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Key Stage 4 Curriculum 2016 - 2017

KS4                     Areas of Study                                                      2016 – 2017

Subject

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

PSHE

 

Group Building:

School Council

Relationships:

 Myself and others or Drug Education

 

Healthy Living:

Fitness, rest and relaxation or Looking after my body – choices.

Sex Education:

Gender/body parts/emotions or body awareness

Literacy

(Year A)

Contemporary fiction:

Skellig by David Almond – Drama, reading and writing activities.

 

Writing – Recount or to inform and explain

Reading Scheme Books/Using the library

Phonics – Read Write Inc. programme

 

PMLD/Sensory Group – Sensory Story based on Skellig Text.

 

Different Cultures and Traditions:

The Butterfly Lion by Michael Morpurgo – Drama, reading and writing activities.

 

Writing – writing Instructions, recipes or directions.

Reading Scheme Books/Using the library

Phonics – Read Write Inc. programme.

 

PMLD/Sensory Group – Following simple instructions and directions – recipes & dance

Shakespeare:

Midsummer- Night’s Dream or Romeo and Juliet.

 

Writing – To comment, review and analyse – book/film review

Reading Scheme Books/Using the library

Phonics – Read Write Inc. programme.

 

PMLD/Sensory Group – Sensory Story/Sensology  based on Shakespeare Text.

Numeracy

Number:

Place Value, addition and subtraction, multiplication & division

 

PMLD/Sensory Group – Number songs & games

Measurement:

Time and Money

 

PMLD/Sensory Group – Activities/Stories based on time e.g. The Hungry Caterpillar

Geometry:

 Properties of shape, position & direction

 

PMLD/Sensory Group – handling shapes, Gross Motor Activities.

Measurement:

Length & height, Mass & weight, capacity & volume.

 

PMLD/Sensory Group-sensory activities linked to topics. 

Number:

Place Value & Fractions

 

PMLD/Sensory Group- Number songs & games

Number:

Data Handling, Place Value.

 

PMLD/Sensory Group- Number songs & counting activities.

Science

Sound

Electricity

Materials

Properties & changing

Animals

Food Chain

Living things & their habitats – life cycles

Animals including humans - circulation

Art

Fabulous Fashion:

Textiles, printing, patterns, design, felting, fashion.

 

Food Glorious Food:

Collage, shape & colour. Recreate meals through mixed media.

 

Situations:

Digital media, photographs in the style of Edward Hopper, still life, interiors in a box.

 

Food Technology

Simple meals:

Savoury snacks

Simple meals:

Soups, deserts

Healthy Snacks:

Baking

Healthy Snacks:

Baking

Fruit:

Cooked fruit, dried fruit.

Fruit:

Smoothies, fruit salads.

 

Religious Education

Festivals:

Christianity Harvest

Festivals:

Hinduism  -Divali

Christianity:

Parables

 

Hinduism:

Special books and stories

Festivals:

Buddhism : Wesak

 

Buddhism:

Stories about Buddha

Computing

Introduction to ICT suite

 

Understanding instructions

Photos so simple calendar

Graphs

 

2 simple ‘to animate’ program’

Access games on ‘How Kids Learn’ website

PE

Invasion Games

e.g. Rugby, football, hockey, basketball

Swimming

Invasion Games

e.g. Rugby, football, hockey, basketball

Swimming             

Net and wall games/ invasion/ target games

e.g. Boccia/ tri golf/ Short tennis

Swimming

Net and wall games/ invasion/ target games

e.g. Boccia/ tri golf/ Short tennis

Swimming

Striking/ fielding games/ athletics

e.g. Rounder’s/ cricket

Swimming

Striking/ fielding games/ athletics

e.g. Rounder’s/ cricket

Swimming

Citizenship

 

Community:

Linked to the ASDAN Personal Progress unit  ‘Out and About in the Community’.

 Local community and caring for the environment – recycling, litter.

Media:

Explore any personal, local, national or global news. Create a news report, express opinions or make choices. 

Money Matters:

Class shop/café.

 Linked to the ASDAN module on ‘Out and About in the Community’. Practical activities using money – visit shops and cafes in the local community.  

Music

Music in the media:

  Film soundtracks and emotional responses. Fast/Slow, Loud/Quiet.

 

Soundtracks and soundscapes:

To explore and experience music and sounds that is linked to a specific theme or event.

 

Musical theatre:

 (linked with school show)

Instruments and music of the world

 

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