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FOUNDATION STAGE

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Families - Jill Murphy author focus

Nursery Rhymes / Fairytale characters

Winter - Mick Inkpen author focus

Transport

Weather - Martin Waddell author focus

Down on the farm

R.E.

What is special about our world?

Which people are special and why?

Which places are special and why?

P.E.

Fundamental movement skill through gymnastics and dance

Long Term Writing

TEXT FOCUS

On the way home.

Going on a bear hunt.

Whatever Next! -

Jill Murphy

Fairy Tales

Gingerbread Man.

Three Little Pigs.

Snowman.

The Polar Bear and the Snow Cloud.

Kipper’s Snowy Day -

Mick Inkpen

Transport

The Naughty Bus.

Duck in the Truck.

The Train Ride.

The Bus is for us.

Weather

Stickman

Non-fiction book about weather

Martin Waddell

Farmer Duck.

Owl Babies.

Big Big Sea.

PERSUADE

On the Way Home - A letter to her friends explaining what really happened to her knee.

A letter to Father Christmas explaining why they’ve been good.

A letter to The Snowman asking him to come back next year.

Advert/ leaflet about MOSI.

Letter requesting a trip to the farm.

INFORM/ EXPLAIN

Bear hunt - Map of the journey to find the bear.

Gingerbread man - write a recipe

Instructions on how to build a snowman

TBC from trip - science investigation.

Write a non-fiction text about season of the year

Make a book about our trip to the farm

ENTERTAIN

Whatever Next - postcard from the moon

3 Little Pigs - Wanted poster for Big Bad Wolf

Polar Bear  alternative version of the story using repeated pattern of language

Retell event of our trip to MOSI

Create their own weather report and make their own backdrop

Postcard about the trip to the farm

FS1 SCIENCE

Parts of the body: to discover differences and similarities between others

Seasonal walk (Autumn): Can talk about some of the things that they have observed.

Autumn changes: decay

Seasonal walk (Winter): Can talk about some of the things that they have observed

Exploring ice: freezing and melting

Colour mixing with ice.

Floating and sinking.

To compare environments (Down in the Jungle topic)

Seasonal walk (Spring): Can talk about some of the things that they have observed

Planting: growth and changes over time

Seasonal walk (Summer): Can talk about some of the things that they have observed

FS2

SCIENCE

How have I changed? To compare baby and new photos: Developing an understanding of growth and changes over time.

Picking apples from the tree outdoors and baking.

Seasonal walk (Autumn): Can talk about some of the things that they have observed.

To set up the Bug Hotel with the children.

Story book characters: porridge

Seasonal walk (Winter): Can talk about some of the things that they have observed.

Transport the egg.

Exploring ice: freezing and melting

To compare environments (Down in the Jungle topic)

Build a cage STEM activities

Seasonal walk (Spring): Can talk about some of the things that they have observed.

Making observations of animals and plants

Seasonal walk (Summer): Can talk about some of the things that they have observed

Baking: change of states

Using herbs that we have grown as pizza ingredients

Year 1

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

English

Poetry - poems with rhyming patterns.

Stories with familiar settings.

Information book

Poetry with pattern and rhyme.

Stories about toys (Kippers Toy Box, Where’s my teddy?).

Fairy Tales

Instructions

Instructions

Planting story e.g. Bean Diary

Poetry - Commotion in the Ocean.

Seaside narrative

Non fiction - seaside animals

Art/Design Technology

D&T:

Sculpture (this could link to fairy stories)

D&T Sculpture

Context

Seasons & weather (Explore Crowcroft Park & revisit throughout the year)

Toys - living memory history (parents’ toys and toys now)

Map making - school and park

Map making

Seaside - contrasting location (field trip & link to plants and animals)

Science

Question

Body parts and senses (Short unit)

Seasonal changes (Autumn)

What if we used our eyes to taste?

Animals including humans (linked to local environment)

(Autumn/

Winter)

Can a frog fly in the sky?

Why? Why not?

Everyday materials

Seasonal changes (Winter)

How strong is an egg shell? (Investigation) Freeze.

Place in   container.

Boil.

Bubble wrap.

Paper.

(Materials/properties)

Omnivores, Carnivores and Herbivores.

Seasonal changes (Spring)

What does a rabbit eat for its tea?

Plants -growing vegetables and flowers.

Seasonal changes (Spring/

Summer)

What plants can we find in the park?

Plants and animals linked to local environment and seaside

 

Seasonal changes (Summer)

How does a plant grow?

- Jasper and the beanstalk.

- Keep a diary of how tall it is growing.

R.E.

Who is a Christian and what do they believe?

What makes some places sacred?

What does it mean to belong to a faith community?

Computing

Let’s communicate

Let’s communicate

Code crackers!

Code Crackers!

Let’s communicate

Let’s create

PSHE

Identity

Good relationships

Feelings

Safety

Looking after the environment. Food Tech

Keeping healthy

P.E.

Fundamental movement skills through ball games

Fundamental movement skills through ball games

Fundamental movement skills through ball games, gymnastics and dance

Fundamental

Movement skills through ball games, gymnastics and dance

Fundamental movements skills through Athletics

Fundamental movement skills through ball games.

Long Term Writing

TEXT FOCUS

Room on the Broom -

Julia Donaldson

The Gruffalo - Julia Donaldson

Mr Grumpy’s Outing - John Burnigham

The Very Hungry Caterpillar - Eric Carle

Jack and the Beanstalk

Literacy Shed: Film Clip - Something Fishy

PERSUADE

INFORM/ EXPLAIN

Recipe (Potions) - The children will write their own recipe of how to make a potion.  A potion to make ….

List of rules:

Letter: A letter from Mr Grumpy to his friend telling them about his outing.

A recount of a trip to the park.

ENTERTAIN

Riddles: based on animals

Wanted poster for an animal that has gone missing in the deep dark woods.

A ficional narrative about an outing

Story with a patterned language

Traditional Tales

Adventure narrative

Year 2

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

English

Poetry - poems with rhyming patterns

Traditional tales with a twist

Non-chronological report (link to science)

Narrative linked to Great Fire of London

Contemporary poetry (about home, school, playing & friends)

Non-chronological report linked to local study.

Traditional tales with a twist.

Instructions linked to plants.

Letters.

Fiction - The Owl who was afraid of the dark.

Non-chronological report - Nocturnal animals

Classic poetry.

Non fiction linked to topic.

Narrative.

Art/Design Technology

D&T: model making linked to history

Drawing and painting linked to plants topic.

Context

Florence Nightingale

Great Fire of London (to include locational knowledge of UK - countries, capitals)

Local study of Longsight (to include field trip & locational knowledge of UK - countries, capitals).

World maps and locational knowledge (choose non-European location to link with science)

Science

Question

Humans - health, exercise, food and hygiene

How do we stay alive?

Small study of animals in habitat of non-European location linked to geography.

Could a gorilla live in the sea?

Uses of everyday materials

How could we make a pirate ship?

Plants - what plants need to grow (gardening and allotment topic).

Are plants afraid of the dark?

R.E.

Who is Jewish and what do they believe?

How and why do we celebrate special and sacred times?

How should we care for others and the world and why does it matter?

Computing

Let’s communicate

Let’s create!

Let’s explore

Code Crackers !

PSHE

Who am I

Keeping healthy

P.E.

Fundamental

Movement skills through dance

Fundamental movement skills through dance

Fundamental movement skills through dance

Fundamental

Movement skills through gymnastics

Fundamental

Movement skills through gymnastics and athletics

Fundamental movements skills through gymnastics and athletics

Long Term Writing

TEXT FOCUS

Farmer Duck -

Martin Waddell

Horrid Henry - Tony Ross

Gorilla - Anthony Browne

Herman’s Letter - Tom Percival

Little Red Riding Hood.

The Wolf’s Story.

Film Clip:

https://www.literacyshed.com/chaperon-rouge.html

Toys in space - Mini Grey

PERSUADE

Persuasive letter about vegetables

INFORM/ EXPLAIN

List of rules - how to run a farm. (Commands, adverbs, conjuncctions)

Recount from Hannah’s point of view   ( Day at museum)

Letter to a friend about a trip we’ve taken

Eye witness account (real life)

Adventure story

ENTERTAIN

Wanted poster - description of a good farmer, conjugations (assessment)

Diary

Stories with familiar settings

Traditional Tale

Post Card (after seaside trip)

Year 3

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

English

Narrative poetry.

Adventure stories

Diary

Fairy stories

Instructions

Poems to perform.

Viking Legends.

Non-fiction report on Vikings.

Anglo Saxon Story.

Non-fiction report on Anglo-Saxon life.

Classic poetry.

Fairy stories linked to plants.

Persuasion linked to transport study.

Play script: school story.

Art/Design Technology

D&T: Bread

Drawing skills

Context

World War 2

Anglo-Saxons (link to place names and maps)

Vikings (link to place names and maps)

Local study of City of Manchester with city field trip (transport focus - trams and airport)

Science

Question

Animals: food and nutrition, skeleton and muscles.

Why do animals have skeletons?

Forces and magnets

How do magnets work?

Light

Why does my shadow move?

Plants -

structure, growth, flowers, seeds and pollination.

How does water travel through a plant?

Rocks

What lies beneath?

R.E.

What do different people believe about God?

Why are festivals important to religious communities?

What does it mean to be a Christian in Britain today?

Computing

Code Crackers !

Let’s Explore !

Let’s create

Investigators

PSHE

All about me

Healthy me

Food technology (bread)

My safety

My feelings

Growing & changing

My relationships

Drugs & Alcohol

My community

Financial capability

Food tech

P.E.

Dance

Invasion game activities

Dance

Invasion game activities

Gymnastics

Invasion game activities

Striking and fielding games

Dance

Creative game making

Gymnastics

Creative game making

Athletics

Outdoor and adventure

Dance

Long Term Writing

TEXT FOCUS

The Spider and the Fly - Tony DiTerlizzi

The Lion and the Unicorn - Shirley Hughes

Monster Slayer - Brian Patten

Warrier Heroes:

Viking’s Revenge -

Benjamin Hulme-Cross

Jack and the Baked Beanstalk - Colin Stimpson

Jim and the Beanstalk - Raymond Briggs

Non-fiction books about airorts and air travel.

The Green Ship - Quentin Blake

PERUSE

Letter from Spider to fly/ fly to spider/ bugs to fly

Leaflet persuading mothers to send their children for evacuation

Persuasive advert for Jack’s Cafe

INFORM/ EXPLAIN

Non-chronological report on spiders

Non chronological report on Anglo Saxons

Newspaper article: Viking sword stolen from museum

A user-guide to Manchester Airport

ENTERTAIN

Diary entry from an evacuated child

Anglo-Saxon Myth

Traditional Story based on Jack and the Beanstalk

Poetry: Structured poems about the airport

Year 4

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

English

Narrative poetry.

Historical fiction.

Non-chronological report

Non-chronological report.

Egyptian myths.

Report writing (what happens to your food - Usbourne? Food Chains

Poems to perform.

Stories from other cultures linked to history topic.

Persuasive letter

Classic Poetry.

Instructions.

Advertisements

Narrative.

Biography

Art/Design Technology

Art: Portraits

Design and Technology linked to electricity

Context

Victorian Manchester

Egyptians (to include geography link to world map/ locations)

The Aztecs Non-European history (with geography link to world maps and climate)

Non-urban study with field trip (with link to UK locational knowledge)

Science

Question

Sound

If a tree falls and no one hears it, did it make a sound?

Animals including humans - teeth and the digestive system, food chains.

Electricity

What happens to my food after I have eaten it?

States of matter

Where does rain come from?

Electricity

Am I a good conductor?

Living things and their habitats - identifying, classifying and environmental change (with link to geography)

How can I help my habitat?

R.E.

Why is Jesus inspiring to some people?

Why do some people believe life is a journey?

What can we learn from religions about what is right and wrong?

Computing

E-Safety and computer science

Hour of code

Data handling

(The internet) History of computing

Video recording and editing

PSHE

All about me

My relationships

Anti-bullying

My feelings: Growing and changing

Healthy lifestyles: Drugs & alcohol Food Technology

My Safety

Safety

My community & environment:

Citizenship

P.E.

Swimming

Gymnastics

Swimming

Gymnastics

Swimming

Dance

Swimming

Striking and fielding games

Swimming

Athletics

Swimming

Striking and fielding games

Long Term Writing

TEXT FOCUS

The Man Who Walked Between the Towers - Mordicai Gerstein

Egyptology - Emily Sands

The Little Shoemaker

(short film on Literacy Shed)

The Bog Baby - Jeanne Willis

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone -

J K Rowling

PERSUADE

Letter to come and see Phillipe the Aerialist performing

Advert for shoes made by The Little Shoemaker

Travel wrting

Explanation

Advertisement

INFORM/ EXPLAIN

Non chronological report Ancient Egypt

News report

ENTERTAIN

1st person recount of performance

Egyptian myth

Narrative focusing on character and setting description

Diary

Year 5

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

English

Descriptive poetry.

Myths.

Explanation.

Biography.

Poems to perform.

Narrative linked to the Stone Age.

Narrative linked to the Stone Age.

Information writing linked to science

Classic Poetry.

Narrative.

Non-fiction information texts.

Persuasive texts

Art/Design Technology

D&T: Story through textiles (linked to Myths)

Context

Ancient Greece

Stone Age/ Iron Age.

European Region study:  Norway

Chronological history study of Crime and Punishment

Science

Question

Earth and Space

Why do we have a day and night?

Why don’t we feel dizzy as the Earth spins?

Properties and changes of materials.

Can we slow cooling down?

What causes metals to rust?

All living things and their habitats; animals including humans (animal life cycles including humans)

Forces

Can we change the speed of a falling object?

All living things and their habitats

Plant Reproduction

Can only plants with flowers reproduce?

R.E.

Why do some people think God exists?

If God is everywhere, why go to a place of worship?

What does it mean to be a Muslim in Britain today?

Computing

E-Safety and computer science

Handling information

How does the internet work?

J2E Logo design/ Sonic pi

Digital Imagery

PSHE

Discovering myself:

Identity

Good days & bad:

Feelings and relationships

Am I safe?

Sex and relationships

A Healthy Lifestyle

Strike a balance

My Community & Environment

Food tech

P.E.

Invasion games

Invasion games

Invasion games

Invasion games

Striking and fielding games

Athletics

Cycling through BMX

Athletics

Long Term Writing

TEXT FOCUS

Greek Myths - Marcia Williams

Ham the Astrochimp

Stone Age Boy - Satoshi Kitamura

The Secret Book of Trolls - Danny Willis

The Highwayman - Alfred Noyes

PERSUADE

Persuasive brochure on Norway

Job Applicaton/ Formal Letter

INFORM/ EXPLAIN

Encyclopedia/ Magazine Entry (Informative Description of Beast)

Non- Chronological Report on Pandora

Biography on Ham the Astrochimp followed by Biography on Space Hero

leaflet on Fairtrade followed by Leaflet on Obesity

How To Catch a Troll Manual (Instructions)

ENTERTAIN

Personal Diary Entry

Historical Adventure Story (Narrative) Postcard linked to Writing Week

Wanted Poster (Narrative)

Year 6

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

English

Descriptive poetry.

Diary.

Persuasion.

Newspaper

Persuasion (linked to Antartica)

Poems to perform.

Persuasive letter.

Instructions.

Diary.

Report.

Persuasive campaign.

Narrative.

Classic Poetry.

Narrative.

Art/Design Technology

Art: Landscapes

Context

The Great Plague.

Frozen Planet. (linked to work on maps and climate)

Rivers, mountains and the water cycle/ map work linked to Ghyll Head

Non-European study;

South American - trade (linked to map work)

The Roman Empire and its impact.

Science

Question

Living things and their habitats

Characteristics of organisms including micro

organisms; classification.

Are all sea creatures the same?

Evolution and inheritance (link adaptation to Frozen Planet)

Why is holly prickly and a polar bear white?

Light

Do things still have colour when in darkness?

Animals including humans

(Circulatory system, diet, drugs, exercise and lifestyle)

Which organ is the most important one to keep healthy?

R.E.

What do religions say to us when life gets hard?

Is it better to express your religion in arts and architecture or in charity and generosity?

What matters most to Christians and to Humanists?

Computing

E-Safety Networking Handling Information

Computer science and

 E Safety

Digital Video

Digital Imagery

Media and green screen

Sonic Pi

PSHE

Discovering myself

Identity

Good days & bad

Feelings and relationships

Am I safe?

Relationships

A Healthy Lifestyle

My Community & environment

Sex Education

Drugs & Alcohol

Food technology

P.E.

Invasion games

Invasion games

Net/wall games

Outdoor and adventure through residential

Athletics

Invasion games

Athletics

Striking and fielding games

Outdor and adventure

Invasion games

Striking and fielding games

LONG TERM WRITING

TEXT FOCUS

The Widow’s Broom -

Chris Van Allsburg

No Return: Captain’s Scott Race to the Pole - Peter Gouldthorpe

Children of Winter - Berlie Doherty

SATS

Kensuke’s Kingdom - Michael Morpurgo

PERSUADE

For/Against the broom - is it ever right to destroy someone else’s property?

Scott’s recruitment speech

Letter to Year 5 - Ghyll Head

Pamphlet about disease

INFORM/ EXPLAIN

Interviews with characters

News report

Eye-witness report

Non-  chronologicalreport

ENTERTAIN

Confession letter

Biography of an explorer

Narrative

Diary