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Years 3 and 4

FIRST YEAR (2014-15, 2016-17 etc)

SECOND YEAR (2015-16, 2017-18 etc)

SUBJECT

CONTENT TO BE TAUGHT

SUBJECT

CONTENT TO BE TAUGHT

English

As year three/four requirements

English

As year three/four requirements

Maths

As year three/four requirements

Maths

As year three/four requirements

Science

WORKING SCIENTIFICALLY – as lower keys stage 2 requirements

Science

WORKING SCIENTIFICALLY – as lower keys stage 2 requirements

PLANTS

  • Parts of plants, growth, life cycles

ANIMALS, INCLUDING HUMANS

  • Nutrition, muscles and skeletons

LIGHT

  • Light and shadows

ROCKS

  • Rocks, soils and fossils

FORCES AND MAGNETS

SOUND

  • Vibrations, pitch, volume, sound travels.

ANIMALS, INCLUDING HUMANS

  • Digestive system, teeth and food chains.

ELECTRICITY

  • Appliances, circuits, switches, conductors and insulators

STATES OF MATTER

  • Solids, liquids and gases. Changes of state

LIVING THINGS AND THEIR HABITATS

  • Grouping and classifying living things

Computing

Year three/four scheme of work

Computing

Year three/four scheme of work

Music

Year three/four scheme of work

Music

Year three/four scheme of work

Art

As key stage two requirements

Art

As key stage two requirements

DT

As key stage two requirements

DT

As key stage two requirements

MFL

As key stage two requirements

MFL

As key stage two requirements

Physical Education

Year 3 & 4 units for dance, gymnastics, games and athletics. Swimming

Physical Education

Year 3 & 4 units for dance, gymnastics, games and athletics. Swimming

 

 

History, Geography and Religious Education units will be taught on a four year rolling programme

 

HISTORY

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION

FIRST YEAR 2014-15

a local history study

Christianity

a study of an aspect or theme in British history that extends pupils’ chronological knowledge beyond 1066

SECOND YEAR

 2015-16

the achievements of the earliest civilizations – an overview of where and when the first civilizations appeared and a depth study of one of the following: Ancient Sumer; The Indus Valley; Ancient Egypt; The Shang Dynasty of Ancient China

Hinduism

a non-European society that provides contrasts with British history – one study chosen from: early Islamic civilization, including a study of Baghdad c. AD 900; Mayan civilization c. AD 900; Benin (West Africa) c. AD 900-1300.

Islam

THIRD YEAR

2016-17

Ancient Greece – a study of Greek life and achievements and their influence on the western world

Another world faith

FOURTH YEAR

2017-18

changes in Britain from the Stone Age to the Iron Age

Christianity and Judaism

the Roman Empire and its impact on Britain

Britain’s settlement by Anglo-Saxons and Scots

the Viking and Anglo-Saxon struggle for the Kingdom of England to the time of Edward the Confessor

 

 

 

GEOGRAPHY

FIRST YEAR 2014-15 - United Kingdom

 

Locational knowledge

  • Name and locate counties and cities of the United Kingdom, geographical regions and their identifying human and physical characteristics, key topographical features (including hills, mountains, coasts and rivers), and land-use patterns; and understand how some of these aspects have changed over time

Place knowledge

  • Understand geographical similarities and differences through the study of human and physical geography of a region of the United Kingdom.
 

Geographical skills and fieldwork

  • Use the eight points of a compass, four and six-figure grid references, symbols and key (including the use of Ordnance Survey maps) to build their knowledge of the United Kingdom
  • Use fieldwork to observe, measure, record and present the human and physical features in the local area using a range of methods, including sketch maps, plans and graphs, and digital technologies.
 

Human and physical geography

Describe and understand key aspects of:

  • Human geography, including: types of settlement and land use, economic activity including trade links, and the distribution of natural resources including energy, food, minerals and water.
 

SECOND YEAR 2015-16 - World Geography

 

Locational knowledge

  • Locate the world’s countries, using maps to focus on Europe (including the location of Russia) and North and South America, concentrating on their environmental regions, key physical and human characteristics, countries, and major cities.
  • Identify the position and significance of latitude, longitude, Equator, Northern Hemisphere, Southern Hemisphere, the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn, Arctic and Antarctic Circle, the Prime/Greenwich Meridian and time zones (including day and night)
 

Human and physical geography

describe and understand key aspects of:

  • physical geography, including: climate zones, biomes and vegetation belts, rivers, mountains, volcanoes and earthquakes, and the water cycle
  • human geography, including: types of settlement and land use, economic activity including trade links, and the distribution of natural resources including energy, food, minerals and water

Geographical skills and fieldwork

  • Use maps, atlases, globes and digital/computer mapping to locate countries and describe features studied
 

THIRD YEAR - 2016-17 - A region in a European Country

 

Locational knowledge

  • Locate the world’s countries, using maps to focus on Europe (including the location of Russia), concentrating on their environmental regions, key physical and human characteristics, countries, and major cities

Place knowledge

  • Understand geographical similarities and differences through the study of human and physical geography of a region in a European country,
 

Human and physical geography

Describe and understand key aspects of:

Physical geography, including: climate zones, biomes and vegetation belts, rivers, mountains, volcanoes and earthquakes, and the water cycle

Human geography, including: types of settlement and land use, economic activity including trade links, and the distribution of natural resources including energy, food, minerals and water

Geographical skills and fieldwork

  • Use maps, atlases, globes and digital/computer mapping to locate countries and describe features studied
  • Use the eight points of a compass, four and six-figure grid references, symbols and key (including the use of Ordnance Survey maps) to build their knowledge of the United Kingdom and the wider world
 

FOURTH YEAR - 2017-18 - North or South America

 

Locational knowledge

  • Locate the world’s countries, using maps to focus on North and South America, concentrating on their environmental regions, key physical and human characteristics, countries, and major cities

Place knowledge

  • Understand geographical similarities and differences through the study of human and physical geography of a region within North or South America
 

Human and physical geography

Describe and understand key aspects of:

Physical geography, including: climate zones, biomes and vegetation belts, rivers, mountains, volcanoes and earthquakes, and the water cycle

Human geography, including: types of settlement and land use, economic activity including trade links, and the distribution of natural resources including energy, food, minerals and water

Geographical skills and fieldwork

  • Use maps, atlases, globes and digital/computer mapping to locate countries and describe features studied
  • Use the eight points of a compass, four and six-figure grid references, symbols and key (including the use of Ordnance Survey maps) to build their knowledge of the United Kingdom and the wider world
 
         

 

 

The Years 3 and 4 Curriculum

Years 5 and 6

FIRST YEAR (2014-15, 2016-17 etc)

SECOND YEAR (2015-16, 2017-18 etc)

SUBJECT

CONTENT TO BE TAUGHT

SUBJECT

CONTENT TO BE TAUGHT

English

As year five/six requirements

English

As year five/six requirements

Maths

As year five/six requirements

Maths

As year five/six requirements

Science

WORKING SCIENTIFICALLY – as upper key stage 2 requirements

Science

WORKING SCIENTIFICALLY – as upper key stage 2 requirements

LIVING THINGS AND THEIR HABITATS

  • Life cycles of various animals.
  • Life processes and reproduction (plants and animals).

LIVING THINGS AND THEIR HABITATS

  • Classification of plants and animals

LIGHT

  • How light travels

EARTH AND SPACE

  • Movement of planets, day and night

FORCES

  • Gravity and friction. Mechanisms.

ELECTRICITY

  • Comparing phenomena, using symbols

ANIMALS, INCLUDING HUMANS

  • Circulatory system
  • Diet and exercise, drug education.

ANIMALS, INCLUDING HUMANS

  • describe the changes as humans develop to old age

PROPERTIES AND CHANGES OF MATERIALS

  • Comparing materials on basis of properties
  • Separating materials
  • Reversible and irreversible changes.

EVOLUTION AND INHERITANCE

  • Evolution and adaptation
  • Investigating fossils

Computing

Year five/six scheme of work

Computing

Year five/six scheme of work

Music

Year five/six scheme of work

Music

Year five/six scheme of work

Art

As key stage two requirements

Art

As key stage two requirements

DT

As key stage two requirements

DT

As key stage two requirements

MFL

As key stage two requirements

MFL

As key stage two requirements

Physical Education

Year 5 & 6 units for dance, gymnastics, games and athletics. Swimming

Physical Education

Year 5 & 6 units for dance, gymnastics, games and athletics. Swimming

History, Geography and Religious Education units will be taught on a four year rolling programme

 

HISTORY

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION

FIRST YEAR 2014-15

a local history study

Christianity

a study of an aspect or theme in British history that extends pupils’ chronological knowledge beyond 1066

SECOND YEAR

 2015-16

the achievements of the earliest civilizations – an overview of where and when the first civilizations appeared and a depth study of one of the following: Ancient Sumer; The Indus Valley; Ancient Egypt; The Shang Dynasty of Ancient China

Hinduism

a non-European society that provides contrasts with British history – one study chosen from: early Islamic civilization, including a study of Baghdad c. AD 900; Mayan civilization c. AD 900; Benin (West Africa) c. AD 900-1300.

Islam

THIRD YEAR

2016-17

Ancient Greece – a study of Greek life and achievements and their influence on the western world

Another world faith

FOURTH YEAR

2017-18

changes in Britain from the Stone Age to the Iron Age

Christianity and Judaism

the Roman Empire and its impact on Britain

Britain’s settlement by Anglo-Saxons and Scots

the Viking and Anglo-Saxon struggle for the Kingdom of England to the time of Edward the Confessor

 

 

 

GEOGRAPHY

FIRST YEAR 2014-15 - United Kingdom

 

Locational knowledge

  • Name and locate counties and cities of the United Kingdom, geographical regions and their identifying human and physical characteristics, key topographical features (including hills, mountains, coasts and rivers), and land-use patterns; and understand how some of these aspects have changed over time

Place knowledge

  • Understand geographical similarities and differences through the study of human and physical geography of a region of the United Kingdom.
 

Geographical skills and fieldwork

  • Use the eight points of a compass, four and six-figure grid references, symbols and key (including the use of Ordnance Survey maps) to build their knowledge of the United Kingdom
  • Use fieldwork to observe, measure, record and present the human and physical features in the local area using a range of methods, including sketch maps, plans and graphs, and digital technologies.
 

Human and physical geography

Describe and understand key aspects of:

  • Human geography, including: types of settlement and land use, economic activity including trade links, and the distribution of natural resources including energy, food, minerals and water.
 

SECOND YEAR 2015-16 - World Geography

 

Locational knowledge

  • Locate the world’s countries, using maps to focus on Europe (including the location of Russia) and North and South America, concentrating on their environmental regions, key physical and human characteristics, countries, and major cities.
  • Identify the position and significance of latitude, longitude, Equator, Northern Hemisphere, Southern Hemisphere, the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn, Arctic and Antarctic Circle, the Prime/Greenwich Meridian and time zones (including day and night)
 

Human and physical geography

describe and understand key aspects of:

  • physical geography, including: climate zones, biomes and vegetation belts, rivers, mountains, volcanoes and earthquakes, and the water cycle
  • human geography, including: types of settlement and land use, economic activity including trade links, and the distribution of natural resources including energy, food, minerals and water

Geographical skills and fieldwork

  • Use maps, atlases, globes and digital/computer mapping to locate countries and describe features studied
 

THIRD YEAR - 2016-17 - A region in a European Country

 

Locational knowledge

  • Locate the world’s countries, using maps to focus on Europe (including the location of Russia), concentrating on their environmental regions, key physical and human characteristics, countries, and major cities

Place knowledge

  • Understand geographical similarities and differences through the study of human and physical geography of a region in a European country,
 

Human and physical geography

Describe and understand key aspects of:

Physical geography, including: climate zones, biomes and vegetation belts, rivers, mountains, volcanoes and earthquakes, and the water cycle

Human geography, including: types of settlement and land use, economic activity including trade links, and the distribution of natural resources including energy, food, minerals and water

Geographical skills and fieldwork

  • Use maps, atlases, globes and digital/computer mapping to locate countries and describe features studied
  • Use the eight points of a compass, four and six-figure grid references, symbols and key (including the use of Ordnance Survey maps) to build their knowledge of the United Kingdom and the wider world
 

FOURTH YEAR - 2017-18 - North or South America

 

Locational knowledge

  • Locate the world’s countries, using maps to focus on North and South America, concentrating on their environmental regions, key physical and human characteristics, countries, and major cities

Place knowledge

  • Understand geographical similarities and differences through the study of human and physical geography of a region within North or South America
 

Human and physical geography

Describe and understand key aspects of:

Physical geography, including: climate zones, biomes and vegetation belts, rivers, mountains, volcanoes and earthquakes, and the water cycle

Human geography, including: types of settlement and land use, economic activity including trade links, and the distribution of natural resources including energy, food, minerals and water

Geographical skills and fieldwork

  • Use maps, atlases, globes and digital/computer mapping to locate countries and describe features studied
  • Use the eight points of a compass, four and six-figure grid references, symbols and key (including the use of Ordnance Survey maps) to build their knowledge of the United Kingdom and the wider world
 
         

 

 

The Years 5 and 6 Curriculum

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