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To ensure that each child experiences a full and varied curriculum, the Key Stage 2 classes rotate on a 3 year cycle, seen below in the Key Stage 2 Curriculum Grid document. From this, each class adjusts the learning to suit the learning needs of their group. Each class will cover either a History or Geography topic each half-term.

The Key Stage 1/2 class follows a 2 year rolling curriculum to build skills and address any gaps in Key Stage 1 learning. The Key Stage 1 Curriculum Grid can be found below.  The KS1/2 class will alternate between a Geography and History theme on a term-by term-basis. Children will develop knowledge about the world, the United Kingdom and their local area. They should understand basic subject-specific vocabulary relating to human and physical geography and begin to use geographical skills, including first-hand observation, to enhance their locational awareness.

In History children should develop an awareness of the past, using common words and phrases relating to the passing of time. They should know where the people and events they study fit within a chronological framework and identify similarities and differences between ways of life in different periods. They should use a wide vocabulary of everyday historical terms. They should ask and answer questions, choosing and using parts of stories and other sources to show that they know and understand key features of events. They should understand some of the ways in which we find out about the past and identify different ways in which it is represented

Music, DT, Art, and Religious Education are also covered within topic work, and are often the subject of enrichment days within the curriculum. In our Music classes, we aim to engage and inspire children to develop a love of music and their talent as musicians, and so increase their self-confidence, creativity and sense of achievement. In Art and Design we aim to engage, inspire and challenge each child, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design. In their DT learning, the children, through a variety of creative and practical activities, are taught the knowledge, understanding and skills needed to engage in an interactive process of designing, making and evaluating. Religious Education includes information and enquiry into the main world religions and focuses on different aspects of a specific religion each half term.

You can see some examples of our topic learning below.

Diwali Day

French Day

Boot Camp

Archaeological Dig

Art - Carving

Design And Technology - Water Features

Viking Armour

DT Healthy Take Away

Greek Pots

DT Chairs

Swimming Lessons

RE Day Holy Week