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Lower School Curriculum

At the Lower School the school day runs from 08.45 – 15.15.  The school day starts and finishes with form time.  Lessons are 50 minutes long with both short and long breaks throughout the day.  

Each class is offered a broad Key Stage 2 curriculum, which is often themed to a specific topic:

·         English

·         Maths

·         Art

·         Music

·         PE

·         Drama

·         Science

·         Geography

·         History

·         ICT

·         PSHE

·         Cooking

The school uses a range of reading schemes including the Oxford Reading Tree, Wellington Square and Ginn.  Students take part in ERIC (Everyone Reads in Class).  Phonics teaching includes the Jolly Phonics scheme and the Alpha to Omega spelling scheme is used. Students have weekly spelling tests.

Summer 2017

 

KS-2 Nick’s Class

Subject

First Half Term

Second Half Term

Mathematics

 

-Fractions-adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing.

-Multiplication

- division

 

-percentages

Angles and polygons

-Time and data

-recap, fractions, multiplication, division, addition and subtraction.

Science

 

Revisions of solids liquids and gases. Looking at materials and their properties.

Look at evaporation and condensation. Learn about the water cycle and link to Geography about rivers and coasts.

English

 

Myths and legends, focusing on writing, adding adjectives, adverbs, conjunctions, metaphors, personification and alliteration. Understanding different types of sentences. Reading and spelling. Recount writing and non-chronological reports.

History

 

Introduction to World War 2, who were the main leaders, what were the main causes. Look at famous battles, battle of Britain, the D Day landings, Africa and Barbarossa.

Geography

 

Rivers and coasts

Rivers- investigating physical features of a river, compare and contract two rivers. How have humans effected the course of some rivers- looking at the Thames.

Coast- Investigate physical features of a coast- how are they formed, how do waves and rivers effect the coast.

PSHE

 

Online safety, including online bullying and the dangers of online communication. Relationships-respecting differences between people. Be the best you can be. Changes in life. 

PE

 

Students will learn about Fundamentals for sports focusing on Throwing, Catching and Aiming skills.

Pupils will begin to learn about the different events in athletics. Pupils will be able to use the variety of skills they have learnt safely and appropriately.

Swimming Group

Developing Freestyle, to include

·      bobs,

·      glides,

·      buoyancy

Freestyle and backstroke

to include:

·      glides,

·      buoyancy

·      breathing

·      co-ordination

·      body position and rotation

MUSIC

 

Learning Instruments

·         Drum Kit

·         Piano

·         Percussion

 

ART

 

Projects to include illustrated book covers and 3-D model making with clay.  Work based on the core curriculum topic of rivers and coasts; and of World War Two. Portraiture, 3-D model making, tone and colour theory to be explored.

 

KS-2 Bob’s Class

Subject

First Half Term

Second Half Term

Mathematics

 

-Place value

- Money adding, subtracting and looking at different types of currency used in the UK.

Addition and subtraction.

Multiplication and division.

-Shape, data and sequences

-Multiplication and division

Shape, data and measures.

-Multiplication and division

Shape, data and measures

-Fractions.

Science

 

Investigating light and shadows. The sun and how the earth moves around. Sources of lights. Properties of light.

Plants and how the grow, What plants require to grow and develop. Looking after plants focusing on nutrition, soil, sunlight. GM food and why its being researched.

English

 

Stories by the same author. Stories from other cultures. Looking at Roman myths. Instructions and explanations. We will look at noun, verbs, adverbs, adjectives, connectives, conjunction, similes and personification. Spelling, CVC words, phonics and processes to being able to spell words.

History

 

The Romans, who were they, why are they a famous culture, what did the Romans contribute to modern society. Romans at war, religion, myths and legends. Famous Roman leaders and Generals. Where did the Romans come from. How the Romans dominated the Mediterranean Learning about life in Roman Britain

Geography

 

Maps and the local area. Learning about Hindhead and the surrounding area. Reading maps learning about the world, continents and oceans.

PSHE

 

Internet safety, and safety of passwords. Computer security, using search engines. Keeping safe online and in the community. Understanding how other feels, being in someone else’s shoes.

PE

 

Students will learn about Fundamentals for sports focusing on Throwing, Catching and Aiming skills.

Pupils will begin to learn about the different events in athletics. Pupils will be able to use the variety of skills they have learnt safely and appropriately.

MUSIC

 

Learning Instruments

·         Drum Kit

·         Piano

·         Percussion

ART

 

Projects based around the core curriculum topics of plant and animal life. To include insect anatomy, portraiture and observational drawing. Colour theory, 3-D model making and shade and tone to be covered.

 

Spring 2017

 KS-2 Helen’s Class

Subject

First Half Term

Second Half Term

Mathematics

 

Area – measuring area using different Pooh characters’ footprints

Science

Habitats (relating to Pooh characters

English

Winnie The Pooh by A.A. Milne

Geography 

Grid References using map of Hundred Acre Wood

History

Timeline – How the story evolved

PSHE

Friendships, referencing different Pooh characters

PE

 

Music & Movement & Gymnastics

Swimming/Football/Basketball/

Netball

MUSIC

Haunted House

Musical Elements

ART

Thematic in line with core curriculum areas –

Display of pine tree pictures, paintings of Pooh characters, bees, balloons…

KS-2 Bob/Kathy’s Class

Subject

First Half Term

Second Half Term

Mathematics

Fractions and Decimals

Negative Numbers

Science

 

Evolution, Adaptation and Inheritance (continued)

Earth and Space

English

 

Studying Set Book: Oranges in No Man’s Land by Elizabeth Laird

History

The Lebanese Civil War

Geography

Lebanon – Country Fact File

PSHE

Belonging – Primary focus on Refugees

PE

 

Music & Movement & Gymnastics

Swimming/Football/Basketball/

Netball

MUSIC

Haunted House

Musical elements

ART

Thematic in line with core curriculum areas

 

 Autumn 2016

KS-2 Louisa’s Class

 Subject

First Half Term

Second Half Term

Mathematics

 

Statistics

Percentages, decimals and fractions

Science

 

Solids/liquids/gas

Every day materials, their properties

English

Daily Reading

Comprehension

Spellings

Investigations First News

EXT verbal reasoning

Apostrophes

Direct/indirect speech

Geography

 

Your world/my world

Children of the world

Mapping skills

India

History

Famous explorers

Ibn Battuta

PSHE

Responsibilities My Community The Wider World

PE

 

Alternating  weeks of swimming - variation in stroke work via sculling front and back crawl 

 Core Skill/Intro to team games

Alternating  weeks of swimming - variation in stroke work via sculling front and back crawl 

Football/Basketball/

Netball

IT

Using publisher DTP

Databases

MUSIC

World music          

Film music

ART

Rainbow Fish- – colours and tone using various materials and mediums

KS-2 Bob’s Class

 Subject

First Half Term

Second Half Term

Mathematics

Number bonds to 20

Tens and Units addition

Science

 

Solids/liquids/gas

Every day materials, their properties

English

Daily reading and writing practice

Weekly dictations and spelling

Focus: friendship stories, Roald Dahl stories, The Rainbow Fish, Elmer stories

History

Famous Explorers

Focus: Captain Scott

Geography

 

What a wonderful world Continents/oceans

Focus: Polar regions, Deserts

PSHE

All About Me Friendship Respect My Community

PE

 

Alternating  weeks of swimming - variation in stroke work via sculling front and back crawl 

 Core Skill/Intro to team games

Alternating  weeks of swimming - variation in stroke work via sculling front and back crawl 

Football/Basketball/

Netball

 

MUSIC

 

World music

Sound and silence

Haunted house

ART

Rainbow Fish- – colours and tone using various materials and mediums