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Wilshere-Dacre Junior Academy Curriculum

WILSHERE-DACRE JUNIOR ACADEMY CURRICULUM

 

At Wilshere-Dacre Junior Academy our afternoon topic teaching is based on the Cornerstones Curriculum  where learning is delivered through ‘investigative topics'. These topics are personalised to the children in our school.  We think it is important that children get the opportunity to explore learning in many different ways and our curriculum  ensures we are giving children significant opportunity to develop their key skills in writing and maths across a range of subjects. Each topic investigation lasts for a half term. .

Each topic investigation covers a number of National Curriculum subjects with specific objectives for learning. As far as possible, writing work will be integrated so that the children are able to see the purpose for their writing. 

In order to keep parents and carers fully informed of the school curriculum, we send out details of each topic investigation at the beginning of each half term. This information will give general information about the subject area, a brief overview of what sort of things the children will be involved in and a summary of the key learning areas. These can also be found on the Class pages. 

 

 

WILSHERE- DACRE JUNIOR ACADEMY CURRICULUM 2019-20

 

 

 

YEAR GROUP

 

AUTUMN 1

(8 weeks)

 

 

AUTUMN 2

(7 Weeks)

 

 

SPRING 1

(6 Weeks)

 

SPRING 2

(6 Weeks)

 

SUMMER 1

(5 Weeks)

 

SUMMER 2

(7 Weeks)

 

 

WHOLE SCHOOL EVENTS

 

 

Science Week  21st-25th Oct

 

Parent Consultations:

Y6 – 23rd/25th Sept

Y3-5 – 21st/23rd Oct

 

Black History

 

Harvest Festival – Assembly Rev Jane 2nd Oct

 

 

Anti-Bullying week – 11th-15th Nov

 

Christmas Production – 18th Dec (TBC)

 

 

 

 

Good deeds -  16th-20th Dec

 

NSPCC World Number Day  - 3rd Feb

 

 

 

Parent Consultations – 6th/8th April

 

 

 

World Book Day – 5th March

 

Sport Relief – March – 13th March

 

Parent Consultations – 6th/8th April

 

 

Easter – 6th-17th April

 

Take 1 Book Week

 

Open Evening – 6th July (TBC)

 

Sports Day  - 17th July (TBC)

 

Induction day – 9th July (TBC)

 

Yr 6 production – 15th July (TBC)

 

Yr 6 Leavers trip - TBC

 

Awards Ceremony

 

Euro 2020 – 12th June – 12th July

 

 

11 BEFORE 11

 

 

 

‘Make something Amazing’ -   Yr 3 (Lit Film Festival)

 

 

 

‘Good Deed Week’  (ALL)

 

Flash mob Yr 6

 

‘Seeds to supper’- Yr 5 and 3

 

‘Sleeping under the stars’ - Year 5

 

 

‘Shake it up Shakespeare’- Yr  5 – 25th Mar

 

 

‘Hiking Heroes’ Yr  4 (including Local History)

 

 

SCHOOL TRIPS

 

 

Viking Workshop Yr 4

 

PGL – Yr 6

 

 

 

Stevenage Science Yr 5

 

 

 

Leavers trip – Yr  6

 

PERFORMANCE

 

 

 

Christmas production Yr ¾

 

 

 

 

Shakespeare Yr 5

 

End of year 6

 

ARTSMARK

 

 

 

 

 

Gallery trip Yr  4

 

 

 

YEAR 3

 

 

Gods and Mortals

 

Mighty Metals

 

Urban Pioneers

 

Tribal Tales

 

Predator

 

Tremors

 

YEAR 4

 

 

Potions

 

Traders and Raiders

 

Playlist

 

Blue Abyss

 

Burps Bottom and Bile

 

Warrior

 

YEAR 5

 

 

Alchemy Island

 

Pharaohs

 

Allotments

 

Star gazers

 

Shakespeare

 

Scream Machine

 

YEAR 6

 

 

Blood heart

 

A child’s War

 

Frozen Planet

 

ID

 

Darwin’s Delight

 

 

 

LOVE TO INVESTIGATE

 

Icarus -  Yr 3

 

How do smells go up your nose? -  Yr 4

 

What’s in blood? Yr 6

 

Clean dirty water Yr  5

 

Why do magnets attract and repel?

Yr 3

 

How did Vikings dye their clothes? Yr 4

 

Why do we slow down as we age? Yr 5

 

 

 

How many potatoes can you grow? Yr 5

 

Can we slow cooling down? Yr  6

 

Can we block sound and how far can sound travel ? Yr4

 

 How can we change a sound? Yr 4

 

Why do planets have craters? Yr 5

 

How does inheritance work? Yr 6

 

Where does water go? Yr 4

 

What is spit for? Yr 4

 

Why do birds have different beaks?  Yr  6

 

Do plants have legs? Yr  3

 

Why are zip wires so fast? Year 5

 

What is sand?  Yr 3

 

What is soil?  Yr 3

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