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 geography of their school and its grounds and the key human and physical features of its surrounding environment.

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Spring

Let’s go on a Safari

How do we care for different animals around the world?
Outcome: Animal showcase to Birchen Coppice

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 – the start of holidays.

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, geographical vocab.

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Spring

Really Rural Show

How can we improve our local area?

Outcome: improvement project (TBC)

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

Note: healthy living done through PE and science

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Summer

Famous Faces
How can we celebrate how people have changed the world?

Outcome: Gallery

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

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

How can we teach children from the MAT about the Egyptians?
Outcome: Workshops to MAT children

History – Ancient Civilization – Egyptians

Geography – River and its features

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Summer

Into the Forest

How can we improve forests locally and globally?
Outcome: assembly / presentation (TBC)

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? (TBC)

Outcome: Museum

History – Vikings, Anglo-Saxons and Romans

Geography – settlements

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Spring

Keen to be Green

How can we make a difference to our planet?
Outcome: Global difference making

Geography – climate change, Arctic and Antarctic circles.

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Summer

Culture Vultures

How can we celebrate the different cultures in our school?
Outcome: Cultural Celebration

Geography – longitude and latitude. World map work. Major cities and towns in the UK. Countries in wider world – similarities and difference between UK and 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 –

Q TBC – Anglo Saxons and Vikings 

Outcome: TBC

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

Brilliant Brum!

How can we celebrate why Birmingham is important?
Outcome: Poetry Slam

History – local history of Birmingham

Geography – Local study, cities and counties of UK, 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

How can we teach other children from the MAT about evolution?

Outcome: Publish a book – TBC

2020/21 Islamic Golden Age

History – 2020/21 non-European 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