4 Year Topic Plan

 

As of July 2015 the below plan is under review to take into account recent changes to the English curriculum. This page was last edited in September 2016.

 

AUTUMN

SPRING

SUMMER

Year 1

Next taught in the Academic Year 
2016 - 2017
SPACE
THE VICTORIANS
THE TUDORS
 THE STUARTS
 INVADERS & SETTLERS
 FOOD

English – Roald Dahl - for the centenary of his birth.

Science Fiction stories

English – Recounts and formal writing

English – Comic books

 

English – Shakespeare’s ‘Macbeth

English - Poetry – Kennings, Haiku and Cinquain.

English – Instructions inc recipes

Science – The Earth, moon and The Solar System

Science - How we move (The Skeletal and muscular systems)

 Science  – The particle theory of solids, liquids and gases.

Science –Respiration and breathing

Science –Forces and motion 

Science – Nutrition  and Digestion 

History -

The history of Space exploration.

History – 

The Victorians

History – The Tudors (Henry VII, Henry VIII, Mary I and Elizabeth I)

 

History – The Stuarts (Civil War, The Restoration, The Black Death, The Great Fire of London)

History

Edward the Confessor, the Saxons, the Vikings and the Struggle for England

History -

Incidental only this half term

Geography

Development of locational knowledge

Geography

The extent and the dissolution of the Empire

Geography

Development of locational knowledge

Geography

Development of locational knowledge

Geography

Settlement. The physical factors that promote human settlement

Geography

Where does our food come from?

ICT – Multimedia Presentations

ICT - Video editing

ICT – Merging Text and Graphics

ICT - publishing

ICT - Dissecting a computer

ICT – HTML/website design

Art & DT - Illustrations of Quentin Blake

Proportion

Art & DT – Drawing People and Faces

Art & DT – Artists: Piet Mondrian and Paul Klee

Art & DT – Linked to topic

Art & DT – Linked to topic

Art & DT -  Watercolours and still life

 

RE – The gods of Hindu

RE - christian conflicts in Tudor times.

RE - churches

RE – link to History. Viking religions

RE – Christianity – an overview

Year 2
Next taught in the Academic Year 2017 - 2018
ROMEO & JULIET
 THE SEA
WEATHER
ROCKS AND VOLCANOES
SARK
WORLD WAR I

English – Shakespeare’s ‘Romeo & Juliet’

English – Arguments, Non chronological reports

English – Explanations and Poetry

English – The Secret Garden

English – Leaflets, Pamphlets and letter writing

English – Arguments and Discussions

Science – Solutions (link to dissolving)

Science – Reproduction

Science – Variation & Classification; Inheritance and Selection

Science – Rocks & Weathering; The Rock Cycle and the structure of the Earth

Science – Physical Changes

Science – Electrical Circuits (link to changing circuits)

History - incidental only

History – Changing ideas about the sea and exploration

History - incidental only

History – Geological time and major volcanic eruptions: Krakotoa and Vesuvius etc.

History – Occupation and Liberation

History – World War 1

Geography - Mapping skills

Geography – Bodies of water around the world. Habitats and ecological relationships

Geography –Weather & Climate

Geography – Plates, Earthquakes and Volcanoes

Geography –  Development of locational knowledge

Geography – Incidental only

ICT – Multimedia Presentations

ICT – Programming

ICT - Control/Logo

ICT – Merging Text and Graphics

ICT - Video making and editing

ICT - incidental only

ART & DT - incidental only

ART & DT - Textiles

Art & DT - Modelling

Art & DT - Drawing in 3 dimensions

Art & DT – incidental only

Art & DT - Modelling and inserting circuitry

RE – Rites of passage

RE - the Old Testament

RE – synagogues and mosques

 

RE – Places to worship on the island.

 

Year 3
Next taught in the Academic Year 2018 - 2019
 A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM
MYTHS & LEGENDS
WONDERLAND
ANIMALS
 

PREHISTORY

WORLD WAR II

English – Shakespeare’s ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream

English – Myths and Legends – Robin Hood

English – The works of Lewis Carroll (to commemorate the 150th anniversary of 'Alice in Wonderland') & poetry

English – Advertising and Persuasive Language, Fables

English – Instructions, recounts and newspapers

English – plays and scripts

Science – Light (link to How we see things)

Science – Magnets and Electromagnets

Science – The Periodic Table; Acids & Alkalis; Patterns of reactivity

Science –Environment and Feeding Relationships; Ecological relationships

Science - Energy, energy resources, energy changes and transfers

Science –Revision

History – Charles Darwin and the 'Origin of Species'

History – The Norman Conquest

History – Medieval Monarchy, people and church

 

History – First life to the Neolithic

History - World War 2

Geography - The Galapagos Islands

 

Geography – The Medieval world

Geography – Ecosystems

Geography – The 'ages' of the world and shifting continents.

Geography – The global battlefield and the changing borders.

ICT – theory - computer systems, networks and security,

ICT - Animation using 'pivot' and 'imagine logo'

ICT – Multimedia presentations

ICT – The Internet & HTML coding

ICT – Publishing and Video editing

ICT – Independent Project

Art & DT – Drawing people

Art & DT – 3D modelling

Art & DT – Wonderlands

Art & DT – Make Chess sets

Art & DT – Dinosaur art!

Art & DT - Artists: Henri Matisse and Vincent Van Gogh

 

RE – Medieval religion - crusades

RE - Catholicism and Protestantism

RE – The Prophets

 

RE – Judaism – Moses and God’s People

Year 4
Next taught in the Academic Year 2015 - 2016
NARNIA
RUSSIA
 THE AFRICAN SLAVE TRADE
 HAMLET
 PLANTS
FRANCE

English - The Chronicles of Narnia

English – Poetry and songs

English – Arguments, reports and biographies

English - Shakespeare's 'Hamlet'

English – Classic poetry

English – Victor Hugo and his connection to the Channel Islands

Science –Fit & Healthy; microbes and disease (link to micro-organisms)

Science – continue from last half term

Science – Compounds and Mixtures

Science – Sound and Hearing

Science – Plants and photosynthesis - link to interdependence and adaptation)

Science – Ecological  Investigations

History – incidental only

History – The Russian Revolution

History - The transatlantic slave trade

History – The Romans

History – Scientific discoveries that changed the world

History – France – why was there a revolution?

Geography – Atlases and Maps

Geography - Focus on a country - Russia. Physical, human and economic Geography.

Geography – Africa

Geography - tracing the Roman Empire

Geography –botanical habitats - the shoreline

Geography – Physical, environmental, human geography of France.

ICT – Presentations - publishing and multimedia

ICT - Boolean logic, binary and hexadecimal

ICT – The WWW

ICT - spreadsheets

ICT – electronic art

ICT – video production and editing

Art & DT – Linked to Topic

Art & DT – link to topic

Art & DT – Artists: Pablo Picasso and David Hockney

Art & DT – Link to English – design and build model

Art & DT - Diorama/ Midsummer show projects

Art & DT - Watercolours

RE - Christianity - with mention of the religious symbolism in 'The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe'.

 

RE – Buddhism

 

RE - Hinduism

RE – Islam – the 5 pillars