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									Cross-curricular Links
Each term in the Rolling Programme has an umbrella heading mainly stemming from
the starting points suggested by the Science, History and Geography content. The
links were drawn together by a range of practising teachers and Headteachers from
schools all over Somerset and are based on recognised good practice. The areas
chosen are common to many schools already.

The suggestions cover all subject areas in the National Curriculum but as you will
see, some links have much greater potential than others. It is recommended that
teachers capitalise on links between a maximum of 3 or 4 subjects in planning the
teaching activities for their pupils. Links between subjects should only be used
where pupils’ learning and enjoyment will be promoted significantly and which will
strengthen the relevance and coherence of the curriculum. The Primary Strategy
‘Learning to Learn’ sections have a range of examples of how schools have made
effective use of cross-curricular links to develop the key aspects of learning.

The sheets for KS1 have ideas for the Foundation Stage alongside to help with
planning in mixed Foundation Stage/KS1 classes. It is suggested that schools with
this form of organisation adapt the content in the KS1 Rolling Programme to meet
the needs of the Foundation Stage.

It is worth thinking about where good use can be made of longer blocks of time
enabling pupils to undertake sustained work on themes covering two or three
subjects. The format of the cross curricular links sheets provides a model which may
be used for long term planning from a school’s own existing rolling programme. The
sheets are on disc so schools can add their own ideas and customise them to their
own needs.


Links to Numeracy
Although links to Numeracy are given, it is important to return to the strategies to
ensure there is overall balance and progression. When cross-curricular links are
identified, certain topics recur frequently eg Handling data. There is a danger that
following these up whenever they are mentioned could result in a distortion of the
NLNS and make it less likely that such topics are taught at the appropriate level.
The renewed framework objectives are arranged into seven new strands which are
then taught in blocks which link the strands. These blocks are arranged in the same
way in each year group which will help organisation of the links in mixed age
classes.


Planning for ICT
The ICT National Curriculum coverage and QCA scheme of work should now be
seen as a minimum expectation of the use of ICT. The practice of allocating chunks
of ICT (QCA units) across year groups does not fully support progression and does
not reflect the current trends in ICT use. Strategic development for the embedding of
ICT has become a national focus, illustrated by the example of the mathematics and
literacy renewed frameworks.



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‘Excellence and Enjoyment’ makes it clear that ICT activities should form an integral
part of teaching and learning across the curriculum. ICT is not a content-driven
subject. Rather it is a process of revisiting and building on skills and knowledge
about tools which support learning in a variety of contexts and throughout the
Foundation and Primary Phase.

Where schools have rolling curriculum programmes, teachers need to be familiar
with the broad programmes of study. Then look for opportunities in the subjects to
develop capability and benefit from ICT approaches. If QCA units are used, they
should be considered as example supports for an embedded planning framework.

ICT planning needs to include two aspects. The development of ICT capability
based on the NC programmes of study needs to be developed and applied in
contexts across the curriculum. ICT should also be used to support teaching and
learning across the curriculum. This includes the application of ICT capability as well
as the use of software, devices and digital resources which might require minimal
levels of capability.

Teachers should look for opportunities in all curriculum areas to develop ICT
capability – research, data handling, developing ideas, communicating and
presentation. ICT tools and digital resources should be used to support
learning, eg to capture visits, process and performance (digital photos, video
and sound).


Examples of cross-curricular use of ICT to support topics
Foundation Stage and KS1
         Ourselves                   Light and Electricity             Planet Earth

All about Ourselves CD            Things that use electricity   Grow plants, same and
Make a pictogram with             in the home, school,          different/sort – use labels,
2Count                            outside visits, toys          photos and key words in
Name cards, labels,               Record voices and             drag and drop programs
captions                          sounds, reading and           eg Smartboard and
Digital photos of self,           music – play for audience     Textease
others, places and things,        Nursery rhymes on the         Fruits – same and different
children working                  web                           Use a 2 Investigate
Self portraits – Art              On/off make it go/work        datafile to ask questions
package                           Intel microscope to view      about fruit, plants or
Photos inserted and add           small things                  minibeasts
features - 2Publish               Famous people and the         Sorting games from MAPE
Special occasions cards           Great Fire – Internet         Homes - photos, Internet
Role play resources –             pictures with captions        pictures, old postcards
menus, tickets                    Simple Art package            from archives at
Healthy eating                    explore use of colour         www.somerset.gov.uk
Card, envelope, book                                            Animal noises from the
templates for pictures and                                      web – guess who
text                              Mothers Day     Easter        All about Weather CD
Record and guess sounds           Cards and displays            Make/record a tune
around us
Halloween, Christmas
Cards, display and
decorations

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          Materials                          Toys                    The Seaside

Ask questions with a              Pushes and pulls             Sound and hearing – listen
yes/no datafile on                Take photos of objects       to sounds from the web,
materials                         and processes                record sounds, use the
Drag and drop photos of           Programmable toys and        sea
real objects to sort              robots plus onscreen         Snaith school website –
onscreen and label                activities like Strawberry   The Seaside, WSR on the
Bob the Builder Internet          Garden                       Somerset Intranet
Barnaby Bear – letters,           Enjoy and join in with       Use prepared templates to
emails                            rhymes and animations,       make postcards, posters,
Places – Internet and             stories and rhymes from      cards,
digital photos                    CD and Internet              Northumberland’s ‘Little
Internet nursery rhymes           eg All about Toys CD,        red ship’ online book
Compose World – teddy             Tizzy’s Toybox               Paintings from the
bears picnic                                                   webmuseum website and
Print patterns – make                                          BBC Painting the weather
marks and patterns in art –
programs
Elmer the elephant -
outlines in art programs


To find some more web-based activities to support the curriculum, visit the weblinks
section of www.somersetearlyyears.ik.org




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Cross-curricular Links
(with reference to the Rolling Programme. All numbers refer to QCA units.)

Year A - Autumn – KS1/Foundation                                  Ourselves
                                       KS1                                     Foundation
                                                                Knowledge and Understanding of the
                                                                World
   Science        Ourselves 1A                                  Look carefully at ourselves, family and
                  Health and Growth 2A                          friends and name parts of the body,
                  Parts of the body, growth and ageing,         similarities and differences, how we
                  senses, humans and animals,                   grow from babies, how to keep
                  similarities and differences, movement,       warm/dry. Link to PE, gross and fine
                  eating, drinking, caring for living things,   movements. People around the school,
                  healthy diet, exercise, medicines, health     families. Happy street small world play,
                  and safety issues.                            dolls from around the world.
 Geography        Around our School and Locality 1 2            Talk about where we live, our address,
                  Where we live, getting to school,             where we go on holiday, teddie’s
                  immediate surroundings and streets,           travels, getting to school, about our
                  jobs, leisure, changes in the area,           school. Safety. RE - where I belong.
                  improvements needed, Road Safety.
                                                                Communication, Language and Literacy
   Literacy       Y1 NF Unit 1                                  Name recognition, birthdays,
                  Labels, lists and captions.                   celebrations and cards.
                                                                Mathematics
Mathematics       Handling data, estimating and                 Measuring with hand and foot prints.
                  measuring length, height, weight, hand        Graphs to show comparisons with each
                  and foot size, using standard and non         other.
                  standard units.
                                                                Creative Development
      Art         Self portraits, drawing with a range of       Large and small mark making, large
                  media, painting, looking at artists’ self     movements with sponge and finger
                  portraits.                                    painting and pattern. Clay, dough,
                                                                shaving foam, cornflour.
    Music       Sounds Around Us 1 2
                Listening and making sounds, body music, eg clapping, stamping.
       DT       1C Eat more Fruit and Vegetables or 2B Puppets
                Healthy eating, cooking. People models, jointed puppets, joining skills.
                Explore clothing materials for texture, warmth, waterproof.
      ICT       Use text, sound, clipart, photos, art and Explore activities on Espresso. Talk
       1B       data programs to support learning about about digital photos of ourselves doing
       1C       Ourselves, eg self portraits, healthy       and making.
                eating poster, labels for parts of the      Add labels and captions. Make cards
                body
       PE       Naming body parts, understanding body needs, keeping fit.
      RE        Ourselves
        1       About me, my favourite things, my feelings, my choices
Visits/Visitors Techniquest (Cardiff), fitness centre, supermarket, visits in local area, park, shops
                etc. Visitors - mums and babies, school nurse, people in different jobs.




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Year A - Spring - KS1/Foundation                                 Light and Electricity
                                       KS1                                  Foundation
                                                              Knowledge and Understanding of the
                                                              World
   Science        Light, Electricity 1D, 2F                   Explore battery and electrically powered
                  Everyday appliances, what they do,          toys, things using electricity, safety and
                  safety, power sources, simple circuits      dangers, light sources, using digital
                  with batteries and bulbs, investigative     camera, programmable toys, battery
                  work. Light for seeing, sources,            powered games/torches. Reflective
                  brightness, darkness, sun as a light        clothing. Create a dark area, shine
                  source, shiny objects, reflective           torches in, explore shadows.
                  surfaces, safety aspects.
   History        Famous People 4                             Compare day time and night time - Use
                  Great Fire of London 5                      daily routines to talk about last night,
                  Florence Nightingale, famous inventors,     this morning. What can be done in
                  Guy Fawkes, Dr Barnardo (charity link),     daylight/night time and why?
                  Great Fire of London, characters in role,   Compare lighting artefacts of different
                  link to drama.                              times - candles, lamps and torches.
                                                              Sequence.
                                                              Communication, Language and Literacy
   Literacy       Y2 NF Unit 2                                Rhyming words, night time stories,
                  Explanations                                stories from shadow pictures.
                                                              Mathematics
Mathematics                                                   Understanding shape Repeating
                                                              patterns with fairy lights. Programming
                                                              Roamer or Pixie to work out the journey.
                                                              Creative Development
      Art         Great Fire of London - collage, colour,     Creative work with ICT - Fresco and
                  dark and light, tone, contrasts, colour     Dazzle. Colour mixing. OHP shadow
                  mixing.                                     pictures.
    Music         Pitch 5
      DT          2A Vehicles
                  More able pupils could incorporate
                  lights or motor
     ICT          Find pictures from prepared picture         Use simple art program to make marks
      1A          banks                                       and patterns. Follow talking stories with
      2C          Explain a sequence arranging                rhyming words, Sing-along to nursery
                  photos/pictures and words                   rhymes on the internet.
                                                              Explore buttons to make a simple
                                                              journey Bee-Bot, Pixie
      PE          Keeping safe, dance theme linked to Drama.
      RE          Jesus – no specific links
       9
Visits/Visitors Bath Museum of Work, Rural Life museum, visit Fire Station. Visits by Police,
                Ambulance, Fire Brigade, link to safety, safety clothing, road safety.




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Year A - Summer - KS1/Foundation                                Planet Earth
                                       KS1                                  Foundation
                                                              Knowledge and Understanding of the
                                                              World
   Science        Growing Plants 1B                           Sow grass seeds/beans indoors - make
                  Variation 2B/2C                             predictions and comparisons.
                  Plants in the local environment, plant      Comparing fruits, tasting, smelling
                  parts, seeds, growth, plants as food,       observation.
                  what they need to grow, similarities and    Walk around the school - what
                  differences between humans, animals         grows/lives where - collect and sort
                  and plants, investigations, observational   found items discussing similarities and
                  drawing.                                    differences.
   History        Homes in the Past 2
                  Homes in the past, using local area, local building styles, domestic life, making
                  comparisons, learning from visitors, drawing own homes.
                  Make a class diary to record the seeds growing using language of time.
 Geography        An Island Home 3                            Make a plan of the walk around school -
                  Links with Literacy.                        use directional language.
   Literacy       Y1 NF Unit 1, 3, 5                          Communication, Language and Literacy
                  Recounts alphabetically ordered texts Information writing, signs, labels and
                  captions for plant growing.
                                                              Mathematics
Mathematics       Measuring, Handling data                    Compare growth of grass/beans.
                  Measuring plant growth.                     Collect data on favourite fruits.
                                                              Creative Development
      Art         Mother Nature, Designer 2B
                  Using natural materials and shapes as starting points, weaving, collage, colour
                  matching (paint chart samples). Making clay pots, model houses. Natural
                  sculpture, spirals, environmental pictures, willow sculpture, (Andy Goldsworthy).
    Music         Tempo, Timbre 7
                  Carnival of the Animals, making music to represent animals, links to dance.
      DT          1D Homes                                    Using large cardboard boxes to make
                  Link to Literacy - recounts                 houses, use saws to cut out windows
                                                              and doors, explore properties of wood
                                                              (shavings, matchsticks etc).
     ICT          Write story scenes using word banks,        Use simple art and writing programs to
      2A          drawing tools and clipart, Write            support Literacy, eg 2Paint, 2Publish,
      2B          postcards using templates                   2Create a Story
                  Make simple books and animated              Animal noises from sound effect files
                  stories eg 2Create a Story.                 and internet activities - Guess Who?
                  Drag and drop labels - Growing plants       Record sounds from a listening walk.
                  Homes – use photos, clipart, old postcards. Make/record simple tune
      PE          Dance linked to Music theme.
      RE          The world around us. Experiences of awe, wonder, amazement, mystery about
       8          the natural world, Creation stories.
Visits/Visitors Peat Moors village, Clara’s Cottage (Weston), Bygones (Torquay), Supermarket,
                Garden centre. Visitors with memories and artefacts from domestic history.
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Year B - Autumn - KS1/Foundation                                  Materials
                                       KS1                                     Foundation
                                                               Knowledge and Understanding of the
                                                               World
   Science        Sorting and Grouping Materials 1C            Role play as builder’s yard, visit building
                  Changing Materials 2D                        site, feel textures of materials, large
                  Sorting and grouping materials               building blocks (Bob the Builder).
                  according to properties, using different     Sorting materials according to pupils’
                  senses, everyday objects and what they       criteria. Playdough. Builder visits to
                  are made of, design for purpose, testing     make cement, build a wall.
                  properties, magnets. Changing -
                  Materials from different sources,
                  changing these in different ways,
                  heating, cooling, pressure, melting ice,
                  cookery.
 Geography        Barnaby Bear 5                               Visitor from overseas, local bear visiting
                  Contrasting Locality Overseas                nearby locations, eg local park, hospital.
                  Africa/India - similarities and
                  differences. Link with another school,
                  Action-aid packs.
   Literacy       Y1 NF Unit 1, Y2 NF Unit 2, 4                Communication, Language and Literacy
                  Y1/2 NF Mixed age unit
                  Non-chronological reports, signs, labels,
                  captions, dictionaries, instructions,
                  explanations
                                                               Mathematics
Mathematics       Using and applying Solving a given           Talk about, recognise and recreate
                  problem by sorting, classifying and          patterns, looking at brick patterns etc.
                  organising information in simple ways        Use builders mesh to weave repeating
                  eg lists, pictograms. Discuss and            patterns.
                  explain results.
                                                                Creative Development
      Art         Print and pattern linked to Africa/India, textiles, designing textiles, simple printing,
                  press prints, making patterns with beads, pegs etc…
    Music         Rhythm 1 4                                    Make instruments using junk/found
                  Percussion instruments and drumming.          materials.
      DT          Josephs Coat 2D                               Explore properties of fabrics, use bits to
                  Textiles, using textiles from Art to make make patterns and collage, paper
                  bags, banners, weaving.                       weaving.
                                                                Construct with large wooden blocks.
     ICT          Barnaby Bear – use Internet to find out       Bob the Builder - Internet activities.
      1B          about other places, Use simple                Elmer the Elephant with an art program
      2E          presentation program                          Make a story eg 2Create a Story
                  Drag and drop scenes to sort objects
                  Smartboard and Textease
      PE          Bouncing balls - link to properties of materials. Pattern and rhythm - dance and
                  gymnastics link.
      RE          Rules and Choices. No specific links.
       6
Visits/Visitors Rural Life Museum Materials Trail, building site visit. Indian/African
                dance/Music/drama group performances, visitors from overseas, travellers.
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Year B - Spring - KS1/Foundation                                 Toys
                                       KS1                                  Foundation
                                                              Knowledge and Understanding of the
                                                              World
   Science        Pushes and Pulls 1E                         Movement in the air, bubbles, moving
                  Forces and Motion 2E                        things by blowing, kites. Variety of toys,
                  Pushes and pulls are forces, describing     sorting into how they move, effect of
                  movements to start and stop,                adding weight, eg two on a scooter.
                  maintaining movement, safety. Making        Floating and sinking. How toys work,
                  things move faster and slower,              interviewing older pupils about their
                  measuring and testing.                      toys. Playground games, pushes and
                                                              pulls, rhymes. Pet toys, caring for our
                                                              pets.
   History        Toys in the Past 1                          Compare baby toys with current
                  Class museum, parents and                   favourites - what I used to like, what I
                  grandparents contributions, looking at      like to play with now, what older siblings
                  change over time.                           like.
   Literacy       Y1 NF Unit 3 N Unit 3                       Communication, Language and Literacy
                  Y2 NF Unit 4 N Unit 2
                  Alphabetically ordered texts. Non-
                  chronological reports.
                  Traditional tales.
                                                              Mathematics
Mathematics       Using and applying and Handling data        Talk about, recognise and recreate
                  Solving a given problem by sorting,         patterns, looking at brick patterns etc.
                  classifying and organising information in   Use builders mesh to weave repeating
                  simple ways eg lists, pictograms.           patterns.
                  Discuss and explain results.
                                                              Creative Development
      Art         3D, clay models, paper sculpture and        Tracks in the paint, bubble painting.
                  models, modroc over rolled newspaper        Observational drawing.
                  for figures. Observational drawings and
                  paintings of toys.
    Music         Duration, Story 3
                  Telling stories through music. Coppelia. Traditional playground songs and games.
      DT          2C Winding Up or 2B Puppets. Link to Literacy - instructions
     ICT          Take and use photos of toys – Take          Poisson Rouge website
      1F          photos of outcomes and processes
      2D
                  Explore programmable toys, robots and screen ‘control’ activities eg Strawberry
                  Garden. 2Go.
                  Read and respond to talking animated stories
      PE          Games, rules for games.
      RE          Special Books Special places. No specific links.
       3
Visits/Visitors Displays of toys at museums, eg Bygones, Rural Life. Visitors with appropriate
                memories and old toys.

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Year B - Summer - KS1/Foundation                                      The Seaside
                                       KS1                                 Foundation
                                                            Knowledge and Understanding of the
                                                            World
   Science        Sound, Hearing 1F                         Stilling, listening, listening walk, sounds
                  Listening, describing, making sounds,     from different sources, instruments.
                  purposes of ears, safety, louder and      Floating and sinking, seaside creatures
                  softer, effect of distance from source,   and plants, seaside corner with
                  investigations and measurement.           sandtray and shells. Make rockpools in
                                                            washing up bowls with sand, pebbles
                                                            and shells. Holidays, the clothes we
                                                            wear, sun safety.
   History        Seaside Holidays in the Past 3
 Geography        Going to the Seaside 4                    Role play - going on holiday by train,
                  Different seaside locations, holidays     boat, plane, space ship, where people
                  where and why, sun safety.                go on holiday, personal experiences.
                                                            Create travel agents in role play area.
   Literacy       Y1 NF Unit 3, 4, 5                        Communication, Language and Literacy
                  Y2 NF Unit 3
                  Recounts non-chronological reports.
                  Information, designing holiday
                  brochures.
                                                            Mathematics
Mathematics       Measuring Compare capacity using          Counting and understanding number
                  direct comparison, using non-standard     Counting and sorting shells, pebbles.
                  units. Understand and use the related     Balancing/weighing.
                  vocabulary.
                                                            Creative Development
      Art         Drawing, colour, colour mixing,           Bright colours, colour mixing,
                  Kandinsky, Impressionist landscape,       underwater pictures, collage, texture,
                  using viewfinders.                        sand pictures, mixed media.
    Music         Instruments, symbols 6
                  Sounds of the seaside, calm and storm, Benjamin Britten Four Sea Interludes.
      DT          1B Playgrounds                            Build boats, aeroplanes, cars using
                                                            construction or junk materials.
     ICT          Record and guess sounds, record own voice reading and talking. Use Internet
      1E          sources for art work (Webmuseum)and the seaside (Snaith School website)
      1B          Use local resources eg West Somerset Railway on Intranet.
                  Role play - use play mobile phones and children’s walkie talkies

      PE          Water safety.
      RE          Family, friends and community. No specific links.
       4
Visits/Visitors Seaside, playground, Weston Museum. Visitors - sign language expert, musicians
                and instrumentalists.



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Year A Autumn KS2

Ourselves

   Science        Life processes in humans, health, exercise. Link with Greeks could focus on
  3A 4A 5A        fitness, Olympic Games. Could devise fitness circuits, tests, eg strength,
     5B           coordination, memory etc and invite other pupils/parents etc to take part. Also
                  link with democracy if children take responsibility for designing and carrying out
                  such tests in mixed age groups, deciding on allocation of tasks.
    History       Work on Greeks - see QCA units. Links to citizenship, democracy, school
    14 15         council, local democracy in action. Link to Literacy – reports, explanations,
                  recounts, persuasion
  Geography       Possible work on the impact of the environment on health, could be linked to a
                  charity focus, eg Wateraid. (ICT – Internet research)
    Literacy      Y3 NF Unit 1 Y4 NF Unit 1, 3
                  Y5 NF Unit 2 Y6 Revision Unit 2
                  Reports, explanations, recounts. (ICT – presentation software)
 Mathematics Measuring Use, read and write standard units of measurement. Suggest suitable
             measures and convert timings including 24 hr clock. Y5/6 work on ratios and
             scale. (ICT – Interactive teaching programs)
       Art        Use work on body ratios to make well-proportioned pipe cleaner figures, use
                  these to model people in action, link to PE and Dance. Use freeze frames of
                  different sports to provide models, focus on drawing techniques.
     Music        Traditional singing games, rounds etc.
     14, 17
      DT          Work derived from Science tests. Healthy eating - design and make a healthy
      3B          snack bar and packaging. Link to Literacy persuasion.
    ICT           Main links - Greek life, fitness, healthy eating,
  3A 4A 5A
     6A
      PE          Gymnastics - link to skeletons, muscles and pulse rates. Also link to fitness and
                  health.
      RE          Ourselves. Physical and non physical aspect of human identity – Soul, spirit,
       1          atman. Factors that influence ones identity.
  Visits and      Visit to local leisure centre, sports coach, local sports personalities, athletes to
   Visitors       talk on fitness. Visit to council offices, meet councillors, investigate local issues.




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Year A Spring KS2

Ancient Civilisations (Egypt, Aztecs)

   Science        Light, sound, the earth beyond - some links with Egyptians etc in terms of
 3F 5F 6F 5E      Astronomy, alignment of pyramids.
    History       Choose Egyptians, Aztecs or other ancient civilisation, include internet info,
    10 16         museum visit, visiting expert. Use discovery of Tutankamun’s tomb as a stimulus.
                  (ICT - Internet research)
  Geography       Could look at the impact of climate on housing and farming, could also compare
                  ancient and modern Egypt. (ICT – Internet research)
    Literacy      Playscripts Y3 N Unit 5 Y4 N Unit 5 Y5 N Unit 6
                  Reports, recounts, information Y3 NF Unit 1 Y4 NF unit 2
                  Y5 NF unit 2 Y6 NF Revision Unit 2
                  Use simplified texts of Egyptian ‘Book of the Dead’ to develop own journey
                  themes, dramatise these, act out as scenes or freeze frames.
 Mathematics Understanding shape Symmetry, rotation, ‘translation’
       Art        Work on Egyptian or Aztec print and pattern. Could extend this to pattern making
                  on simple clay pots.
     Music        Instruments of the Orchestra and how they work - link to Science and DT.
     11 18        Primitive instruments, eg pipes, drums, instruments of the orchestra, their
                  characteristics and associated music. Space - composing and performing
                  descriptive music, listening, eg Holst Planets etc.
      DT          Design and make simple musical instruments, link to Science and Music.
      5A          Literacy -explanations
     ICT          Main links - History and Science
    4A 6D

       3D         Simulations
      PE          Dance Workshop - Aztecs, other possible dance links.
      RE          What is it like to be a Jew? Possible link for part of this History of the Jewish
      12          people eg. Slavery in Egypt.
  Visits and      Museum visit - Exeter and Dorchester have artefacts and handling collections,
   Visitors       visiting expert, travellers to Egypt. Visits by amateur instrumentalists and
                  secondary school bands.




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Year A Summer KS2

Planet Earth

   Science           Variation, classification, living things in their environment, life processes. Link
 4B 4C 5B 6A         to human life processes in Autumn term. Global aspects of variation in animal
     6B              and plant life around the world linked to environments, also conservation and
                     other environmental issues. (ICT- Internet research)
   Geography         World map features and weather/climate around the world, use internet to find
     7 19            information also travel brochures and travellers. (ICT - Internet research)
     Literacy        Y3 NF Unit 3 Y4 NF Unit 1
                     Y5 NF Unit 2 Y6 revision Unit 2
                     Work on information texts, organising and presenting information, incorporating
                     pictures and data, posters, class presentations. Reports, recounts, letters.
  Mathematics        Using and applying and handling data Solve a problem by collecting,
                     organising, representing and interpreting data eg. Weather data and forecasts,
                     position, direction and movement. (ICT - Data handling tools, Internet weather
                     data)
                     Mathematics involved in planning a holiday abroad, money, time zones, journey
                     times and distances. (ICT – Spreadsheet)
        Art          Colour and texture - look at representing landscape, Monet, Van Gogh, paint,
                     collage, creating textural features, local landscapes. Link to environments
                     around the world, camouflage.
      Music          Animals - composing and performing descriptive music, listening eg. Carnival
     8 9 15          of the Animals etc. (ICT - Music software, capturing sound and video
                     performance)
        DT           Moving monsters
        3C
      ICT            Main links – Science, Maths
   3C 4C 6D
   5D 6B 3B
        PE           Outdoor and Adventurous Activities-orienteering link to maps and scale,
                     problem solving.
        RE           Questions and Mysteries. Experiences of awe, wonder, amazement, mystery,
         8           about the natural world.
                     Creation Stories. Consider ideas about the nature and existence of God.
    Visits and       Visit to wild life park, zoo, visits by conservation experts, local weatherman,
     Visitors        travel agent.




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Transport/Communication

     Science    Electricity - conductors, batteries, bulbs, circuits etc. (ICT – Crocodile Clips,
 4F 6G 3E 4E 6E Blobz guide to electric circuits website) Link to Literacy.
                Forces and Motion - Springs, magnets, friction, air and water resistance,
                balanced and unbalanced forces. Link to transport, bicycles, space travel.
      History          Possible link to famous people (Brunel), local railways and canals.
        20
    Geography          Contrasting UK locality, map work, landscapes, buildings, communications,
      13 18            economic and leisure activity, settlement. Set up links with school in
                       contrasting locality for information, resources, reciprocal visits and activities.
                       Transport around the world, where places are and how to get there, use e-
                       mail and web for travel information, plan routes.
      Literacy         Y4 NF Unit 1 Y6 NF Unit 2
                       Link to communication - newspapers, radio, TV. Look at the message,
                       adverts. Visit local radio or newspaper office. Design and produce
                       class/school newspaper. Link to story writing, designing and making alarm
                       systems. Reports, letters, recounts, explanations.
   Mathematics         Using and applying and Handing data Science link - measuring forces,
                       distances. Geography link - recording data, using scales, planning routes,
                       journey times and distances.
         Art           Art gallery visit linked to where gallery is, planning the journey, landscape and
                       settlement on the way. (ICT – Internet research)
       Music           Using instruments, pentatonic scales - could compose/perform music for
        12             machines, robots, link to dance.
        DT             Projects linking to Forces, electricity, moving vehicles. Link to Literacy –
     5C 6C 6D          instructions, explanations.
       ICT             Main links - Geography, Maths - planning and making journeys, Logo, Flowol .
   4E 5E 5F 6C         Geography and Literacy, use e-mail and internet for travel information, plan
        3E             routes
                       eg www.multimap.com
         PE            Gymnastics, swimming - link to balanced/unbalanced forces. DT- stability and
                       falling. Gymnastics/dance-patterns and pathways.
         RE            Writings, Moral messages within different writings, origins and beliefs in
          3            special writings.
     Visits and        Visit to Transport Museum, local canal, linked school. Visitors-experts on
      Visitors         local railways, canals, Hinkley Point education services (for free input on
                       electricity).




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Year B Spring KS2

Homes/Invaders and Settlers

     Science             Characteristics of rocks, soils, separation using sieves, water flow (water on
   3C 3D 5C 6D           soil in playground, link to river erosion). View school site, local area, quarry
                         visit to collect samples, observe strata. Properties of materials linked to
                         building materials used by Romans, Anglo-Saxons, Vikings, or to local
                         building project or shelter building. Work on solids, liquids, gases.
                         Changing materials link to baking bread, burning and fuels (historical link).
       History           Romans/Anglo-Saxons/Vikings QCA units/Vikings Quest
       6A B C            www.bbc.co.uk/history/games
     Geography           Settlement - link to History, why people settle where, need for survival and
                         defence, map work to identify historic settlements, fortifications and routes
                         on modern map.
       Literacy          Y3 N Unit 3 Y4 N Unit 1, 3
                         Y5 N Unit 2 Y6 Revision Unit 1
                         Opportunities for story and drama links, community life, attack and defence,
                         justice etc. Reports, persuasion, discussion, explanations.
    Mathematics          Knowing and using number facts Roman numerals. Measuring
                         Measurement of quantities for building. Understanding shape Co-ordinates
                         in mapping.
          Art            History links: textiles and texture - spinning and weaving using drop
                         spindles, simple looms. Using artefacts as stimulus for pattern and clay
                         work, designing and making imitation jewellery and weapons.
        Music            Rhythm
        6 10
        DT               Shelter building, link to History and early settlement, properties of materials.*
       5B 6A             Bread making link to History and changing materials.
      ICT                Main links - Science and history
 3C 4D 5B 5C 6D          Developing Ideas - modelling, pattern making. Logo, art program,
                         presentation package
          4B             Developing Ideas - modelling, pattern making. Logo, Fresco, Textease
          PE             Invasion games - link to History.
         RE              What is it like to be a Muslim? No specific links.
         11
 Visits and Visitors     Visits to local historical sites and museums, link to local archaeologists and
                         experts.




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Year B Summer KS2

Water

   Science           Separating, dissolving, evaporation, melting, condensing materials, link to
 3B 4D 6A 6C         Geography water cycle and weather. Plants - factors affecting growth and
                     health, photosynthesis, food chains, animal/plant relationships, using keys,
                     practical work in school grounds, plant surveys linked to geographical features
                     of site.
   Geography         Water - runoff, collection, drainage, water cycle, stream study, map work, river
     14 15           features, erosion, deposition, river use, research a chosen river, link to
                     settlement, routes and transport.
                     Mountains - environment features, global distribution, investigating chosen
                     localities, weather patterns and data, effect on people/animal and plant life,
                     tourism. (ICT – Internet)
     Literacy        Y3 NF Unit3 Y4 NF unit 2, 3
                     Y5 NF Unit 2 Y6 Revision Unit 2
                     Information texts, reports, explanations.
  Mathematics        Measuring Read a simple scale eg. Capacity, temperature, solve a given
                     problem by collecting, organising, representing and interpreting data eg.
                     weather, Science, Geography. (ICT - data handling tools)
        Art          Drawing and painting, use of colour, local environment as starting point, artists’
                     representation of water eg Hockney. Using inks, wax resist, batik.
      Music          Moods - composing and performing descriptive music, listening, eg Fingal’s
       13            Cave Mendelssohn, Four Sea Interludes Benjamin Britten.
        DT           Storybooks.
        4B
      ICT            Main links - Geography, Art and Literacy
  3A 4A 5A 6A
      4D 5B          Finding Things Out - working with data, Mathematics link.
        PE           Water safety.
        RE           What it is like to be a Hindu? No specific links.
        10
    Visits and       Visits to local garden centre, Environment Agency for information on rivers/flood
     Visitors        schemes. Visitors - plant experts, travellers to mountainous areas.




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Year C Autumn KS2

Local Studies

   Science           Light, sound, link to visibility and safety, devising and carrying out sight and
  3F 5F 6F5E         hearing tests, effect of colour. The earth beyond, link to astronomy. Alarm
                     systems - link to light and sound. (ICT - Sensing devices and control
                     procedures) (ICT - Sensing devices and control procedures)
     History         Local History study - see QCA unit. Use local records office, local History
       18            Society, older community members with memories, grandparents etc. for first
                     hand information.
   Geography         Study of geographical features in the locality, local map work, local plans, traffic
       2             and other surveys, mapping the school and grounds, making trails, orienteering.
                     Look at future plans and developments in the area. Signs, labels, captions,
                     instructions.
     Literacy        Y4 NF Unit 4 Y5 NF Unit3 Y6 NF Unit3, 4
                     Discussion of local issues, maybe arising from surveys, points of view,
                     persuasive writing, letter writing. Recounts, explanations, persuasion. (ICT –
                     email, presentation software)
  Mathematics        Understanding shape and Handling data Work on map scales, coordinates and
                     distances, data handling from surveys. (ICT - Data handling programs)
        Art          Drawing, colour, texture based on local starting points, visits by local artists.
      Music          Traditional singing games, rounds etc.
      14 17          Investigating form and structure of popular music.
        DT           Alarms, work on health and safety, risk assessment, road safety, visit by local
        4D           Police and other services. (ICT – Flowol, control mimics)
      ICT            Main links – local studies
     4D 6D
  3A 4A 5A 6A
       3D            Simulations, eg The Map Detectives.
       5E
  3A 4A 5A 6A        Exchanging and Sharing Information, eg presentations about local life, posters,
                     multimedia presentations.
        3D           Simulations, eg The Map Detectives.
        5E           Control simulation eg traffic lights.
        PE           History of Dance-dance crazes, form and structure.
                     Outdoor and Adventurous Activities - orienteering link to maps, plans and
                     routes.
        RE           Expressions of Belief. Possible link to local religious communities.
         7
    Visits and       Local observatory (Norman Lockyer Observatory at Sidmouth), local features of
     Visitors        interest. Visits by local experts, Road Safety Officer, local Police, artists, older
                     members of the community.




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Year C Spring KS2

Victorians

    Science          Life processes in humans, health, exercise. Link with Victorians could focus on
  3A 4A 5A 5B        Public Health (What the Victorians did for us), reports, explanations, recounts,
                     instructions
     History         Victorians - see QCA units.
     11 12
   Geography         Around the world, where our food comes from, linked to Victorian improvements
                     in transport and marketing.
     Literacy        Y4 N Unit 1, 5 Y5 N Unit 4, 6 P Unit 2, 3 Y6 Revision Unit 1
                     Link to fiction - wide range of Victorian texts, story writing, writing to create
                     particular effects, eg melodrama. Drama - improvising scenes depicting rich
                     and poor in Victorian Britain, link to Victorian songs. Drama Workshop unit on
                     ‘Canals’.
  Mathematics        Understanding shape Shape and pattern. (ICT - Logo, art program)
        Art          Print and pattern, link to visit to local church, Victorian design, architecture and
                     pattern, William Morris etc.
      Music          Instruments of the Orchestra, singing (Victorian songs and hymns). (ICT - PC
      11 18          microphone)
        DT           Design and make suitable packaging and labelling, link to Geography.
        3B
        RE           What it is like to be a Christian, links and visit to local church (this might be
         4           more appropriate in previous term under Local Studies).
     ICT             Main links – Food, Victorian life
      4E
 4C 5B 5C 6D
      6A


        PE           Gymnastics - link to shape and pattern.
    Visits and       Museums (Bygones in Torquay), local Victorian buildings, supermarket. Visitors
     Visitors        - people with Victorian artefacts, family memories and artefacts.




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Year C Summer KS2

Growth and Change

   Science           Variation, classification, living things in their environment, life processes. Link
 4B 4C 5B 6A         to human life processes in Spring term. Local aspects of variation in animal and
     6B              plant life around the area linked to environments, school grounds surveys and
                     investigations, local conservation and other environmental issues.
   Geography         Coasts and erosion, link to coastal visit, sea defence (Environment Agency).
     7 19            World map features and weather/climate around the world, use internet to find
                     information. (ICT - use internet to find information).
     Literacy        Y3 NF Unit 3 Y4 NF Unit 2, 3, 4
                     Y5 NF Unit 2, 3 Y6 Unit 1
                     ‘Worm’s eye view’, differing perspectives on the world, points of view and
                     persuasive texts. Work on information texts, organising and presenting
                     information, incorporating pictures and data, posters, class presentations.
                     Reports, recounts, letters, persuasion. (ICT – presentation software)
  Mathematics        Measuring Work on scale with photography frame, for ‘worm’s eye view’.
                     Mathematics involved in planning a local visit, journey times and distances,
                     what to see. Work on graphical and other representation of weather data,
                     weather forecasts. .(ICT - Data handling tools)
        Art          Colour and texture - look at representing landscape, ‘worm’s eye view’ of the
                     world much magnified, paint, collage, papier mache, creating textural features,
                     scale model plants and animals. Link to environments around the world,
                     camouflage.
      Music          Animals, perspectives - composing and performing descriptive music, listening,
     8, 9, 15        eg The Lark Ascending etc.
        DT           Photograph frames. Literacy link to instructions.
        3D
      ICT            Main links – Coastline, local habitats
  3C 4C 5D 6B
       5F
        PE           Fitness and health, how exercise changes the body.
        RE           Journeys. Rates of passage within different traditions celebrating and reflecting
         5           on life’s journey.
    Visits and       Local Ranger led visit, visit to the coast, visitors - local wildlife experts, eg RSPB
     Visitors




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Year D Autumn KS2

Settlements

   Science           Characteristics of rocks, soils, separation using sieves, water flow (water on soil
 3C 3D 5C 6D         in playground, link to river erosion). View school site, local area, quarry visit to
                     collect samples, observe strata. Properties of materials linked to building
                     materials used in Africa/India, or to local building project or shelter building.
                     Work on solids, liquids, gases. Changing materials link to baking bread,
                     burning and fuels (historical link).
   Geography         Village locality in Africa or India, map work, landscapes, buildings,
     9 10            communications, economic and leisure activity, settlement. Set up links with
                     school in Africa or India for information, resources, internet links, letter writing.
                     Links to Oxfam, Action Aid. Transport around the world, where places are and
                     how to get there, use e-mail and web for travel information, plan routes.
     Literacy        Y3 NF Unit 1 Y4 NF Unit 1, 4
                     Y5 NF Unit 2, 3 Y6 Unit 2
                     Link to communication - international news and issues, newspapers, radio, TV.
                     Reports, persuasion, discussion, explanation.
  Mathematics        Measuring and Handling data Science link - data handling from investigations.
                     Geography link - recording data, using scales, planning routes, journey times
                     and distances. AA link – shape and space. (ICT - Data handling tools)
        Art          African/Indian pattern and print, fabric decoration, tie dye, wax resist etc.
      Music          Rhythm based on African/Indian music, using drums, link to work with visiting
      10 16          dance/music group. (ICT - Record and use digital sounds)
      DT             Shelters - link to local housing in Africa/India, use of local materials and design
    5B/D 6A          to meet demands of climate. Indian/African Cookery.
       ICT           Main links – communication, email, materials
        3B
      3E 6D          Finding Things Out - communicating electronically - Geography and Literacy,
                     use e-mail and web for travel information, plan routes. www.multimap.com.
        PE           Dance - world music and dance forms. (ICT - Digital music, video capture of
                     performance, music software)
        RE           Life of Jesus. No specific links.
         2
    Visits and       Visit to local quarry, local area, building site, Indian restaurant. Visits from local
     Visitors        geologist, travellers to the chosen area.




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Year D
Spring KS2

Exploration

    Science          Electricity - conductors, batteries, bulbs, circuits etc. (ICT - Crocodile clips
  4F 6G 3E 4E        software) Link to Literacy.
      6E             Forces and Motion - Springs, magnets, friction, air and water resistance,
                     balanced and unbalanced forces. Link to transport, sailing ships, explanation,
                     instructions.
     History         Tudors, work on Tudor portraits, domestic life, court life, link to stately home
       78            visit, eg Montcute.
   Geography         Explorers maps and routes on a modern map. (ICT - Map Info, Infomapper)
     Literacy        Playscripts Y3 N Unit 5 Y4 N Unit 5 Y5 N Unit 6
                     Explanation Y4 NF Unit 3 Y5 NF Unit 2
                     Instruction Y3 NF Unit 2 Y5 NF Unit 1
                     Opportunities for story and drama links, community life, Shakespeare and play
                     writing, justice etc. Reports, explanations, instructions.
  Mathematics        Using and applying and Handling data Solve a given problem by collecting,
                     organising, representing and interpreting data eg. Science investigations. (ICT
                     - Data handling tools)
        Art          History links: textiles and texture, collage, portraits then and now. Gallery visit,
                     response to Artist’s work. (ICT – Internet WebMuseum)
      Music          Tudor music, recorder music, Tudor dances and associated music,
       20            Shakespeare.
        DT           Lighting It Up - links to Shakespeare, lighting the stage.
       ICT           Main links –Tudors, play writing
      4B 6C
        4C

      3A 6A          Exchanging and Sharing Information, eg presentations about Tudors,
                     multimedia presentations.
        PE           Tudor dance customs, link to narrative and performance skills, link to Electricity
                     designing sets.
        RE           Barriers and Bridges. Ethics of exploration eg. Empire building, slavery.
         6
    Visits and       Stately home visit, eg Montecute, portrait gallery, Museum, The Mary Rose.
     Visitors        Visit by local recorder group, madrigal group.




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Year D Summer KS2

Local Environment

   Science           Separating, dissolving, evaporation, melting, condensing materials, link to
 3B 4D 6A 6C         Geography environmental issues. Plants - factors affecting growth and health,
                     photosynthesis, food chains, animal/plant relationships, using keys, practical
                     work on factors affecting plant growth, effect of fertilizers and soil types, link to
                     local farming and crops.
   Geography         Improving the Local environment, project to improve a local area or part of the
     8 21            school grounds, designing a school or local trail.
     Literacy        Y3 NF Unit 3 Y4 NF Unit 2,4
                     Y5 NF Unit 3 Y6 Unit 3
                     Writing for particular audiences, tourist information, local guides, look at holiday
                     advertisements and brochures. Persuasion, explanation, information texts,
                     recounts. (ICT – presentation software)
  Mathematics        Using and applying and Handling data Solve a given problem by collecting,
                     organising, representing, interpreting data eg data from Science and Geography
                     investigations.
                     (ICT - Data handling tools)
        Art          Form-natural sculpture, 3D construction - local environment as starting point.
      Music          Pentatonic scales, notation. (ICT - Music software)
      12 19
        DT           Designing a Local Guide, models based on plans to improve school grounds.
      ICT            Main links - life stories, tourist information, plants, local environment, sculpture
  3A 4A 5A 6A        Developing Ideas (control).
     4A 6D
       5E

        PE           Outdoor and Adventurous Activities - orienteering link to maps, plans and
                     routes. Link to the environment, problem solving. (ICT - Video capture of
                     performance to reflect on progress)
        RE           Life Stories. No specific links.
         9
    Visits and       Garden centre, farm visit, conservation area. Visitors- local environmental
     Visitors        experts, gardeners.




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