Curriculum Overview

Spring Term 2018

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

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  • 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.

Summer Term 2018

Trips

  • Green Acres Farm

English

  • Stories with Repetitive patterns or structures
  • Instructions
  • Dictionary work
  • Experiential writing
  • Poetry – Seasides
  • Fantasy worlds

Mathematics

  • Number and Place Value
  • Calculations – (+/-/x/÷)
  • Data
  • Fractions
  • Position and Direction
  • 2D and 3D shapes
  • Time
  • Measurements
  • Sorting

Science

  • Materials
  • Plants

Physical Education

  • Striking and Fielding
  • Athletics

Computing

  • We are Storytellers
  • We are Celebrating

Religious Education

  • Christianity in Wolverhampton

Humanities

  • Seasons
  • Seasides from the Past

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Summer Term 2018

English

  • Explanations
  • Classic Poetry
  • Themed Stories
  • Diaries/Newspapers
  • Extended Stories/Films
  • Reading Comprehension

Mathematics

  • Number and Place Value
  • Calculations – (+/-/x/÷)
  • 2D and 3D Shapes
  • Fractions
  • Time and Statistics
  • Problem Solving
  • Position and Direction
  • Capacity/Volume and Temperature

Science

  • Animals and their Habitats
  • Young Gardeners

Physical Education

  • Athletics
  • Striking and Fielding

Topic

  • My World and Me
  • Florence Nightingale

Computing

  • We are the Detectives
  • We are the Zoologists

Religious Education

  • Special stories

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Summer Term 2018

English

  • Authors
  • Letters
  • Adventure
  • Mystery
  • Report Writing

Mathematics

  • Multiplication and Division
  • Addition and Subtraction
  • 2D/3D Shapes
  • Decimals (money)
  • Place Value
  • Mental Calculation
  • Fractions
  • Measures
  • Statistics

Science

  • Forces
  • Light

Physical Education

  • Striking and Fielding
  • Athletics

Topic

  • Our European Neighbours
  • Invaders and Settlers

Computing

  • We are communicators
  • Opinion Polls

Religious Education

  • Places of Worship
  • God and Church

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Summer Term 2018

English

  • Issues and Dilemmas
  • Play Scripts
  • Explanation Texts

Mathematics

  • Counting, partitioning and calculating
  • Time
  • Fraction and decimals
  • Position and direction
  • Area and Perimeter
  • Mental calculations
  • Measuring – using metric measures
  • Problem solving

Science

  • Electricity
  • Eating and Digestion

Physical Education

  • Tennis
  • Athletics

Humanities

  • Earning a Living
  • Village Settlers

Computing

  • We are software developers
  • We are co-authors

Religious Education

  • Exploring key leaders of Sikhism and Hinduism

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Summer Term 2018

English

  • Older literature
  • Novel as a theme
  • Reports
  • Magazine articles

Mathematics

  • Place value
  • Fractions
  • Written calculations
  • Measures
  • Geometry
  • Number operations (+-x÷)
  • Area and volume of shapes

Science

  • Earth and Space
  • Changes and Reproduction

Physical Education

  • Cricket
  • Athletics

Humanities

  • How life has changed since 1948
  • Extreme Earth

Computing

  • Blogging
  • Architects

Religious Education

  • What can we learn from religion from temptation?

Art & DT

  • Objects and Meaning
  • A sense of place
  • Moving toys

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Summer Term 2018

English

  • Journalistic Writing
  • Narrative
  • Argument writing
  • Poetry

Mathematics

  • Place value, decimals and fractions
  • Mental and written calculation
  • Calculating fractions, ratio and proportion
  • Coordinates, translation and reflection
  • Measurement – mass, volume and capacity
  • Algebra and sequences
  • 2D and 3D shape
  • Measurement – (length and time) and statistics – mean

Science

  • Evolution and Inheritance

Physical Education

  • Rounders
  • Athletics

Humanities

  • Geography: Coasts
  • History: Local History

Computing

  • We are app developers
  • We are marketers

Religious Education

  • Expressing faith through the Arts
  • What is a church?

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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.

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 Handwriting Poster

Read our Phonics Leaflet

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 2 Overview

Autumn 1 Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2
Week 1 Number and Place value Counting, multiplication and sorting Number and Place value Length and Mass/weight Number and Place value and statistics Time
Week 2 Number and Place value Statistics Mass/weight Addition and subtraction Addition and subtraction Multiplication and division
Week 3 Length and Mass/weight Fractions

Capacity and volume

2-D and 3-D Shape Fractions Capacity and volume and temperature Statistics including finding the 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 direction

Time

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

 

Year 6 Overview

Autumn 1 Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2
Week 1 Place value incl. decimals Fractions Place value, sequences and coordinates Mental and written addition and subtraction Place value, decimals and fractions Measurement – mass and volume / capacity
Week 2 Mental and written addition Fractions, percentages, ratio and proportion 2D shape, coordinates, translation and reflection Measurement, ratio and proportion Mental and written calculation Mental and written calculations
Week 3 Mental and written multiplication (time) Geometry – angles

Statistics – pie charts

Measurement – temperature, mean 2D and 3D shape Calculating fractions, ratio and proportion Fractions
Week 4 2D and 3D shape Measurement – length, including perimeter and mass Calculating with fractions Area, perimeter and volume of shapes Coordinates, translation and reflection Place value and decimals
Week 5 Mental and written subtraction Measurement – area and volume Mental and written division Statistics – line graphs and pie charts Algebra and sequences 2D and 3D shape
Week 6 Mental and written division Assess and review week Mental and written multiplication Assess and review week Measurement (length and time) and statistics – mean Assess and review week