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Foundation Curriculum

Term

Whole School Topic Title

Year Group Focus

1

UK and the Wider World

Year 1 - Identify seasonal and daily weather patterns in the United Kingdom.

Year 2 - Comparisons and contrasts of the UK and a non European country (must be hot vs a cold area of the world). Equator and North and South Poles.

Year 3 - Extreme Earth (Earthquakes and Tsunamis)

Year 4 - Locate the world’s countries, using maps to focus on Europe (including the location of Russia) concentrating on their environmental regions, key physical and human characteristics, countries, and major cities.

Year 5 - Locate the world’s countries, using maps to focus on North and South America, concentrating on their environmental regions, key physical and human characteristics, countries, and major cities.

Year 6 - Trade and Economics (to include trade routes, fair trade and how trade has changed.)

2

Power and Empire

Year 1 - Significant Historical figure - The Queen.

Year 2 - Local history study - castles in Kent.

Year 3 - The Roman empire by AD 42 and the power of it’s army.

Year 4 - Power in the Ancient Egyptian civilisation (Pharaohs,gods and healers)

Year 5 - The industrial revolution and the expansion of the British Empire under the reign of Queen Victoria.

Year 6 - The Power of Hitler in WW2.

3

Maps

Year 1 - name, locate and identify characteristics of the four countries of the UK. Name the capital cities of the United Kingdom and its surrounding seas. Use simple compass directions (North, South, East and West).

Year 2 - Devise a simple map; and use and construct basic symbols in a key 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. 

Year 3 - Identify the position and significance of latitude, longitude, Equator, Northern Hemisphere, Southern Hemisphere, the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn, Arctic and Antarctic Circle, the Prime/Greenwich Meridian and time zones (including day and night). A country study into one of these areas.

Year 4 - Use the eight points of a compass to build their knowledge of the United Kingdom and use 4 figure grid references. 

Use fieldwork to observe, measure, record and present the human and physical features in the local area using sketch maps.

Year 5 - Use six-figure grid references, symbols and keys (including the use of Ordnance Survey maps) to build their knowledge of the United Kingdom and the wider world.Use fieldwork to observe, measure, record and present the human and physical features in the local area using a range of methods, including sketch maps, plans and graphs, and digital technologies.

Year 6 - Name and locate counties and cities of the United Kingdom, geographical regions and their identifying human and physical characteristics, key topographical features (including hills, mountains, coasts and rivers), and land-use patterns.

4

Travel

Year 1 - Events beyond living memory - flight -  to include Amelia Earhart.

Year 2 - Comparison of Christopher Columbus and Neil Armstrong.

Year 3 - Local history study - importance Dover in WW2.

Year 4 - Local history study - transport infrastructure in Kent (Eurostar/Channel Tunnel/Lydd airport).

Year 5 - The Space Race - to include Katherine Johnson.

Year 6 - Victorian advancements in transport including Brunel and the building of the SS Great Britain.

5

Land and Water

Year 1 -  Name and locate the world’s seven continents and five oceans.

Year 2 - Coast project (focus on key features of coasts).

Year 3 - The water cycle, global warming effects on the oceans and water pollution.

Year 4 - Understand geographical similarities and differences through the study of human and physical geography of a region of the United Kingdom and a region in a European country.

Year 5 - Understand geographical similarities and differences through the study of human and physical geography of a region of the United Kingdom and a region in North or South America.

Year 6 - Understand geographical similarities and differences through the study of human and physical geography of a region of the United Kingdom, a region in a European country, and a region within North or South America.

6

Victory and Defeat

Year 1- Significant Figure - Rosa Parks

Year 2 - Events beyond living memory - Guy Fawkes and the Gunpowder Plot.

Year 3 - Viking Raids and invasions

Year 4 - Iron Age hill forts, tribal kingdom warfare.

Year 5 - Ancient Greece and the introduction of the first Olympiad up to first paralympics in the 21st century.

Year 6 - The English Reformation under Henry VIII

Contact Us

Tel: 01233 622510

Belmont Road, Ashford, 
Kent, TN24 9LS

  • Headteacher
    Chris Johnson
  • Office Manager
    Diane Davis
  • Finance
    Susan Burberry
  • Site Manager
    Shaun King
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