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Curriculum

Our Curriculum is planned as a two year rolling programme. 

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Year 3/4 - CURRICULUM 'A' (2021-22)
TermThe Big Picture (Topic)Memorable Experience /outcomeOutdoor /community learning opportunitiesPSHE&CEnglishMathematicsScienceGeographyHistoryArt & DesignComputingMusicDesign & TechnologyFrenchR.EP.E
Autumn HT1Me and My School                     Children learn what it is like to be a child in Black Combe Junior SchoolResidentialIntroduction to the forest and safety rules                                 Class One and Two visit the forest on alternate weeks to be introduced to the area and learn the safety rules1. Learning to Learn (meta-cognition). 2. Respecting self and others. Democratic processThe Writing Process, recounts and instruction                        Children learn each step of the writing process and use it to write a recount about residential and instructions on how to play a boardgameNumber and place value          Children follow the White Rose scheme of work and complete problems and investigations based on number and place valueThe scientific process               Through an investigation based on Coca-Cola and Mentos, children learn each step of the scientific process and why it is important to conduct a fair testMap Skills                                Through various activities both indoors and out, children learn how to read maps in a variety of ways (the school and its grounds).xExperimenting with media      Children create a wacky self-portrait using different types of media such as a pencil eys, a pen eye, a charcoal nose and an oil pastel mouth1. Multimedia & word processing. 2. Online education  (see computing skills progression for objectives)xThe Design Process                    Children are taught about each step of the design process and then how to use it to design, create and play boardgames based on Black Combe Junior SchoolTBCThe Bible - Books of the bibleBasic Skills and Football           Children are taught basic skills that are transferable between sports in one lesson and specific football skills in the other lesson
Autumn HT2Our town:  Children learn about the environment, including what the environment is and how to look after the environment locallyChristmas Coffee Morning       Children design and create Christmas treats for a Christmas coffee morning that will be attended by parents, carers and other family membersLocal habitats                     Children visit a variety of local habitats including the woods, beach, farmland and town to compare their featuresRespecting our town and the locallty - being good citizensPersuasive writing to local councilAddition and Subtraction and Multiplication and Division Children follow the White Rose scheme of work and complete problems and investigations based on +, -, x and ÷Habitats                                     Linked to their visits to local habitats, children learn about the plants and animals that live near them. Children learn food chains and how to make them using the correct terminology.Map Skills                                Continuing to learn map skills and apply them to local habitat work - Ordance survey / orienteering skills                           Local study - Millom, mining and the iron ageAndy Goldsworthy and natural sculpture and land art. Children learn the techniques used by the famous artist Andy Goldsworthy and create similar pieces themselves using natural materials. 1. Multimedia & word processing. 2. Digital Media. 3. Online education  (see computing skills progression for objectives)xChristmas Coffee Morning  Children follow the design process to design and create cookies, cakes, sandwiches and hot chocolates for a Christmas coffee morningTBCStories of the bibleTag Rugby & Cross country
Spring HT1Our Town:  The second half term of 'The Environment' looks more closely at the local area's places of interest and historical significance Rock park / stone circles / discovery centreThe history & legacy of the communityIndividual liberties - Rights of the worker (miners)Newspaper Reports             Children learn the key features of a newspaper report and the type of langauge used. They then create a newspaper report about an historical event that took place in Millom. Multiplication and Division, Measurement, Length, Perimeter and Area. Children follow the White Rose scheme of work to complete problems and investigations.Rocks & soilsxLocal study - Millom, mining and the iron agePointilism. Children learn to create pieces of artwork using the artistic style known as 'pointillism' 1. Multimedia & word processing. 2. Digital Media. 3. Online education  (see computing skills progression for objectives)History of MusicxTBCBuddhism                       Tennis & Swimming                                          Children learn to become more confident in the water
Children learn a variety of water based skills (getting in and out of the pool, floating, going under water, etc)
Children learn a variety of strokes / Short Tennis / Basketball
Spring HT2Our Town:  The third half term of 'The Environment' topic begins to look beyond the local area, to the rest of the country. This is done through map work and other geographical skills. City visitCity visitRule of LawFiction - Story 'Way Home'Fractions, Mass and Capacity and Decimals. Children follow the White Rose scheme of work to complete problems and investigations.Sound - city Vs rural / university link (STEM)Countries, counties, major cities, surrounding seas of UKStone ageClay Work (Stane Age Weapons)Chalk Pastels (Cave Art) Photography1. Digital Media (soundscapes - audacity). 2. Data  3. Online eduction (see computing skills progression for objectives).Soundscape - city Vs rural (wellness link)xTBCBuddhismHockey & Swimming                                          Children learn to become more confident in the water
Children learn a variety of water based skills (getting in and out of the pool, floating, going under water, etc)
Children learn a variety of strokes / Rugby / cricket
Summer HT1Our World: Children learn about different countries and continents around the world, how they are the same and how they differ, Their cultures and traditions, music and food.Global goals projectGlobal goals projectGlobal citizensTales from different culturesDecimals and Time. Children follow the White Rose scheme of work to complete problems and investigations.Plants                                          Children will learn the names and functions of different parts of a flowering plant as well as exploring the requirements of a flowering plant and the part a flower plays in the life cycle of a flowering plant.Geography                              Children learn about different countries and how to find them as well as their geography, topography, man-made and natural features, weather and population plus human impactBronze AgexSoundscapes/Presentations xGlobal goals STEM Project (Bridges)Languages linked to countries studied in GeographyIslamRounders & Gymnastics and Multi-Skills Children are taught a variety of gymnastic moves to be put into a dispay and shared with the class in one lesson and are taught multi-skills in the other lesson
Summer HT2Our World: Children learn about different countries and continents around the world, how they are the same and how they differ, Their cultures and traditions, music and food.Global goals projectGlobal goals projectGlobal citizensPoetryStatistics and Geometry. Children follow the White Rose scheme of work to complete problems and investigations.States of Matter (Real iceberg / penguin investigation)Geography                              Children learn about different countries and how to find them as well as their geography, topography, man-made and natural features, weather and population plus human impactxxObjectives will be linked to other subjects and pulled from computing skills progressionxGlobal goals STEM Project (Bridges)TBCTBCRelationships with GodAthletics
Year 3/4 - CURRICULUM 'B' (2022-23)
TermThe Big Picture (Topic)Memorable Experience /outcomeOutdoor /community learning opportunitiesPSHE&CEnglishMathematicsScienceGeographyHistoryArt & DesignComputingMusicDesign & TechnologyFrenchR.EP.E
Autumn HT1Awesome Me!' (humans of the present). This topic will be intrinsically linked to our recovery curriculum; strategically planning for the 5 levers of recovery. 'Operation' style autobiography game / Giant Phase 3-4 self identity world mapFamily research for autobiographyExploring self & relationships Instructions (2-3 weeks)  ('operation' game). Children will also be explicitly taught the writing process. 3- Autobiography (2 weeks) (part 1) - What makes me unique. Place Value (including review and recovery sequencing). Addition & SubtractionTeaching the scientific process explicitly - ElectricityPersonal Geography: UK Countries and Cities (linked to their autobiography research). We are all different & come from different places and that's ok - tolerance of each other and opening eyes to the world. Where are you from? Family? Origin of your name?Personal History (linked to their autobiography research)Expressing emotions: Experimenting with mixed media (Kandinsky / Pollock ). This links to validating ALL emotions as valid. Self Identity plus relevent objectives from computing skills progressionTBCLearning about and using the design process to create their autobiography gameTBCChurchesLearning about your own body & mind: basic multiskills & mental health
Autumn HT2Awesome Civilisations (humans of the past)Irrigation system to save and use rain water.River visitFurther developing relationships, community, transparent curriculum, metacognition & space (the 5 levers of recovery).Report writing - Awesome Egyptians. Explanation Text (in Science) - Water Cycle. PoetryAddition & Subtraction. Multiplication & Division. Measurement: Length, perimeter & areaLightAfricaEgyptians xMultimedia & wordprocessing / Networks and Search Technologies (see computing skills progression)TBCIrrigation systems e.g. rain water collector & The water cycleTBCChurches & ChristmasTag Rugby & Cross country
Spring HT1Performance - Myth playscriptsFair Trade:  campaign for pledgesFairness and equality (Rights & responsibilities)Myths. ScriptsMeasurement: Length, perimeter & area          FractionsAnimals Including Humans Children earn all of the major bones and muscles, what they are called, where they are and their function
Children learn the names and functions of teeth
Learn the types and amounts of nutrition needed for a healthy balanced diet
EuropeRomansEuropean Art: Renaissance / enlightenmentNetworks and Search Technologies (see computing skills progression)TBCxTBCBuddhism                       Tennis & Swimming                                          Children learn to become more confident in the water
Children learn a variety of water based skills (getting in and out of the pool, floating, going under water, etc)
Children learn a variety of strokes / Short Tennis / Basketball
Spring HT2  British values: Rule of LawNews ReportingMeasurenment: Mass & capacity. Decimals (including money). ConsolidationAnimals Including Humans 
Children also learn about each part of the digestive system and how it functions 
Europe Anglo-Saxons  and ScotsEuropean Art: Past and presentNetworks and Search Technologies (see computing skills progression)TBCxTBCBuddhismHockey & Swimming                                          Children learn to become more confident in the water
Children learn a variety of water based skills (getting in and out of the pool, floating, going under water, etc)
Children learn a variety of strokes / Rugby / cricket
Summer HT1Humans of the future Town study / local interviews (Millom of the future)Raising aspirations & opening possibilities (careers fayre)Film Review (set in the future that has passed). SciFi based on their own prediction of the future.Number: decimals (including money). Measurement: TimeForces and Magnets - How realistic are hoverboards? STEM - Global GoalsHow can we build a brighter future? Human impact on the worldHow can we build a brighter future? Learning from past mistakes / successes3D sculptureProgramming (see computing skills progression)TBCProject based D&T (determined by children's ideas for Millom of the future)TBCIslamRounders & Gymnastics and Multi-Skills Children are taught a variety of gymnastic moves to be put into a dispay and shared with the class in one lesson and are taught multi-skills in the other lesson
Summer HT2Science Fair' style event - Presenting children's outcomes on Millom for the future. Future GoalsAutobiography (part 2) - What makes me unique now? Who will I be in the future / How will I fit into the future? (The autobiography will 'bookend' writing ability for snapshot of progress).Statistics. Geometry: Properties of shape (including Y4 position & direction). ConsolidationSTEM - Global GoalsHow can we build a brighter future? Human impact on the worldHow can we build a brighter future? Learning from past mistakes / successesxProgramming (see computing skills progression)TBCProject based D&T (determined by children's ideas for Millom of the future)TBCOld TestamentAthletics
Year 5/6 - CURRICULUM 'A' (2021-22)
TermThe Big Picture (Topic)Memorable Experiences /outcomesOutdoor /community learning opportunitiesPSHE&CEnglishMathematicsScienceGeographyHistoryArt & DesignComputingMusicDesign & TechnologyFrenchR.EP.E
Autumn HT1InventionSTEM competition / War Dance / Invention competition (the winning design could be really built!)Year 6 - interschool STEM competitionSELF: self-awareness; emotional wellbeing; moral and spiritual development and careers and the world of work.Reading - Fluency / accuracy; checking makes sense and exploring words in context; literal retrieval (2 weeks). Inference & Deduction (4 weeks) overlearning.  Writing - Life/school hacks/inventions (procedural). Persuasion - making a case for best invention / inventor/s.Number: Place Value & Four Operations. Learning the problem solving process.ElectricityGeographical Skills: Atlas and digital mapping use; physical characteristics and topographical features of central/north america; natural resources.Mayans (contrast with British History). The angle: resouceful inventors.Mayan Masks - patterns, layering colours, tones and textures. Using a wider range of materials.E-Safety / responsibility. Significant people (Mark Zuckerberg). Invent your own socia media platform.  Composition (audacity / Garage Band).History and context of music; improvise and compose music - pulse, rhythm, pitch usinf formal notation.Invent your own musical instrument - materials and forces. Design and make a new way of presenting info about the Maya.xChristianity
God
Relationship with God
Creation
Repentance
Tennis and Swimming
Autumn HT2Animals & UsImproving our local environment - bird houses, litter/plastics (volunteering)Volunteering - our nature grounds, rubbish collecting (negate some human impact on habitats), animal charities?Self awareness, Healthy living & rights and responsibilities (community) animal welfare, how are we affecting local habitats.Reading - Inference & deduction and language. Identifying & comparing text genres. Writing - Just so stores inspired by Rudyard KiplingFour operations, fractions, (cross curricular opportunities: statistics, co-ordinates, measurement (length & angles)), FractionsThe three half terms go from short term to long term: What we eat (food chains / webs); Location - British Isles. Physical & human - local habitats and human impact on those. Skills - observation, measurement, sketching, graphs, tables.xMayan Masks (going on too long?) - patterns, layering colours, tones and textures. Using a wider range of materials.    Observational drawings - close ups / different perspectives / techniques (animals of the British Isles)Programming to collect data - observational cameras for bird housesMusic theory, composition and appreciation of music.Design and build own bird housesxGod
Democracy
Christmas
Incarnation
Swimming & Hockey
Spring HT1Animals & UsZoo visitsRaising money for animal charities (local or global).Self awareness, Healthy living & rights and responsibilities (community) animal welfare, how are we affecting local habitats.poetry / diary (animals out of their respective habitats). Newspaper report linked to  zoos in UK. Link in quotes, experts, dialogue, passive voice, complex sentences, bias.FDP / algebraHow we eat (teeth & digestion (animals and humans)); why we eat (circulatory system);  animal & human life cycles leading to classification and adaptation.xChronological understanding beyond 1066 - history of zoos (tie in monarchs)xUsing technologies for composition / Global goals - Programming to improve the world. 3D simulation.Music theory, composition and appreciation of music.Design and build own bird housesxBuddhismCardio / Core strength and Netball
Spring HT2Animals & UsSocial entrepeneurship - Raising money for animal charities (local or global). Raising money for animal charities (local or global).Self awareness, Healthy living & rights and responsibilities (community) animal welfare, how are we affecting local habitats.Balanced argument - Zoos which will feed into the news report whether zoos should still exist.FDP / algebra / RatioInheritance & evolutionLocational knowledge of wider world - locating animals' natural habitats. Research animal and country (climate, land use, deforestation etc). Feeds into justifying zoos or not and adaptation based on topography.xRepresentations of animals from around the world (different techniques) Selling art work to raise money for charity.Programming - observational cameras for bird houses or 3D simulations of zoos Using technologies for compositionUsing technologies for compositionHealthy eating (linked to science)x  
Summer HT1Invaders!A Visit from a real Viking / Lindisfarne Monk?  Sutton Hoo / Lindisfarne -News report. Explanation text - How Anglo Saxon Britain was ruled. Decimals / properties of shape / position & directionUse Viking Science experiment sheet the Viking and Anglo-Saxon struggle for the Kingdom of England to the time of Edward the Confessor:
- Viking raids and invasion
- resistance by Alfred the Great and Athelstan, first king of England
- further Viking invasions and Danegeld
- Anglo-Saxon laws and justice
- Edward the Confessor and his death in 1066
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Summer HT2Invaders!   Beowulf?Converting units / volume / statisticsUse Viking Science experiment sheetTypes of settlement and land use including trade links    x  
Year 5/6 - CURRICULUM 'B' (2022-23)
TermThe Big Picture (Topic)Memorable Experience /outcomeOutdoor /community learning opportunitiesPSHE&CEnglishMathematics Follow White RoseScienceGeographyHistoryArt & DesignComputingMusicDesign & TechnologyFrenchR.EP.E
Autumn HT1Good to be MeWorry dolls, lapbooks, Halloween dayWorry dollsHow to be a good friend, growth mindsedt, good to be me, worries and problems. Recovery CurriculumWorry books, Non-chronological report all about me, Oliver Jeffers author study, Soar literacy shed story writingPlace value and 4 operationsProperties and changes of materialsMap work local communityxSelf portraits in the style of different artists: Andy Warhol; Roy Lichtenstein; Van Gogh; Banksy and Picasso.Research skills and using word and PowerPointChime bars and DrummingxxChristianityMultiskills
Autumn HT2Extraordinary EarthDesign and build a rocketAstroanut trainingRecovery CurriculumNewspaper report about the 1969 moon landing; persuasive brochure for an alien holidayFour operations and fractionsEarth and SpaceContinents; PangeaThe Moon landing 1969; famous people in space history.Peter Thorpe inspired space art; moon pictures using chalkGreen screen moon landing Chime bars and DrummingCreate a rocketxChristianityTraining program for being an astronaut
Spring HT1Ancient GreeksZoom meeting with Stuart Robinson athlete   Who Let the Gods Out Guided Reading and writing opportunities (focus on Chapter 9): setting description, character description, point of view story writing. Trojan War 3 week writig unit (different genres)Geometry - Shape, StatisticsForcesWhere is Ancient Greece. Compare UK to GreeceAncient GreeksDesign a vase, Theatre masksResearch skills and using word and PowerPointxCreate a pottery vase, theatre masks, foil olympic sculpturesx Olympics 
Spring HT2Ancient Greeks   Who Let the Gods Out Guided Reading and writing opportunities (focus on Chapter 9): setting description, character description, point of view story writing. Trojan War 3 week writig unit (different genres)AlgebraForcesWhere is Ancient Greece. Compare UK to GreeceAncient GreeksDesign a vase, Theatre masksResearch skills and using word and PowerPointxCreate a pottery vase, theatre masks, foil olympic sculpturesx Olympics 
Summer HT1RainforestsDen building day, South Lakes Zoo tripDen building, zoo tripP4C Mrs O'Donnell and Mrs Knowles Year 6 girls transition groupSetting description, Poetry, Deforestation Letter, How to survive the rainforest guide, Jane Goodall fact file (science week), non-chron report about rainforest learningPosition and Direction, Ratio and ProportionLife Cycles: humans, insect (blue morpho), amphibian (red-eyed tree frog), birds (potoo, harpy eagle), mammals, plantsMapping the world, Where is the UK, Tropics (lines on maps), biomesxRainforest animal collage, chalk pastel art, Henry RousseauScratch design a rainforest gameRainforest music composition Den building dayx Multiskills with Harry
Summer HT2Shangy Dynasty of Ancient ChinaForest/Beach School; Sports Day; Treetop nets (Y6 Leavers Treat); Visit to the New ParkForest SchoolsYear 6 sex education Oracle Bone Story Writing Unit; SPAG RevisionStatistics; Revision; Problem SolvingLightUsing a compass, coordinates, forest school fieldwork Shang Dynasty of Ancient China Terracotta ArmyProgramming - Beebots and algortithms Chime bars and DrummingTerracotta Army Clayx Orienteering, Multiskills, Sports day
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