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'Contexts for Learning' - 2017-18

Curriculum

Drawing upon their Long Term Planning, and taking careful note of the knowledge and skills to be taught, our teachers create exciting and engaging 'themes', each of which brings together several subject strands. Balance is achieved across the year by having a carefully planned mix of contexts - for example a topic which is mainly based upon a historical theme (but encompassing several subject areas) may be followed by one which is 'led' by (for example) an aspect of science, technology or geography, and so on.

Each theme or topic has a 'hook' - an exciting start to really motivate, engage and challenge the children - and where possible we will include a visit and/or visitor at an appropriate point in the topic. Opportunities for outdoor learning, the international dimension, and SMSC are incorporated where appropriate.  

The topics below are for the 2017-18 school year. This page will be updated when the 2018-19 school year gets underway.

EYFS Year 1 - VS Year 1 - KB Year 2 - NS Year 2 - SD
Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 - KM/NB Year 5 - LM Year 6

Early Years 

Autumn 1: Marvellous Me
Autumn 1: Bears
Autumn 2: Join the Celebration 
Spring 1: Jurassic World
Spring 2 Nursery: Fur and Feathered Friends
Spring 2 Reception: Polar Explorers
Summer 1: Ahoy Me Hearties!
Summer 2: Woodland Wonders

Year 1 VS

Autumn 1: To Infinity and Beyond
Autumn 2: The Jolly Postman
Spring 1: Bright Lights, Big City!
Spring 2: Paws, Claws and Whiskers
Summer 1: A Journey through Time
Summer 2: With a Splish and a Splash!

Year 1 KB

Autumn 1: To infinity and Beyond
Autumn 2: Once Upon a Bicycle
Spring 1: What's in the Egg?
Spring 2: Into the Woods
Summer 1: From Farm to Fork
Summer 2: A Pirate's Life for Me!

Year 2 NS

Autumn 1: Time Travellers
Autumn 2: Oliver Jeffers
Spring 1: Sunderland to Safari!
Spring 2: Once upon a Twisted Tale!
Summer: Coast to Coast

Year 2 SD

Autumn 1: Time Travellers
Autumn 2: Oliver Jeffers
Spring 1: Sunderland to Safari
Spring 2: Once upon a Twisted Tale!
Summer: Coast to Coast

Year 3

Autumn: I'm Not Afraid of the Dark!
Spring 1: The Tin Forest
Spring 2: Food, Glorious Food!
Summer 1: Growing Wild
Summer 2: Ruthless Romans

Year 4

Autumn 1: Awesome Adventurers!
Autumn 2: Settling Saxons and Vicious Vikings
Spring 1: Remarkable Robots!
Spring 2: A World of Wonder
Summer 1: Radiant Rainforests
Summer 2: Choices and Changes

Year 5 KM/NB

Autumn 1: Out of this World
Autumn 2: Never Ignore a Possible
Spring 1: Groovy Greeks!
Spring 2: Amazing Americas!
Summer 1: Raging Rivers
Summer 2: Mighty Mayans!

Year 5 LM

Autumn 1: Out of this World
Autumn 2: Never Ignore a Possible
Spring 1: Groovy Greeks!
Spring 2: Amazing Americas!
Summer 1: Raging Rivers
Summer 2: Mighty Mayans!

Year 6

Autumn 1: Keep Calm and Carry On
Autumn 2: Any Dream Will Do
Spring: Adventures with Kensuke
Summer 2: Follow the Yellow Brick Road