Primary

Key Stage 1 - 2 Ages 5 - 11

Primary Course

We provide a broad and balanced curriculum based around the British National Curriculum. Staff provide many learning challenges throughout the academic year that require children to solve problems, apply themselves creatively and express their knowledge and understanding effectively.  The children also benefit from excellent musical, drama and sporting involvement to develop teamwork, independence and resilience.  Our excellent wellbeing care ensures that all children feel valued and supported within our community, to develop as confident and unique individuals.

Curriculum overview

The essence of the Wingate Education

Our Primary Department is where a child’s learning journey begins. Providing education from Year 1 through to Year 6, we aim to ensure all children develop their confidence and make outstanding progress in their learning. Our dedicated, experienced and enthusiastic staff provide classroom environments that ensure high standards and high expectations of our children are achieved, not just in their academic ability but also in their behaviour and attitudes.”

Mrs Estévez

Year 1 - Key Stage 1

English

Autumn Term – We begin Year 1 with looking at labels, lists and captions, showing the correct way to label a picture and write a caption underneath. We will look at songs and repetitive poems and go on to write a list of poems. At the end of the term, we will study stories with repeating patterns and in familiar settings. Grammar and spelling will be taught alongside these elements.
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Maths

Autumn Term – Number and addition within 10. Additionally, we will also be exploring Place value, learning to sort and count, using vocabulary to compare numbers e.g., greater than less than. Geometry – 2D and 3D shapes learning names and properties of these shapes.
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Science

Autumn Term – Marvelous me – The children will be able to name different parts of the body. We will then do investigations around the Five senses and be able to match the sense to the part of the body.
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Topic

Autumn Term – In Geography we look at our local area, especially the school and introduce geographical vocabulary such as aerial view, compass points as well as mapping skills.
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Year 2 - Key Stage 1

English

Autumn Term – This term we will be reading a non-chronological report and a fictional story with a familiar setting. There will be an opportunity to consolidate punctuation skills taught in Y1, such as using capital letters and full stops correctly, before learning how to use question marks and commas in lists.
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Maths

Autumn Term – This term we will be focusing on Place Value as well as Addition and Subtraction. This will include recognising the value of each digit in a 2-digit number, comparing and ordering numbers to 100 using the greater/ less than and equals symbols, reading and writing numbers to 100 in numerals and words. 
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Science

Autumn Term – This term we will be learning about Living things and their Habitats, where we will learn about a variety of habitats and the plants and animals that live there. We will learn to tell the difference between things that are living, dead and things that have never been alive. We will have the opportunity to make observations of a local habitat and the creatures that live there, investigating conditions in local microhabitats and how they affect the minibeasts found within them. 
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Topic

Autumn Term – Our first topic this term is Animal Kingdom. During this topic we will identify geographical similarities and differences between two contrasting localities of the UK and an African country. Our next topic is Land Ahoy! where we will be learning about Grace Darling and the importance of Lighthouses. We will also have the opportunity to design, create and evaluate our own lighthouse model.
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Year 3 - Key Stage 2

English

Autumn Term – Year 3 will start the term by developing their basic punctuation skills, including: recognising present and past tense verbs, using coordinating conjunctions and structuring paragraphs when writing. Having completed their ‘My Holiday’ poem about the fantastic things they didn’t do during the summer holidays, the children will be submerged in a depth of skills with the aim of creating a Non-chronological Report. 
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Maths

Autumn Term – The focus at the start of the term will be on Place Value in Maths. The children will become more familiar with reading and writing numbers up to 1000. They will then move onto Addition and Subtraction. Here, Year 3 will focus on adding and subtracting numbers mentally, as well as developing their fluency when using the columnar method. 
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Science

Autumn Term – Our first unit of study in Science will be Keeping Healthy and the Skeleton. The children will learn to identify different food groups and investigate what constitutes a healthy meal. In addition, they will be able to identify invertebrates and vertebrates and begin to learn the names of different bones in the human skeleton.
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Topic

Autumn Term – This term, we will be focusing on our first History topic of the year – The Stone Age. Year 3 will research and explore monuments of prehistoric Britain (like Skara Brae and Stonehenge) to learn what they can tell us about life in the Stone Age and how people lived.
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Year 4 - Key Stage 2

English

Autumn Term – Focus on the features and layout of different genres: recount texts, specifically diary entry writing, instructional texts and acrostic & free verse poetry. In addition to these focused writing topics, we will continue to work on extending the childrens’ English vocabulary knowledge, their spelling strategies, reading strategies and standard English grammar and punctuation.
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Maths

Autumn Term – Mathematical learning will focus on the place value system used in the English curriculum, all four operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication & division and measurements of length and perimeter. Please encourage your child/children to regularly practise their times tables to 12 x12.
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Science

Autumn Term – We will study the area of sound, focusing on transmission and frequency. Secondly, we will be studying electricity, including conductors & insulators and electric circuits.
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Topic

Autumn Term – The Romans. We will look in depth at the invasion of Britain and its impact, Roman roads & houses and Roman gods, as well as many other areas of Roman life.
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Year 5 - Key Stage 2

English

Autumn Term – Over the Autumn term we will be looking at both Fiction and Non-fiction texts. During Autumn 1, our text type is a Non-fiction Newspaper report, the children will be learning about the features included within a report, layout of a report, rich language and how to write; targeting a younger audience. 
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Maths

Autumn Term – We will begin the year covering Place Value and reading, writing and ordering numbers to one million. Additionally, looking at negative numbers and rounding. Secondly, we will then be focusing on Addition and Subtraction, extending any existing knowledge by covering in-depth problem solving.
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Science

Autumn Term – Over the duration of Autumn term, we will be discovering all about Earth and Space. The children will learn about night and day, movement of the moon and the planets. At times, we will experiment scientifically to gain better understanding. Children will be taught how to hypothesise, plan, develop and carry out a fair test.
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Topic

Autumn Term – We will be looking at Ancient Greece. We will study various aspects of this time in History, including Ancient Greek Warfare, Greek gods and Greek mythology. In Geography, we will also be looking at modern day Greece by locating Greece and bordering countries on a map, tourist attractions, exported foods and capital cities.
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Year 6 - Key Stage 2

English

Autumn Term – As writers, we will be exploring a range of texts throughout this term; newspaper report writing, emotive poetry for Remembrance Day, a diary entry by an evacuee, a letter home during World War II and biographical writing about distinguished historical figures.
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Maths

Autumn Term – This term, Year 6 will focus on Place Value in numbers up to 10 million as well as revising their understanding of the four operations; addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. We will then further develop the children’s knowledge of Fractions and end the term with the study of Position and Direction in Geometry. 
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Science

Autumn Term – Our first topic this year will be a study of the Circulatory System. The children will be given the opportunity to develop their knowledge of the various parts of the Circulatory system and their functions, whilst gaining an understanding of how blood and essential nutrients are transported around the human body.
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Topic

Autumn Term – As Historians, we will be learning about World War II throughout this term. We will explore the causes of the outbreak of the war, discuss various key events in the early years (The Blitz, Operation Dynamo and the Battle of Britain) and research key leaders.
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Useful documents for parents

Full guide for uniform

Year 1 Curriculum Overview

Year 2 Curriculum Overview

Year 3 Curriculum Overview

Year 4 Curriculum Overview

Year 5 Curriculum Overview

Year 6 Curriculum Overview

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