Lower Key Stage 2
Please take a look at our Lower Key Stage 2 Curriculum Overview. Our curriculum is planned using a 2-year cycle so that the children experience a broad, balanced and progressive curriculum across their first two years in Key Stage 2.
Included on our Curriculum Overview are the trips/ visitors/ experiences that we are currently planning for the children - these are subject to change depending on availability/ new experiences opening/ children's interests.
Advent Term 2020
Power of the Empire
How did the Romans build the first world wide web?
Throughout this topic, the children will learn about the Roman Empire and its impact on Britain at the time and the legacy it left us. For our entry point we will look at Roman mosaics and what we can learn about Roman life from them. Children will learn about the great battles and emperors of the Roman army, that will conclude in designing and creating their own Roman shields. In English will study the eruption of Pompeii the the text "Escape from Pompeii". In maths we will explore Roman numerals and where they are seen today. Click the link below for more detail on the topic journey.
Lent Term 2020
Journey to Ancient Egypt
What was life like in Ancient Egypt?
Throughout this topic, the children will learn all about the Ancient Egyptians. Children will investigate the men and women who studied the kingdoms of Egypt and explore their discoveries. We will look at some of the Pharaohs and the development of the pyramids, as well as the mythology that permeated Ancient Egypt. In Geography we will explore the role the Nile had in allowing this civilisation to flourish and examine daily life, comparing it to our own. Click the link below for more detail on the topic journey.
Pentecost Term 2020
Why is our one ocean so important?
Throughout this topic children will build their knowledge of oceans and seas around the world. They will begin to understand the different environments these represent and how they affect life on land as well as at sea. They will develop their geographical skills and build up their knowledge of food chains, the water cycle and the impact of humans on ocean life. Children will explore the importance of recycling and gain a greater understanding of how to reduce there impact on the word around them. All of this learning will culminate in an art show were children will display the work they are most proud of from the term. Click the link below for more detail on the topic journey.
Advent Term 2019
Caveman to Iron Warrior
How did the Ages change Britain?
Within this topic, the children will travel back in time to find out what life was like in prehistory. We will discover how life changed in Britain through the Stone Age, Bronze Age and Iron Age. For our entry point our children will look at and create their own cave art. The children will continue to develop their knowledge across a range of foundation subjects within this topic. Click the link below for more detail on the topic journey.
Lent Term 2020
How have inventions changes our lives?
Within this topic, the children will explore inventions that have changed our lives. We will look at different inventions from different times and places.
For our entry point, our children will take part in a mini 'Dragons Den'. They will be given criteria to design their invention against. This topic includes lots of scientific investigations and experiments around electricity, forces and magnets. This knowledge will then be used in their D.T. project. The children will develop their knowledge across a range of foundation subjects with links across most lessons. Click the link below for more detail on the topic journey.
Pentecost Term 2020
Lights, Camera, Active
When did sport begin and how did it develop?
Throughout this topic, children will discover the lasting influence of the Ancient Greeks on the western world. Explore different kinds of historical sources and evaluate their usefulness. Marvel at Alexander the Great and the empire under his leadership. Learn about trading and design, research lifestyle and clothing, and study key Ancient Greek buildings. Find out about the historical background of Aesop and his fables. Examine the exciting Olympics and its modern legacy. In science they will investigate light and sound and scientific concepts behind them. Click the link below for more detail on the topic journey.