Challenge Curriculum 2019-20

Reception

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Autumn

Real World

How am I the same as other people?

How am I different to other people?

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Spring

Working World

Who helps us?

How can we help others? 

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Summer

Magical World

How can we explore outdoors and make it feel magical?

 

Reception Trips & Experiences

Cannon Hill and nature centre Fairy trail
Buddhist Vihara Police officer – visitor
Local church Doctor – visitor
Warwickshire play village Firefighter – visitor
Local residential home Nurse – visitor

Year 1

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Autumn

Born and Bred

How can we show how our local area has changed over time?

Outcome: Produce a guide / exhibit that Selly Manor can use to show how the local area has changed

History – local history / local area

Geography: local area –  use simple fieldwork and observational skills to study the key human and physical features of the surrounding environment.

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Spring

Let’s go on a Safari

Where can we find different animals around the world?

Outcome: Presentation to parents

Geography: 7 continents and 5 oceans, 4 countries of United Kingdom; hot and cold areas of the world

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Summer

Let’s Play

How can we plan ways to keep our families entertained over the summer holiday?

Outcome: Family Fun Day

Geography: weather; seasons; directions and following / creating routes; contrasting UK to an area in Europe.

History: events beyond living memory 

Year 1 Trips & Experiences

Selly Manor Bournville local walk
Safari Park Library
Weston-Super-Mare Animal Man

Year 2

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Sparks will Fly

How can we tell the story of fire creatively?

Outcome: Play

History – significant events beyond living memory – Great Fire of London / Gunpowder plot

Geography – capital city of UK as London, human geography of London

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Spring

Famous Faces

In what ways have great people changed the world?

Outcome: Fact files

History – individuals of historical significance with comparisons; changes within living memory.

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Summer

Rural UK

Would you rather live in a rural or urban area?

Outcome: Class debate 

Geography – key physical features and vocabulary; contrasting UK to an area in Europe; city vs countryside 

 

Year 2 Trips & Experiences

Drama Hut workshop – GFOL gallery Library
Overnight residential in Shropshire Selly Manor

Year 3

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Autumn

Scavengers and Settlers

How can we make an educational film about the Stone Age?

Outcome: Film

History – Stone Age to Iron Age

Geography – geographical features of a location

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Spring

Walk like an Egyptian

What made the Egyptians such an advanced civilisation?

Outcome: Presentation to parents

History – overview of ancient civilisations; Ancient Egyptians

Geography – rivers and their features

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Summer

Into the Forest

Why is the rainforest important?

Outcome: Assembly / presentation 

Geography – rainforest; biomes; vegetation belts; climate zones; contrast between 2 places; location of equator; tropics; South America / UK contrast.

Year 3 Trips & Experiences

Sarehole Mill (link to stone age) Rainforest workshop
The British Museum – London Cadbury World
Egyptian workshop Library

Year 4

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Autumn

Ancient Greeks

How can we create a museum to inform about the ancient Greeks? 

Outcome: Museum

History – Ancient Greece

Geography – settlements

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Spring

The Romans and Their Impact on Britain

How did the Romans change Britain?

Outcome: Assembly

History: Romans impact on Britain

Geography: settlements; trade; cities, towns and counties of UK 

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Summer

Summer 1 – Keen to be Green

How can we make a difference to our planet?

Outcome: school assembly to raise awareness

Geography – climate change, Arctic and Antarctic circles.

Summer 2 – Modern Britain

How are we similar and how are we different?

Outcome: Cultural celebration

Geography – longitude and latitude; world map work; major cities and towns in the UK; similarities and difference between UK and a European area; South America/UK contrast

Year 4 Trips & Experiences

Greek workshop Residential to Ross-on-Wye
Visit to a plastic recycling centre Library
Jimmy Spices

Year 5

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Autumn

Current Catastrophes

How can we help people who have been affected by a catastrophe?

Outcome: Fundraiser

Geography – volcanoes and earthquakes; water cycle

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Spring

History Detectives –

How did the world change during the time of the Anglo Saxons and Vikings?

Outcome: Presentation to parents

History – Britain’s settlement by Anglo-Saxons and Scots; the Viking and Anglo-Saxon struggle for the Kingdom of England to the time of Edward the Confessor

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Summer

Islamic Golden Age

Why was this period called the Islamic ‘Golden Age’?

Outcome: Essay

History – Non-European study

Geography –  trade and economic activity; settlement

Year 5 Trips & Experiences

Divergent Drama – volcano workshop Black Country Museum
Saxon and Viking workshop Library
Walking tour of Birmingham

Year 6

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Autumn

World War II

How can we remember our local fallen heroes?

Outcome: Historical Remembrance of local War heroes

History – study post 1066 – WW2

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Spring

2019/20 Evolution

What is evolution?

Outcome: Present knowledge to experts

2020/21 Local history study of Birmingham

How can we celebrate why Birmingham is important?

Outcome: Poetry Slam

History – 2020/21 local history study

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Summer

Let Us Entertain You!

How can we entertain different groups of our community?

Outcome: Performance

Year 6 Trips & Experiences

Lapworth Museum (Evolution) Library
Castlecroft residential care home Residential at Colomendy, North Wales
Cannock Chase Museum Weston-Super-Mare
Theatre trip Perform at a local secondary school