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Curriculum Overview

Our curriculum is delivered in a two year cycle. Below is the curriculum overview showing the curriculum in Year A and Year B across the year groups. 

We are currently following the year A curriculum.

 

 

Uphill Primary School

Curriculum Overview

 

Cycle A

Term One and Two

Term Three and Four

Term Five and Six

 

 

14 weeks

 

12 weeks

 

13 weeks

 

EYFS

Year One

 

E is for Exploring

Big Idea: Survival - animals

Geography (Locate places) and Science (Animals including humans

 

S is for Stories

Big Idea: Vastness and Distance

History – significant individuals in the past

Space – Astronauts in Space

 

Q is for Questions

Big Idea: Power

Science – Everyday Materials

Heroes

 

Year Two

Where in the world are we?

Geography

Focus on Uphill /Compass and map skills/ Fieldwork

Big Idea: Classification and Identification

What has made the greatest difference?

History

Focus on how children’s lives have changed over time.

Big Idea: Changes over Time

 

What makes animals amazing?

Science

Animals including humans

Big Idea: Compare and Contrast

Year Three and Four

How did we get from stones to shields?

Stone Age – Iron Age- Romans

History

Big Idea: Changes over tIme

Can I walk like an Egyptian?

Ancient Civilisations – Egyptians

History

Big Idea: Compare and Contrast

How green is our planet?

Environment – Rainforests- South America

Geography

Big Idea: Preserve and Protect

Year Five and Six

How does our world rage?

Natural disasters - Geography

Big Idea: Survival and Prevention

Where is our place in space?

Science – Space –

Big Idea: Exploration and Mystery

What did the Ancient Greeks do for us?

Greek influence on Western life - History

Big Idea: Legacy and Belief

 

Cycle B

Term One and Two

Term Three and Four

Term Five and Six

 

 

14 weeks

 

12 weeks

 

13 weeks

 

EYFS

Year One

 

J is for Journeys

Big Idea: Distance and Travel

Human and Physical Geography

Maps – Geographical skills and fieldwork

 

Y is for Yesterday

Big Idea: True and False

History – Events beyond living memory

Kings and Queens – Queen Elizabeth’s Coronation

 

Wild and Free

Big Idea: Adaptation and Survival

Science - Animals

Animals

 

Year Two

Where in the world are we?

Geography

Focus on Uphill /Compass and map skills/ Fieldwork

Big Idea: Classification and Identification

What has made the greatest difference?

HIstory

Focus on how children’s lives have changed over time.

Big Idea: Changes over Time

 

What makes animals amazing?

Science - Animals including humans

Big Idea: Compare and Contrast

Year Three and Four

Were the Vikings Vicious?

History – Vikings and Anglos Saxons

Big Idea: Legacy

What makes Britain Great?

Geography – place and location knowledge , geographical fieldwork

Comparing – villages, cities and capitals in this country and in Europe.

Big Idea: Compare and Contrast

How does your body work?

Science -Understanding how our body protects us and helps us to survive

Big Idea: Survival and Protection

Year Five and Six

Whose Footsteps Do We Follow in?

Local History Study - Looking at how Uphill has changed through the ages

Big Idea: Changes Over Time

Have We Made the World Better?

Geography – human and physical influences on our lives today – population growth, use of energy, development of industry

Big Idea: Cause and Effect

What Lies in The Hidden World?

History - Exploring the ancient civilisations of the Mayans, Benins and Ancient Baghdad and comparing the way they lived

Big Idea: Compare and Contrast

Teaching Strategies within Uphill Primary School

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