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                                                                                           Curriculum Implementation - Long Term Map from September 2021 

  

 

 

KS1 Cycle A 

Autumn 

Spring 

Summer 

Writing opportunities (in addition to narrative and poetry) 

Non-chronological reports 

Evaluation 

Description 

Predictions 

Explanation 

Chronological report 

Science and Scientists 

Everyday materials 

Uses of everyday materials 

 

 

 

Plants – seeds and bulbs; plant structure and identification; and what plants need in order to grow. 

History  

Changes within living memory: 

Events beyond living memory with national/global significance 

Significant events, people and places in the local area. 

 

 

Geography 

Seasonal changes – longitudinal study of seasons and weather 

Weather patterns; hot and cold areas of the world; Equator and North/South Poles 

Fieldwork skills of school and locality 

Maps and symbols using aerial photographs 

Similarities and differences between a small area of UK and contrasting non-European country:  

Use world maps/atlases/globes to identify the UK and its countries. 

Characteristics and capital cities of the UK  

Fieldwork skills in the local area. 

Name and locate the seven continents and five oceans. 

Geographical vocabulary for physical and human features. 

Design and Technology 

Structures and mechanisms – sliders (design; make; evaluate) 

Understand where food comes from. 

Art and Design 

Drawing 

Printing: Klee 

Drawing 

Collage: John Piper 

Drawing  

Painting: Van Gogh/Monet 

Music 

Music Express 

Vivaldi- Four Seasons 

Music Express 

Prokofiev- Peter & the Wolf 

Music Express 

Sea Shanties 

Physical Education 

Scheme: Val Sabin 

Coaches: 1:1 FFPC 

Gymnastics 

Games 

Gymnastics  

Dance  

Dance 

Games  

Computing 

EYFS: Completes a simple program on a computer. Uses ICT hardware to interact with age-appropriate computer software. 

E-SAFETY Understand they need to follow certain rules to remain safe when visiting places online 

EYFS: Children recognise that a range of technology is used in places such as homes and schools. They select and use technology for particular purposes. 

CONTROL Control simple everyday devices to make them produce different outcomes. 

DATA HANDLING Take photographs, video and record sound to record learning experiences. 

EYFS: Children find out about and use a range of everyday technology. They select appropriate applications that support an identified need – for example in deciding how best to make a record of a special event in their lives, such as a journey on a steam train. 

TEXT AND MULTIMEDIA Work with others and with support to contribute to a digital class resource which includes text, graphic and sound. 

 

 

KS1 Cycle B 

Autumn 

Spring 

Summer 

Writing opportunities (in addition to narrative and poetry) 

Explanation 

Description 

Biographical report 

Non-chronological report 

Description 

Persuasion 

Science and Scientist 

Living things and their habitats including how they are suited to their habitats and simple food chains. 

Animals inc. Humans- 

classes of animal;  

Empedocles 

Animals including humans – body structure; senses; diet  

 

History  

Changes within living memory 

Lives of significant individuals who have contributed to national/international achievements. 

Significant people, places and events in the locality 

 

Geography 

Seasonal changes – longitudinal study of seasons and weather 

Weather patterns; hot and cold areas of the world; Equator and North/South Poles 

Fieldwork skills of school and locality 

Maps and symbols using aerial photographs 

Similarities and differences between a small area of UK and contrasting non-European country: Australia 

Use world maps/atlases/globes to identify the UK and its countries. 

Characteristics and capital cities of the UK  

Fieldwork skills in the local area. 

Name and locate the seven continents and five oceans. 

Geographical vocabulary for physical and human features. 

Design and Technology 

Structures and mechanisms – wheels and axles (design, make and evaluate) 

 

Food technology – constituents of a healthy and varied diet. 

Art and Design 

Drawing 

Sculpture: Goldsworthy 

Drawing 

Textiles Aboriginal Art 

Drawing 

Painting: Pollock Arcimboldo 

Music 

Music Express 

Kerry Andrews- No Place like Home 

Music Express 

Saint Saens-  

Carnival of the Animals 

Music Express 

Caribbean Songs 

Physical Education 

Scheme: Val Sabin 

Coaches: 1:1 FFPC 

Gymnastics 

Games 

Gymnastics 

Dance 

Dance 

Games 

Computing 

EYFS:  Completes a simple program on a computer. Uses ICT hardware to interact with age-appropriate computer software.  

E-SAFETY Learn that many websites ask for information that is private & discuss how to responsibly handle such requests 

DATA HANDLING Ask questions and consider how they will collect information. 

Collect data, generate graphs and charts to find answers. 

EYFS:   Children recognise that a range of technology is used in places such as homes and schools. They select and use technology for particular purposes. 

CONTROL Control a device, on and off screen, making predictions about the effect their programming will have. Children can plan ahead. 

 

EYFS:  Children find out about and use a range of everyday technology. They select appropriate applications that support an identified need – for example in deciding how best to make a record of a special event in their lives, such as a journey on a steam train. 

TEXT AND MULTIMEDIA 

Use an increasing variety of tools and effects in paint programs and talk about their choices 

 

 

 

Lower KS2 Cycle A 

Autumn 

Spring 

Summer 

Writing opportunities (in addition to narrative and poetry) 

Explanation 

Chronological report 

Explanation 

Description 

Chronological report 

Explanation/conclusion 

Science and Scientists 

Light 

Electricity and electrical systems 

 

Rocks, soils, fossils and dinosaurs. 

States of matter – gases, liquids and solids. 

The water cycle – evaporation and condensation. 

Forces and magnets 

Isaac Newton 

History  

Changes in Britain from the Stone Age to the Iron Age 

The Roman Empire and its impact on Britain. 

Britain’s settlement by Anglo-Saxons and Scots. 

The Viking and Anglo-Saxon struggles for the Kingdom of England. 

 

Geography 

 

Mountains, volcanoes and earthquakes. 

 

Design and Technology 

 

 

 

Art and Design 

Drawing: Cave art 

Sculpture: Terracotta Army 

Drawing 

Mosaics and Collage: Bridget Riley 

Drawing 

Painting: Frieda Karlo 

Music 

Music Express 

Lloyd-Webber-  

Starlight Express 

 

Music Express 

Mussorgsky- 

Night on a Bare Mountain 

 

 

Music Express 

Samba/African Drumming 

Physical Education 

Scheme: Val Sabin 

Coaches: 1:1 FFPC 

Gymnastics 

Games 

Gymnastics 

Dance 

Dance 

Games 

Computing 

E-SAFETY 

Agree sensible e-safety rules for the classroom 

DATA HANDLING 

Find out information from a pre-prepared database, asking straightforward questions. 

 

CONTROL 

Children are able to type a short sequence of instructions and to plan ahead when programming devices on and off screen. 

TEXT AND MULTIMEDIA 

Record and present information integrating a range of appropriate media combining text and graphics in printable form and sound and video for on-screen presentations which include hyperlinks. Begin to show an awareness of the intended audience and seek feed-back. 

Languages 

Early Start French – Salut - Ca Va? 

 

Early Start French – Salut - Ca Va? 

 

Early Start French – Salut - Ca Va? 

 

 

Lower KS2 Cycle B 

Autumn 

Spring 

Summer 

Writing opportunities (in addition to narrative and poetry) 

Description 

Chronological report 

Explanation 

Instruction 

Description 

Persuasion 

Science and Significant Scientists 

Animals – nutrition and food; skeletons and muscles. 

Sound – vibration; pitch; volume and distance. 

Galen 

Digestion, teeth and food chains. 

Galen 

Plants; living things and their habitats; classification; impact of environmental change. 

Linnaeus 

 

History  

1066 to the Tudors 

Monarchs and Significant Figures 

 

The Battle of Hastings and The Norman Conquest to the Tudors (Henry VIII) 

 

Geography 

 

Locating countries using maps/globes/atlases, and describing features 

Longitude/latitude; Equator/tropics; hemispheres, Arctic, Antarctic, Meridian and time zones  

 

Geographical similarities and differences between UK/South America 

Human and physical features, countries and major cities. 

Human geography including types of settlement and land use.  

Design and Technology 

 

Food – seasonality and growth of ingredients 

 

Art and Design 

Drawing: Degas 

Textiles: Bayeux Tapestry embroidery 

 

Drawing 

Printing: manuscripts and illuminated letters 

Drawing 

Painting: Portraiture: Holbein and Picasso contrasts. 

Music 

Music Express 

Britten-Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra 

Music Express 

Wagner-  Ride of the Valkyries 

Music Express 

Stevie Wonder 

Physical Education 

Scheme: Val Sabin 

Coaches: 1:1 FFPC 

Gymnastics 

Games 

Gymnastics 

Dance 

 

 

Dance 

Games 

Computing 

 

E-SAFETY Talk about what games they enjoying playing and what good choices are when playing games e.g. content, screen time 

CONTROL 

Create & edit procedures typing logo commands including pen up, pen down & changing the trail of the turtle 

DATA HANDLING Plan and create a database to answer questions. 

TEXT AND MULTIMEDIA 

Explore how multimedia can create atmosphere & appeal to different audiences. 

 

Languages 

Early Start French – Salut - Ca Va? 

 

Early Start French – Salut - Ca Va? 

Early Start French – Salut - Ca Va? 

  

Upper KS2 Cycle A 

Autumn 

Spring 

Summer 

Writing opportunities (in addition to narrative and poetry) 

Non-chronological report 

Biography 

Prediction/conclusion 

Expository 

Description 

Explanation 

Science and Significant Scientists 

Forces – gravity and air resistance; impact of mechanisms on forces 

Earth and Space – the solar system; the Moon; day/night and the seasons. 

Galileo/Copernicus/Caroline Herschel 

John Herschel 

Johannes Kepler 

Properties and changes in materials: solutions and separation; reversible and irreversible changes; fair tests. 

Classification of micro-organisms, plants and animals. 

Different life cycles and reproduction 

Alexander Fleming  

Marie Curie 

 

History  

Aspects of Ancient History 

Ancient Greece – life and achievements, and impact on the western world. 

A non-European society contrasted with British history: the Shang Dynasty 

 

A local history study. 

Geography 

 

Location of countries/cities in the UK; geographical regions 

 characteristics; land-use and how these change over time. 

Fieldwork – physical and human features in the local area; sketch maps and graphs. 

Physical geography including climate zones; biomes; vegetation belts; rivers. 

Design and Technology 

Mechanical systems - linkages 

 

 

Art and Design 

 

Drawing 

Sculpture – Rodin and Anthony Gormley 

Drawing 

Printing: William Morris 

Drawing: Leonardo da Vinci 

Painting: Beatrix Potter (botanist and artist) 

Music 

 

Holst-Planets 

John Williams (film scores) 

e.g.Harry Potter 

Vaughan Williams-  

The Lark Ascending 

Physical Education 

Scheme: Val Sabin 

Coaches: 1:1 FFPC 

Gymnastics 

Games 

Gymnastics 

Dance 

Dance 

Games 

Computing 

 

E-SAFETY 

Agree sensible e-safety rules for the classroom 

 

CONTROL Record in some detail the steps (the algorithm) that are required to achieve an outcome & refer to this when programming. 

DATA HANDLING Collect and record information using spreadsheets and databases. 

TEXT AND MULTIMEDIA 

Multimedia work shows restrained use of effects that help to convey meaning rather than impress. 

 

Languages 

Early Start French – Ou Habites-tu? 

 

Early Start French – Ou Habites-tu? 

 

Early Start French – Ou Habites-tu? 

 

  

Upper KS2 Cycle B 

Autumn 

Spring 

Summer 

Writing opportunities (in addition to narrative and poetry) 

Explanation 

Persuasion 

Non-chronological report 

Description  

Biography 

Expository 

Science and Significant Scientists 

Electricity – voltages; switches; circuit diagrams 

Light – speed and direction, vision and shadows. 

 

Edison 

Main parts of the circulatory system; functions of the heart and blood. Christian Barnard 

Impact of diet, exercise and drugs on how the body functions. 

How nutrients and water are transported in animals. 

Evolution and inheritance; adaptation and evolution. 

Charles Darwin 

Changes in humans in old age. 

History  

The Tudors to 1966 

Monarchs and Significant Figures and Events 

 

Henry VIII and the split with Rome to the World Cup 1966 

Geography 

 

Maps of Europe – location of countries.Contrast region in Europe with Britain. 

Trade links; natural resources; economic activity; FairTrade and the environment. 

Eight points of the compass; ordnance survey maps; grid references; knowledge of the UK and the wider world. 

Design and Technology 

Electrical systems. 

Diet and a healthy lifestyle - cooking 

 

Art and Design 

Drawing: Escher 

Textiles 

Drawing: Hopper/Hockney 

Sculpture:  Antony Gormley 

Drawing: Warhol/Banksie 

Painting: Lowry 

Music 

Early Music  

e.g. Greensleeves 

 

Mozart- Horn Concerto 

 

Hans Zimmer- Earth 

Blues-Louis Armstrong- What a Wonderful World 

Physical Education 

Scheme: Val Sabin 

Coaches: 1:1 FFPC 

Gymnastics 

Games 

Gymnastics 

Dance 

Dance 

Games 

Computing 

E-SAFETY 

Explore using the safe and responsible use of online communication tools e.g. blogs, messaging 

CONTROL 

Independently create sequences of commands to control devices in response to sensing (i.e. use inputs as well as outputs). Design, build, test, evaluate and modify the system; ensuring that it is fit for 

purpose. 

TEXT AND MULTIMEDIA 

Discuss audience, atmosphere and structure of a presentation or video. 

DATA HANDLING 

Interrogate a database, refining searches to provide answers to questions. 

Plan investigations using the outcomes from a data logger to show findings. 

Languages 

Early Start French – Ou Habites-tu? 

 

Early Start French – Ou Habites-tu? 

Early Start French – Ou Habites-tu? 

 

 

History Content:Overview 

Lower KS2

William the Conqueror; John (Magna Carta) Henry II; (Thomas Beckett); Richard I (Crusades; Robin Hood); Black Death; Wars of the Roses; Lancaster and York; Princes in the Tower; Richard III (Battle of Bosworth); Columbus; Henry VII; Henry VIII; six wives; Bloody Mary; Edward; Elizabeth I; the Armada.

 

Upper KS2

Henry VIII: break with Rome – Church of England – dissolution of monasteries; King James Bible; Guy Fawkes; Pilgrims and the Mayflower; Stuarts; Fire of London and the Plague; English Civil War; Cromwell; Charles 1st and 2nd; William and Mary; Slavery; American Declaration/War of Independence; Walpole; Peel; George III; Victorians; Edwardians; World War 1, World War 2, Nazism; House of Windsor; Britain since 1945 up to 1960s; World Cup and Space travel.

 

Some aspects will be studied in more depth than others.  The aim is to give children a clear understanding of chronology and of how one historical event can give rise to and/or be explained by others. 

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