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Our Lady of Grace Whole School Curriculum Long Term Overview

Year 1 & 2

Year A

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

RE

Creation

 

Families and Celebrations

Prayer

 

Advent

Christmas

 

Jesus Teacher and Healer

Forgiveness

 

Lent and Holy Week

Easter

Pentecost

 

Sharing Jesus’ life

Following Jesus today

Book

Little Red Riding Hood

Cinderella

Jack and the Beanstalk

 

Who’s afraid of the Big Bad Book?

The true story of the three little pigs

The Flower

Lost and Found

The Snail and the Whale

How to wash a woolly mammoth

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Monkey Puzzle

The Tiger who came to tea

Vlad and Florence Nightingale

 

English genres

Traditional Tales

Traditional tales with a twist

Fiction/recounts

Non-fiction- Read, retrieve, write

Understand, read, follow and write instructions

Description/ recounts

Poetry

Information texts

Letters

History

Geography

Seasons (geography): How does the weather affect our lives?

Local Area Study

(Yr 1 & 2)

 

Local area in the past (Yr2)

Polar regions (Yr1)

Significant person from the past (local) – Josiah Wedgewood (Yr1)

Food from around the world

Significant person from the past (global)

 

Art

D & T

Colours

Pottery

 

Design a model and make it stronger

Famous portraits

Create a dish from around the world

 

Design, make and evaluate functionality of necessary products

 

 

Science

Animals including humans (humans) (Yr1)

Animals including Humans (animals) (Yr1)

 

 

Materials (Yr1)

Uses of everyday Materials (Yr2)

Animals including humans (humans) (Yr2)

Animals including Humans (animals) (Yr2)

 

 

PHSE

Being me in my World

Celebrating Difference

 

Dreams and Goals

Healthy Me

Relationships

Changing Me

PE

 

 

 

 

 

 

Year 1 & 2

Year B

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

RE

Old Testament Stories

 

Sharing in the Life of Jesus

Advent

Christmas

Miracles and Parables

Special Celebrations

Lent and Holy Week

Easter

Pentecost

 

Our Church

The Mass

Book

Stick Man

Jack and the Beanstalk

Goldilocks and the three bears

Gingerbread Man

Elmer

Night Monkey, Day Monkey

Meerkat Mail

The Enormous Crocodile

Fantastic Mr Fox

Gorilla

 

Tom and Lucy and the Seaside

Tiddler

Commotion in the ocean

Vlad and the Great Fire of London

The Owl who was afraid of the dark

English genres

Traditional Tales

Recounts

Using description

Narrative

Descriptive poetry

Non Chronological Reports

Instructions

Poetry- rhyme

Non Fiction

 

History

Geography

Climate

Toys from the past

 

Non-European Comparison study

 

Great explorers

Seaside in the present

The Great Fire of London

 

Art

D & T

Environmental art

Andy Goldsworthy

Design and make a product that moves

 

Patterns, printing, IT package

Design, make and evaluate functionality of necessary products

 

Design and make a picnic

Portraits/    landscape

Science

Living things and their habitats (Yr2)

Plants (Yr1)

Plants (Yr1)

 

Plants (Year 2)

Seasons (on-going observation over time)

PHSE

Being me in my World

Celebrating Difference

 

Dreams and Goals

Healthy Me

Relationships

Changing Me

PE

 

 

 

 

 

 

Year  1 & 2

Music Year 1

Exploring sounds around  us and using our voices developing into 3 pitch songs

(Harvest Songs)

Exploring timbres of instruments. Keeping the beat. Singing longer songs; rhymes and alliteration (Christmas Production)

Taking turns and sequencing sounds when playing instruments. Adding sound effects to a picture.

Explore pitch and tempo changes to express the meaning of a known nursery rhyme.

Introduction to basic rhythm and relative pitch notation.

Performance practice: posture, memory, vocal control

(Summer Concert)

Music Year 2

Singing together, following a conductor, 5-8 pitch songs, rhythm recap.

Changing dynamics and tempo for effect.

Finding the difference between the beat and the rhythm.

Instrumental timbre groups

Basic song structure; verse and chorus

Exploring musical contrasts and ternary form.

Musical story telling; beginning, middle and end. Creating expressive contrasts.

Accurate pitch in songs

(Summer Concert)

Year 1 & 2

Computing Year 1

Word Processing Skills

Computer Skills

Painting

 

Programming Toys

Online Safety

 

Scratch Junior Programming

 

Using and Applying

 

Recap

‘Sticky Knowledge & skills’ ALL units

Computing Year 2

Presentation skills

Computer Art

Online Safety

Using the internet

Preparing for turtle logo

Programming Turtle Logo and Scratch

Year 3 & 4

Year A

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

RE

Belonging

We Listen to God’s word at Mass

 

Prayer

Advent

 

Christmas

Reconciliation

 

Lent

Holy Week

 

Easter

Pentecost

 

The Eucharist is a thanksgiving to God

 

Book

Hansel and Gretel

Anthony Browne

The Iron Man

Ted Hughes

The Abominables

Eva Ibbotson

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

C. S. Lewis

 

The Battle of Bubble and Squeak

Philippa Pearce

Cat Tales

Linda Newbery

English genres

Narrative – Traditional Tales

Diary

Instruction writing

 

Report writing

Letters – Formal

Poetry

Biographies

Non-chronological reports

Narrative - Stories set in imaginary worlds

 

Play-scripts

 

Non-chronological reports

 

Poetry

Recounts

 

Explanation text

History

Geography

Stone age – iron age

Volcanoes and Earthquakes

Ancient Ancients

- Egypt

Rivers – The River Nile

Ancient Greece

Mediterranean  country study

Art

D & T

Stone age wall art

 

Design, technology and evaluate (electrical)

Digital art –

Digital images

Photographs

Design/ product

that floats

Pottery (Greek)

Food from farm to fork (harvesting, combing, creating, comparing)

Science

Animals including humans (Yr 3)

Rocks (Yr 3)

Animals including humans (Yr 4)

Living things and their habitats (Yr 4)

 

 

Plants (Yr 3)

Plants (Yr 4)

 

PHSE

Being me in my World

Celebrating Difference

 

Dreams and Goals

Healthy Me

Relationships

Changing Me

PE

Dance

Multi-skills

Swimming

Gymnastics

Netball

Athletics

French

Je Parle Francais

Je me Presente

En Famille

Year 3 & 4

Year B

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

RE

Creation and the Story of Abraham to Joseph

Jesus Teaches Us How to Pray

Advent

Christmas

Jesus: Light of the World and Beloved Son

Old Testament: Moses - King David

Lent: Living as Followers of Jesus

Holy Week

Easter

Pentecost

Sharing in the Life of Christ:

The Church as a Community

Special Roles and Responsibilities

Book

Journey to Jo’burg (Beverley Naidoo)

Voices in the Park (Anthony Browne)

Charlotte’s Web (E.B. White)

The Firework Maker’s Daughter- (Philip Pullman)

 

Why the Whales Came (Michael Morpurgo)

The Snow Walker’s Son (Catherine Fisher)

English genres

Narrative: setting description based on Johannesburg.

Narrative: diary entry

Non-fiction- non chronological report.

Narrative- Autobiographies, Letters

Non-fiction: Formal letter from the point of view of an integral character petitioning for a job.

Narrative- stories: based on the themes of CW.

Non-fiction non-chronological reports

Poetry

Non-fiction: Persuasive Writing

Poetry: create vivid images using language techniques such as metaphors and similes

Narrative-Setting Description inspired by the island of Bryher.

Non-fiction- debates/arguments inspired by the environment al impact on Whale’s habitats.

Poetry.

Non-fiction- play scripts based off the narrative.

Poetry: Construct an image poem based off a setting from the narrative.

History

Geography

Stone age – iron age

The UK

 

 

Romans

Maps

Where in the world

Shang Dynasty

Mountains

Art

D & T

Design, make and evaluate (mechanical)

UK Artist

Mosaic

Creative cooking

Ceramist study (artist & clay)

Design, make and evaluate

Science

Electricity (Yr 4)

Sound (Yr4 )

Forces (Yr 3)

States of matter

(Yr 4)

Light (Yr 3)

PHSE

Being me in my World

Celebrating Difference

 

Dreams and Goals

Healthy Me

Relationships

Changing Me

PE

Gymnastics/Dance

Tennis/Hockey

Swimming

Parkour/Tag Rugby

Street Dance/Cricket

Orienteering/Golf

French

Les Animaux

Mon Anniversaire

Le Monde

Year 3 & 4

Music Year 3

Music reflecting nature

Vivaldi – Four Seasons

Saint Säens – Carnival of the Animals

Families of orchestral instruments

Semiquaver rhythms.

Music in 2- or 3-time.

Notes of the treble stave.

Boomwackers.

Historical Comparison:

Orchestral Music by Vivaldi and John Williams

Listening skills development through singing games. (Summer Concert)

Music Year 4

Recorders-

Notes B, A & G

Recorders-

Lower notes E, D

Recorders-

Upper notes C, D

Recorders-

Improving fluency and expression;

Festival pieces

Comparison of harmonic sound and structure:

Mozart and Stravinsky

What features make music suitable for dancing?  (Summer Concert)

Year 3 & 4

Computing Year 3

Word processing

Internet Research and communication

Online Safety

Using and Applying

Programming Turtle Logo and Scratch

Drawing and DTP

Presentation skills

Computing

Year 4

Online Safety

Word Processing

Scratch: Questions and Quizzes

 

Programming Turtle Logo

 

Animation

 

Using and Applying

Year 5 & 6

Year A

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

RE

Unit A: Creation

Unit B: Miracles & The Sacrament of the Sick

Unit L: Marriage

 

Unit F: Parables & The Sayings of Jesus

Unit C: Advent

Unit D: Christmas

Unit E: Baptism

Unit G: Lent

 

Unit H: Holy Week

 

 

Unit I: Easter

 

Unit J: Pentecost

 

 

Unit K: The Work of the Apostles

 

 

Book

Running on the Rooftop of the World

Varjak Paw

Oranges in No Man’s Land

Trash

The Girl of Ink & Stars

Journey To The River Sea

English genres

Narrative: Suspense & Atmosphere

 

Narrative: tales with a historical setting.

 

Poetry- poems that convey an image.

 

Narrative: Stories from other cultures

Non-fiction: formal letter

 

Non-fiction: non- chronological report.

 

Narrative: use imaginative description- Interweave descriptions of characters, settings and atmosphere with dialogue.

Narrative: Issues/ dilemma.

 

Non -fiction: newspaper article.

 

Poetry: Create vivid images by using alliteration, similes, metaphors and personification.

Narrative: Adventure story.

 

Narrative: Stories from other cultures.

 

Non- fiction: biography

[Greta Thunnberg]

Narrative: Legends

 

Non-Fiction: Explanation Text

Non- fiction:

Persuasive piece.

 

Narrative: adventure.

 

Poetry: look at Rudyard Kipling poems.

History

Geography

Mayans

 

Mexico

(north/south America)

Anglo Saxons

 

Climate change and sustainability

 

Vikings

 

Fair trade

Art

D & T

Design a product – Pulleys or gears

 

Observational Art

E resources to create art

 

Make product with electrical component – alternative energy.

 

Norse Mythology Artist study

 

Come dine with me (fair trade episode) – create within a budget.

Science

Animals including humans (Yr 5)

Forces (Yr 5)

Materials (Yr 5)

 

Earth and Space (Yr 5)

Animals including humans (Yr 6)

PHSE

Being me in my World

Celebrating Difference

 

Dreams and Goals

Healthy Me

Relationships

Being me in my World

PE

Swimming

Multi-skills

Dance

Gymnastics

Netball

Swimming

French

Les Animaux

Mon Anniversaire

Le Monde

Year 5 & 6

Year B

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

RE

Unit A: The Story of the People of God

 

Unit B: Followers of Christ

Unit K: Belonging to the Church community

 

Unit G: Prayers in the lives of the followers of Christ

 

Unit C: Advent

Unit D: Christmas

 

Unit E: Baptism and Confirmation

Unit F: Lent

 

Unit H: Holy Week

 

 

Unit I: Easter

 

Unit J: Pentecost

 

 

Unit L: Celebrating the life of St Mary’s and the saints

 

 

Book

Street Child

River Boy

Harry Potter & The Philosopher’s Stone

Skellig

The Nowhere Emporium

FaRther

The Arrival

English genres

 

Narrative: tales with a historical setting.

 

Poetry- poems that convey an image.

 

Narrative: Stories from other cultures

Non-fiction: formal letter

[Deforestation]

 

Non-fiction: non- chronological report.

 

Narrative: use imaginative description- Interweave descriptions of characters, settings and atmosphere with dialogue.

Narrative: Issues/ dilemma.

 

Non -fiction: newspaper article.

 

Narrative: Adventure story.

 

Narrative: Suspense & Atmosphere

 

Narrative: Stories from other cultures.

 

Non- fiction: biography

 

Narrative: Legends

 

Non-Fiction: Explanation

Poetry: Create vivid images by using Text, alliteration, similes, metaphors and personification.

Non- fiction:

Persuasive piece.

 

Narrative: adventure.

Inferettial and Atmospheric Writing

History

Geography

The British Empire

Jungles and Deserts

World war II

European Study

Mega Cities

 

Local History Study

 

OS maps/Google Earth

 

Art

D & T

Mood, feeling & emotions in Art

Design a product using scientific knowledge to design

Design & make replica product -Anderson shelter

European City

Artist Study

 

Source, track, combine ingredients (lobby)

Getting from A to B

Science

Living Things and their Habitats

(Yr 5)

 

Electricity (Yr 6)

Living Things and their Habitats

(Yr 6)

 

Light (Yr 6)

 

Evolution (Yr 6)

PHSE

Being me in my World

Celebrating Difference

 

Dreams and Goals

Healthy Me

Relationships

Changing Me

PE

Swimming

Multi-skills

Dance

Gymnastics

Netball

French

Mon Ecole et Moi

Qu’est-ce Que Tu Veux

Les Sports

Year 5 & 6

Music Year 5

Texture in Music-

Melody and accompaniment

Ukuleles- chords

Ukuleles-

Melodies using tablature

Ukuleles – Minor chords

Dramatic Music

19th Century programmatic music

Song accompaniments  and story telling

Mozart, Schubert and Gershwin

Score reading:

Graphic scores

Music Year 6

Swing Music (1930s-40s):

3-part singing, instrumentation, swung rhythms, scatting.

Duke Ellington, Benny Goodman, Louis Prima, Ella Fitzgerald

Early Rock ‘n’ Roll (1950s-60s):

Blues structure, Ukulele 3 chord songs, lyric structure, Bass clef, compose a melodic introduction.

Little Richard, Chuck Berry, Bobby Darin, The Beatles (early songs).

 

Contemporary commercial music

“Happy”  by Pharrell Williams (2013), “Fireflies” by Owl City (2009)

My music legacy at OLOG;

End of year event preparation (Summer Concert)

Year 5 & 6

Computing Year 5

Online Safety

Scratch: Developing Games

Controlling Devices: Flowol

Radio Station

3D Modellling: Sketch Up

Online Safety

Computing Year 6

Unit 1: Scratch: Animated Stories

Unit 2: Spreadsheets

Unit 4: Online Safety

Unit 3: Kodu Programming

Unit 5: Film Making

                   

 

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