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Curriculum - Overviews

As a school, we follow the primary National Curriculum for Key Stage 2. 

https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/national-curriculum#programmes-of-study-by-subject

 

Below, is a break down of the topics we cover in each year group.

At BPSP, our ambitious, vibrant and inclusive curriculum has been developed with the intention of providing all our learners with key knowledge and skills for long-term learning and with the cultural capital to become responsible and valuable citizens in our modern society.

 

From Year 3 through to Year 6, we study a wide variety of subjects, making cross-curricular links where relevant (see curriculum overviews on the school website for more detail) In addition, we regularly recap and revisit previous knowledge so it can be recalled and applied to different contexts in order to deepen the learning experience for all children.

 

If you would like any further information regarding our curriculum, please contact the school office at office@bpsp.coastalpartnership.co.uk.

 HistoryGeographyScienceFrenchArtDTMusicComputingPEGamesREPSHE

Autumn 1

Rock & Roll

Ancient Civilisations
Ancient Egypt
RocksBonjour & Les NumérosPainting
The Colour Wheel
 African drummingOnline SafetyResilience

Dribbling
Passing & Space

Dance

Sending & Receiving
Christianity CreationBeing My Best

Autumn 2

Light Up The World

 Light Je m'appelle & J'habite Structures & Mechanisms
Packaging
Singing & Vocal WorkWord: saving documents, font, inserting picturesChristianity IncarnationMe & My Relationships

Spring 1

Animals & The World

 ClimatesForces & MagnetsLa Salle de ClassePrinting
Water-based Tile Prints
 Steel PansCoding: using 'repeat'Gymnastics

Net & Wall
HinduismValuing Difference

Spring 2

Forces & Motion

British History
Celts
 Animals, including humans
The Skeletal System
Les Couleurs Sewing
Egg Cosies
Striking & Fielding Health & Wellbeing AthleticsKeeping Myself Safe
Summer 1Ancient Civilisations
Ancient Greece
Local Study
 

Plants
Les AnniversairesSculpture
Clay Tiles
 ComposingTypingOAA

Compassionate Compeitition
 Rights & Respect
Summer 2 Je Me Présente Cooking & Nutrition
Salads
Music Notation through recordersWord: backspace, delete, font, spellingChristianity People Of GodGrowing & Changing

 

 

 

 

Spring 2

 

English - We practise writing skills daily and take our ideas from rich and varied texts including poetry and non-fiction. We continue to learn to write for different audiences and for different purpose. We aim to include as much ‘writing choice’ as possible. This half term our writing links with our History topic.

 

Maths – Please see our school website for more detail.

 

Computing We will be learning how to code using an online programme to help us with our algorithms!

 

RE We are learning about Sanathana Dharma and the Hindu faith. As we explore this world faith, we learn tolerance and respect.

 

Reading—Through our quality reading lessons, we enjoy a wide variety of text types and always read aloud together, working on our fluency. Every lesson allows children the opportunity to show a clear understanding of the text they have read.

 

 P.E- All children take part in lively, engaging, weekly PE lessons to develop their skills in Dance and Gymnastics, Sending and Receiving, Net and Wall and Passing and Space. This will be done through a variety of activities, including ball skills and co-operative games.

 

French We will be learning to ask and answer simple questions by recalling words and phrases.

Our main focus will be dates and birthdays this half term.

 

 P.S.H.E Our weekly PSHE lessons this half term help us to learn how to keep ourselves safe. We explore our thoughts and feelings with respect to our friends, families and communities.   

 

MusicWe are learning how to play and enjoy the wonderful sounds of the steel pans by developing a wide variety of rhythmic patterns. 

 

Science: Our topic is The Skeletal System. We will learn about what food we need to eat to keep healthy and what the main jobs of our skeletal system are.

 

Design and Technology: We will be designing and making an egg cosy.

 

History: - We are beginning to learn about The Celts and the impact they had in Britain.

 

 HistoryGeographyScienceFrenchArtDTMusicComputingPEGamesREPSHE

Autumn 1

Settle Down

British History
Romans
 Living Things & Their Habitats
Classification
Les AnimauxDrawing
The Power of the Pencil
 UkuleleOnline Safety

Resilience

Dribbling

Dance
Swim
Sending & Receiving
SikhismBeing My Best

Autumn 2

Settle Down

 Locational Knowledge
Europe
Living Things & Their Habitats
Habitats & Food Chains
La Maison Structures & Mechanisms
Lettering & Paper Folding
Singing & Vocal WorkWord: using the mouseChristianity
The Gospel
Me & My Relationships

Spring 1

Body Combat

British History
Anglo Saxons
 Animals, including Humans
The Digestive System
Le CorpsSculpture
Clay Monsters
 Steel PansCoding: using 'when'

Gymnastics

Net & Wall

Food In ReligionValuing Difference

Spring 2

What A State

 Europe
Rivers & Mountains
States Of MatterLa Famille Cooking
Healthy Fruit Drinks

Athletics & Leadership
Gym
Swim

Christianity
Salvation
Keeping Myself Safe
Summer 1British History
Vikings
 ElectricityLa Musique Sewing
Binka Bookmarks
Introduction to the orchestraFlexitree: database

OAA

Striking & Fielding

Athletics & Leadership
Passing & Space
Swim
Christianity
The Kingdom of God
Rights & Respect
Summer 2 Europe
Climate Zones & Biomes
SoundJe Me PrésentePainting
Science Of Colour
 ComposingWord: page border, WordArtSigns & Symbols in ReligionGrowing & Changing

 

Spring 2

 

English: - We will be studying the story of Beowulf and using it to support us in writing a non-chronological report and a narrative whilst looking closely at the key objectives to develop the children as writers.

 

Maths: - Please see separate overview for more detail.

 

Computing: - We will be continuing with our coding sessions and understanding the difficulty of translating real problems into programs. We will also experiment with communicating ideas through codes and symbols.

 

RE: - We will be learning about the life of Jesus in the run up to Easter.

 

Reading: - We will be continuing looking at a variety of texts including ‘Wind in the Willows’ and practising our key skills to answer questions. 

 

P.E: - This term we are developing our spatial awareness and passing skills whilst thinking about communication. We are also learning about alternative physical education activities. In Games lessons, the children will be keeping fit using different genres of dance and gymnastics. Our swimming lessons also continue with 2 more of our classes attending these.

 

French: - We will be learning about different fruit and vegetables and saying whether we like them or not..

 

 P.S.H.E: - We will be investigating the ‘Health & Wellbeing’ unit of work, reflecting and discussing how to keep ourselves safe and healthy.

 

 Music: - This term, we build on our Steel pan drumming skills and learn to fuse two different styles of   music together.  Each month, we will be learning about a different musician. If the children have any memorabilia/anything they would like to share, please bring it in during the relevant month.

 

Science—We will be learning about states of matter through a variety of experiments.

 

DT: - Children will taste and critique a variety of healthy fruit drinks in order to design and create a healthy drink of their own.

 

Geography: - We will focus on physical geography, in particular, rivers and mountains. Subsequently, we will investigate these features within the context of Europe.

  

 

 HistoryGeographyScienceFrenchArtDTMusicComputingPEGamesREPSHE
Autumn 1 What's The Matter? Human & Physical Geography
North America
Properties & Changes of Materials
Reversible & Irreversible Changes
Au Collège Cooking
Scone Making
UkuleleOnline Safety

OAA

Resilience

Passing & Space
Dance
Sending & Receiving
Christianity The GospelBeing My Best

Autumn 2

A Tudor Story

British History
Tudors
 Les Passe-tempsDrawing
Portraits
 Singing & Vocal WorkExcel: graph, formulasChristianity The Kingdom of GodMe & My Relationships

Spring 1

The Wonders of the Universe

 Human & Physical Geography
North America
Weather & Climate
The Earth & Space
The Solar System
Les Pays & Les Continents Structures & Mechanisms
Cam Toys
Steel PansCoding: nested loop, named procedure

Gymnastics

Net & Wall

Sending & Receiving
Passing & Space
Dance
Christianity IncarnationValuing Difference
Spring 2British History
Victorians
 Living Things & Their Habitats
Life Cycles
Les Voyages & Le TransportPainting (Watercolours and acrylics) Sending & Receiving Health & Wellbeing
Athletics & Leadership
Christianity SalvationKeeping Myself Safe
Summer 1 North America Human ChangesForcesLes Maladies Sewing
Cushions
ComposingPowerPoint: background, hyperlink, transitions, animations

Compassionate Competition

Tennis (sport education season)
 

Health & Wellbeing Striking & Fielding Athletics & LeadershipIslamRights & Respect
Summer 2Local History
Local Study
 Je Me PrésenteSculpture Hip hop Composing using YuStudioGrowing & Changing

 

Spring 2

 

English

The first part of this half term’s English learning will be writing a non-chronological report about a Victorian invention of their choice. After this, the children will be focussing on writing centred around Kensuke’s Kingdom by Michael Morpurgo.

 

Maths

All classes follow the National Curriculum and cover the Year 5 objectives throughout the year. Please see Maths overview for further details.

 

Reading

In reading lessons, children will read a selection of texts, based around our English and discovery learning, to develop inference, summary and prediction skills.

 

RE

The Big Frieze - Focusing on salvation, the children will strengthen their understanding of Christianity.

 

PHSE

PSHE this half term is focussed on ‘Keeping Myself Safe.’

French

This half term’s French learning is closely focussed around travel and transport.

 

Computing

We will be developing our coding skills through the use of code.org

 

Music

Children will be building on skills and knowledge learnt in Years 3 and 4 with regard to steel pans.

 

PE

In P.E and Games this half term, the foci are: Net and wall, passing and space, handball, gymnastics and dance.

 

Art

This half term’s art is focussed around the skill of sculpture. The children will be using a selection of technical and design skills to produce a final piece of work linked with our Science topic.

 

History

In History, we will be learning about the Victorians and the impact this era had on the world today.

 

 

 

 HistoryGeographyScienceFrenchArtDTMusicComputingPEGamesREPSHE
Autumn 1 World History
WW2
 Animals, including Humans
The Cardio Respiratory System
Le TempsDrawing
Tone & Texture
 SambaOnline Safety

OAA

Resilience

Passing & Space
Dance
Sending & Receiving
Christianity The People of GodBeing My Best

Autumn 2

 

 Les Vêtements Cooking
Soup Making
Singing & Vocal WorkiMovie: using video, text, pictures and audioJudaismMe & My Relationships

Spring 1

 

 The Galapagos Islands Inheritance & EvolutionAu CaféSculpture
Mask Making
 Steel PansCoding: predicting, variables, programming devices

Gymnastics

Net & Wall

Christianity GodValuing Difference
Spring 2 South AmericaLiving Things & Their Habitats
Classification
Les Verbes Sewing
Arpilleras
Striking & Fielding Health & Wellbeing
Athletics & Leadership
Christianity SalvationKeeping Myself Safe
Summer 1Ancient Civilisations
The Mayans
ElectricityLe Ballon RougePrinting
Mayan Animal Prints
Structures & Mechanisms
Mayan Creatures
ComposingExcel: if, conditional formatting

Tennis

Compassionate Competition
 

 Rights & Respect
Summer 2 LightJe Me PrésenteComposing using Garage BandPublisher: columnsChristianity Creation & The FallGrowing & Changing

Spring 2

 

English –We are using the wonderful story, ‘The Explorer’, as our inspiration for some suspense writing and a formal letter.

 

Music – we are using our steel pan skills to play a piece from South America. Our focus musician will be Santana. As well as building on existing skills, we will look at how to improvise using notes from a specific key.

 

French – In our weekly lesson, we are increasing our knowledge of vocabulary and start to focus on ‘er’ verbs.

 

Computing we continue to look at coding this half term by coding programmes onto small gadgets

 

Reading – We have weekly lessons to develop and enhance a variety of reading skills through a wide range of quality texts. As part of our school day, we have a dedicated ERIC time four times a week – this means Everyone Reads In Class. We will be focussing our Reading on ‘The Explorer’.

 

Physical Education – We are revising and enhancing sending and receiving skills as well as establishing skills that allow us to pass well and create space efficiently in a variety of games.

 

PHSE – Following the SCARF programme, we have a weekly lesson and this half term our topic is Keeping Safe. We enjoy our STORMBREAK sessions. -  a mental health well-being programme. 

 

Science - We explore the classification of living things by grouping them based on their specific characteristics.

 

Geography: We move from the Galapagos across to the wonderful continent of South America.

 

Religious EducationThrough discussion we explore further aspects of Christianity, faith and meaning, focussing on the unit of Salvation.    

 

Maths – Please see separate overview for more detail.

 

D.T. – Our D.T. unit this half term is focused around sewing skills by creating Arpilleras, a traditional, South American scene that was created to depict the landscape or show events that were happening in people’s lives.

 

 

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