School Name

Frenchwood Community Primary School

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Upper Key Stage 2 Year 5 and Year 6 Curriculum

 

Year 5

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

A Kingdom United

Food, Glorious Food!

Earthlings

Inventors and Inventions

Amazon Adventure

Faster, Higher, Stronger

Lead Subjects

Geography

Geography

Science

History

Geography

History

UK cities, counties and key features - research

World food - where does food come from?

Earth and space

Early Islamic civilization - Baghdad c AD900

Contrasting region - Amazon Basin, rainforest, biomes

Ancient Greece (including sport)

Music

Design and Technology

Music

Design and Technology

Science

Science

Listening to and performing a range of music from around the UK including anthems

Food - food from another culture, variety of cooking techniques

Listening to high quality recorded music and how musical elements can be used to create effects, i.e. film music

Mechanical systems - cams, pulleys and gears

Life cycle changes in animals and plants; naturalists (e.g. David Attenborough)

Animals including humans - growth and development of humans PLUS exercise and the circulatory system

History

Science

Art and Design

Science

Design and Technology

Art and Design

Britain’s settlement by Anglo-Saxons and Scots (including place names)

Materials - reversible and irreversible changes

Drawing and painting developed into abstract textured paintings

Forces and falling objects

3D Textiles - using gussets, using patterns, joining with seam allowance, combining fabrics

Figure drawing developed into 3D sculpture

Physical Education

 

 

 

Art and Design

Music

Dance - perform a traditional dance from the UK or beyond

 

 

 

Painting developed into printmaking/collage and digital art

Creating - improvise, develop and perform rhythmic compositions using graphic notation

Additional Subjects

PSHE

Art and Design

 

Music

Music

Physical Education

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Computing - Information Technology (IT), Computer Science (CS), Digital Literacy (DL)

IT - data handling

DL / CS - collaboration / networking

IT - modelling

CS - programming / computational thinking

IT - multimedia

CS - programming

Mathematics

Additional opportunities for contextual learning and using and applying mathematics linked to the themes.  Lancashire Mathematics Planning should be used for discrete mathematics lessons.

English

English

Legends

Persuasion

Stories with historical settings

Film and play scripts

Classic narrative poetry

Science fiction stories

Information booklets

Poems with a structure

Novel as a theme

Magazine: information text hybrid

Stories from other cultures

Debate

Myths

Reports

Poems with figurative language

Ongoing

Science

Physical Education

eSafety

English

Standalone unit on material properties - comparative / fair tests of everyday materials.  This could be a theme for a science week over four or five afternoons.

Pupils should continue to apply and develop a broader range of skills and use them in a range of activities. These must include modified team games, dance, gymnastic, athletic and outdoor and adventurous activities. Lancashire KS2 PE scheme would support children’s learning in PE.

Whenever children are engaged in electronic communication, establish and reinforce messages about using technology safely, respectfully and responsibly.

Spelling and handwriting should be taught discretely.  Refer to the key learning in writing document for progression guidance.

Year 6

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Survival!

Britten's Got Talent?

Heroes and Villains

Super Sleuth

Oh! I Do Like To Be Beside The Seaside

Lead Subjects

Science

Music

Science

Science

Design and Technology

Evolution and inheritance - adaptation, survival of the fittest, reproduction and passing on traits

Understanding of the history of music, including Britten; performing - A New Year Carol by Britten

Famous scientists and their contributions to the world

Classification including subdivisions for vertebrates and invertebrates

Combining learning from across design and technology skills bases - structures, mechanical systems, electrical systems, ICT programming and control

Physical Education

Physical Education

Design and Technology

History

History

Evolution of dance - create and perform dance pieces from a range of dance crazes

Dance - create and perform a collaborative or individual dance piece

Food - chefs, food heroes, designing a healthy menu/eatwell plate

Viking and Anglo-Saxon struggle for the Kingdom of England

Aspect of British history beyond 1066 - leisure and entertainment

Art and Design

Science

 

 

Art and Design

Drawing and painting developed into digital art; developing sketchbook ideas

Light - exploring the way light behaves including light sources, reflection, shadows

 

 

Drawing and painting developed into collage / batik / felt making

Geography

Art and Design

 

 

Music

World’s countries and key features - research

Painting inspired by music

 

 

Creating - explore, choose and organise musical structures, e.g. composing a rap

 

 

 

 

Geography

 

 

 

 

Human geography, land use, economic activity, OS mapwork

 

 

 

 

Science

 

 

 

 

Electricity

Additional Subjects

PSHE

 

Art and Design

Music

 

 

 

Music

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Computing - Information Technology (IT), Computer Science (CS), Digital Literacy (DL)

IT / DL - digital research

IT - multimedia

CS - computational thinking

IT / CS / DL - digital research, communication and collaboration / networking

CS - programming / computational thinking / hardware

Mathematics

Additional opportunities for contextual learning and using and applying mathematics linked to the themes.  Lancashire Mathematics Planning should be used for discrete mathematics lessons.

English

English

Novel as a theme

Biography

Classic fiction

Poetry – Songs and Lyrics

Persuasion: A Formal Review

Older literature

Information text hybrid

Poems with imagery

Detective / crime fiction

Explanations

Short stories with flashbacks

Discussion and debate

Classic narrative poetry

Novel as a theme

Recount: autobiography

Poems on a theme

Ongoing

Physical Education

eSafety

English

Pupils should continue to apply and develop a broader range of skills and use them in a range of activities. These must include modified team games, dance, gymnastic, athletic and outdoor and adventurous activities. Lancashire KS2 PE scheme would support children’s learning in PE.

Whenever children are engaged in electronic communication, establish and reinforce messages about using technology safely, respectfully and responsibly.

Spelling and handwriting should be taught discretely.  Refer to the key learning in writing document for progression guidance.

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