Bredon Hancock's Endowed

C of E First School

Dream, Believe, Love, Work, Achieve!

Wider Curriculum


How has our monarchy changed over time?

In our history lessons, the children will be exploring the influence the monarchy has had in our country. The children will firstly be identifying the term ‘monarch’, before identifying the most recent monarchs and the powers that they have. We will then identify which monarch – William I or Elizabeth I - had the most power and had the biggest influence on our country and the way we live today. Our learning will culminate in our trip to Eastnor Castle.



Sculpture and 3D

In our art lessons, we will be using clay. Firstly, we will be exploring how to roll shapes successfully and make a range of marks in the clay. We will then make a basic pink pot and join a shape using the scoring and slipping technique. Finally, we will explore how to create a house design and create a clay house tile with recognisable features.


Design and Technology:


In our DT lessons, we will be developing the skills that we learnt in Year 1 when making out windmills to create a solid and stable structure. We will refer back to our science lessons to identify man-made and natural structures, explore how to make a structure stable, explore and create a model using appropriate materials and construction techniques. Our end aim in to create a stable structure that supports a teddy bear, based on the story ‘Goldilocks and the Three Bears’.



Digital Music

In Computing, we will explore how we can make patterns and use those patterns to make music with both percussion instruments and digital tools. The children will create different rhythms and tunes, using the movement of animals for inspiration. We will then share and compare the digital creations and the percussion creations.



Net and Wall Games and Sending and Receiving

Net and wall games are games where either a net separates the players or a wall is used. The object of these games is to hit the ball over the net and into the court space or against a wall to make it difficult for a partner to return. Examples include tennis, badminton, volleyball, squash. In this unit, the children will develop their understanding of attacking and defending principles in net games such as using a ready position to defend their court and placement of a ball into space. They will use and develop skills such as throwing, catching, tracking and hitting a ball. They will learn how to score points in these types of games and how to play to the rules. 


In our sending and receiving unit, the children with develop their sending and receiving skills including throwing and catching, rolling, kicking, tracking and stopping a ball. They will also use equipment to send and receive a ball. Pupils will be given opportunities to work with a range of different sized balls. They will apply their skills individually, in pairs and in small groups and begin to organise and self-manage their own activities. They will build on their knowledge of sending and receiving by applying their skills in different situations.




In our Jigsaw lessons, our focus is ‘Relationships’. We will explore the relationships we have with our family, staying safe, conflict between friends and how to resolve this and recognising when secrets need to be shared. We will also recognise and appreciate people who can help us in our family, school and community and find ways to show this appreciation to others.



Exploring Improvisation

In Music, we will explore the question ‘How Does Music Make Us Happy?’ We will explore how to keep a steady beat, keeping a beat when improvising and respond to the music. We will look at three styles of music: Rock, Jazz and Calypso. Singing and listening are at the heart of each lesson. We will play, improvise and compose music, using a selection of notes on the glockenspiel.