Phase 2

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The Phase 2 curriculum is designed on a three-year rolling programme with full differentiation for all Phase 2 pupils for the four pathways. The curriculum continues to build on the skills learnt in Phase 1. The curriculum has been designed on a topic approach with six themes per year. Each theme is differentiated for different ability levels. Provision has been made within the Phase 2 curriculum for pupils working up to Stage Two and is sufficiently flexible and adaptable to accommodate pupils of all abilities and with different needs. If pupils are working beyond Stage Two in some areas we will look to stretch and challenge their learning, considering mainstream inclusion opportunities.

Phase 2 is split over two sites, with seven classes at the main site in New Ash Green and a further three classes at our primary satellite provision. It is made up of 2 PMLD classes following within the Brook pathway, 2 high needs classes following the Stream pathway and three SLC classes following the River pathway. The satellite classes are predominantly year 3-6, working between River and Waterfall pathways.

It is the aim of the Phase 2 curriculum to provide pupils with a broad and balanced curriculum which is appropriate, meaningful and which provides opportunities for all pupils to learn and achieve. The curriculum addresses the need to provide quality teaching and learning opportunities for pupils to develop communication, social, independence, personal and life skills.

In Phase 2 we plan to ensure pupils become valuable and fully rounded members of society who treat others with respect and tolerance, regardless of background. We take every opportunity to promote individual heritage and celebrate cultural differences. In every aspect of our teaching we promote British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, and mutual respect and tolerance for those of different faiths and beliefs. Our aim is to ensure where possible young people understand the importance of respect and leave school fully prepared for life in modern Britain.

phase 2 curriculum

  • Pupils within this cohort have profound and multiple learning difficulties. Therefore, they access an individual needs curriculum and learning targets are interwoven into the pupils’ individual profiles across curriculum areas.  
  • Pupils within this cohort are at very early stages of development and it is more appropriate for them to access a more focused curriculum using individualised learning plans (ILPs).
  • Pupils follow the ImPACTS which is an assessment, monitoring, target setting and implementation tool and child centred planning. 
  • The ImPACTS programme offers a specialised curriculum in five Key Skill Areas: Communication, Cognitive Skills, Environmental Control Technology, Social and Emotional Well Being and Physical Skills (Gross and Fine Motor).
  • Pupils follow the same transdisciplinary theme as the other pathways in their phase, but it is incorporated in a sensory, appropriate level to ensure all pupils are accessing their learning.
  • The Curriculum is delivered in a personalised way; all pupils follow and Individual learning plan and targets are set according to the individual areas of difficulty. 
  • There is a combination of adult-led, teacher taught sessions as well as a wealth of stimulating continuous provision opportunities.
  • We develop each individual holistically preparing them for life beyond Milestone 
  • Learning environments, both inside and outside are adapted daily to meet the different and developing pupil needs
  • The environments are developed to promote independence within our pupils and allow them to access the curriculum independently and confidently with the necessary level of support and challenge.
  • Pupils are taught phonics via the Systematic Synthetic Phonics Programme (also referred to as SSP) – Read Write Inc
  • National Curriculum content and knowledge, enriching a skills-based curriculum. Planning centres around a pathway-specific Transdiscipinary Theme, which makes clear connections between learning, promotes pupil agency, and provides opportunities to take action. 
  • Specialist coaching from external providers includes Swimming, Football and which may be site-specific
  • Pupils are taught phonics via the Systematic Synthetic Phonics Programme (also referred to as SSP) – Read Write Inc 
  • National Curriculum content and knowledge, enriching a skills-based curriculum. Planning centres around a pathway-specific Transdiscipinary Theme, which makes clear connections between learning, promotes pupil agency, and provides opportunities to take action. 
  • Specialist coaching from external providers includes Swimming, Football and which may be site-specific
  • Pupils are taught phonics via the Systematic Synthetic Phonics Programme (also referred to as SSP) – Read Write Inc 

3-Year cycle overview

what do grown-ups do all day?

Subject

Theme

History

Important people: doctors, teachers, etc.

Religion

Harvest, Diwali, Sukkot

Science

Animals, including humans: healthy eating

PSPD

Self-awareness: me, who I am, my likes, dislikes, talents & interests

RSE

Brook: awareness of others
Stream, River & Waterfall: caring friendships

Cooking & Nutrition

Healthy snacks

Computing

E-safety

PE

Rotated athletics, competitive games, swimming and agility, balance and coordination (gymnastics), dance and adventurous activity

Languages

Makaton

Art

Claude Monet: Water Lillies

shake, rattle & roll

Subject

Theme

History

British History: 50s & 60s in Britain, including fashion, clothes, music

Religion

Hanukkah & Christmas

Science

Sound

PSPD

Self-care, support & safety: online relationships

RSE

Brook: awareness of others
Stream, River & Waterfall: families & people who care for me

Cooking & Nutrition

Sequencing

Computing

E-safety

PE

Rotated athletics, competitive games, swimming and agility, balance and coordination (gymnastics), dance and adventurous activity

Languages

Makaton

Art

Dale Chihuly: movement action painting

tribes & temples

Subject

Theme

History

Anglo-Saxons

Religion

Buddhist New Year & Chinese New Year

Science

Rocks: different types

PSPD

Relationships, changing & growing, time management

RSE

Brook: sharing spaces
Stream, River & Waterfall: being safe
All: preparation for puberty & personal care

Cooking & Nutrition

Influences from around the world

Computing

Internet research

PE

Rotated athletics, competitive games, swimming and agility, balance and coordination (gymnastics), dance and adventurous activity

Languages

Makaton

Art

Quentin Blake: Cartoonists

road trip

Subject

Theme

Geography

Local area

Religion

Easter & Holi

Science

Properties & changes of materials: classifying materials

PSPD

The world we live in, health & safety, basic first aid

RSE

Brook: sharing spaces
Stream, River & Waterfall: families & people who care for me
All: puberty & changing bodies

Cooking & Nutrition

Seasonal fruits & vegetables

Computing

Networks

PE

Rotated athletics, competitive games, swimming and agility, balance and coordination (gymnastics), dance and adventurous activity

Languages

Makaton

Art

Sculptures: Edgar Degas, Little Dancer

field to fork

Subject

Theme

Geography

Human geography: food

Religion

Ramadan & Eid

Science

Plants

PSPD

Relationships & managing feelings, healthy choices, diet & exercise

RSE

Brook: important people
Stream, River & Waterfall: respectful relationships
All: preparing for puberty & personal care

Cooking & Nutrition

Great British recipes

Computing

Functional

PE

Rotated athletics, competitive games, swimming and agility, balance and coordination (gymnastics), dance and adventurous activity

Languages

Makaton

Art

Architect: Brutalism

destination out of space

Subject

Theme

Geography

Geographical skills: space

Religion

Places of worship

Science

Earth & space

PSPD

Healthy lifestyles, physical health & wellbeing (including drugs, alcohol & tobacco for River & Waterfall)

RSE

Brook: important people
Stream: being safe
River & Waterfall: online relationships
All: preparing for puberty & personal care

Cooking & Nutrition

Bake Off!

Computing

E-Safety

PE

Rotated athletics, competitive games, swimming and agility, balance and coordination (gymnastics), dance and adventurous activity

Languages

Makaton

Art

Andy Warhol: Moonwalk

heroes & villains

Subject

Theme

History

Events beyond living memory: The Great Fire of London

Religion

Harvest, Diwali, Sukkot

Science

Electricity: conductors & insulators

PSPD

Self-awareness

RSE

Brook: awareness of others
Stream, River & Waterfall: caring friendships

Cooking & Nutrition

Healthy snacks

Computing

E-safety

PE

Rotated athletics, competitive games, swimming and agility, balance and coordination (gymnastics), dance and adventurous activity

Languages

Makaton

Art

Gustav Kilmt: Exploring Pattern

king of the castle

Subject

Theme

History

Lives of significant individuals: kings & queens

Religion

Hanukkah & Christmas

Science

Living things & their habitats: human life cycle

PSPD

Self-care, support & safety: online relationships

RSE

Brook: awareness of others
Stream, River & Waterfall: families & people who care for me

Cooking & Nutrition

Seasonal recipes

Computing

Sequencing

PE

Rotated athletics, competitive games, swimming and agility, balance and coordination (gymnastics), dance and adventurous activity

Languages

Makaton

Art

Kandinsky: Circles in Squares

wild woods

Subject

Theme

Geography

Physical geography: forest skills

Religion

Buddhist New Year & Chinese New Year

Science

Plants

PSPD

Relationships, changing & growing, healthy eating

RSE

Brook: sharing spaces
Stream, River & Waterfall: being safe
All: preparation for puberty & personal care

Cooking & Nutrition

Influences from around the world

Computing

Internet research

PE

Rotated athletics, competitive games, swimming and agility, balance and coordination (gymnastics), dance and adventurous activity

Languages

Makaton

Art

Eric Carle: exploring the four seasons

poles apart

Subject

Theme

Geography

Locational knowledge: countries & continents

Religion

Easter & Holi

Science

Forces & magnets

PSPD

The world we live in, health & safety, basic first aid, personal hygiene

RSE

Brook: sharing spaces
Stream, River & Waterfall: families & people who care for me
All: puberty & changing bodies

Cooking & Nutrition

Seasonal fruits & vegetables

Computing

Networks

PE

Rotated athletics, competitive games, swimming and agility, balance and coordination (gymnastics), dance and adventurous activity

Languages

Makaton

Art

Sculptures: Dame Barbra Hepworth, Spring

valley of the pharaohs

Subject

Theme

History

Ancient Egypt

Religion

Ramadan & Eid

Science

Rocks

PSPD

Relationships & managing feelings, healthy choices, mental wellbeing

RSE

Brook: important people
Stream, River & Waterfall: respectful relationships
All: preparing for puberty & personal care

Cooking & Nutrition

Great British recipes

Computing

Functional

PE

Rotated athletics, competitive games, swimming and agility, balance and coordination (gymnastics), dance and adventurous activity

Languages

Makaton

Art

Egyptian sculpture

out of africa

Subject

Theme

Geography

Human geography

Religion

Signs & symbols

Science

Living things & their habitats: African animals

PSPD

Healthy lifestyles, bodies (changing adolescent bodies) & wellbeing (including drugs, alcohol & tobacco for River & Waterfall)

RSE

Brook: important people
Stream: being safe
River & Waterfall: online relationships
All: preparing for puberty & personal care

Cooking & Nutrition

Bake Off!

Computing

E-Safety

PE

Rotated athletics, competitive games, swimming and agility, balance and coordination (gymnastics), dance and adventurous activity

Languages

Makaton

Art

Sculpture: Richard Long, Sahara Circle

brilliant bodies

Subject

Theme

History

Ancient Romans

Religion

Harvest, Diwali, Sukkot

Science

Animals, including humans: digestive system & teeth

PSPD

Self-awareness

RSE

Brook: awareness of others
Stream, River & Waterfall: caring friendships

Cooking & Nutrition

Healthy snacks

Computing

E-safety

PE

Rotated athletics, competitive games, swimming and agility, balance and coordination (gymnastics), dance and adventurous activity

Languages

Makaton

Art

Lines & circles

saturday night at the movies

Subject

Theme

Geography

Maps & atlases

Religion

Hanukkah & Christmas

Science

Electricity

PSPD

Self-care, support & safety: online relationships

RSE

Brook: awareness of others
Stream, River & Waterfall: families & people who care for me

Cooking & Nutrition

Seasonal recipes

Computing

Sequencing

PE

Rotated athletics, competitive games, swimming and agility, balance and coordination (gymnastics), dance and adventurous activity

Languages

Makaton

Art

Vincent Van Gogh: Sunset on the Field

beware pirates

Subject

Theme

History

Events beyond living memory: famous pirates

Religion

Buddhist New Year & Chinese New Year

Science

Earth & space: water cycle, seas & oceans

PSPD

Relationships, changing & growing, caring friendships

RSE

Brook: sharing spaces
Stream, River & Waterfall: being safe
All: preparation for puberty & personal care

Cooking & Nutrition

Influences from around the world

Computing

Internet research

PE

Rotated athletics, competitive games, swimming and agility, balance and coordination (gymnastics), dance and adventurous activity

Languages

Makaton

Art

Sculptures: Alexander Calder, Mobile

in the potting shed

Subject

Theme

Geography

Physical geography: gardening

Religion

Easter & Holi

Science

Plants

PSPD

The world we live in, health & safety, basic first aid, dental hygiene

RSE

Brook: sharing spaces
Stream, River & Waterfall: families & people who care for me
All: puberty & changing bodies

Cooking & Nutrition

Seasonal fruits & vegetables

Computing

Networks

PE

Rotated athletics, competitive games, swimming and agility, balance and coordination (gymnastics), dance and adventurous activity

Languages

Makaton

Art

Sculptures: Tony Cragg, Stack

we built this city

Subject

Theme

History

Local

Religion

Ramadan & Eid

Science

Rocks

PSPD

Relationships & managing feelings, healthy choices, mental wellbeing

RSE

Brook: important people
Stream, River & Waterfall: respectful relationships
All: preparing for puberty & personal care

Cooking & Nutrition

Great British recipes

Computing

Functional

PE

Rotated athletics, competitive games, swimming and agility, balance and coordination (gymnastics), dance and adventurous activity

Languages

Makaton

Art

Architect: post-modernism

it's a jungle out there

Subject

Theme

Geography

Rural & urban: jungles & rainforests

Religion

Places of worship

Science

States of matter

PSPD

Healthy lifestyles, bodies (changing adolescent bodies) & wellbeing (including drugs, alcohol & tobacco for River & Waterfall)

RSE

Brook: important people
Stream: being safe
River & Waterfall: online relationships
All: preparing for puberty & personal care

Cooking & Nutrition

Bake Off!

Computing

E-Safety

PE

Rotated athletics, competitive games, swimming and agility, balance and coordination (gymnastics), dance and adventurous activity

Languages

Makaton

Art

Henri Rousseau: 3D Rainforest