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Subject Overview

 

Autumn

Spring

Summer

Y1


Taught discretely:

Autumn 1:
Weather, Earth and space, observe seasonal changes, varying length of day.

Taught discretely:

Autumn 2:
Plants- identify and describe basic structure of common plants (BOLE)

Mostly integrated through the theme of The Great Fire of London

Taught discretely:

Spring 1:
Animals and humans-  identify, name and label basic parts of the body and relate to the senses.)

Spring 2:
Materials  - everyday materials, identify and name / describe (materials of buildings linking to theme)

Mostly integrated through the theme of Africa:

Summer 1:
Animals  and humans -identify and name a variety of common animals, classify animals into carnivores, herbivores and omnivores and describe and compare the structure of animals, invesitagte differences, habitats, growing etc.  (look at African animals).

Taught discretely:

Summer 2:
Light and seeing- how we see and light sources

Y2

Mostly integrated through the theme of Florence Nightingale

Autumn 1:
Animals and humans - exercise and hygiene, germs in hospitals (now and then) and food (nutrition link to soldiers' poor nutrition)

Taught discretely:

Autumn 2:
Materials -identification and properties

Mostly integrated through the theme of The Coronation

Spring 1:
Forces - describe basic movements (carriages) 

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Spring 2:
Sound and hearing - sources of sounds.

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Spring 2:
Electricity - common appliances and construct a simple circuit

Mostly integrated through the theme of Islands

Taught discretely:

Summer 1:
Evolution and inheritance - how humans resemble their parents.

Summer 2:
Living things and habitats 
suitability of environment and food chains (look at habitats on islands).

Y3

Mostly integrated through the theme of Ancient Egyptians

Taught discretely:

Autumn 1:
Light and seeing - sources, reflections, light travels in a straight line, how it affects seeing and shadows.

Taught discretely:

Autumn 1:
Earth and Space - movement of the Earth relative to the sun and the Moon relative to the earth.

Autumn 2:
Forces - compare how things move on different surfaces, pyramid stones.

Mostly integrated through the theme of Binfield Local study
       
Spring 1:
Animals and humans  - identify the need for the right food types and amount of nutrition - identify that humans and some animals have skeletons and muscles for support, protection and movement (look at animals in Binfield).
                                  
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Spring 2:
Forces -magnets, attract and repel, compare and group according to magnetic / non-magnetic.

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Summer 1:
Plants - functions of each part, requirements for life, pollination and their life cycle.

Taught discretely:

Summer 1:
Evolution and inheritance - how plants resemble their parents and adapt to their environment.

Mostly integrated through the theme of
Stone Age to Iron Age

Summer 2:
Materials - rocks, fossils and how they are made, soil - made from rocks and other matter. (How the Stone Age to Iron Age people used materials for tools, weapons and making fire).

 

Taught discretely:

Autumn 1 & 2:
Animals and humans - simple functions of the digestive system in humans, transportation of water and different types of teeth and their functions

Mostly integrated through the theme of Rainforests

Spring 1:
Living things and their  habitats - food chains, identifying producers, predators and prey, classifying plants and animals using classification keys (look at animals in Rainforests).

Spring 1:
Evolution and inheritance - how animals resemble their parents and how they are suited to their environment (look at how Rainforest animals adapt to their environments).

Spring 2:
Sound - sources, how sounds are made, volume and pitch (look at noises Rainforest animals make)

Taught discretely:

Summer 1:
Electricity - common appliances,construct simple circuits and recognise conductors and insulators.

Mostly integrated through the theme of
Extreme Earth

Summer 2:
Materials - states of matter - solids, liquids, gases, changes of state and evaporation and condensation in the water cycle.

Y5

Mostly integrated through the theme of Ancient Greece

Autumn 1 & 2:
Earth and Space - explore the movement of earth and the moon, explain day and night (link to Ancient Greek astronomy).

Mostly integrated through the theme of Sustainability

Spring 1:
Materials -properties and changes (look at sustainable materials).
 
Spring 2:
Living things and their habitats - life cycles and life processes (look at sustainable habitats).

Mostly integrated through the theme of Vikings

Summer 1:
Animals and humans - reproduction, animals and human , life cycles, similarities and differences of offspring (look at how Vikings and Anglo Saxons farmed, reproducing animals for consumption).

Taught discretely:

Summer 2:
Forces - gravity, effects of air / water resistance and revision of magnets

Y6

Mostly integrated through the theme of Changing world

Autumn 1:
Evolution and inheritance- changes in animals over time, adaptations to environments,changes to human skeleton. 

Taught discretely:

Autumn 2:
Living things - describe how living things including microorganisms are classified according to characteristics and similarities and differences.

 
Taught discretely:

Spring 1:
Light - how it travels,sources and shadows.

Taught discretely:

Spring 2:
Electricity - effects of voltage, drawing circuits using symbols


Taught discretely: 

Sum 1 & 2:
Animals and humans - human circulation, importance of diet and exercise and drug awareness.

Y6

Taught discretely.

Autumn 1:

Islam
Following the Discovery RE scheme of work:
Beliefs and Practices - What is the best way for a Muslim to show commitment to God? 5 Pillars, Prayer, Charity, Fasting, Hajj Pilgrimage

Autumn 2:

Christianity
Following the Understanding Christianity scheme of work:
The Christmas Story - Was Jesus the Messiah? (Digging Deeper) Old Testament, Jesus as Messiah, Jesus as Prince of Peace

Taught discretely.

Spring 1:

Christianity
Following the Discovery RE scheme of work:
Belief and Meaning - Is anything every eternal? Jesus' teachings and Parables, Lost Son, 10 Lepers, 2 Great Commandments, Agape, Heaven, Love

Spring 2:

Christianity
Following the Understanding Christianity scheme of work:
The Easter Story - What difference does the resurrection make to Christians? Salvation, New Testament, Isaiah 53, John 19 and the key concepts of Messiah, Sacrifice and Salvation, Jesus as a sacrifice, Different Christian interpretations of Jesus' death

Taught discretely.

Summer 1:

Islam
Following the Discovery RE scheme of work:
Beliefs and Moral Values - Does belief in Akhira (life after death) help Muslims to lead a good life? (Part 1)

Summer 2:

Islam
Following the Discovery RE scheme of work:
Beliefs and Moral Values - Does belief in Akhira (life after death) help Muslims to lead a good life? (Part 2) Actions / Consequences, Greater Jihad, Military Jihad, Qur'an, Lesser Jihad/Holy War

 

 

This subject is coordinated by Sarah Cox.

 

This page was updated in May 2020.

 

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