Curriculum at Fairfields

We have created a unique curriculum for children in our school.  It is based on a challenging book as a driver.  The teachers in the school have taken the National Curriculum and have made links between subjects like history and geography, science and art. 

Our aim is to create a curriculum that is fresh and relevant.  We want to inspire and challenge children; encouraging them to question and explore and become active learners

Year Group

Autumn

Spring

Summer

1

Belonging

Discovering where we belong in our class, school and local community

Bravery

Investigating how to keep safe and healthy and how this has changed over time

Curiosity

A study of living things, exploring contrasting habitats and animals

2

Journeys

A journey through the polar regions on an exploration

Changes

A comparison of contrasting locations. Understanding the impact of the Great Fire of London

Survival

An investigation into how to survive in the wild alongside as understanding of Christopher Columbus’ expeditions and the impact they had.

 

3

Destruction

A study of natural disasters around the world

Regeneration

Exploring new life and new beginnings including Roman innovations

Temptation

A study linked to our wants and needs, including healthy lifestyles

4

Conflict

Looking at conflict and the impact of invasions including the Anglo-Saxons

Innovation

A study of innovation and the impact of inventions including electricity and the environment

Biodiversity

A study of endangered species and the impact of humans on the environment.

5

Odysseys

A study of epic journeys around the world for animals including humans

Discovery

Investigating the discoveries including space and tombs in Egypt

Revolution

Exploring why revolutions occur including the industrial revolution and in Russia.  Including the suffragettes. 

6

Contrast

Exploring contrasting systems, structures and climates

Evolution

Investigating how living things have changed over time, analysing and classifying

Legacy

Looking at the human body and how humans impact on the community and the world including a study of the Ancient Greeks and the impact they had. 

Our Support, Stretch and Challenge Manifesto

Our manifesto is a promise to children in our school and an agreement with children to work as a team to optimise the learning.  This was written in partnership with parents, pupils, staff and governors.  It is displayed in every classroom.