Curriculum Overview

Art and Design (LKS2)

-Use sketchbooks to collect, record and evaluate ideas
-Improve mastery of techniques such as drawing, painting, sculpture with varied materials
-Evaluate and analyse their own work and that of others
-Learn about great artists, architects & designers such as Kandinsky

Computing (KS1)

-Design and write programs to achieve specific goals, including solving problems
-Use logical reasoning
-Understand computer networks
-Use internet saftey and appropriately
-Collect and present data appropriately


Design and Technology (LKS2) 

-Use research & criteria to develop products which are fit for purpose
-Use annotated sketches and prototypes to explain ideas
-Evaluate existing products and improve their own work
-Use mechanical systems in their own work
-Understand seasonality; prepare & cook mainly savoury dishes

Geography (KS1)

-Locate world's countries, focussing on Europe & Americas focus on key physical & human features
-Investigate our local area
-Use 8 points of compass, symbols & keys
-Describe & understand rivers, volcanoes and earthquakes
-Use fieldwork to observe, measure & record

Modern Languages (LKS2)

Learning Spanish by:
-Listening & engaging
-Asking & answering questions
-Speaking in sentences using familiar vocabulary
-Developing appropriate pronounciation
-Showing understanding of words and phrases
-Appreciating stories, songs, poems and rhymes
-Broadening vocabulary.

Music (LKS2)

-Use voice & intruments with increasing accuracy, control and expression
-Improvise & compose music
-Listen with attention to detail
-Appreciate wide range of live and recorded music
-Begin to develop understanding of history

Physical Education (LKS2)

-Use running, jumping, catching and throwing in isolation and in combination
-Play competitive games, modified as appropriate
-Develop flexibility & control in gym, dance and athletics
-Compare performances to achieve personal bests


Religious Education 

Explore Christianity by learning about:
Parables and their meanings
Explore Judaism by learning about:
Key Beliefs
Explore Islam by Learning about:
Allah & Angels
Muhammad (pbuh)



-Secure decoding of unfamilir words
-Read for a range of purposes
-Retell some stories orally
-Discuss words & phrases that capture the imagination
-Identify themes & conventions
-Retrieve & record information
-Make inferences & justify predictions
-Recognise a variety of forms of poetry
-Identify & summarise ideas


-Correctly spell common homophones
-Increase regularity of handwriting
-Plan writing based on familiar forms
-Orangise writing into paragraphs
-Use simple organisational devices
-Proof-read for spelling & punctuation errors
-Evaluate own and others' writing
-Read own writing aloud


-Use a wider range of conjunctions
-Use perfect tense appropriately 
-Select pronouns and nouns for clarity
-Use & punctuate direct speech
-Use commas after front adverbials

Speaking & Listening

-Articulate & Justify opinions
-Speak audibly in Standard English
-Gain, maintain and monitor interest of listeners



-Know all tables to 12x12
-Secure place value to 1000
-USe negative whole numbers
-Round numbers to nearest 10, 100 or 1000
-Use Roman numeralss to 100
-Column addition & subtraction up to 4 digits
-Mulitply & divide mentally
-Use standard short multiplication

Geometry / Measures

-Compare 2d shapes, including quadrilaterals & triangles
-Find the area by counting squares
-Calculate rectangle perimeters
-Estimate & calculate measures
-Identify acture, obtuse & right angles
-Identify symmetry
-Use first quadrant coordinates
-Introduce simple translations


Fractions & Decimals

-Recognise tenths & hundredths
-Identify equivalent fractions
-Add & subtract fractions with common denominators
-Recognise common equivalents
-Round decimals to whole numbers
-Solve money problems


-Use bar charts, pictograms & line 



Classify living things and their habitats
Digestive system
Teeth of Humans and Animals


States of matter


Sounds as vibtrations
Electricity: simple circuits & conductors


Find out about:
Joseph Swan
Alexander Graham Bell
James Dewer


Learning about key events in History inlcuding:

The Viking and Anglo-Saxon struggle for the Kingdom of England to the time of Edward the Confessor

The Roman Empire and its impact on Britain

A local study of Roman Chester to the Victorian Chester: Development of a city



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