The Russell School

Aim High, Have Courage, Be Kind

Curriculum long term Planning 

Please refer to individual class pages for detailed information about the learning taking place this half term.  

 

Nursery and Reception

EYFS Curriculum

Year 1 

 

 

Science

Computing

History

Geography

RE

Autumn 1

Animals including humans – common animals, parts and diet

Data and information – Dinosaurs

History makers

Interrelationship of people with their environments

Thanking God for nature

Autumn 2

Algorithms and programming – Traditional stories

Light as a symbol - Christmas

Spring

1

Everyday materials – objects and materials

How computers work – Computers in everyday life

Great Explorers

Seaside: Physical and human geographical features of the seaside

Belonging to a family group

Responsibilities

Identity

Spring

2

Algorithms and programming – Plants and animals

Giving up something for love

Easter story and symbols

Summer 1

Plants – wild and garden plants, plant parts, water, needs

Data and information – Handa’s Surprise

1960s toys

Weather

Books and stories – developing an understanding of belief through stories

Summer 2

Communication and e safety – Sea and Coast

Important religious people

 

Music

Art, DT

PSHE

French

PE

Autumn 1

Old school Hip Hop

Seasonal art: Fireworks, Christmas, Festivals

Democracy

Songs, numbers to 10

Core Skills/Games and Swimming

Autumn 2

Christmas play

DT

Cooking

The rule of law

Songs, numbers to 20, colours, days, classroom commands, I can, months

Christmas

Core Skills/Games and Dance

Spring

1

In the groove - Blues, Latin, Folk, Funk, Baroque, Bhangra

Ourselves and portraits

Mutual respect

Songs, numbers to 20, colours, days, classroom commands, I can, months

Animals

Dance and Gym

Spring

2

Rhythm in the way we walk – RAP, Hip Hop (Christine)

DT: Investigating materials

Individual liberty

Songs, numbers to 20, colours, days, classroom commands, I can, months

Mothers’ Day & Easter

Dance and Gym

Summer 1

Round and Round -Latin, Bossa Nova, Film, Big Band, Jazz, Latin

Colour Chaos: Looking at different artists

Tolerance, different faiths and beliefs

Songs, numbers to 20, colours, days, classroom commands, I can, months

 

Core Skills/Team Games (Tactics) and Swimming

Summer 2

Reflect, rewind, replay - Western Classical

Celebrations

Songs, numbers to 20, colours, days, classroom commands, I can, months

Fathers’ Day

Core Skills/Team Games (Tactics) and Swimming

Year 2 

 

Science

Computing

History

Geography

RE

Autumn 1

Materials

Algorithms and programming – Oliver’s Vegetables

WW1 and remembrance

The interrelationship of people with their environments

19/20 Biomes and natural regions

Signs and symbols – the use of artefacts and symbolic religious behaviour

Autumn 2

Materials

Algorithms and programming – Fairy Tales

Christmas – the purpose of giving

Spring

1

Living things and life cycles

How computers work - Zoos

Rome and Pompeii

Farming: Interaction and interdependence with the environment

Special places and people

Spring

2

Healthy eating

Communication and e safety - Ourselves

Why is Easter important to Christians?

Summer 1

Plants

Data and information - Habitats

Historically significant places (adapt to local area)

Kampong Ayer: Comparison of our lives and those of people in Borneo

Religious leaders- the work of religious leaders within the community

Summer 2

Plants

Communication and e safety - Pirates

Easy questions, difficult answers

Peoples’ relationships with the natural world

 

Music

Art, DT

PSHE

French

PE

Autumn 1

Hands, Feet, Heart - South African styles, historical context of musical styles

Colour creations

Democracy

Songs, numbers to 20, colours, days, classroom commands

Animals

Core Skills/Games and Swimming

Autumn 2

Christmas play

Clay candle holders

The rule of law

Songs, numbers to 20, colours, days, I can, classroom commands

Christmas

Core Skills/Games and Dance

Spring

1

Glockenspiel Stage 1

Playing tunes in various styles

Great explorers

Mutual respect

Songs, numbers to 20, colours, days, I can, classroom commands

Musical instruments

Dance and Gym

Spring

2

I Wanna Play in a Band – Rock, performing together

Papier mache - igloos

Individual liberty

Songs, numbers to 20, colours, days, I can, classroom commands

Mothers’ Day & Easter

Dance and Gym

Summer 1

Zootime -

Reggae

African art

Tolerance, different faiths and beliefs

Songs, numbers to 20, colours, days, I can, classroom commands

I can unit – Je peux

Core Skills/Team Games (Tactics) and Swimming

Summer 2

Reflect, rewind, replay - Western classical

Moving vehicles

Celebrations

Songs, numbers to 20, colours, days, I can, classroom commands

Fathers’ Day

Core Skills/Team Games (Tactics) and Swimming

Year 3 

 

Science

Computing

History

Geography

RE

Autumn 1

Rocks

Communication and e safety – Roald Dahl

Stone Age

Earthquakes

Stories of key religious leaders

Christian and Muslim beliefs and practices

Autumn 2

Animals including humans

Algorithms and programming – Robots

Ways of describing God

Christmas

Spring

1

Forces and magnets

Communication and e safety – Kings, Queens and Castles

Bronze Age

Compare and contrast the human and physical features of a region in North America with region in UK

Events in the life of Jesus

The story of Jesus

Spring

2

Algorithms and programming – Aliens

Rules and how they influence actions

 

Summer 1

Light

Data and information – Chocolate Factory

Iron Age Britain

Local environment: Interaction of people with their environment

Pillars of faith

Charity

Summer 2

Plants

Communication and e safety – Superheroes

Special places including those for Christians and Muslims

 

Music

Art, DT

PSHE

French

PE

Autumn 1

Three Little Birds – Reggae, historical context

Stone Age

Democracy

Songs, numbers to 20, colours, days, classroom commands, I can, months

Competitive Games and Swimming

Autumn 2

Christmas play

DT: Christmas stockings

The rule of law

Songs, numbers to 20, colours, days, classroom commands, I can, months

Christmas

Competitive Games and Dance

Spring

1

Glockenspiel Stage 2 -

Playing tunes in various styles

Bronze Age: Brooches and jewellery making

Mutual respect

Songs, numbers to 20, colours, days, classroom commands, I can, months

I am learning French

Competitive Games and Gym

Spring

2

Britten, Reggae, R & B – Composer study

DT: Moving vehicles

Individual liberty

Songs, numbers to 20, colours, days, classroom commands, I can, months

Little Red Riding Hood

Competitive Games and Dance

Summer 1

Let your spirit fly -

Western classical, musicals, soul

Ancient Greece: Soap engraving

Tolerance, different faiths and beliefs

Songs, numbers to 20, colours, days, classroom commands, I can, months

Family & Mothers’ Day

Competitive Games/Athletics and Swimming

Summer 2

Reflect, rewind, replay - Western classical, Motown

DT: Ancient Greece clay pots

Celebrations

Songs, numbers to 20, colours, days, classroom commands, I can, months

At the Café & Fathers’ Day

Competitive Games/Athletics and Swimming

Year 4 

 

Science

Computing

History

Geography

RE

Autumn 1

States of matter

Communication and e safety – Myths and Legends

Romans

Settlement and urbanisation

Belonging

Christian, Hindu and Sikh beliefs and practices

Autumn 2

Electricity

How computers work – Science Fiction

Advent and Christmas around the world

Spring 1

Sound

 

Algorithms and programming - Dragons

Anglo Saxons

Sustainability

Belonging and sharing

Introduction to Sikhism and belonging to a religion

Spring

2

Animals including humans

Data and information – The Normans

The Last Supper

Easter

Summer 1

Animals in their habitats

Communication and e safety – Jaqueline Wilson

Vikings

Climate

Special books and sacred texts

Summer 2

Animals and classification

Algorithms and programming – Rainforest

Sacred writings and stories

 

Music

Art, DT

PSHE

French

PE

Autumn 1

Mamma Mia - Abba

Ancient Romans: Mosaic (printing)

Democracy

Songs, numbers to 30, colours, days, classroom commands, animals, I can, months

Romans

Competitive Games and Swimming

Autumn 2

Christmas play

Torches

The rule of law

Songs, numbers to 30, colours, days, classroom commands, animals, I can, months

The classroom & Christmas

Competitive Games and Dance

Spring

1

Glockenspiel Stage 3 – Music theory and composition

Mondrian (pattern) Anglo Saxon jewellery

 

Mutual respect

Songs, numbers to 30, colours, days, classroom commands, animals, I can, months

Pets

Competitive Games and Gym

Spring

2

Britten, western classical, folk, big band, jazz – Composer study

DT: Healthy lunch

Individual liberty

Songs, numbers to 30, colours, days, classroom commands, animals, I can, months

Goldilocks and the Three Bears

Competitive Games and Gym

Summer 1

Lean in Me - Gospel

Artist: Goldsworthy

3D Natural art

Tolerance, different faiths and beliefs

Songs, numbers to 30, colours, days, classroom commands, animals, I can, months

Habitats

Competitive Games/Athletics and Swimming

Summer 2

Reflect, rewind, replay - Western classical, musical language

Viking longships

Celebrations

Songs, numbers to 30, colours, days, classroom commands, animals, I can, months

Mini presentation on ourselves & Fathers’ Day

Competitive Games/Athletics and Swimming

Year 5

 

Science

Computing

History

Geography

RE

Autumn 1

Earth and space

Algorithms and programming – King Arthur

York: Britain since 1066

Volcanoes

Hinduism

Autumn 2

How computers work – The Railway Children

Christianity (Christmas)

Spring

1

Living things and plants

Communication and e safety – China and India

The Shang Dynasty

Rivers

 

Sikhism

Spring

2

Data and information – Kensuke’s Kingdom

Christianity (Easter)

Summer 1

Properties and change of materials

Algorithms and programming – Greek Mythology

The British Empire

Mountains

Buddism

Summer 2

Forces

Communication and e safety – The Arctic and Antarctic

Judaism

 

Music

Art, DT

PSHE

French

PE

Autumn 1

Wider opportunities: Ukulele

Lowry: painting/sketching

Democracy

Songs, numbers to 60, colours, days, classroom commands, I can, months

The Planets

Competitive Games and Swimming

Autumn 2

Lowry in 3D

The rule of law

Songs, numbers to 60, colours, days, classroom commands, I can, months

The date & Christmas

Competitive Games and Dance

Spring

1

Art from the Commonwealth

Mutual respect

Songs, numbers to 60, colours, days, classroom commands, I can, months, date

The Weather

Competitive Games and Dance

Spring

2

Food from the Commonwealth

Cooking

Individual liberty

Songs, numbers to 60, colours, days, classroom commands, I can, months, the weather

Mothers’ Day & Easter

Competitive Games and Gym

Summer 1

Chinese art painting

Tolerance, different faiths and beliefs

Songs, numbers to 60, colours, days, classroom commands, I can, months

Le weekend

Competitive Games/Athletics and Swimming

Summer 2

Chinese puppetry: Dragons

Sewing, textiles

Celebrations

Songs, numbers to 60, colours, days, classroom commands, I can, months

Group role play – leisure activities

Competitive Games/Athletics and Swimming

Year 6

 

Science

Computing

History

Geography

RE

Autumn 1

Living things and their habitats

Communication and e safety – Great Journeys

WW2

Weather and climate

Rules for living

Autumn 2

Light

Algorithms and programming – Fantasy Worlds

Light as a symbol in religious celebrations

Christmas

Spring

1

Electricity

Data and information – Africa

The Mayans

Trade: Interconnectedness and interdependence of the world

Celebrations related to key figures

Easter

Spring

2

Human circulatory system

Algorithms and programming – Victorians

 

Summer 1

Evolution

Communication and e safety – Evacuees

Ancient Greece

Physical and human geography of the UK

Leaders in religious communities

Summer 2

Reproduction and adaptation

Algorithms and programming, data and information – Website Design

Creation stories and the ultimate questions they raise

 

Music

Art, DT

PSHE

French

PE

Autumn 1

Livin’ on a prayer – History of rock

Drawing: WW2

Democracy

Songs, numbers to 90, colours, days, classroom commands, I can, months, the date, the weather

World War II

Competitive Games and Swimming

Autumn 2

Christmas play

Christmas textiles: Stockings

The rule of law

Songs, numbers to 90, colours, days, classroom commands, I can, months, the date, the weather

Verbs

Competitive Games and Dance

Spring

1

Classroom jazz – Historical context of jazz, improvisation

DT: Models of landscapes

Mutual respect

Songs, numbers to 90, colours, days, classroom commands, I can, months, the date, the weather

At School

Competitive Games and Gym

Spring

2

Fresh Prince of Bel Air – Historical context of Hip Hop

Cooking and nutrition

Individual liberty

Songs, numbers to 90, colours, days, classroom commands, I can, months, the date, the weather

Mothers Day & Easter

Competitive Games and Gym

Summer 1

Make you feel my love – Historical context for ballads

 

Tolerance, different faiths and beliefs

Songs, numbers to 90, colours, days, classroom commands, I can, months, the date, the weather

Healthy Lifestyles

Competitive Games/Athletics and Swimming

Summer 2

Reflect, rewind, replay - Western classical, history of music in context, musical language

Mayan masks

3D art form

Celebrations

Songs, numbers to 90, colours, days, classroom commands, I can, months, the date, the weather

Presentations about ourselves & Fathers’ Day

Competitive Games/Athletics and Swimming