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Year 5 & 6 Class

Primary School – Key stages 1 & 2

Students in Year 1 to 6 follow programmes of study in the core curriculum subjects of English, Mathematics, Science and Information & Communication Technology (ICT), together with the foundation subjects of International Studies (Geography, History and Religious Studies), Modern Foreign Languages (Arabic and French), Art & Design, Music and Physical Education. Some learning is delivered through topics, whilst other aspects are dealt with on a subject basis. In Key Stages 1 and 2, each child experiences both English and Mathematics on a daily basis.

Key Stage 2

The years that span Key Stage 2 build upon the knowledge and skills acquired in the National Curriculum subjects at Key Stage 1. Children continue to work in the core and foundation subjects. Throughout the year, children undertake regular standardised assessments, to test their learning, allowing teachers to analyse progress and develop appropriate individual class work. This again enables parents to be fully and regularly updated of each child's developments, formally through our termly parent meetings, and informally during regular open afternoon visits for parents.

Year 5/6

Year 5/6 is about preparing your child to become a confident, responsible innovative, engaged and reflective learner. As your child progresses in their primary education, they will be expected to draw on what they have learnt in previous years to move forward in Mathematics, English and Science. You can help your child prepare for Year 5/6 by knowing what they are likely to be taught.


Core & Foundation subjects in Year 5/6        Topics in Year 5/6

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Curriculum Map

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3


Narrative structures

Genre studies


Author study

In the News


Grammar, Punctuation, Vocabulary and Comprehension skills


Numbers and the number system; Calculation; Shapes;

Geometric reasoning

Position and movement;

Length, mass & capacity;


Organising, categorizing and representing data; Probability; Using techniques and skills in solving mathematical problems; Using understanding and strategies in solving problems.


Humans and animals;

Living things in their environment; Plants

Material changes;

Forces and Motion

Electricity and Magnetism;

The Earth and beyond

Art & Design

A sense of place


Technical drawing;

Perspective drawing

People in action




Take a seat

Designing; Drawing

Modelling; Digital media


Romans; Holidays

Ancient cultures

World cultures and buildings






Creating pictures;


Handling data;

Giving instructions

Internet: Animals & Plants;

Word processing