Curriculum Map

Curriculum Map

Our curriculum in EYFS is child led around a core group of topics. In Key Stages 1 and 2, the curriculum has been designed into two year cycles – Year A and Year B. We have designed our curriculum to have history and geography drivers. We have chosen to take an enquiry based approach to our topics all of which have an umbrella question that is investigated throughout the topic. Please see below for the outline of our topics:

Lower School

TermYear AYear B
Autumn 1Who were the Normans? Why were castles built? How have castles and the people who lived there change over time?Why do we remember Florence Nightingale and Mary Seacole? How do we know about their lives?      
Autumn 2How will we get to Windsor Castle? What will we see on the way?
Spring
1
How have toys changed over time? What do we need to exhibit to make a successful toy museum for the Aldryngton community?How has flight changed over time? What is the significance of certain road names in Woodley?
Spring
2
What is in my local area? What is it like to be living in Earley?
Summer 1What are the similarities and differences between the human and physical features of the UK and Australia? How is living in Reading different to living in Sydney?How do we find our way around our local area?
Summer 2How does the weather affect our lives? How can we care for our environment?

Lower School Knowledge Organiser – History

Middle School

TermYear AYear B
Autumn 1How did the Romans change Britain?Who were the Ancient Greeks and what was their legacy?
Autumn 2
Spring
1
How does the environment affect farming in the UK and the rest of the world and how do we make farming practices fair?What is Italy like today and how does it compare to the UK?
Spring
2
What are tectonic plates and how do they affect the Earth and the people that live there?
Summer 1How did people live in pre-historic Britain and how do we know this?Why was the Ancient Egyptian civilisation so successful?
Summer 2Why is water important and how does the availability of water affect where we live?Why is weather important and how does the availability of water affect where we live?

Upper School

TermYear AYear B
Autumn
1
How did the Anglo-Saxons change everyday life in Britain?Why did Henry VIII marry six times?
Autumn
2
How did World War II affect the Reading area?
Spring
1
Who was the first king of England?
Spring
2
How do people choose where to settle?Why do people visit The Americas?
Summer
1 & 2
What was the importance of the round city in 900AD and why was it built there?What are the key similarities and differences between the Thames Valley and the Amazon Basin?

We are in the process of developing knowledge organisers for each of our topics. These will be created prior to the start of each topic over the next two years. To access the available knowledge organisers, please click on the relevant topic. In the 2021-22 academic year, we will be in Year A.