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Curriculum Overview

If you have any questions about our wider curriculum or how you can support your child at home, please contact our curriculum lead, Mr R. Findlow.

Wider Curriculum Topics – Autumn 2021

Here is a brief overview of what our children will be learning about in the wider curriculum this term.

 

Reception – ‘Me and My Community’

This project supports children with settling into the new rules and routines of school and encourages them to make new friends and feel confident in their class. It teaches children about being helpful, kind and thoughtful at home and at school. This project also teaches children how they are unique and special, the importance of friendship and how people in their family, school and local community are important and can help them.

Year 1 – ‘Childhood’

This project teaches children about everyday life and families today, including comparisons with childhood in the 1950s, using artefacts and a range of different sources.

Year 2 – ‘Movers and Shakers’

This project teaches children about historically significant people who have had a major impact on the world. They will learn to use timelines, stories and historical sources to find out about the people featured and use historical models to explore their significance.

Year 3 – ‘Through the Ages’

This project teaches children about British prehistory from the Stone Age to the Iron Age, including changes to people and lifestyle caused by ingenuity, invention and technological advancement.

Year 4 – ‘Invasion’

This project teaches children about life in Britain after the Roman withdrawal. Children will learn about Anglo-Saxon and Viking invasions up to the Norman conquest.

Year 5 – ‘Dynamic Dynasties’

This project teaches children about the history of ancient China, focusing primarily on the Shang Dynasty, and explores the lasting legacy of the first five Chinese dynasties, some of which can still be seen in the world today.

Year 6 – ‘Maafa’

This project teaches children about Africa past and present and the development of the slave trade. It also explores Britain’s role in the transatlantic slave trade, the causes and consequences of the European colonisation of Africa and the worldwide communities that make up the African diaspora.

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