How am I the same as other people?
How am I different to other people?
Who helps us?
How can we help others?
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|
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.
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
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|
Sparks will Fly
How can we tell the story of fire creatively?
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.
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
How can we celebrate how people have changed the world?
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|
Scavengers and Settlers
How can we make an educational film about the Stone Age?
History – Stone Age to Iron Age
Geography – geographical features of a location
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
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|
How can we create a museum to inform about the ancient Greeks? (TBC)
History – Vikings, Anglo-Saxons and Romans
Geography – settlements
Keen to be Green
How can we make a difference to our planet?
Outcome: Global difference making
Geography – climate change, Arctic and Antarctic circles.
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|
How can we help people who have been affected by a catastrophe?
Geography – Volcanoes and Earthquakes; water cycle
History Detectives –
Q TBC – Anglo Saxons and Vikings
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
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|
World War II
How can we remember our local fallen heroes?
Outcome: Historical Remembrance of local War heroes
History – study post 1066 – WW2
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
Let us Entertain You!
How can we entertain different groups of our community?
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|