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Lyde Green Primary

School Curriculum

Lyde Green Primary School adopted Edison Learning's Connected Curriculum in September 2018. It teaches core subjects in line with the National Curriculum (2014) and enriches pupils' learning by making purposeful links between subjects wherever possible. We achieve this through the delivery of stimulating topics through the year.

We want all pupils to develop an enthusiastic, positive attitude to life; the resilience to solve problems and collaboration skills that allow them to work with others. We want all our pupils to approach the process of learning with confidence and independence, gaining a broad knowledge of all subject areas. The delivery of our school curriculum is fully inclusive for all learners. Extra support or resources are provided as appropriate.


Our Early Years Curriculum
Year A All About Me Bears Ground, Air, Water

Value & Life Skill




Responsibility Resilience Enthusiasm Curiosity Courage
My Body, Keeping Healthy, Senses, My Day and My Night, My Home, Celebrations and Festivals

Going on a Bear Hunt, Whatever next?

Wild Bears, Peace at Last, Thread Bear, Goldilocks*
Jack and the Beanstalk, Underground, On the Ground, Air, On the Water, Under the Water
TERM 1 TERM 2 TERM 3                                             
Year B Autumn at School Animals Journeys

Value & Life Skill




Responsibility Resilience Enthusiasm Curiosity Courage
Introducing Me, Harvest Fruit and Bread, Autumn, Colour – Elmer* / Rainbows, Special things and times, Christmas.

Animals at home, Farm animals, Wild animals, Animal patterns, Noah’s Ark, Life Cycles, Dinosaurs, Chinese New Year

How we get to our school, Transport, Holidays, Stories about journeys, space, pirates

 Key Stage 1 and 2 - Learning Units and Subject Focus

Year 1
Autumn 1 Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2
What's the weather like today? Seasonal Change - ongoing learning unit Y1/2

Why do we play with different toys as we grow older?

(History & Science)

Childhood and technological change, toys and games.

Significant Individuals: Biography in a Bag -Ole Kirk Christiansen and LEGO

Science Y1

Everday Materials

Animals including humans

Hello, I am new here;  Bonjour, je suis nouveau ici

(Geography and Science)

School building and grounds, Key human and physical features of its environment. Comparison with Morocco, Marrakesh - features and climate



Animals including humans

Seasonal change

Geography -Find and locate the countries and capitals on world map, globe and Google Earth

What can we learn about our world from stories? (including Wales, Scotland and Ireland)

( D&T & Science) 


Everday Materials

distinguish between an object and the material from which it is made, identify and name a variety of everyday materials, including wood, plastic, glass, metal, water, and rock

describe the simple physical properties of a variety of everyday materials,,compare and group together a variety of everyday materials on the basis of their simple physical properties.


Design, make, evaluate – Textiles & Card

Starry Night*

(Arts, Music and dance)

Line drawing

Colour mixing blue and yellow

Colour mixing - tones

Van Gogh

Listening to compositions


Exploring instruments

Rhymes leading to singing

Why is water so precious?

(Science )


Animals including Humans

Seasonal Changes

Where will we go for a great day out?

(History, Geography)

Education, railway journeys, The Great Exhibition

Significant Individuals: Thomas Edison, Elizabeth Fry, Isambard Brunel, Richard Branson

Geography: Routes and London

Year 2
Autumn 1 Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2
Where did it happen? when did it happen? History and Geography in the news - ongoing learning unit 

Can Party Food be Healthy?

“Which materials would make good party decorations?

(Science and Design & Technology)


  • Y1/2 Science Everyday Materials


  • Plan a party lunch for the class
  • Prepare healthy party foods
  • Design and make a party hat or party decorations

Pride in Place

What do we like about our place? What makes us proud of our place?

(History & Geography)


Buildings, shops, homes, streets and spaces

The Great Fire of London Sept 2 1666

What is the best way for Mrs Armitage to travel?


(Science and Design & Technology)


Investigating toy vehicles

Tool skills

Making a prototype chassis

Design a vehicle

Make the vehicle

Evaluate the finished product


Technical knowledge build structures, exploring how they can be made stronger, stiffer and more stable

explore and use mechanisms -wheels and axles - in their products.

Science Y2

identify and compare the suitability of a variety of everyday materials, including wood, metal, plastic, glass, brick, rock, paper and cardboard for particular uses

Sig Indiv: John MacAdam, John Dunlop, Charles Macintosh

Where do Bong trees grow? (The Owl and the Pussy Cat*)

(Arts) Art, poetry, dance

Sketch book

Line, texture


Choral speaking

Observational drawing



What makes us like other animals?

 (Science & Geography)

Y2 Science

Living things and their habitats


Animals including Humans

Jane Goodall and chimp behaviour

Dian Fossey gorillas

Miriam Rothschild fleas

Charles Darwin and

David Attenborough educating the general public

Geography - Location of creatures in hot and cold areas, mountains, deserts, oceans, jungles, forests, lakes

How did families have fun in the past?

The Seaside

(Geography and History)

Robert Stephenson railway networks and The Rocket

George Hudson the Railway King 1800-1871

Local railway line builders – Morton Peto and Lowestoft; George Tomline and Felixstowe

Sir Peter Hesketh Fleetwood and Fleetwood

Year 3
Autumn 1 Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2

How does electricity work? Bright Sparks:




Forces & Magnets

Working Scientifically

Biography in a Bag - Edison

Who were the greatest builders in the world?


First civilisations

Comparison Stone Age, Bronze Age and Iron Age in Britain with

Ancient Egyptians Depth: Middle Kingdom 1550-1000 BC

Let’s go on an adventure. Would we like to visit Guatemala?

(Geography, History and D&T)

Guatemala City and the Lowlands region

Mayan civilisation AD900 and What was happening here at this time? Alfred the Great, Athelstan

D&T design, make evaluate Puppets (Maya mythology – creation stories links between people and their environment)

Technological knowledge:

apply their understanding of how to strengthen, stiffen and reinforce more complex structures - understand and use mechanical systems in their products - levers and linkages Food & nutrition tasting south American food

Y 3/4 Science

Forces & Friction

Measuring forces

Pulling objects

Working scientifically

The Games Children Play*

(Dance, art and poetry, music)


Quick figure sketches

Quick life drawings

Class composition

Music Listening,


Responding Building the dance

Performing the dance

Are bugs important?

(Science )

Animals including humans

Y3 Plants

Y4 Living things and their habitats

Working scientifically

How can we make living here better for everyone?

Town Planners


Stories of New Towns and Model Villages– Telford, Peterlee, Bournville, Saltaire, Milford, Port Merion, New Lanark, Poundbury

Ghost Towns: American West, Libya, Namibia, Angola


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