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St Edmunds Primary School

Curriculum Overview

We aim to offer a broad, well balanced curriculum for children aged 4-11 years based on the Foundation Stage Curriculum, the National Curriculum and the Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education in Suffolk Schools.
2021-22 Autumn Humankind 2021-22 Spring Inventions

2021-22 Summer Civilisations

A focus on geographic knowledge and skills. Children learn to use maps and fieldwork skills and discover how our land use is changing. 

Human characteristics are explored in depth and children are encouraged to reflect on human nature.

Technology is explored across a range of subjects this term. There is a historical focus on inventions and their impact on society which links to how we can use these legacies to develop our own new ideas for the future. Children are encouraged to explore and show curiosity about the world around them.

Children compare how human lives have been affected by nature and human activity over time. They compare lives across the world as well as focusing on local history and geographic landforms. 

They develop their understanding of diversity and build on prior knowledge from all areas of the curriculum

2022-23 Autumn Conflict 2022-23- Spring Planet Earth 2022-23 Summer  Britain

Through a study of conflict in a range of eras and societies children learn how lives are commemorated and why this is important. They understand how human actions affect others, debate human morals and form an understanding of equality.

They are challenged to question historic morality and learn about the experiences of women and ethnic groups throughout history.

This term provides a variety of opportunities to explore human impact on our planet. Children learn about animals and their habitats, the impact of natural disasters on the earth and then consider how human activity is impacting the future of the planet. They are encouraged to be respectful active citizens and develop a sense of responsibility to protect all species. As well as studying their own locality, children learn about London, Britain and the UK. They begin to compare the UK to the rest of the world and then link this knowledge to human geography and migration. They study historic Britain and changes in the monarchy. They build on prior learning regarding societal, gender and ethnic inequality, learning about the stories and lives of migrants arriving in Britain.