Whole School Curriculum Overview
 

 

At Abbotswood Junior School, we believe that our broad and balanced, integrated curriculum is at the heart of our school community. It has been designed using the National Curriculum but is exclusive to our school, offering learners engaging and memorable experiences.

Learning is planned into integrated topics which start with an exciting ‘hook’ that will engage and motivate children and finish with an ‘outcome’ to provide a real purpose and audience.

Our whole school Curriculum Overview can be found below, year group and subject curriculum is detailed from 'Learning Menu' on this website. If you would like to find out more about the curriculum please feel welcome to contact the school office in the first instance:

Curriculum Map 2016-17

 

 

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Year 3

Climbing The Mountain

Take Me to Your Reader

Home and Away

A Step Back In Time

Invaders & Raiders

What Lies Beneath?

A Peachy Adventure

Subject 1

Literacy

Literacy

Literacy

Literacy

Literacy

Literacy

Literacy

Subject 2

Geography

Art

Geography

History

History

DT

Science

Subject 3

PSHE

Music

Science

DT

Geography

Science

Art

Quality Literature

Significant Author: Dick King-Smith - ‘The Invisible Dog’

‘The Mousehole Cat’ by Antonia Barber

‘The Boy with the Bronze Axe’ by Kathleen Fidler

 

‘Romans on the Rampage’ by Jeremy Strong

‘Kindlekrax’ by Philip Ridley

‘James and the Giant Peach’ by Roald Dahl

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Year 4

Climbing The Mountain

Paws for Thought

Titanic Tragedy

Nowhere Emporium

S.O.S Save Our Species

Villagers and Pillages

Mission : Survival

Subject 1

Literacy

Literacy

Literacy

Literacy

Literacy

Literacy

Literacy

Subject 2

Geography

Science

History

Science

Science

History

Geography

Subject 3

PSHE

Art

DT

Art

Music

DT

Art

Quality Literature

Significant Author: S F Said – ‘Vajak Paw’

‘I Survived the Sinking of the Titanic, 1912’ by Lauren Tarshis

‘The Nowhere Emporium’ by Ross Mackenzie

‘Sky Dancer’ by Martin Bradley

‘Fantastic Mr Fox’ by Roald Dahl

‘Beowulf’ by Michael Morpurgo

‘Gold of the Gods’ by Bear Grylls

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Year 5

Climbing The Mountain

A Land Faraway

Into the Darkness

Walk like an Egyptian

Fun at the Fair

Mysterious Mayans

A Twist in the Tail

Subject 1

Literacy

Literacy

Literacy

Literacy

Literacy

Literacy

Literacy

Subject 2

Geography

Art

Science

History

Geography

History

Science

Subject 3

PSHE

DT

Computing

Science

DT

Geography

Music

Quality Literature

Significant Author: Philip Pullman – ‘The Firework Maker’s Daughter’

‘Cosmic’ by Frank Cottrell Boyce

‘The Princess Blankets’ by Carol Ann Duffy

‘The Egyptian Cinderella’ by Shirley Climo

‘Fun Fear’ by Judy Waite

'The Chronicles of Harris Burdick' by Chris Van Allsburg

‘The Butterfly Lion’ by Michael Morpurgo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Year 6

Climbing The Mountain

Born to Survive

Meet the Greeks

Dragonology

Lest We Forget

Location, Location, Location

Subject 1

Literacy

Literacy

Literacy

Literacy

Literacy

Literacy

Literacy

Subject 2

Geography

Science

History

Science

History

DT

Geography

Subject 3

PSHE

PSHE

Geography

Art

DT

Science

Science

Quality Literature

Significant Author: Michelle Paver – ‘Wolf Brother’

‘Percy Jackson’ by Rick Riordan

‘Instructions’ by Neil Gaimon

‘Dragonology’ by Dugald Steer

Film – ‘The Life Cycle of the Plastic Bag’

 ‘Once’ by Morris Gleitzman

Film – ‘The Piano’

‘Castles’ Collin Thompson

 

 

Our whole school ethos is centered on building learning power and aspiration within every child. Our curriculum is therefore underpinned by the vision and values of our school in which Rights, Respect and Responsibilities, linked to key learning behaviours, play a pivotal role. Therefore, when we teach the learning units above, we weave the learning behaviours into all learning activities so that, as well as acquiring knowledge, the children are developing important life skills.
 


 

 

A link to the Primary National Curriculum can be found here: Primary National Curriculum