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Lower School Curriculum

Autumn 2017

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.

Autumn 2017

 

KS-2 Nick’s Class

Subject

 

First Half Term

Second Half Term

Mathematics

 

Adding and subtracting four-digit numbers, coordination’s, fractions

Fractions, percentages and decimal places. Multiplication and division, looking at different methods for solving sums

Science

 

Solid, liquids and gasses. Introduction of gas as a third state of matter. Materials and their properties.

Evaporation and condensation, the water cycle.

English

 

Different types of sentences, nouns, adjectives, verbs and adverbs, spelling words, grammar and punctuation.

History

 

The Egyptians, looking at Pharaohs and Pyramids as well as Egyptians gods and life in Egypt including mummies and Tutankhamun.

Geography

 

Map reading, how to understand a map, understand a key, look at simple examples, (Kruger National Park). 

ICT

Scratch-computer programming. How to create simple instruction.

Microsoft word and PowerPoint

Scratch-computer programming. How to create games and virtual pets.

Microsoft word and PowerPoint, writing a story for word and research using PowerPoint.

PSHE

 

What constitutes, and how to maintain, a healthy lifestyle including the benefits of physical activity, rest, healthy eating and dental health, About good and not so good feelings, a vocabulary to describe their feelings to others and to develop simple strategies for managing feelings

PE

 

Real PE

 

Students will learn about Fundamentals for sports focusing on Throwing, Catching and Aiming skills.

Students will also:

·         develop Social Interaction Skills

·         begin to learn, understand and use key words

·         work on and develop their gross motor skills

Dance, Music and Movement.

 

Students will learn and develop simple skills, actions and balances using the floor and low apparatus. Students will create a performance piece using key words and set criteria.

RE

Looking at Egyptian gods, why were gods worships. Compare Anglo Saxon gods, how are they different and similar.

Remembrance, how do different cultures remember their families?

Christians, why we celebrate Christmas, comparing to other religions. 

Swimming Group

Developing Freestyle and backstroke, to include

Bobs, glides, buoyancy, spinning, rolling

body position and rotation

Freestyle, breaststroke and backstroke

to include: glides, buoyancy, breathing

co-ordination, body position and rotation

Music

 

Explore instruments both familiar and unknown. Develop transferable musical skills, pulse, tempo, harmony.

Gain confidence of expression through music. Explore group playing alongside personal practice and development.

Art

 

Related to science and Geography, looking at different materials, including paint, chalk, pencils and pens.

 

KS-2 Liz/Bob’s Class

Subject

First Half Term

Second Half Term

Mathematics

 

Adding two-digit numbers, subtracting two-digit numbers, counting money, 2D shapes and angles.

 Introduction to multiplication and division, column addition, factors and number bounds.

Science

 

Why animals are the way they are, adaptation, what they eat, whey they are different.

Living things and their habitat, why animals live where they life, how the adapt to live in their environment.

English

 

Simple sentences, what makes a simple sentence, looking at nouns and adjectives, spelling words, grammar adding full stops and question marks to work.

History

 

Anglo Saxons, who are they, where did they come from, what they looked like, how they fought and lived.

Geography

 

Understanding the world we live in, where are we in the world, why do we live here, how do we move around, why are we different to other people (living and eating habits).

ICT

Keyboard skills-typing skills, recognising the function of the different keys on the keyboard.

Scratch programming.

 

PSHE

 

First half term-New beginnings, feeling good, friendship.

 

Keeping healthy-diet, exercise, lifestyle. How can we improve this?

E-safety, using search engines-what is a search engine? How do we use search engines?

PE

 

Real PE

 

Students will learn about Fundamentals for sports focusing on Throwing, Catching and Aiming skills.

Students will also:

·         develop Social Interaction Skills

·         begin to learn, understand and use key words

·         work on and develop their gross motor skills

Dance, Music and Movement.

 

Students will learn and develop simple skills, actions and balances using the floor and low apparatus. Students will create a performance piece using key words and set criteria.

RE

The afterlife-the differences between Hindu and Christian beliefs about the Afterlife.

Devotion-what does it mean? Hindu focus on Shiva. What devotion means in other religion?

 

Music

 

Explore instruments both familiar and unknown. Develop transferable musical skills, pulse, tempo, harmony.

Gain confidence of expression through music. Explore group playing alongside personal practice and development.

Art

 

Projects based around the core curriculum topics of the term, which a specific focus on Geography and History. An introduction to colour theory, 3D model making, character design and observational drawing. A variety of different media to be used to include paint, pencil, clay and collage.

 

 

KS-2 Fran’s Class

Subject

First Half Term

Second Half Term

Mathematics

 

Adding two-digit numbers, subtracting two-digit numbers, counting money, introduction to time.

Column addition, factors and number bounds. Different methods of addition.

Science

 

Why animals are the way they are, adaptation, what they eat, whey they are different.

Living things and their habitat, why animals live where they life, how the adapt to live in their environment.

English

 

Simple sentences, what makes a simple sentence, looking at nouns and adjectives, spelling words, grammar adding full stops and question marks to work.

History

 

Anglo Saxons, who are they, where did they come from, what they looked like, how they fought and lived.

Geography

 

Understanding the world we live in, where are we in the world, why do we live here, how do we move around, why are we different to other people (living and eating habits).

ICT

Keyboard skills-typing skills, recognising the function of the different keys on the keyboard.

Scratch programming.

 

PSHE

 

First half term-New beginnings, feeling good, friendship.

 

Keeping healthy-diet, exercise, lifestyle. How can we improve this?

E-safety, using search engines-what is a search engine? How do we use search engines?

PE

 

Real PE

 

Students will learn about Fundamentals for sports focusing on Throwing, Catching and Aiming skills.

Students will also:

·         develop Social Interaction Skills

·         begin to learn, understand and use key words

·         work on and develop their gross motor skills

Dance, Music and Movement.

 

Students will learn and develop simple skills, actions and balances using the floor and low apparatus. Students will create a performance piece using key words and set criteria.

RE

The afterlife-the differences between Hindu and Christian beliefs about the Afterlife.

Devotion-what does it mean? Hindu focus on Shiva. What devotion means in other religion?

 

Music

 

Explore instruments both familiar and unknown. Develop transferable musical skills, pulse, tempo, harmony.

Gain confidence of expression through music. Explore group playing alongside personal practice and development.

Art

 

Projects based around the core curriculum topics of the term, which a specific focus on Geography and History. An introduction to colour theory, 3D model making, character design and observational drawing. A variety of different media to be used to include paint, pencil, clay and collage.