Academic

Early Years (3-5 years old)

Focused on ensuring the development of the ‘whole child’, with play forming a central part of the child’s experience. Indoor and outdoor learning are mixed throughout the days.

The 7 areas of focus for the programme are: literacy, mathematics, expressive arts & design, personal, social and emotional development, communication and language, understanding of the world and physical development.

KS1 (Key Stage 1) 5 - 7yrs and KS2 (Key Stage 2) 8 - 11yrs
 

A broad curriculum based on the British National Curriculum, with plenty of emphasis on the basics of literacy and numeracy. Children also study humanities and languages (French, Spanish, Mandarin and Bahasa Melayu).

The curriculum meets the requirements of top senior schools. Progress and attainment is matched against UK expectations, with parents receiving three reports annually along with three parent/teacher meetings.

Early Years Curriculum Map Term 1
Personal and Social Development
Getting to know the new learning environment and new friends within the classroom. Areas that will be covered will include:
  • Understanding boundaries for behaviour (Understanding classroom rules and the traffic light system and sticker reward system.
  • Making Good Choices.
  • Listening and responding to friends, adults and people around the school.
  • Expressing opinions and sharing ideas.
  • Working/ playing with others (Pair/ group) and negotiating a variety of situations.
 

Literacy
The reception children will be following the Read Write Inc phonics programme. Along with this they will be exposed to reading and writing opportunities. Areas covered will include:
  • Phonic sounds introduced (Speed Sounds Set 1). Blending for reading and segmenting for spelling (R).
  • Name recognition and formation. Recognition of alphabet and sounds with attempts to form letters/ mark make (N).
  • Independent and emergent writing opportunities through role play and continuous provision linked to the topic.
  • Stories linked to topic along with familiar rhyming literature such as Julia Donaldson.
  • Develop an understanding of characters, story structure and events through daily reading and role play.
  • Factual books linked to the topic – All about me.


Mathematics
Mathematics will be taught as a stand-alone subject, but will be incorporated into the topic and classroom activities where appropriate.
  • Recognising numbers, counting to 30(R), 10(N), matching one to one.
  • Matching numerals to quantities, ordering numbers.
  • Describing and naming 2D shapes, using positional language.
  • Creating repeating Patterns.
  • Adding single digit numbers within 20 (R), Partitioning within 10, Number bonds to 10.
  • Counting fixed objects and actions, counting back, matching numerals.
  • Comparing lengths, measuring using non-standard units.
  • Comparing heights, using non-standard units, comparing numbers.
  • Describing 3D shapes, using them to print and make models.
  • Recognising money, comparing prices, using in role play.
  • Recognising and ordering days of the week.
 

Understanding the World
Children will gain an understanding of themselves and how they compare with others in various ways thought the topic ‘Marvellous Me’ and gain an understanding of peoples differing beliefs through the ‘Celebration’ topic. Areas covered will include:
  • Gaining an understanding of their body parts and how it compares to others (similarities and differences). Create puppets with facial features and self-portraits including individual body parts (2 arms, 2 legs, 5 fingers).
  • Understand things that make them unique and talk about similarities and differences in relation to others. Discuss likes and dislikes. Share favourite foods and toys.
 

MFL
Mandarin
  • Numbers: one to twenty
  • Greeting:Hello, Byebye, Thank you
  • Body parts
  • Colours
  • Family members
Greetings:
  • Good morning, thank you
  • Numbers : 1 -20
  • Greetings : Good morning, thank you
  • Morning routine
  • Malay Phonics
 

Expressive Arts and Design
The children will have access to creative art throughout the curriculum and will learn through a creative medium. Specific areas covered will include:
  • Exploring using a variety of medium; paint and collage to create texture and dimension.
  • Follow own creative ideas and thoughts;
  • Working together on collaborative projects, model making and printing.
  • Role play opportunities.
  • Access to musical instruments and son.
 

Physical Development
Physical development will include gross and fine motor development. These areas will be covered across the curriculum and within the playground. Areas covered will include:
  • Mark making with various instruments including crayons, pens and pencils. Writing using cursive script (R).
  • Drawing, tracing and using a variety of tools with playdough, plasticine and clay.
  • Manipulating playdough and other malleable materials in order to increase muscle strength.
  • Using magnets, cotton reels, threading beads to develop fine motor coordination.
  • Working on cutting skills through various activities.
  • Practising healthy eating, sun safety and building awareness of own body and changes during exercise. Developing an understanding of the need to hydrate.
In Physical Education children learn basic movement skills, co-ordination and body awareness through gymnastics and games activities. Swimming focuses on basic water confidence and moving across the pool with or without the use of an aid.

Music
Chitchats are developing an awareness of pulse by learning dancing songs and playing small percussion instruments. They also sing with actions to internalise rhythm. All activities help children to socialise, improve their self-body control and listen attentively to music.

Computing
Programming and very simple algorithms. How do we move our bodies and move from one place to another? How do arrows work and can we use them to get around the classroom/prep school? Can we ‘program’ each other? Play ‘Simon says’ to follow instructions. Children will be taught to use these skills to control a mouse and understand that a mouse movement controls a computer software program. Children will be given the opportunity to use online applications (through simple games) to control icons and familiar characters.

Communication and Language
We will touch on this across the curriculum, both within the classroom and through specialist lessons. Areas covered will include:
  • Following instructions with directional and positional language
  • Listening to stories and showing understanding through appropriate questioning and comments.
  • Listening to a stories without pictures (R).
  • Building vocabulary through stories, songs and using story language (particularly in the Celebration topic).
Year 1 Curriculum Map Term 1
Maths
Number
  • Place value – counting on from any given number within 20.
  • Begin to count in 2s and 5s.
  • Writing our numbers correctly as words and numerals within 20.
  • Reading number words within 20.
  • More/less, greater than/ less than.
  • Number bonds to 10.
  • Add and subtract 1 digit numbers within 10.
  • Recognise +, - and = symbols and complete calculations using them.
  • Learn to use number lines and number squares to help during calculations.
  • Complete 1 step problem solving activities.
  • Complete missing number calculations e.g. 1 + ? = 5.
Shape, Space and Measure
  • Recognise common 2 d and 3 d shape.
  • Complete whole turns, half turns and quarter turns.
 

English
Reading
  • Enjoy stories during story time, joining in with familiar phrases, predicting what happens next and offering opinions.
  • Read a variety of fiction and nonfiction texts.
  • Use phonics confidently to decode unfamiliar words.
  • Begin to read high frequency words.
  • Recognise common exception words.
  • Answer questions based on the text that they are reading.
Writing
  • Form caterpillar letters correctly (c, o, a, d, g, q, e, s, f).
  • Hold pencil correctly and comfortably.
  • Form number 0 - 9 correctly.
  • Copy captions accurately.
  • Begin to construct simple sentences.
Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar
  • Leave spaces between words.
  • Begin to use a capital letter, full stop and exclamation mark to demarc sentences.
  • Use a capital letter when writing the personal pronoun I.
  • Complete activities from their phonics stage.
  • Know what a noun is.
 

Science
Materials
  • Distinguish between an object and materials from which it was made.
  • Understand that materials can be used to make more than one thing.
  • Sort materials into groups based on their physical properties.
  • Think of creative ways to use everyday materials.
  • Find out about people who have developed useful new material, e.g. John Dunlop, Charles Macintosh or John McAdam.
  • Identify and compare different materials’ suitability for different uses, at a minimum: wood, plastic, glass, metal, water, rock, brick, paper, cardboard.
  • Describe how the shapes of some solids can be changed by applying a force.
Working scientifically
  • Begin to ask questions.
  • Make observations.
  • Gather data.
 

Computing
Introduce Computer hardware
  • Explain difference between hardware and software.
Becoming familiar with applications starting with Paint
  • using mouse control to create ideas following instructions.
Use of Word Processing
  • Introduction to the key feature of Word. Demonstrate key formatting skills
  • Create a newspaper front page


Mandarin
Native:
Book Zhongwen 1 Lesson 1-3
  • Numbers with characters writings.
  • Body parts with characters writings.
  • Words about nature with characters writings.
Non native:
  • Numbers and greetings with characters.


Bahasa
Native:
  • Saying Hello and Goodbye.
  • Finding out how someone is and what their name is.
  • Numbers and Months to make dates.
  • Phonics.
 

Topic
Unit content - Pirates
  • Pirates –What are Pirates?
  • Where did they visit? (the 7 continents)
  • Famous Pirates.
  • Pirate vessels.
  • Pirate life on board.
Key Skills
  • Working with maps.
  • Reading a compass.
  • Naming the 7 different continents.
  • Name geographical features e.g. island, coast.
Year 2 Curriculum Map Term 1
Maths
Number
  • Place value – counting on from any given number within 100.
  • Begin to count in 2s, 5s and 10s.
  • Writing our numbers correctly as words and numerals within 20.
  • Reading  number words within 100.
  • Partition numbers into tens and units.
  • More/less, greater than/ less than.
  • Number bonds to 100.
  • Add and subtract using 2 digit numbers within.
  • Recognise +, - and = symbols and complete calculations using them.
  • Recognise the + and - are the inverse of each other.
  • Learn to use number lines and number squares to help during calculation.
  • Complete 1 step problem solving activities.
  • Complete missing number calculations e.g. 1 + ? = 5.
  • Recognise odd and even numbers.
Shape, Space and Measure
  • Recognise common 2 d and 3 d shape.
  • Investigate length.
  • Complete whole turns, half turns and quarter turns.
 

English
Reading
  • Enjoy stories during story time, joining in with familiar phrases, predicting what happens next and offering opinions.
  • Read a variety of fiction and nonfiction texts.
  • Use phonics confidently to decode unfamiliar words.
  • Read first 100 high frequency words and begin to know some of the next 200.
  • Recognise common exception words.
  • Answer questions based on the text that they are reading.
  • Read with greater fluency.
Writing
  • Form lower case letters correctly.
  • Form number 0 - 9 correctly.
  • Construct simple sentences independently.
  • Join sentences using and.
  • Write journal entries giving detail and a personal response.
Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar
  • Leave spaces between words.
  • Begin to use a capital letter, full stop and exclamation mark to demarc sentences.
  • List 4 types of sentences - statement, question, command and exclamation.
  • Use a capital letter when writing the personal pronoun I and days of the week.
  • Complete activities from their phonics stage.
  • Know what nouns and an adjectives are.
 

Science
Materials
  • Distinguish between an object and materials from which it was made.
  • Understand that materials can be used to make more than one thing.
  • Sort materials into groups based on their physical properties.
  • Think of creative ways to use everyday materials.
  • Find out about people who have developed useful new material, e.g. John Dunlop, Charles Macintosh or John McAdam.
  • Identify and compare different materials’ suitability for different uses, at a minimum: wood, plastic, glass, metal, water, rock, brick, paper, cardboard.
  • Describe how the shapes of some solids can be changed by applying a force.
Working scientifically
  • Begin to ask questions.
  • Make observations.
  • Gather data.
 

Computing
Introduce Computer hardware
  • Explain difference between hardware and software.
Becoming familiar with applications starting with Paint
  • using mouse control to create ideas following instructions.
Use of Word Processing
  • Introduction to the key feature of Word. Demonstrate key formatting skills
  • Create a newspaper front page


Mandarin
Native:
Book Zhongwen 1 Lesson 1-3
  • Numbers with characters writings.
  • Body parts with characters writings.
  • Words about nature with characters writings.
Non native:
  • Numbers and greetings with characters.


Bahasa
Native:
  • Saying Hello and Goodbye.
  • Finding out how someone is and what their name is.
  • Numbers and Months to make dates.
  • Phonics.
 

Topic
Unit content - Pirates
  • Pirates –What are Pirates?
  • Where did they visit? (the 7 continents)
  • Famous Pirates.
  • Pirate vessels.
  • Pirate life on board.
Key Skills
  • Working with maps.
  • Reading a compass.
  • Naming the 7 different continents.
  • Name geographical features e.g. island, coast.
Year 3 Curriculum Map Term 1
Maths
Number
Place value up to 1000:
  • Estimate
  • Find 10 and 100 more and less.
  • Compare and order numbers to 1000.
  • Read and write in digits and words numbers to 1000.
  • Count from 0 in multiples of 50 and 100.
Addition and subtraction:
  • Add and subtract mentally.
  • Add and subtract using formal written methods (column method).
  • Estimate answers and use the inverse to check.
  • Add and subtract money (pounds and pence, ringgit and sen).
Multiplication and division:
  • Recall and use multiplication facts and division facts for 3, 4 and 8.
  • Use symbols x, ÷ and =
  • Show that multiplication is commutative and division is not.
Measurement:
  • Measure, compare, add and subtract lengths (mm, cm, m).
  • Measure perimeter


English
Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar
  • Using full stops, capital letters, question marks, exclamation marks and commas in lists.
  • Correct use of the apostrophe for possession and omission.
  • Correct use of ‘a’ or ‘an’.
  • Use phonics to spell regular words.
  • Know the first 300 high frequency words.
  • Use words from the year 3 spelling curriculum.
Writing
  • Fairy Tales.
  • Information texts.
  • Myths and Legends.
  • Contemporary and Classic Poetry.
Reading
  • Read further exception words with unusual spellings of sounds.
  • Retell stories orally.
  • Prepare poems to recite and perform using intonation, tone, volume and action.
  • Use dictionaries to check the meaning of words.
  • Drawing inferences. Justify inferences with evidence.
 

Science
Changes of state – solids, liquids and gases
Unit objectives:
  • Learn the characteristic properties of solids, liquids and gases.
  • Explore through senses.
  • Classify materials into groups.
  • Learn names of common gases.
  • Understand thermometers, the water cycle and other reversible changes.
Key skills:
  • Make observations and explain what they show including changes over time.
  • Classify and sort using Venn diagrams.
  • Plan and carry out fair tests.
  • Draw and interpret tables, bar graphs and bar line graphs.
  • Identify patterns.
  • Make predictions.
  • Take measurements accurately using thermometer, ruler, scales etc.
Sound
Unit objectives:
  • Develop vocabulary for describing sounds sources.
  • Understand that sounds are made with vibrations.
  • Learn that sounds get fainter as distance from the source increases.
  • Investigate how to change the pitch and volume of sounds.
Key skills:
  • Look for patterns and relationships.
  • Investigate how things change.
  • Plan and carry out comparative and fair tests.
  • Use data loggers.
  • Take measurements.


Computing
Multimedia and Word Processing
  • Ensure that the children are familiar with Word and formatting.
  • Ensure children can use column/text boxes/import/insert and template. Create a newspaper front and secondary page.
  • Create an online article that could be published.
  • Consider audience and medium to be used. Topic is child chosen.
  • Introduce PowerPoint. Show how to use key features and create slides correctly. 6 slide presentation to be created based on a robot.
  • Handling data through Excel.
  • Spreadsheets and their use in the school environment.


Mandarin
Non native students will learn:
  • Numbers one to ten.
  • Greetings: hello; good morning; sorry; goodbye.
  • What is your name...my name is….
  • My family.
  • I am... years old.
Native speakers will:
Book Zhongwen 2 Lesson 4-7
  • Practise Good manners.
  • Going shopping.
  • Things I can do.
Bahasa
  • Describing ourselves.
  • Talking about our families.
Spanish
  • Introduction to Spain and the Spanish language.
  • Saying Hello and Goodbye.
  • Finding out how someone is and what their name is.
  • Numbers and Months to make dates.
  • Colours and fruits.
  • Christmas in Spanish speaking countries.
 

Music

Owls are working on rhythm patterns and upbeat notes. Singing songs and improvising on percussion instruments help them to understand the whole idea of syncopation . Both classes practice dancing to improve spacial awareness and to improve social skills.



PE

Students are introduced to concepts that underpin much sporting performance before learning the core skills in each sport.

The movement skills module looks at timing, co-ordination, balance and agility before these aspects are transferred in the sport.

Students are also tested on their athletic ability where results are recorded for 7 years to map progress and identify areas of strength and weakness.

Swimming
In the pool the students are introduced to good practise and work in small groups on stroke development, with initial timings recorded for future use.



Drama

Using the class topic to explore drama techniques including hot seating, forum theatre and split stage.

Skills developed:
  • Linking movement and dialogue to storytelling;
  • Using questioning to develop in depth understanding;
  • How to develop a character in detail;
  • Effective presenting to an audience using vocal and physical control.

The Mynahs will also experience a wide range of appropriately levelled poetry to help them select a poem for the option of the English Speaking Board challenge later in the year.

Warm up drama games reinforce phonics learning and group work skills.



Topic
Ancient Egyptians
Learning outcomes:
  • Understand what was important to people during ancient Egyptian times
  • Compare the powers of different Egyptian gods
  • Find Egypt on a map.
  • Ask questions and suggest plausible answers when looking at artefacts.
Key Skills:
  • Continue to develop a chronologically secure understanding of world History.
  • Address and sometimes devise historically valid questions about change, cause, similarity and difference and significance.
  • Select and present information.
  • Understand the importance of sources as information about the past and critically evaluate their validity.
  • Note connections, contrasts and trends over time.
Egyptian inspired art
  • Re-create and design own patterns using close observation of historical artefacts from ancient Egypt.
  • Manipulate, shape and carve clay using a range of tools to create an Egyptian inspired cartouche.
  • Use modelling skills to mould and make a mask, decorating it with knowledge learned about Egyptian painting techniques and applique.
Year 4 Curriculum Map Term 1
Maths
Number
  • Counting in 6,7,9,25 and 1000.
  • Finding 1000 more/less than.
  • Counting backwards through negative numbers.
  • Recognising place value in 4 digit numbers.
  • Order and compare numbers.
  • Representing and estimating numbers.
  • Rounding up or down to nearest 10, 100, 1000.
  • Solving word problems.
  • Read Roman numerals to 100.
  • Add and subtract 4 digit numbers using column methods.
  • Estimate and use inverse operations to check an answer.
  • Recall and multiply/divide up to 12 x12.
  • Multiply 2 and 3 digit numbers by a 1 digit number using correct layout.
Space Shape and Measure
  • Areas of shapes by counting squares.


English
Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar
  • Using full stops, capital letters, question marks, exclamation marks and commas in lists.
  • Correct use of the apostrophe for possession and omission.
  • Correct use of ‘a’ or ‘an’.
  • Use phonics to spell regular words.
  • Know the first 300 high frequency words.
Writing
  • Fables (Aesop’s Fables).
  • Stories in a familiar setting (Horrid Henry).
  • Fantasy Stories (How to train your dragon).
  • Imaginative stories (The Hole).
  • Instructions and Explanations (Cookbooks or Art Ideas books).
  • Information Texts.
  • Biography (Leonardo da Vinci).
  • Poetry and Image Poems (It’s raining Cats and Dogs).
Reading
  • Read further exception words.
  • Retell stories orally.
  • Use dictionaries to check the meaning of words.
  • Drawing inferences.
 

Science
Changes of state – solids, liquids and gases
Unit objectives:
  • Learn the characteristic properties of solids, liquids and gases.
  • Explore through senses.
  • Classify materials into groups.
  • Learn names of common gases.
  • Understand thermometers, the water cycle and other reversible changes.
Key skills:
  • Make observations and explain what they show including changes over time.
  • Classify and sort using Venn diagrams.
  • Plan and carry out fair tests.
  • Draw and interpret tables, bar graphs and bar line graphs.
  • Identify patterns.
  • Make predictions.
  • Take measurements accurately using thermometer, ruler, scales etc.
Sound
Unit objectives:
  • Develop vocabulary for describing sounds sources.
  • Understand that sounds are made with vibrations.
  • Learn that sounds get fainter as distance from the source increases.
  • Investigate how to change the pitch and volume of sounds.
Key skills:
  • Look for patterns and relationships.
  • Investigate how things change.
  • Plan and carry out comparative and fair tests.
  • Use data loggers.
  • Take measurements.


Computing
Multimedia and Word Processing
  • Ensure that the children are familiar with Word and formatting.
  • Ensure children can use column/text boxes/import/insert and template. Create a newspaper front and secondary page.
  • Create an online article that could be published.
  • Consider audience and medium to be used. Topic is child chosen.
  • Introduce PowerPoint. Show how to use key features and create slides correctly. 6 slide presentation to be created based on a robot.
  • Handling data through Excel.
  • Spreadsheets and their use in the school environment.


Mandarin
Non native students will learn:
  • Numbers one to ten.
  • Greetings: hello; good morning; sorry; goodbye.
  • What is your name...my name is….
  • My family.
  • I am... years old.
Native speakers will:
Book Zhongwen 2 Lesson 4-7
  • Practise Good manners.
  • Going shopping.
  • Things I can do.
Bahasa
  • Describing ourselves.
  • Talking about our families.
Spanish
  • Introduction to Spain and the Spanish language.
  • Saying Hello and Goodbye.
  • Finding out how someone is and what their name is.
  • Numbers and Months to make dates.
  • Colours and fruits.
  • Christmas in Spanish speaking countries.
 

Music

Mynahs are working on rhythm patterns and upbeat notes. Singing songs and improvising on percussion instruments help them to understand the whole idea of syncopation . Both classes practice dancing to improve spacial awareness and to improve social skills.



PE

Students are introduced to concepts that underpin much sporting performance before learning the core skills in each sport.

The movement skills module looks at timing, co-ordination, balance and agility before these aspects are transferred in the sport.

Students are also tested on their athletic ability where results are recorded for 7 years to map progress and identify areas of strength and weakness.

Swimming
In the pool the students are introduced to good practise and work in small groups on stroke development, with initial timings recorded for future use.



Drama

Using the class topic to explore drama techniques including hot seating, forum theatre and split stage.

Skills developed:
  • Linking movement and dialogue to storytelling;
  • Using questioning to develop in depth understanding;
  • How to develop a character in detail;
  • Effective presenting to an audience using vocal and physical control.

The Mynahs will also experience a wide range of appropriately levelled poetry to help them select a poem for the option of the English Speaking Board challenge later in the year.

Warm up drama games reinforce phonics learning and group work skills.



Topic
Ancient Egyptians
Learning outcomes:
  • Understand what was important to people during ancient Egyptian times
  • Compare the powers of different Egyptian gods
  • Find Egypt on a map.
  • Ask questions and suggest plausible answers when looking at artefacts.
Key Skills:
  • Continue to develop a chronologically secure understanding of world History.
  • Address and sometimes devise historically valid questions about change, cause, similarity and difference and significance.
  • Select and present information.
  • Understand the importance of sources as information about the past and critically evaluate their validity.
  • Note connections, contrasts and trends over time.
Egyptian inspired art
  • Re-create and design own patterns using close observation of historical artefacts from ancient Egypt.
  • Manipulate, shape and carve clay using a range of tools to create an Egyptian inspired cartouche.
  • Use modelling skills to mould and make a mask, decorating it with knowledge learned about Egyptian painting techniques and applique.
Year 5 Curriculum Map Term 1
Maths
  • Number and place value of 5 and 6 digit numbers.
  • Rounding to the nearest 10, 100, 1000.
  • Negative numbers.
  • Roman numerals.
  • Addition and subtraction with larger numbers.
  • Problem solving multi-step addition and subtraction problems.
  • Times tables practice.
  • Problem solving homework.


English
Reading
  • Checking that the book makes sense to them, discussing their understanding and exploring the meaning of words in context.
  • Asking questions to improve their understanding.
  • Drawing inferences such as inferring characters’ feelings, thoughts and motives from their actions, and justifying inferences with evidence.
  • Predicting what might happen from details stated and implied.
  • Summarising the main ideas drawn from more than one paragraph, identifying key details that support the main ideas.
Writing
  • Composing and rehearsing sentences orally (including dialogue), progressively building a varied and rich vocabulary and an increasing range of sentence structures.
  • Discussing and recording ideas, drawing on reading and research where necessary.
  • Organising paragraphs around a theme.
  • In narratives, creating settings, characters and plot .
  • Proof-read for spelling and punctuation errors.
  • Assessing the effectiveness of their own and others’ writing.
  • Biography (Leonardo da Vinci).
  • Poetry and Image Poems (It’s raining Cats and Dogs).
Grammar, Punctuation and Vocabulary:
  • Extending the range of sentences with more than one clause by using a wider range of conjunctions, including when, if, because, although.
  • Using expanded noun phrases to convey complicated information concisely.
  • Using conjunctions, adverbs and prepositions to express time and cause.
  • Using fronted adverbials.
  • Using commas after fronted adverbials.
  • Use dictionaries to check the spelling and meaning of words.
  • Use a thesaurus.
 

Science
Properties and changes in materials
  • Compare and group together everyday materials on the basis of their properties.
  • Know the terminology: hardness, solubility, transparency, conductivity (electrical and thermal), dissolve, solution, mixture, filter, melting.
  • Know that some materials dissolve in liquids.
  • Describe how to recover a substance from a solution.
  • Use prior knowledge to decide how mixtures might be separated, including through filtering, sieving and evaporating.
  • Give reasons, based on evidence, for the particular uses of everyday materials.
  • Explain reversible and irreversible changes.
  • Demonstrate that dissolving, mixing and changes of state are reversible changes.
  • Explain that some changes result in the formation of new materials.
  • Change state using heat.
  • Change state using acid on bicarbonate soda.
  • Explain the difference between melting and dissolving.
Scientific investigations
  • Testing various materials to explore their properties.
  • Design and build an umbrella.
Earth, Moon and Space
  • Know that the Sun is a star.
  • Name the  planets in our solar system (Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune).
  • Explain why Pluto is no longer considered a planet.
  • Describe the movement of the Earth relative to the Sun in the solar system.
  • Describe the movement of other planets to the Sun in the solar systemr.
  • Describe the movement of the Moon relative to Earth.
  • Explain day and night using the Earth’s rotation.
  • Can explain the work of famous names in Space science and exploration.
 

Computing
  • Create a cartoon character based on two characters that already exist.
  • Use of software for image manipulation and formatting. Evaluation skills.
  • Working with text through Word and creating a booklet for a particular audience.
  • Digital photography and editing/importing.
 

Mandarin
Non native students will learn:
  • ESC Lesson 3.
Native:
Book Zhongwen 3 Lesson 1-3
  • Traffic lights.
  • Going to the bookstore.
  • In the hospital.
Bahasa
  • Describing Myself.
  • My ambitions.
  • Using of Malay Pronouns( I, You, He/She,......)
Spanish
  • Introduction to Spain and Spanish.
  • Introductions and asking questions.
  • Describing ourselves and our families.
  • Christmas in Spanish Speaking countries.
 

Music

Kingfishers are working on metre and subdivision. Based on a Ravel’s “bolero” activity, they will be learning about texture, rhythm and ostinato patterns. They will have a holistic experience in music as they use everything they have learned and incorporate the skills into dancing, improvising and performance.



PE

During PE classes athletic ability is developed through the movement skills module. The movement skills module aims to develop the many components that underpin sporting performance, including balance, agility, co-ordination and timing. Swimming is individualistic depending on a child’s ability with all students concentrating on stroke technique but at differentiated levels. All students from Year 3 - 9 are tested at the start and end of the year on their athletic and swimming ability. This allows us to map progress   and identify areas of strength and weakness.
 



Drama

Using the book the class are studying in English to explore drama techniques such as improvisation, developing backstory, direct address and script writing. Skills developed: effective vocal expression; in depth understanding of character creation in drama and literature; listening & responding and Reader’s theatre The Kingfishers  will also experience a wide range of appropriately levelled poetry to help them select a poem for the option of the English Speaking Board challenge later in the year.

Warm up drama games reinforce punctuation learning and group work skills.
 



Geography
  • Name and locate the 7 continents and know the names of some countries in each.
  • Use, interpret and create maps using compass points and grid reference.
  • Locate countries and continents using world maps.
  • Focus on a country of choice and make a presentation to the class.
  • Write a postcard to a Year 5 student in Englan.
Year 6 Curriculum Map Term 1
Maths
Number and Place-Value:
  • Read, write, order and compare numbers up to 10,000,000 and determine the value of each digit.
  • Round any whole number to a required degree of accuracy.
  • Use negative numbers in context and calculate intervals across zero.
Addition and Subtraction:
  • Add and subtract whole numbers with more than 4 digits using formal written methods.
  • Use rounding to check answers to calculations and determine, in the context of a problem, levels of accuracy.
  • Solve addition and subtraction multi-step problems in contexts, deciding which operations and methods to use and why.
Multiplication and Division:
  • Multiply multi-digit numbers up to 4 digits by a two-digit whole number using the formal written method of long multiplication.
  • Divide numbers up to 4 digits by a two-digit whole number using the formal written method of long division, and interpret remainders as whole number remainders, fractions, or by rounding, as appropriate for the context.
  • Identify common factors, common multiples and prime numbers.
  • Use their knowledge of the order of operations to carry out calculations involving the 4 operations.
  • Solve problems involving addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.
  • Use estimation to check answers to calculations and determine, in the context of a problem, an appropriate degree of accuracy.
  • Recall multiplication and division facts for multiplication tables up to 12 × 12.


English
Reading
  • Checking that the book makes sense to them, discussing their understanding and exploring the meaning of words in context.
  • Asking questions to improve their understanding.
  • Drawing inferences such as inferring characters’ feelings, thoughts and motives from their actions, and justifying inferences with evidence.
  • Predicting what might happen from details stated and implied.
  • Summarising the main ideas drawn from more than one paragraph, identifying key details that support the main ideas.
Writing
  • Composing and rehearsing sentences orally (including dialogue), progressively building a varied and rich vocabulary and an increasing range of sentence structures.
  • Discussing and recording ideas, drawing on reading and research where necessary.
  • Organising paragraphs around a theme.
  • In narratives, creating settings, characters and plot .
  • In narratives, creating settings, characters and plot.
  • Précising longer passages.
  • Proof-read for spelling and punctuation errors.
  • Assessing the effectiveness of their own and others’ writing.
Grammar, Punctuation and Vocabulary:
  • Extending the range of sentences with more than one clause by using a wider range of conjunctions, including when, if, because, although.
  • Using expanded noun phrases to convey complicated information concisely.
  • Using fronted adverbials.
  • Using commas after fronted adverbials.
  • Use dictionaries to check the spelling and meaning of words.
  • Use a thesaurus.
 

Science
Scientific Understanding
  • Associate the brightness of a lamp or the volume of a buzzer with the number and voltage of cells used in the circuit.
  • Compare and give reasons for variations in how components function, including the brightness of bulbs, the loudness of buzzers and the on/off position of switches.
  • Use recognised symbols when representing a simple circuit in a diagram.
  • Recognise that light appears to travel in straight lines.
  • Use the idea that light travels in straight lines to explain that objects are seen because they give out or reflect light into the eye.
  • Explain that we see things because light travels from light sources to our eyes or from light sources to objects and then to our eyes.
  • Use the idea that light travels in straight lines to explain why shadows have the same shape as the objects that cast them.
Working Scientifically
  • Planning different types of scientific enquiries to answer questions, including recognising and controlling variables where necessary.
  • Taking measurements, using a range of scientific equipment, with increasing accuracy and precision, taking repeat readings when appropriate.
  • Recording data and results of increasing complexity using scientific diagrams and labels, classification keys, tables, scatter graphs, bar and line graphs.
  • Using test results to make predictions to set up further comparative and fair tests.
  • Reporting and presenting findings from enquiries, including conclusions, causal relationships and explanations of and degree of trust in results, in oral and written forms such as displays and other presentations.


Computing
  • Create a cartoon character based on two characters that already exist.
  • Use of software for image manipulation and formatting. Evaluation skills.
  • Create a booklet for a younger audience that has to cover a number of set instructions (Working with text).
  • New skills taught on formatting.
  • Multimedia and Movie making. Looking at the perfect movie and trailer. Introduce concepts of editing own movie footage.


Mandarin
Mandarin native:
  • 中文小学 2 lesson 1- At a Chinese school 在中文学校.
Non native:
Primary School Chinese Book 3
  • Big or Small? Opposite words.
  • Weather.
  • How much?
  • My Birthday
Bahasa
  • Describing Myself.
  • My ambitions.
  • Using of Malay Pronouns( I, You, He/She,......)
Spanish
  • Introduction to Spain and Spanish.
  • Introductions and asking questions.
  • Describing ourselves and our families.
  • Christmas in Spanish Speaking countries.
 

Music

Orioles are working on metre and subdivision. Based on a Ravel’s “bolero” activity, they will be learning about texture, rhythm and ostinato patterns. They will have a holistic experience in music as they use everything they have learned and incorporate the skills into dancing, improvising and performance.



PE

During PE classes athletic ability is developed through the movement skills module. The movement skills module aims to develop the many components that underpin sporting performance, including balance, agility, co-ordination and timing. Swimming is individualistic depending on a child’s ability with all students concentrating on stroke technique but at differentiated levels. All students from Year 3 - 9 are tested at the start and end of the year on their athletic and swimming ability. This allows us to map progress   and identify areas of strength and weakness.



Drama

Using class topics, we explore devising theatre from a stimulus, looking at how to create an impact on an audience using our bodies, faces and voices effectively. Students begin to take ownership of  the devising process and channel their creative ideas. Skills developed: Collaborative devising; physicality; dialogue improvising; vocal expression and projection; listening & responding; applied understanding of non-naturalistic theatre.

The Orioles  will also experience a wide range of appropriately levelled poetry to help them select a poem for the option of the English Speaking Board challenge later in the year

Warm up drama games reinforce punctuation learning and group work skills.



Art and D&T
  • to create sketch books to record their observations and use them to review and revisit ideas.
  • to improve their mastery of art and design techniques, including drawing, painting and sculpture with a range of materials [for example, pencil, oil pastel, paint, clay].
Topic
History and Geography:
  • Develop a chronologically secure knowledge and understanding of world history, establishing clear narratives within and across the periods they study.
  • Understand how our knowledge of the past is constructed from a range of sources.
  • Undertake an in-depth study of a non-European society that provides contrasts with British history - The Maya civilisation.
  • Use maps, atlases, globes and digital/computer mapping to locate the world’s counties, concentrating on their environmental regions, key physical and human characteristics, and major cities.
Early Years Curriculum Map Term 2
Personal and Social Development
The children will develop and understanding of themselves as a Nursery/ Reception child. Learning to cope with changes in the environment. Areas that will be covered will include:
  • Develop the confidence to try new activities and say when they like some activities more than others.
  • Learn to make good choices around the environment and be able to select the resources required.
  • Gain and understanding of their own and others feelings.
  • Start to work as part of a pair/ group or whole class.
  • Learn to show sensitivity for others needs and feelings and use this to form positive relationships within the classroom
 

Literacy
The reception children will continue to follow the Read Write Inc phonics programme. Along with this they will be exposed to reading and writing opportunities. Areas covered will include:
  • Phonic sounds reviewed (Speed Sounds Set 1) and new sounds introduced (Speed Sounds Set 2) based on individual needs.
  • Beginning to build CVC words and phonic based sentences (R).
  • Name recognition and formation. Recognition of alphabet and sounds with attempts to form letters/ mark make (N).
  • Independent and emergent writing opportunities through role play and continuous provision linked to the topic.
  • Stories linked to topic along with factual texts.
  • Develop an understanding of characters, story structure and events through daily reading and role play.
  • Gain and understanding of the difference between fictional and factual books


Mathematics
Mathematics will be taught as a stand-alone subject, but will be incorporated into the topic and classroom activities where appropriate.
  • Recognising numbers, counting to 30(R), 10(N), matching one to one.
  • Order numbers.
  • Ordinal numbers introduced.
  • Sorting 2D shapes.
  • Adding in order to find 1 or 2 more.
  • Creating repeating and symmetrical patterns.
  • Adding single digit numbers within 20 (R), Partitioning within 10, Number bonds to 10. Recording the sum.
  • Read and compare numbers to 20. Count back from 20.
  • Comparing weights, measuring using non-standard units.
  • Money – recognise coins.
  • Understand times of day and begin to know months.
  • Sort, describe and name 3D shapes
 

Understanding the World
Children will gain an understanding of the world around them and the different types of creatures living around them. They will be able to identify name and classify farm animals, pets, wild animals, sea animals and minibeasts

They will also gain an understanding of the differences between animal types, the needs of animals and where they live (habitats) They will create animals’ usings clay, puppets and drawing skills

Investigate different environments that the animals live in. Attempt to recreate them using junk modeling and create camouflage using various art techniques

 

MFL
Mandarin -
Students will begin by learning about Chinese New Year and then they will be introduced to 2 new topics, types of food and colours.

Bahasa
Children will learn the following vocabulary

  • Days and dates
  • Numbers to 20
  • Hobbies
  • My school
  • My friends
  • Occupations

 



Expressive Arts and Design
The children will have access to creative art throughout the curriculum and will learn through a creative medium. Specific areas covered will include:
  • Exploring using a variety of medium; paint and collage to create texture and dimension.
  • Follow own creative ideas and thoughts;
  • Working together on collaborative projects, model making and printing.
  • Role play opportunities.
  • Access to musical instruments and song.
 

Physical Development
Physical development will include gross and fine motor development. These areas will be covered across the curriculum and within the playground. Areas covered will include:
  • Increase gross motor development through dance and song: mimicking the movements of the various animals.
  • Mark making with various instruments including crayons, pens and pencils. Writing using cursive script (R).
  • Drawing, tracing and using a variety of tools with playdough, plasticine and clay.
  • Manipulating playdough and other malleable materials in order to increase muscle strength.
  • Using magnets, cotton reels, threading beads to develop fine motor coordination.
  • Working on cutting skills through various activities.

This term in PE lessons the students will be continuing with multisports - working on their spatial awareness with small games and rules. They will also use a variety of balls and equipment to help with their eye and hand coordination.
 



Music
Chicks and Chitchats are working on high and low sounds. They will sing songs with actions, they will learn to play xylophones with awareness of the pitch and they will play musical games to develop rhythm and pace.

Computing
This term children will begin by working on programming. The children will enjoy working with the Beebots. They will learn how to programme them to follow a set of instructions. They will use different commands to navigate a beebot through a course.

They will conclude the term by being introduced to digital cameras.
 



Communication and Language
We will touch on this across the curriculum, both within the classroom and through specialist lessons. Areas covered will include:
  • Sharing news weekly with friends; learning to be a good listener and respond with appropriate questions and comments.
  • Asking good questions to find out more information – what?, why?, how?, who?, when?
  • Following adult instructions with listen attentively during carpet time activities.
  • Talk confidently about own experiences of animals.
  • Show and Tell to describe a favourite animal/ animal related toy and answer questions posed by others.
  • Building vocabulary through topic discussions : mothers and babies, habitats, animal names. Use it in the correct context.
Year 1 Curriculum Map Term 2
Maths
Time
  • Tell the time to the hour and half past.
  • Name and sequence the days of the week.
  • Name and sequence the months of the year.
Number
  • Count to 40 forwards and back in 1s.
  • Read and write numbers to 40.
  • Know the terms more or less.
  • Add and subtract 1 digit numbers to 20.
  • Use the symbols + - =.
  • Count in twos, fives and tens.
  • Show multiplication and division as arrays.
  • Solve word problems.
Measure
  • Compare lengths using language long/ longer/ longest/ short/ shorter/ shortest.
  • Measure and compare lengths, widths and heights.
 

English
Reading
  • Enjoy stories during story time, joining in with familiar phrases, predicting what happens next and offering opinions.
  • Read a variety of fiction and nonfiction texts.
  • Use phonics confidently to decode unfamiliar words.
  • Read the first hundred high frequency words.
  • Recognise common exception words.
  • Answer questions based on the text that they are reading.
  • To construct a written response to questions about a text.
Writing
  • Form all lower case letters correctly.
  • Begin to join letters using diagonal and horizontal joins.
  • Form number 0 - 9 correctly.
  • Begin to construct simple sentences.
  • Write stories with a clear beginning middle and end.
  • To write captions and labels.
  • To write a set of instructions.
Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar
  • Leave spaces between words.
  • Begin to use a capital letter and full stop to demarc sentences.
  • Use a capital letter when writing the personal pronoun I.
  • Complete activities from their phonics stage.
  • Know what a noun, verb and an adjective is.
  • To illustrate present and past tense by adding ing and ed to verbs.
  • To make words plural by adding s.
 

Science
Plants
  • Identify and name a variety of common and wild garden plants, including trees.
  • Know the terms deciduous and evergreen.
  • Identify and describe the basic structure of a variety of garden plants including tree.
  • Explore questions about plants growing in their habitat.
  • Answer questions about plants growing in their habitat.
  • Describe observations of plants that they have planted
  • Know and locate the terminology leaves, flowers, blossom, petals, roots, bulb, seed, trunk, branches, stem.
Art Skills

Van Gogh - sunflowers
printing and collage skills. Observational drawings and use of different media.
 



Computing
Using Paint tools the children will:
  • Create a section of the Bayeux Tapestry.
  • Draw and label castle.
  • Modelling – Magic Forest, create own castle background for a game.
 

Mandarin
Native:
  • Chinese New Year activities.
  • Simple characters about directions.
  • Simple characters about nature.
  • Simple characters about animals.
Non native:
students will cover the following topics:
  • Chinese New Year, Colour, transportation and shapes.
 

Bahasa
  • Days and dates.
  • Numbers to 20.
  • Hobbies.
  • My school.
  • My friends.
  • Occupations.
 

Topic
Unit content - Castle
  • The life of William the Conqueror
  • Journey of William from France to England
  • Bayeux Tapestry.
  • Castles through time – sequence on timeline.
  • Geographical location of castles.
  • Parts of castles and their function.
  • Castle floor plans.
  • Castle life – banquets, jousting.
  • Castle defence and attack.
Art Work
  • construction of castles, paper mache skills.


Music

Robins are working on pitch, ascending descending melodies. They are creating melodies with an intentional direction and listening and identifying ascending and descending melodies by ear.



P.E

This term in PE lessons the students will be continuing with multisports - working on their spatial awareness with small games and rules. They will also use a variety of balls and equipment to help with their eye and hand coordination.



Drama
This term we are working on 2 strands in Drama
  • Using scripts to tell stories: We are using a script with pictures to work in groups to try to act out the story of The Three Little Pigs. There is also a focus on being able to work with others in a group.
  • We are preparing for the ESB speech & drama challenge: learning to recite poems off by heart, read aloud for an audience and talking to an audience. There is also a focus on listening and asking good questions.
Year 2 Curriculum Map Term 2
Maths
  • Estimating and counting number of ships and soldiers in Williams army – more/less (NUMBER, PLACE VALUE AND MEASURE).
  • Ordering numbers to 20 and beyond (NUMBER, PLACE VALUE AND MEASURE).
  • Counting in 2’s, 3’s 4’s 5’s and 10’s (MULTIPLICATION).
  • Repeating pattern towers (MULTIPLICATION).
  • Word problems on a castle theme (MULTIPLICATION AND DIVISION).
  • 2D and 3D shape castles (2D AND 3D SHAPES).
  • Repeat pattern tapestries (MULTIPLICATION).
  • Archery doubles, using addition to score archery (NUMBER, PLACE VALUE AND MEASURE).
  • Finding corresponding subtraction fact (NUMBER PLACE VALUE AND MEASURE).
  • Measures – height of castle walls, length of scaling ladders, capacity of oil buckets, weight of catapult missiles (MEASUREMENTS).
  • Buying in the castle grounds (COUNTING AND MONEY).
 

English
  • Sequencing story of Snow White and Jack and the Beanstalk (WRITING COMPOSITION) .
  • Settings, characterisation.
  • Writing a non-fiction book about castles (COMPREHENSION AND TRANSCRIPTION).
  • Labelling castles, castle riddles (COMPREHENSION).
  • Drama – pretending to be a knight/princess. (SPOKEN WORD).
  • Instructions – recipes (INSTRUCTIONS).
  • Stories with patterned language.
  • Guided reading and individual readers.
  • Letters and sounds Phase 2 & 3.
 

Science
  • See how seeds and bulbs grow into plants – Jack and the Beanstalk. Have a search round school grounds for plants that grow in different places/conditions.
  • Find out and describe how plants need water, light and temp to grow and stay healthy. What do plants need to germinate? What do plants need for reproduction? Changing the basic needs of a plant affects its growth and survival. – Experiments with different plants.
  • Plant terminology (leaves, blossom, petals, roots, bulb, seed, trunk, branches, stem, germination. – Plant hunt round school.
  • Plants we eat – Make medieval food from plants.
 

Computing
Using Paint tools the children will
  • Create a section of the Bayeux Tapestry.
  • Draw and label castle.
  • Modelling – Magic Forest, create own castle background for a game.
 

Mandarin
Native:
  • Chinese New Year activities.
  • Simple characters about directions.
  • Simple characters about nature.
  • Simple characters about animals.
Non native:
students will cover the following topics:
  • Chinese New Year, Colour, transportation and shapes.
 

Bahasa
  • Days and dates.
  • Numbers to 20.
  • Hobbies.
  • My school.
  • My friends.
  • Occupations.
 

Topic
Unit content - Castle
  • The life of William the Conqueror
  • Journey of William from France to England
  • Bayeux Tapestry.
  • Castles through time – sequence on timeline.
  • Geographical location of castles.
  • Parts of castles and their function.
  • Castle floor plans.
  • Castle life – banquets, jousting.
  • Castle defence and attack.
Art
  • Design and make shields.
  • Norman ships.
  • Paul Klee ‘Castle and sun’.
  • Design and build large cardboard box castles in groups.
  • Moving pictures – jousting horse.
  • Build battering rams and siege towers.
 

Music
The Sparrows are working on pitch, ascending descending melodies. They are creating melodies with an intentional direction and listening and identifying ascending and descending melodies by ear.  

P.E
This term in PE lessons the students will be continuing with multisports - working on their spatial awareness with small games and rules. They will also use a variety of balls and equipment to help with their eye and hand coordination.  

Drama
This term we are working on 2 strands in Drama:
  • Using scripts to tell stories: We are using a script to work in groups to try to act out the story of the three little pigs by taking on a role and reading the lines. There is also a focus on being able to work with others in a group.
  • Preparing for the ESB speech & drama challenge: learning to recite poems off by heart, read aloud for an audience and talking to an audience. There is also a focus on listening and asking good questions.
Year 3 Curriculum Map Term 2
Maths
Number
Multiplication and Division
  • Recall 3, 4 and 8 times tables.
  • Solve problems including: missing numbers, scaling, correspondence using n.
  • Use written methods to multiply 2 x 1 digit numbers.
Fractions
  • Recognise and use fractions.
  • Find fractions of a number of objects.
  • Count up and down in tenths.
  • Recognise 10ths as dividing into 10 equal parts.
Measurement:
  • Tell and write the time from an analogue clock, Roman numerals, 12 hour and 24 hour clock.
  • Estimate and read time accurately.
  • Record and compare times in seconds, minutes and hours.
  • Using vocabulary of o’clock, am/pm, morning, afternoon, noon and midnight.
  • Know the number of seconds in a minute, days in a month/year/leap year.
  • Compare durations.


English
Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar
  • Using full stops, capital letters, question marks, exclamation marks and commas in lists.
  • Correct use of the apostrophe for possession and omission.
  • Correct use of ‘a’ or ‘an’.
  • Use phonics to spell regular words.
  • Know the first 300 high frequency words.
  • Use words from the year 3 spelling curriculum.
Writing
  • Non-chronological reports.
  • Persuasive writing.
  • Settings and characters in narrative.
  • Proofread for spelling, punctuations, grammar and tense errors.
  • Draft and edit work.
Reading
  • Retrieval of information.
  • Interpret character’s thoughts, feelings and motivations from language.
  • Discuss author’s choice in terms of layout, presentation and language.
  • Learn poems and passages off by heart.
  • Perform and read aloud to an audience using expression and voices to add meaning.
  • Re-tell stories orally.
 

Science
Living things and their habitats (focus on Rainforest biome)
Unit objectives:
  • Classify living things into groups using sorting hoops and Venn diagrams.
  • Classify animals into birds, reptiles, mammals, insects, amphibians.
  • recognise that environments can change and that this can sometimes pose dangers to living things.
Key skills:
  • asking relevant questions and using different types of scientific enquiries to answer them.
  • setting up simple practical enquiries, comparative and fair tests.
  • making systematic and careful observations and, where appropriate, taking accurate measurements using standard units, using a range of equipment, including thermometers and data loggers.
  • gathering, recording, classifying and presenting data in a variety of ways to help in answering questions.
  • recording findings using simple scientific language, drawings, labelled diagrams, keys, bar charts, and tables.
  • reporting on findings from enquiries, including oral and written explanations, displays or presentations of results and conclusions.
  • using results to draw simple conclusions, make predictions for new values, suggest improvements and raise further questions.
  • identifying differences, similarities or changes related to simple scientific ideas and processes.
  • using straightforward scientific evidence to answer questions or to support their findings.
Electricity
Unit objectives:
  • identify common appliances that run on electricity.
  • construct a simple series electrical circuit, identifying and naming its basic parts, including cells, wires, bulbs, switches and buzzers.
  • identify whether or not a lamp will light in a simple series circuit, based on whether or not the lamp is part of a complete loop with a battery.
  • recognise that a switch opens and closes a circuit and associate this with whether or not a lamp lights in a simple series circuit.
  • recognise some common conductors and insulators, and associate metals with being good conductors.
Key skills:
  • identify common appliances that run on electricity.
  • construct a simple series electrical circuit, identifying and naming its basic parts, including cells, wires, bulbs, switches and buzzers.
  • identify whether or not a lamp will light in a simple series circuit, based on whether or not the lamp is part of a complete loop with a battery.
  • recognise that a switch opens and closes a circuit and associate this with whether or not a lamp lights in a simple series circuit.
  • recognise some common conductors and insulators, and associate metals with being good conductors.


Computing
  • Handling Data - spreadsheets.
  • Data turned into bar charts, pie charts and line graphs.
  • Functions - ‘sort’, ‘insert row’, & ‘auto sum’.
  • Control of a computer sprite and kodables.
  • Microsoft word typing - editing and formatting.
  • Game sites used as a reward.


Mandarin
Children will begin by celebrating Chinese New Year. Then they will learn about
  • The colours they like.
  • School uniform.
  • Healthy eating.
  • Using like/dislike to talk about the fruits/veg that they like.
Bahasa
  • Culture of reading.
  • Tradition of dance.
  • Celebrations.
  • Knowing your neighbour.
  • Public facilities.
Spanish
  • Set the date on a calendar.
  • Talk about what they have in their school bag.
  • Describe the weather.
  • Talk about what they like or don’t like.
  • Understand where the French speaking countries are and how they came to speak French there.
 

Topic
Rainforest
Geographical Learning Outcomes
  • To locate vegetation belts around the world.
  • To identify the position and significance of latitude, longitude, Equator.
  • To use maps, atlases, globes and digital/computer mapping to locate countries and describe features studied.
  • Understand types of settlement and land use, economic activity including trade links, and the distribution of natural resources including food.
  • Understand geographical similarities and differences through the study of human geography of a region.
Art Learning Outcomes
  • Develop art techniques, including use of materials, with creativity, experimentation and an increasing awareness of different kinds of art.
  • To improve their mastery of art and design techniques, including drawing, painting and sculpture with a range of materials.
  • Produce creative work, exploring their ideas and recording their experiences.


Music

The students are working on the skills needed to complete the Aural test in their Strings exam and for composing melodies. They will create pieces of music that they can perform on an instrument and practice the four aural tests for their exams; metre, singing, identifying differences and musical features



PE

The students will study Athletics in their PE lessons. During their Tuesday Games lesson the girls will develop their netball skills and the boys will work on rugby. In Athletics, the focus will be on running events. This will include sprinting and distance runs. They will compete in runs of 60,150,300 and 600 m. Times will be taken for all running events. Students will also be introduced to jumping with long and high jump and with throwing events, shot put, discus and ball throw.



Drama This term we are working on 2 strands in Drama.
  • Using scripts to tell stories: We are using a script which is a modern adaptation of a Shakespeare play to develop the skill to take on a role and work as part of a group to create a performance.
  • We are preparing for the ESB speech & drama challenge: learning to recite poems off by heart, read aloud for an audience and craft an effective talk to engage an audience. There is also a focus on listening and asking thoughtful questions.
Year 4 Curriculum Map Term 2
Maths
Number
Multiplication and Division
  • Recall and multiply/divide up to 12 x12.
  • Multiply 2 and 3 digit numbers by a 1 digit number using correct layout.
  • Investigate scaling scenarios.
Fractions
  • Recognise and show, using diagrams, families of common equivalent fractions.
  • Count up and down in hundredths; recognise that hundredths arise when dividing an object by one hundred and dividing tenths by ten.
  • Solve problems involving increasingly harder fractions to calculate quantities, and fractions to divide quantities, including non-unit fractions where the answer is a whole number.
  • Add and subtract fractions with the same denominator.
Decimals:
  • Recognise and write decimal equivalents of any number of tenths or hundredths.
  • Recognise and write decimal equivalents.
  • Find the effect of dividing a one or two digit number by 10 or 100, identifying the value of the digits in the answer as ones, tenths and hundredths.
  • Round decimals with one decimal place to the nearest whole number.
  • Compare numbers with the same number of decimal places up to two decimal places.
Measurement Time
  • Convert between different units of measure, e.g. hour to minute.
  • Read, write & convert time between analogue and digital 12 and 24 hour clocks.
  • Solve problems involving converting from hours to minutes; minutes to seconds; years to months; weeks to days.
Money
  • Solve simple measure and money problems involving fractions and decimals to two decimal places.
  • Estimate, compare and calculate different measures, including money in pounds and pence.


English
Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar
  • Using full stops, capital letters, question marks, exclamation marks and commas in lists.
  • Correct use of the apostrophe for possession and omission.
  • Correct use of ‘a’ or ‘an’.
  • Use phonics to spell regular words.
  • Know the first 300 high frequency words.
  • Use words from the year 3 spelling curriculum.
Writing
  • Non-chronological reports.
  • Persuasive writing.
  • Settings and characters in narrative.
  • Proofread for spelling, punctuations, grammar and tense errors.
  • Draft and edit work.
Reading
  • Retrieval of information.
  • Interpret character’s thoughts, feelings and motivations from language.
  • Discuss author’s choice in terms of layout, presentation and language.
  • Learn poems and passages off by heart.
  • Perform and read aloud to an audience using expression and voices to add meaning.
  • Re-tell stories orally.
 

Science
Living things and their habitats (focus on Rainforest biome)
Unit objectives:
  • Classify living things into groups using sorting hoops and Venn diagrams.
  • Classify animals into birds, reptiles, mammals, insects, amphibians.
  • recognise that environments can change and that this can sometimes pose dangers to living things.
Key skills:
  • asking relevant questions and using different types of scientific enquiries to answer them.
  • setting up simple practical enquiries, comparative and fair tests.
  • making systematic and careful observations and, where appropriate, taking accurate measurements using standard units, using a range of equipment, including thermometers and data loggers.
  • gathering, recording, classifying and presenting data in a variety of ways to help in answering questions.
  • recording findings using simple scientific language, drawings, labelled diagrams, keys, bar charts, and tables.
  • reporting on findings from enquiries, including oral and written explanations, displays or presentations of results and conclusions.
  • using results to draw simple conclusions, make predictions for new values, suggest improvements and raise further questions.
  • identifying differences, similarities or changes related to simple scientific ideas and processes.
  • using straightforward scientific evidence to answer questions or to support their findings.
Electricity
Unit objectives:
  • identify common appliances that run on electricity.
  • construct a simple series electrical circuit, identifying and naming its basic parts, including cells, wires, bulbs, switches and buzzers.
  • identify whether or not a lamp will light in a simple series circuit, based on whether or not the lamp is part of a complete loop with a battery.
  • recognise that a switch opens and closes a circuit and associate this with whether or not a lamp lights in a simple series circuit.
  • recognise some common conductors and insulators, and associate metals with being good conductors.
Key skills:
  • identify common appliances that run on electricity.
  • construct a simple series electrical circuit, identifying and naming its basic parts, including cells, wires, bulbs, switches and buzzers.
  • identify whether or not a lamp will light in a simple series circuit, based on whether or not the lamp is part of a complete loop with a battery.
  • recognise that a switch opens and closes a circuit and associate this with whether or not a lamp lights in a simple series circuit.
  • recognise some common conductors and insulators, and associate metals with being good conductors.


Computing
  • Handling Data - spreadsheets.
  • Data turned into bar charts, pie charts and line graphs.
  • Functions - ‘sort’, ‘insert row’, & ‘auto sum’.
  • Control of a computer sprite and kodables.
  • Microsoft word typing - editing and formatting.
  • Game sites used as a reward.


Mandarin
Children will begin by celebrating Chinese New Year. Then they will learn about
  • The colours they like.
  • School uniform.
  • Healthy eating.
  • Using like/dislike to talk about the fruits/veg that they like.
Bahasa
  • Culture of reading.
  • Tradition of dance.
  • Celebrations.
  • Knowing your neighbour.
  • Public facilities.
Spanish
  • Set the date on a calendar.
  • Talk about what they have in their school bag.
  • Describe the weather.
  • Talk about what they like or don’t like.
  • Understand where the French speaking countries are and how they came to speak French there.
 

Topic
Rainforest
Geographical Learning Outcomes
  • To locate vegetation belts around the world.
  • To identify the position and significance of latitude, longitude, Equator.
  • To use maps, atlases, globes and digital/computer mapping to locate countries and describe features studied.
  • Understand types of settlement and land use, economic activity including trade links, and the distribution of natural resources including food.
  • Understand geographical similarities and differences through the study of human geography of a region.
Art Learning Outcomes
  • Develop art techniques, including use of materials, with creativity, experimentation and an increasing awareness of different kinds of art.
  • To improve their mastery of art and design techniques, including drawing, painting and sculpture with a range of materials.
  • Produce creative work, exploring their ideas and recording their experiences.


Music

The students are working on the skills needed to complete the Aural test in their Strings exam and for composing melodies. They will create pieces of music that they can perform on an instrument and practice the four aural tests for their exams; metre, singing, identifying differences and musical features.



PE

The students will study Athletics in their PE lessons. During their Tuesday Games lesson the girls will develop their netball skills and the boys will work on rugby. In Athletics, the focus will be on running events. This will include sprinting and distance runs. They will compete in runs of 60,150,300 and 600 m. Times will be taken for all running events. Students will also be introduced to jumping with long and high jump and with throwing events, shot put, discus and ball throw.



Drama This term we are working on 2 strands in Drama.
  • Using scripts to tell stories: We are using a script which is a modern adaptation of a Shakespeare play to develop the skill to take on a role and work as part of a group to create a performance. There is also a focus on refining and improving through rehearsal.
  • We are preparing for the ESB speech & drama challenge: learning to recite poems off by heart, read aloud for an audience and craft an effective talk to engage an audience. There is also a focus on listening and asking thoughtful questions.
Year 5 Curriculum Map Term 2
Maths
Statistics
  • Solve comparison, sum and difference problems using information presented in a line graph.
  • Complete, read and interpret information in tables including timetables.
Fractions
  • Complete and order fractions whose denominators are multiples of the same number.
  • Identify, name and write fractions of a given fraction, represented visually including tenths and hundredths.
  • Recognise mixed numbers and improper fractions and convert from one form to the other and write mathematical statements >1 as a mixed number.
  • Add and subtract fractions with the same denominator and denominators that are multiples of the same number.
  • Multiply proper fractions and mixed numbers by whole numbers, supported by materials and diagrams.
  • Read and write decimal numbers as fractions.
  • Solve problems including multiplication and division, including scaling by simple fractions and problems involving simple rates.
Decimals:
  • Read, write, order and compare numbers with up to 3 decimal places.
  • Recognise and use thousandths and relate them in tenths, hundredths and decimal equivalents.
  • Round decimals with 2 decimal places to the nearest whole number and to one decimal place.
  • Solve problems involving numbers up to 3 decimal places.
  • Multiply and divide whole numbers and those involving decimals by 10, 100 and 1000.
  • Use all four operations to solve problems involving measure using decimal notation, including scaling.
Percentages Time
  • Recognise the %symbol and understand that per cent relates to ‘number of parts per hundred’ and write percentages as a fraction with denominator 100, and as a decimal.


English
Reading
  • checking that the book makes sense to them, discussing their understanding and exploring the meaning of words in context.
  • asking questions to improve their understanding.
  • drawing inferences such as inferring characters’ feelings, thoughts and motives from their actions, and justifying inferences with evidence.
  • predicting what might happen from details stated and implied.
  • summarising the main ideas drawn from more than one paragraph, identifying key details that support the main ideas.
Writing
  • composing and rehearsing sentences orally (including dialogue), progressively building a varied and rich vocabulary and an increasing range of sentence structures.
  • discussing and recording ideas, drawing on reading and research where necessary.
  • organising paragraphs around a theme.
  • in narratives, creating settings, characters and plot.
  • précising longer passages.
  • proof-read for spelling and punctuation errors.
  • assessing the effectiveness of their own and others’ writing.
Grammar, Punctuation and Vocabulary
  • extending the range of sentences with more than one clause by using a wider range of conjunctions.
  • using expanded noun phrases to convey complicated information concisely.
  • using commas after fronted adverbials.
  • use dictionaries to check the spelling and meaning of words.
  • use a thesaurus.
 

Science
Scientific Understanding: Earth and Space
  • Classify living things into groups using sorting hoops and Venn diagrams.
  • Classify animals into birds, reptiles, mammals, insects, amphibians.
  • recognise that environments can change and that this can sometimes pose dangers to living things.
Key skills:
  • Describe the movement of the Earth and other planets, relative to the sun in the solar system.
  • Describe the movement of the Moon relative to the Earth.
  • Describe the Sun, Moon and Earth as approximately spherical bodies.
  • Use the idea of the Earth’s rotation to explain day and night and the apparent movement of the sun across the sky.
Scientific Understanding: Forces
  • Explain that unsupported objects fall towards the Earth because of the force of gravity acting between the Earth and the falling object.
  • Identify the effects of air resistance, water resistance and friction, that act between moving surfaces.
  • Recognise that some mechanisms, including levers, pulleys and gears, allow a smaller force to have a greater effect.
Working Scientifically:
  • Understand that it is not safe to look directly at the sun.
  • Use the internet to compare the time of day at different places on the planet.
  • Explore falling objects, making predictions and asking questions about the effects of air resistance.
  • Design an investigation to test the effects of different surfaces on the movement of an object.
  • Design an investigation to test a variety of parachutes.
  • Investigate a range of levers, gears and/or springs.


Computing Handling Data (Spreadsheets):
  • input data into a spreadsheet.
  • use formulae and calculations relevant to spreadsheets.
Platforms (World of Blogs):
  • understand the features of a blog.
  • understand how to interact with blogs.
  • explore CAPTCHA.
  • create a blog.
  • understand privacy issues on the internet.


Mandarin Native and Advanced
  • guess eyes, nose, mouth.
  • become, air, cold, sleep. run, jump, moment,float.
  • To express a sentence in Chinese, somebody doing two things together.
Mandarin Non-native
  • Family.
  • Colours.
  • Uniforms.
Bahasa
  • Out and about in town.
  • Traditional clothes.
  • Pain.
  • Parts of the body.
  • Science and Technology.
Spanish
  • My school.
  • Days of the week.
  • Science and Technology.
 

Topic (History, Geography and Art and Design)
History and Geography:
  • describe and understand key aspects of physical geography, including: climate zones, biomes and vegetation belts, rivers, mountains, volcanoes and earthquakes, and the water cycle.
  • use maps, atlases, globes and digital/computer mapping to locate the world’s counties, concentrating on their environmental regions, key physical and human characteristics, and major cities.
  • Gain knowledge and understanding about the past.
  • To be curious about the past and want to find out more.
  • To ask questions.
  • To think critically (don’t just take one person’s opinion as truth).
  • To look at both sides of a story.
  • Make your own mind up.
  • To understand that people’s lives are complex.
  • To understand that things change over time.
  • To understand that different groups of people live and behave differently from others.
  • To understand more about your own groups and who you are in the world.
Art and D&T:
  • to create sketch books to record their observations and use them to review and revisit ideas.
  • to improve their mastery of art and design techniques, including drawing, painting and sculpture with a range of materials [for example, pencil, oil pastel, paint, clay].
  • Use research and design criteria.
  • Select from and use a wide range of tools and materials.


Music

The students are working on the skills needed to complete the Aural test for their strings exams; composing and improvising. They will create melodies involving two chords, using a question and response composing technique. They will also improvise with rhythm and melodic phrases.



PE

The students will study Athletics in their PE lessons. During their Tuesday Games lesson the girls will develop their netball skills and the boys will work on rugby. In Athletics, the focus will be on running events. This will include sprinting and distance runs. They will compete in runs of 60,150,300 and 600 m. Times will be taken for all running events. Students will also be introduced to jumping with long and high jump and with throwing events, shot put, discus and ball throw.



Drama This term we are working on 2 strands in Drama.
  • Using scripts to tell stories: We are challenging ourselves with extracts from a Shakespeare play to develop the skill to take on a role and work as part of a group to create a performance. There is also a focus on refining and improving through rehearsal and making Shakespearean language fun and accessible.
  • We are preparing for the ESB speech & drama challenge: learning to recite poems off by heart, read aloud for an audience and craft an effective talk based on some research to engage an audience. There is also a focus on listening and asking thoughtful questions.
Year 6 Curriculum Map Term 2
Maths
Measurement
  • use, read, write and convert between standard units, converting measurements of length, mass and volume.
  • recognise that shapes with the same areas can have different perimeters and vice versa.
  • recognise when it is possible to use formulae for area and volume of shapes.
  • calculate the area of parallelograms and triangles.
  • calculate, estimate and compare volume of cubes and cuboids using standard units, including cm3 and m3, and extending to other units mm3 and km3.
Geometry:
  • draw 2-D shapes using given dimensions and angles.
  • recognise, describe and build simple 3-D shapes including making nets.
  • compare and classify geometric shapes based on their properties and sizes and find unknown angles in any triangles, quadrilaterals, and regular polygons.
  • illustrate and name parts of circle, including radius, diameter and circumference and know that the diameter is twice the radius.
  • recognise angles where they meet at a point, are on a straight line, or are vertically opposite, and find missing angles.
  • describe positions on the full coordinate grid (all four quadrants).
  • draw and translate simple shapes on the coordinate plane, and reflect them in the axes.
 

English
Reading
  • checking that the book makes sense to them, discussing their understanding and exploring the meaning of words in context.
  • asking questions to improve their understanding.
  • drawing inferences such as inferring characters’ feelings, thoughts and motives from their actions, and justifying inferences with evidence.
  • predicting what might happen from details stated and implied.
  • summarising the main ideas drawn from more than one paragraph, identifying key details that support the main ideas.
Writing
  • composing and rehearsing sentences orally (including dialogue), progressively building a varied and rich vocabulary and an increasing range of sentence structures.
  • discussing and recording ideas, drawing on reading and research where necessary.
  • organising paragraphs around a theme.
  • in narratives, creating settings, characters and plot.
  • précising longer passages.
  • proof-read for spelling and punctuation errors.
  • assessing the effectiveness of their own and others’ writing.
Grammar, Punctuation and Vocabulary
  • extending the range of sentences with more than one clause by using a wider range of conjunctions.
  • using expanded noun phrases to convey complicated information concisely.
  • using commas after fronted adverbials.
  • use dictionaries to check the spelling and meaning of words.
  • use a thesaurus.
 

Science
Scientific Understanding:
  • describe how living things are classified into broad groups according to common observable characteristics and based on similarities and differences, including microorganisms, plants and animals.
  • give reasons for classifying plants and animals based on specific characteristics.
  • find out about the significance of the work of scientists such as Carl Linnaeus, a pioneer of classification.
Working Scientifically:
  • use classification systems and keys to identify some animals and plants in the immediate environment.
  • research unfamiliar animals and plants from a broad range of other habitats and decide where they belong in the classification system.
 

Computing
Handling Data (Spreadsheets):
  • input data into a spreadsheet.
  • use formulae and calculations relevant to spreadsheets.
Platforms (World of Blogs):
  • understand the features of a blog.
  • understand how to interact with blogs.
  • explore CAPTCHA.
  • create a blog.
  • understand privacy issues on the internet.


Mandarin Native and Advanced
  • School timetables.
  • Facilities.
  • Stationery.
  • Shopping at the market.
  • Snacks.
Mandarin Non-native
  • Birthdays.
  • Chinese calendar.
  • Counting.
Bahasa
  • Travelling.
  • Regional neighbours.
  • Folk Stories.
French
  • Classroom equipment, definite and indefinite articles and plurals.
  • Days of the week, dates.
  • Weather and seasons in Europe.
 

Topic (History, Geography and Art and Design)
History and Geography:
  • describe and understand key aspects of physical geography, including: climate zones, biomes and vegetation belts, rivers, mountains, volcanoes and earthquakes, and the water cycle.
  • use maps, atlases, globes and digital/computer mapping to locate the world’s counties, concentrating on their environmental regions, key physical and human characteristics, and major cities.
Art and D&T:
  • to create sketch books to record their observations and use them to review and revisit ideas.
  • to improve their mastery of art and design techniques, including drawing, painting and sculpture with a range of materials [for example, pencil, oil pastel, paint, clay].


Music

The students are working on the skills needed to complete the Aural test for their strings exams; composing and improvising. They will create melodies involving two chords, using a question and response composing technique. They will also improvise with rhythm and melodic phrases.



PE

The students will have Athletics in their PE lesson. During their Tuesday Games lesson the girls will develop their Netball skills and the boys will play rugby. In Athletics, the focus will be on running events. This will include sprinting and distance runs. The students will compete in runs of 60,150,300 and 800 m. Times will be taken for all running events. They will also be introduced to jumping with long and high jump and with throwing events, shot put, discus and ball throw.



Drama
This term we are working on 2 strands in Drama.
  • Using scripts to tell stories: We are challenging ourselves with extracts from a Shakespeare play to develop the skill to take on a role and work as part of a group to create a performance. There is also a focus on refining and improving through rehearsal and making Shakespearean language fun and accessible.
  • We are preparing for the ESB speech & drama challenge: learning to recite poems off by heart, read aloud for an audience and craft an effective, well-researched talk to engage an audience. There is also a focus on listening and asking thoughtful questions.