Our Curriculum at Coomb Briggs Primary School

Coomb Briggs Primary School

Our Curriculum

Our aim is to provide an enjoyable, exciting and inspiring curriculum that equips our learners for the rest of their lives.

At Coomb Briggs Primary School, we believe that the curriculum is a powerful tool that promotes a love of learning and willingness to explore and the time to enjoy a breath of activities. Our curriculum includes not only the formal requirements of the National Curriculum, but also the various out of school hours activities that are organised in order to enrich the children's experience. 

We enrich it by our strong ethos based on respect for ourselves and others, equality and a sense of wonder at the world we live in. We are committed to developing the whole child. Our children will have the opportunity to be creative, to be physically active and to be academically challenged.

Each child is recognised as a unique individual and we both welcome and celebrate differences within our school community.

The ability to learn is underpinned by the teaching of basic skills, knowledge, concepts and values with a vision to prepare them for life beyond primary school. We constantly provide enrichment opportunities to engage learning. We believe that children should be happy and be able to investigative and enquire, where there are no boundaries to curiosity but a thirst for new experiences and knowledge.  Our motto is ‘Inspire, Enjoy and Achieve’ and we believe our curriculum will do exactly that…Inspire children to Enjoy their learning and Achieve their full potential.

An integral part of our curriculum is the partnership with families and friends and we believe that, by working together, we can further our children’s understanding and knowledge of the world by using people around us to help support our journey. We regularly welcome families and friends into school for open days and events where they can be a part of their child’s journey.

Our children leave school with a sense of belonging to a tightly knit community where they have the confidence and skills to make decisions, self-evaluate and become confident, lifelong learners having achieved to the best of their ability.

Subjects


Topics

Click on the tabs below to view the topics for each Key Stage.

 

 

AUTUMN

SPRING

SUMMER

Term 1
Toys Past and Present

Term 2 
Celebrations

Term 1
Circus

Term 2
Super Heroes

Term 1
I’m Alive

Term 2
Seaside Holidays

 KS1 SCIENCE CURRICULUM

Materials
Naming materials

Properties of materials

Suitability of materials

What are toys made from?
(Link to DT – materials for different toys and history, the first teddy bear made)

Year 1 – Materials continued →
Seasonal changes (Physics)

Observe changes in the weather/seasons

Year 2 – Living things and their habitat

Identify living things in their habitat and learn about how their habitat is suited to them.

Learn about how animals and plants depend on one another

Year 1- Animals including humans.
Identify and name a variety of common animals including, fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals

Identify and name a variety of common animals that are carnivores, herbivores and omnivores

Describe and compare the structure of a variety of common animals (fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals including pets)

Year 2- Animals including humans.

Notice that animals, including humans, have offspring which grow into adults

Find out about and describe the basic needs of animals, including humans, for survival (water, food and air)

Describe the importance for humans of exercise, eating the right amounts of different types of food, and hygiene.

 

 

 

Physics – Seasonal Changes (taught throughout the year)

Observe changes across the four seasons; observe and describe weather associated with the seasons and how day length varies.

KS1 DESIGN TECHNOLOGY
CURRICULUM

Puppets
Design purposeful toys that are appealing

Select a range of suitable materials

Use a range of tools: cutting, gluing, sewing

Evaluate the product against design criteria
(link to Science – materials for different toys)

 

 

 

During this half term the children will focus on Art and Design

Moving Pictures

Design purposeful, functional, appealing products for themselves and other users based on design criteria.
Generate, develop, model and communicate their ideas through talking, drawing, templates, mock-ups and, where appropriate, information and communication technology
Explore and use mechanisms [for example, levers, sliders, wheels and axles], in their products.

 

 

 

KS1 COMPUTING –  
SCIENTIFIC & TECHNOLOGICAL CURRICULUM

 

 

 

 

 

 

KS1 HISTORY CURRICULUM

Toys

Changes in toys over time

First Teddy bear made

(Link to Science – materials for different toys)

(Link to Health ed – Teddy bears picnic)

 

 

During this half term the children will focus on
Geography

History of the circus

Changes within living memory. Where appropriate, these should be used to reveal aspects of change in national life.

The children will look in detail how the circus has changed from past to present. They will also look at history of the clown.

 

 

 

KS1 GEOGRAPHY CURRICULUM

 

 

 

 

During this half term the children will focus on History

Around the World

Locational knowledge: name and locate the World’s seven continents and five oceans.

Name, locate and identify characteristics of the four countries of the United Kingdom and their capital cities.

Place Knowledge: Understand the geographical similarities and differences through studying a small area of the UK and a small contrasting non-European country.

(Link to RE – festivals around the World)

Year 1- Location Knowledge
Name and locate the world’s 7 continents.

 

 

 

Year 2 -During this half term the children will focus on History

 

 

 

  KS1 PE CURRICULUM

Gym/dance - Developing balance, agility and co-ordination, and begin to apply these in a range of activities.
Multi-skills- throwing, catching, aiming and striking  games - Master basic movements including running, jumping, throwing and catching, and begin to apply these in a range of activities.

Gym/dance - Perform dances using simple movement patterns. (Link to RE – Festivals around the World). Gym/dance linked to the circus.

Multi-skills- throwing, catching, aiming and striking  games - Master basic movements including running, jumping, throwing and catching, and begin to apply these in a range of activities.

 

 KS1 RE CURRICULUM

 

 

 

During this half term the children will focus on Health Education

Festivals around the World

Observe and participate in different festivals around the world such as Diwali and Christmas

 

During this half term the children will focus on Health Education

 

 

 

KS1 RSE & HEALTH EDUCATION CURRICULUM

Relationships
Focussing on feelings and emotions, friendships and how our behaviours can affect how others feel.  

 

During this half term the children will focus on RE

Year 1 Healthy Relationships:
Secrets surprises and safety

Co-operation and resolving arguments

Special people

Physical contact, touch, acceptable, unacceptable

Year 2

Personal hygiene

Growing and changing

Naming body parts including the difference between boys and girls.

The difference between appropriate and inappropriate touch.

 

 

 

KS1 ART & DESIGN

 

 

During this half term the children will focus on Design Technology

Christmas Art
Design and make a Christmas gift/card for family

To use drawing and painting to develop ideas and experiences

Look at an artist linked to colour.
(Link to RE – festivals around the world)

 

 

 

During this half term the children will focus on Design Technology

 

 

 

KS1 MUSIC CURRICULUM

Feel the Pulse –  exploring sounds using voices and looking at beat

Use their voices expressively and creatively by singing songs and speaking chants and
Rhymes

(Link to Health Ed – Ourselves and Feelings)

 

What’s the Score – exploring instruments and symbols.

Play tuned and un-tuned instruments musically

Exploring timbre and texture, listen with concentration and experiment with sound.

(Link to Geography – Our Land)        

Year 1- Beat and Pitch

Recognising a sense of steady beat.

Keeping in time with a steady beat
.
Responding to the tempo of the music.

Understanding pitch.

Making high and low vocal sounds.

Playing high and low pitches in music.

Year 2- Sailing away singing festival.

Use their voices expressively and creatively by singing songs and speaking chants and rhymes.

Listen with concentration and understanding to a range of high-quality live and recorded music.

Experiment with, create, select and combine sounds using the inter-related dimensions of music

 

 

 

 

 

Spring    Term 1 and 2      Cycle A   Year 3 KF

CYCLE A

 

 

LKS2 SCIENCE - SCIENTIFIC CURRICULUM

Biology - Animals, including humans

Healthy food, nutrition

Animals: skeletons & nutrition

Biology - Living things and their habitats

Classify living things

Plants, incl. parts, lifecycle and requirements for life

 

 

LKS2 DESIGN TECHNOLOGY – TECHNOLOGICAL

Chocolate Packaging
Use research and develop design to make a package using a wider range of tools and equipment.
(Link to topic, art, science)

Chocolate making
Chocolate making- liquids to solids
(Link to maths)

 

LKS2 COMPUTING

SCIENTIFIC &

DS to confirm LTP

 

 

LKS2
HISTORY –
SOCIAL &

Vikings
Britain’s settlement by Vikings. History of Vikings.

 

 

LKS2 GEOGRAPHY - SOCIAL & CULTURAL CURRICULUM

 

Local study and the UK-

Locational knowledge: Viking Settlements.

(Link to History)

Where does Chocolate come from? Study cocao trees, Aztecs, fairtrade

 

Upper KS2

AUTUMN
CRIME

Term 1

Term 2 

SCIENCE
Yr5

Physics - Materials

Classify properties of materials

 

(Link to DT – Stockings for a container)

SCIENCE
Yr6

Physics - Materials

Classify properties of materials

 

(Link to DT – Stockings for a container)

DESIGN TECHNOLOGY
Yr5

Containers

Use annotated sketches, cross-section diagrams and computer aided design.

(Link to Science – human need for warmth and practicality)

DESIGN
TECHNOLOGY
Yr6

Containers

Use annotated sketches, cross-section diagrams and computer aided design.

(Link to Science – human need for warmth and practicality)

COMPUTING Yr5

Allow Me to Introduce - making PowerPoint presentations about Crime and Punishment through the ages Roman-Present day)

Select, use and combine a variety of software (inc. internet) on a range of digital devices to design and create a range of programs, systems and content that accomplish given goals, including collecting, analysing, evaluating and presenting data and information.

(Link to History – Roman, Anglo Saxon, Tudor, Victorian and post 1965)

(Link to Geography – Local Police force and London)

COMPUTING
Yr64

Allow Me to Introduce - making PowerPoint presentations about Crime and Punishment through the ages Roman-Present day)

Select, use and combine a variety of software (inc. internet) on a range of digital devices to design and create a range of programs, systems and content that accomplish given goals, including collecting, analysing, evaluating and presenting data and information.

(Link to History – Roman, Anglo Saxon, Tudor, Victorian and post 1965)

(Link to Geography – Local Police force and London)

HISTORY 
Yr5

Crime and Punishment

Changes in Britain from Roman to Present in the legal system

(Link to Science – materials for weapons)

HISTORY
Yr6

Crime and Punishment

Changes in Britain from Roman to Present in the legal system

(Link to Science – materials for weapons)

GEOGRAPHY
Yr5

Settlements – where and what crime were committed

Human and physical geography: Describe and understand key aspects of human geography, including the distribution of prisons                                           
Locational knowledge: Locate the counties and cities of the UK using maps concentrating on their environmental regions, key physical and human characteristics, countries, and major cities.

(Link to History – early police force-Scotland Yard)

GEOGRAPHY
Yr6

Settlements – where and what crime were committed

Human and physical geography: Describe and understand key aspects of human geography, including the distribution of prisons                                           
Locational knowledge: Locate the counties and cities of the UK using maps concentrating on their environmental regions, key physical and human characteristics, countries, and major cities.

(Link to History – early police force-Scotland Yard)

PE
Yr5

Gym/dance - Develop flexibility, strength, technique, control and balance. Perform dances using a range of movement patterns.

Invasion Games - Use running, jumping, throwing and catching in isolation and in combination.

PE
Yr6

Gym/dance - Develop flexibility, strength, technique, control and balance. Perform dances using a range of movement patterns.

Invasion Games - Use running, jumping, throwing and catching in isolation and in combination.

RE 
Yr5

Christianity –
God & Being Human –

How does faith and belief affect the way people live their lives?
What do people believe about God?

(Link to Art – Christmas Art Project)

Islam –
God & Being Human –

How does faith and belief affect the way people live their lives?
What do people believe about God?

RE
Yr6

Christianity –
God & Being Human –

How does faith and belief affect the way people live their lives?
What do people believe about God?

(Link to Art – Christmas Art Project)

Islam –
God & Being Human –

How does faith and belief affect the way people live their lives?
What do people believe about God?

PSHE
Yr5

Rules

Knowing my role in school and the wider society

Relationships
Units – R12 - R16

Conflict & Disputes (Link to History – Religious Commitment)

Relationships

 

PSHE
Yr6

Rules

Knowing my role in school and the wider society

Relationships
Units – R12 - R16

Conflict & Disputes (Link to History – Religious Commitment)

Relationships

 

ART & DESIGN
Yr5

Graffiti
Look at the study of a famous artist. Banksy – Vandal or genius?

Link to History- Modern Crimes

 

Design and make a Christmas stocking to hold items (Presents)

(Link to RE – Christianity)

ART & DESIGN
Yr6

Graffiti
Look at the study of a famous artist. Banksy – Vandal or genius?

Link to History- Modern Crimes

 

Design and make a Christmas stocking to hold items (Presents)

(Link to RE – Christianity)

MUSIC
Yr5

Play It Again – focus on the discipline skills.

Improvise and compose music for a range of purposes

Play and perform in ensemble contexts, using their voices and playing musical instruments with accuracy, fluency, control, expression

(Link to History – Stone Age & Iron Age simple percussion)

Animal Magic – focus on the descriptive sounds.

Appreciate and understand a wide range of high-quality live and recorded music drawn from different traditions

Improvise and compose music for a range of purposes

(Link to History – Ancient Egyptians and their gods)

MUSIC
Yr6

Play It Again – focus on the discipline skills.

Improvise and compose music for a range of purposes

Play and perform in ensemble contexts, using their voices and playing musical instruments with accuracy, fluency, control, expression

(Link to History – Stone Age & Iron Age simple percussion)

Animal Magic – focus on the descriptive sounds.

Appreciate and understand a wide range of high-quality live and recorded music drawn from different traditions

Improvise and compose music for a range of purposes

(Link to History – Ancient Egyptians and their gods)

FRENCH
Yr5

Understanding Basic Greetings & Talking about myself

Broaden their vocabulary and develop their ability to understand new words that are introduced into familiar written material, including via a dictionary.

Listen attentively to spoken language and show understanding by joining in and responding.

Colours, Parts of The Body

Broaden their vocabulary and develop their ability to understand new words that are introduced into familiar written material, including via a dictionary.

FRENCH
Yr6

Understanding Basic Greetings & Talking about myself

Broaden their vocabulary and develop their ability to understand new words that are introduced into familiar written material, including via a dictionary.

Listen attentively to spoken language and show understanding by joining in and responding.

Colours, Parts of The Body

Broaden their vocabulary and develop their ability to understand new words that are introduced into familiar written material, including via a dictionary.

Gallery

Computing