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Whole School 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 B curriculum.

 

 

Uphill Primary School 

Curriculum Overview

Year A 

 

Terms 1 & 2

Terms 3 & 4

Terms 5 & 6

14 weeks

12 weeks

13 weeks

EYFS

Year One

E is for Exploring

Geography: Knowledge of school and area (knowing United Kingdom and capital cities within it – London, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Dublin)

Key Concepts: locality, position

 

EYFS : Understanding the world – Features of their environment; similarities and differences

 

History: Changes in locality and region- family members , school built, playhouse, Tropicana, hospital, grandparents memories food, music, toys, school life

S is for Space

Science: Earth and its place in the solar system

Key concepts: Distance, universe, travel, space, time

 

EYFS: Knowledge of the world – change and why it happens

 

History: Astronauts – Tim Peake, Yuri Gargan, The Space Race

 

What is your super power?

Everyday Heroes / Super Heroes. Key Concepts: Power, good, evil

 

Science: Everyday Materials and an intro to magnetism

 

EYFS: Knowledge of the world- similarities and differences in materials

Key Concepts: compare and contrast

Year Two

Where in the world are we?

Geography: Locational knowledge of England including regions. Seven continents and world’s oceans

Contrasting study – non European area – coastal town – china, Vietnam, India

 

Physical and Human Geography: Revisit weather and climate; Look at basic effects of environmental change- pollution, litter, population growth

Key concepts: location, physical and human characteristics, environment, culture, borders

Who has made the greatest difference to life today?

History: Beyond living memory era study

Victorian Britain: Queen Victoria,  what life was like – Oliver Twist                                                                               

Industrial Revolution: Brunel – trains, steamships, bridges, other inventions in this period: Telephone, lightbulb

People:  Queen Victoria/ Brunel/ Florence Nightingale

Key Concepts: Chronology, hierarchy, industrialisation, monarchy, empire

Why did London burn?

History: Beyond living memory – Restoration period

History : Samuel Pepys, The plague and the Fire of London- The Restoration Era

Key concepts: chronology, hierarchy, power

 

What makes animals amazing?

Science: Living things and their habitats

Key Concepts: Survival and Conservation

Year Three and Four

Was King Henry the worst King?

History: Period Study: Tudor and Stuarts: Henry V111; Oliver Cromwell, Shakespeare

Key concepts: chronology, hierarchy, monarchy, power, religion,

Who was the greatest explorer?

History: European explorers – Sir Francis Drake, Christopher Columbus, John Cabot

Key Concepts: Voyage, discovery, Trade, navigation, merchant

 

Geography: Mediterranean Study (France, Spain, Italy, Greece)

Key concepts- similarities and differences, culture, location

How green is our planet?

Geography:  Environment – Rainforests- South America

Key Concepts: Sustainability, Preservation and Protection

 

History: Ancient civilisations – Mayans

Key concepts: civilisation, hierarchy, culture

Year Five and Six

How does our world rage?

Geography:  Water Cycle and Rivers, Mountains, volcanoes and earthquakes

Key Concepts: Evidence, Survival and Prevention, cause and effect

 

Where is our place in space?

Science: Astronomy and meteorology

Key Concepts: Exploration, Voyage, space, time , travel, universe, solar system

What did the Ancient Greeks do for us?

History: Greek influence on Western life

Key Concepts: Power, Democracy, Legacy, hierarchy

Year B

 

 

Terms 1 & 2

Terms 3 & 4

Terms 5 & 6

 

14 weeks

12 weeks

13 weeks

EYFS

Year One

J is for Journeys      

Key Concepts: Distance and Travel

 

EYFS: Understanding of the World- features of environment; similarities and differences locality

 

Human and Physical Geography: Local area  Maps, Geographical skills and fieldwork

 

Science: Humans – Map of me

 

Geography: Understand daily weather changes, measure temperature, clouds, rainfall, thunderstorms, snow

Weather patterns 2- 3 weeks

Key Concept: Time, Cycle. Physical process

Y is for Yesterday    

History: Changes in information technology 1930 – present

TV, Computer games, phones, internet

EYFS: Understanding the Worlds Technology

Key concepts: changes over time, chronology

G is for Gorgeous Animals

Key Concepts: Adaptation and Survival, lifecycle

 

Science – Animals and plants

Classify common animals – fish, amphibians, reptile, birds, mammals Carnivores, herbivores and omnivores Plants – parts of a plant, flowers and seeds

 

Geography: Match animals to habitats naming continents and oceans

EYFS: Understanding the World. How environments vary, observations of plants, and animals

Y is for Yesterday  

History: Kings and Queens – what is monarchy? Where do Kings and Queens live? How do they live? Who is our Queen? What does being in the Royal Family mean?

 

EYFS: Understanding the World; people and communities

 

Year Two

Where in the world are we?

Geography: Locational knowledge of England including regions. Seven continents and world’s oceans

Contrasting study – non European area – coastal town – china, Vietnam, India

 

Physical and Human Geography: Revisit weather and climate; Look at basic effects of environmental change- pollution, litter, population growth

Key concepts: location, physical and human characteristics, environment, culture, borders

Who has made the greatest difference to life today?

History: Beyond living memory era study

Victorian Britain: Queen Victoria,  what life was like – Oliver Twist                                                                               

Industrial Revolution: Brunel – trains, steamships, bridges, other inventions in this period: Telephone, lightbulb

People:  Queen Victoria/ Brunel/ Florence Nightingale

Key Concepts: Chronology, hierarchy, industrialisation, monarchy, empire

Why did London burn?

History: Beyond living memory – Restoration period

History : Samuel Pepys, The plague and the Fire of London- The Restoration Era

Key concepts: chronology, hierarchy, power

 

What makes animals amazing?

Science: Living things and their habitats

Key Concepts: Survival and Conservation

Year Three and Four

What makes my body amazing?

Science: Understanding how our body protects us and helps us survive

Key Concepts: Survival and Protection, organisms, life processes

Were the Vikings Vicious?

History: Britain’s settlement by Anglo Saxons, Viking invasion to the time of Edward the Confessor

Key Concepts: Settlement, Invasion, Conquer, monarchy, power

 

Geography: Counties of UK , countries of Europe

What make Britain Great?

Geography: Locational knowledge of England ( counties, significant cities, landmarks) and Europe (countries within Europe, major cities of Europe)

Comparing; villages, cities with capitals across Europe

Key Concepts: location, position, compare and contrast, border and boundaries cultural differences

 

Year Five and Six

Whose Footsteps Do We Follow in?

History: Stone Age, Bronze Age to start of the Iron Age – how did life begin and evolve, how was land is used

Key Concepts: Civilization, ancestor, colony, settlement

Whose footsteps do we follow in?

History: The Roman Empire and its impact upon Britain- invasion of Britain and settlement within Britain

Key Concepts: Invasion, army, conflict, conquest, ruler, enemy

The Roman Empire – How did they live? Rulers and Emperors

Key Concept: Empire, Emperor, Nobility, Power, Slave, Society

 

How Egypt changed the world?

History: Achievements of ancient Egypt civilisations – the old kingdom vs the new kingdom

Key Concepts: civilisation, empire, invasion, hierarchy, inheritance

Have We Made the World a better place?

Geography: Human and physical influences on our lives today, natural resources, Climate Change

Key Concepts: Continuity, change, consequence – cause and effect

 

 

 
   

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