At Heaton we want a rich, relevant, broad and balanced curriculum that contributes to outstanding learning and achievement, significant growth in pupils’ knowledge, and excellent attitudes to learning.

Here you can view our curriculum map by year group.

Our school curriculum

Our teachers plan the curriculum based on the National Curriculum or Development Matters. They aim to incorporate our PSHCE scheme, Jigsaw, our school values and the needs of our school community into our curriculum. This is plotted onto the school curriculum map through a range of lively and engaging topics based on high quality children’s literature. Each year group plots these topics into the year to make the best use of the seasons, the school grounds and the local area. Trips and visitors are also plotted in to provide a variety of experiences and develop rich vocabulary. Each topic is outlined onto a topic map that ensures curriculum coverage, key skills and objectives. The year groups use multi-week timetables to plan the scheduling of each week so that everything can be achieved and no time is wasted.

Year 1

You can see the whole Year 1 curriculum map here.

cover of The Gruffalo book

Autumn woodland

Cover of Stickman book

Winter woodland

cover of Mr Gumpy's Outing book

Journeys out and about

cover of The Three Little Pigs book

Making with materials

cover of A Royal Lullabyhullaballoo book

Castles

cover of Handa's Surprise book

Go Wild

Year 1’s Woodland topic – owl visitor

Year 2

You can see the whole Year 2 curriculum map here.

Cover of Lighthouse Keeper's Lunch book

Gannets and Bempton Cliffs

Cover of The Pirates of Scurvey Sands book.

Cover of Toby and the Great Fire of London book.

The Great Fire of London and fire

Cover of Fantastic Mr Fox book.

Fantastic Mr Fox and habitats

Cover of The Most Magnificent Mosque

Islam and mosques

Cover of Whiffy Wilson book.

Being healthy

Year 2’s Great Fire of London topic – burning houses in the woods

Year 3

You can see the whole Year 3 curriculum map here.

Picture of Hansel and Gretal book cover.

Berries and seeds

Picture of Iron Man book cover.

Iron Man

Picture of Stone Age Boy book cover.

Stone Age and Rocks

Picture of Funnybones book cover.

Bones and skeletons

Picture of Judaism by Holly Wallace book cover.

Judaism and synagogue visit

Picture of Prince of Egypt book cover.

Egypt

Year 3’s Seeds and Berries topic – crumble making

Year 4

You can see the whole Year 4 curriculum map here.

Picture of Railway Children book cover.

Victorians

Picture of Sikhism book cover.

Sikhism

Picture of Tell Me a Dragon book cover.

Dragons and school sleepover

Picture of Voices book cover.

People Equal

Picture of Silsden.

A different part of Yorkshire

Picture of Escape from Pompeii book cover.

Romans

Picture of James and the Giant Peach book cover.

Animals and their habitats

Year 4’s Victorians topic – the Worth Valley Railway, the location of The Railway Children

Year 5

You can see the whole Year 5 curriculum map here.

Picture of The Caravan book cover.

Natural disasters

Picture of map of Blackhills camp site.

Blackhills residential

Picture of Beowulf book cover.

The struggle for England

Picture of Cosmic book cover.

Space

Picture of Hinduism book cover.

Hinduism

Picture of Harry Potter book cover.

Harry Potter and magic potions

Picture of Aladdin and Arabian Knights book cover.

Baghdad and Islamic civilisation

Picture of Toro Toro book cover.

Spain, a European country

Year 5’s Blackhill’s residential – singing around the camp fire

Year 6

You can see the whole Year 6 curriculum map here.

Picture of Room 13 book cover.

Room 13 and Whitby residential

Picture of Farther book cover.

World War I

Picture of Anne Frank book cover.

World War II

Picture of Buddhism book cover.

Buddhism

Picture of Trojan Horse book cover.

Ancient Greeks

Picture of Solo book cover.

Classification, evolution and inheritance

Picture of Night at the Movies sign.

A Night at the Movies performance

Year 6’s Room 13 Whitby topic – Whitby residential and boat trip

Year 1
Science

Working scientifically, Plants, Animals, including humans, Everyday materials, Seasonal changes

History

Lives of people in my family, Changes within living memory, Significant events within living memory

Geography

The school grounds, journey to school, local area, Weather, Directional language, Geographical skills and fieldwork

RE (5% curriculum time)

Myself, Precious things, Special people, Special places, Special days, Our world

Visit: Christianity

Art and design

(Sketch books)

Minimalism, Gormley, Mark making, drawing, digital media, painting, printing, textiles, 3D, collage

Design and technology

Mechanisms: Sliders and levers, Structures: Freestanding structures

Computing

CS: Algorithms, programs on digital devices; instructions

IT: purposefully to create, organise, store, manipulate and retrieve digital content

DL: Recognise common uses, use technology safely and respectfully

Music

Singing, Playing, Improvising, Composing, Listening

PE

Smart Moves, Athletics, Dance, Multi skills, Football, hockey, cricket, tennis

Year 4
Science

Working scientifically, Animals, including humans, Living things and their habitats, States of matter, Sound, Electricity

History

A local history study: Victorians, The Roman Empire and its impact on Britain, Britain’s settlement by Anglo-Saxons

Geography

United Kingdom: Yorkshire, Geographical skills and fieldwork

RE (5% curriculum time)

Beginnings, Places of worship, Journeys, Special books, Right and wrong, Creation and the environment,  Visit: Sikhism

Art and design

(Sketch books)

Hockney, Victorian architecture, Mark making, drawing, digital media, painting, printing, textiles, 3D, collage

Design and technology

Structures: Shell structures

Electrical systems: Simple circuits and switches

Food: Celebrating culture and seasonality

Computing

CS: Design, write and debug programs, logical reasoning, algorithms

Use sequence, selection, and repetition in programs

IT: Use search technologies effectively

Select, use and combine a variety of software, digital devices to design, collecting, analysing, evaluating and presenting data and information

DL: Understand the opportunities [networks] offer for communication and collaboration

Be discerning in evaluating digital content

Use technology safely, respectfully and responsibly

Music

Singing, Playing, Improvising, Composing – notation, Listening – composers, traditions, history

PE

Gymnastics, Dance, Athletics, Football, netball, table tennis, hockey, badminton, golf

Year 2
Science

Working scientifically, Plants, Animals, including humans, Uses of everyday materials Living things and their habitats

History

Lives of significant individuals, Eve
nts beyond living memory, Significant event, people and places in the locality

Geography

United Kingdom: Bradford, Global geography, Contrasting UK and non-Europe locality, Geographical skills and fieldwork

RE (5% curriculum time)

Myself, Precious things, Special people, Special places, Special days, Our world, Visit: Islam

Art and design

(Sketch books)

Modigliani, Royal portraits photographs and paintings, Mark making, drawing, digital media, painting, printing, textiles, 3D, collage

Design and technology

Textiles: Templates and joining techniques

Mechanisms: Wheels and axles

Food: Preparing fruit and vegetables

Computing

CS: Algorithms, programs on digital devices; instructions

IT: purposefully to create, organise, store, manipulate and retrieve digital content

DL: Recognise common uses, use technology safely and respectfully

Music

Singing, Playing, Improvising, Composing, Listening

PE

Smart Moves, Athletics, Dance, Football, table tennis, basketball, cricket, short tennis

Year 5
Science

Working scientifically, Living things and their habitats, Animals, including humans, Properties and changes of materials, Earth and space, Forces

History

A non-European society that provides contrasts with British history – one study chosen from: early Islamic civilization, The Viking and Anglo-Saxon struggle for the Kingdom of England

Geography

Europe: Spain (geographical similarities and differences), Latitude, longitude, Equator, Geographical skills and fieldwork

RE (5% curriculum time)

Symbol and symbolism, Special people, Sacred writings, Sacred places, Pilgrimage, Initiation, Reflections, Visit: Hinduism

Art and design

(Sketch books)

Surrealism, Miro, Picasso, Gaudi, Islamic patterns, Mark making, drawing, digital media, painting, printing, textiles, 3D, collage

Design and technology

Textiles: Combining different fabric shapes

Structures: Frame structures

Computing

CS: Design, write and debug programs, logical reasoning, algorithms

Use sequence, selection, and repetition in programs

Work with variables and various forms of input and output Computer networks

IT: Use search technologies effectively

Select, use and combine a variety of software, digital devices to design, collecting, analysing, evaluating and presenting data and information

DL: Understand the opportunities [networks] offer for communication and collaboration

Be discerning in evaluating digital content

Use technology safely, respectfully and responsibly

Music

Singing, Playing, Improvising, Composing – notation, Listening – composers, traditions, history

PE

Gymnastics, Dance, Athletics, Golf, netball, table tennis, football, cricket, tennis

Year 3
Science

Working scientifically, Plants, Animals, including humans, Rocks, Light, Forces and magnets

History

Changes in Britain from the Stone Age to the Iron Age, The achievements of the earliest civilisations: Ancient Egypt

Geography

Human and physical geography: Ancient Egypt, Geographical skills and fieldwork

RE (5% curriculum time)

Beginnings, Places of worship, Journeys, Special books, Right and wrong, Creation and the environment, Visit: Judaism

Art and design

(Sketch books)

Impressionism, Monet, Turner, Vangogh, Mark making, drawing, digital media, painting, printing, textiles, 3D, collage

Design and technology

Textiles: 2D shape to 3D product

Food: Healthy and varied diet

Mechanical systems: Levers and linkages

Computing

CS: Design, write and debug programs, logical reasoning, algorithms

Use sequence, selection, and repetition in programs

IT: Use search technologies effectively

Select, use and combine a variety of software, digital devices to design, collecting, analysing, evaluating and presenting data and information

DL: Understand the opportunities [networks] offer for communication and collaboration

Be discerning in evaluating digital content

Use technology safely, respectfully and responsibly

Music

Singing, Playing, Improvising, Composing – notation, Listening – composers, traditions, history

PE

Smart Moves, Athletics, Dance, Golf, football, short tennis, badminton, cricket, basketball

Year 6
Science

Working scientifically, Living things and their habitats, Animals, including humans, Evolution and inheritance, Light, Electricity

History

An aspect of 20th century history 20th Century, A study of Greek life and achievements and their influence on the western world, A theme in British history that extends pupils’ chronological knowledge beyond 1066

Geography

North America (geographical similarities and differences), Geographical skills and fieldwork

RE (5% curriculum time)

Symbol and symbolism, Special people, Sacred writings, Sacred places, Pilgrimage, Initiation, Reflections, Visit: Buddhism

Art and design

(Sketch books)

Pop Art, Jasper Johns, Warhol, Mark making, drawing, digital media, painting, printing, textiles, 3D, collage, photo montage

Design and technology

Electrical systems: More complex switches and circuits

Mechanical systems: Pulleys or gears

Computing

CS: Design, write and debug programs, logical reasoning, algorithms

Use sequence, selection, and repetition in programs

Work with variables and various forms of input and output Computer networks

IT: Use search technologies effectively

Select, use and combine a variety of software, digital devices to design, collecting, analysing, evaluating and presenting data and information

DL: Understand the opportunities [networks] offer for communication and collaboration

Be discerning in evaluating digital content

Use technology safely, respectfully and responsibly

Music

Singing, Playing, Improvising, Composing – notation, Listening – composers, traditions, history

PE

Gymnastics, Dance, Athletics, Football, badminton, table tennis, golf, hockey, rounders

Our school curriculum map by subject

We have mapped the 2014 National Curriculum across school so that subjects are taught in a logical order.

Year 1 Working scientifically, Plants, Animals, including humans, Everyday materials, Seasonal changes Year 2 Working scientifically, Plants, Animals, including humans, Uses of everyday materials Living things and their habitats Year 3 Working scientifically, Plants, Animals, including humans, Rocks, Light, Forces and magnets Year 4 Working scientifically, Animals, including humans, Living things and their habitats, States of matter, Sound, Electricity Year 5 Working scientifically, Living things and their habitats, Animals, including humans, Properties and changes of materials, Earth and space, Forces Year 6 Working scientifically, Living things and their habitats, Animals, including humans, Evolution and inheritance, Light, Electricity
Year 1 Lives of people in my family, Changes within living memory, Significant events within living memory Year 2 Lives of significant individuals, Events beyond living memory, Significant event, people and places in the locality Year 3 Changes in Britain from the Stone Age to the Iron Age, The achievements of the earliest civilizations: Ancient Egypt Year 4 A local history study: Victorians, The Roman Empire and its impact on Britain, Britain’s settlement by Anglo-Saxons Year 5 A non-European society that provides contrasts with British history – one study chosen from: early Islamic civilization, The Viking and Anglo-Saxon struggle for the Kingdom of England Year 6 An aspect of 20th century history, A study of Greek life and achievements and their influence on the western world, A theme in British history that extends pupils’ chronological knowledge beyond 1066
Year 1 The school grounds, journey to school, local area, Weather, Directional language, Geographical skills and fieldwork Year 2 United Kingdom: Bradford, Global geography, Contrasting UK and non-Europe locality, Geographical skills and fieldwork Year 3 Human and physical geography: Ancient Egypt, Geographical skills and fieldwork Year 4 United Kingdom: Yorkshire, Geographical skills and fieldwork Year 5 Europe: Spain (geographical similarities and differences), Geographical skills and fieldwork, Latitude, longitude, Equator etc Year 6 North America (geographical similarities and differences), Geographical skills and fieldwork
RE is 5% of curriculum time Year 1 Myself, Precious things, Special people, Special places, Special days, Our world Visit: Christianity Year 2 Myself, Precious things, Special people, Special places, Special days, Our world Visit: Islam Year 3 Beginnings, Places of worship, Journeys, Special books, Right and wrong, Creation and the environment Visit: Judaism Year 4 Beginnings, Places of worship, Journeys, Special books, Right and wrong, Creation and the environment Visit: Sikhism Year 5 Symbol and symbolism, Special people, Sacred writings, Sacred places, Pilgrimage, Initiation, Reflections Visit: Hinduism Year 6 Symbol and symbolism, Special people, Sacred writings, Sacred places, Pilgrimage, Initiation, Reflections Visit: Buddhism

Children in all year groups have their own sketch books which they use throughout the year to record their observations and use them to review and revisit ideas.

Year 1

Minimalism, Gormley, Mark making, drawing, digital media, painting, printing, textiles, 3D, collage

Year 2

Modigliani, Royal portraits photographs and paintings, Mark making, drawing, digital media, painting, printing, textiles, 3D, collage

Year 3

Impressionism, Monet, Turner, Vangogh, Mark making, drawing, digital media, painting, printing, textiles, 3D, collage

Year 4

Hockney, Victorian architecture, Mark making, drawing, digital media, painting, printing, textiles, 3D, collage

Year 5

Surrealism, Miro, Picasso, Gaudi, Islamic patterns, Mark making, drawing, digital media, painting, printing, textiles, 3D, collage

Year 6

Pop Art, Jasper Johns, Warhol, Mark making, drawing, digital media, painting, printing, textiles, 3D, collage, photo montage

Year 1

Mechanisms: Sliders and levers

Structures: Freestanding structures

Year 2

Textiles: Templates and joining techniques

Mechanisms: Wheels and axles

Food: Preparing fruit and vegetables

Year 3

Textiles: 2D shape to 3D product

Food: Healthy and varied diet

Mechanical systems: Levers and linkages

Year 4

Structures: Shell structures

Electrical systems: Simple circuits and switches

Food: Celebrating culture and seasonality

Year 5

Textiles:
Combining different fabric shapes

Structures: Frame structures

Year 6

Electrical systems: More complex switches and circuits

Mechanical systems: Pulleys or gears

Year 1

CS: Algorithms, programs on digital devices; instructions

IT: purposefully to create, organise, store, manipulate and retrieve digital content

DL: Recognise common uses, use technology safely and respectfully

Year 2

CS: Algorithms, programs on digital devices; instructions

IT: purposefully to create, organise, store, manipulate and retrieve digital content

DL: Recognise common uses, use technology safely and respectfully

Year 3

CS: Design, write and debug programs, logical reasoning, algorithms

Use sequence, selection, and repetition in programs

IT: Use search technologies effectively

Select, use and combine a variety of software, digital devices to design, collecting, analysing, evaluating and presenting data and information

DL: Understand the opportunities [networks] offer for communication and collaboration

Be discerning in evaluating digital content

Use technology safely, respectfully and responsibly

Year 4

CS: Design, write and debug programs, logical reasoning, algorithms

Use sequence, selection, and repetition in programs

IT: Use search technologies effectively

Select, use and combine a variety of software, digital devices to design, collecting, analysing, evaluating and presenting data and information

DL: Understand the opportunities [networks] offer for communication and collaboration

Be discerning in evaluating digital content

Use technology safely, respectfully and responsibly

Year 5

CS: Design, write and debug programs, logical reasoning, algorithms

Use sequence, selection, and repetition in programs

Work with variables and various forms of input and output Computer networks

IT: Use search technologies effectively

Select, use and combine a variety of software, digital devices to design, collecting, analysing, evaluating and presenting data and information

DL: Understand the opportunities [networks] offer for communication and collaboration

Be discerning in evaluating digital content

Use technology safely, respectfully and responsibly

Year 6

CS: Design, write and debug programs, logical reasoning, algorithms

Use sequence, selection, and repetition in programs

Work with variables and various forms of input and output Computer networks

IT: Use search technologies effectively

Select, use and combine a variety of software, digital devices to design, collecting, analysing, evaluating and presenting data and information

DL: Understand the opportunities [networks] offer for communication and collaboration

Be discerning in evaluating digital content

Use technology safely, respectfully and responsibly

Year 1

Singing, Playing, Improvising, Composing, Listening

Year 2

Singing, Playing, Improvising, Composing, Listening

Year 3

Singing, Playing, Improvising, Composing – notation, Listening – composers, traditions, history

Year 4

Singing, Playing, Improvising, Composing – notation, Listening – composers, traditions, history

Year 5

Singing, Playing, Improvising, Composing – notation, Listening – composers, traditions, history

Year 6

Singing, Playing, Improvising, Composing – notation, Listening – composers, traditions, history

Year 1

Smart Moves, Athletics, Dance, Multi skills, Football, hockey, cricket, tennis

Year 2

Smart Moves, Athletics, Dance, Football, table tennis, basketball, cricket, short tennis

Year 3

Smart Moves, Athletics, Dance, Golf, football, short tennis, badminton, cricket, basketball

Year 4

Gymnastics, Dance, Athletics, Football, netball, table tennis, hockey, badminton, golf

Year 5

Gymnastics, Dance, Athletics, Golf, netball, table tennis, football, cricket, tennis

Year 6

Gymnastics, Dance, Athletics, Football, badminton, table tennis, golf, hockey, rounders