Curriculum

The staff and governors are committed to ensuring that the curriculum is designed to inspire and excite all children and cater for all styles of learning. Policies are reviewed regularly to maintain standards and ensure subjects are up to date. We strongly believe that our exciting and relevant curriculum is a key to the high level of achievement as well as the outstanding behaviour and attitude to learning which pervades Twyford C of E School.

Topic Plans

In 2014 the government introduced a new curriculum. At Twyford we have worked to plan a broad and balanced curriculum which will interest, inspire and challenge our children. The topics are as set out below but it is the skills which enable us to become independent learners which are central to our learning and teaching. Children will not just learn facts within the subjects but will learn geographical, historical, art, DT and science skills and knowledge which will enable them to apply themselves to continue to research and develop within these areas independently beyond the classroom.

Below are the main topics which the children will study. Even more areas will be covered throughout the year as children’s interest and curiosity lead the learning into unplanned and exciting territories!

Foundation Stage – Three Year Topic Plan

Year 1 of Cycle
FOUNDATION STAGE
Miss Chilton and Mrs Hope
Autumn Term Spring Term Summer Term
All about Me

Autumn

People who help us

Winter

Spring

Take one picture week

Minibeasts
Nursery Rhymes

Christmas

Water

Summer

Year 2 of Cycle
FOUNDATION STAGE
Miss Chilton and Mrs Hope
Autumn Term Spring Term Summer Term
Wheels

Autumn

Antarctica

Winter

Pets
Dinosaurs

Christmas

Growing

Spring

Farms

Summer

Year 3 of Cycle
FOUNDATION STAGE
Miss Chilton and Mrs Hope
Autumn Term Spring Term Summer Term
Colour

Autumn

Clothes

Winter

Wild Animals
Space (R)Night & Day (N)

Christmas

Bears

Spring

FantasySummer

Take one picture week

Long Term Topic Plan Key Stage One

Year 1 of Cycle
Autumn Spring Summer
History
Scientists and Inventors
(significant individuals)
Toys
(living memory)
Geography
Weather in the UK
(maps and atlases)
Rainforest
(location of hot and cold)
Local Study
(topical issues)
Science
Seasonal Change

Animals

Seasonal Change

Materials
(grouping and changing)

Seasonal Change

Plants

Year 2 of Cycle
Autumn Spring Summer
History
Reformers and Pioneers Houses and Homes
(how things have changed in living memory)The Three Little PigsCastles and Caves
Explorers
(significant individuals)
Geography
Seaside and Islands
(Locational knowledge in UK)
Local Environment
(fieldwork and use of maps)
Oceans and Continents
Science
Seasonal Change

Humans

Seasonal Change

Use of Everyday Materials

Seasonal Change

Living things and their habitats

Reformers and Pioneers:
Florence Nightingale, Elizabeth Fry, Valentina Tereshkova

Explorers:
Livingstone, Columbus, Neil Armstrong, Edmund Hilary, Ranulph Fiennes

Key Stage Two Unit Topic Plan

Year One

Year Three / Four Year Five / Six
Autumn
Changes in Britain from the stone age to the iron age An aspect in British history that extends pupils chorological knowledge beyond 1066
Spring
Physical Geography –
Climate, Volcanoes, Earthquakes, Rivers and Mountains
Use of Maps –
Maps, atlases, globes, digital and computer mapping.
Summer
The Roman Empire and its impact on Britain Achievements of the earliest civilisations –
Ancient Egypt, Shang Dynasty etc.

Year Two

Year Three / Four Year Five / Six
Autumn
Britain’s settlement by Anglo –
Saxons and scots
Ancient Greece –
Greek life, achievement and influence on the western world
Spring
Locational Knowledge Worlds countries,
UK counties/cities Long & latitude etc.
HumanSettlement / Land use, economic activity, trade links, energy.
Summer
The Vikings and Anglo Saxon struggle for the kingdom of England Non-European society
(Islam, Mayan, Benin)

All children take part in the planning of the curriculum at the beginning of each topic. Through taking ownership of what they will learn they are motivated and interested to question and find out more.