Class 3 (Years 5 and 6) – ELDER

Please find the Summer 1 curriculum ‘Class newsletter’ for the Elder Class!


Elders Class 3 newsletter summer 1 2021



CYCLE B Autumn 1 Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2
THEME History Geography Art STEM (British Science Week)  STEM Geography
QUESTION/STATEMENT The Lady in the Lake Planes, Cranes and Automobiles The Game is Afoot Innovating for the Future


It’s a buzz! Turkish Delight?
ENGLISH Narrative (one piece of extended writing per half term) based on the legends of Beowolf and Grendel the monster and the legend of King Arthur.


Play scripts based on Beowolf and Grendel the monster and the legend of King Arthur.


Poetry in various forms


Narrative (one piece of extended writing per half term)

Narrative on James and the Giant Peach


Newspapers and Magazines depicting James and the Giant Peach.


Persuasive writing in the form of selling products made by the Inspects eg: Centipede Shoe Stores.


Narrative including one piece of extended writing each half term.


Sherlock Holmes- taken from Oak Academy and based on the Red-Headed League.


Letter writing (persuasive)- letters to 221b Baker Street.


Biography of famous British scientists


Explanation Texts of the Wallace and Gromit’s cracking contraptions.


Diary writing from the perspective of Wallace or Gromit..

Narrative (one piece of extended writing per half term)


Recount of the adventures of DoLittle


Balanced arguments pertaining to the pros and cons of  zoos.

Narrative (one piece of extended writing per half term)


Non Chronological reports on the land of Narnia.


Instructions on how to get to Narnia?


Investigating Audience

SPAG to include: Formal and informal speech

Synonyms and antonyms


Active and passive voice (subject and object)

Nouns adjectives and verbs.


Direct and indirect speech

Linking paragraphs through cohesive devices, such as adverbials and ellipses


Semi colon, colon and dashes to mark embedded clauses,


Use of hyphens to avoid ambiguity

Bullet points to mark information

Subjective form
BOOK STUDY & Michael Morpurgo The Sleeping Sword James & the Giant Peach (journey across the Atlantic from his house to New York) Children of Winter – Berlie Doherty



Room 13 by Robert Swindells Dr Doolittle by Hugh Lofting


(formerly Frozen in Time)

The Lion, the With and the Wardrobe by C S Lewis.
COMPREHENSION Various genre Various genre Various genre Various genre Various genre Various genre

The 4 operations

+ – ? x


Statistics- representing data

Measurement- Area and perimeter.


Decimals and percentages



Measuring converting units


Geometry position and direction

Geometry properties of shapes and angles

Investigations and problem solving
SCIENCE Animals including humans- the circulatory system


Forces Y5



Evolution and Inheritance y6


British Science Week

8-15 March


Electricity Y6 Classification Y6



ART Making a Bayeux tapestry of Beowulf


Create sketch books to record their observations and use them to review and revisit ideas including botanical and anatomical drawings like Linneus to show the evolution of, say, a horse. to improve their mastery of art and design techniques by designing and creating a model of the Snoozeatron.




Learn about about great artists, architects and designers in history



(*Oak Academy)

Communication Y6

How to effectively

search and how

search engines work.

Web Page design Y6

Using a wysiwyg editor to create and

link several pages.

Links to external sites.

Implications, ownership etc.

Variables in Games Y6

Explore variables in Scratch as well as designing and writing your own short programs.

Spreadsheets Y6

Exploring how to organise data for purpose.

Creating new, calculated, data

Automatically using basic formulas.

3D modelling Y6

Using software

like Tinkercad to create 3D models,

exploring 3D space, applying scale, real world problems

Sensing y6

The micro:bit and its block based programming environment: MakeCode

DESIGN & TECHNOLOGY Design, make and evaluate relating to strengthening and reinforcing more complex structures. (marble maze which models the human circulatory system.



Design, make and evaluate mechanical structures including gears, pulleys, levers, cams and linkages.

Make a crane which could bring down the giant peach. Make the Empire State Building, then the crane.

  Design, make and evaluate

electrical systems in their products [for example, series circuits incorporating switches, bulbs, buzzers and motors] with Mr Doar linked to British Science Week we created variable resistors in a parallel circuits.

Design, make and evaluate

electrical systems in their products [for example, series circuits incorporating switches, bulbs, buzzers and motors] with Mr Doar
















PSHE Exploring Emotions Bullying Matters



Being Responsible Being Healthy Relationships Difference and Diversity



RE U2.1 Why do some people believe in God, and some not? U2.2 Creation and science: conflicting or complementary? U2.5 What is the better way of expressing your faith- through the arts or through charitable works, or both? UC U2.5 What do Christians believe Jesus did to save people? UC U2.6 For Christians, what kind of King is Jesus?


U2.3 What do religions say to people when life gets hard?
PE Swimming and Invasion Games Swimming and Striking and Fielding Games Invasion games Invasion games Athletics Outdoor pursuits (Residential)
GEOGRAPHY James and his trip from rural Wales to NYC –

understand geographical similarities and differences through the study of human and physical geography of a region of the United Kingdom, a region in a European country, and a region within North or South America James journeys from a rural place to New York- Location knowledge: locate the world’s countries, identify the position and significance of latitude

Eyam- An in- depth study linked to one of the British areas of study listed above

a study over time tracing how several aspects of national history are reflected in the locality (this can go beyond 1066)

a study of an aspect of history or a site dating from a period beyond 1066 that is significant in the locality.

  Describe and understand key aspects of physical geography, including energy and sustainability.



Population as a specific element of Human geography, including: types of settlement and land use, economic activity including trade links, and the distribution of natural resources including energy, food, minerals and water

Population from Oak Academy.







HISTORY Britain’s settlement by Anglo-Saxons and Scots


Roman withdrawal from Britain in c. AD 410 and the fall of the western Roman Empire

Scots invasions from Ireland to north Britain (now Scotland)

Anglo-Saxon invasions, settlements and kingdoms: place names and village life

Anglo-Saxon art and culture

Christian conversion – Canterbury, Iona and Lindisfarne




      WW2 Modern British History post 1066?
MFL Introductions ‘Our Café’ – Learning about French food and drink


Bon appetite plus

La Chenille Qui Fait des Trous!

Les animaux et les coleurs    

Current Date

June 25 2021

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