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Overview

All children deserve the best possible education. At New Haw our curriculum aims to inspire our pupils’ curiosity about the world around them whilst also given them a secure and broad foundation of knowledge in all subject areas. This ensures that they are set up for success in the next stage of their education and beyond.  Our curriculum is designed to enrich the lives of our pupils, building upon their past experiences and exposing them to new opportunities.  We have high academic ambition for all pupils, rooted in our solid consensus of the knowledge and skills pupils need in order to take advantage of opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life.

We want to create a level playing field for all our children no matter what their starting points and the main vehicle we use to do this is a strong curriculum which has been developed by the entire staff in consultation with parents, governors and children over the last 3 years.

At New Haw we believe the philosophy that “The quality of an education system cannot exceed the quality of its teachers.” (McKinsey 2007) and the same principle can be applied to our curriculum.  Therefore, in addition to developing a sequenced and cumulative curriculum, we are constantly looking at how the expertise of our teachers can be further enhanced.

The curriculum at New Haw is planned, purposeful and with clear intent.  It has been sequenced so that new knowledge and skills build on what has been taught before and towards clearly defined and points.  Each subject is unique, and includes its own substantive and disciplinary knowledge.  Substantive knowledge relates to the core facts, ideas and concepts which are central to a subject. Disciplinary knowledge, on the other hand, relates to how scholars and academics within each subject (or discipline) arrive at this knowledge. Our curriculum ensures that all pupils carefully build a comprehensive understanding of both.

At New Haw we are committed to ensuring that our pupils access the richest possible range of experiences during their time here.  Enrichment opportunites are not only designed to support the children’s academic progress, but also to broaden their horizons, develop their cultural capital and improve their self-esteem and well-being.

 If you would like more information about the curriculum than is found on our website, please do not hesitate to speak to the school office or to your child's class teacher.

  Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 Year 6

History

Prehistory: Stone, Bronze and Iron Age

Ancient Greece

Romans

Anglo-Saxons, Vikings

Ancient Egypt

Early Islamic Civilisation

WW2

Aristocracy vs Democracy

Trips/workshops

Butser Ancient Farm – Stone Age, Iron Age and Bronze Age (Summer term)

Viking workshop (Summer term)

 

The Lincolnsfield Centre – WW2 (Autumn term)

RE

 

Abrahamic religions (Christianity, Judaism and Islam)

Christmas - Tradition of present giving

Easter – Sequence of events from Palm Sunday to Easter Day and symbolism.

Hinduism

Sikhism

Christmas – importance of Jesus within the Christian faith.

Christmas through art

Buddhism

Easter – build on knowledge of Easter story.

Christianity – worship and community

Christianity – life and teaching of Jesus Christ.

Christmas – concept of light during Christmas

Easter – the final weeks of Jesus’s life

Islam

Judaism

Christmas – what the Gospels reveal about Christians.

Christianity - to investigate why Christians believe Jesus died

The application of religion

Trips/workshops

 

Heathervale Church workshop – Passover (Spring term)

Prayer workshop at Heathervale Church (Spring workshop)

Heathervale Church workshop - Easter (Spring term)

Geography

UK and Surrey

Countries of Europe (comparative study: UK and Greece)

Climate and Climate zones

Settlement (New Haw – a local study)

The Amazon

Rivers (local study)

Land formations

Comparative study: London vs world cities (local study)

Trips/workshops

 

 

Living Rainforest (Autumn term)

Thames Explorer (Summer term)

 

Art and Design

Portraits

Stone Age Art

Pattern

Land Art

Illustrations

Typography

Still life

Landscapes

Islamic art

People in action

The Jurors Chairs

 

Trips/workshops

 

Wisley – Andy Goldsworthy (Autumn term)

 

Jurors Chairs Runnymede (Summer term)

DT

Healthy smoothies

Hand puppets

Slingshot cars

Healthy snacks

Bunting

Building a weather station

Building bridges

Making bread

Designing a pencil pot using CAD

 

Steady hand electricity games

Designing a and making healthy meal

Designing a microbit

Trips/workshops

 

 

 

 

Computing

Connecting computers - Systems and networks

Beebots - Programming

Desktop publishing - Media

Branching database - Data and information

Animations - Media

We are bug fixers/ we are programmers – Programming

Online Safety

The internet - Systems and networks

Toy designers - Programming

We are Meteorologists/ Data logging - Data and information

Photo editing - Media

We are software developers/ Quiz – Programming

Online safety

Sharing info  - Systems and networks

Flat-file databases - Data and information

Game developers - Programming

We are vloggers - Media

CAD - Media/ DT

Online safety

Communication - Systems and networks

Web developers - Media

Spreadsheets  - Data and information

Microbits – Programming

Online safety

Trips/workshops

Online Safety workshop (Autumn term)

Online Safety workshop (Autumn term)

Online Safety workshop (Autumn term)

Online Safety workshop (Autumn term)

MFL

Pourqoui Francais? (Why French)

Numbers

Alphabet

Days

Months

Moi (All About Me)

On fait la fête (Celebrations)

Portraits (My body)

Le Carnaval des Animaux (Carnival of the Animals)

Pourqoui Francais? (Why French)

Revision

Ma Famille (People and Jobs)

On y va (All aboard)

L’argent de poche (Pocket money)

Vive le Sport! (Long Live Sport)

Quel temps fait-il? (What’s the weather like?)

 

Pourqoui Francais? (Why French)

Revision

Les aliments en Francais (Healthy eating)

On the way to school

A la plage (Beach scene)

Les instruments de musique (I am the music man)

Les quatre saisons (The 4 seasons)

Pourqoui Francais? (Why French)

Café

Notre école (Our school)

Ici et là (Out and about)

Quelle temps est il? (What time is it?)

Notre monde (Our world)

Trips/workshops

MFL International Day (Summer term)

MFL International Day (Summer term)

MFL International Day (Summer term)

MFL International Day (Summer term)

Music

Musical notation

Reggae

Rock Music

R and B

Primary Robins – Classical singing

Gospel

Play and Play

Primary Robins – Classical singing

Pop music

Rock and Roll

Primary Robins – Classical music

Rap

Rock Music

Contemporary/ballad

Sea shanties

Pop music

Blues

Classical singing

Mowtown

Gamelan music

Trips/workshops

Primary Robins weekly workshop (Summer term)

Primary Robins weekly workshop (Spring term)

Primary Robins weekly workshop (Autumn term)

 

PE and Games

Gymnastics, dance, athletics, OAA, football, netball, hockey, tag rugby, cricket, rounders, tennis.

Gymnastics, dance, athletics, OAA, football, netball, hockey, tag rugby, cricket, rounders, tennis.  Swimming

Gymnastics, dance, athletics, OAA, football, netball, hockey, tag rugby, cricket, rounders, tennis.

Gymnastics, dance, athletics, OAA, football, netball, hockey, tag rugby, cricket, rounders, tennis.

Trips/workshops

 

Egham Orbit - swimming

 

 

PSHE and RSE

Being a good friend

Privacy and permission

Different families and groups

Being part of the community

Having a healthy lifestyle

The value of money

Our strengths, skills and interests

Treating each other with respect

Dealing with feelings, bereavement and loss

Rights and responsibilities

Keeping safe outside

Drugs common to everyday life

How we grow and change

Resolving conflict

What decisions can people make with money?

How can we keep healthy?

Discrimination

Digital resilience

How we grow and change

Peer pressure

Keeping physically safe

Careers

Mental Health

Building resilience

How babies are conceived and born

Trips/workshops

 

 

 

 Jurors Chairs (Summer term)

Trips/workshops English, Maths and Science

Wisley - Plants (Summer term)

 

Science

Space Dome (Autumn term)

English

Young Shakespeare (Spring term)