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Curriculum

Curriculum Vision

‘Love, live, learn and grow together’

 

Our Christian ethos underpins how and what we deliver in the school’s curriculum as all children are created in the image of God and are therefore entitled to the very best of everything.  Within the Moorland Federation, we give our children ‘roots and wings’.

 

We believe in personalised, holistic education:

  • We aim to develop and educate the whole child, academically, morally, socially, spiritually, culturally and physically in order that they become a happy and fulfilled member of society.
  • The curriculum is tailored to suit the abilities and needs of each individual child.

 

We are committed to developing young people as life-long learners:

  • Every child is given the opportunity to develop their learning skills such as critical thinking and problem solving, in order to support a life-long love of learning and give them the confidence to ‘try’.

 

We have high expectations of everyone, pupils and adults:

  • Every child is challenged and supported to exceed expectations in all they do. They are encouraged to think about their futures and have high aspirations.
  • We have a relentless determination to raise standards.

 

We value kindness:

  • Excellent relationships between adults and pupils support pupils’ academic progress through the trust and encouragement that these relationships develop.

 

We want every child to find the place where they can flourish:

  • We are committed to providing a curriculum that is exciting and provides unique opportunities in which children can learn and develop their God-given talents and abilities.

 

We work in partnership with others:

  • We work closely with the other first schools in our federation, and other local schools, the local community, our founding trust and our church.

 

 

The school curriculum

 

  • We offer a broad and balanced curriculum promoting the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of all pupils.
  • As a Voluntary Aided Church of England School, we have collective worship every day.
  • Religious education (RE) is included in the curriculum for all pupils.
  • The school curriculum includes the national curriculum and is published on the school website.
  • Personal, social, health and economic education (PSHE) is included in our curriculum for all pupils.
  • In line with the national curriculum our curriculum provides pupils with the foundations and introduction to the essential knowledge that they need to be educated citizens. It introduces pupils to the best that has been thought and said; and helps engender an appreciation of human creativity and achievement.
  • We use the national curriculum to provide an outline of core knowledge upon which, alongside our broader curriculum offer, we build pupils’ knowledge, understanding and skills.
  • We include in our curriculum, all statutory subjects within the national curriculum.
  • Our curriculum is inclusive and tailored to suit the requirements of all individual pupils.

 

Two Year Rolling Programme

 

We are following the 2014 National Curriculum on a Two Year rolling programme.  Details of the rolling programme can be found below.  For more information on our current topic please visit Our Learning, Curriculum page by clicking on the link.

Class 1

 

 

Cutcombe Class 1 Two Year Overview

 

Reception/Year 1/Year 2

 

 

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

2019 – 2020

Farming

 

Physical and human features

Living things and their habitat

Changes in farm machinery

Colour

 

Bonfire Night

Materials

Superheroes

 

Florence Nightingale

Beyond living memory

Britain/Castles

 

Parton Saints

Seaside

 

Physical and human features

Living things and their habitats

Journeys (Explorers)

 

Christopher Columbus

Ernest Shackleton

World Maps, atlases

Name and locate continents and oceans

2020 – 2021

Ourselves

 

Changes within living memory

Animals including humans

Toys

 

Beyond living memory

Materials

Space

 

Neil Armstrong

Africa

 

World Maps, atlases

Name and locate continents and oceans

Great Fire of London

 

Samuel Pepys

Events beyond living memory

Local Area

 

Aerial photographs

Physical and human features

Map work including compass

Plants

 

Seasonal Changes will be taught throughout the year in the relevant season

 

Green – Science

Purple – History

Orange - Geography

 

Religious Education

 

CLASS 1 Foundation/KS1 – Featured Religions: Christianity, Hinduism and Judaism

 

Autumn

Spring

Summer

Cycle 1 2018 - 2019

GOD FS/KS1

What do Christians believe God is like?

AMV Unit 4: Where do we belong?

Unit 6: How should we live our lives?

INCARNATION FS/KS1 – Why does Christmas matter to Christians?

AMV Unit 1: Who are we?

AMV 2. Why are some times special?

SALVATION FS/KS1 – Why does Easter matter to Christians?

AMV. - Unit 6: How should we live our lives?

AMV Unit 7: Why are some places special?

 

AMV Judaism

Unit 7: Why are some places special?

Unit 6: How should we live our lives?

Compare with Christianity

Cycle 2 2019 - 2020

AMV Hinduism

AMV 2. Why are some times special?

AMV 3. Why are some stories special?

Compare with Christianity

Christmas Story also to be revisited

GOSPEL

FS/KS1- What is the good news that Jesus brings?

AMV Unit 9: Why is Jesus important?

AMV. - Unit 6: How should we live our lives?

CREATION- Who made the world?

Unit 5: How do we celebrate our journey through life:

Unit 8: Why is our world special?

 

 

Early Years Foundation Stage (EFYS)

Children in Reception will follow the use the same topic headings but provision will be planned according to the individual needs and interests of the child.  This will be in line with the EYFS Statutory Framework. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/early-years-foundation-stage-framework--2

 

Class 2     Year 3/Year 4

 

 

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

2018 – 2019

Ancient Egypt

The achievements of an early civilization

Farming, crops and transportation in ancient Egypt

Electricity

Booby trapped pyramids

 

Stone Age to Iron Age

Changes in Britain from the stone age to the iron age

Living things and their habitats

Round Houses

Cave paintings

 

Mighty Earth

Water cycle

Rocks and fossils

Plants

Rivers and how they change the landscape

Landscapes and watercolour

 

2019 – 2020

WW2

 

Local study – Cutcombe during WW2

Light

Henry Moore -sketching

Food

Animals including humans

 Locational knowledge – world’s countries, equator, hemispheres topics

Cookery

Rainforest

The Amazon – American study

Animals including humans

Sound

Stiffening and reinforcing complex structures – making musical instruments

Rousseau - textiles

Romans

The Roman Empire and its impact on Britain

Magnets

Exploring Exmoor

 

Local study- geographical and mapping skills

Soil

 

Green – Science

Purple – History

Orange – Geography

Red – D.T

Blue - Art

 

Religious Education

CLASS 2 KS2 (Year 2,3 &4) – Featured Religions: Christianity, Hinduism and Judaism

 

Autumn

Spring

Summer

Cycle 1 2018 - 2019

INCARNATION  What is the Trinity ?LKS2

AMV 4. What does it mean to belong to a religion?

AMV 8. What do people believe about life?

GOSPEL- What kind of world did Jesus want?

AMV Unit 2. What can we learn from the life and teaching of Jesus?

AMV 6. How do we make moral choices?

SALVATION LKS2 – Why do Christians call the day Jesus died ‘ Good Friday’?

AMV 5. Why are some journeys and places special?

AMV 7. How do people express their beliefs, identity and experience?

AMV Judaism

AMV 3. Why do religious books and teachings matter?

AMV 10, 11, 12. What does it mean to belong to a religion?

Compare with Christianity

Cycle 2 2019 - 2020

AMV Unit 9. How should we live and who can inspire us?

(a)What positive examples have people given that show us how to live?

(b)What values and commitments have inspired or been taught by founders of faiths or communities, leaders, believers and specific communities?

(c)How have the actions and example of people of faith or belief changed our world?

AMV Hinduism

AMV 3. Why do religious books and teachings matter?

AMV 10, 11, 12. What does it mean to belong to a religion?

Compare with Christianity

Christmas Story also to be revisited

KINGDOM OF GOD LKS2 – When Jesus left, what was the impact of Pentecost?

AMV 5. Why are some journeys and places special?

 

 

AMV 6. How do we make moral choices?

(a)What are moral questions?

(b)What are the consequences of the moral choices we make?

(c)What people and organisations help in making moral choices?

(d)          What are the most important moral values and teachings?

CREATION- What do Christians learn from the Creation story?

AMV Unit 1: Who are we?

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