Challenge Curriculum 2018-19

Reception

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Autumn

Real World

How am I the same as other people?

How am I different to other people?

Places of worship: Central Mosque; Central Synagogue; Weoley Hill Church

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Spring

Working World

Who helps us?

How can we help others? 

Warwick Play Village

Birmingham Airport

Castlecroft Residential Home

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Summer

Magical World

How can we explore outdoors and make it feel magical?

Green Fairy Trail

Year 1

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Autumn

Born and Bred
Focus: History, Geography, Art

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

Local Area Study Walk
Selly Manor Museum

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Spring

Let’s go on a Safari
Focus: Geography

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

RSCPA visitor
Birchen Coppice Farm
Visit from the Animal Man
Safari Park

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Summer

Let’s Play
Focus: PE, DT

How can we plan ways to keep our families entertained over the summer holiday?
Outcome: Family Fun Day

Weston Super-Mare
Manor Park

Year 2

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Autumn

Famous Faces
Focus: Art, Geography, History

How can we celebrate how people have changed the world?
Outcome: Pop-up Gallery

IKON Gallery

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Spring

Fighting Fit
Focus: DT, Science, PE

How can we encourage our school to make healthy choices?
Outcome: Healthy living / fitness day

Healthy Eating Workshops
Visit from a fitness instructor

RESIDENTIAL: Kingswood, Staffordshire

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Summer

Lights, Camera, Action
Focus: Performing Arts, DT

How can we perform a play to entertain our families?
Outcome: Theatrical performance

Theatre Visit

Year 3

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Autumn

Scavengers and Settlers
Focus: History, Computing

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

Cinema Experience
Mosely Bog

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Spring

Walk like an Egyptian
Focus: History, Geography

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

British / Natural History Museum
Egyptian Visitor Workshop

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Summer

Into the Forest
Focus: Geography

How can we improve forests locally and globally?
Outcome: Local improvement project

Cadbury World
Dave Shaw Rainforest Roadshow
Waseley Hills Country Park

Year 4

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Autumn

History Detectives
Focus: History (Vikings, Saxons, Romans)

How can we make a museum to show who has invaded and changed Britain?
Outcome: Museum

Alcester Roman Museum
Skype with Viking (Jorvik Viking Centre)

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Spring

Keen to be Green
Focus: Geography, science

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

Real Junk Food Project

RESIDENTIAL: PGLHillcrest Centre, Ross-on-Wye

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Summer

Culture Vultures
Focus: Geography, PHSE, DT

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

Restaurant visit to Jimmy Spice

Year 5

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Autumn

Current Catastrophes
Focus: Geography

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

Charity/social enterprise visitors

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Spring

It’s All About Books
Focus: English, DT

How can we lead World Book Day across the school?
Outcome: World Book Day event

Peters Books
Harry Potter Studios

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Summer

Brilliant Brum!
Focus: History, Geography

How can we celebrate Birmingham?
Outcome: Poetry Slam

BirminghamLego Discovery Centre
Performance Poet visit
Visit Birmingham landmarks

Year 6

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Autumn

World War II
Focus: History

How can we remember our local fallen heroes?

Outcome:Remembrance/memorial event

Museum of Cannock Chase

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Spring

Evolution
Focus: Science

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

Outcome:Publish a book

Author visit

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Summer

Let us Entertain You!
Focus: Performing Arts

How can we entertain different groups of our community?
Outcome: Theatrical Performance

Theatre Visit

RESIDENTIAL: Kingswood Colomendy Centre, North Wales