Water Mill Curriculum Area

 

Welcome to our Curriculum Area.   – Thanks for your patience, this area is still under development.

We are really excited to be sharing our updated curriculum with you!

 

Using a cross curricular, thematic approach, we have updated our programmes of study to reflect the content and challenge of our curriculum. Each theme overview breaks down the skills and knowledge taught as well as some exciting activities that the children can immerse themselves in. Teachers have received training in the key areas of curriculum change and we are ready to provide outstanding curriculum provision.

The curriculum will be taught with the consideration of the needs of all learners. Our curriculum is engaging, exciting and will inspire children to nurture a passion for life long learning.

Our Values and Owl-standing skills underpin all that we teach.

We believe that our curriculum will ensure that our children are proud of their achievements and are prepared for the future because, no matter what they face, they will know that:

‘Anything is Possible’.

 

Click here to read our Curriculum Intent Statement

Also see Birmingham City Council Curriculum Statement (March 2019)

 

For  information about Assessment at Water Mill, CLICK HERE. 

 

We are refining our curriculum at the moment, once complete, you will be able to click below to see a detailed overview of each topic.

Curriculum Overview for Key Stage 1

Click on the link below to see what pupils will be learning over the course of the year in KS1

Whole Year Curriculum Overview 2019-20 KS1

Curriculum Overview for Key Stage 2

Click on the link below to see what pupils will be learning over the course of the year in KS2

Whole year Curriculum Overview 2019-20 KS2 all years

Curriculum by Class

Reception Themes

 

 

Who am ‘eye’?

 

 

Who ate the Porridge?

 

 

What comes out of an egg? Part 1
Part 2

What is in our world?

 

 

Overview – Coverage across the year?

 

Year 1 Themes

 

 

Can you catch it?

Reading, Writing, Maths

 

 

What’s a gruffalo?

Reading, Writing, Maths

Why did dinosaurs become extinct?

Reading, Writing, Maths

What is Old Joe?

Reading, Writing, Maths

 

 

Who climbed the Golden Rope?

Reading, Writing, Maths

Are you an animal?

Reading, Writing, Maths

 

Year 2 Themes

 

 

Where does Chocolate come from?

Reading, Writing, Maths

 

 

Where’s home?

Reading, Writing, Maths

Is it time for a Voyage?

Reading, Writing, Maths

Where do you come from?

Reading, Writing, Maths

 

 

Are you afraid of the Water?

Reading, Writing, Maths

Who lives in the Enchanted Forest?

Reading, Writing, Maths

Year 3 Themes

Do you want to be a Caveman?

Reading, Writing, Maths

 

Do you know your city?

Reading, Writing, Maths

 

 

Can you feel the force?

Reading, Writing, Maths

Shall we get back to Nature?

Reading, Writing, Maths

 

Year 4 Themes

 

What did the Romans do for us?

Reading, Writing, Maths

What’s that sound?

Reading, Writing, Maths

 

 

What is the journey of the Cocoa Bean?

Reading, Writing, Maths

Who lives in our local area?

Reading, Writing, Maths

 

 

Year 5 Themes

 

Who came next?

Reading, Writing, Maths

 

 

What is the Weather?

Reading, Writing, Maths

 

 

Is anybody out there?

Reading, Writing, Maths

 

 

How does it work?

Reading, Writing, Maths

 

 

Who do you think you are?

Reading, Writing, Maths

 

 

Year 6 Themes

 

Did the Ancient Egyptians really make a difference?

Reading, Writing, Maths

 

 

How do we look after ourselves?

Reading, Writing, Maths

 

 

Which discoveries changed the world?

Reading, Writing, Maths

Who are we and where do we come from?

Reading, Writing, Maths

 

There is more information about how we organise our curriculum and what we base it upon in our prospectus. Click here to go to the prospectus.   

At Water Mill we use a variety of different books, including some from different published schemes, to develop children’s reading skills. Reading takes place daily, sometimes in small groups and at other times as a whole class.

We use a combination of approaches when teaching phonics, including Letters & Sounds, Phonics Play and KRM.

 

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