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Curriculum

Making a Difference

A Memorable Curriculum 

 

At Swaffham CE VC Infant and Nursery School we offer a broad and balanced curriculum which enriches the children's knowledge and skills through fun experiences and hands on learning.

 

Find information about our curriculum subjects here.

Long Term Topic Plan

This is the long term topic plan. It is a working document as are working on enriching and developing our curriculum. 

We have planned for when the school has KS2 cohorts to ensure that there is progression and knowledge and skills are built upon. 

Each topic opens with an enquiry question and an area of the curriculum where the learning will dig deeper and build on the children's prior knowledge and skills. The curriculum is named 'Making a Difference' as each unit will ensure that the children are having a impact on their school, community, country and world around them to help them to continue to develop into wonderful citizens. 

 

Long Term Topic Plan

 

 

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

 

 

Nursery

Bears (We’re going on a Bear Hunt)

Teddy Bear’s picnic

Celebrations/

Harvest/Autumn/ Colour

Collection of food for food bank

Superheroes

Thank you party for our ‘superheroes’

Fairy Tales- The Gingerbread man

Baking for neighbours

 

In the Garden

 

 

 

Farms

 

 

 

 

 

Winter Wonderland

Raising money for penguins

 

 

Jungle

Under the sea

Raising money for sealife charity

 

Dinosaurs 

Museum display

 

 

Reception 

Where can we go for help? (p&c and PSED)

  • THANK YOU 

When is bedtime?

Hedgehog homes 

(owl babies)

(UW and Tech)

Can we visit the moon? (Whatever next) (UW EMM

How tall is a beanstalk?

Fairy Tales- Jack and the Beanstalk (UW

Growing in our garden 

Where do minibeasts live?

Minibeasts

(UW

Minibeast hotel

Where do shells come from?

Seaside

UW

Fundraising for lifeboat charity

 

 

 

 

Year 1

How do God’s creations grow?

 

 

What is so wonderful about where we live?

 

Local study- map work

Peddler geog

 

School and grounds

 

 

Did the Great Fire of London change the way we live today?

Could we have tea with a tiger?

Animals including humans 

 Were the three pigs good builders?

Materials

 

The three Little Pigs 

What is great about Great Britain?

(Paddington)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Year 2 

Are we destroying our planet?

 

Materials 

 Was Guy Fawkes a hero or a Villain?

 

 Who would win a battle 

between knights and dragons?  Zog text

 

Did Pop Art change the way people created art?

How can we welcome people from other places to Swaffham? (Portugal link) 

 

Could a polar bear live in Africa?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Year 3 

 

Is it ethical to eat chocolate?

Charlie and the chocolate factory 

 

 

Forces and magnets 

D.T

Is battle morally right to gain land?

(Romans)

 

The Vikings- criminals or heroes?

Why is our church standing after so many years?

Who is the The Red Dragon of Cadwaladr

 

 

Wales- counties, major cities, land use 

 

 

Sculpture 

 

 

 

 

 

Sketch 

 

 

Year 4

Stone Age to Iron Age

Biomes and the water cycle  

 

 

Eureka!

 

Rivers (because of after water cycle)

River Nar – sketch work, plans

 

Volcanoes 

Does religion matter?

Northern Ireland- land use. Beef 

 

Sculpture 

 

 

Year 5

 

Victorians- Is hierarchy fair?

Scotland-Why would they want independence?

 

Earth matters, doesn’t it? 

 

Volcanoes and Earthquakes 

 

 

Heartwood Scientists 

 

Ancient Greece

 

 

Architect focus 

 

 

 

Year 6

 

 

Charles Darwin- Evolution 

 

 

 

 

Crime and punishment- does it work? 

 

TBC

 

Apprentice- What do you aspire to be?

 

Great Artists in history 

 

 

 

Subject Key 

 

We are scientists 

 

We are historians 

 

We are geographers

 

We are artists 

 

We are designers (D.T) 

 

Music- Music teacher. Plan out progression and objectives         P.E- Get Set PE                    R.E- Units 

Curriculum entitlement 

What will the children be learning each half term?

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