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3p Curriculum

The curriculum at John Burns is designed to be challenging, engaging and exciting for the children.  It is completely bespoke and closely aligned to the skill and knowledge expectations that are outlined in the Primary National Curriculum.

The model of the curriculum we have created is unique to John Burns and is based around a concept we have devised called ‘The 3Ps’. These represent an important Person, Place and Point (time/date) relevant to each topic.  They will provide the focal points around which the learning will be planned and taught.  The children will be expected to learn by heart these three key pieces of information (The 3Ps) for every topic as they move up through the school.  The idea being that by the time they leave John Burns their general knowledge will have greatly improved.  The 3Ps will also provide children with three key areas to focus their learning, ensuring that they have the opportunity to go deeper into the more traditional topics and broaden their understanding of key skills.

The 3Ps have allowed us to steer the curriculum towards areas which are relevant to the children and ensures that the curriculum taps into the local area and proves to be culturally significant for our learners. This has meant that we have been able to break away from more traditional topics to create topics which are bespoke and interesting for our children. Where statutory topics remain, The 3Ps have allowed us to drill down past the traditional programmes of study into more in-depth studies associated with the topic. English, maths, science and computing continue to be taught discreetly, with relevant links to the 3Ps being made where applicable, particularly through the choice of key book studies for each class in English.

The curriculum will be continuously developed throughout this academic year. 

Autumn Term

 

Year 

Topic Title

Person

Place

Point 

Year 1

Home Sweet Home

Me

John Burns Primary School

1858

Year 2

Smouldering London

Christopher Wren

Battersea Arts Centre

1865

Year 3

Ages Ago

Cheddar Man

Stonehenge

3180BC

Year 4

Burnt Cakes

Alfred the Great

Lundenwic

1066

Year 5

Under the Chimneys

John Burns

Battersea Power Station

1777

Year 6

Battling Britain

Krystyna Skarbek

Bletchley Park

1939

 

Spring Term 

 

Year 

Topic Title

Person

Place

Point 

Year 1

 To the Ends of the Earth Marion North   The Bahamas  2012 

Year 2

Mapping the Monarchy   Queen Victoria  Hampton Court Palace  1926

Year 3

Plastic Pollution Kahi Pacarro The Great Pacific 2017

Year 4

 Beneath the Surface  Greta Thunberg   The Maldives  1912 

Year 5

 Space Race   Nicolaus Copernicus  Earth  1991

Year 6

 Freedom  Harriet Tubman  West Africa   1948

 

Summer Term 

 

Year 

Topic Title

Person

Place

Point 

Year 1

 Zoom to the Moon  Yuri Gagarin  International Space Station  1969

Year 2

 Britain's Great Isambard Brunel  White Cliffs of Dover  1989

Year 3

 The Great Empire  Boudica  Pompeii 128AD  

Year 4

 Egypt Vs Greece  Alexander the Great  The River NIle  1922

Year 5

 Two Worlds  Hernan Cortes  Tikal  1485

Year 6

 Back to the Future