Curriculum

Our School Values

As a Rights Respecting School, St. Michael-in-the Hamlet, endeavours to ensure that there is equality, respect, non-discrimination and participation throughout our school community. Our school’s values help us to live and learn together in harmony and our governors, staff, pupils and their families  have chosen a frame of reference which helps to promote these values and bring out the best in us all.

St. Michael’s Creative Curriculum

Our St. Michael in the Hamlet Creative Curriculum works hand in hand with the 2014 Primary National Curriculum. We teach through a carefully planned thematic approach, valuing a broad and balanced curriculum which gives children the opportunities to achieve their full potential in all subject areas. We have designed our curriculum to build on children’s prior learning over time, linking key concepts across subjects as well as developing a breadth of subject knowledge. Topics are designed to support children’s natural curiosity and stimulate their creativity.

Topics begin with a ‘hook’ or ‘opening event’ and finish with a ‘final project celebration’. Trips and outings are central to culturally enriching children’s learning. In addition to this they will have a series of memorable learning experiences, which may include; inspirational speakers, STEM workshops, LJMU dance students, global students, topic themed days and themed weeks.

Some subjects may be taught discreetly, such as English and mathematics. Other subjects, may be taught as part of a topic, for example, they may learn history alongside their geography, or science alongside their design technology. Where possible links are made from their topic work to English and maths to enable pupils to apply skills in different contexts. The links below leads to our class pages which show topics/ themes covered by each year group throughout our school.

Our curriculum promotes the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental, philosophical and physical development of our pupils. The children experience these through a wide range of subjects such as; Physical Education (PE), Religious Education (RE), Philosophy for Children (P4C), Right Respecting School Agenda (RRSA), mindfulness, outdoor learning, and Personal, Social, Health Education (PHSSE)

As a school we are really proud of our wider opportunities and the range of after school clubs on offer, from magic to dodgeball to e-cadets. Throughout the school year we have numerous family learning events exploring many themes such as; faith, mindfulness, culture and philosophy to name a few. We end our academic year with a summer event to display are pupils’ creative talents celebrating our diverse array of wider opportunities such as singing, brass, drumming and violin.

All this has been done to ensure that your child has access to through coverage of the new curriculum, and the curiosity, engagement and application of skill to become lifelong learners.

Links to Year Group Class Pages

Nursery

Reception

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Year 6

EYFS Curriculum Map: 2019-20

Autumn 1 Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2
Nursery All Together Now Carnival Awesome Animals People who help us Minibeasts and habitats Growing and changing
Autumn 1 Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2
Reception All Together Now Carnival Once Upon A Time The Very Hungry Caterpillar Yellow Submarine We’re all going on a Summer holiday

KS1 & KS2 Creative Curriculum Map Table 2019-20

Autumn 1 Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2
Y1 Incredible Me

Science – Senses (parts of the human body)

History – toys

Geography – local area

Yo Ho Ho !

Science – Light

History – Mary Seacole and Florence Nightingale.

Geography – Weather

Far, Far Away

Science/ DT – Materials

History- The Queen

Paws, Claws and Jaws

Science – Animals (types of animals

Geography – Map work

Can You Dig It ?

Science – Plants

Art – Monet

Come Fly With Me

Science – forces

History – Transport

Geography – Hot/cold places

Y2 The Big Smoke

History – Great Plague and Fire of London

Science – Materials

Ends of the Earth

Geography – temperature and locations

History – Titanic

Science – Habitats

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Geography focus – map skills, continents and countries

Science – Changing shape

Literacy – Character portraits

Into the Woods

History – Liverpool WW2, evacuation

Science – Growing plants

Beside the Seaside

Geography focus- location.

Science – Health

The Sweet Shores of Africa

Geography focus – map skills, continents and countries.

Literacy – Stories from other cultures

Science – Life cycles

Y3 Valley of the Kings

Science/Geography/

History

The Art Gallery

Van Gogh/Art

Ancient Greece

History/Geography

Third Rock From the Sun

Science/Physical geography

Amazing Asia

Science/Geography

There’s No Place

Like Home !

Literacy/Science

Y4 Into The Unknown

Science –Living things, Design Technology

– Sweet Boxes, P4C gratitude, RE – worship

Near, Far and Farther

Geography – Contrasting locations

English – Non-chronological reports, Fiction – ‘Farther’

Art – Block Printing

Science – Electricity

Incepta Nova

PHSE – New beginnings, History – The Roman Era,

RRSA – democracy, RE – Pilgrimage

Y5 Rock Star

Science focus – Earth, Sun, Moon and Forces

History Focus – Vikings and Anglo Saxons

Off with their Heads

History – British monarchy, Tudors

Location, Location, Location

Geography – rivers, map skills, continents and countries

Science – Growing and changing, living things including life cycles and habitats

Y6 Going Global

Geography- Structure of the Earth.

Science- evolution

Industrial Revolution

(Early Victorians)

History- Victorian Christmas

Industrial Revolution

The First Railways

History/Dance

Motorised Vehicles

DT/Maths/Science

Construction & circuits

The Wonderful World of Maps

Geography/Maths

Subject Areas

Information regarding how some subject areas are taught can be viewed below. English link includes details about how PHONICS is taught in EYFS and KS1. Maths link includes helpful information for parents to help their child at home to understand various maths concepts and ideas. Science link includes a break down of all the Science National Curriculum content for each topic, with detail of goals to achieve, and is split into year groups. Below that is the ‘Being a Scientist’ section, where you can read articles about science events that take place in and out of school, STEM Ambassadors parents who have careers in STEM fields, and, STEM Club which takes place after school.

Art & Design
Computing
Design Technology
Early Years & Foundation Stage (EYFS)
English
Humanities
Maths
Music
Personal, Social & Health Education (PSHE)
Philosophy for Children (P4C)
Physical Education (PE)
Religious Education
Science

Upcoming Dates:

Meetings for Parents – How to support your child at home in Maths and Literacy.

From time to time our school will hold after school meetings for parents/carers with tips and strategies to help support their children at home when working on their maths and literacy homework. Letters will go home explaining where and when these meetings are to take place. Details of these meetings including any parent/carer feedback, where available, will be posted below on this page too.

Curriculum Policy Documents and external links

Computing Curriculum Policy 2019 – 2020

Curriculum Policy 2018 – 2019

Design Technology Policy 2019 – 2020

English Curriculum 2018 – 2020

Humanities Policy 2018 – 2019

Maths Calculation Policy 2018 – 2019

Maths Curriculum 2018 – 2020

Music Policy 2018 – 2019

Online Safety Curriculum 2018 – 2019

P4C Policy 2018 – 2019

PHSE Curriculum 2018 – 2019

Physical Education Policy 2018 – 2021

RE Policy 2019 – 2020

Science Policy 2018 – 2019

Teach Primary ‘creative learning’

Phonics for EYFS- BBC Alphablocks

Letters and Sounds