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Whole School Curriculum Overview-please be aware that due to COVID, some of these topics were not completed.




Autumn 1


Social Justice and Equity;

Diversity and Identity; Globalisation and Interdependence; Peace and Conflict.

Autumn 2




Spring 1


Global Citizenship

Spring 2



Diversity and Identity


Summer 1

D &T

Global Citizenship

Summer 2

What makes Modern

Britain Great?Diversity and Identity; Globalisation and Interdependence;



My life


Animals of the world


A world of Imagination

People who help us

Year 1

Toys Now and Then


Ian Cook

Super heroes save the world

Music and Dance from Around the World

Food in familiar stories

Wonderful Weymouth -

The Seaside

Looking after our World.

Year 2

Castles and Medieval Britain 1066-1500

Hans Holbein



Tortoise’s Dream

Africa drumming

Great Britons

Our Caring Community -CHARITY

Year 3

World War 2

Victorian Artist and Design

William Morris


Brazilian 'Carnaval'

Through the Ages

British Architecture

and fashion

Year 4

The Tudors

Roman Mosaic Ed Chapman- Mosaic


Traditional French songs

A taste of the world

British Diversity and Citizenship - What does it mean to be British?

Year 5

Groovy Greeks

500 B.C. -150 A.D.

Henry Moore/ Clarice Cliff



Planets -

Gustav Holst


British Democracy - The

British Rule of Law

Year 6

Ancient Civilisations

Ancient Egyptian Art

Coasts and Rivers

Gamelan: cyclic patterns

Puppets- a toy for my buddy

My Future in Modern


Spring 2  2020 [not completed]


This half term the Whole School Curriculum focus is Music - Music National Curriculum 2014.


Purpose of study

Music is a universal language that embodies one of the highest forms of creativity. A high-quality music education should engage and inspire pupils to develop a love of music and their talent as musicians, and so increase their self-confidence, creativity and sense of achievement. As pupils progress, they should develop a critical engagement with music, allowing them to compose, and to listen with discrimination to the best in the musical canon.



The national curriculum for music aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • perform, listen to, review and evaluate music across a range of historical periods, genres, styles and traditions, including the works of the great composers and musicians
  • learn to sing and to use their voices, to create and compose music on their own and with others, have the opportunity to learn a musical instrument, use technology appropriately and have the opportunity to progress to the next level of musical excellence
  • understand and explore how music is created, produced and communicated, including through the interrelated dimensions: pitch, duration, dynamics, tempo, timbre, texture, structure and appropriate musical notations


Key stage 1

Pupils should be taught to:

  • use their voices expressively and creatively by singing songs and speaking chants and rhymes
  • play tuned and untuned instruments musically
  • listen with concentration and understanding to a range of high-quality live and recorded music
  • experiment with, create, select and combine sounds using the interrelated dimensions of music


Key stage 2

Pupils should be taught to sing and play musically with increasing confidence and control. They should develop an understanding of musical composition, organising and manipulating ideas within musical structures and reproducing sounds from aural memory.


Pupils should be taught to:

  • play and perform in solo and ensemble contexts, using their voices and playing musical instruments with increasing accuracy, fluency, control and expression
  • improvise and compose music for a range of purposes using the interrelated dimensions of music
  • listen with attention to detail and recall sounds with increasing aural memory
  • use and understand staff and other musical notations
  • 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
  • The study of famous Musicians styles and techniques underpin our Music teaching that also links to the History topic in a year group.


We believe that it is important for pupils to learn the cultural, social and religious importance of Music in history with an understanding that being a Musician has been and can be a successful career.