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Curriculum

The Curriculum at St Simon and St Jude

All children in every year group are entitled to be taught a broad, balanced and interesting curriculum that is matched to their needs, taking into account their previous learning and attainment. At St Simon and St Jude C of E Primary School we believe the best way to achieve this is to teach the children through a themed curriculum. Each class has their own themes that are planned across the year to ensure coverage of the Primary National School Curriculum.

 

From EYFS upwards, the school links with Cornerstones thematic approach to teaching History, Geography, Science, Art and DT.  The table below shows the curriculum overview for each year group.

Each class has an overview and theme plan on their individual pages should you wish to find out any further information.

 

 

Autumn

Spring

Summer

Pre-School Do dragons exist? What is a Shadow? How many colours in a rainbow? Why can't I have chocolate for breakfast? Can I have a dog? Can we explore it?

EYFS

Do you want to be friends?

What happens when I fall asleep?

Will you read me a story?

Why are carrots orange?

Do cows drink milk?

Are we there yet?

Y1

Superheroes- PE and science

Memory box- History

Dinosaur Planet- History

Enchanted woodland- science

Paws/Claws and whiskers DT and Art

Bright lights- Big city- geography

Y2

Beachcombers

Science

Beat band boogie- music

Towers, tunnels and turrets- D & T- history

The scented garden- Science

Muck, mess and mixtures

Art and Design

Land Ahoy- Geography

Y3

 

Scrumdidlyumptious - DT

 

Mighty Metals – science

Heroes and villains – music

 

Tribal tales- history

Gods and mortals-history

 

Predators- science

 

Y4

 

Mighty Metals – science

Tremors – geography

Tribal tales- history

Predators- science

 

Traders and Raiders – history

 

Blue Abyss – art and design

Y5

 

The human body – Blood Heart , Darwin’s Delight and ID – science

 

Victorians – Revolution – history

 

Materials Scream Machine and Alchemy Island – Science and Music

 

The 1960’s - history

Allotment- geography

Time traveller and Tomorrows World – art and DT and computing

 

Y6

 

A Child’s War- history

To infinity and beyond – Stargazers – science

 

Peasants, princes and pestilence – history

The frozen kingdom- geography

Beast Creator – science

Gallery Rebels – art and DT

 

We use the National Curriculum as our guide to the content of the curriculum. We teach all National Curriculum statutory subjects – English (including phonics), Maths, Science, ICT, History, Geography, Art, Design Technology, PE and Music, Modern Foreign Languages (French) + Religious Education. In addition we teach Personal Social and Health Education (PSHE) throughout the school. We match the foundation subjects to our themes, some subjects are taught discreetly. Religious Education is taught in weekly blocks throughout the year so the children can develop a deeper understanding of faith and spirituality.

We strive for excellence at all times, aiming to inspire and motivate all children through the way in which we teach.

If you would like any further information about the curriculum at St Simon and St Jude please do not hesitate to contact the school office

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