Our Curriculum

 

 

Teaching and Learning at Rackenford C of E (VA) Primary School

Curriculum 2014 -2015

 

 

At Rackenford C of E VA Primary School, we believe that a curriculum fit for the 21stcentury must be broad, balanced and enriched with exciting, relevant experiences that fire children’s imaginations and give them the confidence to face new challenges and solve problems.

Our curriculum is in line with the statutory new National Curriculum, underpinned by our Christian foundation. It prepares our children for a constantly changing world, giving them the skills to contribute positively to society and live fulfilling and healthy lives.

Our school values are: trust, respect, friendship, perseverance, forgiveness and honesty. They are at the heart of all that we do.

Our curriculum provides children with the opportunity to: 

  • Enjoy the challenge and adventure of learning
  • Follow their own interests and curiosities
  • Find out how they learn and develop learning powers, such as ‘resilience’ and ‘perseverance’ to enable them to become life-long, independent learners
  • Master a range of skills and develop in-depth knowledge and understanding
  • Communicate and interact effectively and confidently with others and discover the power of collaboration
  • Celebrate the uniqueness of everyone and the values, beliefs and culture of others
  • Make a positive contribution to the school, local and wider community
  • Become reflective learners, excited by their own potential and motivated to achieve their best

 

Class 1: EYFS and Year 1 Curriculum Overview (the key subjects driving the unit are in brackets)

 

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

 

Class 1

 

EYFS: All about me

Harvest

Y1: Magical   Me!

(Science & Art)

 

 

EYFS: Autumn in School

Y1: What is outside    my door?

(Hist, Geo & Science)

 

EYFS & Y1: Bears

Traditional Tales

(DT & Sci)

 

EYFS: What is above us?

Y1: Starry Night

(Arts)

 

EYFS/Y1: What a Wonderful World

Y1: Water world

(Sci)

EYFS: Journeys

Y1: Are we nearly       there yet?

Where will we go for a great day out?

(Hist/Geog)

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Class 2: Year 2, 3 & 4 Curriculum Overview – three year rolling programme (the key subjects driving each unit are in brackets)

 

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

 

Year A

 

Pride in Place

(Hist & Geog)

 

 

The Games Children Play

(Art)

 

 

Who were the greatest builders in the world?

(Hist - stone age to iron age)

 

 

Let’s go on an Adventure

(DT/Sci)

 

A regional study within Italy, Germany, Holland or Denmark

(Geog)

 

 

Our Inner Space

(Sci)

 

Year B

 

How did families have fun in the past?

(Geog & Hist)

 

What is the best way for Mrs Armitage to travel?

(Sci/DT)

 

 

From a Railway Carriage   

(Art)

 

LOCAL STUDY

(Hist/Geog)

 

 

Creepy Crawlies

(Sci)

 

 

 

ANCIENT GREECE

(Hist)

 

Year C

 

Party Planners

(Sci & DT)

 

 

 

The Owl and Pussy Cat

(Art)

 

 

 

EGYPTIANS

(Hist/Art)

 

How does Electricity work?

(Sci)

 

How can we make living here better for everyone?

(Geog)

 

All Creatures Great and Small

(Sci)

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Class 3: Year 4, 5 and 6 Curriculum Overview – three year rolling programme (the key subjects driving each unit are in brackets)

 

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

  

   Year A

 

Why do I live here? Why do people come  here to live?

(Geog)

 

 

 Fairground  

(DT & Sci)

 

 

VIKINGS

(Hist)

 

Mysterious   Materials

(Sci)

 

 

Castles

(Hist)

 

 

Together we Can

(Sci)

 

   Year B

 

Should we stop eating chocolate?

(DT & Sci)

 

The Highwayman

(Arts)

 

ROMANS

(Hist & DT)

 

 

Our Place: Living things and their habitats

(Sci)

 

 

Has there ever been a better time to live here?

(Hist)

 

 

EXMOOR

(Geog & Art)

 

 

   Year C

 

Why   do we speak English at school?   

(Hist – Anglo Saxons)

 

 

How do I see? How do I hear?

(Sci)

 

Mini-enterprise

(Geog & DT)

 

Out of this world. What’s out there?

(Sci)

 

The Lady of Shalott

(Arts)

 

 

 

Why do Creatures no longer exist?

(DT & Sci)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our school has three classes of mixed year groups which fluctuate slightly from year to year depending on the numbers in each cohort. Our teachers adapt the curriculum units to ensure that they offer a high level of challenge to all pupils.