Curriculum - Harris Primary Academy Orpington

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20/07/18

Wishing all our Year 6 leavers and families a wonderful summer. Good luck at Secondary school. We are so proud of each and every one of you. https://t.co/J0mtLYea1i

20/07/18

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Thanks for my son's leavers assembly today & for all the learning and development in the years leading up to it.

20/07/18

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Last week we had Round 13 of Boxing4Schools Primary Skills and Fitness Competition 2018 we had 7 schools in attendance with a total of 45 yr 5+6 students, the skill skipping event was outstansing won by 🥇🥊🥇 https://t.co/6k53MBVa9w

20/07/18

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After 12 very hard wkd events our young yr 10 judge had the scores in!! 3rd place was tied with and 2nd 1st who showed great team wk🏆 great wk to

04/07/18

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Hermosa Escuela Spanish day at our lovely school. Children dressed up and smiles all around. The commitment and hard work from the staff can only be described as exceptional! Disfrutar del dia! https://t.co/d0N1f3Ddy3

02/07/18

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Here it is the GOLD MEDAL PERFORMANCE in the KS2 Talented and Gifted competition This performance had it all a high level of 🥇🤸‍♀️👏 👌 https://t.co/7pAa5hzJLo

02/07/18

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Looks like we everyone last week during Well done to all those medal winners 🥇🥈🥉 in assembly this morning! https://t.co/7bWTBzyRlX

29/06/18

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With World Cup fever gripping the nation 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 This afternoon was the perfect time to host our Talented & Gifted Football Competition for Years 3,4,5 & 6 at Lots of and on show https://t.co/x7JsvFZ01W

29/06/18

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Talented and Gifted Gymnastics Competition for Reception and Years 1 & 2 was also this morning 🤸‍♀️ 🤸‍♀️🤸‍♀️ And wow can they preform! So brave to get up and preform on their own and the support they showed for each other was amazing! https://t.co/y9sHXrxTBq

29/06/18

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KS2 Talented & Gifted Competition this morning was out of this world! Coaches were blown away by all the talent on display 🤸‍♀️🤸‍♀️🤸‍♀️ Results announced Monday morning at assembly. https://t.co/6GIux4NZ3y

28/06/18

And teachers! 🤣

28/06/18

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Sports Day 2018 !! 🏆🥇🥈🥉 So proud of each and every child that took part and performed at their personal best! 👏 https://t.co/58v4vBv8pa

26/06/18

It is fitness week! This morning, before school, children, staff and families all ‘walked to Moscow’ by completing a mile course. https://t.co/XaP2n2QmL7

25/06/18

Year 1 are learning about religious festivals and visited a Hindu temple today. They were praised for their exemplary behaviour. Well done Year 1! https://t.co/DL1a0KUBrD

25/06/18

It is fitness week! Year 3 have scooted to school and are now having a scooting on the playground before lunch. https://t.co/o42fdjgn7l

25/06/18

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Get to school nice and early tomorrow morning and join us on the school field for our Golden Mile Challenge Orpington to Moscow Target 1,755 miles https://t.co/fMWF9scmN3

21/06/18

As part of their superhero topic Reception have been having flying lessons - improving their jumping and landing skills! https://t.co/SZdKkiM5Y9

19/06/18

Time for a read and a snack. Thanks for the ‘godfrey’ biscuits! https://t.co/6qipyONGG3

19/06/18

The children are mesmerised by and her creation story https://t.co/2V2RC2vDbn

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Curriculum

Every Lesson is Creative

The aim of our teachers is always to deliver lessons that children enjoy and feel motivated by. We believe that all lessons should be creative, not just arts subjects.

We want all of our pupils to be confident readers, writers and mathematicians. Our teachers make sure these areas, as well as the rest of the National Curriculum, are taught in ways that engage the natural sense of curiosity that children have.

The result of this is that children become eager, confident pupils who understand the joy of learning and are prepared well for academic success.

Our Literacy Specialism

We chose literacy as our specialism because we believe that learning to read, write and communicate effectively underpins all learning. Reading is taught through the teaching of traditional phonics and children are encouraged to read for pleasure and take books home.

An Academic Head Start 

As children progress through the school, one of our aims is to make sure we give them a ‘head start’ for the rest of their education.

Once they reach KS2 they begin to be taught by specialist subject teachers, just like in secondary school. As well as engaging them in the excitement of the subject at hand, this helps prepare children for a successful transition to secondary school.

Our curriculum overview is below

Year 1

 

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Term 4

Term 5

Term 6

Line of enquiry

What makes us unique?

What is your favourite toy?

Why can’t all animals fly?

How can I reuse something?

What makes a plant wild?

Does it rain everywhere?

Hook

Letter from Yeti and footprint

Crash landing of alien ship

Museum trip to Museum of childhood

School farm

Trip to recycling centre

Allotments

Biggin Hill (weather station)

Texts

Yeti and the bird

Beegu

Traction Man

Lost and Found

10 things to help the world

Ossiri & the Bali Mango

Wild

Where the wild things are

Lil and the secret of rain

The greedy Zebra

Science

Animals including humans

Seasonal changes

 

Animals including humans

Materials

 

Plants

 

Seasonal changes

Humanities

Where we are from/history of our families - All about me

Changes within living memory – history of toys

Seasonal and daily weather patterns

Significant people from Local area

Locational and place knowledge

Physical features in UK, Forests

Seasonal and daily weather patterns

Computing

We are treasure Hunters

We are TV chefs

We are painters

We are collectors

We are storytellers

We are celebrating

DT

 

Design and make a toy

 

Describe a product and suggest ways to improve it

Make a salad

 

Design and build a sun hat

Art

Self portraits

 

 

Know about great artists in history.

 

Observational drawing

 

Music

Use their voices expressively and creatively by singing songs and speaking chants and rhymes

Listen with concentration and understanding to a range of high-quality live and recorded music

Play tuned and untuned instruments musically

Experiment with, create, select and combine sounds using the interrelated dimensions of music

PE

Participate in team games, developing simple tactics for attacking and defending

Perform dances using simple movement patterns.

Master basic movements including running, jumping, throwing and catching, as well as developing balance, agility and co-ordination, and begin to apply these in a range of activities

PSCHE

Developing a healthy, safer lifestyle

Develop confidence, responsibility, and making the most f their abilities

Preparing to play an active role as citizens

Developing a healthy, safer lifestyle

Develop confidence, responsibility, and making the most of their abilities

100 things

Create a family tree

Draw a self portrait

Perform a puppet show

Run around in the rain

Perform in a play

Visit a farm

Hold a chick

Recycle rubbish

Walk through a forest

Build a Den

Run around in the rain

 

 

 

 

 

Year 2

 

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Term 4

Term 5

Term 6

Line of enquiry

Who set London on fire?

Who’s afraid of the dark?

How will you travel in the future?

What did Jack need to grow his magic beans?

Does she sell seashells on the seashore?

Hook

Fire Brigade visit

Camp out 5:30-7:30

Transport Museum

Visit to Ruxley Manor or local allotments

Trip to the beach

Texts

Toby and the Great Fire of London

Orion and the dark

The dark

Farther

Twisted Fairy tales

Jim and the original beanstalk

The Storm Whale

Snail and the whale

Claude and the city

Science

Everyday materials

Living things

Inventors

Plants

Animals habitats

Humanities

Great Fire of London

Physical environment of school

Changes over time travel

Geographical skills and field work

Physical features of coastlines

Changes over time – seaside

Computing

We are astronauts

 

We are games testers

 

We are photographers

We are researchers

 

We are detectives

We are zoologists

 

DT

Stiffen card to make a tudor house

Textiles –animal wall hanging

Wind up cars

 

Make a sandwich to take to the beach

Punch and Judy socks puppets

Art

Series of landscape paintings (tryptic)

Stained glass animals

 

 

Andy Goldsworthy

Sculpture

 

Music

Use their voices expressively and creatively by singing songs and speaking chants and rhymes

Listen with concentration and understanding to a range of high-quality live and recorded music

Play tuned and untuned instruments musically

Experiment with, create, select and combine sounds using the interrelated dimensions of music

PE

Perform dances using simple movement patterns.

Participate in team games, developing simple tactics for attacking and defending

Master basic movements including running, jumping, throwing and catching, as well as developing balance, agility and co-ordination, and begin to apply these in a range of activities

PSCHE

Developing good relationships and respecting the differences between people

Preparing to play an active role as citizens

Developing a healthy, safer lifestyle

100 things

Spray water from a hose

Wear a fireman’s helmet

Burn a Tudor house

Cook on a camp fire

Camp under the stars

Go on a nature walk at night

Perform in a play

Travel on 5 different transports in a day

Travel on a bus

Travel on a train

Travel on the tube

Plant it, grow it, eat it

Make some wild art

Walk barefoot on the beach

Paddle in the sea

Check out animals in a rock pool

Make a Sandwich

               

 

 

Year 3

 

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Term 4

Term 5

Term 6

Line of enquiry

What was it like to live in prehistoric Britain?

What is beneath our feet?

What is the difference between a cave man and a mummy?

How many London sights have you seen?

Does the forest rain?

What message would you put in a bottle?

Hook

Visit to Knole Park

Visit to Natural History Museum

Cave man and mummy dress up

Art gallery of London sights

Jungle experience at Hall Place

Pirate Dress up Day

Texts

Dave’s Cave

Ug: Boy Genius

Pebble in my pocket

Weslandia

A walk in London

Great Kapok tree

Gregory Cool

Oliver & the Seawigs

Flotsam

Science

Animals including humans

Rocks and soils

Inventors

Light

Plants

Forces and Magnets

Humanities

Stone age to iron age

Volcanoes and earthquakes

Ancient Egyptians

Local history study – London

Amazon Rainforest

Whitstable

Computing

We are programmers

We are bug fixers

We are presenters

We are vloggers

 

We are communicators

We are opinion pollsters

 

E safety

Use technology safely, respectfully and responsibly; recognise acceptable/unacceptable behaviour; identify a range of ways to report concerns about content and contact

DT

Textiles – cave clothes

Papier mâche volcanoes

 

 

 

Product for a pirate

Art

Cave painting

The great wave – Hokusai

Death masks

Canopic jars

Lowry

Collage

 

Music

Use and understand staff and other musical notations

Play and perform in solo and ensemble contexts, using their voices and playing musical instruments

Use and understand staff and other musical notations

Play and perform in solo and ensemble contexts, using their voices and playing musical instruments

Appreciate and understand a wide range of high-quality live and recorded music drawn from different traditions and from great composers and musicians

Appreciate and understand a wide range of high-quality live and recorded music drawn from different traditions and from great composers and musicians

Develop an understanding of the history of music. Listen with attention to detail and recall sounds with increasing aural memory

 

Improvise and compose music for a range of purposes using the interrelated dimensions of music

 

PE

Play competitive games, modified where appropriate, and apply basic principles suitable for attacking and defending

Develop flexibility, strength, technique, control and balance

 

Perform dances using a range of movement patterns

 

Use running, jumping, throwing and catching in isolation and in combination

 

Swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres

Use a range of strokes effectively

MFL
Spanish

Listen attentively to spoken language and show understanding by joining in and responding

Explore the patterns and sounds of language through songs and rhymes and link the spelling, sound and meaning of words

Appreciate stories, songs, poems and rhymes in the language

Develop accurate pronunciation and intonation so that others understand when they are reading aloud or using familiar words and phrases

PSCHE

Developing good relationships and respecting the differences between people

 

Developing good relationships and respecting the differences between people

Developing confidence and responsibility and making the most of their abilities

Preparing to play an active role as citizens

100 things

Explore a cave

 

Hunt for fossils and bones

Experience an earthquake

Walk like an Egyptian

See Big Ben

See a Red phonebox

See a Black Taxi

Perform in a concert

Learn to swim

Keep a plant alive

Catch a fish with a net

Be a Pirate for the day

 

 

Year 4

 

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Term 4

Term 5

Term 6

Line of enquiry

How do we use electricity?

Are humans responsible for the destruction of the earth?

How do we eat?

What did the romans do for us?

What happened to my puddle?

If a tree falls in the forest and no one is there, does it still make a sound?

Hook

A morning with no electricity

Animal man

Tower of London (free trip)

Roman Soldier – freshwater theatre

Investigations - Where’s my ice lolly, puddle, sugar gone?

Sound walk in local area

Texts

The Iron Man

Mouse Bird Snake Wolf

 

Wolves

Romans on the rampage

Roman Beanfeast

The Tin Forest

Varmints

Science

Electricity

Living Things

Animals including humans – teeth and digestion

Scientists and inventors

States

Sound

Sex and health

Humanities

Locational knowledge

Human geography

Kings and Queens

Roman Britain

Physical Geography

Railways

Computing

We are software developers

We are toy designers

We are musicians

We are HTML editors

We are co-authors

We are meterologists

 

E safety

Use technology safely, respectfully and responsibly; recognise acceptable/unacceptable behaviour; identify a range of ways to report concerns about content and contact

DT

Battery operated lights

 

Edible food garden

 

 

Musical Instrument

Art

Aboriginal Artwork

 

 

Sketch and make mosaics

Watercolours

Famous artists - eg

Monet

 

Music

Appreciate and understand a wide range of high-quality live and recorded music drawn from different traditions and from great composers and musicians

 

Appreciate and understand a wide range of high-quality live and recorded music drawn from different traditions and from great composers and musicians

 

Use and understand staff and other musical notations

 

Play and perform in solo and ensemble contexts, using their voices and playing musical instruments

Use and understand staff and other musical notations

 

Play and perform in solo and ensemble contexts, using their voices and playing musical instruments

Develop an understanding of the history of music. Listen with attention to detail and recall sounds with increasing aural memory

 

Improvise and compose music for a range of purposes using the interrelated dimensions of music

 

MFL Spanish

Listen attentively to spoken language and show understanding by joining in and responding

 

 

Explore the patterns and sounds of language through songs and rhymes and link the spelling, sound and meaning of words

Appreciate stories, songs, poems and rhymes in the language

Develop accurate pronunciation and intonation so that others understand when they are reading aloud or using familiar words and phrases

PSCHE

Preparing to play an active role as citizens

 

Developing a healthy, safer lifestyle

 

Developing good relationships and respecting the differences between people

PE

Swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres

Use a range of strokes effectively

Perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations.

Play competitive games, modified where appropriate, and apply basic principles suitable for attacking and defending

 

Compare their performances with previous ones and demonstrate improvement to achieve their personal best.

Develop flexibility, strength, technique, control and balance

 

Perform dances using a range of movement patterns

 

Use running, jumping, throwing and catching in isolation and in combination

 

100 things

Visit a London museum (science)

Make a torch

Hold a scary animal

Track wild animals

Hunt for bugs

Visit the home of a King

Try new foods

Use a disclosure tablet

Be a king or queen for the day

Make a dish for a king

Visit a roman Villa

Perform in a concert

Be a Roman for the day

Design and build a rain collector

Run around in the rain

Ride on a steam train

 

 

 

Year 5

 

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Term 4

Term 5

Term 6

Line of enquiry

What did the Greeks do for us?

Where on earth are we?

What is it made of?

How would you get to the south pole?

Who lived here first?

Have you been up the shake and shiver?

Hook

Greek drama workshop

Camp out

What’s in the box? Blind feely activity.

Orienteering – find a geo cache

Looking at artefacts

Trip on the London Eye

Texts

Odysseus

Cosmic

Princess Blankets

Non Fiction – Hillary and Everest

Shakleton’s Journey

Freedom for Bron

London eye Mystery

Science

Inventors

 

Earth and Space

Materials

Forces

Living things and habitats

Animals including humans

Humanities

Ancient Greek civilisation

Compare and contrast to modern China

Mountains

Artic and Antarctic

 

Anglo-Saxons & Scots

 

Settlements and land use

Computing

We are game developers

We are cryptographers

 

We are artists

 

We are web developers

We are bloggers

We are architects

 

E safety

Use technology safely, respectfully and responsibly; recognise acceptable/unacceptable behaviour; identify a range of ways to report concerns about content and contact

DT

 

Rockets launch

 

CAM pictures

 

Design a pie and filling

Art

Design and make clay Greek pots

 

Sewing own blankets

 

Sketching artefacts

 

Music

Appreciate and understand a wide range of high-quality live and recorded music drawn from different traditions and from great composers and musicians

 

Appreciate and understand a wide range of high-quality live and recorded music drawn from different traditions and from great composers and musicians

 

Develop an understanding of the history of music. Listen with attention to detail and recall sounds with increasing aural memory

 

Improvise and compose music for a range of purposes using the interrelated dimensions of music

 

Use and understand staff and other musical notations

 

Play and perform in solo and ensemble contexts, using their voices and playing musical instruments

Use and understand staff and other musical notations

 

Play and perform in solo and ensemble contexts, using their voices and playing musical instruments

PSCHE

Preparing to play a role as an active citizen

Developing good relationships and respecting the differences in people

Developing a healthy, safer lifestyle

Developing confidence and responsibility and making the most of their abilities

Developing a healthy, safer lifestyle

MFL Spanish

Develop accurate pronunciation and intonation so that others understand when they are reading aloud or using familiar words and phrases*

Speak in sentences, using familiar vocabulary, phrases and basic language structures

 

Engage in conversations; ask and answer questions; express opinions and respond to those of others; seek clarification and help*

 

PE

Develop flexibility, strength, technique, control and balance

 

Play competitive games, modified where appropriate, and apply basic principles suitable for attacking and defending

Compare their performances with previous ones and demonstrate improvement to achieve their personal best.

Swim competently, confidently and proficiently over a distance of at least 25 metres

Use a range of strokes effectively

Perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations.

Perform dances using a range of movement patterns

 

Use running, jumping, throwing and catching in isolation and in combination

 

100 things

Visit the Houses of Parliament

Stand inside the House of Lords

Stand inside the House of commons

Be a Greek for the day

Make something out of clay

Go stargazing

Find Ursa Major

Find Ursa Minor

Find Cassiopeia

Camp out

Launch a rocket into the sky

Stitch a blanket

Find a geo cache

Find your way with a map and compass

Fly a kite

Hold an object which is 100s of years old

 

Discover what is in a pond

Travel up the Thames

Take a flight on the London Eye

Make a pie

               

 

 

 

Year 6

 

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Term 4

Term 5

Term 6

Line of enquiry

Why do the clock change?

Where do we come from?

What is the long arm of the law?

Why isn’t a dolphin a fish?

Who invented chocolate?

Hook

Propaganda posters

Dissect a heart

Crime Scene

Mock Trial

Artefact time line

Boy in the Girl’s Bathroom

Texts

Stay where you are and leave

One beetle too many

Treason

Carnival of the animals

Savage

 

Science

Light

Animals including humans

Evolution and inheritance

Electricity

Living things and their habitats

Sex and health

Humanities

World War One

 

Crime and punishment

Anglo-Saxons & Vikings

Mayans

Computing

We are adventure gamers

We are computation thinkers

We are advertisers

 

We are network engineers

 

We are travel writers

We are publishers

 

E safety

Use technology safely, respectfully and responsibly; recognise acceptable/unacceptable behaviour; identify a range of ways to report concerns about content and contact

DT

 

 

Make an alarm for a box

 

Design a chocolate product

Art

 

Detailed drawings of animals

 

 

Production Art work

Music

Appreciate and understand a wide range of high-quality live and recorded music drawn from different traditions and from great composers and musicians

Improvise and compose music for a range of purposes using the interrelated dimensions of music

Play and perform in solo and ensemble contexts, using their voices and playing musical instruments

MFL Spanish

Read carefully and show understanding of words, phrases and simple writing

 

Appreciate stories, songs, poems and rhymes in the language

 

Broaden their vocabulary and develop their ability to understand new words that are introduced into familiar written material, including through using a dictionary

 

Present ideas and information orally to a range of audiences

Write phrases from memory, and adapt these to create new sentences, to express ideas clearly

Describe people, places, things and actions orally* and in writing

Understand basic grammar appropriate to the language being studied, including (where relevant): feminine, masculine and neuter forms and the conjugation of high-frequency verbs; key features and patterns of the language; how to apply these, for instance, to build sentences; and how these differ from or are similar to English.

PE

Play competitive games, modified where appropriate, and apply basic principles suitable for attacking and defending

Compare their performances with previous ones and demonstrate improvement to achieve their personal best.

Develop flexibility, strength, technique, control and balance

 

Use running, jumping, throwing and catching in isolation and in combination

 

Take part in outdoor and adventurous activity challenges both individually and within a team

PSCHE

Preparing to play an active role as citizens

Preparing to play an active role as citizens

Developing confidence and responsibility and making the most of their abilities

Developing a healthy, safer lifestyle

100 things

Explore a cave

Stand in the pitch black

Dissect a heart

Be a policeman for the day

Make a home for a wild animal

Make something out of chocolate

Perform in a play