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Curriculum

At Abacus Belsize we teach a topic based, cross curricular curriculum that is broad and balanced. We encourage collaborative learning and promote opportunities for enrichment to fully immerse children in to a topic. Topics are taught over a 2 year cycle, so that Years 1 & 2, Years 3 & 4 and Years 5 & 6 follow the same topics. This supports our collaborative approach to learning and offers children the opportunity to work with a range of children. There are times where subjects and/or elements of a subject will be discretely taught, rather than trying to squeeze it into a topic to ensure its necessary impact. Some of our topics are taught throughout the school at the same time and this encourages collaborative work with other year groups, as well as a whole school celebration or exhibition at the end. 

     

   

Please see below for an outline of our curriculum for each Year group:

Years 1 and 2

Cycle A

Cycle B

A1

Superheroes
PSHE/Literacy

Travel and Transport
Geography

A2

Space Invaders
Science

Amazing Animals
Science

Sp

Treasure
History/Geography

All The World’s A Stage
Literacy/Drama

S1

London’s Burning!
History

China
Geography

S2

The Enchanted Wood
Science/Literacy

We Are Britain
SMSC/History

Years 3 and 4

Cycle A

Cycle B

A1

A Tale of Two Cities
Geography

Marvellous Medicine
Science

A2

Stone Age to Iron Age
History

Invaders, Settlers and Explorers
History

Sp

Rainforests
Geography/Science

All The World’s A Stage
Literacy/Drama

S1

The Roman Empire
History

China
Geography

S2

Rise of the Robots
ICT

WW2 Child Evacuees
History

Years 5 and 6

Cycle A

Cycle B

A1

Where in the World
Geography

Extraordinary Humans
Science

A2

Dinosaurs
History

Natural Disasters
Geography

Sp

Ancient Greece
History

All The World’s A Stage
Literacy/Drama

S1

Crime Scene Investigation
Literacy

China
Geography

S2

Rise of The Robots
ICT

WW2 London Daily Life
History