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Church of England Primary School

‘Valuing Effort, Valuing Others, Valuing Self’

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KS1 Curriculum Plan

Key stage-


Term 1

 Yr A -8 weeks

Term 2

Yr A - 7 weeks

Term 3

Yr A -6 weeks

Term 4

Yr A -5 weeks

Term  5

Yr A – 6 weeks

Term 6

Yr A – 5 weeks

Year A-topics and notes for coverage

999 (police/ fire/ ambulance – calling 999: visits from police; fire service visit; ambulance and paramedic visits


D and T: emergency vehicles – wheels and axles)


Geography – maps and local emergency services



Fire, fire!

Fire of London (events beyond living memory)

Bonfire night


Art – colour and tone


History – Great fire of London

Year 1 and 2



Traditional tales


Learn about the fascinating creatures that feature in the movements of the music. Learn about the formation of an orchestra, the range of instruments involved, and Saint- Saëns himself. Learn about mammals, birds, fish, reptiles, amphibians and fossils around the world. Round the topic off with an animal Olympics and a carnival!

Down at the bottom of the Garden/ Nocturnal Animals

(soil/ vegetation/ geographical skills + field work/ natural sculpture – Westonbirt – Goldsworthy and Barbara Hepworth)

Y2 – might start with ‘What happens after dark?’

Toys from the past

Popular toys through the 20th century and the early 21st century


Seasonal changes including the sun – Autumn/ Winter



Materials and uses of materials



Possibly chicks?

Farms and Foods


Plants and growing

Gardens and habitats



Stories based on fiction – Burglar Bill



Instructions (D + T)

Poetry – lists (sound) Fireworks

Story based on wishing (Christmas based)



Fairy tales (overcoming the monster)

Persuasion (invitations to the ball/ party)


Revolting Rhymes Cinderella


Different stories

Castles: The Kiss that Missed


Animal stories – different cultures carnivals

Animal poems

Non-chronological reports on minibeasts


Percy the Park

keeper stories

The Hodgeheg

Extended stories – The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark


Toy story film topic


Non-fiction about toys from past

Garden centre leaflet

School’s Christian Values

Thankfulness: for people in the community who help us (services); world around us: seasonal beauty & bountifulness.

Responsibility: linked to class book about a fireman rescuing Patch;  actions of people in the Fire of London.  Keeping faith, not giving up. 

Birth of Christ .

Forgiveness: discussion/role play & writing about Goldilocks – makes amends and then forgiven.

Truthfulness: Regularly reinforced in class discussions.

Non-fiction writing – use of facts. 


Easter story (continue Forgiveness T4).

Courage:  ‘The Owl who was afraid of the Dark’ – over-coming fears. 

Nick Butterworth stories

‘The Hodgeheg’  - shows perseverance and courage finding a crossing for his community.

Humility: PE Sports Day  behaviours.


Nick Butterworth stories ‘The Owl who learns his lesson’ – the bird who learnt humility!

Values (British)

Rule of Law

Individual Liberty

Democracy (sch council)

Rule of Law (Goldilocks)

Respect (items from around the world treated with care, special for other people)

Tolerance of different beliefs

Mutual Respect