Curriculum Overview

 

Autumn

Spring

Summer

Topic

 

Stone Age to Iron Age

Ancient Egypt

The UK

Types of settlement. Map skills.

Volcanoes, mountains and earthquakes

 

Literacy

Autobiographical writing – All about me

 

Stone Age Boy.

 

 

.Instruction writing – How to wash a woolly mammoth

 

Who killed Tutankhamen?

Fiction Unit – Ottoline and the Yellow cat

 

Performance Poetry

 

 

Where would you like to live?

 

Fiction Unit - Storm

 

 

 

Shape poems

 

Myths and Legends

 

Dragon Slayer?

Mathematics

4 operations

Place Value

Number bonds

2D and 3D Shapes

 

Multiplication

 

Division

Times Tables

 

Fractions

 

Angles

Addition and Subtraction

 

Time

 

Measurements

Interpreting Data

 

Statistics

 

Addition and Subtraction

4 operations

 

Revision of topics

 

Capacity

Science

 

Rocks and Soils

Science investigation skills

Light

Animals including humans

Plants

Force and Magnets

Art and Design

Cave paintings

 

Stone Age clay pots

Van Gogh

Observational drawing linked to Ancient Egyptians.

D&T – Cards with levers

 

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Volcano Art – quilling and collage to create texture

Computing

Basic computer skills/Word Processing and producing a PowerPoint presentation

We are network engineers

 

Ancient Egyptian Powerpoint

Scratch Unit – Computer programming

We are bug fixers

We are presenters

We are communicators

Languages

French ( ½ hr weekly)

French ( ½ hr weekly)

French ( ½ hr weekly)

French ( ½ hr weekly)

French ( ½ hr weekly)

French ( ½ hr weekly)

Music

 

Singing linked to Christmas performance

Music – linked to Stone Age

Music linked to Ancient Egpytians.

Exploring Rhythmic Patterns – play it again Sam

Salt mustard Vinegar Pepper – Singing Games.

 

Epic music linked to Myths and legends

Physical Education

Gymnastics

Games children play – playground games, skipping games etc.

Dance

Ball skills; passing and receiving

Net, Court and Wall games – netball, basketball.

Ball skills, passing and receiving – hockey (main focus), basketball, netball.

Dance

Striking and Fielding - Cricket

Athletics

Striking and Fielding – Rounders

 

RE

 

Diwali (Hinduism)

Why do religious people celebrate?

What does it mean to be a Hindu? (Hinduism)

What did Jesus teach us?

(Christianity)

How Do People Express Their Faith Through The Arts?

What do religions teach us about the natural world and how we should look after it?

 

Trips

 

Don Rae – Diwali?

 

Egyptian Day in School?

 

Visit to Rainham Marshes

Aims:

The National Curriculum has three broad aims to enable young people to become:

  • Successful learners who enjoy learning, make progress and achieve
  • Confident individuals who are able to live safe, healthy and fulfilling lives
  • Responsible citizens who make a positive contribution to society

Purpose:

The purpose of a statutory curriculum is:

  • To establish an entitlement for all
  • To promote high standards
  • To promote continuity and progression
  • To promote public understanding

Values:

The values underpinning the National Curriculum reflect the values in society that promote:

  • Personal development
  • Equality of opportunity
  • Economic well being
  • A healthy, just democracy and a sustainable future. 

Towers Junior School Curriculum

At Towers Junior School we deliver an integrated creative curriculum because we believe a topic based approach offers the children greater:

  • coherence between subject areas leading to greater understanding of the world around them.
  • systematic development of transferable skills whilst developing knowledge
  • opportunities for children to learn in a kinesthetic way by engaging in more practical activities, leading to increased motivation and enthusiasm.
  • opportunities to further develop thinking skills and social skills through paired and group work, problem solving and finding solutions.

Whilst we teach English and Mathematics as discrete subjects, our integrated curriculum offers learners the opportunity to use and apply their Literacy and Numeracy skills across all areas of the curriculum.

Curriculum Overview

 ICT at the Heart of Learning:

Our pupils live, work and play in the 21st century. Therefore ICT is at the heart of learning at Towers Junior School.

PE at Towers:

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Religious Education at Towers:

 

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Yr 3

What does it mean to be a Hindu? (first part of unit)

Why do religious people celebrate?

What does it mean to be Jewish? (first part of unit)

Why is Jesus important to Christians?

How do people express their faith through the Arts?

What do religions teach about the natural world and why we should care for it?

Yr 4

Where, how and why do people worship?

 

What matters most to Humanists and Christians?

Who should inspire us?

What does it mean to be Jewish? (second half of unit)

How and why do religious believers show their commitments during the journey of life?

What does it mean to be a Hindu? (second part of unit)

Yr 5

What does it mean to be a Muslim? (first part of unit)

Why is prayer important for religious believers?

 

What does it mean to be a Christian?

(first part of unit)

 

What do different people believe about God?

Justice and poverty: Can religions help to build a fair world?

Why are sources of wisdom important to people?

Yr 6

What does it mean to be a Muslim?

(second part of the unit)

What does it mean to be a Sikh?

What does it mean to be a Christian? (second half of unit)

What do religions say to us when life gets hard?

Why do people make vows and commitments to one another?

What will make our city/town/borough a more respectful place?