At Botley School we currently run a two year curriculum cycle which we teach in phase teams –
Early Years – Nursery and Reception
KS1 – Years 1 and 2
Lower KS2 – Years 3 and 4
Upper KS2 – Years 5 and 6
Below is the current Botley School long term curriculum overviews for 2022 - 2023 and 2023 - 2024. Phases may adapt the order to fit in with world events, seasons or to create further curriculum links etc but coverage will be completed within the appropriate academic year.
We share resources and ideas, to organise trips and visits into school which will involve all of the phase. Teachers can share expertise and planning and ensure that children receive a consistent curriculum. Our curriculum creates links between subjects within each term, for example, designing clothing and armour for Romans, painting views of Stonehenge, collaging woolly mammoths, expressing Anglo Saxon lives through dance, writing river poems in English.
We also use 'Curriculum Concept' themes to provide a greater depth of learning and to enable our pupils to make their own connections across their learning. Each phase chooses four main curriculum concepts per term to match the subjects being taught. The table below provides examples of curriculum concepts that might be included.