National Curriculum

English Spoken Language

SCARF materials provide wide range of opportunities for children to develop and demonstrate their skills relating to the English Spoken Language statutory requirements. You can use SCARF lessons to observe and record progress in these skills.

Pupils should be taught to:

  • Listen and respond appropriately to adults and their peers.
  • Ask relevant questions to extend their understanding and knowledge.
  • Use relevant strategies to build their vocabulary.
  • Articulate and justify answers, arguments and opinions.
  • Give well-structured descriptions, explanations and narratives for different purposes, including for expressing feelings.
  • Maintain attention and participate actively in collaborative conversations, staying on topic and initiating and responding to comments.
  • Use spoken language to develop understanding through speculating, hypothesising, imagining and exploring ideas.
  • Speak audibly and fluently with an increasing command of Standard English.
  • Participate in discussions, presentations, performances, role play, improvisations and debates.
  • Gain, maintain and monitor the interest of the listener(s).
  • Consider and evaluate different viewpoints, attending to and building on the contributions of others.
  • Select and use appropriate registers for effective communication.

English

Curriculum requirementSCARF lesson plans that support the teaching and learning of these
Y1 Writing - composition Write sentences by saying out loud what they are going to write about; composing a sentence orally before writing it; sequencing sentences to form short narratives; re-reading what they have written to check that it makes sense.
Y2 Writing - composition Develop positive attitudes towards and stamina for writing by writing about real events.
Y2 Writing - composition Develop positive attitudes towards and stamina for writing by writing for different purposes.
Y3 & 4 Writing - composition Draft and write by organising paragraphs around a theme.
Y3 & 4 Writing - composition Draft and write in non-narrative material by using simple organisational devices [for example, headings and sub-headings].
Y3 & 4 Writing - composition Plan their writing by identifying the audience for and purpose of the writing, selecting the appropriate form and using other similar writing as models for their own.
Y5 & 6 Writing - composition Plan their writing by noting and developing initial ideas, drawing on reading and research where necessary.
Y5 & 6 Writing - composition Draft and write by using further organisational and presentational devices to structure text and to guide the reader [for example, headings, bullet points, underlining].
Y5 & 6 Writing - transcription Use dictionaries to check the spelling and meaning of words.
Y5 & 6 Writing - transcription Use a Thesaurus.

Mathematics

Purpose of study

SCARF lesson plans contribute to the following: Mathematics is essential for everyday life and necessary for financial literacy. Mathematics education provides a foundation for understand the world and a sense of enjyoment and curiosity about the subject.

Aims

SCARF lesson plans contribute to the following: Pupils should also apply their mathematical knowledge to...other subjects.

Curriculum requirementSCARF lesson plans that support the teaching and learning of these
Y1 Measurement Recognise and know the value of different denominations of coins and notes.
Y1 Measurement Recognise and use language relating to dates, including days of the week, weeks, months and years.
Y1 Measurement Sequence events in chronological order using language [for example, before and after, next, first, today, yesterday, tomorrow, morning, afternoon and evening].
Y2 Measurement Recognise and use symbols for pounds (£) and pence (p); combine amounts to make a particular value.
Y3 Measurement Add and subtract amounts of money to give change. Using £ and p in practical contexts.
Y4 Measurement Estimate, compare and calculate money in pounds and pence.
Y5 Measurement Solve problems involving money using decimal notation.

Science

Curriculum requirementSCARF lesson plans that support the teaching and learning of these
Y1 Animals including humans Identify, name, draw and label the basic parts of the human body and say which part of the body is associated with each sense.
Y1 Animals including humans (Non-statutory guidance) Pupils should have plenty of opportunities to learn the names of the main body party (including head, neck, arms, elbows, legs, knees, face, ears, eyes, hair, mouth, teeth) through games, actions, songs and rhymes.
Y2 Living things and their habitats (Non-statutory guidance) Pupils should be introduced to the idea that all living things have certain characteristics that are essential for keeping them alive and healthy.
Y2 Animals including humans Find out about and describe the basic needs of animals, including humans, for survival (water, food and air).
Y2 Animals including humans Describe the importance for humans of exercise, eating the right amounts of different foods and hygiene.
Y2 Animals including humans (Non-statutory guidance) Pupils should be introduced to the basic needs of animals for survival, as well as the importance of exercise and nutrition for humans.
Y2 Animals including humans (Non-statutory guidance) Pupils should also be introduced to the processes of reproduction and growth in animals. The focus at this stage should be on questions that help pupils to recognise growth; they should not be expected to understand how reproduction occurs. Growing into adults can include reference to baby, toddler, child, teenager, adult..
Y3 Animals including humans Identify that animals, including humans, need the right types and amount of nutrition, and that they cannot make their own food; they get nutrition from what they eat.
Y3 Animals including humans (Non-statutory guidance) Pupils might research different food groups and how they keep us healthy and design meals based on what they find out.
Y4 Living things and their habitats Recognise that environments can change and that this can sometimes pose dangers to living things.
Y4 Living things and their habitats (Non-statutory guidance) Pupils should explore examples of human impact (both positive and negative) on environments, for example, the positive effects of nature reserves, ecologically planned parks, or garden ponds, and the negative effects of population and development, litter or deforestation.
Y5 Living things and their habitats Describe the differences in the life cycles of a mammal, an amphibian, an insect and a bird.
Y5 Animals including humans Describe the changes as humans develop from birth to old age.
Y5 Animals including humans (Non-statutory guidance) Pupils should draw a timeline to indicate stages in the growth and development of humans. They should learn about the changes experienced in puberty.
Y5 Animals including humans (Non-statutory guidance) Pupils could work scientifically by researching the gestation periods of other animals and comparing them with humans; by finding out and recording the length and mass of a baby as it grows.
Y6 Animals including humans Recognise the impact of diet, exercise, drugs and lifestyle on the way their bodies function.
Y6 Animals including humans (Non-statutory guidance) Pupils should learn how to keep their bodies healthy and how their bodies might be damaged – including how some drugs and other substances can be harmful to the human body.
Y6 Animals including humans (Non-statutory guidance) Pupils might work scientifically by: exploring the work of scientists and scientific research about the relationship between diet, exercise, drugs, lifestyle and health.
Y6 Evolution and inheritance Recognise that living things produce offspring of the same kind, but normally offspring vary and are not identical to their parents.

Computing

Purpose of study

SCARF lesson plans contribute to the following: Computing ensures that pupils become digitally literate – able to use, and express themselves and develop their ideas through, information and communication technology – at a level suitable for the future workplace and as active participants in a digital world.

Aims

SCARF lesson plans contribute to the following: Ensure that all pupils are responsible, competent, confident and creative users of information and communication technology.

Curriculum requirementSCARF lesson plans that support the teaching and learning of these
KS2 Use technology safely, respectfully and responsibly.
KS2 Recognise acceptable/unacceptable behaviour.
KS2 Identify a range of ways to report concerns about content and contact.

Design and Technology

Aims

SCARF lesson plans contribute to the following: Understand and apply the principles of nutrition.

Curriculum requirementSCARF lesson plans that support the teaching and learning of these
KS1 Cooking and Nutrition Use the basic principles of a healthy and varied diet to prepare dishes.

Geography

Purpose of study

SCARF lesson plans contribute to the following: Growing knowledge about the world should help them to deepen their understanding of the interaction between physical and human processes, and of the formation and use of landscapes and environments.

Curriculum requirementSCARF lesson plans that support the teaching and learning of these
KS1 Human and physical geography Use basic geographical vocabulary to refer to key physical and human features.
KS1 Geographical skills and fieldwork Use simple fieldwork and observational skills to study the geography of their school and the key human and physical features of its surrounding environment.

History

Purpose of study

SCARF lesson plans contribute to the following: Teaching should equip pupils to ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence, sift arguments, and develop perspective and judgement. History helps pupils to understand the complexity of people’s lives, the process of change, the diversity of societies and relationships between different groups, as well as their own identity and the challenges of their time.

Aims

SCARF lesson plans contribute to the following: Understand historical concepts such as continuity and change, cause and consequence, similarity, difference and significance, and use them to make connections, draw contrasts, analyse trends, frame historically-valid questions and create their own structured accounts, including written narratives and analyses.

Curriculum requirementSCARF lesson plans that support the teaching and learning of these
KS2 Pupils should note connections, contrasts and trends over time and develop the appropriate use of historical terms.
KS2 Pupils should regularly address and sometimes devise historically valid questions about change, cause, similarity and difference, and significance.
KS2 Pupils should construct informed responses that involve thoughtful selection and organisation of relevant historical information.
KS2 Pupils should understand how our knowledge of the past is constructed from a range of sources.
KS2 Pupils should be taught about a study of an aspect or theme in British history that extends their chronological knowledge beyond 1066.

Music

Curriculum requirementSCARF lesson plans that support the teaching and learning of these
KS1 Use their voices expressively and creatively by singing songs and speaking chants and rhymes.

Art and Design

Purpose of study

SCARF lesson plans contribute to the following: Pupils should know how art and design both reflect and shape our history, and contribute to the culture, creativity and wealth of our nation.

Aims

SCARF lesson plans contribute to the following: Produce creative work, exploring their ideas and recording their experiences. Know about great artist and understand the historical and cultural development of their art forms.

Curriculum requirementSCARF lesson plans that support the teaching and learning of these
KS1 Use a range of materials creatively to design and make products.
KS1 Use drawing, painting and sculpture to develop and share their ideas, experiences and imagination.
KS2 Improve their mastery of art and design techniques, including drawing, painting and sculpture with a range of materials.
KS2 Learn about great artists, architects and designers in history.

Physical Education

Purpose of study

SCARF lesson plans contribute to the following: Physical education should provide opportunities for pupils to become physically confident in a way which supports their health and fitness. Opportunities to compete in sport and other activities, build character and help to embed values such as fairness and respect.

Aims

SCARF lesson plans contribute to the following: The national curriculum for physical education aims to ensure that all pupils: lead healthy active lives.

Religious Education

SCARF lesson plans and assemblies provide materials and resources to support teachers in helping children to think about values and put these into practice in their every day life. SCARF values are closely aligned to those of different faiths and also help schools in promoting children's spiritual, moral, social and cultural development (SMSC).

Your local Agreed Syllabus for R.E will help you to identify the links to SCARF lessons.