The first topic of the year is ‘Ancient Greece’ and we will be learning about one of the earliest and most important civilisations. The children will learn about how Greek democracy was run, and the ongoing impact the Ancient Greek way of life has on us today. In Autumn 2 we will be learning about Copacabana and making comparisons to our local area. For the whole of the spring term our topic is ‘Extreme Earth’. We will be focusing on the physical geography of our planet, Earth, by studying mountains, volcanoes and earthquakes through studying Nepal and Indonesia. In the summer term we learn about the Vikings and the Viking and Anglo-Saxon struggle for the Kingdom of England to the time of Edward the Confessor. Our final topic of the year is Biomes and Climate zones where we learn about the different biomes of the world and what it is like to live in them.
Our English curriculum is text driven. Each term there is a core text which is the stimulus for the reading and writing learning journeys. Throughout the year the children will write for a range of audiences and purposes and apply their developing skills. Children are taught spelling using the No Nonsense Spelling programme. We encourage reading for pleasure and there is a class story time at the end of every day.
The principal focus of mathematics teaching in upper key stage 2 is to ensure that pupils extend their understanding of the number system and place value to include larger integers. This should develop the connections that pupils make between multiplication and division with fractions, decimals, percentages and ratio. By the end of year 6, pupils should be fluent in written methods for all four operations, including long multiplication and division, and in working with fractions, decimals and percentages.
For more details of our Upper Key Stage 2 Curriculum see the documents below: