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

          

Subject

Autumn

Term 1

Autumn

Term 2

Spring

Term 1

Spring

Term 2

Summer

Term 1

Summer

Term 2

Theme

Vikings, monsters and mayhem:

Where did they travel and why?

Dragons:

How do you slay a dragon?

Empires:

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?

English

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

 

 

Reading

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)

Maths

Place Value
Addition

Subtraction

Multiplication
Division

 

Fractions Decimals
Percentages

Shape

Statistics and measurement

Science

 

 

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

History

 

Vikings:

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?

Geography

 

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?

Computing

 

Scratch design

Minecraft longboat designs

Digital presentations (PowerPoints)

Data collection and presentation

Stop motion animation

Art

 

 

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

Music

Charanga

Living on a Prayer

Classroom Jazz

The Dragon Who Ate Our School

 

War ship drumming

Charanga

Make you Feel my Love

Fresh Prince

Charanga

Dancing in the Street

The planets

P.E.

Team Games

Invasion games

Gymnastics

Orienteering

Games (Net/Ball)

Games (Striking/ Fielding)

Athletics

Marathon running as a team

R.E.

Christianity, Islam and Sikhism.

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

 Key Figures, Founders and Faith Leaders

Peace

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?

PSHCE

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!

Charanga:

  • 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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