New Primary Curriculum
The Government have released a New National Curriculum which is to be implemented from September 2014. The national curriculum provides pupils with an introduction to the essential knowledge that they need to be educated citizens. It introduces pupils to the best that has been thought and said; and helps engender an appreciation of human creativity and achievement.
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Please find below the Curriculum Maps that our teachers have planned for the 2016-17 Academic Year:
Maidenbower Junior’s Long Term Topic Plan for 2016 / 17
|Autumn 1||Autumn 2||Spring 1||Spring 2||Summer 1||Summer 2|
|Year 3||Where our Wellies Take Us||We are Britain|
|Where do we come from?||Who are the cleverest people?||How do we grow?||Superheros|
|Learning Focus||Science and Geography|
Making and using maps
|History + Science|
Stone Age to Iron Age
Rocks and fossils
|History The Romans.|
Creating a class museum
Nutrition and Diet
Skeletons of Humans and Animals
|Rich Texts||Where my Wellies Take Me,|
Coming to Britain
|Stone Age Boy||Myths and fables||Tin Forest||Traction Man|
|Year 4||What's out there?||How does it work?||Who are the cleverest people?||Shall we go on an adventure?|
|Learning Focus||Science. |
Space and forces
Art and D&T
|History - Anglo Saxons and Vikings||Science and Geography
Habitats and Life Cycles of Animals
|Rich Texts||The Blue Planet|
Professor Astrocat and Cosmic Disco
|The Invention of Hugo Cabaret||Beowulf||First to the top, Holes, Hansel and Gretal, and The Great Kapok Tree|
|Year 5||Where on Earth have you been?||Wizards V Scientist||Let's get Creative||Who are the cleverest people?||What happens inside us?|
|Learning Focus||Geography||Science||History and RE|
|Rich Texts||Kensuke's Kingdom||Harry Potter||Arabian Nights||Mysteries of the Nile||'Boy' Roald Dahl, Michael Rosin 'Sensational Poetry'|
|Year 6||How do we see things?||Where do we come from?||Who are the cleverest people?||What would be in your secret garden?||How do we grow?|
|Geography - Evolution and inheritance||History / DT|
The Greek builders
Living things and organisms
|Rich Texts||Coraline||Pig Heart Boy||Non Fiction||Secret Garden|
The Curriculum at Maidenbower Junior School
The Curriculum at Maidenbower Junior School gives children opportunities to learn, build on and develop new skills. Children are exposed to a range of subjects and activities that allow them to experience different topics and learning styles. Your child will be able to experience a breadth of learning together with our ‘Global Citizenship’, ‘Open Futures’ and Forest schools initiatives.
Think of the curriculum as a forecast of possibilities within an arena of opportunities.
Carla Rinaldi (Professor and educationalist)
Global Citizenship is a whole school engagement with the world. It is not an additional subject, it is our ethos, starting in a small way with Learning Partners and the development of values, rights and responsibilities then moving through all aspects of the curriculum to highlight social justice, enterprise, the appreciation of diversity and the importance of sustainable development.
You have to take enough time to get kids deeply involved in something they can think about in lots of different ways
Howard Gardner (Psychologist)
‘Open Futures’ is a questioning approach to learning, embedding life skills such as ‘Grow It’, ‘Cook It’ and ‘Film It’ and linking to our fantastic outdoor classroom facilities and grounds.
We are part of a locality initiative to promote the use of woodland and forests and as such we are a ‘Forest school.’ The key objectives encourage curiosity, exploration and cooperation and perfectly enhance key thinking and life skills as developed through the ethos of Global Citizenship and Open Futures.
GROWING MASSIVE MINDS