Rauf Class

Year 5 and Year 6

Mrs Robayna

Taylor Class

Year 6

Mr Harrison

Pullman Class

Year 5

Mr Morland

Class Authors

Onjali Q. Rauf

Thomas Taylor

Philip Pullman

Onjali Q Raúf is a best-selling English author and the founder of the NGO Making Her story, a woman's rights organisation tackling the abuse and trafficking of women and girls in the UK and beyond.

Recommended read: The Boy at the Back of the Class

Thomas Henry Taylor is a British children's writer and illustrator. He studied at Anglia Ruskin University. He painted the cover art for the first edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone.

Recommended read: Malamander

Sir Philip Pullman, CBE, FRSL is an English novelist. He is the author of several best-selling books, including the fantasy trilogy His Dark Materials. 

Recommended read: His Dark Materials


Curriculum Overview 2020/21




Term 1


Term 2


Term 1


Term 2


Term 1


Term 2


Vikings, monsters and mayhem:

Where did they travel and why?


How do you slay a dragon?


What happened to the Mayan Empire and civilisation?

The end of the British Empire:

How did WWI signify the end of the British Empire?

Space Camp


Looking to the future:

What lessons can we learn to improve our world’s future?


Viking myths and legends


Non-chronological reports



Creating Dragonologies (information texts)


How to slay a dragon instruction manuals

Non-chronological reports


Chocolate making instructions

Walter Tull biographies


Letter writing


Recruitment posters

Moon landing newspaper reports


Narrative writing


Planetary travel brochures

Persuasive writing




Odd and the Frost Giants (Neil Gaiman)


Norse Myths (Kevin Crossley-Holland)


Riddle of the Runes (Janina Ramirez)

How to Train your Dragon (Cressida Cowell)


The Boy Who Grew Dragons (Andy Shepherd)


Dragonology (Dr Ernest Drake)

The Great Kapok Tree (Lynne Cherry)


Rain Player (David Wisniewski)

Private Peaceful (Michael Morpurgo)





Cosmic: its one giant leap for all boykind (Frank Cottrell Boyce)

No one is too small to make a difference (Greta Thunberg)


Here we are (Oliver Jeffers)


Place Value




Fractions Decimals


Statistics and measurement




Electricity: plan different types of scientific enquiries

Animals including humans: use test results to make predictions

Gathering and recording data: Earth and Space

Evolution and inheritance: identify and evaluate scientific evidence




Would the Vikings do anything for money?

The Mayan Civilisation:

Why should we remember the Mayans?

The Anglo Saxons:

Was the Anglo-Saxon period really a Dark Age?



The Amazon:

What is life like in the Amazon?

Protecting the environment:

Are we damaging our world?

The Dark Ages:

Who were the Anglo Saxons?


Our world in the future:

How will our world look in the future?



Scratch design

Minecraft longboat designs

Digital presentations (PowerPoints)

Data collection and presentation

Stop motion animation




Clay rune carving

Elder Futhark Rune Set Polymer Clay Runes by NordicTreasures ...

Dragon’s eyes (clay)

Trench art


Walter Tull memorial designs


Mayan art

Ink drip planets


Digital art


Art inspired by Holst’s The Planets

Design Technology

Dowel carving

Shield designs

Making chocolate

Space food: astronaut meals



Living on a Prayer

Classroom Jazz

The Dragon Who Ate Our School


War ship drumming


Make you Feel my Love

Fresh Prince


Dancing in the Street

The planets


Team Games

Invasion games



Games (Net/Ball)

Games (Striking/ Fielding)


Marathon running as a team


Christianity, Islam and Sikhism.

Muslim Worship: Why are there over 50 mosques in Yorkshire?

 Key Figures, Founders and Faith Leaders


Does a beautiful world mean there is a wonderful God?

How and why do Jews worship at home?

What will make our community more tolerant and respectful?


Me and My Relationships

Keeping Myself Safe

My Healthy Lifestyle

Me and My Future

Becoming an Active Citizen

Moving On

Topic Web Autumn 2020

Stunning start – discovery!


  • Viking warriors: dragon hunter visitors

We Are Authors!

  • Viking non-chronological reports
  • Viking myth narratives
  • Dragonology manuals


We Are Mathematicians!

  • Place value
  • Arithmetic: Addition, subtraction, multiplication, division



We Are Scientists!

  • Which circuit would give Mjölnir the greatest amount of power?


We Are Historians / Geographers!

  • What did the Vikings do / where did they travel and why?
  • Viking voyage timelines

Who were the Vikings?

Autumn 2020


We Are Musicians!


  • Livin’ on a prayer (song)
  • The dragon who ate our school (song)
  • War ship drumming (percussion)

Special visits this term:

Jorvik Museum

Special visitors this term:

Viking warriors


We Are Digital Leaders!


  • Viking information PowerPoints
  • Longboat construction on Minecraft
  • Ozobot Viking voyages

We Are Designers!

  • Dowel carving
  • Shield designs


We Are Artists!

  • Dragon’s eyes (clay)
  • Clay runes


We Are Sports Stars!

  • Team games
  • Viking warrior circuit training


We Celebrate Different Faiths

And Languages Of Our Community And Beyond!

  • Islam


We Are Safe &

Respectful Citizens/PSHE!

  • Me and my relationships

Fabulous Finish!


  • Viking funeral
  • Valhalla assembly


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2019/2020 Year 5 & Year 6 Curriculum Overview and Topic Webs

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