As a school we strive to provide a welcoming community environment where all children are nurtured, respected, included, inspired and motivated to learn to help them to achieve their full potential. Consequently, over the summer term, the staff have been working hard to develop the curriculum to ensure it is relevant, progressive, balanced and equips the children with the skills they need to meet all of life’s challenges.
Each year group will now study four topics per year and each topic will have a stunning start and a fabulous finish. The stunning starts include: visits to destinations we have never been to before, exciting activity days and special visitors to inspire the children and encourage them to ask questions about their new topics. To end each topic, the fabulous finishes include: special performances by the children, galleries to showcase the children’s work and exciting adventures, all of which we hope parents and carers can participate in.
All the staff are very excited about all the different activities they have planned and can’t wait for September to begin this new and exciting journey with the children. To give you a little taster of what we have been working on, here are our topic headings for each year group. Can you guess what the children will be learning about??
|Topic 1||Topic 2||Topic 3||Topic 4|
|Year 3||Scrapheap Challenge||H2 Woah||Hakuna Mutata||I do like to be beside the Seaside|
|Year 4||Amazia||Epic Empires||The Great Exhibition||All the Fun of the Fair|
|Year 5||Star Trekking||Eureka||Dragon Dynasty||Circles of Life|
|Year 6||May the Norse be with you!||Tiempo de Fiesta||Peace in our Time?||Eye of the Tiger|
The following documents show how the new National Curriculum is applied at Olney Middle School, by subject and by Year group (NB for RE we follow the Milton Keynes Locally Agreed RE syllabus):
|Year 3||Year 4||Year 5||Year 6|
|Year 3 Curriculum Map||Year 4 Curriculum Map||Year 5 Curriculum Map||Year 6 Curriculum map
For more information about any aspects of the curriculum, please contact your child’s class teacher.