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Curriculum

At Millbrook we are committed to teaching a broad and balanced curriculum that challenges all of our pupils and enriches their life experience. As of September 2014 in line with Government initiative Millbrook is delivering the New Curriculum.

In Key Stage one we plan our topics around the interests of the children. The children help us by thinking of visits they’d like to go on, questions they’d like answered and challenges they want to complete. The teachers build on the children’s ideas to plan a creative, motivating and child-centred curriculum that provides challenge for all.
Our reading scheme is the Oxford Reading Tree from Oxford University Press, supplemented with the “Floppy’s Phonics” scheme. We use the ” Letters and Sounds” programme to teach phonics.

Wish you were here – wet climates

 Maths

  • Time
  • Rounding and estimating
  • Missing number problems
  • Mental maths each Friday

 Literacy

Reading and Writing Opportunities

  • Describing pieces of art that they have made
  • What happen next
  • Writing for their Comparison topic

Grammar

  • Using conjunctions and/or adverbs
  • Present/past tense
  • Exclamation marks

 Humanities

History

Geography

  • Habitats
  • Compare our woods with the amazon forest
  • Label continents – which have wet climates
  • Transport routes for food grown in wet climates

RE
Discovery Scheme

  • Islam

 Science

  • Planting bulbs
  • Water experiment
  • Food chains

 PE

  • Sports Day practice

 ICT

Scheme: Rising Stars Switched on Computing

  • We are collectors

 Creative Arts

    • Rainforest art
    • Sketching the local area
    • Animal prints
    • Charanga music scheme -

 PSHE

    • Jigsaw scheme – Relationships


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