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Foundation Subjects

Following on from our long term curriculum overviews, based around our themes, our staff use our medium term subject plans to help them deliver a broad and balanced curriculum.

Our plans identify the characteristics we are aiming to develop within each of our subjects and the knowledge and skills progression throughout key stages one and two in each foundation subject area.

Each foundation subject area is developed from the National Curriculum expectations for key stages one and two.

Click on the links below in the table to view our medium term plans:

Subject Document link
History Click here
Geography Click here
Science Click here
Computing Click here
DT Click here
Art Click here
Music Click here
PE Click here
Spanish Click here
Personal Development Click here
RE Click here for overview
Click here for English/RE unit links


Year OneMe, my family, my worldLight and dark: living in Victorian SunderlandThe seaside: Sunderland’s history and heritage
Year TwoThe Great Fire of LondonThe right to a safe place to livePlanes, trains and automobiles – transport
Year ThreeOver 2000 years ago…Stone, Bronze and Iron ageAlong the river – Ancient EgyptWhat I believe: everyone has the right to choose their religion and beliefs
Year FourThe Ancient GreeksWhat did the Romans do for us?Life in the rainforest – the Mayans
Year FiveSettlers and settlements: Anglo-Saxons, Vikings and ScotsWhat happened after 1066? The Tudors and StuartsWhat I believe: no one is allowed to punish you in a cruel and harmful way
Year SixSunderland’s heritage: coal miningWorld War IIWhat I believe: I have the right to be protected from any kind of exploitation


Autumn 1Autumn 2Spring 1Spring 2Summer 1Summer 2
Year 1MaterialsSeasonal change (1)
Seasonal change (2)
Animals including humans Habitats of animals PlantsScientists and inventors
Year 2PlantsLiving things Habitats Animals including humans MaterialsScientists and inventors
Year 3PlantsAnimals including humansRocksForces and magnetsLightScientists and inventors
Year 4Animals including humansElectricityAll living thingsStates of matterSoundScientists and inventors
Year 5Living things and their habitatsAnimals including humans Properties and changes of materialsEarth and spaceForcesScientists and inventors
Year 6Living things and their habitatsAnimals including humans Evolution and inheritanceLightElectricityScientists and inventors

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