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Our curriculum


  • Type: Rhyme and Rap
  • Text: The Sea – James Reeves
  • Focus: Performance poetry

  • Type: Explanation text
  • Text: How the digestive system works.  
  • Focus: Facts, Headings and Sub-headings


  • Decimals
  • Money
  • Length 


Burps, Bottoms and Bile
The children will be learning all about the workings of the human body. We would like to visit the Thackeray Museum.

In Science, the National Curriculum objectives that will be covered are:  
  • Describe the simple functions of the basic parts of the digestive system in humans 
  • Identify the different types of teeth in humans and their simple functions 
  • Make decisions about asking relevant questions and using different types of scientific enquiries to answer them through the use of a fair test
  • Making systematic and careful observations 
  • Gathering, recording, classifying and presenting data in a variety of ways to help in answering questions 
  • Recording findings using simple scientific language, drawings, labelled diagrams, keys, bar charts, and tables 
  • Reporting on findings from enquiries, including oral and written explanations, displays or presentations of results and conclusions 
  • Using results to draw simple conclusions, make predictions for new values, suggest improvements and raise further questions
  • Using straightforward scientific evidence to answer questions or to support their findings. 
  • Use and begin to create simple keys.

In Computing, the National Curriculum objectives that will be covered are:  
  • Design and write programs that accomplish specific goals
  • Select, use and combine a variety of software (including internet services) on a range of digital devices to design and create a range of programs, systems and content that accomplish given goals, including collecting, analysing, evaluating and presenting data and information. 

In DT, the National Curriculum objectives that will be covered are:  
  • Understand healthy meal choices. (Research and design)
  • Make a healthy meal select from and use a wider range of tools and equipment to perform practical tasks [for example, cutting, shaping, joining and finishing], accurately 
  • Select from and use a wider range of materials and components, including construction materials, textiles and ingredients, according to their functional properties and aesthetic qualities 
  • Collect information from a number of different sources and use this information to inform design ideas in words, labelled sketches, diagrams and models, keeping in mind fitness for purpose and the end user.
  • Evaluate their ideas and products against their own design criteria and consider the views of others to improve their work. 

In Art, the National Curriculum objectives that will be covered are:
  • To improve their mastery of art and design techniques, including drawing, painting and sculpture with a range of materials [for example, pencil, charcoal, paint, clay]. The focus is on shading and tone. 

In Music, the National Curriculum objectives that will be covered are:  
  • Play and perform in solo and ensemble contexts, using their voices 
  • Listen with attention to detail and recall sounds with increasing aural memory 

In Spanish, the National Curriculum objectives that will be covered are:  
  • Listen attentively to spoken language and show understanding by joining in and responding 
  • Develop accurate pronunciation and intonation so that others understand when they are reading aloud or using familiar words and phrases* 
  • Broaden their vocabulary and develop their ability to understand new words that are introduced into familiar written material, including through using a dictionary 
  • Using the topics: greetings and parts of the body. 


In RE, the children will be looking at the Bible and the story of Daniel and the Lion’s Den. 


In PSHE, the children will:
  • Recognise how different friendship groups are formed, how I fit into them and the friends 
  • Recognise the changing dynamics between people in different groups, see who takes on which role, e.g. leader, follower, and understand the roles I take on in different situations
  • Understand the facts about smoking and its effects on health, and also some of the reasons some people start to 
  • Understand the facts about alcohol and its effects on health, particularly the liver, and also some of the reasons some people drink alcohol 
  • Recognise when people are putting me under pressure and can explain ways to resist this when I want 
  • Know myself well enough to have a clear picture of what I believe is right and wrong


Dance - the children will perform dances using a range of movement patterns.