Primary Curriculum Overview

In primary all pupils begin the day with a focused lesson 1 experience where they take part in activities to self regulate and prepare for a day of learning. During lesson 1 pupils engage in activities to meet their I.E.P targets, attend “Get Ready to Learn” and take part in individual intervention/therapy activities. After break time primary pupils have a Read Write Inc. lesson followed by a numeracy lesson. In PMLD classes pupils focus on communication and cognition during the morning session. Foundation subjects, Science and other curriculum areas are delivered through a topic based approach. Each half term all of primary use the same topic to deliver curriculum objectives, learning opportunities and home work. Planned into each topic is a “WOW” moment where all children come together to celebrate their learning. Use the links below to find out about our current and previous topics. If you have any queries regarding our curriculum please contact us at: hopewood@ascenttrust.org

 Thematic Overview – 2017-18

What did the Romans ever do for us? – Autumn 1 Image result for roman

 

 

 

Curriculum objectives

The curriculum objectives for each topic show the main curriculum areas to be covered and others that pupils may experience. The objectives are taken from the National Curriculum 2014 and use the Rising Stars progression statements and other learning descriptors. The main curriculum focus this half term has been History.what did the Romans ever do for us-assessment plan

Celebration of learning

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The greatest gift – Autumn 2 Image result for gift

Curriculum objectives

The curriculum objectives for each topic show the main curriculum areas to be covered and others that pupils may experience. The objectives are taken from the National Curriculum 2014 and use the Rising Stars progression statements and other learning descriptors. The main curriculum focus this half term will be geography.

The Greatest Gift assessment plan

Celebration of learning

   

Thematic Overview – 2016-17

Who Keeps Me Safe? – Autumn 1

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Topic Webs

When teachers are planning the half terms topic they create a topic web to give an over view of the activities and curriculum areas. Each class created a topic web for Who Keeps Me Safe?. See the links below. Keeping Safe – Topic Web Primary 1 Keeping Safe – Topic Web Primary 2

Curriculum objectives

The curriculum objectives for each topic show the main curriculum areas to be covered and others that pupils may experience. The objectives are taken from the National Curriculum 2014 and use the Rising Stars progression statements and other learning descriptors. The main curriculum focus this half term has been Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) and Computing.

An example lesson

Pupils were learning about who keeps them safe in school, at home and the community. Who keeps us safe -1st Lesson

Gallery

These are some images and displays that showcase our learning from Who Keeps Me Safe?

Wow Moment

At the end of the topic we had a visit from the police dogs, Ben and Jet.

Festival of Lights – Autumn 2

Topic Webs

When teachers are planning the half terms topic they create a topic web to give an over view of the activities and curriculum areas. Each class created a topic web for Festival of Lights. See the links below. Topic web – festival of light – aqua Topic web – festival of light Orange

Curriculum objectives

The curriculum objectives for each topic show the main curriculum areas to be covered and others that pupils may experience. The objectives are taken from the National Curriculum 2014 and use the Rising Stars progression statements and other learning descriptors.  The main curriculum focus this half term has been Religious Education (RE) and Art & Design. Festival of Light

Homework

Each class sends out suggested Home Learning activities for families to do with their child. Below are some examples. Festival of light Home learning – Gold Festival of light Home learning Aqua

Gallery

These are some images and displays that showcase our learning from Festival of Lights.

Wow Moment

Ancient Worlds – Spring 1

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Topic Webs

When teachers are planning the half terms topic they create a topic web to give an over view of the activities and curriculum areas. Each class created a topic web for Ancient Worlds. See the links below.

Curriculum objectives

The curriculum objectives for each topic show the main curriculum areas to be covered and others that pupils may experience. The objectives are taken from the National Curriculum 2014 and use the Rising Stars progression statements and other learning descriptors.  The main curriculum focus this half term has been History and Art & Design. Ancient Worlds

Homework

Each class sends out suggested Home Learning activities for families to do with their child. Below are some examples.

Gallery

These are some images and displays that showcase our learning from Ancient Worlds

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Visits

Some classes visited Vindolanda to learn about the Romans. WP_20170314_10_32_29_Pro

Wow Moment

At the end of the topic we had a brilliant showcase of learning where all of the classes showed their art work, dance, performance or presentation. Ancient Worlds March 2017

Food Glorious Food – Spring 2

Topic Webs

When teachers are planning the half terms topic they create a topic web to give an over view of the activities and curriculum areas. Each class created a topic web for Food Glorious Food. See the links below. Aqua Class Food Glorious Food Blue Class Food Glorious Food Orange Class Food Glorious Food Rainbow Class Food Glorious Food Red Class Food Glorious Food Yellow Class Food Glorious Food

Curriculum objectives

The curriculum objectives for each topic show the main curriculum areas to be covered and others that pupils may experience. The objectives are taken from the National Curriculum 2014 and use the Rising Stars progression statements and other learning descriptors.  The main curriculum focus this half term is Design Technology (D&T). Food Glorious Food

Homework

Each class sends out suggested Home Learning activities for families to do with their child. Below are some examples. Festival of light Home learning – Gold Festival of light Home learning Aqua Food Glorious Food Home learning Blue Food Glorious Food Home learning Red Home learning Rainbow and Purple

Gallery

These are some images and displays that showcase our learning from Food Glorious Food

Visits

Wow Moment

Where Are We? – Summer 1

Topic Webs

When teachers are planning the half terms topic they create a topic web to give an over view of the activities and curriculum areas. Each class created a topic web for Where Are We?. See the links below.

Curriculum objectives

Homework

Gallery

These are some images and displays that showcase our learning from Where Are We?

Visits

Wow Moment

By the Seaside – Summer 2

Topic Webs

When teachers are planning the half terms topic they create a topic web to give an over view of the activities and curriculum areas. Each class created a topic web for By The Seaside?. See the links below.

Curriculum objectives

Homework

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These are some images and displays that showcase our learning from By The Seaside

Visits

Wow Moment

 

Thematic Overview  2015-16

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Topic Webs

Curriculum objectives

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Wow Moment

 Autumn 2

Topic Webs

Curriculum objectives

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Wow Moment

 Spring 1

Topic Webs

Curriculum objectives

Homework

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Wow Moment

Spring 2

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Curriculum objectives

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Wow Moment

Rule Britannia – Summer 1

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Topic Webs

When teachers are planning the half terms topic they create a topic web to give an over view of the activities and curriculum areas. Each class created a topic web for Rule Britannia. See the links below. Blue White Red Purple Green Gold Orange Yellow Rainbow

Curriculum objectives

The curriculum objectives for each topic show the main curriculum areas to be covered and others that pupils may experience. The objectives are taken from the National Curriculum 2014 and use the Rising Stars progression statements and the P Scales descriptors. See the link below for the Rule Britannia objectives. Rule Britannia Curriculum Objectives

Homework

A homework sheet is sent home at the start of each topic for each class. These give a range of suggested learning activities that children and their families can do together at home. See the link for the Rule Britannia Homework. Rule Britannia Homework

Gallery

These are some images and displays that showcase our Rule Britannia Learning

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Wow Moment

At the end of our topic we had a summer fayre to celebrate the Queen’s Birthday. Pupils created bunting and decorations for inside and outside of the school. We had a traditional Punch & Judy show, a tea cup ride, picnic and a visit from the ice cream van. The Mayor of Peterlee came to start the celebrations, lots of fund was had by all.

Around the World – Summer 2

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Curriculum objectives

The curriculum objectives for each topic show the main curriculum areas to be covered and others that pupils may experience. The objectives are taken from the National Curriculum 2014 and use the Rising Stars progression statements and the P Scales descriptors. The main curriculum areas that pupils learn in this topic are Geography, PSHE, Science and PE. Rule Britannia Assessment

Homework

A homework sheet is sent home at the start of each topic for each class. These give a range of suggested learning activities that children and their families can do together at home. Around the World Home learning

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These are some images and displays that showcase our Around the World Learning

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Visits

Wow Moment

Our WOW moment for this topic was to host our own Olympic opening ceremony. Each class had been learning about a country that was taking part in the Rio Olympics. Each group performed a music or dance act and wore clothes that represented their chosen country. After the opening ceremony we took part in a sports day, the very first one at Hope Wood Academy.

To see the full primary overview by class, please click the link below. Primary Overview