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Year Group Information


 

Introduction

Research shows that the best curriculum is one that is broad, balanced and has clear progression in both subject knowledge and skills. It should also be underpinned by aims, values and purpose, developing the whole person (knowledge, skills, understanding and attitudes). It should be filled with rich first-hand purposeful experiences and make meaningful links between areas of knowledge and the major issues of our time and those of the future. Environments and expertise beyond the classroom should be actively encouraged and any curriculum should be flexible and responsive to individual needs and interests.

The Curriculum at Greatham
 
Here is our curriculum grid. It has been carefully designed using the National Curriculum 2014, it includes a key learning subject for each topic that is linked to learning in other subjects.
 
Our curriculum sets out the content to be covered in each year group and we have creatively put subjects together into engaging topics that are appropriate to the age of the children. Subjects are placed where links can be made rather than being equally spread across terms. For example, some topics have a significant science content, others have no science. English, maths and PE will be taught separately, although links will be made where possible so that we maximise learning opportunities for the children. Our chosen language is Spanish and this will be linked within the topics.

Where possible shared experiences between year groups will be facilitated to offer different learning opportunities at different levels. We continue to develop and improve our curriculum by talking to the children and evaluating impact on learning. Plans will be rigorous enough to ensure progression but also flexible enough to respond to individual learners, national and international events. 

Each half term parents will receive a summary of what their child will be learning during that half term. If you have knowledge or interest in any of the areas outlined on the topic grid and would be generous enough to offer to spend some time supporting children's learning, please come in and talk to the relevant class teacher. We'd be grateful for your support!
 
 
At Greatham Primary School we aim to create a rich curriculum that is highly relevant, exciting and engaging for our children and focuses on the acquisition of core skills. We seek to provide a full education (UN Article 29) in which:
  • all pupils receive excellent teaching and are given the opportunity to learn in ways that maximise their success;
  • all children are set appropriate learning challenges;
  • promotes pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development; and
  • prepares all pupils for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of life in modern Britain.
 
Year Group Autumn 1 Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2
Reception The characteristic of effective learning through the prime areas of learning:
  • communication, language and literacy;
  • personal social education; and
  • physical development
through knowledge and assessment of the children’s skills and interests leading to high levels of engagement. (The KAPE cycle)
Maintaining focus on the prime areas of learning with an increased focus on mathematical development and literacy.
 
Continuation of outstanding knowledge of the children and assessment of their skills and interests leading to high levels of engagement. (The KAPE cycle)
Within all the areas of learning, a greater focus on undertaking independent writing, reading and mathematical tasks in preparation for year 1.
Year 1 Once Upon a Time
Key Learning: History
Toy Story
Key Learning: Science
Dear Zoo
Key Learning: Science
Greatham is Great
Key Learning: Geography
Fee, Fi, Fo, Fum
Key Learning: Science
Eat It
Key Learning: Science
Year 2 Long, Long Ago
Key Learning: History
Elves and Toy Makers
Key Learning: Science
Fin, Fur and Feathers
Key Learning: Science
Our Amazing Earth
Key Learning: Geography
Grow It
Key Learning: Science
Habitats
Key Learning: Science
Year 3 Where’s Wally
Key Learning: Geography
Poles Apart
Key Learning: Science
I am Amazing
Key Learning: Science
The 5 Pillars
Key Learning: Science
History Rocks
Key Learning: History
Picnic Party
Key Learning: Science
Year 4 Magical Maps
Key Learning: Geography
Good Vibrations
Key Learning: Science
What have the Romans done for us?
Key Learning: History
Key Learning: RE
Heads, Shoulders Knees and Toes
Key Learning: Science
Garden Party
Key Learning: Science
Year 5 Out of this World
Key Learning: Science
Alfred vs the Vikings
Key Learning: History
What Goes Up…
Key Learning: Science
Now You See It…
Key Learning: Science
Eureka
Key Learning: History
Key Learning: Science
Year 6 Faster than Lightening
Key Learning: Science
Monumental Mayans
Key Learning: History
Tomb Raiders
Key Learning: History
An Apple a Day
Key Learning: Science
Survival of the Fittest
Key Learning: Science
SMSC will be integrated throughout the curriculum:
Spiritual: Explore beliefs and experiences; respect faiths, feelings and values; enjoy learning about oneself, others and the surrounding world; use imagination and creativity; reflect.
 

If you wish to find out more about our curriculum please click on the links at the bottom of this page. In addition, further information and hard copies of documents may be requested by making contact with the school office who will be happy to help. 

School Trips

Here is our suggested trips and visitors programme. We aim for each year group to have three visits that are carefully interwoven with their topic.  We have chosen experiences that are not only linked to our topics, will prove to be enjoyable for the children, but most importantly, will enhance and extend learning. Please note, these are only suggested trips and may change and develop as we explore our children's interests and each topic.

 
  Autumn 1 Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2
Year 1   Petersfield Museum & Toy Shop Marwell Greatham Church    
Year 2 Hampton Court   Sea Life Centre   School Vegetable Patch Swimming Lessons
Year 3   Intech   Visit from practising Muslim Butser Ancient Farm  
Year 4   Intech   Chichester Museum Roman Event, including one night at the museum residential   Local Farm
Year 5   Winchester City Bikeability training   Swimming Lessons British museum
Year 6 Think Safe Safety Day Calshott residential   British Museum   End of Year Celebration
 











 

Documents - please click to open

docx.gif: Y6 Curriculum Overview Monumental Mayans Aut 1.1

Y6 Curriculum Overview Monumental Mayans Aut 1.1

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docx.gif: Y6 Curriculum Overview Tomb Raiders Spring

Y6 Curriculum Overview Tomb Raiders Spring

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pdf.gif: Y5 Autumn 1  2016 Topic Letter

Y5 Autumn 1 2016 Topic Letter

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pdf.gif: Y5 Spring 1 2017 Topic letter

Y5 Spring 1 2017 Topic letter

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docx.gif: Year 5 Curriculum Overviews

Year 5 Curriculum Overviews

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Year 5 Curriculum Overviews

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Year 5 Curriculum Overviews

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pdf.gif: Y4 - 2.1. - What have the Romans done for us

Y4 - 2.1. - What have the Romans done for us

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docx.gif: Year 4 Curriculum Overviews

Year 4 Curriculum Overviews

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Year 4 Curriculum Overviews

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Year 4 Curriculum Overviews

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docx.gif: Year 4 Curriculum Overviews

Year 4 Curriculum Overviews

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