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

 

Ancient Egyptians

(History/Science   based)

 

World History –   Egyptians

Materials – Changing state

                   Separating materials

Printing

Drumming

R.E:   Unit 9 – Christian Symbols

Writing   Focus – instructions, myths and legends, fables, poetic style, persuasion

Invaders &   Settlers

(History/Geography   based)

From 1066 to 1945

Vikings, 1066, Scotland   invade, WW1 & Life in World War 2

How   the local area has changed

Internet   research/Databases

Genre   of music from World War 2

The   Holocaust

The   Diary of Ann Frank

R.E:   Unit 4 Jewish beliefs and lifestyle

Writing   Focus – journalistic writing, biography, poetry

Around the World in   80 Days

(Geography based)

Locational   Knowledge

Map   work

Specific   countries

Physical Geography

Grid references

Writing   focus: diary, non-fiction, stories from other cultures

                                    

     
     

R.E:       Hindu beliefs and lifestyle

     
     

    Enterprise

 

 

 

 

Y5   - alcohol/tobacco

Y5   - human life cycle

Y6   - drugs

Y6   - sex education

 

Y5   – Our World

Y6   – Mini Enterprise

 

Web   pages

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

YEAR B

 

 Life as a Victorian

(History based)

Street   Child (focus text)

Family   Life – jobs, schools, etc

Textiles/ICT(William   Morris designs)

Scientific   discovery – Darwin (Evolution &   Inheritance), Edison

Classification of   Micro Organisms

Study   of Lowry

Victorian   Music Hall

The   Workhouse

Dolls   houses

The   Railways

R.E:   The Bible and its importance to Christians

Writing   focus: biography, formal/ impersonal, classic and narrative poetry, older   literature

Out of this World

(Science/Geography   based)

 

Forces

Earth   and beyond

Design   and make rockets

Holst   – The Planets/War of the Worlds

Composition   – space music

Google   Earth – maps

Continents/Countries

Wonders   of the World

R.E:   Unit 8, Beautiful world, wonderful God

Writing   Focus: stories set in imaginary worlds, power of imagery, reports,   explanations

 

Water   Worlds

(Geography/History   based)

Science   – water cycle, evaporation, etc.

Geography   – rivers, coasts and seas

Art   – Monet artist study (collage)

DT   – submarines

Handel’s   Water Music

Settlers-Stone Age   to Iron Age

                       

 Writing   focus: plays, film narrative, Kensuke’s Kingdom

 

 

 

Y5   - alcohol/tobacco

Y5   - human life cycle

Y6   - drugs

Y6   - sex education

 

 

 

Web pages

 

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.