Pathway 1 - Key Stage 4

PATHWAY 1 - KS4 MATRIX - CYCLE 1

 

Autumn

Spring

Summer

 

English

Fantasy World

Light and Sound

My Local Area

Emergency Services

Home

Summer Holidays

English is  taught four times a week in Pathway 1. English follows the Themed Learning topics so pupils can explore these in greater depths and create links in their understanding and learning. English focuses on: speaking and listening, reading and writing and is taught according to the needs of each pupil.  English is taught by the pupils’ form tutor. More individualised information can be found out by contacting the form tutor. 

Reading Intervention

Reading Intervention occurs each morning and entails a combination of group, pair and individual reading as well as focusing on writing, communication and comprehension. Pupils learn in different ways and this is reflected in how we offer Reading Intervention.  We run phonics programs, Rapid Readers and Reading and Learning Intervention (RLI). Please contact the pupils form tutor for more personalised information.

 

Maths

AQA Entry Levels 1/2 (Two Year Cycle)

Properties of Number - Unit 1

The Four Operations - Unit 2

The Four Operations - Unit 2

Money - Unit 4

Calendar and Time - Unit 5

Geometry - Unit 7

Ratio - Unit 3

Measurement - Unit 6

Statistics - Unit 8

Consolidation of skills and knowledge or Introduction to Level 1

 

Theme 

RE, History, Geography, PSHCE, RSE, Lifeskills, Technology

Fantasy World

Light and Sound

My Local Area

Emergency Services

Home

Summer Holidays

Pupils will explore the story of Theseus and the Minotaur, gaining some knowledge of the beliefs of people in ancient Greece, they will have gained greater understanding of the terms real and pretend and the differences between them. Pupils will  gain a greater understanding of the difference between truth and lies. Pupils will have read and created simple maps including maps with a key. Pupils will have continued to develop their fine motor skills through craft activities related to the story of Theseus and the Minotaur and the theme Fantasy World.

Pupils will have a greater understanding of the difference between light and dark by identifying and exploring different light sources. Pupils will have a greater understanding of the difference between quiet and loud by exploring a variety of sounds from the environment. Pupils will have a greater understanding of the importance of light and sound in religion and learn about the relevance of it at Diwali, Eid, Hanukkah, Bonfire Night, Halloween and Christmas.

Pupils will be able to identify where they live and who they live with. Pupils will understand that they have a ‘local area’ which consists of different buildings which have a different purpose; with a particular focus on religious buildings and what they represent. We will discuss the most appropriate ways to travel around town and be introduced to how to be safe on the road. The theme will have a branch of understanding ‘my local area’ as where my school is and the people in my school that can help me as well as people outside of school that can help me, touching briefly on the emergency services. 

Pupils will be able to identify what is an immediate emergency and where to go and what to do for help. We will discuss the relevance of calling 999 and the rules of being sensible if needing to call 999. We will discuss and explore who the emergency services are, what they do, what they look like and how they help us

Pupils will be able to understand where their home is and who lives in their home. Each room in the house will be discussed and explored and will expand on what happens in each room and why and how to be safe around the home. There will be an extended focus on cleanliness and hygiene.  

Pupils will be able to talk about the weather warming up and how to keep hydrated safe during this time. Pupils will understand that there will be no school in the holidays and the routines for home will be different. We will learn about days out and how to prepare for these leading onto ‘camping’, ‘seaside’ and ‘picnic in the park project’ where pupils will focus on planning and preparing for these days out and having a trip at the end of it.

Computing

Basic Functions (word)

Directions and Controls

E - Safety

Finding Information on the Internet

This scheme of work aims to teach and recap the computer parts and their uses. It also aims to teach the basic functions of Word. The pupils will be able to type words and sentences, change the text and insert shapes and pictures. The pupils will learn to share their interests, likes and dislikes before they type or insert pictures on Word.

This scheme of work aims to teach the pupils directional language, control and basic programming. The pupils will be able to turn on/off an electronic toy and control it following given directions. Some pupils will also be able to provide directions to others.

This scheme of work aims to teach and recap what personal information is, who is safe or unsafe to share this information with and the dangers of sharing this information with strangers. It also aims to teach the meaning of cyberbullying and online grooming. In the end, some pupils will be able to express their concerns to an adult if something does not seem right. 

This scheme of work aims to teach how to search for information on the Internet, how to use Google maps and how to access online shopping websites. 

Science

The Senses

Forces

A Healthy Human Body (RSE link)

Earth and Space

Pupils will further explore the five senses (touch, taste, sight, smell and hearing). Pupils will learn about how our senses work and conduct experiments with restrictions and evidence.

Pupils will further develop their knowledge about forces, friction and magnetic attraction. Pupils will continue to develop their ability to work scientifically and collaboratively to investigate.

Pupils will further explore and expand knowledge of the main features of the human body and how they work. This will extend to cover aspects of RSE.

By the end pupils will gain a deeper awareness of space and space travel. Pupils will work on skills such as comparing, comparing and observing. 

Performing Arts

Fantasy Worlds (drama and music)

Preparing for a Performance

My Local Area (music and drama)

School Rules (music and dance)

Performance

Music based unit, pupils will be able to recall the terms beat and melody, and begin to know the term rhythm. Pupils will begin to use ICT to create background scenes in response to music. Pupils will be able to create their own short sequences of movements in response to musical stimuli.  

Performance based unit. Pupils will have worked as a group to choreograph a class dance, learned the dance, prepared to perform their scene and taken part in either an in person or  virtual performance. Pupils will also have designed their character including any costume and make up. Pupils will have considered what props and scenery they might need and will have taken part in producing these. 

Music and movement based unit, pupils will identify likes and dislikes through the exploration of different types of music created by artists from the local area. Students will react to musical stimuli and create sequences of movements to share with their classmates. Students will identify the beat and melody in pieces of music.  

Music based unit, students will work as a team to create a song and accompanying dance looking at the school rules. Students will put into practice prior learning on beat, melody and movement planning, promoting teamwork skills, creative thinking and beginning to gain some understanding of non-verbal communication. To review the school rules, supporting students with understanding what the rules mean and applying this to our actions.

A performance based unit, pupils will plan, rehearse and perform a music and dance based show for either the members of the school community or parents, based on a topic of their choosing and working collaboratively across Key Stages 3, 4 and 5. Through teamwork pupils will choreograph class dances, they will consider either the use of musical instruments or signing to enhance their performance as appropriate. Pupils will reflect on their performances and give feedback on what went well and what they could change in the future.

Art

Superheroes

All About Me

Getting to know London

Shapes and Patterns

Cartoons

A Bug’s Life

A focus on the theme of  Superheroes providing students with skills for expressing their artistic creativity using resources in an artistic way. Students will learn that they can explore their creativity and expressive nature through colour and materials. They will develop their fine motor skills through using and manipulating materials whilst creating images, colour and texture. 

A focus on the theme of  All about Me providing students with skills for expressing their artistic creativity using resources in an artistic way. Students will learn that they can explore their creativity and expressive nature through colour and materials. They will be able to explore the mindfulness and comfort that art can provide. 

A focus on the theme of  Getting to Know London providing students with skills for expressing their artistic creativity using resources in an artistic way. Students will learn that they can explore their creativity and expressive nature through colour and materials. Students will develop and explore art as a means through which to communicate emotion, feeling and their innermost selves through creative expression. . 

A focus on the theme of shapes and patterns  providing students with skills for expressing their artistic creativity using resources in an artistic way. Students will learn that they can explore their creativity and expressive nature through colour and materials. They will develop their fine motor skills through using and manipulating materials whilst creating images, colour and texture. 

A focus on cartoons providing students with skills for expressing their artistic creativity using resources in an artistic way. Students will learn that they can explore their creativity and expressive nature through colour and materials.. They will be able to explore the mindfulness and comfort that art can provide. 

A focus on the theme of ‘a bug's life’  providing students with skills for expressing their artistic creativity using resources in an artistic way. Students will learn that they can explore their creativity and expressive nature through colour and materials. Students will develop and explore art as a means through which to communicate emotion, feeling and their innermost selves through creative expression.

PE

Panathlon

Fitness

Gymnastics

Ball Skills

Athletics

Football

The activities suggested vary in difficulty and teachers will select the appropriate ones for their group and differentiate accordingly. Learning within PE utilises spiral learning, so key concepts and skills are retaught each time to counter regression and then to increase difficulty.

Food Technology

Exploring Food

Investigating Food

Food Safety

Equipment

Weighing and Measuring

Preservation of Food

Pupils will explore food through taste, texture, smell, and sight. Pupils will be encouraged to try new foods and expand what foods they are familiar with. Pupils will learn about how ingredients make up our favourite foods and learn some simple processes of how food is made and manufactured.

Pupils will learn about how different fruits and vegetables grow. They will have opportunities to explore fruits and vegetables through sight, smell and taste. Pupils will learn the importance of washing foods before preparing and eating. Pupils will learn how to prepare a variety of fruits and vegetables for eating.

Pupils will learn the importance of handwashing prior to starting any handling of food. Pupils will explore and learn about how to keep safe when cooking in the kitchen. This will include learning  about common dangers in the kitchen and how to keep safe. Pupils will learn a variety of basic cooking/preparation skills in the kitchen and how to carry these out saely.  Pupils will learn what to do if there is an accident in the kitchen .

Pupils will learn the names and the functions and uses of various pieces of kitchen equipment  Pupils will learn how to use them safely to prepare foods.  Pupils will learn how to use different  pieces of equipment and utensils for different needs and purposes.

Pupils will explore what measuring is and how to measure and weigh in different  ways. Pupils will develop their accuracy of measuring and increase  their ability to read scales. This is to develop the pupils' ability to follow recipes. 

Pupils will learn what happens when food goes off. They will learn how food needs preservation to ensure it can be eaten later or kept for future use. Pupils will learn how to keep food safe for eating and when food needs discarding.  Pupils will learn about food hygiene and safety.

Enrichment

Duke of Edinburgh 

DofE is a youth awards programme founded by Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. The awards recognise adolescents and young adults for completing a series of self-improvement exercises.

 

PATHWAY 1 - KS4 MATRIX - CYCLE 2

 

Autumn

Spring

Summer

 

English

Health and Wellbeing

Wonders of the World

Space

Castles

Friendships

Transport

English is  taught four times a week in Pathway 1. English follows the Themed Learning topics so pupils can explore these in greater depths and create links in their understanding and learning. English focuses on: speaking and listening, reading and writing and is taught according to the needs of each pupil.  English is taught by the pupils’ form tutor. More individualised information can be found out by contacting the form tutor. 

Reading Intervention

Reading Intervention occurs each morning and entails a combination of group, pair and individual reading as well as focusing on writing, communication and comprehension. Pupils learn in different ways and this is reflected in how we offer Reading Intervention.  We run phonics programs, Rapid Readers and Reading and Learning Intervention (RLI). Please contact the pupils form tutor for more personalised information. 

 

Maths

AQA Entry Levels 1/2 (Two Year Cycle)

Properties of Number - Unit 1

The Four Operations - Unit 2

The Four Operations - Unit 2

Money - Unit 4

Calendar and Time - Unit 5

Geometry - Unit 7

Ratio - Unit 3

Measurement - Unit 6

Statistics - Unit 8

Consolidation of skills and knowledge or Introduction to Level 1

 

Theme 

RE, History, Geography, PSHCE, RSE, Lifeskills, Technology

Health and Wellbeing

Wonders of the World

Space

Castles

Friendships

Transport

Pupils will be able to understand why it is important to be clean and how to take care of their bodies including exercising and being healthy. Pupils will have a chance to practise their kitchen cooking skills and will learn about charity and religion and how they support their mental health.

Pupils will have gained understanding of the term country and awareness of the term continent; they will have explored the climate for at least one country in each continent, gaining experience of understanding weather forecasts and recording the weather. Students will have gained experience using a world map, map of Europe and map of the UK to identify where they live. Students will have experienced languages spoken in different countries and continents. Pupils will have researched the different plants and wildlife found in at least one country for each continent. Pupils will have looked into the six main world  religions 

Pupils will be able to think of their own targets and review these themselves.  Pupils will research and explore space. Using language to identify features and materials of planets. Pupils will be introduced to Neil Armstrong and understand what an astronaut and rocket is. 

Pupils will be able to identify the members of the current royal family and past kings and queens. They will be able to understand and compare various castles and palaces and identify the features of these. Pupils will work on projects where they will write their own fictional story based around castles and palaces and create those using junk modelling. 

Pupils will be able to identify what good friends are and how to interact with them successfully including turn taking. They will understand what good manners  are and how to maintain healthy friendships. They will also show an understanding of stranger danger and how to be safe online. In the end, they will  be able to identify who to turn to if they are in need of support. 

Pupils will know places they can travel to, different modes of transport and how to get there. Pupils will be able to recognise old and new methods of transport and realise that a mode of transport can be used for a variety of different reasons.  They will also learn how different modes of transport work. They will have opportunities to search for information online and present that in front of their peers. 

Computing

Technology through Time

ICT, Art and Design 

E-Safety

This scheme of work aims to teach the changes in technology through time, the concepts of past and present, the differences between devices in the past and present and their uses. In the end, some pupils will be able to imagine what future devices may look like.

This scheme of work aims to teach basic programming. The pupils will be able to create simple algorithms following given directions. They will be able to choose and modify their sprite and backdrop, add movements, sounds, speech bubbles and shapes. In the end, some pupils will be able to create their own program without adult support.

This scheme of work aims to teach what personal information is, who is safe or unsafe to share this information with and the dangers of sharing this information with strangers. It also aims to teach the meaning of cyberbullying and online grooming. In the end, some pupils will be able to express their concerns to an adult if something does not seem right. 

Science

Light and Sound

Properties and changing Materials

Electricity

Life Cycle and Growth (RSE link)

Plants

By the end of this topic pupils will deepen their understanding of light, sources of light, sound and how our ears and eyes function.  Pupils will extend their skills of identifying and classifying.

By the end of this topic pupils will have explored a variety of materials for bendiness, squishiness, twistability and stretchiness. Pupils will use more scientific vocabulary.  Pupils will make predictions, conduct experiments and record results.  Pupils will revisit solids, liquids and gases and what these look like in daily life.  Pupils will explore processes which are reversible such as melting, boiling, condensing, freezing and evaporating.

By the end pupils will be aware that electricity can produce light, heat, sound, movement. Pupils will use circuits to explore the components to light the bulb/make the buzzer sound. Pupils will be developing their questioning  and discussion skills.

By the end pupils will have encountered a range of life cycles and develop their skills in sequencing and recording. Pupils will explore growth in animals, plants and themselves. This will link to RSE.   

By the end of the topic pupils will have recapped and further developed their skills in identifying, observing and describing plants. Pupils will explore how plants function and conduct experiments to support this.

Performing Arts

Health and Wellbeing (dance)

End of Term Show

Space (music)

Castles (drama

Performance

Dance based units, pupils will know a variety of warm up activities, gain some understanding of the importance of warming up before taking part in dance/exercise activities. Know that physical activity is part of maintaining good health.

Performance based unit. Pupils will have worked as a group to choreograph a class dance, learned the dance, prepared to perform their scene and taken part in either an in person or  virtual performance. Pupils will also have designed their character including any costume and make up. Pupils will have considered what props and scenery they might need and will have taken part in producing these. 

Music based units, pupils will have explored music and sounds used in films to represent space, pupils will have responded to visual stimuli creating their own music/sounds to represent space.

Drama based unit. By the end of this unit pupils will have explored stories about knights and dragons, explored the ideas of heroes and villains in stories, and worked as a group to develop their own hero and villain story.

A performance based unit, pupils will plan, rehearse and perform a music and dance based show for either the members of the school community or parents, based on a topic of their choosing and working collaboratively across Key Stages 3, 4 and 5. Through teamwork pupils will choreograph class dances, they will consider either the use of musical instruments or signing to enhance their performance as appropriate. Pupils will reflect on their performances and give feedback on what went well and what they could change in the future.

Art

Kung Foo Panda

Harry Potter

Cars

Paddington

Big Hero 6

Space Jam

A focus on the theme of Kung Fu Panda providing students with skills for expressing their artistic creativity using resources in an artistic way. Students will learn that they can explore their creativity and expressive nature through colour and materials. They will develop their fine motor skills through using and manipulating materials whilst creating images, colour and texture. They will be able to explore the mindfulness and comfort that art can provide. Students will develop and explore art as a means through which to communicate emotion, feeling and their innermost selves through creative expression.

A focus on the theme of Harry Potterproviding students with skills for expressing their artistic creativity using resources in an artistic way. Students will learn that they can explore their creativity and expressive nature through colour and materials. They will develop their fine motor skills through using and manipulating materials whilst creating images, colour and texture. They will be able to explore the mindfulness and comfort that art can provide. Students will develop and explore art as a means through which to communicate emotion, feeling and their innermost selves through creative expression.

A focus on the theme of Transport providing students with skills for expressing their artistic creativity using resources in an artistic way. Students will learn that they can explore their creativity and expressive nature through colour and materials. They will develop their fine motor skills through using and manipulating materials whilst creating images, colour and texture. They will be able to explore the mindfulness and comfort that art can provide. Students will develop and explore art as a means through which to communicate emotion, feeling and their innermost selves through creative expression.

A focus on the theme of Paddington  providing students with skills for expressing their artistic creativity using resources in an artistic way. Students will learn that they can explore their creativity and expressive nature through colour and materials. They will develop their fine motor skills through using and manipulating materials whilst creating images, colour and texture. They will be able to explore the mindfulness and comfort that art can provide. Students will develop and explore art as a means through which to communicate emotion, feeling and their innermost selves through creative expression.

A focus on the theme of Big Hero 6  providing students with skills for expressing their artistic creativity using resources in an artistic way. Students will learn that they can explore their creativity and expressive nature through colour and materials. They will develop their fine motor skills through using and manipulating materials whilst creating images, colour and texture. They will be able to explore the mindfulness and comfort that art can provide. Students will develop and explore art as a means through which to communicate emotion, feeling and their innermost selves through creative expression.

A focus on the theme of Space Jam  providing students with skills for expressing their artistic creativity using resources in an artistic way. Students will learn that they can explore their creativity and expressive nature through colour and materials. They will develop their fine motor skills through using and manipulating materials whilst creating images, colour and texture. They will be able to explore the mindfulness and comfort that art can provide. Students will develop and explore art as a means through which to communicate emotion, feeling and their innermost selves through creative expression.

PE

Fitness

Ball Skills

Gymnastics

Football

Athletics

The activities suggested vary in difficulty and teachers will select the appropriate ones for their group and differentiate accordingly. Learning within PE utilises spiral learning, so key concepts and skills are retaught each time to counter regression and then to increase difficulty.

Food Technology

Exploring Food

Fruit and Vegetables

Following Instructions

Eatwell Plate

Pupils will explore food through taste, texture, smell, and sight. Pupils will be encouraged to try new foods and expand what foods they are familiar with. Pupils will learn about how ingredients make up our favourite foods and learn some simple processes of how food is made and manufactured.

Pupils will learn where we get fruits and vegetables from. Pupils will learn about which part of the plant we eat and why they are important for our diet.  Pupils will learn where in the world different fruits and vegetables grow and pupils will learn how they can be prepared for us to eat.

Pupils will learn the importance of being able to follow instructions to be safe in a kitchen and when cooking. Pupils will learn how to follow simple instructions to make simple recipes and also the impact of what can happen when instructions are not followed.  Pupils will be taught where to find cooking instructions on packets of food and how to understand what they mean. Pupils will also learn about the food traffic light system and them be supported to help them make healthier food choices.

Pupils will learn about the importance of keeping themselves healthy - from hygiene and exercise to food and water.  Pupils will learn about the different food groups and why each is important for humans.  Pupils will explore the Eatwell Plate and make healthy meals.

Enrichment

Duke of Edinburgh 

DofE is a youth awards programme founded by Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. The awards recognise adolescents and young adults for completing a series of self-improvement exercises.

 



This is the Pathway 1 KS4 matrix for 2022/2023 only

This matrix has been put together to support pupils in KS3/KS4. The Matrix is a blend of what the pupils missed due to Covid.  As with all Pathway 1 learning we have a major focus on communication and life skills which continues to be reflected throughout this cycle. 

 

Autumn

Spring

Summer

 

English

Health and Wellbeing

Wonders of the World

My Senses

Important Buildings

Habitat

Old and New

English is  taught four times a week in Pathway 1. English follows the Themed Learning topics, so pupils can explore these in greater depths and create links in their understanding and learning. English focuses on: speaking and listening, reading and writing and is taught according to the needs of each pupil.  English is taught by the pupils’ form tutor. More individualised information can be found out by contacting the form tutor. 

Reading Intervention

Reading Intervention occurs each morning and entails a combination of group, pair and individual reading as well as focusing on writing, communication and comprehension. Pupils learn in different ways and this is reflected in how we offer Reading Intervention.  We run phonics programs, Rapid Readers and Reading and Learning Intervention (RLI). Please contact the pupils form tutor for more personalised information. 

 

Maths

AQA Entry Levels 1-2

The Four Operations - Unit 2

Money - Unit 4

Geometry - Unit 7

Statistics - Unit 8

Consolidation of skills and knowledge

 

Theme 

RE, History, Geography, PSHCE, RSE, Lifeskills, Technology

Health and Wellbeing

Wonders of the World

My Senses

Important Buildings

Habitat

Old and New

Pupils will be able to understand why it is important to be clean and how to take care of their bodies including exercising and being healthy. Pupils will have a chance to practise their kitchen cooking skills and will learn about charity and religion and how they support their mental health.

Pupils will have gained understanding of the term country and awareness of the term continent; they will have explored the climate for at least one country in each continent, gaining experience of understanding weather forecasts and recording the weather. Students will have gained experience using a world map, map of Europe and map of the UK to identify where they live. Students will have experienced languages spoken in different countries and continents. Pupils will have researched the different plants and wildlife found in at least one country for each continent. Pupils will have looked into the six main world  religions 

Pupils will explore their senses through a variety of tasks both in the classroom,  school and  the wider community.  Senses will be used as the basis to explore language and communication to introduce new language and means of communicating with each other.  Senses will also be explored in relation to design technology where fabric and materials will be explored to consider their texture and properties.  

Pupils will have researched various buildings from ones they can see and experience directly to others all over the world.   Pupils will explore religious buildings and important buildings in the local area.  Along with this pupils will learn about the roles of the emergency services and other important features in the local area. 

Pupils will understand what a habitat is and will have explored many different habitats.  Pupils will compare and contrast habitats and explore how some have changed over time and assess if the changes have caused issues for wildlife. Pupils will have the opportunity to create their own habitats and learn about what makes each habitat suitable for its occupants.  

Pupils will have learnt what the terms old, new, past and present mean and relate them to themselves and their lives.  Pupils will have explored toys from Victorian times and compared them to toys today. Pupils will also learn about modes of transport and compare those from the past to the present day. 

Computing

Basic Functions

Directions

E-Safety

This scheme of work aims to teach the computer parts and their uses. It also aims to teach the basic functions of Word. The pupils will be able to type words and sentences, change the text and insert shapes and pictures. The pupils will learn to share their interests, likes and dislikes before they type or insert pictures on Word.

Extended learning will include learning about functions such as voice recorders,calendar, calculator, alarms and clocks, weather, notepad, photo viewer, windows media player and how they can be used in daily life

This scheme of work aims to teach the pupils directional language, control and basic programming. The pupils will be able to turn on/off and control electronic toys and electrical equipment. They will be able to follow given directions and understand the uses of electronic toys and electrical equipment. In the end, some pupils will also be able to provide directions to others and use electrical equipment safely and independently.

This scheme of work aims to teach what personal information is, who is safe or unsafe to share this information with and the dangers of sharing this information with strangers. It also aims to teach the meaning of cyberbullying and online grooming. In the end, some pupils will be able to express their concerns to an adult if something does not seem right. 

Science

Health (RSE)

Sound

States of Matter

Animal Diet & Food Chains

Plants

Pupils will learn the importance of and how to keep healthy.  This will cover physical and mental health.   Pupils will explore varying aspects of health and be able to identify some common hazard symbols. Pupils will also develop their observational and research skills.

By the end of the topic pupils will have experienced a range of sounds and explored making and changing them. Pupils will learn what causes sound and how it travels.  Pupils will be able to recognise various warnings and develop the skill of prediction.

Pupils will learn about the differences between solids, liquids and gases. Pupils will classify objects and identify their properties. Pupils will work scientifically and collaboratively to investigate.

By the end of this topic pupils will be able to recognise that different animals eat different foods. Pupils will explore new terminology and develop their sorting and categorising skills.  Pupils will know that teeth and claws are used in different ways by different animals and consider the reasons for this.

By the end of the topic pupils will have recapped and further developed their skills in identifying, observing and describing plants. Pupils will explore how plants function and conduct experiments to support this.

Performing Arts

Health and Wellbeing (dance)

Preparing for a Performance

Senses (dance)

School Rules (music)

Performance

Dance based units, pupils will know a variety of warm up activities, gain some understanding of the importance of warming up before taking part in dance/exercise activities. Know that physical activity is part of maintaining good health.

Performance based unit. Pupils will have worked as a group to choreograph a class dance, learned the dance, prepared to perform their scene and taken part in either an in person or  virtual performance. Pupils will also have designed their character including any costume and make up. Pupils will have considered what props and scenery they might need and will have taken part in producing these. 

Dance and music based unit, pupils will have explored the senses of sight and sound through music and movement. Pupils will explore the sounds in their environment, identifying what they are; they will also explore the different sounds made by a variety of percussion and stringed instruments. Pupils will consider how we share information about movements and use descriptive language to share movements. Pupils will know the musical term ‘beat’ and begin to identify this in music. 

Music and dance based unit, students will work as a team to create a song and accompanying dance looking at the school rules. Students will put into practice prior learning on beat, melody and movement planning, promoting teamwork skills, creative thinking and beginning to gain some understanding of non-verbal communication. To review the school rules, supporting students with understanding what the rules mean and applying this to our actions.

A performance based unit, pupils will plan, rehearse and perform a music and dance based show for either the members of the school community or parents, based on a topic of their choosing and working collaboratively across Key Stages 3, 4 and 5. Through teamwork pupils will choreograph class dances, they will consider either the use of musical instruments or signing to enhance their performance as appropriate. Pupils will reflect on their performances and give feedback on what went well and what they could change in the future.

Art

Kung Foo Panda

Harry Potter

Illustration in Books

Living Things

Bears

Summer Holiday

A focus on the theme of Kung Fu Panda providing students with skills for expressing their artistic creativity using resources in an artistic way. Students will learn that they can explore their creativity and expressive nature through colour and materials. They will develop their fine motor skills through using and manipulating materials whilst creating images, colour and texture. They will be able to explore the mindfulness and comfort that art can provide. Students will develop and explore art as a means through which to communicate emotion, feeling and their innermost selves through creative expression.

A focus on the theme of Harry Potterproviding students with skills for expressing their artistic creativity using resources in an artistic way. Students will learn that they can explore their creativity and expressive nature through colour and materials. They will develop their fine motor skills through using and manipulating materials whilst creating images, colour and texture. They will be able to explore the mindfulness and comfort that art can provide. Students will develop and explore art as a means through which to communicate emotion, feeling and their innermost selves through creative expression.

pupils will be more familiar with the creative ways art is used to express celebrations and festivals.

A focus on living things is providing students with skills for expressing their artistic creativity using resources in an artistic way. Students will learn that they can explore their creativity and expressive nature through colour and materials. They will develop their fine motor skills through using and manipulating materials whilst creating images, colour and texture. They will be able to explore the mindfulness and comfort that art can provide. Students will develop and explore art as a means through which to communicate emotion, feeling and their innermost selves through creative expression.


 

A focus on bears providing students with skills for expressing their artistic creativity using resources in an artistic way. Students will learn that they can explore their creativity and expressive nature through colour and materials. They will develop their fine motor skills through using and manipulating materials whilst creating images, colour and texture. They will be able to explore the mindfulness and comfort that art can provide. 

A focus on summer holidays providing students with skills for expressing their artistic creativity using resources in an artistic way. Students will learn that they can explore their creativity and expressive nature through colour and materials. They will develop their fine motor skills through using and manipulating materials whilst creating images, colour and texture. They will be able to explore the mindfulness and comfort that art can provide. Students will develop and explore art as a means through which to communicate emotion, feeling and their innermost selves through creative expression.

PE

Fitness

Ball Skills

Gymnastics/yoga

Football

Athletics

The activities suggested vary in difficulty and teachers will select the appropriate ones for their group and differentiate accordingly. Learning within PE utilises spiral learning, so key concepts and skills are retaught each time to counter regression and then to increase difficulty.

Food Technology

Exploring Food

Fruit and Vegetables

Following Instructions

Eatwell Plate

Pupils will explore food through taste, texture, smell, and sight. Pupils will be encouraged to try new foods and expand what foods they are familiar with. Pupils will learn about how ingredients make up our favourite foods and learn some simple processes of how food is made and manufactured.

Pupils will learn where we get fruits and vegetables from. Pupils will learn about which part of the plant we eat and why they are important for our diet.  Pupils will learn where in the world different fruits and vegetables grow and pupils will learn how they can be prepared for us to eat.

Pupils will learn the importance of being able to follow instructions to be safe in a kitchen and when cooking. Pupils will learn how to follow simple instructions to make simple recipes and also the impact of what can happen when instructions are not followed.  Pupils will be taught where to find cooking instructions on packets of food and how to understand what they mean. Pupils will also learn about the food traffic light system and them be supported to help them make healthier food choices.

Pupils will learn about the importance of keeping themselves healthy - from hygiene and exercise to food and water.  Pupils will learn about the different food groups and why each is important for humans.  Pupils will explore the Eatwell Plate and make healthy meals.