Curriculum Overview

Art

Year 5

  • Learning about the elements of art (line, tone, pattern, colour, texture, shape, space and form)
  • Developing ideas and observations in sketchbooks
  • Discovering artists
  • Sustained drawing and painting
  • Exploring sculptural media (modroc)

 

Year 6

  • Extending our learning of the elements of art (line, tone, pattern, colour, texture, shape, space and form)
  • Developing ideas and observations in sketchbooks
  • Discovering artists, designers and architects
  • Sustained portrait drawings
  • Exploring sculptural media (papier mache)
  • Experimenting with ceramics

Computer Science

Year 5

Autumn Term 1: 

  • Introduction to ITC
  • How the internet works

Autumn Term 2: 

  • Web research skills
  • Text and Graphics

Spring Term 1: 

  • E safety
  • MSW Logo

Spring Term 2:

  • MSW Logo

Summer Term 1:

  • Spreadsheet skills

Summer Term 2: 

  • iMovie
  • Presentation skills

 

Year 6

Autumn Term 1: 

  • Introduction to ITC
  • ESafety
  • Copyright Free Imagery

Autumn Term 2: 

  • Scratch

Spring Term 1: 

  • Text and Graphics Games Advert
  • iMovie

Spring Term 2:

  • Control and Monitoring (Flowol)

Summer Term 1: 

  • Spreadsheets 
  • Hopscotch

Summer Term 2: 

  • Hopscotch 
  • Presentation skills (cross curriculum with Science)

Design Technology

Year 5

Autumn Term 1: Levers & Linkages

Autumn Term 2: Levers & Linkages / Christmas Textiles

Spring Term 1: Resistant Materials: Gift Box

Spring Term 2: Resistant Materials: Gift Box

Summer Term 1: Resistant Materials: Gift Box

Summer Term 2: Structures & Mechanisms / Food: Fresh Fruit Salad

 

Year 6

Autumn Term 1: Food: Pasta/Rice Salad / Healthy Packed Lunch

Autumn Term 2: Graphics: Orthographic (Squared paper) / Textiles: Christmas Bookmarks

Spring Term 1: Textiles: Glove Puppet

Spring Term 2: Textiles: Glove Puppet

Summer Term 1: Resistant Materials: Pull-Along Cam Toy

Summer Term 2: Resistant Materials: Pull-Along Cam Toy

English

Year 5

Autumn Term 1: All About Me, The Silver Sword

Autumn Term 2: War Poetry, A Small Miracle

Spring Term 1: The Highwayman, Persuasive Writing

Spring Term 2: Persuasive Writing, Matchbox Diary

Summer Term 1: Matchbox Diary, Letter Writing

Summer Term 2: TBC

 

Year 6

Autumn Term 1: The Magic Box, Voices in the Park, Reading Skills and SPAG

Autumn Term 2: Harry Potter, Reading Skills and SPAG

Spring Term 1: Alma, Newspapers

Spring Term 2: Narrative Writing, Discursive Writing, Reading Skills and SPAG

Summer Term 1: Biography

Summer Term 2: A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Geography

Year 5

Autumn Term: What is life like in St Lucia?

Spring Term: Mountain environments

Summer Term: Exploring the world with maps

 

Year 6

Autumn Term: Investigating the Geography of Chocolate

Spring Term: ‘Wish you were here’ : Tourism

Summer Term: The Geography of the UK

History

Year 5

Autumn Term: WW2

Spring Term: Ancient Egyptians

Summer Term: Victorian society

 

Year 6

Autumn Term 1: Migration: Saxons

Autumn Term 2: Migration: Vikings

Spring Term 1: Migration to Britain 1200-1500

Spring Term 2: Religion and migration in the 17th century

Summer Term 1: Empire and migration

Summer Term 2: Windrush generation

Maths

Year 5

Autumn Term 1: 

  • Number 1: Place Value, Multiples, Factors and prime numbers 
  • Number 2: Mental calculations (all four operations), written addition and subtraction, problem solving
  • Geometry and Measures 1: Angles, length, perimeter and area

Autumn Term 2:

  • Number 3: Written multiplication and division
  • Number 4: Fractions and decimals: tenths, hundredths and thousandths
  • Shape, Space and Measure 2: 2D and 3D shapes
  • Data 1: Tables and bar charts

Spring Term 1: 

  • Number 5: Negative numbers, rounding, addition and subtraction of large numbers and problem solving
  • Number 6:  Long multiplication, square and cube numbers, Adding and subtracting fractions
  • Geometry and Measures 3: Reflections and translations, Mass

Spring Term 2: 

  • Number 7: Mental and written methods of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division, problem solving involving all four operations
  • Number 8: Calculating with fractions, Percentages
  • Geometry and Measures 4: Capacity
  • Data 2: Line graphs and comparative graphs

Summer Term 1: 

  • Number 9: Negative numbers and Roman numerals, Working with Fractions
  • Number 10: Adding and subtracting large and small numbers, Long multiplication and division with remainders
  • Shape, Space and Measure 5: Diagonals and problems involving angles, Volume, time and money

Summer Term 2: 

  • Number 11: Addition, subtraction, multiplication and division of money
  • Number 12: Decimals and fractions, Problems involving percentages
  • Shape, Space and Measure 6: Perimeter, area and scale drawing
  • Data 3: Using tables and line graphs

 

Year 6

Autumn Term 1: 

  • Number 1: Place value and rounding, Multiples, factors and prime numbers
  • Number 2: Mental calculations (addition and subtraction), Written methods (all four operations), problem solving
  • Geometry and Measures 1: Circles and angles, Units of measure

Autumn Term 2: 

  • Number 3: Comparing, ordering and simplifying fractions, Multiplying and dividing decimals by 10, 100 and 1000, Order of Operations (BIDMAS), and Negative numbers
  • Geometry and Measures 2: 2D and 3D shapes
  • Data 1: Representing data pie charts

Spring Term 1: 

  • Number 4: Decimals and money, Mental and written calculations (all four operations), Calculating with fractions and large numbers
  • Geometry and Measures 3: Reflections and translations, Perimeter, area and volume

Spring Term 2: 

  • Number 5: Multiplying and dividing decimals, Solving problems with percentages, decimals and fractions, Place value and rounding
  • Algebra 1: Simple formulae
  • Geometry and Measures 4: Area and volume, Converting between metric unis of measure of length, mass and capacity
  • Data 2: Pie charts and line graphs

Summer Term 1: 

  • Number 6: Adding and subtracting large and small numbers, Long multiplication and division
  • Number 7: Working with fractions, Problem solving involving percentages, fractions and decimals
  • Every day: Theme Park Maths

Summer Term 2: 

  • Number 8: Ratio and proportion, Fractions with different denominators, Problems involving money, percentages, fractions, decimals and measures
  • Algebra 2: Algebra puzzles
  • Data 3: Using data

Music

Year 5

Autumn Term 1: Pulse and Rhythm

  • Rhythmic notation keeping in time

Autumn Term 2: Mysterious Castle

  • Telling a story through music

Spring Term 1: 

  • Graphic Scores - Music notation, Dynamics
  • Djembe Drumming - First Access specialist led workshops

Spring Term 2: Rounds

  • Playing and singing in an ensemble

Summer Term 1: The Orchestra

  • Instruments of the orchestra
  • Peter and the Wolf/Carnival of the Animals

Summer Term 2: Elements of Music

  • Ostinati
  • Major/Minor
  • BBC 10 pieces

Year 6

Autumn Term 1: Pulse, Rhythm and Notation

  • Composing own piece in 44 time
  • Simple notation on a stave
  • Boomwhackers

Autumn Term 2: Keyboard Skills (1)

  • Developing note reading and technical keyboard skills
  • Major/minor

Spring Term 1: Tudor Music

  • Historical context and performance in a given style

Spring Term 2: Horror Music

  • Composing music for an intended purpose, looking at mood and atmosphere

Summer Term 1: Raps

  • Writing and performing raps

Summer Term 2: Chinese Music

  • Composing using a pentatonic scale in a given style

Physical Education

Year 5

Autumn/Spring Terms (3 of the following per term)

  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Rugby
  • Netball
  • Hockey
  • Swimming
  • Gymnastics
  • Dance
  • Outdoor & Adventurous Activity

Summer Term:

  • Athletics
  • Tennis
  • Kwik Cricket
  • Rounders

 

Year 6

Autumn/Spring Terms (3 of the following per term)

  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Rugby
  • Netball
  • Hockey
  • Swimming
  • Gymnastics
  • Dance
  • Outdoor & Adventurous Activity

Summer Term:

  • Athletics
  • Tennis
  • Kwik Cricket
  • Rounders

PSHE

Year 5

Autumn Term 1: Health & wellbeing

  • Bullying
  • e-safety
  • Taking risks
  • Being safe
  • Improving the facilities

Autumn Term 2: Citizenship

  • British values
  • Humanity
  • Identity
  • Rights and responsibilities
  • Diversity

Spring Term 1: SRE

  • Puberty – physical and emotional changes
  • Coping with changes
  • Relationships
  • Family and marriage

Spring Term 2: Careers & WRL

  • Connexions?
  • Employer visits?
  • Exploring different jobs
  • Enterprise activity

Summer Term: Economic wellbeing

  • Earn, save, spend
  • It’s got to be earned
  • Grow money
  • Saving
  • Just in case

Year 6

Autumn Term 1: Citizenship

  • British values
  • Diversity
  • Hate crime
  • Rules
  • Improving facilities

Autumn Term 2: Economic wellbeing

  • Charity
  • Tax facts
  • Please little spender
  • Spend
  • When you get your money

Spring Term 1: Careers & WRL

  • Employer visits?
  • Exploring different jobs
  • Connexions?
  • Employability skills – teamwork, independence

Spring Term 2: SRE

  • Puberty
  • Conception and pregnancy
  • Positive relationships
  • Coping with changes

Summer Term: Health & wellbeing

  • Bullying
  • Physical health and mental wellbeing
  • Healthy eating
  • Basic first aid

Religious Studies

Year 5

Autumn Term 1: Judaism: beliefs

Autumn Term 2: Judaism: practices

Spring Term 1: Christianity: beliefs

Spring Term 2: Christianity: practices

Summer Term 1: Creation stories

Summer Term 2: Creation stories

 

Year 6

Autumn Term 1: Hinduism

Autumn Term 2: Religion and the environment

Spring Term 1: Who is God?

Spring Term 2: Islam

Summer Term 1: Old Testament Bible stories

Summer Term 2: Old Testament Bible stories

Science

Year 5

Autumn Term 1: Properties of materials part 1

Autumn Term 2: Light

Spring Term 1: Earth & Space

Spring Term 2: Classification

Summer Term 1: Living things, habitats & life cycles

Summer Term 2: How Science works investigations

 

Year 6

Autumn Term 1: Animal & human biology

Autumn Term 2: Forces

Spring Term 1: Electricity

Spring Term 2: Materials

Summer Term 1: Evolution & inheritance

Summer Term 2: How Science works investigations

Spanish

This year, both years 5 & 6 will all start to learn Spanish for the first time and will consequently be studying the same curriculum.

 

Autumn Term 1: 

  • Introduction to phonics
  • Introductions and greetings.  Numbers and age

Autumn Term 2: 

  • Items in a pencil case
  • Masculine and feminine nouns

Spring Term 1: 

  • Animals and colours
  • Masculine and feminine nouns.
  • Adjective agreements and position
  • Building sentences

Spring Term 2: 

  • Animals and colours
  • Masculine and feminine nouns.
  • Adjective agreements and position
  • Building sentences

Summer Term 1: 

  • Developing memory skills through story of ‘The very Hungry Caterpillar’
  • Numbers
  • Days of the week
  • Fruits and food

Summer Term 2: 

  • Developing memory skills through story of ‘The very Hungry Caterpillar’
  • Numbers
  • Days of the week
  • Fruits and food
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