Curriculum

ROSEDALE ABBEY COMMUNITY PRIMARY SCHOOL

At Rosedale Abbey Community Primary School our aim is to provide a high quality, innovative and exciting approach to learning. The wider curriculum is topic based which uses exciting, stimulating and locally relevant themes to engage children in their own learning. We endeavour to reach beyond the classroom walls and the school gates and use the local resources to enhance and enrich the children’s learning.

One of our teaching staff is a Level 3 Forest School Leader and she actively promotes and leads our outdoor play and learning. By participating in engaging, motivating and achievable tasks and activities in an outdoor environment each child has an opportunity to develop intrinsic motivation, sound emotional and social skills. These, through self-awareness can be developed to reach personal potential.

Our Forest School programmes run throughout the year, for about 36 weeks, being outdoors in all weathers (except for high winds!). Our children use full sized tools, play, learn boundaries of behaviour; both physical and social, establish and grow in confidence, self-esteem and become self-motivated.

Our outdoor learning aims to develop:

  • Self Awareness
  • Self Regulation
  • Intrinsic motivation
  • Empathy
  • Good social communication skills
  • Independence
  • A positive mental attitude, self-esteem and confidence
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CLASS 1 CURRICULUM – 2017 – 2018

The curriculum in Class 1 (Nursery, Reception and Year 1) is delivered through the following topics:

Autumn Term

Spring Term

Summer Term

Marvellous Me!

 

Up, Up and Away!

 

Land Before Time!

On the Land

Growing Things

Wheels

 

In the Wilds!

 

 

Nursery and Reception:

Children in Nursery and Reception are provided with a stimulating learning environment which encourages learning through play – a fundamental part of early learning. The school uses the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum to plan learning opportunities in the following areas:

 

 Playing and exploring – engagement

·          Finding out and exploring

·          Playing with what they know

·          Being willing to ‘have a go’

 

Active learning – motivation

·        Being involved and concentrating

·        Keeping trying

·        Enjoying achieving what they set out to do

 

Creating and thinking critically – thinking

·        Having their own ideas

·        Making links

·        Choosing ways to do things

 

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

·     Making relationships

·     Self-confidence and self-awareness

·     Managing feelings and behaviour

 

Physical Development

·        Moving and handling

·        Health and self-care

 

Communication and Language

·        Listening and attention

·        Understanding

·        Speaking

 

Literacy

·     Reading

·     Writing

 

Mathematics

·     Numbers

·     Shape, space and measure

 

Understanding of the world

·        People and communities

·        The world

·        Technology

 

Expressive Arts and Design

·        Exploring and using media and materials

·        Being imaginative

 

Year 1:

The children in Year 1 are taught the processes and matter of the statutory National Curriculum through the Class topics.

English:

Please click on the icon to download a copy of the Y1 Mathematics Curriculum

 

Please click on the icon to download a copy of the Y1 Reading Curriculum

 

 Please click on the icon to download a copy of the Y1 Writing Curriculum

 

Mathematics:

Please click on the icon to download a copy of the Y1 Mathematics Curriculum

 

Taught skills in Mathematics and English are applied across the curriculum through our topics.

 

Autumn Term:

 

Marvellous Me!

Up, Up and Away!

 

 

Science

 

The Human Body

Pupils will be taught to:

·         Draw and label the basic parts of the human body

·         Say which part of the body is associated with each sense

 

 

Art & Design

 

Paint and draw self-portraits

Pupils will be taught:

·         To use a range of materials creatively to design and make products

·         To use drawing and painting to develop and share their ideas, experiences and imagination

·         To develop a wide range of art and design techniques in using colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, form and space

 

Create ‘Flying Machine’ sculptures

Pupils will be taught:

·         To use a range of materials creatively to design and make products

·         To use sculpture to develop and share their ideas, experiences and imagination

·         To develop a wide range of art and design techniques in using colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, form and space

·         About the work of ????

 

 

Computing

 

Word processing

Pupils will be taught:

·         To use letters, basic punctuation, spacebar and enter key to type words and sentences quickly

·         To use backspace to make corrections

·         To use shift key for punctuation

Graphs

Pupils will be taught:

·         To sort items into sets

·         To draw a simple graph, e.g. pictogram / block graph

·         To explain what the graph shows

 

 

D & T

Box Houses

Pupils will be taught:

·         To design purposeful, functional, appealing products for themselves and other users based on design criteria

·         To generate, develop, model and communicate their ideas through talking, drawing, templates, mock-ups and, where appropriate, information and communication technology

·         To select from and use a range of tools and equipment to perform practical tasks

·         Explore and evaluate a range of existing products

·         To build structures, exploring how they can be made stronger, stiffer and more stable

Healthy Diet

Pupils will be taught:

·         To use the basic principles of a healthy and varied diet to prepare dishes

Christmas Cards

Pupils will be taught:

·         To design purposeful, functional, appealing products for themselves and other users based on design criteria

·         To generate, develop, model and communicate their ideas through talking, drawing, templates, mock-ups and, where appropriate, information and communication technology

·         To select from and use a range of tools and equipment to perform practical tasks

·         To explore and evaluate a range of existing products

·         To explore and use mechanisms – levers and sliders

 

 

Geography

Where in the World are we?

·         To name and locate the world’s seven continents and five oceans

·         To name, locate and identify characteristics of the four countries and capital cities of the United Kingdom and its surrounding seas

·         To use world maps, atlases and globes to identify the United Kingdom and its countries, as well as the countries, continents and oceans studied at this key stage

 

 

History

Changes in my living memory (Chronology of my life, my parents life and my Grandparents life)

Pupils will be taught:

·         To develop an awareness of the past, using common words and phrases relating to the passing of time.

·         About changes within living memory

First aeroplane flight/ The Moon Landing

Pupils will be taught:

·         About events beyond living memory that are significant nationally or globally –  the first aeroplane flight / Moon landing

·         About the lives of significant individuals in the past who have contributed to national and international achievements – Neil Armstrong

 

 

Music

Music Express – Ourselves

Music Express – Number

Music Express – Animals

 

 

PE

 

Pupils will be taught:

Outdoor and Adventurous Activities

·         To meet physical challenges to solve tasks

·         Choose  and apply strategies to  solve Tasks

·         To  cooperate with others to achieve a joint purpose

·         To be aware of  safety  for  themselves and  others

Dance

·         Expression Through Movement

·         Awareness of space, themselves, others and control and agility

Pupils will be taught:

Gymnastics

·         To move in a space  with  confidence and  control.

·         Awareness  of  safety

·         Appreciation  of  what  looks and  feels  good

Ball skills

·         Agility

·         Awareness of others

·         Control and accuracy

·         Aiming

·         Scoring

 

R.E.

NYCC RE AGREED SYLLABUS

Unit 1:1 Who celebrates what and why?

 

PSHCE

Me and My Relationships

·         I know that there are different types of relationships – family, friends and others (this includes same sex families)

·         I know that family and friends should care for each other I know the names for the main body parts (including external genitalia) and why it is important to keep them private I understand what is meant by ‘privacy’; my right to keep things ‘private’ and the importance of respecting others’ privacy

·         I can name people who look after me, my networks and who to go to if I am worried and how to attract their attention

·         I can recognise there are different types of teasing

·         I can play and work cooperatively

·         I can listen to other people

·         I can share appropriately

·         I can recognise that my behaviour affects others

·         I know the difference between right and wrong, fair and unfair and kind and unkind I know about change and loss and the associated feelings (including moving home, losing toys, pets or friends)

·         I know how to be nice to people both on and off line

Keeping myself safe

·         I know the role of medicines in promoting health, the reasons why people use them and the school rules on medicines

·         I know that some substances can help or harm the body including household substances like dishwasher tablets

·         I recognise the need for safety rules –road, fire, water, rail, farm, school environment, playground, online and home

·         I can name an adult in school who can help me and I know there are people and services who can help us

·         I know I have a responsibility to keep myself and others safe, when to say, ‘yes’, ‘no’, ‘I’ll ask’ and ‘I’ll tell’ including knowing that they do not need to keep secrets

·         I know that people you don’t know are strangers and this applies online as well as well as off line

·         I know that when people I don’t know ask me for private information I don’t share it online or in person

·         I understand that some websites, games and social media sites may not be age-appropriate and I know what to do if I find something inappropriate online

         

Spring Term:

 

Land Before Time!

On the Land

 

Science

 

Everyday Materials

Pupils will be taught:

·         To name animals that are carnivores, herbivores and omnivores

·         To say what material an object is made from

·         To name a variety of everyday materials

·         To describe simple properties of materials

·         To compare and group together materials

Animals

Pupils will be taught:

·         To name animals that are carnivores, herbivores and omnivores

·         To identify and name common animals including fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals

·         To describe the structure of common animals

 

Art & Design

 

Pattern and camouflage

Pupils will be taught:

·         To use painting to develop and share their ideas, experiences and imagination

·         To develop a wide range of art and design techniques in using colour, pattern and texture

 

Hockney – Going up Garrowby Hill/Eddie Mallon/Ian Mitchell

Pupils will be taught:

To use a range of materials creatively to design and make products

To use drawing, painting, collage and felting  to develop and share their ideas, experiences and imagination

To develop a wide range of art and design techniques in using colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, form and space

About the work of a range of artists, craft makers and designers, describing the differences and similarities between different practices and disciplines, and making links to their own work.

 

Computing

 

Research

Pupils will be taught

To read words, look at pictures and watch videos on a website

To explore a website using hyperlinks

Creating images

Pupils will be taught:

To paint with different colours

To paint neatly using undo or eraser tool to correct mistakes

To change the brush size or style for effect

Photography

To use a digital still camera to take a picture

 

D & T

 

Pupils will be taught to understand where food comes from.

 

Geography

 

Maps

Pupils will be taught:

·         To use aerial photographs and plan perspectives to recognise landmarks and basic human and physical features

·         To use simple compass directions (North, South, East and West) and locational and directional language [for example, near and far; left and right], to describe the location of features and routes on a map

·         To devise a simple map

·         To use and construct basic symbols in a key

·         To simple fieldwork and observational skills to study the geography of their school and its grounds and the key human and physical features of its surrounding environment.

 

       

 

 

 

Music

Music Express – Weather

Music Express – Machines

Music Express – Seasons

Music Express – Our School

Music Express – Pattern

Music Express – Storytime

 

 

PE

 

Gymnastics

Pupils will be taught:

·         To move  in  space   with  confidence and  control

·         An awareness  of  safety

·         An appreciation  of  what  looks and  feels  good

 

 

Ball skills – striking and fielding

Pupils will be taught:

·         Control and  accuracy

·         An awareness of space, themselves, others

·         An understanding of:

·         Best  place  to  be  to  stop a ball

·         Positioning  the  body  when  taking  aim

Dance

Pupils will be taught:

·         Expression through movement

An awareness of:

·         Space

·         Themselves

·         Others

·         Control  

·         Agility

 

R.E.

NYCC RE AGREED SYLLABUS

Unit 1:2 Questions that Puzzle us

NYCC RE AGREED SYLLABUS

Unit 1:3 Special stories for Christians and Muslims

 

PSHCE

My Healthy Lifestyle

·         I know the importance of personal hygiene- regular washing, bathing, showering, and cleaning my teeth

·         I know how to keep my body healthy through being active, healthy eating, getting enough rest, dental health and looking after my emotional wellbeing

·         I can recognise what I like and dislike, how to make real, informed choices that Improves my physical and emotional health and to recognise that choices can have good and not so good consequences

·         I am able to wash my hands properly I can recognise and name my feelings and those of others

·         I know what makes me happy

 

Me and my future

·         I can recognise the coins and notes we use

·         I can choose the correct value of coins and calculate change

·         I know that we have to pay for what we buy

·         I know how to keep money safe

·         I know that I don’t have to spend my money but can save it to use later

·         I can set myself simple goals

·         I can identify positive things about myself and recognise and celebrate my strengths and say what I enjoy about school and things I do outside of school

·         I can describe the work that people do in my family, my school and where I live.

         

 

 

 

 

 

Summer Term:

 

Growing Things

Wheels (Tour de Yorkshire)

3 weeks

The Wilds

 

Science

 

Plants

Pupils will be taught:

To can label the features of a tree.

To point out and look at different plants and trees.

To name common autumn trees, plants and flowers

To name common trees, plants and flowers.

To label the parts of a plant.

To say which part of a plant we eat.

To know the difference between evergreen and deciduous trees/plants.

To group plants/ trees

To observe a plant closely and notice any difference in plants

To look closely at the stalk and investigate what it is used for.

 

 

 

Art & Design

 

 

Wheel Weaving/ Wheel Mobiles

Pupils will be taught:

·         to use a range of materials creatively to design and make products

·         to use sculpture to develop and share their ideas, experiences and imagination

·         to develop a wide range of art and design techniques in using colour, pattern and texture

 

 

Computing

 

Audio

Pupils will be taught:

·         To record an audio recording

To play back an audio recording

Programming

Pupils will be taught:

·         To move a programmable toy in different directions (Forward, Backward, Left, Right)

·         To combine commands to follow a route (e.g. make the programmable device move in a square/ rectangle)

·         To explain what an algorithm is

·         To describe and write algorithms to complete specific tasks (e.g. make the programmable device move in a square/ rectangle)

 

D & T

Chocolate

Pupils will be taught to understand where food comes from.

Spinning Pictures

Pupils will be taught:

·         To explore and use mechanisms – wheels and axles – in their products.

Chocolate

Pupils will be taught to understand where food comes from.

 

Geography

Chocolate

Pupils will be taught

·         To name and locate the world’s seven continents and five oceans

·         To locate  hot and cold areas of the world in relation to the Equator and the North and South Poles

To use world maps, atlases and globes to identify South America and its countries.

 

Chocolate

Pupils will be taught

·         To name and locate the world’s seven continents and five oceans

·         To locate  hot and cold areas of the world in relation to the Equator and the North and South Poles

·         To use world maps, atlases and globes to identify South America and its countries.

 

History

Mary Anning

Pupils will be taught:

·         About the lives of significant individuals in the past who have contributed to national and international achievements.

 

Christopher Columbus/ Scott of the Antarctic

Pupils will be taught:

·         About the lives of significant individuals in the past who have contributed to national and international achievements.

 

Music

Music Express – Our Bodies

Music Express – Travel

Music Express – Water

 

PE

 

Athletics

Pupils will be taught:

Control  & agility in:

·         Throwing

·         Running

·         Jumping

Understanding:

·         Personal  Best, improving  performance 

Ball Skills – invasion Games

Pupils will be taught:

Control and   Accuracy

Awareness of :

·         Space

·         Themselves

·         Others

Understanding the terms teammate  and opponent

 

Athletics

Pupils will be taught:

Control  & agility in:

·         Throwing

·         Running

·         Jumping

Understanding:

·         Personal  Best, improving  performance 

Outdoor Adventurous Activities – Orienteering

Pupils will be taught:

·         To explore  the  school  and surrounds

·         To follow  simple  routes  and  trails 

·         To  interpret  a simple  Plan (map)

·         To co-operate  with  others

 

 

 

 

R.E.

NYCC RE AGREED SYLLABUS

Unit 1:4 How do we show we care?

 

 

 

 

PSHCE

Becoming an active citizen

·         I can express a simple opinion, agreement and disagreement

·         I can ask questions and listen to the answers

·         I play a full part in the life of my classroom

·         I can agree and follow rules for my group and classroom

·         I understand the role of the school council and I am able to vote for the members

Moving on

·         I can identify positive achievements during my time in Year 1

·         I can identify my strengths, areas for improvement and set myself some goals for Year 2

·         I can explain what I am worried about and what I am looking forward to in Year 2

·         I know what to expect when I start Year 2

·         I know some of the reasons why change can feel uncomfortable

·         I know some of the ways of dealing with the feelings that sometimes arise from changes

                 

 

CLASS 2 CURRICULUM – 2014 – 2018

The children in Years 2 – 6 are taught the processes and matter of the statutory National Curriculum through the following history or geography based topics:

 

Year 1

2014/2015

 

Year 2

2015/2016

Year 3

2016/2017

Year 4

2017/2018

 

Autumn Term

 

The Chocolate Story

 

The Mythical World

 

I was there..

 

Junior Archaeologists

 

Spring Term

 

 

Rainforest

 

Water, Water Everywhere

 

 

 

 

Warrior Queen

 

Summer Term

 

 

The Time Traveller

 

Rock of Ages

 

Norse Raiders

 

Rosedale – Land of Iron

 

Mathematics, English, Computing, PE, PSHE and French are taught as discrete lessons each week and focus on the chronological age and individual developmental needs of each child. Opportunity is then provided for children to apply these taught skills across the curriculum.

Year 4 (2017/2018)

 

Autumn Term – Junior Archaeologists

Spring Term – Warrior Queen

Summer Term – Rosedale Land of Iron

 

Science

 

Science National Curriculum:

Y3 – Light/ Forces and magnets

Y4 – Sound/ Electricity

Y5 – Earth and Space/ Forces

Y6 – Light/ Electricity

Science National Curriculum:

Y3 – Plants/ Animals including Humans

Y4 – Living things and their habitats/ Animals including humans

Y5 – Living things and their habitats/ Animals including humans

Y6 – Living things and their habitats/ Animals including humans

Science National Curriculum:

Y3 – Rocks

Y4 – States of Matter

Y5 – Properties and changes of materials

Y6 – Evolution and inheritance/ Classification and adaptation

 

 

Art & Design

 

Chalk pictures

Pupils will be taught to improve their mastery of art and design techniques using chalk.

 

 

Hockney/Eddie Mallon/Ian Mitchell

Pupils will be taught to improve their mastery of art and design techniques using paint, oil, ink and printing.

 

 

D & T

Making a Shaduf

Pupils will be taught to:

·         develop their understanding of how to strengthen, stiffen and reinforce more complex structures

·         understand and use levers and linkages in their products

 

Making Chariots

Pupils will be taught to:

·         understand and use cams in their products

 

Making an inclined tramway

Pupils will be taught to:

·         understand and use pulleys, gears, counter-weight and pistons in their products

 

 

Geography

 

 

 

 

History

Ancient Egypt

Pupils will be taught about the achievements of the earliest civilizations –Ancient Egypt.

The Romans

Pupils will be taught about the Roman Empire and its impact on Britain and British resistance led by Boudicca.

 

Local History

Pupils will be taught the about the significance of iron ore mining in the locality.