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Curriculum Overview

Leader in Me is based on the idea that every child can be a leader.

It is a philosophy that the school teaches to weave into everyday aspects of school life. It is a model in which pupils learn Stephen Covey’s 7 Habits of Happy Kids.

The 7 habits are: Be Proactive, Begin with the End in Mind, Put First things first, Think Win- Win, Seek First to Understand, Synergise and Sharpen the Saw.

Leader In Me is an integral part of our school culture model - it empowers students with the leadership and life skills they need to thrive in the 21st century.

 

 

Autumn Term

Spring Term

Summer Term

2-3

My Day A1– What’s in the garden? A2

  • UTW (Science) Exploring texture of materials
  • UTW (History): Have a sense of own immediate family and relations
  • UTW (Geography): Explore natural materials
  • EAD (Design and Technology): Building through exploration
  • EAD (Art): Paint exploration
  • PSED (PSHE): Transitioning to Nursery
  • UTW (RE): Christmas songs and rhymes
  • EAD (Music): Nursery rhymes
  • PD (PE): Gross motor and fine motor skills through exploration, learning and play
  • UTW (Computing) :Exploring cause and effect toys

Our Pets SP1 – Farm Animals SP2

  • UTW (Science) To name a variety of different animals
  • UTW (History): Our family and relations
  • UTW (Geography):Explore garden creatures
  • EAD (Design and Technology): Building independent explorers in the classroom
  • EAD (Art): Colour Mixing
  • PSED (PSHE): Emotions
  • UTW (RE): Notices differences between people.
  • EAD (Music): Repetition of key words and phrases in nursery rhymes.
  • PD (PE): Gross motor and fine motor skills through exploration, learning and play
  • UTW (Computing) :
  • To operate on/off toys
  • Making Music SUM1 – Musical Stories SUM 2
  • UTW (Science) To explore how instruments make different sounds.
  • UTW (History): Have a sense of own immediate family and relations
  • UTW (Geography): Exploring what we grow (plants & Vegetables)
  • EAD (Design Technology):
  • Begin to construct within the classroom
  • EAD (Art): Drawing circles and lines
  • PSED (PSHE): Begin to notice similarities and differences
  • UTW (RE): Imitate everyday actions and events from own family background
  • EAD (Music): I can use an instrument to make sounds. I can play it loudly, quietly, fast or slow
  • PD (PE): Children begin to move towards performing a single skill with movement with limited control.
  • Oral Health
  • UTW (Computing) : To operate a toy camera (taking photos)

3-4

Marvellous Me A1 – What’s on Wood Street? A2

  • UTW (Science) Name and label rough and smooth objects
  • UTW (History):  Begin to make sense of own life story and family history
  • UTW (Geography):  Sense of self and belonging
  • EAD (Design and Technology):  Constructing through stacking
  • EAD (Art): Junk Modelling
  • PSED (PSHE): Describe and label emotions
  • UTW (RE): Begin to make sense of their own life story and family’s history.
  • The special people in the Christmas story
  • EAD (Music): Respond to music with movement
  • PD (PE): Children begin to follow instructions, practice safely and work on simple tasks by themselves.
  • Oral Health
  • UTW (Computing) :Exploring how things work

People who help us SP1- Our Garden SP2

  • UTW (Science) SP2:  Growing (Plants)
  • UTW (History):  Label familiar people in the community that help us
  • UTW (Geography): Describe a familiar route
  • EAD (Design and Technology):  Manipulate materials using a range of tools.
  • EAD (Art):Using colours for desired effect
  • PSED (PSHE): Talking about their feelings using words like happy, sad, worried and angry.
  • UTW (RE): Develop positive attitudes about the differences in people.
  • EAD (Music): Remember and sing an entire song, copying the pitch sung by another person
  • PD (PE): Understand and follow simple rules and explore and describe different movements.
  • Oral Health
  • UTW (Computing): Programmable toys

Little Explores SUM 1 – Let’s Pretend SUM 2

  • UTW (Science) SUM1- Talk about the differences between materials and the changes they notice.
  • UTW (History):  To learn about their friends and where their friend’s families are from.
  • UTW (Geography): exploring different types of weather.
  • EAD (Design Technology):
  • Develop and build upon knowledge of how to join different materials together
  • EAD (Art):Drawing lines and enclosed spaces
  • PSED (PSHE): Begin to learn how to resolve their own problems without the need of an adult assisting
  • UTW (RE): To begin to relate emotions to different experiences
  • Be able to express a point of a view
  • EAD (Music): I know that a song has a heartbeat (pulse)
  • PD (PE): Children begin to perform a single skill or movement with some control. Children can perform a small range of skills and link two movements together
  • UTW (Computing): Programmable toys

Year R

We are Superheroes A1 – Celebrations A2

  • UTW (Science): A2 Cooking - Investigating how different states change. Healthy eating/healthy teeth
  • UTW (History) A1:  Talk about members in our immediate family and local community
  • UTW (Geography): Where are we from- family backgrounds?
  • EAD (Design Technology):  To be able to create a free standing structure
  • EAD (Art): To use tools to shape, assemble and join materials.
  • PSED (PSHE):  Being Me in My World and Celebrating Difference
  • UTW (RE):  To have a sense of their own life story and family history.
  • EAD (Music): Listening and responding to different styles of music
  • PD (PE): Following instructions through movements.
  • UTW (Computing): Programmable toys - direction explicit language

Wonderful Walthamstow SP1 – Little Investigators! SP2

  • UTW (Science) SP2:  Children to learn about the natural world around them (seasons).
  • UTW (History): Build an overview of History (Location):
  • Note some similarities between in the past and now – local study
  • UTW (Geography):  Where are we from? Exploring seasons
  • EAD (Design Technology):  To know what tools are and how to use them.
  • EAD (Art): Repeating patterns and transient art
  • PSED (PSHE):  Dreams and Goals and Healthy Me
  • UTW (RE): Understand that some places are special to members of their community.
  • EAD (Music): Everyone, our world
  • PD (PE): Begin to perform a single movement or skill with some control
  • UTW (Computing): Enable children interact with computer systems using different inputs – e.g. by using a mouse, voice, speech or touch

Traditional Tales SUM 1 – Modern Tales SUM 2

  • UTW (Science) SUM 2:  Recognise that some environments are different from the ones in which they live.
  • UTW (History): Make comparisons and contrasts from stories/ figures in the past, drawing on their experiences of what has been read
  • UTW (Geography): Similarities and differences in the natural world around them
  • EAD (Design Technology): To build on existing knowledge to use tools accurately and independently.
  • EAD (Art): Art Exploration
  • PSED (PSHE): Relationships and Changing Me
  • UTW (RE): To compare and contrast characters from stories, including figures from the past.
  • EAD (Music): Reflect, Rewind and Replay - perform and Share
  • PD (PE): Children can perform a single skill or movement with some control. Children can perform a small range of skills and link two movements together.
  • Children can move confidently in different ways.
  • UTW (Computing): Use simple software applications to make something happen

 

 

 

 

Year 1

  • Science -Materials & Earth and Space
  • History: National Historical People-Queen Elizabeth II
  • Geography:  Countries within the United Kingdom
  • Design Technology: Frame Structures
  • Art: Painting & Collage
  • PSHE:  Being Me in My World and Celebrating Difference
  • RE: Christianity: Creation Story and Christmas
  • Music: Hey You! Old-school hip hop.
  • Rhythm in the Way We Walk and Banana Rap
  • How pulse, rhythm and pitch work together.
  • Computing: I Algorithm, I Model & I Draw
  • Spanish: Greetings
  • Numbers 1-10 and colours
  • PE: Personal & Social skills.
  • Personal = Fundamental skills of floor movement patterns and one foot balance skills (Yellow/Green Challenges)
  • Social = Fundamental skills of dynamic balance to agility and static seated balance (Yellow/Green Challenges)
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  • Science – Animals & Humans & Living Things
  • History: National Historical People/Event-Tim Berners Lee
  • Geography:  Cities in the United Kingdom
  • Design Technology: Slider and levers
  • Art: Portraits
  • PSHE: Dreams and Goals and Healthy Me
  • RE: Christianity Jesus as a Friend, Easter 
  • Music: In The Groove
  • How to be in the groove with different styles of music.
  • Round and Round
  • Pulse, rhythm and pitch in different styles of music.
  • Computing: I Compute: I Draw, I Safe, I Program Unit 1, I Write
  • Spanish: Minibeasts and Transports
  • PE: Cognitive skills
  • Creative skills
  • Fundamental skills of coordination - ball skills & counterbalance in pairs (Yellow/Green Challenges)
  • Science -  Evolution & Inheritance, Movement, Forces & Magnets, Plants, Light & Seeing and Sound & Hearing
  • History – Significant places in their own locality-Walthamstow
  • Geography: Australia
  • Design Technology: Food (portable snack)
  • Art: Portraits & Ancient Art
  • PSHE: Relationships and Changing Me
  • RE: Judaism: Shabbat, Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur
  • Music: Your Imagination. Pop
  • Using your imagination
  • Reflect, Rewind & Replay
  • The history of music, look back and consolidate your learning, learn some of the language of music.
  • Computing: I Write, I Data,
  • I Program Unit 2
  • Spanish:
  • Red Riding Hood (body parts)
  • Shapes
  • PE:  Health & Fitness
  • Health & Fitness skills
  • Fundamental skills of agility ball chasing & static floor balance (Yellow/Green Challenges)
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Year 2

  • Science: Light & Seeing, Sound & hearing , Animals & Humans and Evolution & Inheritance
  • History: Key National Events in the past and Historical People: The Great Fire of London
  • Geography: Continents of the World
  • Design Technology:  Wheel & Axel Mechanisms
  • Art: Drawing & painting
  • PSHE: Being Me in My World and Celebrating Difference
  • RE: Christianity: What did Jesus Teach? and Christmas
  • Music: Hands, Feet, Heart
  • South African music
  • Ho Ho Ho
  • Rapping and improvising for Christmas
  • Computing: I Program Unit 1 ,I Search, I Animate
  • Spanish: Greetings
  • Numbers 1-10 and colours
  • PE: Personal & Social skills.
  • Personal = Fundamental skills of floor movement patterns and one foot balance skills (Green/Red Challenges)
  • Social = Fundamental skills of dynamic balance to agility and static seated balance (Green/Red Challenges)
  • Science: Materials, Earth & Space & Movement, Forces & Magnets
  • Key events and people in the past that are significant globally: The Moon landing
  • Geography: Oceans of the World
  • Design Technology: Food (healthy snack)
  • Art:
  • PSHE: Dreams and Goals and Healthy Me
  • RE: Judaism: Passover OR Islam: Prayer at Home, Easter
  • Music: I Wanna Play In a Band
  • Playing together in a band
  • Zootime
  • Reggae and animals
  • Computing: I Compute: I Animate, I Safe, I Pub, I Blog
  • Spanish: Minibeasts and Transports
  • PE: Creative Skills/Cognitive skills
  • Fundamental skills of dynamic balance and static balance from a small base (Green/Red Challenges)
  • Cognitive Skill
  • Fundamental skills of co-ordination - ball skills & counter balance in pairs (Green/Red Challenges)
  • Science: Plants &  Living things
  • History: Key people in the past that are significant globally: 
  • Martin Luther King
  • Geography: Climate & Weather
  • Design Technology: Textiles & Joining
  • Art: Landscapes
  • PSHE: Relationships and Changing Me
  • RE: Judaism: The Covenant or Islam: Community and Belonging, Judaism: Rites of Passage and good works OR Islam: Hajj
  • Music: Friendship Song
  • A song about being friends
  • Reflect, Rewind & Replay
  • The history of music, look back and consolidate your learning learn some of the language of music
  • Computing: I Blog, I Do Mail, I Program Unit 2
  • Spanish: Spanish:
  • Red Riding Hood (body parts)
  • Shapes
  • PE: Physical Skills
  • Fundamental skills of coordination with equipment and agility - reaction/response (Green/Red Challenges)
  • Health & Fitness skills
  • Fundamental skills of agility ball chasing & static floor balance  (Green/Red Challenges)

 

 

 

Year 3

  • Science: Plants & Animals and Humans
  • History: Changes in Britain from the Stone Age to Bronze Age. 
  • Geography: Europe
  • Design Technology: Paper Circuits
  • Art: Abstract Art
  • PSHE:  Being Me in My World and Celebrating Difference
  • RE: Hinduism: Diwali or Sikhism: The Amrit Ceremony   and the Khalsa and Christmas
  • Music: Let Your Spirit Fly
  • RnB and other styles
  • Glockenspiel Stage 1
  • Exploring & developing playing skills
  • Computing: I Program, I Simulate, I Network
  • Spanish: Language Angels
  • I am learning Spanish 
  • Animals
  • PE: Personal & Social  skills
  • Fundamental skills of floor movement patterns and one foot balance skills(Red/Blue Challenges)
  • Fundamental skills of dynamic balance to agility and static seated balance (Red/Blue Challenges)
  • Science: Electrical Circuits, Movements, Forces & Magnets & Living Things
  • History: Iron Age & The Romans
  • Geography: Landscapes: weathering, rivers and mountains
  • Design Technology: Shell Structures
  • Art: Abstract Art
  • PSHE:  Relationships and Changing Me
  • RE: Hinduism: Beliefs of Sikhism: Sharing and the Community and Hinduism: Pilgrimage to the River Ganges or Sikhism: Prayer and Worship
  • Music: Three Little Birds
  • Reggae and animals
  • The Dragon Song
  • Music from around the world, celebrating our differences and being kind to one another
  • Computing: I Network, I Safe, I Data, I Connect
  • Spanish: Language Angels
  • Musical instruments
  • Under the sea
  • PE: Cognitive Skills
  • Fundamental Skills of dynamic balance and static balance small base: (Red/Blue Challenges)
  • Creative Skills
  • Fundamental skills of co-ordination - ball skills & counter-balance in pairs (Red/Blue Challenges)
  • Science: Materials, Sound & Hearing and Light & Seeing
  • History: Significant places in their own locality: London
  • Geography:  The Water Cycle and Climate Change
  • Design Technology: Food (vegetable soup)
  • Art: Myths, Legends & Space
  • PSHE: Dreams and Goals and Healthy Me
  • RE: Christianity: Jesus’ miracles, Easter
  • Music Bringing Us Together
  • Disco
  • Disco, friendship, hope and unity
  • Reflect, Rewind & Replay
  • Music: The history of music, look back and consolidate your learning,  learn some of the language of music
  • Computing: I Connect, I Podcast, I Do We Do
  • Spanish: Language Angels
  • Fruit (likes and dislikes)
  • I can (action verbs)
  • PE:  Applying Physical Skills
  • Fundamental skills of coordination with equipment and agility - reaction/response (Green/Red Challenges)
  • Health & Fitness skills
  • Fundamental skills of agility ball chasing & static floor balance  (Green/Red Challenges)

 

 

 

 

Year 4

  • Science: Materials & Plants
  • History: Ancient Egypt
  • Geography: Erosion & Deposition
  • Design Technology: Food (dips)
  • Art: Art Deco
  • PSHE:  Relationships and Changing Me
  • RE: Judaism: Rites of Passage and good works or Buddhism: The 8-fold path, Prayer and Christianity: Worship
  • Music: Mamma Mia
  • ABBA’s music
  • Glockenspiel Stage 2
  • Exploring and developing playing skills using the glockenspiel
  • Computing: I Program Unit 1, I Data, I Animate
  • Spanish: Language Angels
  • Presenting myself (feeling, name and age)
  • Family
  • PE: Personal & Social  skills
  • Fundamental skills of floor movement patterns and one foot balance skills(Blue/Pink Challenges)
  • Fundamental skills of dynamic balance to agility and static seated balance (Blue/Pink Challenges)
  • Science: Light & Seeing, Sound & Hearing and Electrical Circuits
  • History: Anglo Saxons
  • Geography: Transportation
  • Design Technology: App Control
  • Art: Art Deco
  • PSHE:  Dreams and Goals and Healthy Me
  • RE: Judaism: Passover and Easter
  • Music: Stop!
  • Writing lyrics linked to a theme
  • Lean On Me
  • Soul/Gospel music and helping one another
  • Computing: I Safe, I Mail, I Program Unit 2
  • Spanish: Language Angels
  • In the classroom ( I have got/ I haven’t got)
  • Do You Have A Pet?
  • PE: Gymnastic Skills/Cognitive Skills
  • Fundamental Skills of dynamic balance and static balance small base: (Blue/Pink Challenges)
  • Creative Skills
  • Fundamental skills of co-ordination - ball skills & counterbalance in pairs (Blue/Pink Challenges)
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  • Science: Movement, Forces & Magnets,  Living things & Animals and humans
  • History: Vikings
  • Geography:  International Trade
  • Design Technology: Linked Levers
  • Art: Animals & Symbolism
  • PSHE:  Being Me in My World and Celebrating Difference and Life Skills
  • RE: Judaism: Beliefs and Practices or Buddhism: Buddha’s Teachings, Christmas
  • Music: Blackbird
  • The Beatles/Pop
  • The Beatles, equality and civil rights
  • Reflect, Rewind & Replay
  • The history of music, look back and consolidate your learning, learn some of the language of music
  • Computing: I Program unit 2, I Algorithm, I Do We D
  • Spanish: Language Angels
  • Home ( there is/ there are)
  • Vegetables ( I would like)
  • PE: Athletics and Tennis skills
  • Health and Fitness skills
  • Fundamental skills of agility ball chasing and static floor balance work (Blue/Pink Challenges)
  •  Applying Physical Skills
  • Fundamental skills of coordination with equipment and agility - reaction/response (Green/Red Challenges)

 

 

 

Year 5

  • Science: Movement, Forces & Magnets and Materials
  • History: Tudors
  • Geography: North America   
  • Design Technology:  Arch Structures
  • Art: Futurism & Cultural Tradition
  • PSHE: Being Me in My World and Celebrating Differences
  • Computing: I Program Unit 1, I Draw
  • Spanish: Language Angels
  • Presenting myself( feeling, name, age, nationality)
  • Date ( months of the year, birthday)
  • RE: Sikhism: Belief into action or Hinduism: Prayer and Worship, Christmas
  • Music: Livin’ On a Prayer
  • Rock Anthems
  • Classroom Jazz 1
  • Bossa Nova and Swing
  • Jazz and Improvisation
  • PE: Personal and social skills
  • Science: Living things, Evolution & Inheritance & Animals and Humans
  • History: Victorians
  • Geography: Volcanos and Earthquakes
  • Design Technology: Food (bread)
  • Art:  Surrealism & Cultural Tradition
  • PSHE: Dreams and Goals and Healthy Me
  • RE: Sikhism: Beliefs and moral values or Hindu Values, Easter
  • Music: Make You Feel My Love
  • Pop Ballads
  • The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
  • Old School Hip-Hop
  • Computing: I Safe, I Crypto, I Web
  • Spanish: Language Angels
  • Weather
  • Clothes
  • PE: Gymnastics and Basketball
  • Science: Earth and space, Electrical Circuits, Light & Seeing and Sound & Hearing
  • History: Mayan Civilization
  • Geography: Biomes and Climate Zones
  • Design Technology: Cams
  • Art: Surrealism
  • PSHE:  Relationships and Changing Me
  • RE:  Sikhism: Prayer and worship or Hinduism: Beliefs and moral values, Christian beliefs and Practices
  • Music: Dancing’ in the Street
  • Mo town
  • Reflect, Rewind & Replay
  • The history of music, look back and consolidate your learning, learn some of the language of music
  • Computing: I Web, I Program Unit 2, I Model
  • Spanish: Language Angels
  • Planets
  • At the cafe
  • PE: Athletics and Rounders

 

 

Year 6

  • Science: Light & Seeing, Sound & Hearing and Materials
  • History: Ancient Greece
  • Geography: Using Maps
  • Design Technology: Pulleys & Gears
  • Art: Art & Fashion & Pop Art
  • PSHE: Celebrating Differences
  • RE: Islam: Beliefs and Practices, Christianity-Christmas
  • Music: Happy
  • Being happy!
  • Classroom Jazz 2 Bacharach and Blues
  • Jazz, improvisation and composition
  • Computing: I Program unit 1, I Network, I Safe
  • Spanish: Language Angels
  • Me in the world
  • The Olympics ( sports)
  • PE: Creative and social skills
  • Science: Movement, Forces & Magnets, Evolution and inheritance & Animals and humans
  • History: World War II
  • Geography: South America   
  • Design Technology: Textiles (joining fabric)
  • Art: Art & Fashion, Pop Art & Art & Religion
  • PSHE: Dreams and Goals and Healthy Me
  • RE: Christianity: Belief and Meaning , Easter
  • Music A New Year Carol
  • Classical or Urban
  • Gospel
  • Benjamin Britten’s music and cover versions
  • You’ve Got a Friend
  • The music of Carole King
  • Computing: I Compute: I Safe, I Data
  • Spanish: Language Angels
  • The regular verbs
  • At school
  • PE: Gymnastics and Tennis
  • Science: Earth & Space, Light & Seeing, Sound & Hearing, Living Things and Electrical Circuits
  • History: Islamic Civilization
  • Geography: Ocean Currents
  • Design Technology: Food (bolognaise)
  • Art: Expressionism & Art and Religion
  • PSHE:  Relationships and Changing Me
  • RE: Islam: Beliefs and Moral Values
  • Music: Music and Me
  • Create your own music inspired by your identity and women in the music industry
  • Reflect, Rewind and Replay
  • Computing: I Compute: I App, I Program Unit 2, I Model
  • Spanish: Language Angels
  • At weekend
  • Healthy lifestyle
  • PE: Athletics and Cricket