Petts Hill Primary School

Petts Hill
Primary School

Creative Curriculum

At Petts Hill we have our own bespoke Creative Curriculum that has been designed to teach the national curriculum content whilst making sure that the children have a good understanding of their local environment and are stretched to explore features of the world we live in and its rich history

 

Year 1/2

Cycle one

 

Autumn

Food and Farming

 

Learning about where food comes from and the features of farms. Comparing farming in other parts of the world and from Victorian times with today.

Spring

All Around Northolt

 

A look at the geography and history of the local area. What is it like today and how can we find out about what it used to look like? When was our school built and why? What was here before the school was?

Summer

Exploring

What is it like to be an explorer?  The children look at the continents of the world and ‘visit’ them through various sources. A study of the history of flight behave.  Where do these people come from and what can we learn from them?

Year 1/2

Cycle two

 

Autumn

Forests and Jungles

A study of the physical and human features of forests and jungles. What are the environments like and what plants and animals live there? A look at the World map and the locations of key forests and jungles.

Spring

London – past and present

A study of the city in which we live. What was London like during the 1600s and how do we know about the Great Fire of London? What sights can visitors to the city see today?

Summer

Having a Bright Idea

 

A look at people in history who have had a bright idea to change the way people think, invent something to help the way people live or challenge the way people behave.  Where do these people come from and what can we learn from them?

 

Year 3/4

Cycle one

 

Autumn

Invaders

 

A study of the various groups of invaders to the British Isles.  How did they arrive and where did they settle?  What evidence of their lives did they leave behind and how have archaeologists found it? Why did people choose to settle where they did?

Spring

Racing Through Northolt

 

A look at the local history and geography of the local area.  How has the use of land changed over the last few hundred years?  What buildings show us evidence of the past?  What can we learn from interviewing a historian?

Summer

The Countryside

 

How are other areas of the UK different to our area? What are the physical and human features of the countryside? What can we see when we visit the countryside?

 

Year 3/4

Cycle two

 

Autumn

Tudor Times

 

A study of the lives of rich and poor people in Tudor times.  Who were the Kings and Queens of the time and what made them people to remember?  A look at the clothes worn at that time and the portraits that were painted. Where did Tudor people explore?

Spring

The Second World War

 

A study of the effects of the second world war on the lives of people at home.  What was it like to be evacuated and live on rations?  What countries were involved on the war?  How was light and sound important?

Summer

Animal Kingdom

 

A look at animals, their environments and features.  How are animals interdependent and

The children choose an animal/group of animals to make an in-depth personal study.

 

Year 5/6

Cycle one

 

Autumn

Ancient Civilisations

  

What was it like in Ancient times? A study of Ancient civilisations in different places – Greece, Egypt and Britain.  What did the people do that we still use or admire?  How did the people arrange their lives and what did they believe in? 

Spring

1960s and The Space Race

 

A look at a decade that changed our boundaries of exploration forever.  A study of changes in music, fashion and art.

Summer

South America

 

A study of the continent of South America, the countries in it areas of rainforest, rivers and mountains.  A look at the ancient civilisations as a further comparison to others learned earlier in the year.

 

Year 5/6

Cycle two

 

Autumn

Dinosaurs and Beyond

 

A look at how life has evolved on earth, the various eras of dinosaurs and their extinction.  How do humans affect the world today and what can we do in the future to ensure that the planet sustains life for generations to come?

Spring

Water

 

A study of the liquid that all life depends on.  Where the world is it found?  How powerful is it? The children will look at what happens when there is too much and too little.  How have artists interpreted water?

Summer

The Caribbean

  

A study of the Caribbean islands and the way of life there.  A look at the different islands: the food, flora, fauna, physical and human features. A personal study of a chosen island.