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Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

Curriculum Structure

Subjects are delivered using variety of approaches always underpinned by how this enables learners to meet the OCL statement of intent most effectively. This includes:

  • Discrete teaching sometimes with linked literature
  • Half termly thematic teaching
  • Assemblies and collective worship and reflection
  • Additional annually chunked content
  • Experiences, trips and visits. 

The subjects taught are sequenced carefully to ensure our learners understanding of the world is developed most effectively, learning builds over time and explicit links can be made between subjects resulting in a deep understanding of core concepts. Schemes for learning encourage children to make links between learning across time and subjects.

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Daily

Weekly

Thematically

Phonics

Reading

Writing

Maths

Personal Development (integrated)

Science

PE

Modern Foreign Languages

Music

RE

PSHEC (including SRE)

Computing

Geography

History

PSHEC

Art

Design Technology

 

Limeside Curriculum Structure

 

CONTEXT FOR LEARNING

PERSONAL LEARNING &THINKING SKILLS

VALUES

Main Enquiry Questions

Year A

AUT 1

 

EXPLORATION

ADVENTURE

INVENTION

Reflective Learner

 

Courage

Adventure

Entrepreneurship

Commitment

Perseverance

Achievement

Independence

Hopefulness

Year 1 How can we have our own adventure?

Year 2  What kind of adventures did they have in medieval Britain?

Year3 Who was the greatest Victorian Inventor?

Year 5/6 Who was the greatest polar explorer?

Year 5/6 Who was the greatest world explorer?

AUT 2

 

OUR HERITAGE

 

Self Manger

Equality

Justice

Diversity

Community cohesion

Freedom

Respect

Self control

Forgiving

 

Year 1 What does it mean to be me?

Year 2 What does it mean to be a member of our school?

Year 3 How did Hollinwood come to be as it is now?

Year 4 What does it mean to be a citizen of Oldham? How are two areas of Oldham similar and different?

Year 5/6 What does it mean to be a citizen of Britain? (geography and democracy) Year 5/6 What does it mean to be a citizen of Britain?  (population)

SPRING 1

CULTURES

Creative thinker

 

Creativity

Belief

Wisdom

Joy

Compassion

 

 

Year 1 How can we have an Brazilian Carnival celebration? Year 2 What can we learn about Africa?

Year 3 What was life like in Ancient Egypt?

Year  4 What can we find out about India?

Year 5/6 What can we learn from Ancient Greeks?

Year 5/6 Why should we remember the Mayan people ?

 

SPRING 2

GROWING

 

Team Player

Natural world/processes

Life

Creation

Self worth/happiness

Interdependence

Harmony

Love

Humbleness

Consideration

Year 1 What living things can we describe ?

Year 2 How should we care for living things?

Year 3 Why do plants need flowers? Why do we need teeth?

Year 4 How are living things adapted so that they can survive?

Year 5 How do major organs help us survive and be healthy?

Year 6 How do creatures adapt and thrive? What happens to our food to keep us healthy?

SUMMER 1

PATTERNS LOGIC SYMBOLS

SYSTEMS

 

Independent Enquirer

Direction

Clarity

Patterns

Synergy

Order

Patience

Year 1 What patterns can we find if we investigate opposites?

Year 2 What patterns and systems can we find in the way things move?

Year 3 How are dinosaurs similar and different to creatures of today?  Would you rather live in Stone or Iron Age?

Year 4 How did the Romans change Britain? Why were they important?

Year 5 What is it like in the French Alps?

Year 6 How can we be town planners for the Year 2050?

 

SUMMER 2

 

OUR WORLD  AND BEYOND

 

Active Participant

Sustainability

Awe wonder

Interdependence

Responsibility

Mindfulness

Honesty

Year 1 What  is it like at the seaside?

Year 2 How can we care for our local environment?

Year 3 What might we find in space?

Year  4 Man and the sea – are they friends or enemies?

Year 5 Why should we care about the rainforest?

Year 6 Which is the most dangerous natural disaster?

 

Year Overviews