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KS2 Curriculum Subjects

Art and design

  • Use experiences, other subjects across the curriculum and ideas as inspiration for artwork
  • Develop and share ideas in a sketchbook and in finished products.
  • Improve mastery of techniques.
  • Learn about the great artists, architects and designers in history.

Computing

  • Design and write programs that accomplish specific goals, including controlling or simulating physical systems; solve problems by decomposing them into smaller parts
  • Use sequence, selections and repetition in programs; work with variables and various forms of input and output; generate appropriate inputs and predicted outputs to test programs.
  • Use logical reasoning to explain how a simple algorithm works and to detect and correct errors in algorithms and programs.
  • Understand computer networks including in the internet; how they can provide multiple services, such as the world-wide web; and the opportunities they offer for communication and collaboration.
  • Describe how internet search engines find and store data; use search engines effectively; be discerning in evaluating digital content; respect individuals and intellectual property; use technology responsibly, securely and safely.
  • Select, use and combine a variety of software (including internet services) on a range of digital devices to accomplish given goals, including collecting, analysing, evaluating and presenting data and information.

Design and technology

Through a variety of creative and practical activities, pupils should be taught the knowledge, understanding and skills needed to engage in an iterative process of designing and making. They should work in a range of relevant contexts, such as the home, school, leisure, culture, enterprise, industry and the wider environment.

When designing and making, pupils should be taught to:

Design

  • use research and develop design criteria to inform the design of innovative, functional, appealing products that are fit for purpose, aimed at particular individuals or groups.
  • generate, develop, model and communicate their ideas through discussion, annotated sketches, cross-sectional and exploded diagrams, prototypes, pattern pieces and computer-aided design.

Make

  • select from and use a wider range of tools and equipment to perform practical tasks, such as cutting, shaping, joining and finishing, accurately.
  • select from and use a wider range of materials and components, including construction materials, textiles and ingredients, according to their functional properties and aesthetic qualities.

Evaluate

  • investigate and analyse a range of existing products.
  • evaluate their ideas and products against their own design criteria and consider the views of others to improve their work.
  • understand how key events and individuals in design and technology have helped shape the world

Technical knowledge

  • apply their understanding of how to strengthen, stiffen and reinforce more complex structures.
    understand and use mechanical systems in their products, such as gears, pulleys, cams, levers and linkages.
  • understand and use electrical systems in their products, such as series circuits incoporating switches, bulbs, buzzers and motors.
  • apply their understanding of computing to programme, monitor and control their products.

Cooking and nutrition

  • understand and apply the principles of a healthy and varied diet.
  • prepare and cook a variety of predominantly savoury dishes using a range of cooking techniques.
  • understand seasonality and know where and how a variety of ingredients are grown, reared, caught and processed.

Geography

  • Locate the world’s countries, with a focus on Europe and countries of particular interest to pupils.
  • Locate the world’s countries, with focus on North and South America and countries of particular interest to pupils.
  • Key geographical features of the countries of the United Kingdom, and understanding how some of these aspects have changed over time.
  • Locate the geographic zones of the world.
  • Understand the significance of the geographic zones of the world.
  • Understand geographical similarities and differences through the study of human and physical geography of a region or area of the United Kingdom (different from that taught at Key Stage 1).
  • Understand geographical similarities and differences through the study of human and physical geography of a region or area in a European country.
  • Understand geographical similarities and differences through the study of the human and physical geography of a region or area within North or South America.
  • Describe and understand key aspects of:
    • physical geography, including: climate zones, biomes and vegetation belts, rivers, mountains, volcanoes and earthquakes and the water cycle.
    • human geography, including: settlements, land use, economic activity including trade links and the distribution of natural resources including energy, food, minerals and water supplies.
  • Use maps, atlases, globes and digital/computer mapping to locate countries and describe features studied
  • Use the eight points of a compass, four-figure grid references, symbols and keys (including the use of Ordnance Survey maps) to build knowledge of the United Kingdom and the world. • Use a wide range of geographical sources in order to investigate places and patterns.
  • Use fieldwork to observe, measure and record the human and physical features in the local area using a range of methods, including sketch maps, plans and graphs and digital technologies.

History

  • Changes in Britain from the Stone Age to the Iron Age. (YR 3/4)
  • The Roman Empire and its Impact on Britain. (YR 3/4)
  • Britain’s settlement by Anglo Saxons and Scots. (YR 5/6)
  • The Viking and Anglo Saxon struggle for the Kingdom of England. (YR
    5/6)
  • A local history study.
  • A study of a theme in British history.
  • Early Civilizations achievements and an in-depth study of one of the following: Ancient Sumer; The Indus Valley; Ancient Egypt; The Shang Dynasty. (YR 3/4)
  • Ancient Greece. (YR 5/6)
  • A non- European society that contrasts with British history chosen from:
  • Early Islamic Civilization, Mayan Civilization, Benin.
  • History of interest to pupils

Languages

  • In the chosen modern language (French)
  • Speak • Read • Write
  • Look at the culture of the countries where the language is spoken. French across KS2 is taught by a specialist French Teacher

Music

  • Play and perform in solo and ensemble contexts, using voice and playing instruments with increasing accuracy, control and expression.
  • Improvise and compose music using the inter-related dimensions of music separately and in combination.
  • Listen with attention to detail and recall sounds with increasing aural memory.
  • Use and understand the basics of the staff and other musical notations.
  • Appreciate and understand a wide range of high-quality live and recorded music from different traditions and from great musicians and composers.
  • Develop an understanding of the history of music.
  • All KS2 partake in weekly violin lessons provided by the Bradford Music Service. The Music curriculum is supplemented by the use of Music Express as a core resource.

Physical education

  • Play competitive games, modified where appropriate, such as football, netball, rounders, cricket, hockey, basketball, badminton and tennis, and apply basic principles suitable for attacking and defending.
  • Take part in gymnastics activities
  • Take part in athletics activities.
  • Perform dances.
  • Take part in outdoor and adventurous activity challenges both individually and within a team.
  • Swimming and water safety: take swimming instruction in Key Stage 2. One of the P.E. lessons per week is taught by a specialist P.E. Teacher.

Religious education

  • Study the beliefs, festivals and celebrations of Christianity.
  • Study at least two other religions in depth. Choose from Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism or Sikhism.
  • Study three of the major six religions not studied in depth in order to gain a brief outline.
  • Study other religions of interest to pupils
  • R.E. Taught using Discovery R.E. as a core resource.

Steeton Primary School, Market Street Keighley, West Yorkshire, BD20 6NN
Tel: 01535 653315 | Email: office@steeton.bradford.sch.uk

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