Autumn 1 Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2
Week 1 Place value Counting Multiplication tables (3x, 4x) Place valueMental addition and subtraction 2D and 3D shape incl. sorting Multiplication facts (statistics) Place value (measures)
Week 2 Place value and mental calculation Written and mental multiplication Fractions Addition and subtraction (statistics) Addition and subtraction (measures) Mental calculation
Week 3 2D shapeLength incl. perimeter Written and mental division FractionsDivision Fractions Multiplication and division (measures) Fractions
Week 4 StatisticsMental calculation Time Volume and capacityMass Position and direction 2D shape incl. sorting Measures
Week 5 Written addition 3D shape Multiplication incl. 8x table Time Decimals Addition and subtraction (money) Statistics
Week 6 Written subtraction Assess and review week Multiplication(statistics, measures, money) Assess and review week 3D shape incl. sorting Assess and review week

 

Year 4 Overview

  Autumn 1 Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2
Week 1 Place value Mental multiplication incl. 6x and 9x tables Place valueRoman numeralsCounting incl. negative numbers Mental multiplication and written division incl. 7x and 11x tables Counting and sequences (statistics) Place value
Week 2 Place value – decimals Mental division Fractions and decimals Place value Fractions and decimals (measures) Statistics
Week 3 Written addition and subtraction Written multiplication Fractions, decimals anddivision Written multiplication Fractions and written division Addition and subtraction (statistics)
Week 4 Written addition and subtraction (problems and inverse) Length incl. perimeter Position and direction 2D shape and position MeasuresVolume/capacity and mass Multiplication and division
Week 5 2D shape Statistics Area Addition and subtraction (statistics) Position and area Shape
Week 6 Time Assess and review week Multiplication(statistics, measures, money) Assess and review week Multiplication facts incl. 12x table and time Assess and review week

 

Year 5 Overview

  Autumn 1 Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2
Week 1 Place value Mental x and ÷(factors, multiples) Place valueRoman numeralscounting incl. negative numbers Mental and written division Place value Place value
Week 2 Place value (decimals) Division including problems Addition and subtraction including problems 2D and 3D shape incl. sorting Fractions Written calculations
Week 3 Written + and –including problems Fractions(compare, order, equivalence) Mental and written multiplication Calculating with fractions Measures (time) and statistics Fractions
Week 4 Geometry (angles) Multiplication and measures (area) Measures(length, mass and capacity) Measures (area and volume) Geometry Measures (mass, volume and capacity)
Week 5 Geometry and measures (perimeter) Statistics and measures (time) Geometry(reflection and translation) Statistics and measures Addition and subtraction Area and volume of shapes
Week 6 Addition and subtraction (statistics) Assess and review Geometry (angles) Assess and review Multiplication and division Assess and review

 

Reception Mathematics Targets

Year 1 Mathematics Targets

Year 2 Mathematics Targets

Year 3 Mathematics Targets

Year 4 Mathematics Targets

Year 5 Mathematics Targets

Year 6 Mathematics Targets

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