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Chameleon HQ Curriculum Map 2020/21

Area of learning

Termly Overview




Communication and Language

Functional communication across environments,

Social Communication.

Speaking and Listening.

Speech and Language Therapy programmes.


English - Reading

MyOn, Accelerated Reader, Weekly reading comprehensions

Daily class books


English - GPS

Grammar, Punctuation and spelling



English - Writing

Narrative stories characters, settings,

Persuasive writing and Advertising

Reports / News/Magazines



Information and travel writing







Counting, calculating and Money

Measuring, Length, Weight, Capacity & Data


Time and Fractions

Counting, calculating and Money

2D Shapes

Pattern and Relationships

Counting, calculating and Money

Problem Solving

Position and Direction

Understanding the World

  • Science


  • Design Technology


  • Geography/History


  • RE

Life Cycles

Animals and Humans


Earth and Space

Properties of Materials


Classes alternate between the year developing and experiencing Food Technology skills, Designing Making and Evaluating, Sewing, Construction and Safety.


Friends & Family



Where we live

Seas & Oceans

Focus on celebrations/festivals throughout the year. Educational visits to religious buildings and sites. Learn and explore stories and traditions from different religions and faiths.

Expressive Arts and design

Exploring and developing ideas related to the term’s topic using a range of techniques and media in 2D and 3D including: painting, collage, print making, textiles, sculpture and digital media. Working individually and with others.

Artist of the week

Role play / Drama


Personal, Social and Emotional Development Life skills

Kitchen safety, Healthy eating, Cooking , Daily exercise , Seasonality of foods

Using money – trips

Personal Safety and Well-Being (including e-safety and anti-bullying)

E-safety lessons within computing ABA Anti-bullying week and ‘purple’ day

Daily Zumos


School nurse visits


Wonder of West Moors (WOW events)

European day of Languages

House Day

Christmas Concert

Internet Safety Day

House Sports Day

School Production

Whole School Theatre Trip