At Moorside Community Primary School our approach to our teaching and learning is through a skill based curriculum. Below are the subjects and skills being taught in the Spring term:
Science – Plants
Essential skills and knowledge
To identify and name a variety of common wild and garden plants, including deciduous and evergreen trees
To identify and describe the basic structure of a variety of common flowering plants, including trees
To ask simple questions and recognise that they can be answered in different ways
To observe closely, using simple equipment
To perform simple tests
To identify and classify
To use observations and ideas to suggest answers to questions
Working together- collaborative skills
To follow instructions
To share equipment with others safely
To work with a partner to find something out
To listen to other people’s ideas
To help set up an experiment to find out what a plant needs to grow
To perform simple tests to explore questions
Application of number
To fill in charts about what I see
With some help, to make up a chart about what I have been investigating
To count how many times I see something
To gather and record data to help in answering questions
To use simple measurements to gather data and explain what I have found out
To take effective pictures with a hand held device to record observations
To use photographs and videos to observe and compare change over time in plants
Computing – Network and Internet
Programming and making things work with understanding
To use names for ICT components such as mouse
To use technology purposefully to create, organise, store, manipulate and retrieve digital content
Network and Internet
To recognise ICT around me
To explore information from various ICT sources
To know that information comes in different forms
To begin to experiment with simple research finding using the internet
To understand there are different ways to send a message
To know how to communicate online – with support - independently
Dance - Core task: Moving Along
To copy and explore basic body actions demonstrated by my teacher
To choose movements to make into my own dance phrases
Making and applying
To know where my heart is and why it beats faster
To link movement to moods, ideas and feelings
Physical and mental
To practise and repeat my dance phrase with some control
Evaluate and improve
To use simple dance vocabulary to describe movement
Games - Core task: developing key skills
To move fluently, changing direction and speed easily without collision
To roll, throw strike and kick with some control
Making and applying
To know how to aim and hit into a space
Physical and mental
To describe what it feels like when breathing faster during exercise
Evaluate and improve
To watch others' movements carefully
Main progression points:
To carry out basic actions - roll a ball, throw it underarm, kick it and strike it, just making connection
To aim and hit into a good space (3-5m areas)
History – the Great fire of Newcastle
Historical knowledge (constructing the past and sequencing the past)
To use past and present when describing events
To point out some similarities and differences between the ways of life different people living at the time being studied
To talk or write about features, events, people and themes from the past including some detail
To place events, objects, themes and people from history on a timeline
To use some “historical period” terms
To place a number of events, objects, themes and people from topics studied on a timeline
To talk or write about the past, including detail, ideas which show some understanding of before and after this at local level
To use dates and historical period terms accurately
To talk and write about the past, including good detail, putting ideas in context (chronological and scale)
To use a timeline to sequence local, national and international events as well as historical periods
History concepts (change and development, cause and effect, significance and interpretations)
To give some reasons for and results of historical events, situations and changes
To suggest which people and causes and consequences of change are more important
To describe and make some links between events, situations and changes within and between different periods and societies
To show an understanding of aspects of the past beyond living memory
To explain which causes and consequences are the most significant
Historical enquiry (planning and carrying out historical enquiry/using sources of evidence)
To identify primary and secondary sources of evidence
To suggest some reasons why there are different accounts and interpretations of the past
To make good use of dates and historical terms when talking about what has been learnt
To explain my evaluation of particular pieces of information and particular sources
To select, organize and use relevant information to produce structured work, making appropriate use of dates and terms
Geography – UK capital cities
Location and place knowledge
To talk about places I have seen in books, videos, and internet
To understand the concept of close and far
To name and locate the four countries of the United Kingdom
To name and locate the four countries and capital cities of the United Kingdom
To name, locate and identify characteristics of the four countries of the United Kingdom
To name some of the main towns and cities in the United Kingdom
To name, locate and identify the surrounding seas of the United Kingdom and its surrounding seas
To use world maps, atlases and globes to identify the United Kingdom
Art and design – Lord Armstrong – John Dobson buildings
Developing, planning and communicating ideas
To draw a simple observational drawing
To draw a picture of the correct size and proportion for the size of the paper
Working with tools, equipment, materials and components to make quality products
To begin to use a sketch book
Evaluating processes and products
To talk about what I have done
To talk about my work and things
Drawing and painting
To use a pencil to draw
To draw lines of different shapes and thickness
Printing and sketch books
To use a sketch book to record simple ideas and drawings
To share my work with others
3D/ Collage and textiles
To make different kinds of shape
To describe what I see and like in the work of another artist/ craft maker/ designer
Design and Technology – Mechanisms and structures
Working with tools, equipment, materials and components to make quality products
To explain what is being made
To explain which tools will be used
Mechanisms and structures
To make simple models, not necessarily with a purpose
To use simple construction kits – e.g. Lego
To make a product which moves
To cut materials using scissors
To describe the materials using different words
To say why I have chosen moving parts
To make a structure/model using different materials
To make my model stronger if it needs to be
To talk with others about how I want to construct my product
To select the appropriate resources and tools for my building projects
To make simple plans before making objects, e.g. drawings
To arrange pieces of construction before building
Music – Technical and notation (singing)
Applying and understanding
To say what I like and dislike
To show some imagination in the use of sound
To I can I can use my voice in different ways
To sing simple songs from memory and imitate changes in pitch
To develop control of diction and dynamics when speaking, singing songs
To develop control of diction and dynamics when and chanting
To build and develop rhythmic and melodic memory through extending repertoire of songs, rhymes
To copy simple rhythm patterns
To rehearse and perform individually, in pairs and as a class
Responding and reviewing
To build an appropriate musical vocabulary and use when talking about music
To show some imagination in the use of sound
Spring 1 RE – Teaching through stories
Spring 2 RE – Easter
PHSE – Relationships
To communicate their feelings to others, to recognise how others show feelings and how to respond
To recognise that their behaviour can affect other people
To know the difference between secrets and nice surprises (that everyone will find out about eventually) and the importance of not keeping any secret that makes them feel uncomfortable, anxious or afraid
To recognise what is fair and unfair, kind and unkind, what is right and wrong
To share their opinions on things that matter to them and explain their views through discussions with one other person and the whole class
To listen to other people and play and work cooperatively (including strategies to resolve simple arguments through negotiation)
To identify their special people (family, friends, carers), what makes them special and how special people should care for one another
To judge what kind of physical contact is acceptable, comfortable, unacceptable and uncomfortable and how to respond (including who to tell and how to tell them)
To recognise when people are being unkind either to them or others, how to respond, who to tell and what to say
To recognise different types of teasing and bullying, to understand that these are wrong and unacceptable
To know strategies to resist teasing or bullying, if they experience or witness it, whom to go to and how to get help
Privacy and cookies policy
Last Edited: 23rd May 2018
1.1. We are committed to safeguarding the privacy of the users of our services. Our services include and will hereby be referred to as ‘Our Services’ (our websites used to promote eSchools services and tutorial resources, specifically http://www.eschools.co.uk/ and https://academy.eschools.co.uk/), ‘School Websites’ ( designed by eSchools and populated by individual schools themselves) and ‘Platforms’ (individual online services that provide teachers, learners, parents and governors with information, tools and resources) as well as our smartphone app. This policy sets out how we will treat your personal information across these services.
2. Collecting personal information on Our Services
2.1 We may process or temporarily store the following kinds of personal information:
information about your computer and about your visits to and use of Our Services (including but not limited to, your IP address, geographical location, browser type and version, operating system, referral source, length of visit, page views and website navigation paths)
information contained in or relating to any communications that you send to us or send through our website (including, the communication content) via online forms
any other personal information that you choose to send to us via online forms
2.2 Before you disclose to us the personal information of another person, you must obtain that person's consent to both the disclosure and the processing of that personal information in accordance with the terms of this policy.
2.5 Schools are also able to add analytics tools and can therefore gather information on visits to and use of their website (including but not limited to, IP address, geographical location, browser type and version, operating system, referral source, length of visit, page views and website navigation paths). Individual visitors can manage their preferences through cookie preferences, as mentioned in 2.4.
2.6 Session IP addresses are retained to monitor and safeguard against improper usage of our services.
2.7 Content on the platform (added by staff, governors and students) and website content is added directly by School Users. This information is only used for to display on the platform in the way the user intends and is not used for any other purposes by eSchools. At a time when a school ceases to use our services the content is removed within a 14 day period as detailed in our agreement with the school.
2.8 Some of our services require the school to provide access to information they require for use with those services. For example a school using our communication tool, Letters Home, which enables schools to contact parents by email regarding important school information. In this situation a school will provide eSchools with access to the email address(es) they wish to send their communication to. Schools have granular access to ensure only the required data is shared and accessed by eSchools. The data is frequently updated to ensure that eSchools only retains up-to-date data.
3. Using your personal information
3.1. We may use your personal information to:
administer our services
enable your use of our services
troubleshoot and problem solve
send you email notifications that you have specifically requested. You can manage your preferences at anytime through your eSchools dashboard.
keep our services secure, safeguard against improper use of our services and prevent fraud.
3.1.1. For the purposes of providing you access to your eSchools platform and app (ie. forgotten password/login)
3.1.2. By registering for updates, School Staff/Governors are able to subscribe to our regular communications.
3.1.3. We will use any contact details supplied in an online form for the purposes explicitly detailed in said form. For example troubleshooting and problem solving or the provision of live online training as explicitly requested by you, the user.
3.2. We will not, without your express consent, supply your personal information to any third party for the purpose of their or any other third party's direct marketing.
3.3. eSchools understands our obligation to be mindful about the data we process and only process data that is required to fulfil our obligations in providing our services; to a school who enters into an agreement to use our services and you, the user.
3.4. We will not pass your information to third parties; except for the purpose of fulfilling our services to a school who enters into an agreement to use our services and you, the user or where we are required to do so by law.
4. Disclosing personal information
4.1 We may disclose your personal information to, any of our employees, officers, insurers, professional advisers, agents, suppliers or subcontractors insofar as reasonably necessary for the purposes set out in this policy.
4.2 We may disclose your personal information:
to the extent that we are required to do so by law;
in connection with any ongoing or prospective legal proceedings;
in order to establish, exercise or defend our legal rights (including providing information to others for the purposes of fraud prevention and reducing credit risk);
to any person who we reasonably believe may apply to a court or other competent authority for disclosure of that personal information where, in our reasonable opinion, such court or authority would be reasonably likely to order disclosure of that personal information;
to the school in the case of improper use on the platform by individuals.
4.3 Except as provided in this policy, we will not provide your personal information to third parties.
5. International data transfers
5.1. Data directly collected by eSchools may be stored and processed in and transferred between any of the countries in which we operate in order to enable us to use the information in accordance with this policy. Any third party we use is within the EEA or they hold a sufficient accreditation (i.e. Privacy Shield) as in line with requirements under the GDPR. No other third party are permitted to access the school’s data.
5.2. Personal information that an individual adds to our websites may be available, via the internet, around the world. We cannot prevent the use or misuse of such information by others.
6. Retaining personal information
6.1. This Section 6 sets out our data retention policies and procedure, which are designed to help ensure that we comply with our legal obligations in relation to the retention and deletion of personal information.
6.2. Personal information that we process for any purpose or purposes shall not be kept for longer than is necessary for that purpose or those purposes.
6.3. Data collected through analytic cookies will be retained for 26 months. Individual visitors can adapt the data collected through cookie preferences, as mentioned in 2.4.
6.4. Notwithstanding the other provisions of this Section 6, we will retain documents (including electronic documents) containing personal data:
To the extent that we are required to do so by law;
If we believe that the documents may be relevant to any ongoing or prospective legal proceedings; and
In order to establish, exercise or defend our legal rights (including providing information to others for the purposes of fraud prevention and reducing credit risk). Data will no longer be kept after the termination of the contract with the school.
7. Security of your personal information
7.1. We will take reasonable technical and organisational precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of your personal information.
7.2. We will store all the personal information you provide on our secure (password- and firewall-protected) servers. The web service we employ has a broad range of accreditations and certifications and the data centres used ensure the data stays within the EEA.
7.3. eSchools use a Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) which creates a secure connection uses two keys to encrypt data in transit. Despite this, you acknowledge that the transmission of information over the internet is inherently insecure, and we cannot guarantee the security of data.
8.1. We may update this policy from time to time by publishing a new version on our website.
8.2 You should check this page regularly to ensure you are aware of any changes to this policy.
9. Your rights
9.1. You may instruct us to provide you with any personal information we hold about you.
9.2. We may withhold personal information that you request to the extent permitted by law.
9.3. You may change your cookie preferences at any time as referenced in 2.4.
9.4. School Staff/Governors who subscribe to our Newsletter may manage their preferences at anytime through their eSchools dashboard.
10. Third party websites
10.1 Our website includes hyperlinks to, and details of, third party websites.
11. Updating information
We will only provide communication about the eSchools platform to school staff/governors who can manage their preferences at anytime through their eSchools dashboard.
Last Edited: 23rd May 2018
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