Our Curriculum

Here is the outline of the curriculum you can expect your child to follow while they are in Key Stage 2.  In maths and English all pupils experience a similar range of activities which are differentiated appropriately.  If you would like further information, please contact your child’s class teacher.

English

Year 3:

  • Phonics
  • Spelling
  • Vocabulary
  • Grammar
  • Punctuation
  • Comprehension
  • Composition
  • Speaking and Listening
  • Your child will have also studied a range of non-fiction, poetry and fiction

 

Year 4:

  • Phonics
  • Spelling
  • Vocabulary
  • Grammar
  • Punctuation
  • Comprehension
  • Composition
  • Speaking and Listening
  • Your child will have also studied a range of non-fiction, poetry and fiction

 

Year 5:

  • Phonics
  • Spelling
  • Vocabulary
  • Grammar
  • Punctuation
  • Comprehension
  • Composition
  • Speaking and Listening
  • Your child will have also studied a range of non-fiction, poetry and fiction

 

Year 6:

  • Phonics
  • Spelling
  • Vocabulary
  • Grammar
  • Punctuation
  • Comprehension
  • Composition
  • Speaking and listening
  • Your child will have also studied a range of non-fiction, poetry and fiction
Maths

Year 3:

  • Number
  • Space and shape
  • Measures
  • Data handling
Year 4:
  • Number
  • Space and shape
  • Measures
  • Data handling

 

Year 5:

  • Number
  • Space and shape
  • Measures
  • Data handling

 

Year 6:

  • Number
  • Space and shape
  • Measures
  • Data handling
 
 

Science:

Year 3:
  • Sound
  • Animals and humans
  • Materials and their properties
  • Magnets and forces
  • Floating and sinking
  • Rocks and fossils
  • Plants

 

Year 4:

  • Changing materials
  • Sound
  • Light and shadows
  • Habitats
  • Earth and Space
  • Electricity

 

Year 5:

  • The Earth, the solar system and space
  • The life cycle and other characteristics of plants
  • The life cycle of humans and how to keep healthy
  • The properties of different rocks
  • Friction
  • The classification of materials

 

Year 6:

  • The life cycle and other characteristics of plants
  • The human body and the importance of keeping healthy, including the effects of substances
  • Electrical circuits
  • Forces
 
 

Information and Communication Technology (ICT)

Year 3:

  • Introducing touch typing
  • Learning how to word process
  • Using the Logo program
  • Using spelling and Maths programs
  • Using the learning platform

 

Year 4:

  • Consolidating word processing skills and touch typing skills
  • Desktop publishing
  • Receive training on Logo
  • Receive training on the learning platform
  • Receive training on Art Rage

 

Year 5:

  • Using the internet safely
  • E-mailing others within school
  • Creating a Neo Office presentation and presenting it
  • Using Logo to model in Maths
  • How to use Garageband

 

Year 6:

  • Using social networking websites safely
  • Adding hyperlinks into a powerpoint presentation
  • Using technology to create and edit video footage
  • How to write programmes to control models using Flowol

 

 

Design and Technology

Year 3:

  • Making a sketch book
  • Designing and making a moving picture frame
  • Designing and making a healthy snack

 

Year 4:

  • Using different construction materials
  • Constructing electrical circuits to use in a model
  • Using cutting tools safely

 

Year 5:

  • Researching and designing a model
  • Using appropriate tools and materials
  • Evaluating the effectiveness of the model

 

Year 6:

  • Researching and designing a model
  • Using appropriate tools and materials
  • Adding an electrical circuit controlled with a computer

 

 

History

Year 3:

  • Invaders and settlers
  • Different aspects of Roman and Viking life

 

Year 4:

  • The Battle of Bosworth
  • Henry VIII
  • The six wives of Henry VIII
  • Daily life of Tudor society
  • Features of Tudor buildings
  • A visit to Gainsborough Old Hall

 

Year 5:

  • Life in ancient Greece and major events such as the Trojan War
  • Life during the Georgian period and, in particular, what Life was like in Robin Hood’s Bay

 

Year 6:

  • Life during the Victorian period and, in particular, what life was like for children
  • Britain since 1930 – the War years

 

 

Geography

Year 3:

  • Studying their classroom and the wider school environment to develop mapping skills
  • Studying land use and features of Broughton
  • Using maps and atlases to follow routes and locate places

 

Year 4:

  • India
  • Spain
  • Improving the environment and recycling

 

Year 5:

  • Kenya as a developing Commonwealth country
  • The geography of Robin Hood’s Bay
  • Coastal erosion
  • Weather and climate

 

Year 6:

  • China
  • Similarities and differences between life in China and the UK
  • Atlas work, looking at countries across the world

 

 

Religious Education

Year 3:

  • The Christmas story and the traditions celebrated
  • The story of Easter
  • Places of worship

 

Year 4:

  • Religious buildings
  • Hinduism
  • Religious leaders
  • Symbolic food at Easter
  • The creation story

 

Year 5:

  • Creation stories from around the world
  • The Christian journey through life and how it relates to Jesus’ life
  • Modern day heroes of different religions

 

Year 6:

  • Famous peace makers and symbols from peace organisations
  • Special places for Christians and Jews

 

 

PSHE and Citizenship:

Year 3:

  • Keeping safe at home and in the street
  • Medicines and drugs
  • Rules, respect and bullying

 

Year 4:

  • Water safety
  • Conservation issues
  • Friendship

 

Year 5:

  • Developing relationships and resolving conflicts
  • Following the training scheme to become a bully buddy

 

Year 6:

  • The dangers of illegal drugs
  • How to develop responsibility to cope with peer pressure

 

 

Art and Design:

Year 3:

  • Creating pieces of work using a variety of materials including: paint, pencil, pen and ink, sewing and weaving

 

Year 4:

  • Creating pieces of work using a variety of materials including: paint, pencil, pen and ink and sewing

 

Year 5:

  • Creating pieces of work using a variety of materials including: paint, pencil, pen and ink, sewing and clay

 

Year 6:

  • Creating pieces of work using a variety of materials including: paint, pencil, pen and ink, sewing and clay

 

 

Music:

Year 3:

  • Learning to play the recorder
  • Responding to music
  • Learning to sing a variety of songs
  • Learning to play the djembe

 

Year 4:

  • Composing music
  • Learning to play the violin
  • Singing a variety of songs

 

Year 5:

  • Singing a variety of songs
  • Learning to play the recorder
  • Composing pieces of music using percussion instruments
  • Learning to play the violin

 

Year 6:

  • Composing pieces of music using percussion instruments
  • Singing a variety of songs
  • Learning to play the recorder

 

 

Physical Education & Outdoor Activities:

Year 3:

  • Athletics
  • Gymnastics
  • Invasion games
  • Chinese morning exercises

 

Year 4:

  • Games
  • Dance
  • Gymnastics
  • Athletics
  • Swimming

 

Year 5:

  • Games
  • Dance
  • Gymnastics
  • A new morning exercise routine

 

Year 6:

  • Dance
  • Gymnastics
  • Athletics
  • Games
 
 

Modern Foreign Languages:

Year 3:

  • Learning to speak and listen to Spanish

 

Year 4:

  • Improving Spanish speaking and listening skills
  • Appreciating different ways and customs of Spanish life

 

Year 5:

  • Introducing the differences between Mandarin and English
  • Learning basic Mandarin vocabulary
  • Learning how to write some simple Chinese characters

 

Year 6:

  • Introducing the differences between Mandarin and English
  • Learning basic Mandarin vocabulary
  • Learning to write some simple Chinese characters