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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

Once Upon a Time

  • Science – Seasons, Materials & Earth and Space
  • History: National Historic People:  Elizabeth I, Elizabeth II and Queen Victoria.
  • Geography:  Countries within the United Kingdom
  • Design Technology:  Free Standing structure: a chair for Goldilocks
  • Art: Drawing and Colouring Skills and Weaving
  • PSHE:  Being Me in My World and Celebrating Difference
  • RE: Christianity: Creation Story and Christmas
  • Computing: I Safe
  • 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)

Are We There Yet?

  • Science – Animals & Humans
  • History: The Invention of the Steam Engine & George Stephenson; The Invention of The Great Western Railway & Isambard Brunel; The Invention of the Lighthouse & Grace Darling
  • Geography:  Cities in the United Kingdom
  • Design Technology: Slider and levers: Mode of Transport
  • Art: Artist Study: Vincent Van Gogh
  • Creating a destination using ‘Journey’ by Aaron Becker in the style of Van Gogh.
  • Drawing Development in foundation subjects: Vehicles
  • PSHE: Dreams and Goals and Healthy Me
  • RE: Christianity Jesus as a Friend, Easter 
  • Music: Charanga: Hey You & Rhythm in the way
  • Computing: I Compute: I Write,  I Data,  I Safe & I Draw
  • PE: Cognitive skills
  • Creative skills
  • Fundamental skills of coordination - ball skills & counterbalance in pairs (Yellow/Green Challenges)

Our Wonderful World

  • Science -  Plants
  • History – Historic Places: Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Buckingham Palace, St Paul’s Cathedral, Houses of Parliament, Tower of London, The River Thames, Tower Bridge and
  • London Bridge, William Morris Gallery
  • Geography: Weather and Climate
  • Design Technology: Healthy fruit salad, where children cut a range of fruits (link to healthy choices in Science)
  • Art: Drawing and Sculpture: William Morris, Stephen Wiltshire, Anselm Kiefer.
  • PSHE: Relationships and Changing Me
  • RE: Judaism: Shabbat, Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur
  • Music: Charanga: In the Groove & Round & Round
  • Computing: I Compute: I Algorithm & I Program
  • Spanish: Language Angels
  • PE:  Health & Fitness
  • Health & Fitness skills
  • Fundamental skills of agility ball chasing & static floor balance (Yellow/Green Challenges)

 

 

 

Year 2

Light Up the Night

  • Science: Animals and humans
  • History: The Plague, The Gunpowder Plot Great Fire of London and Florence Nightingale, Mary Seacole and Samuel Pepys
  • Geography: Describing Maps & Continents of the World
  • Design Technology:  To design, make and evaluate a moving fire engine.
  • Art: Portraits: Giorgio Morandi
  • PSHE: Being Me in My World and Celebrating Difference
  • RE: Christianity: What did Jesus Teach? and Christmas
  • 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)
  • Computing: I Safe

Land Ahoy

  • Science: Materials
  • History:  The First Flight & The Moon Landing & Christopher Columbus
  • Geography: Oceans of the World
  • Design Technology: To design, make and evaluate healthy fruit snack (not a fruit salad).
  • Art: Hunderwasser
  • PSHE: Dreams and Goals and Healthy Me
  • RE: Judaism: Passover OR Islam: Prayer at Home, Easter
  • Music: Charanga: Hands, Feet & Heart & I wanna play in a band
  • Computing: I Compute: I Safe, I Search, I Do Mail, I Pub & I Blog
  • 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)

Amazing Africa

  • Science: Plants, Living things & Habitats
  • History: Significant individuals in Britain’s past: David Attenborough, Diane Fossey, Charles Darwin, and Richard Attenborough.
  • Geography: Africa
  • Design Technology: Textiles: To design, make and evaluate an African animal hand puppet.
  • Art: African Textiles
  • 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: Charanga: Zoo time & Friendship song
  • Computing: I Compute: I program & I Animate
  • Spanish: Language Angels
  • 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

Cacao Trees and Coco Beans

  • Science: Plants & Animals and Humans
  • History: Changes in Britain from the Stone Age to Iron Age. 
  • Geography: Map Skills
  • Design Technology: To design, make and evaluate a Christmas chocolate packaging/ gift box
  • Art: Abstract Art: Frida Kahlo
  • PSHE:  Being Me in My World and Celebrating Difference
  • RE: Hinduism: Diwali or Sikhism: The Amrit Ceremony   and the Khalsa and Christmas
  • Computing: I Safe
  • 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)

The Romans

  • Science:, Forces and magnets
  • History: The Roman Empire and its impact on Britain.
  • Geography: Landscapes: weathering, rivers and mountains.
  • Design Technology: To design, make and evaluate a roman money holder: purse or wallet.
  • Art: Gaudi and Roman Mosaics
  • 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: Charanga: Let your spirit fly & Glockenspiel Stage 1
  • Computing: I Compute: I Safe, I Simulate, I Network & I Data
  • Spanish: Language Angels
  • 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)

Under the Sea

  • Science: Rocks and Fossils & Light
  • History:  History of interest to pupils: Titanic
  • Geography:  The Water Cycle  (linked with Science) and Climate Change
  • Design Technology: To design, make and evaluate a sandwich or wrap suitable for a boat trip.
  • Art:  Pablo Picasso, Vincent Van Gogh, Wassili Kandinsky
  • PSHE: Dreams and Goals and Healthy Me
  • RE: Christianity: Jesus’ miracles, Easter
  • Music: Charanga: Three Little Birds & Bringing Us Together
  • Computing: I Compute: I Connect I Podcast & I Program
  • Spanish: Language Angels
  • 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

Exciting Egyptians

  • Science: States of Matter & Electricity
  • History: Ancient Egypt
  • Geography: Maps of the World
  • Design Technology: To design, make and evaluate a pop-up story book on Ancient Egypt.
  • Art: Sculpture: Alberto Giacometti
  • PSHE:  Relationships and Changing Me
  • RE: Judaism: Rites of Passage and good works or Buddhism: The 8-fold path, Prayer and Christianity: Worship
  • Computing: I Safe
  • 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)

The Vikings

  • Science: Electricity & Sound
  • History: Vikings
  • Geography:  Transportation & International Trade
  • Design Technology: Design, make and evaluate a working torch.
  • Art: Pablo Picasso: Self-Portraits
  • PSHE:  Dreams and Goals and Healthy Me
  • RE: Judaism: Passover and Easter
  • Music: Charanga: Mamma Mia & Glockenspiel Stage 2
  • Computing: I Compute: I Safe, I Programme, I Data & I Mail
  • Spanish: Language Angels
  • 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)

All Creatures Great and Small

  • Science: Living things & Animals and humans
  • History: Anglo Saxons
  • Geography:  Erosion and Deposition
  • Design Technology: Pneumatics: Animals
  • Art: Animal Footprints using printing blocks/ animal skin prints/ Drawing/sketching Anglo Saxon symbols/Celtic knots.
  • PSHE:  Being Me in My World and Celebrating Difference and Life Skills
  • RE: Judaism: Beliefs and Practices or Buddhism: Buddha’s Teachings, Christmas
  • Music: Charanga: Stop! & Blackbird
  • Computing: I Compute: I Animate & I Program
  • Spanish: Language Angels
  • 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

Terrible Tudors

  • Science: Forces & Magnets & Properties and changes of materials
  • History: Tudor and Stuart England
  • Geography: Using Maps and North America        
  • Design Technology:  Frame Structures: build a Tudor house with a working doorbell, by creating a simple series circuit.
  • Art: Abstract Art: David Hockney
  • PSHE: Being Me in My World and Celebrating Differences
  • Computing: I Safe
  • RE: Sikhism: Belief into action or Hinduism: Prayer and Worship, Christmas
  • PE: Personal and social skills

In the News: Calamities and Catastrophes

  • Science: Living things & Animals and Humans
  • History: Victorians
  • Geography: Volcanos and Earthquakes
  • Design Technology:  To design, make and evaluate a superfood salad (linked to science/ current affairs).
  • Art:  Katsushika Hokusai
  • PSHE: Dreams and Goals and Healthy Me
  • RE: Sikhism: Beliefs and moral values or Hindu Values, Easter
  • Music: Charanga:  Living on a prayer & Classroom Jazz 1
  • Computing: I Compute: I Safe, I Draw & I Crypto
  • Spanish: Language Angels
  • PE: Gymnastics and Basketball

Space

  • Science: Forces and magnets & Earth and space
  • History: Mayan Civilization
  • Geography: Biomes and Climate Zones
  • Design Technology: Design and make space robots that can roam the terrain of another planet.
  • Art: David Hockney
  • PSHE:  Relationships and Changing Me
  • RE:  Sikhism: Prayer and worship or Hinduism: Beliefs and moral values, Christian beliefs and Practices
  • Music: Charanga:  Make you feel my love & The Fresh Prince of Bel-air
  • Computing: I Compute: I Model, Web & I Program
  • Spanish: Language Angels
  • PE: Athletics and Rounders

 

 

Year 6

Ancient Greece

  • Science: Light
  • History: Ancient Greece
  • Geography: Using Maps skills
  • Design Technology: To design, make and evaluate a fabric advent calendar
  • Art: Abstract Art: Greek Art work and Sculpture
  • PSHE: Celebrating Differences
  • RE: Islam: Beliefs and Practices, Christianity-Christmas
  • Computing: I Safe
  • PE: Creative and social skills

WWII

  • Science:: Evolution and inheritance & Animals and humans
  • History: World War II
  • Geography: South America: Diversity, Population, Rivers and Mountains.          
  • Design Technology: To design, make and evaluate sweet or savoury bread.
  • Art: Henry Moore
  • PSHE: Dreams and Goals and Healthy Me
  • RE: Christianity: Belief and Meaning, Easter
  • Music: Charanga:  Happy & Classroom Jazz 2
  • Computing: I Compute: I Safe ,I Model, I Data & I Network
  • Spanish: Language Angels
  • PE: Gymnastics and Tennis

Legacy

  • Science: Living Things & Electricity
  • History: Theme of British History: Gender Equality, Conflict,
  • Geography: Ocean Currents
  • Design Technology: To design, make and evaluate a traditional fairground ride with gears or pulleys
  • E.g. carousel, Ferris wheel.
  • Art: Andy Warhol
  • PSHE:  Relationships and Changing Me
  • RE: Islam: Beliefs and Moral Values
  • Music: Charanga: You’ve Got a Friend & Music & Me
  • Computing: I Compute: I App & I Program
  • Spanish: Language Angels
  • PE: Athletics and Cricket