Canterbury Curriculum


Creative Curriculum


Canterbury Cross Curriculum 2014

 

From September 2014 the new National Curriculum became statutory. At Canterbury Cross we have a developed a termly topic based curriculum that incorporates the skills, knowledge and understanding that is needed to develop our children’s education under the new guidelines. We feel our curriculum is designed to engage our children in their own learning and enhance their existing knowledge. The Canterbury curriculum is enriched by WOW lessons to give the children a basis for developing their knowledge, visitors, trips and experiences that immerse the children in their topic work.

The topics are ordered in line with the new curriculum and provide the children with a broad and balanced education. Each term the topic will be evident through cross curricular links giving rise to extended writing, reading and maths lessons, whilst children will be able to develop their own learning through independent research. Through linking the core subjects with our themes, we feel that the children will be able to maintain the high standards we expect for core subjects within all lessons.

 

Year Group

Autumn Term

Spring Term

Summer Term

Nursery

Themes – Popular and well known stories, traditional story tales, pirates and princesses, pets, gardening and growth, real life experiences, on  a pirate ship, going to the zoo, nature trail

Reception

Who am I?

Who are my family?

What do I look like?

How can we care for our body?

How do we keep our bodies healthy?

Diwali, Bonfire Night, Eid, Vasaikhi, Chinese New Year, Christmas

Little Red Riding Hood

The Gruffalo’s child

Cinderella

Superheroes

Hansel and Gretel

Jack and the beanstalk

Houses and homes

Australia

Iceland

Japan

Rockets and Spaceships (How do we get to the moon?, What planet do we live on? What are the other planets?)

Moving on

 

Year 1

My home(Life’s a beach)

Lists, Stories from other cultures, poems on a theme

Place Value, Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, Division, Measurements Geometry

Seasonal changes-first week of every half term

Materials

Collage/photos

Homes-windmills (structures)

Basic skills

We are celebrating

Gymnastics, Games, Dance

Music Theme – Life’s a beach

 

Famous People

Poetry on senses, Recounts, information texts, stories about fantasy worlds

Place Value, Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, Division, Measurements Geometry

Seasonal changes-first week of every half term

Animals including humans

Drawing-self portraits and famous people

Moving pictures of a famous person (mechanisms)

We are collectors

We are painters

Gymnastics, Games, Dance

Music Themes – Seasonal changes

 

 

 

Changes

Traditional tales, poetry-pattern and rhyme, recounts, stories with familiar settings, information texts

Place Value, Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, Division, Measurements Geometry

Seasonal changes-first week of every half term

Plants

Textiles-seasonal, patchwork blanket

Fruit and vegetables (food)eg, jelly

We are storytellers

We are treasure hunters

Games, Dance, Athletics

Music Theme – Fruit and vegetables

 

Year 2

What happened when…

Stories with familiar settings, poetry: patterns on the page, information texts, instructions

Place Value, Addition, Subtraction, Length, Time, Multiplication, Division, Geometry, Statistics

 

Materials

Painting- colour mixing

Colour scales and mixing colours for contrasting locality

Vehicles (mechanisms/structures)

We are journalists

We are astronauts

Games, Dance, Swimming

Music Theme - Vehicles

 

Famous People

Traditional stories, non-chronological reports, poetry – really looking good

Place Value, Addition, Subtraction, Fractions, Mass/Capacity, Time, Multiplication, Division, Geometry, Statistics

Animals including humans

Drawing- Painting- portraits of famous people

Winding mechanism for famous person

We are painters

We are time travellers

Games, Gymnastics, Swimming                                       

Music Theme – Animals including humans

 

Around The World

Different stories by the same author, explanation, poetry-silly stuff

Place Value, Addition, Subtraction, Fractions, Mass/Capacity, Time, Multiplication, Division, Geometry, Statistics

Plants

Living things and their habitats

3D-sculpture, build a textured tile of landmarks around the world

Sewing outfits for Barnaby Bear for different places around the world(textiles)

We are detectives

We are zoologists

Dance, Athletics, Games

Music Theme – Living things and their habitat

 

Year 3

Welcome to the Jungle

Poetry to Perform, Authors and Letters, Reports, Stories with familiar settings

Place Value, Addition, Subtraction, Length, Time, Multiplication, Division, Geometry-2D shape, Statistics

Plants

Printing/collage-rainforest animals and plants

Food-Rainforest feast/cookies

We are programmers

We are comic writers

Invasion games, Gymnastics, Swimming

Music Theme - Rainforest

 

 

 

There is a light and it never goes out…

Instructions, Myths and Legends, Poetry(calligrams), Dialogue and Plays

Place Value, Addition, Subtraction, Weight, Fractions, Time, Statistics

Animals including humans

Light

Drawing- Egyptian patterns, cartouche (hieroglyphics)

3D- mummy sculpture

Structures-saracphagus

We are presenters

We are communicators

Invasion games, Dance, Swimming

Music Theme - Egyptians

 

Meet the Flintstones

Adventure and Mystery, Poetry Language play, Information texts

Place Value, Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, Division, Geometry-3D shape, Fractions and Decimals, Angles and Lines

Rocks

Forces (Magnets)

Painting-cave paintings

Lever mechanism-Stonehenge

We are bug fixers

We are network engineers

Athletics, Games, Swimming

Music Theme - Flintstones

 

Year 4

The Olympic Dream & Revolutionary Romans

Stories from other cultures, recounts, stories with historical settings, information texts.

Number and Place Value, Addition, Subtraction, Fractions, Measures, Geometry, Statistics.

Electricity

Animals including humans

Ceramics-Roman coins

Electrical Torches (Greek)

We are software developer

We are co-authors

Dance, Gymnastics, Invasion games, Net and wall games.

Music Theme – Greek Gods

 

 

Revolutionary Romans & The Canterbury Cross

Plays, persuasive texts, stories which raise issues or dilemmas

Number and Place Value, Multiplication, Division, Fractions, Measures, Geometry, Statistics.

Animals including humans

Sound

Collage, Drawing/ICT, Printing ,Textiles

Canterbury Cross

Bulla bag (Romans)

We are toy designers

We are musicians

Dance, Invasion games, Striking and fielding games, Gymnastics

Music Theme – Anglo Saxons and Scots

 

Death Valley

Stories set in imaginary worlds, explanation texts, exploring forms of poetry

Number and Place Value, Multiplication, Division, Fractions, Measures, Geometry, Statistics.

Living things

Materials-states of matter

Drawing

Moving pictures (Death Valley)

We are HTML editors

We are meteorologists

OAA, Striking and fielding games, Swimming, Athletics

Music Theme – Desert and Tundra

 

Year 5

The good, the bad and the ugly

Poetic style, Traditional tales, fables, myths and legends, stories from significant authors, instructions

Place value, rounding, columnar addition and subtraction, fractions and decimals, length conversions, 3D shapes and nets, multiplication and division perimeter and area,

Properties and changing materials

Drawing-Viking long ships

Cam mechanisms-Viking long ships

We are bloggers

We are cryptographers

Invasion games, Gymnastics, Dance

Music Theme – The Vikings

 

 

 

Dangerous ground

Older Literature, Classic/narrative Poetry, Reports and Explanations, Film Narrative

Line graphs, decimals, rounding, multiplication, division, addition and subtraction, Roman numerals, measuring angles, multiples and factors, multiplying proper/mixed fractions, weight conversions.

Earth and space

Living things

Printing-Volcanoes

Food-rock cakes/macaroons

We are game developers

We are architects

Striking and fielding games, Net and wall games, Invasion games, Gymnastics

Music Theme – Volcanoes and Earthquakes

 

Mysterious Mayans

Persuasive Writing, Dramatic Conventions, Stories from another Culture, Choral Performance

Rounding decimals, percentages, interpreting info in tables, addition and subtraction problems, shape translation, estimate and convert volume, angles, prime and square numbers, mixed and improper fractions, units of time.

Animals including humans

Forces

Ceramics-Mayan tiles

Mayan masks

We are artists

We are web developers

Striking and fielding games, OAA, Athletics, Net and wall games

Music Theme - Mayans

Year 6

Sweet Temptations

Biography and autobiography, journalistic writing, argument, poetry

 Number and Place Value, Addition, Subtraction, Fractions(Proper and Improper), Fractions of amounts

Animals including humans

Electricity

Ceramics- chocolate bonbonbieres (pots)

Electrical-pulleys/gears-Fairground rides

We are presenters

We are communicators

Invasion games, Gymnastics, Dance

Music Theme - Victorians

 

 

Going for Goals

Narrative –Sci Fi and quests, non chronological reports, explanations, persuasion

Ratio and Proportion, Statistics, Geometry, Fractions, Algebra, Measurements

Light

Drawing-figures

We are game developers

We are revisers

Net and wall games, Invasion games, Striking and fielding games, Dance

Music Theme – Going for goals

 

River Deep, Mountain High

Revision, Narrative – Flashbacks, Playscripts

Transition – Narrative - Kensuke’s Kingdom, Narrative - Tuesday

SATS – Revision, Enterprise Maths

Living things and their habitats

Evolution

Drawing/painting landscapes

Printing

We are environmentalists

We are fundraisers

Textiles-Landscape cushions

Shelters-Woodlands week

OAA, Athletics, Net and wall games, Striking and fielding games

Music Theme – River and Mountains

 

Theme – Geography   History

Literacy   Maths   Science    Art   DT   ICT  PE  Music