Curriculum Maps

Our school has developed curriculum maps which identify knowledge and skills to be taught, understood and applied in each year group; teachers use these expectations within their planning. Linked to the curriculum maps are assessment criteria for each year group which support teachers in making accurate assessments of pupils’ attainment. In foundation subjects, leaders analyse pupil attainment mid-year and work alongside teachers in setting next steps to maximise end of year pupil outcomes. We plan memorable experiences for our pupils to deepen learning and use ‘frequent quizzes’ to support the retention of knowledge over time and to enable pupils to make meaningful connections with new learning. We are currently reviewing our curriculum to identify key concepts that we want the children to learn and remember so that they are able to make rich connections, not only to other areas of the curriculum, but also to beliefs, feelings, emotions. In addition, we are identifying specific knowledge and skills to be taught at the start of the year, so that they can be applied throughout the year.

The curriculum is delivered through 2 week project blocks, which are delivered over a 2 year cycle in KS1 and a 3 year cycle in KS2. These project blocks are outlined below:

KS1 Projects
Year AMy Home Art GeographyChristopher Columbus HistoryAround the UK GeographyAndy Warhol ArtHealthy Lunch Box D&TCarnival of the animals MusicToys D&T History
Year BTown or Country GeographyThomas Beckett HistorySnowdonia Art GeographyHenry Moore ArtFor my garden D&TPeter and the wolf MusicLanding on the moon D&T History
Year CElizabeth I and Queen Victoria HistoryDover Castle D&T HistoryAmazon Art GeographyVan Gogh ArtCook it D&TElla Jenkins MusicSeven Continents Geography
    KS2 Projects   
Year ADover Harbour Geography HistoryMayans Art HistoryMake it D&TAndy Goldsworthy & Antony Gormley ArtPre-historic Britain HistoryEdward Elgar & Philip Glass MusicFrance D&T Geography
Year BPhysical Dover GeographyRoman Britain D&T HistoryMove it D&TBridget Riley & Patrick Heron ArtVictorians HistoryThe Lion King MusicBrazil Art Geography
Year CWales GeographyAnglo-Saxons HistoryPower it D&TDover after 1900 Geography HistoryAncient Greece Art History  Muddy Waters & Ella Fitzgerald MusicEgyptians Art History
Year DAround the globe GeographyViking Britain HistoryProgramme it D&TDali & Picasso ArtLeonardo de Vinci Art HistoryThe Beatles & Queen MusicHuman Dover Geography

The curriculum maps can be found in the links below.

Progression Documents