Christ Church C of E Primary School

Christ Church C of E Primary

Our Curriculum Vision & Overview 2018-19

 

Our Curriculum Vision

 

Our Rationale

At Christ Church, we want our children to:

  • Have a desire to learn a range of new skills and experience new things so that they can reach their full potential both academically and as a ‘whole person’.
  • Come to understand and apply Christian values through learning, worship, prayer and reflection
  • Become independent, responsible and confident individuals who show respect both to others and themselves as well as their environment
  • Understand their own place in God’s World and to appreciate the religious, moral and cultural traditions and different needs of others

For these reasons, our intention is to deliver a stimulating and exciting curriculum, which is both inclusive and challenging in order to get the very best from each child. Our vision is to provide the children within our community, a loving, stimulating and supportive environment where they can feel safe, secure and valued as individuals.

At Christ Church, we have a strong emphasis on ‘Learning together’ and believe that our Christian values play an integral role in helping to shape our vision. We want our children to take advantage of our local resources, such as Oxleas Woods to benefit their learning. We also want our children to be aware of their local community, the diversity that exists within it and discover how they can play an increasing role within this larger ‘family’.

We have deliberately shaped our curriculum to be ambitious for our children, so that it provides them with a range of new concepts that we feel are relevant to our community of learners. While we have strong outcomes within our core subjects, we are equally ambitious in our vision to ensure that our offer encompasses a range of curriculum opportunities.

In order to learn successfully, we believe our children need:

  • to develop positive self-images through knowing they are valued for themselves
  • to have equality of opportunity to gain full access to the curriculum
  • opportunities to form positive relationships within a stable and secure environment
  • opportunities to express themselves creatively and apply their skills and knowledge
  • access to a range of stimulating activities and appropriate tools.

How we implement our Curriculum

The National Curriculum lies at the heart of what is taught at Christ Church. It sets out a clear, full and statutory entitlement to learning for all children aged five to eleven and determines the content of what will be taught. It is preceded by the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum which is taught to children aged three to five

Both are designed to:

  • be broad and balanced
  • promote the spiritual, moral, cultural, intellectual and physical development of children
  • prepare children for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of adult life.

The curriculum at Christ Church is not static and is subject to ongoing development in order to enhance the delivery to our children and remove potential barriers to learning. The current National Curriculum is divided into Core and Foundation subjects and is taught to children in Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2.

The Core Curriculum subjects are:

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Religious Education
  • Science
  • Computing

The foundation subjects are:

  • History
  • Geography
  • Modern Foreign Languages
  • Music
  • Art, Design and Technology
  • Physical Education
  • Citizenship and Personal Social and Health Education.

Each subject has a programme of study which specifies the knowledge, skills and concepts that the children will be expected to acquire as they progress through both primary and secondary school. There will be times when these subjects are best taught discretely and systematically, and other times when they will be taught in a cross-curricular way enabling the children to develop their knowledge, skills and understanding in a broader sense. 

In order to ensure that our curriculum offer is of high quality and has strong impacts on all learners, we work to ensure that the elements below shape the leadership of each curriculum area:

Subject Leadership

All leaders at the school work hard to ensure that their specific curriculum leadership, helps to secure a strong offer for pupils across the school. Subject leaders are accountable for ensuring that their curriculum areas offer a strong and engaging experience for our children. They are also responsible for ensuring curriculum progression through the School (breadth and depth). This ensures that specific skills get more challenging as pupils move through the school. We want our curriculum to be delivered in such a way that it is inclusive to all children at the school, regardless of starting point.

Subject Knowledge

We want our practitioners to be strong in their delivery across the curriculum and invest in their professional development. Where appropriate, we work with subject specialists who help to deliver our curriculum offer through team teaching or bespoke delivery.

Assessment Opportunities

We work hard at the school to develop relevant assessment opportunities for our pupils. This enables us to check that learning is pitched appropriately and informs future planning. We want assessment to be meaningful at Christ Church and look to ensure that the children play a key role in this process.

 

 

 

This page gives an overview of the creative curriculum that is taught across the school.

 

You can find out for about our school curriculum by looking at the individual subject pages on this website or by coming into the school and asking for more information.

 

Christ Church Primary School Curriculum Map 2018-19  Year 1

Autumn 1 (8 weeks)

Value Word:

Love

Autumn 2 (7 weeks)

Value Word:

Wisdom

Spring 1 (6 weeks)

Value Word:

Forgiveness

 

Spring 2(5 weeks)

Value Word:

Trust

 

Summer 1 (6 weeks)

Value Word:

Perseverance

 

 

Summer 2 (7 weeks)

Value Word:

Friendship

 

From the Tiny Ant

 

Suggested Texts: The Snail and the Whale

Working Scientifically; Animals

Seasonal changes

Geog.: Animals in different parts of the world

RE: Creation

Art: Animals of the World Rousseau

P.E.: Games

From the Tiny Ant

 

Suggested Texts: Lila and the Secret of Rain

Working Scientifically; Animals (Nocturnal) Seasonal changes Geography – Contrasting UK with Non-European Country

RE: Patronal Feast and Christmas

P.E.: Games

The Three Little Pigs

 

Traction Man

Working Scientifically and Seasonal changes, Materials

History: Life in the past, changes in homes

RE: Baptism

DT Focus Making an umbrella

P.E.: Gymnastics

Art: Sculpture

Living in a material world

 

Text: Diary of a Plastic Bottle

Working Scientifically and Seasonal changes

Geog.: Shooters Hill on maps

RE: Christianity – Easter

Art: Saints

ICT Websites

P.E.: Gymnastics

Green Fingers

Text: Oliver’s Vegetables

 

Working Scientifically; Seasonal changes, Plants

Geog.: World Vegetation

RE: Local Church

Trip Southwark Cathedral

Art:Van Gogh

Music Focus: Songs about plants

DT Eat more fruit and veg cooking

P.E.: Athletics

Jack and the Beanstalk

 

Text: Handa’s surprise

Working Scientifically; Seasonal changes, variation and adaptation

Geog.: Compare Britain and Kenya

Art African art

RE: Sikhism

P.E.: Athletics

Christ Church Primary School Curriculum Map 2018-19  Year 2

Autumn 1 (8 weeks)

Value Word:

Love

Autumn 2 (7 weeks)

Value Word:

Wisdom

Spring 1 (6 weeks)

Value Word:

Forgiveness

 

Spring 2(5 weeks)

Value Word:

Trust

 

Summer 1 (6 weeks)

Value Word:

Perseverance

 

 

Summer 2 (7 weeks)

Value Word:

Friendship

 

The Heat is On

The Great Fire of London

Dairies – Great Fire of London

Switched on Science

Working Scientifically; Uses of everyday materials

RE: Parables of Jesus

Light – as a symbol of Christmas

Computing: Scratch

DT -– Making a moving vehicle – Fire Engines

Music Focus – using percussion instruments. Instructional writing

P.E.: Hockey

Cooking – Making Bread- instructional writing/ recipes

Gruffalo cakes

 

Science; Electricity

History: National traditions  Famous People

People recognise important events through celebrations and traditions. ( Poppy Day, Guy Fawkes

Geog.: London – now and then

RE:  Light – as a symbol of Christmas

Art - Collage/ Recycling Music Focus – Christmas carols

P.E.: Gymnastics

Computing: E-safety and videos

 

Dynamic Dragon’s

 

Science- Animals and the food they give us –Trip to Woodlands Farm – Ice cream making

 

Suggested Texts: The Hen who wouldn’t

Science- Habitats – Life Cycles  

Geog.: Key Human Features

Compare China – with London and locality

History: Chinese New Year

RE: Noah

DT Focus Dragon Glove puppets

P.E.: Dance – Dragon Dance

Computing: programming

 

Cooking – Animal Biscuits

Music-Carnival of the Animals –

 

Working Scientifically; Movement

History: Sir Isaac Newton

RE: Joseph

DT Focus – make a Joseph Coat

 

P.E.: Skipping

 

 Computing: programming

 

The Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch

 

Science; Plants and Animals including humans

( teeth, variation in animals and humans)

Geog.: Coastal features

RE: Judaism

Art – sketching shells

and Music Focus Sea Shanties

P.E.: Athletics

 

Computing: Sound recording

Beside the seaside

 

Healthy Choices; Healthy foods and looking after our bodies

Geog.:   Trip to the seaside

   ( Broadstairs )

Art Focus shell models

P.E.: Athletics and Sports Day

Cookery- Healthy Sandwiches

 

Computing: Sound recording

  

Christ Church Primary School Curriculum Map 2018-19 Year 3

Autumn 1 (8 weeks)

Value Word:

Love

Autumn 2 (7 weeks)

Value Word:

Wisdom

Spring 1 (6 weeks)

Value Word:

Forgiveness

 

Spring 2(5 weeks)

Value Word:

Trust

 

Summer 1 (6 weeks)

Value Word:

Perseverance

 

Summer 2 (7 weeks)

Value Word:

Friendship

 

The Amazon Rainforest

 

Core texts: Charlie & the Chocolate Factory

Science: Plants of the Amazon: Plant growth and parts of a plant

Geo: Countries of the World

RE: Buddhism

Art: Mixed media and mark making

PSCHE: All About Me

FT: Willy Wonka Project

Computing: Scratch

Ebooks

Music: Music & Dance

The Amazon Rainforest

 

Core Text: Charlie & The

Chocolate Factory

Science: Animals including humans

Geo: Brazil: The Amazon Rainforest

RE: Advent

History: Black History

Art & Design: Bird sculptures

PSCHE: Fair Trade

computing: eBooks

Music: Carnival Celebration

 

What’s The Matter?

 

Core Text: Iron Man

Science: Rock types and fossilisation

RE: The Miracles of Jesus

History: Stone Age to Iron Age Britain: hunter gatherers, early farmers and hill forts

Art & Design: Illustration: Robots

Computing: Garage Band: Music Composition

Music: Composition:

What’s The Matter?

 

Core Text: Iron Man

Science: Rocks and soils research & visit to ECS

RE: Easter

History: Bronze Age

Art & Design: Illustration & Robots

computing: Programming

Music: Composition

Out of Africa

 

Core Text: Fly! Eagle! Fly!

Science: Sources of Light, Shadow and reflection

RE: Jonah

Geo: Comparison of key physical and human features of 2 locations: The Congo & the UK

Art: African Masks

PSCHE: Respecting and supporting others

computing: email writing, Google Maps

Music: Exploring descriptive sounds

 

Jai Hoi!

 

Core Text: Rama & Sita, Seasons of Splendor

Science: Forces & Magnets

History: Historical Enquiry: A post 1066 study of a relevant period in local history

RE: Hinduism

Art & Design: Indian Puppets

FT: food of India

computing: Search Engines, eBooks

Music: Exploring genre

Christ Church Primary School Curriculum Map 2018-19 Year 4

Roman Rulers

 

Exploring the Roman Empire: Invasion and Julius Caesar

Suggested Texts: Non Fiction

The Ancient Romans: their lives and their world by Paul Roberts

Fiction Core Texts: Varjak Paw and Into the Forest

Working Scientifically: Sound as vibrations

History: The Romans

Geog.: Locate continents on world map, locate countries on European map, progress of Roman Empire on world maps

RE: Buddism

Art : Urban decay in Varjak Paw

Music: Composition linked to Varjak Paw

Computing: Programming

Languages: French

 

Roman Invasion

 

Boudicca and the impact of the Romans on Britain

Suggested Texts: Non Fiction

The Ancient Romans: their lives and their world by Paul Roberts

Fiction Core Texts: Varjak Paw Working Scientifically: Digestive systems and teeth

History: The Romans

Geog.: Locate counties on map of Britain

RE: Christianity through art and music

Science – Sound around Us

DT: Architecture, designing and making a Roman Town

Art : Urban decay in Varjak Paw

Computing: Programming

Languages: French

 Flood!

 

Discovering the impact of weather on people’s daily lives

Suggested Texts:; When Jessie Came Across the Sea

Non Fiction:

Working Scientifically; The Water Cycle

Geog.: Timezones, Extreme Weather, Natural Disasters

RE: Judaism SDBE unit for KS2

Art: Monet paintings in different lights and weathers

Computing: Multi-media

Languages: Directions in French

Whatever the weather

 

Understanding the science of the weather

Suggested Texts:  Ice Palace

Non-fiction:

Working Scientifically: Classifying Living Things

Geog.: Climates

Longtitude/Latitiude

Equators/Tropics/Hemishperes

RE: Easter People

 

Music: Yr3/4 performance (alternate Jonah Man Jazz and Joseph)

Computing: Coding

Languages: Weather forecast in French

Mummy!

 

Understanding the significance of the civilisation, hierarchies, death customs, Gods

Suggested Texts:

Scarab’s Secret

Non Fiction:

Working Scientifically; Electricity

History: The Ancient Egyptians

Geog.: Trade routes / Product miles

RE: The Parables Jesus Told

Death Customs

Art: Hieroglyphs

Computing: programming

Languages:

Money, Money, Money

 

Non fiction:

Working Scientifically; Food Chains

Geog.: Different environments

Biomes and vegetation belts

RE: ChristianSymbolism

Art: Matisse/ Designing Posters to advertise products

Music: link to Wonder songs at significant points in your life

Computing: Programming

 

Christ Church Primary School Curriculum Map 2018-19

 

Autumn 1 (8 weeks)

Value Word:

Love

Autumn 2 (7 weeks)

Value Word:

Resilience

Spring 1 (6 weeks)

Value Word:

Humour

 

 

Spring 2(5 weeks)

Value Word:

Confidence

 

 

Summer 1 (6 weeks)

Value Word:

Responsibility

 

Summer 2 (7 weeks)

Value Word:

Courage

 

 

Year 5

 

Space

 

Suggested Texts:

Wolf Brother by Michelle Paver

Science: Earth, Sun and Moon

History: Ancient Greece

RE: Christianity – life/death

Art: Material World

P.E: Hockey/football

ICT: Ebooks

PSHE: Relationships

Space

 

Suggested Texts:

 

Greek Myths

Science: Space

History: Ancient Greece

RE: Christmas

DT and Music Focus: Surrealist Planets and composing music

P.E: Gymnastics

 

PSHE: Relationships

Water

 

Suggested Texts: Floodland by Marcus Sedgewick

Science: Life Cycles of Plants and Animals

Geog: Seas, Rivers and Mountains – features and regions of the UK

RE: Saints and Special People

DT Focus: Cams and Mechanisms

P.E: Tag Rugby

ICT: Collecting Data

PSHE: Citizenship, Careers and Enrichment

Water

 

Suggested Texts: The Highwayman

 Science: Life Cycles of Plants and Animals

Geog: Ordnance Survey

RE: Pentecost

Art: Watercolours and Claude Monet

P.E.: Cricket

ICT: Wikipedia and Cloud Computing

PSHE: Citizenship, Careers and Enrichment

 

Invaders

 

Suggested Texts:  There’s a Boy in the Girls’ Bathroom by Louis Sachar

History: The Vikings and The Saxons

Science: The Human Body

RE: Buddhism

DT Focus: Viking Ships

P.E.: Tennis

ICT: Programming

PSHE: Health – Emotional Wellbeing, Puberty, Alcoholism, Smoking, Drugs

Invaders

 

Suggested Texts:

Ice Trap! By Hopper and Robertson

History: The Vikings and The Saxons

Art and Music Focus

Science: The Human Body

RE: Christianity – Lord’s Prayer

P.E.: Athletics

ICT: Sound Recording

PSHE: Health – Emotional Wellbeing, Puberty, Alcoholism, Smoking, Drugs

 

 

Year 6

 

Britain at War

 

Finding peaceful solutions to conflict leads to a better quality of human life.

Suggested Texts: The Boy in the Striped PJ’s

Classifying others

Working Scientifically: Light and Shadow/forces

History: WWII

RE: Who is Jesus?

DT and Music:

Art focus: Propaganda Art

P.E.:

 

Britain at War

 

Finding peaceful solutions to conflict leads to a better quality of human life.

Suggested Texts: The boy in the striped pyjamas

Working Scientifically: Forces

History: WWII The Battle of Britain

RE: Christmas Now and Then

DT and Music Focus: Shelters and war songs

P.E.:

 

Heroes and Villains

 

Suggested Texts: Stormbreaker

Working Scientifically; Micro-organisms

Geog.: Mountains

RE: Miracles

Art Focus: Design a villains lair

Music: Compose a theme tune

P.E.:

 

 

Explorers

 

Suggested Texts: Holes

Working Scientifically; Evolution and adaption

Geog.: Volcanoes

RE: The Easter Story

DT Focus: Make a volcano

P.E.:

 

Far, Far Away

 

Suggested Texts: Clockwork

History: Islamic Civilisation

Working Scientifically

RE: Islam

DT (Textiles) and Music Focus: Props and leavers’ play music

Art Focus: Islamic Art

P.E.: