"Pupils are proud of their school, as they make good progress and are enthused by the redesigned curriculum. One pupil said to an inspector, ‘we are a team who all help each other’." Ofsted April 2016

Connected Curriculum 2018-19

Picknalls First School Connected Curriculum Plan 2018/19


Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Autumn 1st Half Term

EYFS Unit 1 –

My Favourite Things

A Personal, Social and Emotional Development themed topic  

Year 1 Unit 1 –
On Safari in Africa
A geographical focus including landscapes, plants and animals.
Year 2 Unit 1 –
The Isle of Struay
A geographical focus comparing a Scottish Island to Uttoxeter.
Year 3 Unit 1 –
Stone Age
A historical focus studying the Stone Age
Year 4 Unit 1 –
An historical focus studying the Vikings.

Autumn 2nd Half Term

EYFS Unit 2 -

Dragons and Celebrations

An Understanding the World themed topic where we look at country’s around the world and how they celebrate things such as harvest, Christmas, birthdays etc.

Year 1 Unit 2 -

Happily Ever After

A geographical focus learning about traditional tales and where they may be set and the changes in the weather.  Looking at map work and creating fairy tales maps.

Year 2 Unit 2 - 

Animal Magic

Learning about the Rainforest and animal habitats.

Year 3 Unit  2 –
A Healthy Me
A historical focus studying the Stone Age
Year 4 Unit 2 –
An geographical focus study

Spring 1st Half Term

EYFS Unit 3 -

Once Upon a Time

 A literacy themed topic where we use our newly acquired reading and writing skills to share, create and act out well done stories that we love.




Spring 2nd Half Term

EYFS Unit 4 -

 All creatures great and small

An Understanding the World and Expressive Arts themed topic.  We will look at, learn about and care for a range of minibeasts.




Summer 1st Half Term

EYFS Unit 5-

Wet and Wild

A Maths and Understanding the World topic.  We will look at capacity, weight and measuring as well as creatures that live in the sea, ponds, rivers etc.



Summer 2nd Half Term

 EYFS Unit 6 -

Up, Up and Away

A journey around the world looking at different countries and how we might get there as well as writing travel brochures postcards etc.






We believe Picknalls First School should be a wonderful place where children want to be and learning takes place both in and out of the classroom.  Learning should be through a mixture of exploration, discovery, creativity and a variety of sensory and kinaesthetic experiences which encourage learners to want to explore more in a journey of lifelong learning.They will learn the English and Maths skills needed for life and learning to progress in their education.

Whatever their background they will learn to shape their futures and develop their unique capacities and skills.  They will be encouraged to be curious and use thinking skills to innovate, be creative and problem solve.  They will develop the first understandings of employment and entrepreneurship.  A primary education should set learners up for life, with the knowledge and skills to be well-rounded individuals, meantally and physically healthy, with an appreciation for and agenerosity towards people, the world and the universe around them.

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