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St Nicholas Curriculum Overview

Curriculum Overview

 

At St Nicholas we follow the National Curriculum. Below you can see an overview of the different units that are taught across our broad and balanced curriculum.

 

English

Year 1 (12 Units)

Narrative 

Fairy Tales 

 

The Three Little Pigs 

Familiar Setting 

 

We’re Going on a Bear Hunt 

Fairy Tales 

 

Goldilocks and the Three Bears 

Familiar Setting  

 

Grandad’s Secret Giant 

Fairy Tales 

 

Jack and the Beanstalk 

Familiar Setting 

 

The Tiger Who Came to Tea 

Non-Narrative 

Labels and Captions 

 

Mr Wolf’s Pancakes 

Pattern Poems 

 

The Puffin Book of Fantastic First Poems 

Instructions 

 

Pumpkin Soup 

Recounts 

 

Where the Wild Things Are 

Pattern Poems 

 

Zim Zam Zoom 

Information 

 

A First Book of Nature 

 

Year 2 (11 Units)

Narrative 

Traditional Stories 

 

The Three Little Wolves and the Big Bad Pig 

Familiar Setting 

 

Traction Man 

Traditional Stories 

 

Goldilocks by Allan Ahlberg 

Familiar Setting 

 

Marshall Armstrong New Our School 

Traditional Stories 

 

Jack and the Baked Bean Stalk 

Traditional Story 

 

The Hodgeheg 

Non-Narrative 

Lists 

 

A Planet Full of Plastic 

Descriptive Poetry 

 

My Dragon 

Instructions 

 

George’s Marvellous Medicine 

Reports 

 

The Big Book of the Blue 

 

Nonsense Poetry 

 

Spike Milligan’s Silly Verse for Kids 

 

Free Choice 

 

LKS2 – Cycle A (12 Units)

Narrative 

Mystery 

 

Ottoline and the yellow Cat 

Myths and Legends 

 

Usborne’s Myths Around the World 

Adventure 

 

Billy and the Minpins 

Playscripts 

 

Fantastic Mr Fox (A Play) 

Other Cultures 

 

My name is not Refugee 

Historical 

 

Oliver Twist (Usborne Version) 

Non-Narrative 

Diary/ Recount 

 

My Secret War Diary 

Cinquain Poems 

 

Bonfire Poem 

Explanation 

 

The Street Beneath My Feet 

Haiku Poems 

 

I am the seed that grew the tree 

 

Newspaper 

 

First News 

Instructions 

 

How to Help and Hedgehog and Protect a Polar Bear 

 

LKS2 – Cycle B (12 Units)

Narrative 

Mystery 

 

Sam Wu is not Afraid of Ghosts 

Myths and Legends 

 

Arthur and the Golden Rope 

Adventure 

 

The Secret of Blackrock 

Playscripts 

 

James and The Giant Peach (A Play) 

Other Cultures 

 

The Journey 

Historical 

 

Gaslight 

Non-Narrative 

Instructions 

 

The Story of Tutankhamun  

Imagery poem 

 

Puffin Book of Utterly Brilliant Poetry 

Letter Writing 

 

The Day the Crayons Quit 

Newspaper 

 

The Nothing To See Here Hotel 

Discussion 

 

What A Waste 

Persuade 

 

The True Story of the Three Little Pigs 

 

UKS2 – Cycle A (11 Units)

Narrative 

Myths/ Legends 

 

Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief 

Suspense 

 

Black Powder 

 

Imaginary World 

 

The Nowhere Emporium 

Balanced Argument 

 

The Island 

Significant Authors 

 

The Butterfly lion 

Free 

Non-Narrative 

Recount 

 

Armistice Runner 

Poem 

 

Quick Let’s Get Out Of Here 

Newspaper 

 

Anthony Brown’s King Kong 

Biographies 

 

Hidden Figures 

Explanation 

 

The Bacteria Book 

Letter 

 

Nevermoor 

 

UKS2 – Cycle B (11 Units)

Narrative 

Suspense 

 

The Infinite Lives of Masie Day 

Myths/ Legends 

 

Who Let The Gods Out 

Imaginary World 

 

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone 

Playscript 

 

Harris Burdick 

 

Significant Authors 

 

There’s a boy in the Girls’ Bathroom 

Flashback 

 

Oranges in No Man’s Land 

Non-Narrative 

Balanced Argument 

 

Wonder 

Poem 

 

Happy Poems 

 

Quick Let’s Get Out Of Here 

Newspaper 

 

The Fastest Boy in the World 

Biographies 

 

Boy Tales of Childhood 

Explanation 

 

The Variety of Life 

Free 

 

 

 

Geography

Year 1 (2 Units)

Cottesmore & Rutland

United Kingdom

 

Year 2 (2 Units)

UK - Cities

Continents

 

KS2 – Cycle A (2 Units)

Rivers

(UK & Europe)

Tropical Climate

(South America)

 

KS2 – Cycle B (2 Units)

Volcanoes & Earthquakes

(European)

Temperate Climate

(European)

 

KS2 – Cycle C (2 Units)

Settlements

(UK and London)

Continental Climate

(North America)

 

KS2 – Cycle D (2 Units)

Arid Climate

(Africa)

Polar Climate

(Antarctica & Arctic)

 

 

 

History

KS1 - Cycle A (2 Units)

Monarchs

(Political, Social & Cultural)

London

(Technology & Culture)

 

KS1 – Cycle B (3 Units)

Decades

(Technology & Culture)

Explorers

(Technology)

Remember

(Technology & Political)

 

KS2 – Cycle A (2 Units)

Victorians

(A post 1066 study of a theme or aspect of British history)

Tudors

(A post 1066 study of a theme or aspect of British history)

 

KS2 – Cycle B (2 Units)

Ancient Egypt

(Achievements of the earliest civilizations and non- European study)

Ancient Greece

(Ancient Greece, its achievements and its influence on the western world)

 

KS2 – Cycle C (2 Units)

Romans

(The Roman Empire and its impact on Britain)

WWII

(A local study)

 

KS2 – Cycle D (2 Units)

Stone Age

(Changes from the Stone Age to the Iron Age)

Anglo-Saxons & Vikings

(Britain’s settlement by Anglo-Saxons and Scots and the struggle for power between Saxons and Vikings)

 

 

 

Computing

Year 1 (4 Units)

Computer Science

IT - Software

IT - Uses

Digital Literacy and E Safety

 

Year 2 (4 Units)

Computer Science

IT - Software

IT - Uses

Digital Literacy and E Safety

 

Year 3 (5 Units)

Computer Science

IT - Searching

IT - Software

IT - Uses

Digital Literacy and E Safety

 

Year 4 (5 Units)

Computer Science

IT - Searching

IT - Software

IT - Uses

Digital Literacy and E Safety

 

Year 5 (5 Units)

Computer Science

IT - Searching

IT - Software

IT - Uses

Digital Literacy and E Safety

 

Year 6 (5 Units)

Computer Science

IT - Searching

IT - Software

IT - Uses

Digital Literacy and E Safety

 

 

PE

Whole School – Term 1

Invasion Games

Real PE

(Personal)

 

Whole School – Term 2

Gymnastics

Real PE

(Social)

 

Whole School – Term 3

Net & Wall Games

Real PE

(Cognitive)

 

Whole School – Term 4

Swimming (5/6) / Real PE Catch-up

Real PE

(Creative)

 

Whole School – Term 5

Athletics

Real PE

(Physical)

 

Whole School – Term 6

Striking and Fielding Games

Real PE

(Health & Fitness)

 

 

 

DT

KS1 - Cycle A (2 Units)

Food

(Preparing Fruit and Vegetables)

Mechanisms

(Sliders and Leavers)

 

KS1 – Cycle B (2 Units)

Structures

(Freestanding Structures)

Mechanisms

(Wheels and Axles)

 

LKS2 – Cycle A (2 Units)

Food

(Healthy and Varied Diet)

Mechanisms

(Levers and Linkages)

 

LKS2 – Cycle B (2 Units)

Structures

(Shell Structures)

Mechanisms

(Pneumatics)

 

UKS2 – Cycle A (2 Units)

Food

(Celebrating Culture and Seasonality)

Mechanisms

(Pulleys or Gears)

 

UKS2 – Cycle B (2 Units)

Structures

(Frame Structures)

Mechanisms

(Cams)

 

DT Enrichment

Cycle A: Textiles

 

 

Science

Year 1 (4 Units)

Seasonal Change

Everyday Materials

Plants

Animals including Humans

 

Year 2 (4 Units)

All Living Things and their Habitats

Uses of Everyday Materials

Animals including Humans

Plants

 

Year 3 (5 Units)

Forces and Magnets

Light

Rocks

Animals including humans

Plants

 

Year 4 (5 Units)

Sound

States of Matter

Electricity

Animals including humans

All Living Things

 

Year 5 (5 Units)

Animals including humans

Earth and Space

Forces

Properties and Changes of Materials

All Living Things

 

Year 6 (5 Units)

All Living Things

Evolution and Inheritance

Electricity

Light

Animals including Humans

 

 

 

 

Music

Year 1 (3 Units)

Singing

Tempo and Rhythm

Timbre

 

Year 2 (3 Units)

Singing

Tempo and Rhythm

Pitch and Pattern

 

LKS2 – Cycle A (3 Units)

Singing

Timbre

Pitch and Pattern

 

LKS2 – Cycle B (3 Units)

Singing

Tempo and Rhythm

Pitch and Pattern

 

UKS2 – Cycle A (3 Units)

Singing

Timbre

Dynamics

 

UKS2 – Cycle B (3 Units)

Singing

Pitch and Pattern

Tempo and Rhythm

 

 

 

RE

Year 1 (6 Units)

Christianity: People

 

What do Christians believe God is like? (1.1)

Christmas

 

Why does Christmas matter? (1.3)

Islam

 

Who is Muslim and how do they live? (1.6)

Easter

 

Why does Easter matter? (1.5)

Special Places

 

What makes some places sacred to believers? Christianity and Islam (1.9)

Courageous Advocacy

 

Christmas Cards to the Elderly

 

Year 2 (6 Units)

Christianity: Jesus

 

What is the good news that Jesus brings? (1.4)

Christmas:

 

Church Year—Christmas (GT)

Judaism: 

 

Who is Jewish and how do they live? (1.7)

Easter:

 

Church Year Easter (GT)

Theme: Belief in the World 

 

How should we care for the world and for others and why does it matter? (Christianity, Judaism and Islam)(1.10) 

Courageous Advocacy

 

Friendship Soup and Coffee Morning

 

LKS2 – Cycle A (6 Units)

Christianity: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

 

When Jesus left, what next? (L2.6)

 

Christmas:

 

Christmas around the World

(South America)

Hinduism:

 

What does it mean to be a  Hindu in Britain today? (L2.7)

Easter:

 

Why do Christians call the day Jesus died Good Friday? (L2.5)

Theme: Festivals

 

What are the deeper meanings of festivals? (Christianity,       Hinduism, Judaism and Islam)(L2.9)

Courageous Advocacy

 

Cleaning up Cottesmore!

 

 

LKS2 – Cycle B (6 Units)

Christianity: The Church     Community 

 

What is it like to follow God? (L2.2)

Christmas:

 

Christmas around the World

(Europe)

Sikhism:

 

What does it mean to be a Sikh in Britain today? (L2.8)

Easter:

 

What is the Trinity? (L2.3)

Theme: Life’s Journey

 

How and why do people show their commitments during the journey of life? (Christianity, Sikhism, Hinduism, Judaism and Islam) )(L2.10) 

Courageous Advocacy

 

Global Environmental Project (Plastics, Rainforest, Climate Change)

 

UKS2 – Cycle A (6 Units)

Christianity: Guidance from above

 

How can following God bring freedom and justice (U2.3)

Christmas:

 

Christmas around the World

(South America)

Secular / non-religious:

 

Why do some people believe in God and some people not? (U2.11)

Easter: 

 

What did Jesus do to save human beings? (U2.6)

Theme: Religions impact on the world: 

 

What will make our city / town / village a more respectful place? (All faith and non faith)(U2.12) 

Courageous Advocacy

 

Local Project

 

UKS2 – Cycle A (6 Units)

Christianity: Creation 

 

Creation and Science:        conflicting or  complementary? (U2.2)

Christmas:

 

Christmas around the World

(Europe)

Buddhism: 

 

The Buddha: how and why do his experiences and teachings have meaning for people      today? (3.10)

Easter:

 

What difference does the    Resurrection make for        Christians? (U2.7)

Theme: Good and bad times.

 

How do religions help people to live through good times and bad times. (All faiths and non faiths) (U2.14)

Courageous Advocacy

 

Global Project

 

 

 

PSHE

Whole School – Term 1

Being Me in My World

 

Whole School – Term 2

Dreams and Goals

 

Whole School – Term 3

Celebrating Differences

 

Whole School – Term 4

Healthy Me

 

Whole School – Term 5

Relationships

 

Whole School – Term 6

Changing Me

 

Year 6 Additional Unit:

SRE (The Conversation)

 

 

Learning to Learn

Whole School – Term 1

Ready

 

Whole School – Term 2

Resilient

 

Whole School – Term 3

Respect

 

Whole School – Term 4

Responsible

 

Whole School – Term 5

Resourceful

 

Whole School – Term 6

Reflective

 

 

 

Christian Values

Whole School – Term 1

Kindness

 

Whole School – Term 2

Honesty

 

Whole School – Term 3

Tolerance

 

Whole School – Term 4

Loyalty

 

Whole School – Term 5

Forgiveness

 

Whole School – Term 6

Compassion

 

 

 

British Values

Whole School – Term 1

Democracy

 

Whole School – Term 2

Rule of Law

 

Whole School – Term 3

Tolerance

 

Whole School – Term 4

Mutual Respect

 

Whole School – Term 5

Individual Liberty

 

 


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