Dallimore Primary School Curriculum
The publication of the new National Curriculum determined that, by September 2014, schools were required to carry out a review of the curriculum that they provide for their children in key stages 1 and 2 and design a new curriculum to meet the requirements of the new document. The Early Years curriculum remained the same.
At Dallimore we used an INSET day in early 2014 to carry out a full review of our current curriculum and plan a new curriculum to be implemented in September 2014.
As we have mixed classes (eg year 3 children in a class with year 4 children) it was decided that we needed to retain a 2 year rolling program of topics and areas to be covered. This means that children do not repeat topics year after year.
For 2014 to 2015 we are following Cycle1 of the program with Cycle 2 running throughout 2015 to 2016.
In addition to the planned cycle we also run themed weeks and days. These include 'Book week', 'Science week', 'Festivals week', 'Local History week', 'Maths day' etc …. These provide children with varied and sustained periods of study and often involve visitors coming into school or trips out.
We will continue to review the curriculum to ensure that we are not only providing a range of activities and learning experiences but also to ensure the topics and areas covered are relevant to current world events.
Dallimore Curriculum 2014-2016
Key stage 1
| ||Cycle 1||||||||||||Cycle 2|||||||||
|Science||Animals and their off-spring||||Space/ Growing Plants||||Food chains/ habitats (mini-beasts)||||Senses||||Weather||Materials and Friction|||
|Geography||Ourselves and Homes|||| ||||Around the World|||| |||
|History||||||Space|||| ||||Great fire of London|||| ||The Seaside|||
|Art and Design||Artist Study (Lowry – urban pictures)|||
Art from around the world
(Famous artists from each country and
Creating rain forest display
(Using a range of materials)
|Computing||Using the network/ E-safety and internet use||Control – Beebots and roamers||Digital imagery – Auto Collage||Block programming – Theory, putting cards in order.||E-Safety collaborating online||Turning block programming into onscreen Textease turtle +LEGO Wedo||Using the network/ E-safety and internet use||Isle of tune – Ipads and laptops - music||Data handling- Inputting and sorting data into databases and spreadsheets. Creating simple charts||Collaboration using Office 365. Sharing text and images||Introduction to Scratch! – Movement with WEDO|
|Design and Technology||Healthy eating making smoothies/fruit salad.||||Making Moon Buggies|||| ||||Tudor Houses |||| ||Making lighthouses|||
|Music||What's the mood?-Listen to and understand a range of high quality music||||Play tuned and un-tuned instruments (Holst – The planets)||||Music from around the world. Listen to and understand a range of high quality music||||Origins of old nursery rhymes. Use voices expressively and creatively.||||Rainforests sounds- experiment with, create, select and combine sounds||Sounds of the sea- play tuned and un-tunes instruments|||
|RE||What does it mean to belong?||||What can we learn from creation stories?||||Who is a Christian/ Muslim/ Jew and what do they believe?||||How do we show that we care about others?||||Who is an inspiring person and why?||In what ways is a church/ mosque/ synagogue important to believers?|||
|||How and why do we celebrate special times?||||||||||||What do stories of Jesus tell Christians about how to live?|||||||||
|PE||Gymnastics: Key steps to Gymnastics. Derby City Gymnastic (scheme of work)||||Dance: Stars (Val Sabin Dance p55) Reach for the Stars (Val Sabin p184)||||Games: games from other countries||||Gymnastics: Key steps to Gymnastics. Derby City Gymnastic ||||Dance: Fog and Sunshine (Val Sabin p147)||Games: tennis, bat & ball games, swingball. Athletics- throwing events, running events, jumping events.|||
* Cooking Autumn Term *Cooking Autumn Term
Lower Key Stage 2
| ||Cycle 1||||||||||Cycle 2|||||||||
|Science||Animals and Skeletons/ Simple Forces||||Growing Plants||||Rocks/ Light & Shadow||Circuits and conductors/ Sounds||||Changes of state/ Water Cycle/ Weather Stations||Living things and food chains/ Teeth and the digestive system|||
|Geography||Uk and the regions/ Bonjour||||It's a disaster|||| ||Mighty Mountains|||| ||Brazil|||
|History|| ||||Stone age to iron age||||Bygone Ilkeston||Romans||||Ancient Egypt|| |||
|Art and Design|| ||||Sculpture||||Impressionist Painting|| ||||Weaving|| |||
|Computing||Revisit AUP, E-safety/ search skills||Password strength and cloud storage for sharing|
Scratch! – Making simple programs and labelling with explanations.
|Refining searches using Boolean||Create a promotional video advertising Dallimore IPADS and cameras||Revisit AUP, E-safety/ search skills||Audacity – Create an audio book (Sound manipulation|
If, then and else – Move onto basic senses with WEDO
|Spreadsheets – Budgeting for a party Simple formulae||Data logging- Collecting readings using loggers and apps|
|Design and Technology||Design and make a shelter|||| |||| ||Make an electronic game|||| ||Making a healthy snack|||
|Music||Listen with attention||||Understand staff and other notations||||Bygone songs- Develop an understanding of history of music||Compose music for game- Improvise and compose||||Egyptian Music. Appreciate and understand a range of music from different traditions||Brazilian Music- play and perform solo|||
|RE||What do different people believe about God?||||How and why do Christians follow Jesus?||||What do religions teach about the natural world and why should we care about it?||Why is the bible so important for Christians?||||Why is Easter so important for Christians?||How can we make our town a more respectful place?|||
|||What are the deeper meanings of festivals?||||||||||Can religions help to build a fair world?|||||||||
|PE||Gymnastics: Val Sabin scheme of work||||Dance: Val Sabin scheme of work||||Games:||Gymnastics: Val Sabin scheme of work||||Dance: Val Sabin scheme of work||Games: Athletics- throwing events, running events, jumping events.|||
*Cooking summer term *Cooking summer term
Upper Key Stage 2
| ||Cycle 1||||||||||Cycle 2|||||||||
|Science||Plants and Animals/ Light and Shadow||||Healthy Living/ Electricity||||Forces/ Sex Ed||Solids, Liquids and Gasses|||
Plants and Animals (Lifecycles)
Life cycles/ Sex Ed
|Geography|| ||||Uganda|||| || |||| ||||River/ Field Study|
|History||Kings and Queens|||| ||||Mayan Civilization||Saxons and Vikings||||Ancient Greece|||| |
|Art and Design|| ||||Vegetable portraits|||| || ||||Making planet sculptures||||Observational drawing and painting|
|Computing||Revisit AUP, E-safety/ social media/ cyber bullying||How do computers, networks and the internet work?||Audacity/Garage band – Working with musical layering||Data collection- Advanced formulae, sorting and privacy||Animation- Claymation and pivot stick to retell a story||Revisit AUP, E-safety/ social media/ cyber bullying||Image manipulation – Photospheres and effects||Online collaboration, blogs and wikis||Web design on Office 365||Programming, debugging and creating simple games in Scratch/Kodu.|
|Design and Technology||Jointed shadow puppets|||| ||||Chocolate- link to enterprise||Drawstring coin purses or jewellery|||| |||| |
|Music||Develop understanding of the history of music||||Appreciate and understand a range of music from different traditions||||Improvise and compose||Play and perform||||Understand staff and other notations||||Listen with attention- play and perform|
|RE||What makes a leader worth following?||What do religions say to us when life gets hard?||What can be learned from the Muslim way of life?||Why is pilgrimage important to some religious believers?||What is the purpose and value of a sacred place?||How do people express their faith through the arts?|
|||Why is prayer important for religious believers?||||||Why is the Qu'ran so important to Muslims?|||||
|PE||Gymnastics: Val Sabin scheme of work||Dance: Electricity (divider 7 of Derby City Dance Resource 6 wks & Val Sabin Dance)||Games: Tennis, Hockey, Basketball, Rounders, Cricket, Netball||Gymnastics: Val Sabin scheme of work- space P24||Dance: Space (unit 6) Derby City Dance Resource (6 wks)||Games: Athletics- throwing events, running events, jumping events.|
|||Year 5 Swimming|||||||||||
*Cooking Spring term