Curriculum Statement

Spires Federation Curriculum Statement 2018/19

 

Our Core Values are: Success, Happiness, Inspiration, Nuture for Everyone 

Our Mission: 

To provide an aspirational education, which inspires all in our community so that they are happy, confident and equipped for life in all its fullness.

‘Opening Door, Opening Minds.’

As schools we want to provide our pupils with the academic knowledge and skills that will provide the foundations for their future lives. We want to give our pupils the opportunity to be the best that they can be, ensuring that they have the best possible start to their education so that they are well prepared for secondary school, university and life. 

But we know that education is so much more than being able to read, write and count. It's about becoming more rounded, developing skills and abilities that are not measurable in tests, it's about developing relationships, respect for themselves, others, their communities. Opening Minds is all of this and more. It's about giving our children greater cultural capital so that they can appreciate the work of great musicians and artists, experience sporting opportunities, grow in confidence and raise their aspirations.

Please click on the link below to access details about the National Curriculum that we follow in our school and the Curriculum Intent for our school:

Dunston Curriculum Intent

National Curriculum

 

EYFS & KS1

Year

A

B

Autumn

 

‘CASTLES’

 

Home and Away – Geography

Local Study – Lincoln – Castles

Monarch Study

 

 

 

‘INTREPID EXPLORERS’

 

The space race-Neil Armstrong/Christopher Columbus

 

Spring

 

‘THROUGH THE KEYHOLE’

 

 History

Local Study – On our Doorstep 

 

 

‘PICKING THROUGH THE ICE’

 

Polar Regions - Shackleton

 

Summer

      

‘AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS!’

 

       Africa – small study of a particular area

 

 

‘SAND & BONES’

 

Seaside - Dinosaurs

 

 Topic Overview EYFS/KS1

KS2

Cycle

A – 2019/20

B – 2020/2021

C – 2021/2022

D – 2018/19

 

 

Autumn

 

‘LOCATION, LOCATION’

 

(Rainforests, Economic activities. Trade links, climate zones, biomes and vegetation belts)

 

 

 

 

‘LEST WE FORGET’

 

 

Saxons (Britain’s settlements by Saxons and Scott)

 

‘VISCIOUS VIKINGS’ (Viking and Anglo-Saxon struggle

 

 

‘HAIL CAESAR’

 

(Roman Empire and Local history)

 

 

 

Spring

‘THE MARVELLOUS MAYANS!’

 

 (A non-European Society that provide contrasts with British History.

 

‘RIVERS DEEP, MOUNTAINS HIGH!’

 

 

UK vs Europe –

 

 

 

UK vs City (Leicester)

 

‘OUR COOL COUNTRY’

 

‘EXTREME EARTH!’

 

 (Volcanoes, Earthquakes and Distribution of natural resources)

 

 

 

 

Summer

‘GLORIOUS GREEKS!’

 

‘AWESOME EGYPTIANS’

 

(Ancient Egypt- Early Civilizations)

 

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‘STONES N’BONES’

 

Stone Age to Iron Age

 

 

‘CRIME & PUNISHMENT’

 

 

 Topic Overview KS2