Upper Key Stage 2 Curriculum

The first topic of the year is ‘World War 2’ and we will be looking in to the causes of World War 2 and focus on the Battle of Britain as a significant turning point in British History.  Throughout the topic, we will be learning about evacuation and what life was like for different people during the war.  In Autumn 2 our topic will be all about the UK.  In Geography, we will be developing our locational knowledge of the UK and use our positional language vocabulary to describe the physical and human features of the UK.  During our Spring 1 topic, we will be looking in depth at the Romans and what impact the Romans had on our modern life.  As well as this, we will be looking at the key historical figure of Boudicca and discuss whether or not she was a heroine or a villain. The second half of the spring term, we will be doing a geographical study and look at comparing Las Vegas with the UK.  In the Summer term, we will look at an Ancient Civilization in History as we find out about the Ancient Islamic Civilization which links well with our RE units of study.  Our final Geography topic of the year, we will be answering the question ‘Is every country equal?’  Within this topic, we will be looking at what resources are found across the world and how importing and exporting are important for a country’s economy.

Upper Key Stage 2 English Curriculum

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. Just some of the books we will be studying this year are: Letters from the Lighthouse by Emma Carroll, The Malamander by Thomas Taylor and The Boy at the Back of the Class by Onjali Q. Raúf.

Upper Key Stage 2 Maths Curriculum

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: