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Gretton Primary School

Long Term Planning

Autumn Term

Year group Overview

Nursery / Reception

  • All about me
  • Celebrations linked to context

Year 1

STEM Focus

  • STEM Theme: Weather (track across the term)
  • D&T: Structures - freestanding structures
  • Geog: Seasons
  • Hist: Significant people and events (monarchy)

Year 2

STEM Focus

  • STEM Theme: Explorers
  • D&T: Mechanisms - wheels and Axels
  • Geog: UK and wider world (revisit continents, oceans)
  • Hist: Significant people and events (explorers)
  • D&T: Textiles – templates and joining

Year 3

History Focus

  • Hist Theme: Stone Age vs Ancient Egypt
  • Geog: Rivers/deserts/

Year 4

History Focus

  • Hist Theme: Vikings through to Anglo Saxons (Invasion, Civilisation, Empire)
  • Geog: Map skills, trade
  • D&T: Structures – shell structures

Year 5

Geography Focus

  • Geog Theme: Coastal, Sea Levels, Caribbean Islands
  • Geog: Time zones
  • Hist: Seafarers/Discovery/Colonisation (Tudor period)
  • D&T: Food – celebrating culture and seasonality

Year 6

History Focus

  • Hist Theme: World War II
  • D&T: Food – celebrating culture and seasonality
  • Geog: refer to curriculum document

Spring Term

Year group Overview

Nursery / Reception

  • Once upon a time
  • Lets Get Growing

Year 1

Geography Focus

  • Geog Theme: Local Study
  • Geog: Refer to curriculum document
  • Hist: Local study
  • D&T: Mechanisms - sliders and levers

Year 2

Geography Focus

  • Geog Theme: Study of a Non-European Country, e.g. China, India, Africa
  • Geog: Compare the human and physical features. Locational and place knowledge. Maps.
  • Hist: Explore some of the history of the non-European country
  • D&T: Food – preparing fruit and vegetables

Year 3

STEM Focus

  • STEM Theme: Architects and Designers
  • D&T: Mechanical systems - levers and linkages (bridges, cable cars etc.)
  • Geog: Mountains/rivers/
  • routes and journeys

  • History: Significant people
  • D&T: Textiles – 2D shape to 3D product

Year 4

STEM Focus

  • STEM Theme: Electricity
  • D&T: Electrical systems – circuits and switches
  • Geog: North and South America comparison
  • Hist: A brief history of electricity

Year 5

History Focus

  • Hist Theme: Victorians and the Industrial Revolution
  • Geog: Local environmental issue
  • D&T: Structures - frame structures

Year 6

Geography Focus

  • Geog Theme: Natural Disasters/ Global Issues
  • Hist: Ancient Greece

Summer Term

Year group Overview

Nursery / Reception

  • All creatures great and small
  • Our world

Year 1

History Focus

  • Hist Theme: Living Memory and Families
  • D&T: Food – preparing fruit and vegetables
  • Geog: refer to curriculum document

Year 2

History Focus

  • Hist Theme: Victorian Children
  • Geog: refer to curriculum document

Year 3

Geography Focus

  • Geog Theme: Change in settlements, agriculture, farming and land use through history
  • Hist: Romans settlements and agriculture in Britain
  • D&T: Food - healthy and varied diet

Year 4

Geography Focus

  • Geog Theme: Rainforests, deforestation, water cycle, climate zones
  • Hist: Maya
  • D&T: Food - healthy and varied diet

Year 5

STEM Focus

  • STEM Theme: Space
  • D&T: Electrical systems – monitoring and control
  • Geog: Biomes, time zones
  • Hist: The Space Race

Year 6

STEM Focus

  • STEM Theme: Mechanics
  • D&T: Mechanical systems – pulleys or gears
  • D&T: Textiles – combining different fabric shapes
  • Hist: Pre and post 1066 unit
  • Geog: Refer to curriculum document

Core Values

  • K

    Kindness

  • C

    Co-Operation

  • A

    Ambition

  • S

    Sportsmanship

  • P

    Perseverance

  • P

    Pride

  • H

    Honesty

  • C

    Courage

  • R

    Responsibility

  • R

    Respect