Curriculum Intention 

Here at Leasingham St Andrew’s, we feel passionate about learning at every level and we ensure that every pupil is given the opportunity to succeed- with pupil achievement and enjoyment being at the heart of everything we do.

Our intention is to shape and nurture children to reach their full potential. We believe that, in order to achieve this, we need a tailor made curriculum that is built around skills, knowledge, personal and spiritual development.

We aim to do this by creating and embedding a curriculum which allows for creativity and critical thinking whilst also ensuring that key skills are embedded; before building on this prior learning in a focused and aspirational way. This aspect of the curriculum is underpinned by a focus on academic development: providing an array of first hand experiences for our children to learn from; ensuring our children have the opportunities to develop interpersonal skills and build resilience in a supportive environment. In turn we hope that children will understand that learning is a vital lifelong skill.

Underlying all of this planned curriculum is the need for emotional and spiritual development– we work with children and their families encouraging our children to learn the importance of being a confident communicator and caring for and valuing themselves and their community – ensuring their community in turn values them.

By combining our focused curriculum with our Christian values we hope to open our children’s eyes to the opportunities the world has to offer them – encouraging them to be aspirational, respectful and successful.

Leasingham St Andrew's has implemented the Curriculum  through a creative approach with lots of opportunties to use key skills across the curriculum. 

Below is an overview for each year group on a two-year cycle of the curriculum areas covered.  Please view individual class pages for a more detailed curriculum letter for each term detailing the areas children will study.

 

           

 

Year 1/2

 

Term 1

 

Term 2

 

Term 3

 

Year A

SUPERHEROES

(Science based)

Science– Parts of the body, exercise, food, animals

Geography– Weather

Design and Technology  - Moving superheroes

Art – Self- portraits, superhero collage calendars

Music – Charanga: Y1 Unit 1- ‘Hey you!’ Unit 2- ‘Rhythm in the Way we Walk and Banana Rap’, Christmas Play

Y2: Unit 1 ‘Hands, Feet, Heart’ Unit 2 – ‘Ho Ho Ho’

PSHE – Jigsaw – Unit 1: Being Me in My World

Unit 2: Celebrating Difference

PE – Superhero dance, running         gymnastics, jumping

Religious Education – Understanding Christianity

Y1- The Big Frieze, ‘God’-Christianity

Y2-LAS Compulsory, Being  Human, Life Journey - Islam

French – songs, rhymes, objects, stories etc.

Computing – Paint- superhero masks, basic word processing, Coding (Y1- bee-bots, Y2 espresso), e-safety

 

English Writing – narrative, senses poetry, description, instructions

Possible Reading Texts -  –

Y1- Superhero ABC, Superworm, Supertato Finding Nemo comics, The Incredibles (film clip)

Y2 – The Incredibles (film clip), finding nemo comics, Elliot’s Midnight Adventure, Traction Man, Superhero ABC, Superkid.

 

HOME AND AWAY

(Geography based)

GeographyFocus on locality of Leasingham with contrasting Non  EU country (Kenya), Google Earth – maps, continents, countries, local, human and physical knowledge, the UK

History – History of Leasingham

Design Technology  - Design and make Maasai Beads

Art – Van Gogh paintings, ‘Starry Night’

Music  - African djembe drumming. Charanga: Y1 Unit 3- ‘In the Groove’ Unit 4- ‘Round and Round’

Y2 – Unit 3 ‘I wanna play in a band’ Unit 4 ‘Zootime’

PSHE – Jigsaw – Unit 3: Dreams and Goals, Unit 4: Heathy Me

PE –dance (Vivaldi), throwing/sending,    gymnastics, receiving

Religious Education – Understanding Christianity

Y1- ‘Creation’ -Christianity, ‘God’-Islam

Y2- LAS Additional- Thankfulness

French – New Year, songs, rhymes, objects, stories etc.

Computing – topic covers- inserting skills, Espresso coding, esafety

English Writing - letters and addresses, recount, Spring/Easter poetry, information text, stories from other cultures, explanation texts.

 

Possible Reading Texts:

Y1- Handa’s Surprise, Katie Morag, Choo Choo Clickerty Clack.

Y2 - Handa's Surprise, A walk around the village, Meerkat Mail.

 

 

 

BRIGHT SPARKS

(History based)

History- The Great Fire of London, Tudor houses, Significant people and their discoveries: Isaac Newton and Christopher Columbus

Science – light, gravity

Design Technology: Fire of London project homework, Fabric faces (wellbeing week)

Art: making a Tudor house, tissue paper collage – Fire of London Landscape and the Hungry Caterpillar

Music - Charanga: Y1 Unit 5- ‘Your Imagination’ Unit 6- ‘Reflect, Rewind and Replay’

Y2- Unit 5 ‘Friendship Song’ Unit 6 ‘Reflect, Rewind, Replay’

PSHE – Jigsaw –Unit 5: Relationships, Unit 6: Changing Me

PE Games with equipment, small sided games, athletics

Religious Education – Understanding Christianity

Y1- ‘Creation’ –Islam, ‘Places of Worship’

Y2- Understanding Christianity – Salvation, Incarnation

French – songs, rhymes, objects, stories etc.

Computing – topic covers, internet research, Fire of London game, Espresso coding, sending an email, esafety

 

English Writing  diary, information texts, newspaper report, narrative, topic related poetry

Possible Reading Texts:

Y1- The Hungry Caterpillar, The Gruffulo, We’re going on a Bear Hunt, Peace at Last,

 

Y2 – The Great Fire of London (information books and narrative books), Hungry Caterpillar

 

Year B

TRADITIONAL TALES

(Science/DT based)

Science – Materials, investigation

Design and Technology – design and make Enterprise stocking, weaving, food technology (Y2- packaging)

Art – primary and secondary colours, Klee, paint package

Music - Charanga: Y1 Unit 1: ‘Hey you!’ Unit 2- ‘Rhythm in the Way we Walk and Banana Rap’, Christmas Play

Y2: Unit 1 ‘Hands, Feet, Heart’ Unit 2 – ‘Ho Ho Ho’

PSHE – Jigsaw – Unit 1: Being Me in My World

Unit 2: Celebrating Difference

PE – topic dance, running         gymnastics, jumping

Religious Education – Understanding Christianity

Y1- The Big Frieze, ‘God’-Christianity

Y2- Y2-LAS Compulsory, Being  Human, Life Journey - Islam

French – songs, rhymes, objects, stories etc.

Computing Paint, basic word processing, Coding (Y1- bee-bots, Y2 Espresso), esafety

English Writing – narrative, instructions, sequencing, information text (Bears), letter

Possible Reading Texts: 

 Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Little Red Riding Hood, The Gingerbread Man, Jack and the Beanstalk, The Three Little Pigs.

 

CASTLES

(History based)

History -motte and bailey, keep and bailey castles, The Bayeux tapestry, historical events eg. The Battle of Hastings, Historical figures eg. William the Conqueror

Design Technology – Making a moving drawbridge

Art – tinting and toning, Paul Klee – Castle in the Sun  

Music - Charanga: Y1 Unit 3- ‘In the Groove’ Unit 4- ‘Round and Round’

Y2 – Unit 3 ‘I wanna play in a band’ Unit 4 ‘Zootime’

PSHE - Jigsaw – Unit 3: Dreams and Goals, Unit 4: Heathy Me

PE – dance, throwing/sending,     gymnastics, receiving

Religious Education – Understanding Christianity

Y1- ‘Creation’ -Christianity, ‘God’-Islam

 

Y2- Y2- LAS Additional- Thankfulness

French – New Year, songs, rhymes, objects, stories etc.

Computing topic covers- inserting skills, Espresso coding, esafety

 English Writing – instructions, narrative, letter, information text, diary, poetry

Possible Reading Texts:

George and the Dragon, Mike the Knight (film clip)

Y1- Rapunzel, Sleeping Beauty, The Three Wishes,

Y2 - Diary of a Knight, How to train your dragon (bookand film clip), Castle facts book.

 

 

OUR WONDERFUL WORLD

(Geography/Science based)

Science – Plants (including experiment), animals and habitats, life processes, food chains,

Geography – Habitats around the UK and the world

Design Technology – Food technology: dips and dippers (well-being week)

Art  - sketching, Eric Carle stars

Music – Charanga: Y1 Unit 5- ‘Your Imagination’ Unit 6- ‘Reflect, Rewind and Replay’

Y2- Unit 5 ‘Friendship Song’ Unit 6 ‘Reflect, Rewind, Replay’

PSHE – Jigsaw –Unit 5: Relationships, Unit 6: Changing Me

PE Games with equipment, small sided games, athletics

Religious Education – Understanding Christianity

Y1- The Big Frieze, ‘God’-Christianity

Y2- Understanding Christianity – Salvation, Incarnation

French - songs, rhymes, objects, stories etc.

Computing – topic covers, Espresso coding, sending an email, esafety

 

English Writing – information texts, poetry, diary, explanations (Y2), 

Possible Reading Texts:

Y1- The Hungry Caterpillar, The Gruffulo, We’re going on a Bear Hunt, Peace at Last,

Y2 - Beegu, Plants and animals fact books.

 

 

 

           

Year 3/4

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

 

Year A

All The Fun Of The Fairground!

(Science Based)

Science –Light, electricity and forces including magnets

ICT Y3—Programming / Word processing

ICT Y4—Scratch / programming

Music Y3—Let your spirit fly / Glockenspiel stage 1

Music Y4 —Mamma Mia / Glockenspiel stage 2

P.E —Gymnastics, Dance, Invasion games

RE-Y 3—LAS Compulsory Hinduism/Islam

RE-Y4—LAS Celebrations/ Community—Hinduism

ART/DT—LS Lowry:Daisy Nook Fair /Sewing: money containers

History—history of the fair

Writing Focus:  poetry, narrative, instructional and biographical

Rotten Romans!

(History Based)

History—Empire, organisation, entertainment, architecture, invasion, Boudicca, legacy, Local history Lincoln

Geography (Locational)

Science—magnets, types of scientists

Art/DT—printing: mosaics / architecture, construction of aqueduct

Music—Singing: Live like a Roman / Ocarina

R.E—Y3—Understanding Christianity Incarnation

R.E—Y4—LAS Community: Islam / Understanding Christianity: Creation

ICT Y3— Drawing / Internet research

ICT Y4—Word processing / Animation

Y3 Music—Three little birds / Dragon song

Y4 Music—Stop / Lean on me

P.E—Swimming, gymnastics, Net and wall  

Writing Focus: Information texts and plays, narrative, letter writing

World Traveller.Com

(Geography Based)

Geography— continents, countries, capital cities of the world; human & physical geography skills/compare & contrast UK and Spain; volcanoes, climate & tourism

Science –States of matter, evaporation, condensation, habitats (desert) 

Art/DT—Journeys: aboriginal art, depicting journeys / Investigating history and culture of American food.

Music Y3—Bringing us together / Reflect, rewind & replay

Music Y4—Blackbird / Reflect, rewind & replay

P.E—striking and fielding, outdoor adventurous, athletics

R.E—Y3—Salvation, Big Questions (LAS)

R.E Y4—RE Year 4—LAS Pilgrimage

ICT Y3— Presentation skills/Using & applying / On line safety

ICT Y4—Using and applying skills / On line safety

Writing Focus: Stories from other cultures. Diary extracts 

 

Year B

Amazing Americas!

(History Based)

Science—rainforest habitat /plants and animals including food chains; Sound

History—Mayan Civilisation

Geography-Climate zones, layers of rainforest, location and protection

Art/DT—3D Animals/Batik

ICT Y3—Programming / Word processing

ICT Y4—Scratch / programming

Music Y3—Let your spirit fly / Glockenspiel stage 1

Music Y4 —Mamma Mia / Glockenspiel stage 2

PE—Gymnastics, Dance, Invasion games

RE-Y3—LAS Compulsory Hinduism/Islam

RE-Y4—LAS Celebrations/ Community—Hinduism

Writing Focus: Poetry,Information texts, letter writing and Narrative.

 

Pre-Historic Britain

(History Based)

Science –Rocks, soils and fossils

History -Changes to Britain from Stone age to the Iron age.

Geography-Human and physical geography

Art/DT—Cave painting; jewellery design/creation

Y3 Music—Three little birds / Dragon song

Y4 Music—Stop / Lean on me

R.E—Y3—Understanding Christianity Incarnation

R.E Y 4 —LAS Community: Islam / Understanding Christianity: Creation

ICT Y3— Drawing / Internet research

ICT Y4—Word processing / Animation

P.E—Swimming, gymnastics, Net and wall 

Writing Focus:  Narrative, Instructional, persuasion, letter

 

The Greeks

(History based)

History—Greek Civilisation & Olympics

Geography (Locational) Place –European

Science—Human body—teeth, digestive system, muscles.

ART/DT—Clay work, printing

Music Y3—Bringing us together / Reflect, rewind & replay

Music Y4—Blackbird / Reflect, rewind & replay

RE Y3—Salvation, Big Questions (LAS)

RE Y4—LAS Pilgrimage

ICT Y3— Presentation skills/Using & applying / On line safety

ICT Y4—Using and applying skills / On line safety

P.E—striking and fielding, outdoor adventurous, athletics

 Writing Focus: Myths and legends, newspapers, narrative, diary

 

 

Year 5/6

Term 1

Term 2

Term   3

 

 

 

 

 

 

YEAR A

 

Walk Like An Egyptian

(History/Science   based) 

History – Ancient Egyptians

Science– Changing state - Reversible and irreversible; Separating materials.

Geography– Location, map reading.

Design and Technology  - Food Tech– Bread Making

Art – Clay – Cartouches Papyrus – paper making

Music – Y5 Rock and Jazz: analysing performances and historical music in context. Y6 Pop/Motown and Jazz/Latin/Blues: PSHE – What makes us happy?  Historical music in context.

PSHE – Jigsaw – Being Me in My World/Celebrating Differences (inc. anti-bullying)

PE – Gymnastics/Dance, Basketball, Hockey, Lacrosse, Swimming. 

Religious Education - Year 6 – UC – God UC 2b.1 (core) +LAS Additional Do you have to believe in God to be good?

Year 5 -  UC – Being Human – Hinduism/Islam

French - Y5 Getting to know you  All about me

Y6 - Let’s visit a French town.  All in a day 

Computing -  Paint, Powerpoint,

English Writing – Instructions, myths and legends, diary, poetic style, persuasion, First-person descriptions/narratives

Possible Reading Texts: 

The Red Pyramid; The Phoenix Code The Secrets of the Sun king

Invaders &   Settlers

(History/Geography based)

From 1066 to 1945

History - Vikings, Scotland invade, WW1 & Life in World War 2 - How local area has changed The Dambusters /Battle Britain

Science - Animals including humans aging process. Circulation and digestive system. 

Geography Google Earth – maps, continents/countries. 

Design Technology  - DT (design/make a dam)

Art – Drawing, pencil sketching, Henry Moore, aviation artists

Music  - Y5 Ballads/Hip Hop: Difference in musical Styles. Y6: classical/gospel/bhangra: celebrating the use of woman in the music industry. Genre of music from World War 2

PSHE – Jigsaw – Dreams and Goals/Healthy Me

PE – Netball, Ultimate Frisbee, Handball, Tag Rugby, American Football, dance.  

Religious Education - Year 6 – UC – Creation UC 2b.2  (core and digging deeper)

Year 5 -UC- Salvation & Incarnation

French  -Y5 - Food Glorious Food.   Family and Friends  Y6 -Let’s go shopping.  This is France!

Computing - Internet research/Databases

English Writing  - journalistic writing, biography, poetry, discussion

Possible Reading Texts:

Letter form Lighthouse (Y5) Goodnight Mr Tom, Narnia, The Diary of Ann Frank, Viking Boy,  The Arrival, The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas, The Dragons hoard

 

Our Wonderous World

(Geography based)

Science – adaptation, animals and their habitats, Life cycles, Reproduction of plants Living things, how things are classified into broad groups due to characteristics

Geography – Countries around the world.  Mountains and volcanoes, settlements

Design Technology: -

Art: Mountain Landscape paintings

Music – Y5 Motown/Classical Music: civil rights and the language of music. Y6 Carole King/Pop: composition.

PSHE – Jigsaw – Relationships/Changing Me (inc. SRE)

PE ­Table Tennis, Volleyball, Cricket, Tennis, Adventurous, Athletics

Religious Education - ear 6 – UC -  Life Journey – Hinduism/Islam

Year 5 -  UC – LAS Additional Expressing Beliefs through the Arts (including Christianity)

French

Y5 - Our School and Time  Y6 – Famous People

Computing

English Writing  - Writing focus: diary, non-fiction, stories from other cultures, explanations, play scripts

Possible Reading Texts:

Monster Calls; The Boy at the Back of the Classroom, Nowhere Emporium, Northern Lights

                                    

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

YEAR B

 

 Life As A Victorian

(History based)

History  - British History – The Victorian Era

Science – Evolution, Micro-organisms and Electricity.

Geography Maps work – British Empire

Design and Technology – Dolls house, craft and collage. 

Art – Artist William Morris.  Printing.  IPAD ART

Music - Y5 Rock and Jazz: analysing performances and historical music in context. Y6 Pop/Motown and Jazz/Latin/Blues: PSHE – What makes us happy?  Historical music in context.

PSHE – Jigsaw – Being Me in My World/Celebrating Differences (inc. anti-bullying)

PE – Gymnastics/Dance, Basketball, Hockey, Lacrosse, Swimming. 

Religious Education

Year 6 – Understanding Christianity – God UC 2b.1 (core) +LAS Additional Do you have to believe in God to be good?

Year 5 - Understanding Christianity – Being Human – Hinduism/Islam

French  - Y5 Getting to know you  All about me

Y6 - Let’s visit a French town.  All in a day

Computing IT Art, PowerPoint

English Writing – diary, biography, formal/ impersonal, letter, classic and narrative poetry, older literature, narrative.

Possible Reading Texts:  

Oliver Twist, Street Child, Cogheart (Y5)

Gaslight, Dodger (Y6), A Christmas Carol, The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe.

To Infinity And Beyond

(Science/Geography based)

History  - Space Race, Space exploration, significant astronomers

Science – Earth and beyond-Movement of planets, Forces

Design Technology – Design a Space Rover/Buggy

Art – Textiles – sewing space theme.

Music - Y5 Ballads/Hip Hop: difference in musical Styles. Y6: classical/gospel/bhangra: celebrating the use of woman in the music industry. Genre of music from World War 2. Y 5/6 Holst – The Planets/War of the Worlds

PSHE – Jigsaw - Dreams and Goals/Healthy Me

PE – Netball, Ultimate Frisbee, Handball, Tag Rugby, American Football, dance.  

Religious Education

Year 6 – Understanding Christianity – Creation UC 2b.2 (core and digging deeper)

Year 5 -Understanding Christianity- Salvation & Incarnation

French Y5 - Food Glorious Food.   Family and Friends  Y6 -Let’s go shopping.  This is France!

Computing – Coding and Databases

English Writing  - stories set in imaginary worlds, power of imagery, reports, explanations, diary, information, biography, black out poetry, instructions

Possible Reading Texts:

Phoenix, Cosmic, Curiosity, Pandora (Literacy Shed)

 

 

 

 

Blue Planet

(Geography/History   based)

Science – States of Matter, The Human Body

Geography  - Rivers – major, around the world, UK.  Journey of river from source to sea, changing coastlines, uses of rivers, fieldwork.

Design Technology – Recycle Plastics  - ECO focus

Art  - Claude Monet – Water art.  Water colours/collage re create one of his paintings.

Music – Y5 Motown/Classical Music: civil rights and the language of music. Y6 Carloe King/Pop: composition.. Y5/6  Handels Water music

PSHE – Jigsaw - Relationships/Changing Me (inc. SRE)

PE ­Table Tennis, Volleyball, Cricket, Tennis, Adventurous, Athletics

Religious Education

Year 6 – Understanding Christianity – Life Journey – Hinduism/Islam

Year 5 -  Understanding Christianity – LAS Additional

Expressing Beliefs through the Arts (including Christianity)

French

Y5 - Our School and Time  Y6 – Famous People

Computing

English Writing explanations, play scripts, non-chron reports, newspaper reports.

Possible Reading Texts: The Letter to the King, Treasure Island, Kensuke’s Kingdom, Brightstorm,