KS3 Curriculum Introduction

The aim of the KS3 curriculum is to build on the experiences from the primary phase and to support our students to become successful learners, confident individuals and responsible citizens.

At KS3, students are based in classes and have one teacher who delivers the full curriculum. Students study a rich, developmentally appropriate curriculum at KS3 which encompasses a broad range of subjects including: Literacy, Numeracy, Humanities, Science, PSHE, The Arts, Technology, Music and PE. The curriculum is delivered on a three-year rolling programme based on a thematic scheme.

KS3 Semi-Formal Curriculum Thematic Overview


Cycle 1 Overview

Diversity Street – Autumn Term
Science English Maths Humanities Creativity & The Arts Computing
The Human Body Writing from different cultures and traditions Number

Statistics: Collecting, matching, sorting, organising by …….

Measure: Length, size, height

Measure: Weight, volume

RE:
Places of worship

History:
Family History, family trees, our family origins.

Art/DT:
This is Me.

Music: Appreciating different musical tastes.

Technology
for communication
The Circle of Life – Spring Term
Science English Maths Humanities Creativity &
The Arts
Computing
Plants and trees Introduction to shakespeare Number

Geometry: Shapes

Geometry: Sequencing & pattern making

Measure: Time

RE: Beginnings and Endings

History: The Tudors

Geography: Voyages (spanish armada), changing religions.

Drama/DT/Art: Putting on a show

Music/Dance: The Tudors

Digital photography
By land, sea and air – Summer term
Science English Maths Humanities Creativity & The Arts; Computing
Forces and Magnets Media and moving image text (Making own books and films) Number

Geometry: Position and direction

Measure: Distance

Money

RE: Sikhism

History of transport and how travel has changed over the years.

Geography: Around the world

Art/Music/Dance:
All around the world.
Creating stories and films

Cycle 2 Overview

Supermarket Sweep – Autumn Term
Science English Maths Humanities Creativity & The Arts Computing
Animals Including Humans Explore characters
and settings in current literature.
Number

Measure: Weight and volume

Geometry: Sequencing and pattern making

Measure: Time

RE:
ChristianityHistory:
Food through the agesGeography: Where does our food come from?
Art/DT:
Food

Music:
Recent work – study of a current musician

Technology in the kitchen

Internet Shopping

What’s the Matter? – Spring Term
Science English Maths Humanities Creativity &amp The Arts; Computing
Everyday Materials Pre-1914 fiction texts Number

Statistics:
Collecting, matching, sorting, organising

Geometry: Shape

Geometry/
Measure:
Position and direction

RE:
Buddhism

History:
The Victorians

Geography: Britain

Art/DT: Materials & Texture

Drama:
Bringing a favourite story to life.

Research
My Health and Leisure – Summer Term
Science English Maths Humanities Creativity
& The Arts
Computing
Electricity, light and sound Information books Number

Money

Measure:
Distance, length, size, height

RE:
Judaism

History/
Geography: World War 2

Art:
Shading & Tones, Light Vs DarkMusic/Drama/Dance:
Storms,WW2
Electrical items

Cycle 3 Overview

Myths & Legends – Autumn Term
Science English Maths Humanities Creativity
& The Arts
Computing
Earth
and Space
Myths, legends and fables Number

Measure: Time

Geometry: Shapes

Statistics: Collecting, matching, sorting, organising

RE:
Hinduism

History:
Myths and Legends in History

Geography: Natural Disasters

Music/Drama/Dance:
Folk Music, Dance & Storytelling.

ART:
Patterns & Textures

Gathering information
It’s a wonderful world? – Spring Term
Science English Maths Humanities Creativity & The Arts Computing
Living things Contemporary stories and poems Number

Measure: Length, size, height

Geometry:
Sequencing & pattern making
Money

RE:
Growth

Geography: Environment

DT/Art/Music: Recycling – creating beauty from junk Using technology to communicate
Treasure Island – Summer Term
Science English Maths Humanities Creativity &
The Arts
Computing
Solids, Liquids & Gases Classical Stories Number

Measure: Weight and volume

Geometry: Position and direction

Distance

RE:
Islam

Geography/
History
:
The seaside – features of the coast and the history of seaside resorts.

Art/DT:
Design and create a raft/boat

Music/Dance: Seaside soundscapes

Algorithms and Programming

The KS4 curriculum at The Grove, caters for pupils with a primary diagnosis of complex or moderate autism with a range of associated learning difficulties.  We offer a broad and balanced curriculum that offers different pathways for pupils and their individual needs. The key aim is for pupils to develop independence in both their academic learning and their personal skills and to be recognised for these achievements through external qualifications and accreditation.

KS4 Curriculum Introduction

The curriculum is progressive and builds on previous learning from primary through to KS3 emphasising the skills required for each individual pupil to become ready for  the transition to post 16 education and beyond. All our work is designed around the ambitions and hopes of the young people, working towards their future destinations as outlined in their Education Health Care plan and their Transition towards Adulthood plan.

Success at KS4 looks different for every pupil, with an aim to decrease the adult support provided so that they will be able to function as independently as possible in their day to day life.

KS4 Semi-Formal Curriculum Overview

Key Stage 4 pupils working below age related expectations, are taught through the informal, semi-formal or formal curriculum dependent upon their needs.

The intent of the KS4 curriculum is to build on the experiences from the Primary and the KS3 phase and to support our pupils to become successful learners, confident individuals and responsible citizens.

The semi-formal curriculum is an adapted and modified National Curriculum which is accessible, meaningful and relevant to all Pupils. Every lesson is planned to be challenging, enjoyable and successful for each pupil and there are many opportunities for practical hands-on activities and visits to places that enhance learning and extend cultural capital, ensuring learning is fun!

The majority of KS4 pupils are based in classes and have one teacher who delivers the full curriculum. The curriculum is delivered on a three-year rolling programme based on a thematic scheme. Themes have been carefully chosen to have a particular relevance to students and to build on and extend their knowledge and skills, enabling students to apply the skills and knowledge acquired in English, Maths, Science and other curriculum areas in a purposeful and concrete way. Each theme is designed to be broad and balanced ensuring coverage of Humanities, PSHE/RSHE, The Arts, Technology, Music, PE and MFL.

Examples of KS4 Semi-Formal Curriculum Overview:

Term KS4 Secondary West  KS4 Secondary East
Cycle 

One

Autumn Special Events Special Events
Spring Looking After Yourself Looking After Yourself
Summer My Community My Community