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Long Term Curriculum Plan

Long Term Curriculum Plan

We have adapted our Curriculum over the past two years in order to recognise the work we are doing on Metacognition and Cognitive Principles.  This ties in with our curriculum drivers which are listed on the Long Term Curriculum page.

A break down of expectations across each year group in each subject is on the Curriculum Overview page.  There you will find a link to each subject.

 

 

Autumn

Spring

Summer

Nursery

Journeys

 

The Three Billy Goats Gruff

We’re Going on a Bear Hunt

Journeys

Conflict

Food and Farming

 

Goldilocks and the Three Bears

On the Farm

Environment

Conflict

Growing

 

The Gingerbread Man

Little Red Hen

Conflict

Reception 

Journeys

 

The Three Little Pigs

The Gruffalo

Journeys

Conflict

Food and Farming

 

The Gingerbread Man

Little Red Hen

Conflict

Growing

 

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

The Enormous Turnip

Environment

Year 1

The Great Fire of London.

 

 

Golden Threads/Concepts:

Society

 

NC History Link –

Events beyond living memory that are significant nationally or globally [for example, the

Great Fire of London, the first aeroplane flight or events commemorated through

festivals or anniversaries]

 

NC Geography Link –

Geographical Skills

use aerial photographs and plan perspectives to recognise landmarks and basic human and physical features; devise a simple map; and use and construct basic symbols in a key

Flight

 

 

Golden Threads/Concepts:

Journeys

Human Impact and Legacy

NC History Link –

The lives of significant individuals in the past who have contributed to national and

international achievements. Some should be used to compare aspects of life in

different periods [for example, Elizabeth I and Queen Victoria, Christopher Columbus

and Neil Armstrong, William Caxton and Tim Berners-Lee, Pieter Bruegel the Elder and

LS Lowry, Rosa Parks and Emily Davison, Mary Seacole and/or Florence Nightingale

and Edith Cavell]

 

NC Geography Link –

Geographical skills

Use simple compass directions (North, South, East and West) and locational and

directional language [for example, near and far; left and right], to describe the location

of features and routes on a map

 

name and locate the world’s seven continents and five oceans

 

 

 

Why is Britain Great?

Capital cities and countries in the UK

Golden Threads/Concepts:

Environment

Conflict

 

 

NC Geography Link –

Locational knowledge

Name, locate and identify characteristics of the four countries and capital cities of the

United Kingdom and its surrounding seas.

 

Human and physical geography

use basic geographical vocabulary to refer to:

Key physical features, including: beach, cliff, coast, forest, hill, mountain, sea,

ocean, river, soil, valley, vegetation, season and weather

Key human features, including: city, town, village, factory, farm, house, office, port,

harbour and shop

 

Geographical skills and fieldwork

Use world maps, atlases and globes to identify the United Kingdom and its countries,

as well as the countries, continents and oceans studied at this key stage

 

Use simple fieldwork and observational skills to study the geography of their school and

its grounds and the key human and physical features of its surrounding environment.

 

NC History Link –

significant historical events, people and places in their own locality.

Year 2

WW1

 

 

Golden Threads/Concepts:

Conflict

Society

 

NC History Link –

Changes within living memory. Where appropriate, these should be used to reveal aspects of change in national life.

Events beyond living memory that are significant nationally or globally.

 

Significant historical events, people and places in their own locality

 

NC Geography Link –

Use world maps, atlases and globes to identify the United Kingdom and its countries, as well as the countries, continents and oceans studied at this key stage.

Use simple compass directions (North, South, East and West) and locational and

directional language [for example, near and far; left and right], to describe the location of features and routes on a map.

 

 

 

Space

 

 

Golden Threads/Concepts:

Human Impact and Legacy

Journeys

 

NC History Link –

the lives of significant individuals in the past who have contributed to national and

international achievements.

Some should be used to compare aspects of life in

different periods [for example, Elizabeth I and Queen Victoria, Christopher Columbus

and Neil Armstrong,

Changes within living memory. Where appropriate, these should be used to reveal

aspects of change in national life.

 

NC Geography Link

Place knowledge

Understand geographical similarities and differences through studying the human and physical geography of a small area of the United Kingdom, and of a small area in a contrasting non-European country. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Travelling the Oceans

The seven continents and five oceans

Golden Threads/Concepts:

 

Environment

Beliefs

 

NC History Links –

Significant historical events, people and places in their own locality (Darwin)

 

NC Geography Links –

Name and locate the world’s seven continents and five oceans.

 

Human and physical geography.

 

 

Identify seasonal and daily weather patterns in the United Kingdom and the location of

hot and cold areas of the world in relation to the Equator and the North and South Poles.

 

Use basic geographical vocabulary to refer to:

Key physical features, including: beach, cliff, coast, forest, hill, mountain, sea, ocean, river, soil, valley, vegetation, season and weather

Key human features, including: city, town, village, factory, farm, house, office, port, harbour and shop

Geographical skills and fieldwork

Use world maps, atlases and globes to identify the United Kingdom and its countries,

as well as the countries, continents and oceans studied at this key stage

Use simple compass directions (North, South, East and West) and locational and

directional language [for example, near and far; left and right], to describe the location of features and routes on a map.

Year 3

Mayans

Stone Age to Iron Age

 

Golden Threads/Concepts:

Conflict

Human Impact and Legacy

NC History Links

a non-European society that provides contrasts with British history – one study chosen

from: early Islamic civilization, including a study of Baghdad c. AD 900; Mayan

civilization c. AD 900; Benin (West Africa) c. AD 900-1300.

 

Changes in Britain from the Stone Age to the Iron Age.

 

NC Geography Links –

 

Locational Knowledge

Name and locate counties and cities of the United Kingdom, geographical regions and

their identifying human and physical characteristics, key topographical features

(including hills, mountains, coasts and rivers), and land-use patterns; and understand

how some of these aspects have changed over time.

 

 

Understand geographical similarities and differences through the study of human and physical geography of a region of the United Kingdom, a region in a European country,

and a region within North or South America 

 

Human geography, including: types of settlement and land use, economic activity

including trade links, and the distribution of natural resources including energy,

food, minerals and water

 

Egyptians

 

 

Golden Threads/Concepts:

Beliefs

Society

NC History Links –

The achievements of the earliest civilizations – an overview of where and when the first civilizations appeared and a depth study of one of the following: Ancient Sumer; The

Indus Valley; Ancient Egypt; The Shang Dynasty of Ancient China.

 

 

NC Geography Links –

 

Human and physical geography

 

Describe and understand key aspects of:

Physical geography, including: climate zones, biomes and vegetation belts, rivers,

mountains, volcanoes and earthquakes, and the water cycle

Human geography, including: types of settlement and land use, economic activity

including trade links, and the distribution of natural resources including energy,

food, minerals and water

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shackleton

Arctic/Antarctica

 

Golden Threads/Concepts:

Journeys

Environment

NC Geography Links –

Identify the position and significance of latitude, longitude, Equator, Northern

Hemisphere, Southern Hemisphere, the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn, Arctic and

Antarctic Circle, the Prime/Greenwich Meridian and time zones (including day and

night)

 

 

Human and physical geography

Describe and understand key aspects of:

Physical geography, including: climate zones, biomes and vegetation belts, rivers,

mountains, volcanoes and earthquakes, and the water cycle

Human geography, including: types of settlement and land use, economic activityincluding trade links, and the distribution of natural resources including energy,

food, minerals and water

 

Geographical skills and fieldwork

Use maps, atlases, globes and digital/computer mapping to locate countries and describe features studied

Use the eight points of a compass, four and six-figure grid references, symbols and key

(including the use of Ordnance Survey maps) to build their knowledge of the United

Kingdom and the wider world

Use fieldwork to observe, measure, record and present the human and physical features in the local area using a range of methods, including sketch maps, plans and

graphs, and digital technologies.

 

NC History Link –

A study of an aspect or theme in British history that extends pupils’ chronological knowledge beyond 1066

Year 4

Greeks

 

Golden Threads/Concepts:

Beliefs

Environment

Conflict

NC History Links -

Ancient Greece – a study of Greek life and achievements and their influence on the

western world.

 

The legacy of Greek or Roman culture (art, architecture or literature) on later

periods in British history, including the present day.

 

NC Geography Links –

Locational knowledge

Locate the world’s countries, using maps to focus on Europe (including the location of Russia) and North and South America, concentrating on their environmental regions, key physical and human characteristics, countries, and major cities

 

Place knowledge

Understand geographical similarities and differences through the study of human and physical geography of a region of the United Kingdom, a region in a European country,

and a region within North or South America.

Romans

 

Golden Threads/Concepts:

Conflict

Human Impact and Legacy

NC History Links -

The Roman Empire and its impact on Britain.

British resistance, for example, Boudica 

 

A local history study - a depth study linked to one of the British areas of study listed above

A study over time tracing how several aspects of national history are reflected in

the locality

 

NC Geography Links –

Locate the world’s countries, using maps to focus on Europe (including the location of

Russia) and North and South America, concentrating on their environmental regions,

key physical and human characteristics, countries, and major cities

 

Name and locate counties and cities of the United Kingdom, geographical regions and

their identifying human and physical characteristics, key topographical features

(including hills, mountains, coasts and rivers), and land-use patterns; and understand

how some of these aspects have changed over time.

 

 

 

North and South America

Columbus

Golden Threads/Concepts:

Environment

Journeys

Society

 

 

 

 

NC Geography Links

Place knowledge

Understand geographical similarities and differences through the study of human and

physical geography of a region of the United Kingdom, a region in a European country and a region within North or South America

Human and physical geography

Describe and understand key aspects of:

Physical geography, including: climate zones, biomes and vegetation belts, rivers,

mountains, volcanoes and earthquakes, and the water cycle

Human geography, including: types of settlement and land use, economic activity including trade links, and the distribution of natural resources including energy,

food, minerals and water.

 

Geographical skills and fieldwork

Use maps, atlases, globes and digital/computer mapping to locate countries and

describe features studied

Use the eight points of a compass, four and six-figure grid references, symbols and key

(including the use of Ordnance Survey maps) to build their knowledge of the United

Kingdom and the wider world

Use fieldwork to observe, measure, record and present the human and physical features in the local area using a range of methods, including sketch maps, plans and

graphs, and digital technologies.

 

NC History Links –

Year 5

WWII

Battle of Britain

Golden Threads/Concepts:

Conflict

Society

Human Impact and Legacy

NC History Links –

A study of an aspect or theme in British history that extends pupils’ chronological knowledge beyond 1066 a significant turning point in British history, for example, the first railways or the Battle of Britain.

 

NC Geography Links –

Understand geographical similarities and differences through the study of human and physical geography of a region of the United Kingdom and a region in a European country.

 

Locate the world’s countries, using maps to focus on Europe (including the location of

Russia) concentrating on their environmental regions, key physical and human characteristics, countries, and major cities

Vikings and the Anglo Saxons

 

Golden Threads/Concepts:

Society

Conflict

Beliefs

NC History Links –

Britain’s settlement by Anglo-Saxons and Scots.

Anglo-Saxon invasions, settlements and kingdoms: place names and village life

Anglo-Saxon art and culture

Christian conversion –  Canterbury, Iona and Lindisfarne.

 

The Viking and Anglo-Saxon struggle for the Kingdom of England to the time of Edward

the Confessor.

This could include:

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

 

NC Geography Links –

Human geography, including: types of settlement and land use, economic activity

including trade links, and the distribution of natural resources including energy,

food, minerals and water.

 

Locate the world’s countries, using maps to focus on Europe (including the location of

Russia) and North and South America, concentrating on their environmental regions,

key physical and human characteristics, countries, and major cities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Asia

Marco Polo

Golden Threads/Concepts:

Journeys

Environment

Human Impact and Legacy

NC History Links –

 The achievements of the earliest civilizations – an overview of where and when the first

civilizations appeared and a depth study of one of the following:  The Shang Dynasty of Ancient China

NC Geography Links –

 

Human and physical geography

Describe and understand key aspects of:

Physical geography, including: climate zones, biomes and vegetation belts, rivers,

mountains, volcanoes and earthquakes, and the water cycle.

 

Human geography, including: types of settlement and land use, economic activity

including trade links, and the distribution of natural resources including energy, food, minerals and water.

 

Identify the position and significance of latitude, longitude, Equator, Northern

Hemisphere, Southern Hemisphere, the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn, Arctic and

Antarctic Circle, the Prime/Greenwich Meridian and time zones (including day and

night)

 

Geographical skills and fieldwork

 

Use maps, atlases, globes and digital/computer mapping to locate countries and

describe features studied

Use the eight points of a compass, four and six-figure grid references, symbols and key (including the use of Ordnance Survey maps) to build their knowledge of the United

Kingdom and the wider world

use fieldwork to observe, measure, record and present the human and physical features in the local area using a range of methods, including sketch maps, plans and

graphs, and digital technologies.

Year 6

The Elizabethans

 

Golden Threads/Concepts:

Beliefs

Conflict

Society

NC History Links

A study of an aspect or theme in British history that extends pupils’ chronological

knowledge beyond 1066

 

The changing power of monarchs using case studies.

A significant turning point in British history.

 

NC Geography Links –

Name and locate counties and cities of the United Kingdom, geographical regions and

their identifying human and physical characteristics, key topographical features

(including hills, mountains, coasts and rivers), and land-use patterns; and understand

how some of these aspects have changed over time.

 

Human geography, including: types of settlement and land use, economic activity

including trade links, and the distribution of natural resources including energy,

food, minerals and water.

 

 

The Changing Role of Women Through History

Golden Threads/Concepts:

Society

Conflict

NC History Links –

The achievements of the earliest civilizations – an overview of where and when the first

civilizations appeared and a depth study of one of the following: Ancient Sumer; The

Indus Valley; Ancient Egypt; The Shang Dynasty of Ancient China.

 

Anglo-Saxon art and culture (Role of women)

 

British resistance, for example, Boudica.

 

A study of an aspect or theme in British history that extends pupils’ chronological

knowledge beyond 1066.

 

 

Africa

Charles Darwin and Alfred Russell Wallace

Golden Threads/Concepts:

Environment

Journeys

Human Impact and Legacy

NC History Links –

A local history study -

A study over time tracing how several aspects of national history are reflected in

the locality (this can go beyond 1066)

NC Geography Links

Locate the world’s countries, using maps to focus on Europe (including the location of

Russia) and North and South America, concentrating on their environmental regions,

key physical and human characteristics, countries, and major cities.

 

Identify the position and significance of latitude, longitude, Equator, Northern

Hemisphere, Southern Hemisphere, the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn, Arctic and

Antarctic Circle, the Prime/Greenwich Meridian and time zones (including day and

night)

 

Human and physical geography

Describe and understand key aspects of:

Physical geography, including: climate zones, biomes and vegetation belts, rivers,

mountains, volcanoes and earthquakes, and the water cycle

Human geography, including: types of settlement and land use, economic activity including trade links, and the distribution of natural resources including energy,

food, minerals and water.

 

Geographical skills and fieldwork

Use maps, atlases, globes and digital/computer mapping to locate countries and

describe features studied

use the eight points of a compass, four and six-figure grid references, symbols and key (including the use of Ordnance Survey maps) to build their knowledge of the United

Kingdom and the wider world.

 

Use fieldwork to observe, measure, record and present the human and physical features in the local area using a range of methods, including sketch maps, plans and

graphs, and digital technologies.

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