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School Curriculum Organisation KS1 and KS2

Our aim is to ensure that every child receives an engaging, relevant, broad and balanced curriculum, based on the national curriculum programmes of study.  A new national curriculum was introduced in 2014.  All children in KS1 and KS2 are taught English, Mathematics and Science as core subjects.  There are also programmes of study for Art and Design, Computing, Design and Technology, Geography, History, Music and Physical Education (which includes swimming in years 3 and 4).  In KS2 children learn a foreign language.  The Education Reform Art of 1998 states that all pupils should be taught Religious Education as part of a broad and balanced curriculum that promotes the spiritual, moral cultural, mental and physical education of pupils.

 

Caldecott follows the Oxfordshire Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education and this requires pupils to study Christianity and two other religions at both Key Stages.  We encourage all children to take part because our teaching is about religions and not instruction in them.  If however, you do not wish your child to take part in these studies or the daily assembly, which is non-denominational, please discuss your concerns with the Headteachers.

 

Topic Work as follows for KS1 and KS2:

 

Year 1/2

Term

Year 1

Year 2

Term 1

Three Little Pigs

How did London change in 1666?

Term 2

Victorians

Who made that? Let’s find out

Term 3

Space Time

What’s so different about Scandinavia?

Term 4

Dragons

What was life like in America in the past?

Term 5

Ghana

How does your garden grow?

Term 6

Green Fingers (growing)

What can you see by the sea?

 

 

Year 3

Term

 

Term 1

Rock ‘n’ Roll (Stone Age to Iron Age)

Term 2

Lights, Camera, Action

Term 3

Roots and Shoots (The Life of Georgia O’Keefe)

Term 4

Webbed Wonders (Charlotte’s web)

Term 5

Choctastic

Term 6

Dragons and Dynasties

 

Year 4/5

Term

 

Term 1

Fizz, Pop, Bang (properties and changing materials)

Term 2

Rockets, Stars and Black Holes ( Earth and Space)

Term 3

The Mysteries of Greece (Ancient Greece)

Term 4

Survival! (Geography)

Term 5

Carnival Fever (Brazil/Geography)

Term 6

People, Places and Perspectives (Geography)

 

Year 6

Term

 

Term 1

Spitfires and Hurricanes

Term 2

Challenge Caldecott

Term 3

Justice for Jim

Term 4

To Infinity and Beyond

Term 5

Who am I?

Term 6

Moving on Up

 

Class information Leaflets

Class information is available to view or download on each class page.  These leaflets will give you useful information about what your child is learning this year and how you can help.  A really significant way that you can support your child's learning is to read with them at  home at least five times a week.  This only needs to be for ten minutes each time but it really makes the difference.  This includes the older children as well. 

 

Curriculum Maps

These maps detail the content of the curriculum our school follows in each academic year for every subject.  

 

Homework

At Caldecott we support the principle of working with parents/carers for the benefit of the children and therefore we have a homework policy that has been agreed by staff, governors and parents/carers.  Our teachers will provide homework in accordance with this policy.

We recognise that children who are supported and encouraged at home produce better results in school so we will ask all parents/carers to read and share books with their children and support them in all other homework tasks.


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