CARRDYKE FEDERATION
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Autumn Term  2017 starts on Tuesday the 5th September

 

 

The named safeguarding leads for Mrs Mary King's School are: Mr Sewell and Mrs Reid. If you have any safeguarding concerns regarding children make these staff members aware.

 

Local Authority Designated Officers for safeguarding concerns:

Anne Faulkener 01522 554668

Ursula Morton 01522 554674

 

 

 

 

 

Diocese of Lincoln Vision for Schools:

 

Excellence

 

Exploration

 

Encouragement

 

 

We aim to give our children a broad and balanced curriculum. Classes have termly topics which relate to an area of the humanities curriculum. These topics aim to provide a stimulating ad engaging basis for cross curricular links. We don't try to make links where they are not possible and in may cases subjects are studied in isolation. Whilst we believe it is good to encourage children to make links between learning it is important for children to cope with different areas of learning simultaeneosly as this prepares them for later learning.

 

We place a strong emphasis on visual literacy and the use of high quality text, film and applications to stimulate writing. These starting points often relate to the termly topic.  Staff are encouraged to find original and less well known materials which offer genuine challenge and new perspectives on the world. A good example of this is the use of Japanese animation used in the midddle year groups.

 

Phonics

We adopted 'Read Write Inc' as our primary phonics teaching material some years ago. Children are introduced to this in reception and we aim for all children to have achieved a good level by the time they leave KS1. The very few children who continue to struggle with phonics continue on this program or variations of it into KS2. Older children who access additional needs support are matched to a range of interventions.

 

Reading

We use a range of reading schemes such as Rigby and Oxford Reading tree. As the children move into KS2 they are supported by a programme of 'recommended reads' that has been developed 'in house'. Class teachers have identified and read a range of high quality books suitable for different year groups. Each book has a set of questions generated by the class teacher. Children are set targets of how many books they should aim to read depending upon age and ability. Once they have read a book they answer the 'quiz' that goes with the book. Although we encourage to read books of their own choice, this system encourages chidren to read more challenging books and ensures they complete whole books. All readers are supported by reward systems that are tailored to the child's age, ranging from bookmark and pencil rewards for the younger children through to visits to a bookshop to chose a book for older children. Staff are constantly reviewing and refreshing how to make reading a highly valued part of school life.

 

PE

PE is a real strength of the school with children experiencing a wide range of extra curricular sports as long as those covered during lesson time. The school has use its sports funding to include activities such as Judo, dance, tennis and golf in the its school time offer. In addition to this there are after school clubs for netball, football, badminton, tennis and Zumba. The school takes part in a small school league and hosts the federation cross country when children from both schools can compete for the federation cup.

 

Promoting British Values

The schools  promotes Christian values through a whole school programme which ties into collective worship themes; these includes tollerance and respect. Children learn about other cultures through RE with Y3 and Y4 pupils having the opportunity to visit Leicester and a Hindu temple. Other values such as democracy are explored through history topics and opportunities for children to vote for pupil council memebers. 

 

Residential Trip

Upper KS2 children have the chance to go on our residential trip to Norfolk every other year.

 

Our current long term grids are shown below. (These are subject to ongoing refinement)

 

Revised Long Term Planning September 2014 (Year A)  Year Groups: 5/6

 

Autumn

Spring

Summer

Topics / Themes/ First

Lost in time

Detectives

Wonderful world

‘Hooks’

Trip to Space Centre

Trip to Jorvik

 

Literacy/ text range

Film ideas:   Apollo 13

Pandora – Literacy shed (non-chronologic report writing)

How to train your dragon

Sherlock homes

Spud goes green

WallE

ICT

Programing

On line E safety

Data handling / Multi media

Science

Earth and Space

Forces

Light

Living things and their habitats

Evolution and inheritance

History/ Geography

Ancient Egyptians

 

Types of settlement (geog)

Vikings 1066 / Anglo Saxons

Natural resources inc- energy/water

Economic activity trade

RE

Muslim beliefs and lifestyles (3)

What can we learn from people of faith (14/ qca 3e)

Beautiful world (8)

SEAL/PSHE

Getting on and falling out (Martin)

Say no to bullying , Going for goals (Martin)

Puberty, Relationships (Martin)

ART

Collage, Photo editing linked to Pop art – Andy Warhol

Clay, printing linked to Bayeaux Tapestry

Painting – colour mixing Impressionist landscape painters Van Gough / Monet etc

DT/ Enterprise Opportunities

Cookery – Savoury dish eg quiche, meatballs

 

World trade game

P.E

Across the two terms – football, netball, hockey, gymnastics, dance, swimming.

Athletics, rounders, team games

Music

Handbells

Music provided by outside teacher, children learning flute, clarinet or saxophone and school production (Martin)

Topic based music appreciation and composition

Music provided by outside teacher,  children learning flute, clarinet or saxophone (Martin)

School production (Walcott)

Music provided by outside teacher,  children learning flute, clarinet or saxophone (Martin)

 

 

 

Revised Long Term Planning September 2015 (Year B)  Year Groups: 5/6

 

Autumn

Spring

Summer

Topics / Themes/ First

 

 

 

‘Hooks’

Trip to Snipedales

Trip to the collection

Trips to Metheringham Airfield / East Kirkby

Literacy/ text range

Newspaper reports – Flooding

Film:  Percy Jackson

Goodnight Mister Tom

ICT

Programing

On line E safety

Data handling / Multi media

Science

Properties and changes of materials.

Electricity

 

Animals including humans

Health

History/ Geography

Rivers

Water cycle

Greeks

Study of a European country

Local study WW2

RE

Christmas and Diwali (10)

Christian beliefs and lifestyle (1)

Jewish beliefs and lifestyles (4)

SEAL

New Beginnings (Martin)

Say no to bullying, Drug awareness (Martin)

Puberty, Relationships (Martin)

ART

Large scale figurative Painting Stanley Spencer

3D modeling Rene Magritte / Surrealism

Sculpture Henry Moore

DT/ Enterprise Opportunities

 

 

Healthy eating

 

 

 

 

Carrdyke Federation Revised Long Term Planning September 2014/15 (Year A) Year Groups: 3/4

 

Autumn

Spring

Summer

Topics / Themes/ First

Crime and punishment

Natural disasters / (Investigate Japan as a theme)

Lindum Colonia

‘Hooks’

Trip to the workhouse

Japanese food tasting

Trip to collection/ Roman tour guide

 

To Leicester visit a Hindu temple

Literacy/ text range

Narrative – Oliver Twist

 

Instructions – Victorian Board Games

Poetry - Haiku

Narrative - Fantasy Stories

Letter Writing – Sadako and the thousand paper cranes

 

Spirited Away

Howl’s Moving Castle

Narnia, Coraline, Harry Potter

Roman myths

Computing

Programming - Creating a basic computer game using Hopscotch

E-Safety & Online

Multimedia & Data Handling

Science

Sound

Forces and magnets / Animals and humans

Electricity / Light

 

 

History/ Geography

Britain beyond 1066- Victorians

Earthquakes/volcanoes

Romans and their impact on Britain

RE

Christian journeys (7)

Symbolism (9)

Hindu beliefs and lifestyles (2)

PSHE

Getting on and falling out

Say no to bullying

 

Keeping safe and healthy

ART

L.S. Lowry Paintings

Asian Willow Patterns

Andy Goldsworthy/ Richard Long

Environmental art

DT/ Enterprise Opportunities

Comparing Victorian foods with modern foods. Gruel v soups, porridge,

Design your own soup.

Wooden Shelter / Structure that could withstand waves, rain and wind (hairdryer)

 

Sushi making – Investigate Sakushi visiting the school

2 sessions - Catapult – Wooden frame (spoon firing mechanism)

Science – Firing Jelly Babies?

P.E

Football

Hockey

Cross Country (Walcott)

Dance (Walcott)

Dance

Gymnastics

Hockey (Walcott)

Netball (Walcott)

Tennis

Athletics

Music

Music provided by outside specialist linked to taiko drums.

The school production will link into music. (Mrs Mary Kings)

Music Specialist – A variety of drumming techniques and musical patterns.

Music provided by outside specialist linked to the school production. (Walcott)

 

 

 Carrdyke Federation Revised Long Term Planning September 2015/16 (Year B) Year Groups: 3/4

 

Autumn

Spring

Summer

Topics / Themes/ First

Extreme Expeditions

Everest (climate)

Antarctica - Shackleton

Chocolate

Land before time

‘Hooks’

 

 

Cresswell Craggs

Literacy/ text range

Diary writing – On board the endurance

Persuasive texts

Charlie and The Chocolate Factory

 

Adventure Texts

Croods

Little nose

Land before time

Dinosaurs

Computing

Programming - Creating a basic computer game using Hopscotch

E-Safety & Online

Multimedia & Data Handling

Science

Rocks/ Animals including Humans

States of matter, (seed formation and seed dispersal – from the plants topic) 

 

Living things, habitats, plants

History/ Geography

Mountains (skills)

 North/ south America Non- European society (Aztecs)

Stone age

RE

What is special about the bible? (13)

Sikh beliefs and lifestyle (5)

Buddhist beliefs and lifestyle (6)

PSHE

New Beginnings

Say no to bullying

 

Going for goals

Good to be me

ART

William Morris – Prints

 

Portraits / Prehistoric cave art

DT/ Enterprise Opportunities

Food from around the world –

Across a few weeks they could make different recipes.

Make and sell chocolate

 

Personalise a plain T-Shirt, which they will customise/enhance with their own design

Discovery of the wheel

Design and build a kart

Axle, wooden frame, etc.

(Science – investigating distance travelled down a ramp – changing a variable)

Weight and pulley, to propel the vehicle

 

 

Carrdyke Federation Revised Long Term Planning September 2014/15 (Year A) Year Groups: 1/2

 

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Topics / Themes/ First

Islands

Toys

Africa

Castles

‘Dig it!’

Growing

Minibeasts

‘Hooks’

 

Belvoir castle trip

Workshops-African drumming

Trip to Tattershall/Lincoln castle

 

Whisby trip

Literacy/ text range

Katie Morag

Toy story

Handa’s surprise

Fairy tales

Jack & the beanstalk

Bugs life

ICT/Coding

Beebots

 

 

 

Music composition (apps/2 simple compose)

Science

Ourselves

 

Healthy Eating

Materials (1)

Growing plants

Habitats and living things

Seasonal

Autumn

Winter

 

Spring

 

Summer

History/ Geography

Physical and human features

Toys from the past

Contrasting localities

Locational knowledge

Homes from the past

Plants in the local environment

 

RE

The good earth

Christmas

Divali

Hannukah

Talking about god

Easter

Belonging to a Jewish community

Stories of authority

SEAL/PSHE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ART

Observational drawing

Printing/ 3D

Batik

 

Vincent Van Gogh

Andy Warhol

Matisse- the snail

DT/ Enterprise Opportunities

Making soup

(enormous turnip)

Making toys

Making instruments

Fruit sald/kebabs

Making homes/castles

Easter nests

Making salad

 

P.E

Gymnastics

Dance

Indoor games/gym

Dance/games

Outdoor games

Athletics

Music

Christmas songs/play

Percussion instruments/composing

Tuned instruments

Compositions

Functional Literacy/ Numeracy

RP-post office

RP- Toy shop

RP-travel agents

RP-castle

RP-garden centre

Outdoor bug hotel

 

 

Carrdyke FederationRevised Long Term Planning September 2015/16 (Year B) Year Groups: 1 / 2

 

 

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Topics / Themes/ First

Pirates

Fire! Fire!

China

Heroes

Steam

Seaside

‘Hooks’

 

 

 

 

Trip-railway museum

Trip to Skegness

Literacy/ text range

The Night Pirates

 

Kung Fo Panda

Magic paintbrush (Julia Donaldson)

The Incredibles

Little red train texts

The Tunnel- Antony Browne

 

ICT

 

 

 

 

 

 

Science

Humans

Materials (2)

Habitats

Plants

Investigations

Food chains

History/ Geography

 

Great Fire of London

 

Florence Nightingale

 

 

RE

The good earth

Christmas

Divali

Hannukah

Belonging to a Christian community

Easter

Torah and the bible

Visiting a Christian church

SEAL

 

 

 

 

 

 

ART

Observational drawing/mark making/colour mixing

Diva lamps/rangoli patterns/mendhi patterns

Printing blossom

Georgia O’Keefe

 

Andy Goldsworthy

DT/ Enterprise Opportunities

 

Baking bread

Cooking project

 

Bridges

 

Functional Literacy/Numeracy

RP- pirate ship

RP-Pudding Lane bakery

RP-Chinese take away

RP- hospital

RP-train and train station

 

P.E

Gymnastics

Dance

Indoor games / gymn

Dance / games

Outdoor games

athletics

Music

Christmas songs/play

Percussion instruments/composing

Tuned instruments

Compositions

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Latest News

 

Autumn Term  2017 starts on Tuesday the 5th September

 

 

The named safeguarding leads for Mrs Mary King's School are: Mr Sewell and Mrs Reid. If you have any safeguarding concerns regarding children make these staff members aware.

 

Local Authority Designated Officers for safeguarding concerns:

Anne Faulkener 01522 554668

Ursula Morton 01522 554674

 

 

 

 

 

Diocese of Lincoln Vision for Schools:

 

Excellence

 

Exploration

 

Encouragement