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English

Narrative
Write stories set in places pupils have been. (within Rock, Paper, Scissors story)
Write stories that include mythical, legendary or historical characters and events (Rock, Paper, Scissors story)
Write letters. (Formal letters to Kingswood)
Write plays. (Christmas service)


Non-fiction
Write recounts. (Informal - TBITSP Diary)
Write persuasively. (Dragons' Den / Harvest)
Write formally.

Narrative
Write letters. (Formal letters - Globe)
Write fictional biographies. (Macbeth character description)

Non-fiction
Write instructions. (How to catch a Witch)
Write recounts. (informal - the night of the murder.)
Write arguments. (Discussion text - Should Macbeth kill King Duncan?)
Write formally.

Narrative
Write stories set in places pupils have been. (Varmints)
Write stories that include mythical, legendary or historical characters and events (within Dracula's Whitby story) 
Write stories of mystery and suspense. (Dracula's Whitby)

Non-fiction
Write persuasively. (R&R museum leaflet / Dragons' Den) 
Write formally.

Poetry
Write poetry that conveys an image (simile, word play, rhyme, metaphor.) (Journey of a raindrop) 

Maths

Place Value
Four operations
Fractions
Position and Direction
Understand the properties of shapes (taught through lesson starters in Maths and PE)
Use algebra (Covered as part of the “Add and subtract” threshold concept in the form of missing number problems and as part of the “Multiply and divide” threshold concept in the form of missing number problems)

Decimals
Percentages
Algebra
Converting Units
Perimeter, Area and Volume
Ratio

Properties of Shapes
Problem Solving
Statistics
Investigations
Know and use numbers (taught through Problem Solving)
Add and subtract (taught through Problem Solving)
Multiply and divide (taught through Problem Solving)
Use fractions (taught through Problem Solving)
Describe position, direction and movement (taught through Problem Solving)
Use measures (taught through Problem Solving)
Use statistics (taught through Problem Solving)
Use algebra (taught through Problem Solving)

Science

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.

RE

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

History

Mostly integrated through the theme of              Changing World     

Autumn 1 & 2:
Themes in British History and Key events of the past. (How WWII changed the world.)

Mostly integrated through the theme of Crime and Punishment

Spring 1 & 2:
Themes in British History (Romans, Anglo Saxons, Vikings, Tudors, Stewarts, Victorians compared to more modern history)

Mostly integrated through the theme of Rivers                 

Spring 1 & 2:
Key events of the past. (How were rivers used in the past for transport, leisure and trade?)

Geography

Mostly integrated through theme of   Changing World


Autumn 1 & 2:
Describe how locations around the world are changing and explain some of the reasons for change e.g. erosion

Describe how countires and geographical regions are interconnected and interdependent (trade links, the distribution of natural materials) using human and physical geographical language.

Mostly integrated through theme of Crime and Punnishment



Spring 1 & 2:
Identify countries/regions related to historical times studied on a map.  Describe how countries and geographical regions are interconnected and interdependent.

Describe how locations around the world are changing and explain some of the reasons for change.

Mostly integrated through theme of Rivers


Summer 1 & 2:
Physical geography - rivers, mountains.

Locate rivers studied on a map and describe main features of the locations.  How do the physical features affect the human activity there?

Use fieldwork sampling to observe, measure and record the human and physical features in the local area (Henley).

PSHCE

Autumn 1:
Being Me In My World

- Identifying goals for the year
- Global citizenship
- Children’s universal rights
- Feeling welcome and valued
- Choices, consequences and
rewards
- Group dynamics
- Democracy, having a voice
- Anti-social behaviour
- Role-modelling

Autumn 2:

Celebrating Difference
- Perceptions of normality
- Understanding disability
- Power struggles
- Understanding bullying
- Inclusion/exclusion
- Differences as conflict, difference as celebration
- Empathy

Spring 1:
Dreams and goals 

- Personal learning goals, in and out of school
- Success criteria
- Emotions in success
- Making a difference in the world
- Motivation
- Recognising achievements
- Compliments

Spring 2:

Healthy Me
- Taking personal responsibility
- How substances affect the body
- Exploitation, including ‘county
lines’ and gang culture
- Emotional and mental health
- Managing stress

Summer 1:
Relationships

- Mental health
- Identifying mental health worries and
sources of support
- Love and loss
- Managing feelings
- Power and control
- Assertiveness
- Technology safety
- Take responsibility with technology
use

Summer 2:

Changing Me
- Self-image
- Body image
- Puberty and feelings
- Conception to birth
- Reflections about change
- Physical attraction
- Respect and consent
- Boyfriends / girlfriends
- Sexting
- Transition

PE

Taught discretely

Autumn 1 & 2:

REAL PE

Personal and social cogs
Taking part in Outdoor Adventurous Activities: Kingswood
Take part in Gymnastics Activities.
Take part in Athletics Activities - Indoor Athletics - sprinting, hurdles, running, jumping
Play competitive games, and apply basic principles for attacking and defending

Games: rugby, volleyball.

Taught discretely

Spring 1 & 2:

REAL PE

Cognitive and creative cogs
Taking part in Outdoor Adventurous Activities
Play competitive games, and apply basic principles for attacking and defending

Games: netball, football, hockey, basketball

Taught discretely

Summer 1 & 2:

REAL PE

Applying physical skills and health and fitness cogs.
Taking part in Athletics activities - throwing, analysing technique and competing with other, keeping track of personal best.

Play competitive games and apply basic principles for attacking and defending
Performing Dances - Country Dancing / maypole

Games: tennis, rounders, cricket

Computing

Taught discretely

Autumn 1:
To understand how networks are set up and used

Autumn 2:
To create a game with a focus on conditions

Taught discretely

Spring 1:
To create a Maths quiz which uses more complicated reporter operations in Scratch.

Mostly integrated through the theme of
Crime and Punishment


Spring 2:
To choose the appropriate application in order to design and publish a piece of work safely online.

Taught discretely

Summer 2:
To select the appropriate applications in order to design and create the necessary resources, in a professional manner, for Dragon's Den.

Art

Mostly integrated through theme of  Changing World

Autumn 1& 2:
Collage: 
• Mix textures (rough and smooth, plain and patterned).
• Combine visual and tactile qualities.
• Use ceramic mosaic materials and techniques
 (Artist Focus – Environmental artists:
Marina DeBris, Agnes Denes, Edith Meusnier, Andy Goldsworthy, Red Earth Environmental Art Group)

 

Mostly integrated through theme of Crime and Punishment


Spring 1 & 2:

Digital Media: 

Enhance digital media by editing (including sound, video, animation, still images and installations).

(Create Macbeth front cover. Interview Macbeth using green screen. Taught alongside English lessons)

 

Mostly integrated through theme of Rivers


Summer 1 & 2:

Painting: 

• Sketch (lightly) before painting to combine line and colour.

• Create a colour palette based upon colours observed in the natural or built world.

• Use the qualities of watercolour and acrylic paints to create visually interesting pieces.

• Combine colours, tones and tints to enhance the mood of a piece.

• Use brush techniques and the qualities of paint to create texture.

• Develop a personal style of painting, drawing upon ideas from other artists.

(Use of watercolours to sketch and paint river scenes)

 

 

 

Print: 
• Build up layers of colours.
• Create an accurate pattern, showing fine detail.
• Use a range of visual elements to reflect the purpose of the work.
(Inspired by environmental issues, children choose colours and materials to create an art piece)

DT

Mostly integrated through the theme of  Changing World

Autumn 1 & 2:

Construction

Develop a range of practical skills to create products (such as cutting, drilling and screwing, nailing, gluing, filing and sanding).

(Homes of the Past)



Taught discretely:
Child led D &T with Dragons Den

 

Mostly integrated through the theme of Crime and Punishment


Spring 1 & 2:

No DT

 

Mostly integrated through the theme of Rivers


Summer 1:
Materials

• Cut materials with precision and refine the finish with appropriate tools (such as sanding wood after cutting or a more precise scissor cut after roughly cutting out a shape).

• Show an understanding of the qualities of materials to choose appropriate tools to cut and shape (such as the nature of fabric may require sharper scissors than would be used to cut paper).

Electronics:

• Create circuits using electronics kits that employ a number of components (such as LEDs, resistors, transistors and chips).

(Making Electric Boats)

 

 

 

Summer 2:
Food Tech

• Understand the importance of correct storage and handling of ingredients (using knowledge of micro-organisms).
• Measure accurately and calculate ratios of ingredients to scale up or down from a recipe.
• Demonstrate a range of baking and cooking techniques.
• Create and refine recipes, including ingredients, methods, cooking times and temperatures.
(River side picnic)

Taught discretely:
Child led D&T with Dragons Den

Music

Taught discretely using Charanga Scheme alongside the theme of Changing World



Autumn 1:
Classroom Jazz – Improvisation


Autumn 2:
Christmas Nativity – Singing

Taught discretely using Charanga Scheme alongside the theme of Crime and Punishment



Spring 1:
A New Year Carol – The British composer -Benjamin Britten’s music



Spring 2:
Happy!- Music and Mood

Taught discretely using Charanga Scheme alongside the theme of Rivers

Summer 1:
You’ve got a friend – Carole King



Summer 2:
Reflect, Rewind and Replay

MFL

Taught discretely using Salut! Scheme

Autumn 1 & 2:
A weekend with friends
In France: Culture of countries and languages, (core units 1-3)

Taught discretely using Salut! Scheme

Spring 1 & 2:
Family (English / Macbeth)
Actions (core units 1-3)

Taught discretely using Salut! Scheme

Spring 1 & 2:
The future (PSHE)
Jobs (core units 1-3)

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