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Parkside Primary School, Parkside - Welcome to our school website! Please take the time to explore the site. Should you require a paper copy of any of the information, please contact the school and a copy will be provided free of charge. The office hours are from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm. The School day is 8:55am -3:25pm (32.5 hrs. education per week).

Key Concepts

 

History  

History – chronology to run throughout, Legacy (where appropriate) and interpretation and enquiry 

Key Concepts 

Significance 

Continuity and change 

Similarities and differences 

Cause and consequence 

Chronology 

Interpretation 

Enquiry 

Legacy 

 

 

Geography  

Geography – maps skills, compass work and fieldwork (including perspective) to sit separately from concepts 

Key concepts 

Environment 

Sustainability 

Climate change 

Impact 

Processes 

Cycles 

 

 

 

 

Art and Design 

Key Concepts 

Drawing 

Colour 

Printing 

Pattern 

Sculpture 

Texture 

Line 

Shape 

Form 

Space 

D&T 

 design, make, evaluate  

Key Concepts 

Function 

Materials 

Innovation 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Food Technology  

practical cooking skills 

Key Concept 

Nutrition 

Healthy & varied diet 

Food from around the world 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MFL 

Key Concept 

Communication 

Comprehension 

Culture 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Computing   

data representation  E-safety to run throughout the curriculum  

Key Concept 

Algorithms 

Programming 

Creativity 

Logical reasoning 

E-safety 

 

 

 

 

 

RE 

Key Concept 

Significance 

Commitment 

Belonging 

Identity and diversity 

values 

celebration 

festivals 

Morals 

 

 

Music –  

performance, composing, improvisation and instrument progression to sit separately from concepts  

Key Concept 

Rhythm 

Pitch 

Pulse 

Beat 

Dynamics 

Tempo 

Texture 

Listening and appraising 

 

 

Science 

Biology 

Key concepts 

Change 

Growth 

Life Cycle 

Health 

Function 

Adaptation and variation 

Evolution 

 

 

 

Physics 

Key Concept 

Light 

Forces 

Sound 

Electricity 

Earth and Space 

 

 

 

 

 

Chemistry 

Key Concept 

Properties 

Materials 

Change 

Matter 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PE – fitness, strength, health and personal development to run throughout 

Key Concept 

Fundamentals 

Movement 

Attack 

Defend 

Tactics 

Water Confidence and safety 

Technique 

Adventure 

 

 
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