MAY PARK PRIMARY SCHOOL CURRICULUM

Respect, Inspire, Succeed, Enjoy

Respect, Kindness, Safety, Resilience and Curiosity

 

May Park is a school that is rooted in a rich and diverse local community with a

vibrant and mobile population. RISE and the school values of respect, kindness,

curiosity, resilience and safety underpin the curriculum and drives the school ethos and

children’s learning. We strive to empower our children to be aspirational life-long learners and

have high expectations for all children through a challenging and bespoke

curriculum.

 

The curriculum is designed to be broad and balanced reinforced by high levels of

literacy, numeracy and oracy and to challenge and enthuse both learners and

teachers. Shared experiences support the development of knowledge and skills and

where possible are contextualized within the rich local history of Bristol.

Children leave May Park Primary School computer literate and well prepared to make

a positive contribution to life in modern Britain.

 

Curriculum Overview for Year R to Year 6

 

 

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Term 4

Term 5

Term 6 

Reception

Our World

The World according to Julia  Donaldson

Come with us to

Traditional Tales

Animals

Minibeasts

Year 1

Seasons

Humans- principles of healthy and varied diet

Great fire of London (Wren)

Everyday materials

All Creatures Great and Small

Animals

The world around us

Plants - Where does our food come from?

Circus- changes over time and in living memory

The Seaside

Seasonal change

 

Year 2

Explore UK

Animals including Humans

Weather around the World

Friction

Brunel and GWR

Everyday materials - DT levers  

Building Bridges

Edith Cavell (WW1)
Florence Nightingale/ Mary Secole

Living things and their habitats

Compare local area to non-European country.

Plants

Local History: Pirates
Floating and sinking

Year 3

Field work

Stone Age

Rocks

Volcanoes & Earthquakes

Forces and magnets
Newton

Maps: Cities

Light

 

Rationing recipes
Design a gas mask for a dog.

Deserts

Animals including Humans - Healthy and varied diet

The Romans

Roman food

Plants

Year 4

Field work

Mountains

Mountain food and nutrition

 

Local history: The Victorians. Work house
Animals including Humans – Healthy and varied diet

Cold Climates

Electricity

Maps: UK islands, countries and seas

Sound

The Saxons

Living things and their habitats

Ancient Egypt

States of matter

DT Pullies

Year 5

Field work

Rainforest- Region in south America (Geog)

The Vikings
Forces

European cities Maps
Animals

Carl Linnaeus- Classification

The Ancient Greeks
Materials and their properties

Who invented lycra?

Modern Greek Food

Warfare: catapults

Water

Coast/Rivers
Earth and space

Capernicus, Hershal (Bath)

 

Round to world in 80 days - Trade link, land use, natural resources architecture

DT Seasonality how are ingredients grown, reared caught and processed
Living Things - Plants

Year 6

Crime and Punishment
Light- DT gears, pullies leavers

WW1

Animals including Humans

Bristol Bus Boycott
Evolution and inheritance

Compare Bristol to European Country OS maps and apps

Mayans
Electricity

Evolution and inheritance- Mary Anning
Darwin
Light

 

Year Group Pages

Phonics

Whole School Events

Below you will find examples of all the great 'whole school learning' that happens in the school. These are special national events that exemplify British Values.