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Lower School Curriculum

At the Lower School the school day runs from 08.45 – 15.15.  The school day starts and finishes with form time.  Lessons are 50 minutes long with both short and long breaks throughout the day.  

Each class is offered a broad Key Stage 2 curriculum, which is often themed to a specific topic:

·         English

·         Maths

·         Art

·         Music

·         PE

·         Drama

·         Science

·         Geography

·         History

·         ICT

·         PSHE

·         Cooking

The school uses a range of reading schemes including the Oxford Reading Tree, Wellington Square and Ginn.  Students take part in ERIC (Everyone Reads in Class).  Phonics teaching includes the Jolly Phonics scheme and the Alpha to Omega spelling scheme is used. Students have weekly spelling tests.

Spring 2017

 KS-2 Helen’s Class

Subject

First Half Term

Second Half Term

Mathematics

 

Area – measuring area using different Pooh characters’ footprints

Science

Habitats (relating to Pooh characters

English

Winnie The Pooh by A.A. Milne

Geography 

Grid References using map of Hundred Acre Wood

History

Timeline – How the story evolved

PSHE

Friendships, referencing different Pooh characters

PE

 

Music & Movement & Gymnastics

Swimming/Football/Basketball/

Netball

MUSIC

Haunted House

Musical Elements

ART

Thematic in line with core curriculum areas –

Display of pine tree pictures, paintings of Pooh characters, bees, balloons…

KS-2 Bob/Kathy’s Class

Subject

First Half Term

Second Half Term

Mathematics

Fractions and Decimals

Negative Numbers

Science

 

Evolution, Adaptation and Inheritance (continued)

Earth and Space

English

 

Studying Set Book: Oranges in No Man’s Land by Elizabeth Laird

History

The Lebanese Civil War

Geography

Lebanon – Country Fact File

PSHE

Belonging – Primary focus on Refugees

PE

 

Music & Movement & Gymnastics

Swimming/Football/Basketball/

Netball

MUSIC

Haunted House

Musical elements

ART

Thematic in line with core curriculum areas

 

 Autumn 2016

KS-2 Louisa’s Class

 Subject

First Half Term

Second Half Term

Mathematics

 

Statistics

Percentages, decimals and fractions

Science

 

Solids/liquids/gas

Every day materials, their properties

English

Daily Reading

Comprehension

Spellings

Investigations First News

EXT verbal reasoning

Apostrophes

Direct/indirect speech

Geography

 

Your world/my world

Children of the world

Mapping skills

India

History

Famous explorers

Ibn Battuta

PSHE

Responsibilities My Community The Wider World

PE

 

Alternating  weeks of swimming - variation in stroke work via sculling front and back crawl 

 Core Skill/Intro to team games

Alternating  weeks of swimming - variation in stroke work via sculling front and back crawl 

Football/Basketball/

Netball

IT

Using publisher DTP

Databases

MUSIC

World music          

Film music

ART

Rainbow Fish- – colours and tone using various materials and mediums

KS-2 Bob’s Class

 Subject

First Half Term

Second Half Term

Mathematics

Number bonds to 20

Tens and Units addition

Science

 

Solids/liquids/gas

Every day materials, their properties

English

Daily reading and writing practice

Weekly dictations and spelling

Focus: friendship stories, Roald Dahl stories, The Rainbow Fish, Elmer stories

History

Famous Explorers

Focus: Captain Scott

Geography

 

What a wonderful world Continents/oceans

Focus: Polar regions, Deserts

PSHE

All About Me Friendship Respect My Community

PE

 

Alternating  weeks of swimming - variation in stroke work via sculling front and back crawl 

 Core Skill/Intro to team games

Alternating  weeks of swimming - variation in stroke work via sculling front and back crawl 

Football/Basketball/

Netball

 

MUSIC

 

World music

Sound and silence

Haunted house

ART

Rainbow Fish- – colours and tone using various materials and mediums