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Curriculum

Long Term Planning

  • Year 1

    Autumn (13 1/2 weeks)

    We are what we eat & Who Am I? (7+7)
    Focus
    Science: Healthy Food
    Geog: Where food comes from PSHE/Citizenship: Self – feelings, individuals
    Art: Portraits
    Anti – Bullying
    w/b 27th Nov
    Christmas 2 full weeks
    w/b 4th Dec
    Swimming
    Balanceability
    Forest School
    Balanceability

    Spring (11 weeks)

    Live and Let Live (2)
    Science: naming & grouping
    Time Travellers (5 1⁄2)
    Focus: History: Local History – must link to Jet Age
    Spring / Easter production
    Focus: Literacy
    Balanceability Forest School

    Summer (13 1⁄2 weeks)

    Seeing the light (7)
    Focus:
    Art: Light and Dark
    Geog: Day and Night
    Science: growing seeds, Materials
    Focus Week Hooray let’s go on Holiday (8)
    Focus:
    Geog: Places
    Forest School
  • Year 2

    Autumn (13 1/2 weeks)

    People of the Past (5 1⁄2)
    Focus:
    History: Famous explorers, inventors – Must be: Christopher Columbus v Neil Armstrong
    Anti – Bullying
    w/b 27th Nov
    Christmas 2 full weeks
    w/b 4th Dec
    Forest School Swimming

    Spring (11 weeks)

    Flowers & Insects (7)
    Focus: Science: How and where seeds grow, honey, butterflies
    Spring / Easter production
    Focus: Literacy
    Forest School

    Summer (13 1⁄2 weeks)

    From A to B (9)
    Focus: 
    Geog: Travel, maps 
    History: Transport 
    ART: Turner/Monet
    Focus Week Super Humans (3 1⁄2)
    Focus:
    Science: Body parts, senses
    DT: Healthy Meal
    Forest School
  • Year 3

    Autumn (13 1/2 weeks)

    Scavengers and settlers (6)
    Focus:
    History: Stone, Bronze, Iron Age
    Anti – Bullying
    w/b 27th Nov
    Christmas 2 full weeks
    w/b 4th Dec
    Food Tech Forest School

    Spring (11 weeks)

    Chocolate (8)
    Focus:
    Geog: Cacao bean 
    History: discovery 
    Science: Tooth care 
    ART: Wrappers
    Shakespeare Production
    Swimming Forest School

    Summer (13 1⁄2 weeks)

    Bright Sparks (3)
    Focus: Science: Electricity & Magnetism
    Material World (3)
    Focus: 
    Science: incl. gears and levels
    Focus Week Local History
    Jet Age linked to WW2
    Forest School
  • Year 4

    Autumn (13 1/2 weeks)

    Temples, Tombs and treasures (7)
    Focus:
    History: Ancient Egyptians
    Anti – Bullying
    w/b 27th Nov
    Christmas 2 full weeks
    w/b 4th Dec
    Forest School Food Tech

    Spring (11 weeks)

    Land, sea and sky (5)
    Focus: 
    Science: Habitats and life cycles must cover Year 4-6 ‘habitats’ requirements
    Active Planet (6)
    Focus: 
    Geog: Volcanoes and earthquakes 
    Science: Solids, liquids and gases
    2017/18 – Must complete Chocolate
    Forest School Swimming

    Summer (13 1⁄2 weeks)

    Saving the World (9)
    Focus:
    Geog: Rainforest 
    Science: rocks and soils
    Focus Week Theatre production 
    Focus: Literacy
    Forest School
  • Year 5

    Autumn (13 1/2 weeks)

    Space Explorers and KS2 Science Sound and Light (7 1⁄2+)
    Focus:
    Science: Space & Light
    Anti – Bullying
    w/b 27th Nov
    Christmas 2 full weeks
    w/b 4th Dec
    Forest School  

    Spring (11 weeks)

    Go with the flow (11 1⁄2)
    Focus:
    Geog: Rivers and Floods
    Food Tech
    Forest School
    Food Tech
    Bike Skills

    Summer (13 1⁄2 weeks)

    Saving the World (9)
    Focus:
    Geog: Rainforest 
    Science: rocks and soils
    Focus Week Theatre production 
    Focus: Literacy
    Forest School
  • Year 6

    Autumn (13 1/2 weeks)

    Mission to Mars (8) 
    Focus:
    Science: broad revision 
    D/T: moon buggies
    Anti – Bullying
    w/b 27th Nov
    Christmas 2 full weeks
    w/b 4th Dec
    Forest School  

    Spring (11 weeks)

    The great. The bold. The brave (8) + Local History of Gloucester City 
    Focus:
    History: Greeks and Romans
      Forest School

    Summer (13 1⁄2 weeks)

    Making New Materials (6 1⁄2) Focus: 
    Science: Dissolving, melting, glass, conductors insulators
    Focus Week Out of Africa (4 1⁄2) Focus: 
    Science: evolution
    Leavers Production Focus: Literacy
    Food Tech Forest School
    Food Tech

Festivals and events throughout the year

Autumn

Literature Festival International 
Languages Day Harvest
Remembrance
Hour of Code
Diwali
Hanukah

Spring

Chinese New Year 
Shove Tuesday & Lent 
St David’s Day
World Book Day
St Patrick’s Day
Holi
Mothering Sunday 
The Big Pedal
Good Friday & Easter 
St George’s Day

Summer

Ramadan & Eid
Fathers’ Day
Science Festival
Maths Day
Sports Week
Sex Education

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