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St Botolph’s Church of England Primary School

Celebrating Faith,
Learning and Success

St Botolph's Church of England Primary School


Curriculum Overview

Autumn Term 1

We will start the year looking at adventure narrative, basing our work from reading elements of The Lost Book of Adventure. We will then write a survival guide using what we have learnt from the book to create our own survival guides.

In Maths the children will be learning to reason with large whole integers. 

The Human Body- children will study how the human body changes from birth to old age. They will cover the period of growth known as adolescence and will learn about the changes to the human body including muscles and bones growing larger, the growth of hair in armpits and around genitals, menstruation and voices breaking. Pupils will compare and contrast the different gestational periods of animals, including humans and will understand that human infants need care and attention for many years before they are independent.

Style in Art- Children will consider how artists can use different techniques to alter their style. Children start by comparing different styles of brushwork demonstrated by Stubbs in Whistlejacket and by Munch in The Scream of Nature. They draw pears using contrasting techniques, creating visible marks in oil pastels in the manner of Van Gogh and smooth modelling using soft pastels in the manner of Stubbs. They go on to compare two radically different styles, rococo and modernism, analysing the differences they see in painting and chair design.

Baghdad - Studying Baghdad in AD900 challenges any current conceptions that children may have of the region and develops an appreciation of its significance as a centre for learning in world history. Children will have the opportunity to compare the construction of Baghdad with other European settlements such as the rebuilding of London after the Great Fire of London.

Spatial Sense- Latitude and longitude are taught to enable children to gain an understanding of how cartographers divide the world into segments to allow identification of locations using co-ordinates. Children will become familiar with the Prime Meridian line and will use co-ordinates to identify locations around the world. Children will also build on their knowledge of the Northern and Southern Hemispheres, from previous units, and will look at the Eastern and Western Hemispheres.

God- What does it mean if God is holy and loving?

In Music lessons the children will be learning to play the drum, considering beats and patterns. 


-To be confirmed.

Mechanisms- Creating a Pop up book 

Coding- What makes an efficient piece of code? How can we create algorithms for physical systems.

Children in Salisbury class will be having swimming lessons this half term as one of their PE sessions. For the other session they will be learning Basketball Skills. Derby class will be developing their gymnastic skills.