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CURRICULUM

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Curriculum intent

At Shield Row Primary School we offer a broad academic curriculum, spanning from EYFS to Year 6, that is underpinned by our four key aims.

  • READING - Every child a reader: A reading-rich curriculum which enhances learning, supports the development of communication skills and results in the acquisition of knowledge which is retained, so that pupils know more, remember more and learn more.

  • ENRICHMENT - Being good citizens: A curriculum which celebrates difference, develops an understanding of right and wrong, and which ensures pupils develop a strong moral compass.

  • AMBITIOUS - A love for learning and being curious: A curriculum that is exciting and engaging, which challenges children to think, question, problem solve and reason and offers hands on experiences.   

  • LEARNING BEHAVIOURS - Learning behaviours for success: A curriculum which nurtures the learning behaviours that will help children to succeed: ​Independence; Resilience; Motivation; Being reflective; Creativity. 

Our REAL curriculum aims to give our children as many real, hands-on experiences as possible and make learning real and meaningful through: real books, real job roles, real problems, real experiences, real people and real issues. 

Our Curriculum spans from Nursery to Year 6. For more information on how we approach our curriculum in EYFS, see our EYFS Curriculum Page.

Below you will find out about each of the subjects we teach across Key Stages 1 and 2; the foundations of these subjects (which start in EYFS); and what the children will learn about each term. For maths, we follow the White Rose Scheme and in English, our work is all novel-based. For the wider curriculum in KS1 and KS2 we take one of three approaches:

Challenge Driven:

Science, History, Geography, DT and Computing are all challenge driven. At the start of each unit of work, we get the children in role, whereby they take on real life jobs such as: zoologists, curators, documentarians, optometrists, reporters, astronauts, naturalists, cartographers and much more! Once the children understand their role they are faced with a challenge in the form of a letter, email or challenge card. The children complete their challenge at the end of the unit of work, so that they can revisit and apply all that they have learnt.  

Skills Driven:

PE, Art, Music and MFL are driven by the acquisition of skills. Skills can be acquired by doing, and the best way to master something is through regular practise or trial and error. Skill-based learning aims to build upon knowledge by developing practical expertise in a particular area.

Discussion Driven:

PHSCE and RE are driven by discussion. Students are required to find new information together, talk, listen to others, and ultimately think for themselves. Discussion-based learning can lead to better practical knowledge and potentially improved long-term knowledge retention when compared to the more traditional format of lecture-based learning.  Good questions and answers can get children to think deeply and make connections.

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ENGLISH

For information about the key objectives taught in English, visit the relevant school year in the Learning Zone. Here you will find the reading and writing Age Related Expectations for each year group. 

Where it all begins...

 

In the EYFS Communication and Language underpins all seven areas of learning and development. The adults in our EYFS work with the children in the provision to encourage, facilitate and model high quality talk. The development of vocabulary is a keen focus for us and staff highlight and model new vocabulary well. This is supported through a reading rich environment where children are read to frequently and children engage with stories, non-fiction, rhyme and poetry with enthusiasm. 

It is crucial for children to develop a life-long love of reading and we have placed books at the core of our curriculum from Nursery to Y6. (For more information about reading in EYFS, see our Early Reading page).

Key Stages 1 & 2...

Reading is at the heart of our curriculum. Reading is a key life skill.

It is our intention that by the end of their primary education, all pupils will be able to read fluently and confidently. We endeavour for our children to become independent readers and thinkers who can develop their own thoughts and opinions on a range of familiar authors. We pride ourselves on providing an environment and curriculum which fosters a genuine enthusiasm for books and reading. The texts we have chosen offer a window to the world, which enables our pupils to develop an understanding and acceptance of the world around them. Our aim: Every child a reader!

 

Our writing curriculum is novel-based so it goes hand in hand with our mission to foster a genuine enthusiasm for books. We intend our children to be able to express their thoughts and ideas clearly and creatively through the written word. We aim to create confident and competent writers who have all the necessary skills and knowledge to write for a range of purposes and have the ability to draft, edit and improve their own work in order to create accurate, well considered pieces of writing. We set high expectations for all of our children to take pride in their work, have a fluent, joined handwriting style and consider the most effective way to present their final drafts.

 

We want all of our children to be capable readers, writers, spellers and speakers, who can transfer their English skills to other curriculum areas and who are prepared for the next phases in their education.

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You can view our English overview here:

You can view our text overview here:

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We have carefully selected texts so that our children experience a rich diet of books -both modern and classic - as well as a great range of authors and poets. We have ensured that our texts span all 7 story types because, by KS2 the 'story mountain' becomes an over-simplistic way to address story telling. This approach enables us to share all sorts of different stories which range from quests, voyage and return, rags to riches, comedy, rebirth overcoming the monster and tragedy. 

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Maths

For information about the key objectives taught in Maths, visit the relevant school year in the Curriculum section. Here you will find the  Age Related Expectations for each year group. 

Where it all begins...

In the EYFS it is essential that children develop a strong grounding in number so that they have the necessary building blocks and secure understanding to excel mathematically. In the Early Years children develop a deep understanding of the numbers to 10 using a wide range of manipulatives in varied ways. In addition to this, children develop their spatial reasoning skills including shape, space and measures. (For more information, see our Early Years Curriculum page). We follow White Rose Maths from Reception.

Key Stage 1 & 2...

 

Mathematics is an important, creative and highly interconnected discipline, that helps us to understand and change the world. At Shield Row Primary School, we want all pupils to experience the beauty, power and enjoyment of this subject, whilst developing their natural curiosity and enhancing their resilience, so they become ‘deep thinkers’.

 

We foster positive attitudes to learning as we believe all children can achieve in mathematics. Engaging lessons teach for secure and deep understanding of mathematical concepts through manageable steps. We use mistakes and misconceptions as an essential part of learning and provide challenge through rich and sophisticated problems.

 

At our school, we aim for pupils to become true masters of their year group content, applying and being creative with new knowledge in multiple ways.  We intend for all pupils to:

  • Become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics so that they develop conceptual understanding and the ability to recall and apply knowledge rapidly and accurately;

  • Be able to solve problems by applying their mathematics to a variety of problems with increasing sophistication, including in unfamiliar contexts and to model real-life scenarios;

  • Reason mathematically by following a line of enquiry and develop and present a justification, argument or proof using mathematical language;

  • Have an appreciation of number and number operations, which enables mental calculations and written procedures to be performed efficiently, fluently and accurately to be successful in mathematics.

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You can view our maths overview here:

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Below you'll find a information about all other subjects and what the children cover each term.

You can download this information by clicking here.

Or you can download it as a handy overview by clicking here.

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Art & Design

Art & Design

Art, craft and design embody some of the highest forms of human creativity. A high-quality art and design education should engage, inspire and challenge pupils; equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design.

 

As pupils progress, they should be able to think critically and develop a more rigorous understanding of art and design. They should also know how art and design both reflect and shape our history, and contribute to the culture, creativity and wealth of our nation.

Children will develop their understanding of the visual language of art with effective teaching and considered sequences of lessons and experiences.

 

Understanding the formal elements of art and design (line, tone, texture, colour, pattern, shape, 3D form) and developing children’s art and design skills are strong components within our curriculum and these units are covered every year.

 

Our art curriculum also develops children’s critical abilities and understanding of their own and others’ cultural heritages through studying a diverse range of male and female artists.

 

 

 


 

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Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Year 6

  • Drawing - Artist: Molly Haslund

  • Painting - Artist: Paul Klee

  • Drawing - Artist: Vincent Van Gogh

  • Painting - Artist: Paul Cezanne

 

  • Painting - Artist: Hannah Rae

  • Drawing - Artist: Degas

  • Drawing - Artist: Laura Carlin/ Shaun Tan

  • Painting - Artist: Paul Cezanne

  • Drawing - Artist: Louise Fili

  • Painting - Artist: Vanessa Gardiner
     

  • Drawing - Artist: Liz West
     

  • Collage - Artist: Henri Matisse

     

  • Collage - Artist: Kandinsky

     

  • Sculpture - Artist: Rosie Hurley

     

  • Collage - Artist: Paul Cezanne

  • Collage - Artist: Henri Matisse 

  • Collage - Artist: Mike Baratt
     

  • Sculpture - Artist: Paul Klee

     

  • Sculpture - Artist: Hunterwasse

  • Collage - Egyptian art

  • Sculpture - Artist: Andy Goldsworthy


 

  • Sculpture - Artist: Shoreditch Sketcher


 

  • Sculpture - Artist: Lubaina Himid 

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EYFS: In the Early Years children study 'Expressive Art and Design' which offers foundational knowledge and skills for the KS1 Art Curriculum. This includes: drawing, painting, printing, moulding with clay, sculpture, collage and artist study work looking at: Jackson Pollock, Wassily Kandinsky, Yayoi Kusama, Vincent Van Gogh, Eric Carle, Georgia O'Keefe, William Morris and Andy Goldsworthy. 

Computing

COMPUTING​

Through our teaching of the computing curriculum, we intend to equip children to use computational thinking and creativity to understand and change the world. The curriculum will teach children key knowledge about how computers and computer systems work, and how they are designed and programmed. 

By the time they leave Shield Row Primary, children will have gained key knowledge and skills in the three main areas of the computing curriculum: computer science (programming and understanding how digital systems work), information technology (using computer systems to store, retrieve and send information) and digital literacy (evaluating digital content and using technology safely and respectfully). The objectives within each strand support the development of learning across the key stages, ensuring a solid grounding for future learning and beyond. Our aim is to make sure all of our children are digitally literate so that they are able to express themselves and develop their ideas through information and computer technology– at a level suitable for the future workplace and as active participants in a digital world.

 

 


 

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Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Year 6

  • Improving Mouse Skills

  • Algorithms Unplugged
     

  • What is a Computer?

  • Algorithms & Debugging

  • Networks & the internet 

  • Emailing 
     

  • Collaborative Learning

 

  • Search Engines

  • Micro bit (programming)
     

  • Bletchley Park (WW2 coding)
     

  • Introduction to Data

  • Programming Beebots
     

  • Word Processing

  • Scratch Junior

  • Programming: Scratch 

  • Computational Thinking

  • Stop Motion Animation

  • Intro to Python

  • Digital Imagery

  • Rocket to the moon
     

  • International Space Station

  • Digital Photography

  • Top Trumps Database

  • Video Trailers
     

  • Website Design 

  • HTML
     

  • Programming Music

  • Spreadsheets

  • Inventing a Product

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EYFS: We ensure our children are ready for the KS1 Computing curriculum by helping them to: identify different types of technology found at home and school; take simple photographs with an ipad or camera; know that clear instructions, given in the right order, are important; sort objects into various categories.

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Design & Technology

Design & Technology​

Design and Technology prepares children to deal with tomorrow’s rapidly changing world. It encourages children to become independent, creative problem solvers and thinkers as individuals and part of a team. It enables them to identify needs and opportunities and to respond to them by developing a range of ideas and by making products and systems.

 

Through the study of Design and Technology, they combine practical skills with an understanding of aesthetic, social and environmental issues, as well as functions and industry. This allows them to reflect on and evaluate past and present technology, its uses and impacts.

At Shield Row Primary, we provide varied learning opportunities which aim to develop not only children’s technical skill in Design Technology; but also to develop their wider knowledge of product design and their ability to apply vocabulary accurately.

 

Our content is categorised into five areas: structures, mechanisms, electrical systems, cooking and nutrition and textiles. 

 

 


 

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  • Food: fruit & veg smoothie 

  • Food: A balanced Diet

  • Food: Eating Seasonally 

     

  • Mechanical: Slingshot Car

     

  • Structures: Bridges

     

  • Mechanical: automata toys
     

  • Textiles: Puppets

     

  • Structures: Baby Bear's Chair

  • Mechanical: Pneumatic Toys

  • Electrical Systems: Torches

     

  • Digital: Monitoring Devices

     

  • Electrical steady hand game
     

  • Mechanical: Wheels and Axles

     

  • Mechanical: Moving Monsters

  • Textiles: Cross Stitch & Applique

 

  • Food: Adapting a Recipe

  • Food: what could be healthier? 

  • Digital: Navigate the World

  • Food: come dine with me
     

EYFS: In the Early Years children study 'Expressive Art and Design' which offers foundational knowledge and skills for the KS1 DT Curriculum. This includes: investigating materials; exploring different ways to manipulate paper (e.g. folds, fringe, curl, hinge, zig-zag); constructing with a range of materials (e.g. blocks, junk, lego); preparing and cooking food; tinkering to explore how objects are put together; following a design process (explore, design, make, evaluate). 

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Geography​

Geography​

Geography is a wide and varied subject. We aim to inspire in our pupils a curiosity and fascination for the planet and their place in it. The teaching of Geography at Shield Row Primary School will equip pupils with knowledge about places and people, resources in the environment and an understanding of the interaction between physical and human processes that have shaped our landscape and environments. Geographical knowledge, understanding and skills provide the framework to explain how the Earth’s features are shaped, interconnected and change over time.
 
We want the children to enjoy learning about geography both inside and outside the classroom, including educational visits to develop fieldwork and to practice their geographical skills. We want our pupils to learn to collect and analyse data; use maps, atlases, globes, aerial photographs and digital mapping to name, identify and locate countries, continents and oceans; and be able to communicate their learning in a variety of ways. 

 

Each unit of work will have a job role attached to it, e.g. we are environmentalists, and an end of unit task, which will provide a clear purpose for learning, an opportunity for consolidation of learning and will give children a window to the world of possible careers and jobs.   

 

 

 

 


 

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Year 5

Year 6

  • Where do I live? (local area)

  • Map Makers (local area)

  • Where Does Our Food Come From?

  • Volcanoes, Earthquakes & Tsunamis

     

  • Counties & Cities of the UK 

     

  • European Countries and Cities: Germany 

  • Continents and Oceans

  • UK Countries, Capitals & Surrounding Seas


 


 

  • Local Area Study: Stanley & the NE

  • North America

  • What do I know about where I live? 

  • Let’s Visit Australia      

       (UK comparison)

  • Mountains​

  • Rivers: North East focus 

  • South America Including Rainforests

  • North America and UK Coastal Comparison
     

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EYFS: In the Early Years children study 'Understanding of the World' which offers foundational knowledge and skills for the KS1 Geography Curriculum. This includes: looking at and discussing the weather; the four seasons of the year; learning about our local area (my home, my school, my village, my town); learning about The World (what is in it, what is alive, what has changed); getting started with maps (my local area and The World).

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History

History​

Our intent is that the teaching of History will help pupils gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world. We aim for it to inspire pupils’ curiosity, enable them to ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence, sift arguments, and develop perspective and judgement. Through the teaching of history we endeavour to teach children to understand the complexity of people’s lives, the process of change, the diversity of society and relationships between different groups, as well as their own identity and the challenges of their time. 

In Year 1 we begin by looking at changes within living memory related to our locality, through the study of railways linked to Tanfield Railway. From Year 2 to Year 6 we develop children’s knowledge and understanding as a chronological narrative in two strands: British history and World history. 

Each unit of work will have a job role attached to it, e.g. we are archaeologists, and an end of unit task, which will provide a clear purpose for learning, an opportunity for consolidation of learning and will give children a window to the world of possible careers and jobs.   

 

 


 

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  • Black History Month - Sir Lewis Hamilton

  • Black History Month - Mae Jemison

  • Pre-historic Britain 4500BC - 800BC

  • Black History Month - Maya Angelou

  • The Greeks 800 BC

  • Black History Month - Martin Luther King

  • Black History Month - Harriet Tubman

  • Local Study: mining 1800s (West Stanley Pit Disaster)

  • WW1 1914-1918

  • WW2 1939-1945

  • Black History Month - Mary Seacole

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Year 6

  • School Days Past & Present

  • History of Space Travel

  • Romans 43AD

     

  • Anglo Saxons & Scots 410AD - 790AD


 

  • George Stephenson & The Railways 1814  

  • The Great Fire of London

  • Ancient Egypt 3000BC

     

  • Vikings Vs Scots 793AD – 1066AD

  • The Mayans 900 AD

     

  • Crime & Punishment
     

EYFS: In the Early Years children study 'Understanding the World' which offers foundational knowledge and skills for the KS1 History Curriculum. This includes: understanding the past and now (what things have changed? what things have stayed the same? what things are different?); looking at personal history (how have I changed? recall events that mean something to me); learning about people in my family, people in my school and local community; finding out about how the word has changed linked to things the children are interested in (e.g. dinosaurs, volcanoes, artists).

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Modern Foreign Languages

Modern Foreign Languages

Shield Row Primary uses the Language Angels scheme of work and resources to ensure we offer a relevant, broad, vibrant and ambitious foreign languages curriculum that will inspire and excite our pupils using a wide variety of topics and themes. All pupils will be expected to achieve their full potential by encouraging high expectations and excellent standards in their foreign language learning - the ultimate aim being that pupils will feel willing and able to continue studying languages beyond key stage 2.

We follow a clear programme of study, which ensures that the foreign language knowledge of our pupils progresses within each academic year and is extended year upon year throughout the primary phase. The four key language learning skills; listening, speaking, reading and writing will be taught and all necessary grammar will be covered in an age-appropriate way. This will enable pupils to use and apply their learning in a variety of contexts, laying down solid foundations for future language learning.

We aim for pupils to develop a genuine interest and positive curiosity about foreign languages, finding them enjoyable and stimulating. 

 

MFL is taught across Key Stage 2. 

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  • Core Vocabulary and Phonetics 

  • I’m Learning Spanish 

  • Animals
     

  • Core Vocabulary and Phonetics 

  • Seasons

  • Vegetables

  • Core Vocabulary and Phonetics 

  • My Family

  • What is the Date?
     

  • Core Vocabulary and Phonetics 

  • The Date

  • Do You Have a Pet?

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Year 6

  • Musical Instruments 

  • I Know How To...

 

  • Presenting Myself

  • My Family


 

  • The Weather

  • Do You Have a Pet
     

  • Clothes

  • At School
     

  • Fruits

  • Ice-cream

 

 

  • The Classroom 

  • At The Cafe 


 

  • My Home

  • Habitats


 

  • At The Weekend

  • Me in the World

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Music​

The teaching of Music enables personal expression and reflection. We aim for music lessons to be fun and inspiring, engaging the children with songs, lyrics and movement and allowing them to develop their own appreciation of music. 

Music is planned in-line with the statements laid out in the national curriculum. Children develop their singing voices, using body percussion and whole body actions, and learning to handle and play classroom instruments effectively to create and express their own and others’ music. Through a range of whole class, group and individual activities, children have opportunities to explore sounds, listen actively, compose and perform.

We expose the children to many examples of music styles and genres from different times and places so they become critical listeners, responding to a wide range of genres and periods of music. Children explore and understand the ‘building blocks’ of music such as dynamics and musical notation and technical vocabulary such as volume, pitch, beat and rhythm. 

 

 

 

 

 


 

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  • Mt Musical Heartbeat

 

  • Samba Drumming

  • Ukelele

  • Musical Structures

  • Recorder

 

  • Music and Technology

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Year 6

  • Exploring Sounds

  • Inventing a Musical Story 

  • Playing in a Band

  • Samba Drumming 

  • Melody and Harmony in Music

  • Creative Composition
     

  • Learning to Listen

  • Recognising Different Sounds

  • More Musical Styles

  • Compose With Your Friends

  • Sing and Play in Different Styles 

  • Improvising with Confidence

EYFS: In the Early Years children study 'Expressive Art and Design' which offers foundational knowledge and skills for the KS1 Music Curriculum. This includes: learning nursery rhymes; listening to and singing familiar songs; listening to music and appraising it linked to feelings; identifying, exploring and creating with musical instruments; composing and performing own songs and dances; listening and responding to music from different countries; listening to different music genres (e.g. pop, rock & roll, rap, dance, country, folk, disco, classical) and using Alexa to show personal preferences. Children will learn words such as: pulse, rhythm, rhyme. 

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Physical Education​

Physical education promotes an understanding in children of their bodies in action. It involves thinking, selecting and applying skills, and promotes positive attitudes towards a healthy lifestyle.

 

Our intention is that our PE curriculum will inspire all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically-demanding activities. We aim to develop children’s knowledge, skills and understanding, so that they can perform with increasing competence and confidence in a range of areas. A varied curriculum is in place to support this, with activities including: dance, athletics, gymnastics, games, swimming and water safety and outdoor adventure activities.

 

We ensure children have the opportunities to compete in sport and other activities to build character and help to embed values such as fairness and respect.

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  • Fundementals

  • Dance 

  • Orienteering
     

  • Fundamentals

  • Gymnastics

  • Orienteering

  • Fundamentals

  • Swimming

 

  • Invasion - Tag Rugby

  • Striking and Fielding – rounders

  • Orienteering

  • Invasion - Basketball

  • Dance

  • Orienteering

  • Invasion - Football

  • Net – Volleyball

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Year 6

  • Sending and Receiving

  • Striking and Fielding Games

  • Sending and Receiving

  • Striking and Fielding Games

  • Gymnastics

  • Ball Skills- kicking, throwing, catching

  • dribbling

  • Dance

  • Gymnastics 

  • Swimming

  • Fundamentals

  • Gymnastics

  • Striking and Fielding - Cricket

  • Invasion Games

  • Athletics

  • Invasion Games

  • Athletics

  • Net - Tennis

  • Athletics

  • Orienteering

  • Swimming

  • Athletics

  • Net Tennis

  • Athletics

  • Athletics

  • Orienteering

  • Swimming

EYFS: In the Early Years children study 'Expressive Art and Design' which offers foundational knowledge and skills for the KS1 PE Curriculum. This includes: understanding of own body; using body to express movements and feelings; dance - imagination, creativity and expression; putting together sequences of movements; evaluating own performance and that of their peers; exploring and engaging in music making and dance, performing solo or in groups. Work on 'Physical Development' in the Early Years also prepares children as they develop their gross and fine motor skills - strength, coordination and positional awareness. 

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Personal, Social, Health & Citizenship Education

Today’s children are growing up in an increasingly complex world and living their lives seamlessly on and offline. This presents many positive and exciting opportunities, but also challenges and risks.

 

In this environment, children and young people need to know how to be safe and healthy, and how to manage their academic, personal and social lives in a positive way. An integral part of our school mission is to develop well-rounded children.

 

We aim to help our pupils establish a strong moral foundation so that they have a positive self-image and this is reflected in how they behave and interact with others. 

Our curriculum aims to help children understand how they are developing personally and socially; tackle many of the moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up; and promote British Values. We timetable a weekly PSHCE session as it endorses positive behaviour, mental health, wellbeing, resilience and achievement. 

We follow the SCARF programme for PSHCE but we also discuss and debate both national and global issues, providing children with the opportunity to voice their opinions as well as listen to and respect the opinions of others. We ensure our children appreciate what it means to be a member of a diverse society and that they are equipped to be independent and responsible citizens who can contribute positively to their community. 

 


 

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  • Me and My Relationships 

  • Valuing Difference

  • Me and My Relationships 

  • Valuing Difference

  • Me and My Relationships 

  • Valuing Difference
     

  • Me and My Relationships 

  • Valuing Difference
     

  • Me and My Relationships 

  • Valuing Difference
     

  • Me and My Relationships 

  • Valuing Difference
     

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Year 5

Year 6

  • Keeping Myself Safe

  • Rights & Responsibilities

  • Keeping Myself Safe

  • Rights & Responsibilities

  • Keeping Myself Safe

  • Rights & Responsibilities
     

  • Keeping Myself Safe

  • Rights & Responsibilities
     

  • Keeping Myself Safe

  • Rights & Responsibilities
     

  • Keeping Myself Safe

  • Rights & Responsibilities
     

  • Being My Best 

  • Growing & Changing

  • Being My Best 

  • Growing & Changing

  • Being My Best 

  • Growing & Changing
     

  • Being My Best 

  • Growing & Changing
     

  • Being My Best 

  • Growing & Changing
     

  • Being My Best 

  • Growing & Changing
     

EYFS: In the Early Years children study 'Understanding the World' which offers foundational knowledge and skills for the KS1 PSHCE Curriculum. This includes: managing self; building relationships; following rules; developing positive self image; understanding and accepting difference and keeping healthy. Through the focus on 'Personal, Social and Emotional Development in Early Years children are supported to recognise, acknowledge and manage their emotions; set themselves simple goals; develop self confidence; learn how to look after their bodies; eat healthily; make good friendships; cooperate and resolve conflicts.

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religious EDUCATION 

RE helps to promote the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of pupils, and prepares them for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life. At Shield Row Primary we follow the Durham Agreed Syllabus. We aim to develop pupils’ knowledge and understanding of Christianity and other principal religions, traditions and world views. 

We intend for the teaching of RE to offer pupils the opportunity for personal reflection and spiritual development.  We encourage pupils to explore their own beliefs (whether they are religious or not) in the light of what they learn, examine issues of religious beliefs and faith, and consider their own responses to questions raised. Pupils will develop critical thinking and reasoning skills, listen to others, hear and analyse conflicting viewpoints and develop empathy and respect.

Through the RE curriculum we encourage respect for all, including those with differing faiths and beliefs, as pupils develop understanding and appreciation of our diverse society and world.  RE helps to challenge prejudice, discrimination and racism.

 

 

 


 

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION
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  • Why do Christians give gifts at Xmas?

  • What is the Bible and why is it important to Christians?

  • Christmas celebrations

  • What do Hindus celebrate?

  • Diwali

  • Where does the Christian Bible come from?

  • Jewish Celebrations and Jewish beliefs at home

  • What is a Church?

  • Stories of Christianity

  • Jeiwish Worship and Community

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Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

 

Year 5

 

Year 6

  • What did Jesus teach us?

  • Easter Beginnings 

  • Easter Celebrations: Festivals & Holidays

  • Christian Rites of Passage 

  • What do we know about Jesus?

 

  • Why is Easter Important?

  • What is the Qur’an, why is it important to Muslims?

  • ​Who was Buddah?

  • Buddhist Festivals

  • Why is the Torah special?

  • What do Muslims celebrate?

 

 

 

  • Islamic Rites of Passage

 

 

  • Identity and Belonging 
     

EYFS: In the Early Years children study 'Understanding the World' which offers foundational knowledge and skills for the KS1 RE Curriculum. This includes: learning about celebrations and understanding why we celebrate linked to personal experiences; looking at religious celebrations linked to what we celebrate in the year (Christmas, Pancake Day, Easter/ Spring); finding out a little bit about religions in our country (Judaism, Sikhism, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Christianity); identifying religious symbols; understanding and accepting difference. 

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Science

Our intent is to spark children's curiosity as scientists, developing a thirst for learning and finding out why things happen in the way that they do. The teaching of science at Shield Row Primary School, follows the objectives laid out in the National Curriculum. 

We value science as a core subject and want our pupils to learn key scientific vocabulary and knowledge as well as the skills linked to scientific working. We want our pupils to develop the ability to think independently and raise scientific questions, developing an enthusiasm and enjoyment of scientific learning and discovery so that they have an excitement and passion to pursue science at secondary school and know what career options it could lead to. 

Each unit of work will have a job role attached to it, e.g. we are dieticians, and an end of unit task, which will provide a clear purpose for learning, an opportunity for consolidation of learning and will give children a window to the world of possible careers and jobs.   

 


 

Science
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  • Everyday Materials

  • Seasonal Changes
     

  • Living Things & Their Habitats

  • Light & Shadow

  • Health & Movement
     

  • States of Matter

  • Changing Sound

  • Forces

  • Earth & Space
     

  • Seeing Light

  • Changing Circuits
     

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Year 6

  • Animals including humans

  • Seasonal Changes

  • Exploring Everyday Materials

  • Forces & Magnets

     

  • Circuits & Conductors

  • Properties of Materials

     

  • Evolution & Inheritance
     

  • Identifying Plants

  • Seasonal Changes
     

  • Growing Plants

  • Growth & Survival 

  • Rocks & Fossils

  • Plants
     

  • Eating & Digestion

  • Living in Environments

  • Life Cycles

  • Growth & Reproduction
     

  • Classifying Organisms

  • Healthy Bodies
     

EYFS: In the Early Years children study 'Understanding the World' which offers foundational knowledge and skills for the KS1 Science Curriculum. This includes: learning about our 5 senses; exploring the properties of materials; investigating how things work; exploring forces; comparing different environments; growing plants; learning about life cycles (humans, butterflies, frogs, plants); learning about the changing seasons; and exploring, questioning and wondering about the natural world.  

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