Curriculum_information T2

Teacher: Mrs Mifflin/Mr Barnett
Teaching Assistant: Mrs Yorke

Curriculum information

Class 5

Terms 3 & 4

Our class topic this term is “Europe”.

Here are some of the things we will be doing and learning about this term:

  • Stories from other cultures – we will be writing our own, inspired by “Journey to Jo’burg” by Beverley Naidoo.
  • Poetry with different forms – Shape, Calligrams, Haikus, Cinquains.
  • Persuasive writing.
  • Diary writing – a day in the life of….
  • Decimals, percentages and their link with fractions.
  • 4 operations with decimals.
  • Strategies for problem solving and reasoning.
  • Measures – metric and imperial.
  • Time and timetables.
  • Animals including humans – the circulatory and respiratory systems; parts and functions.
  • Evolution and inheritance – adaptation, fossils and genetics.
  • Multimedia – combining text and graphics in meaningful, purposeful ways.
  • Useful keyboard shortcuts.
  • Tailoring our work to suit given audiences.
  • Using computers to communicate.
  • Researching, notetaking and copyrighting.
  • Map skills – using atlases to identify major cities, rivers, mountain ranges and land marks around the world and in Europe.
  • A study if Italy – its history, climate, food and culture.
DT / Art
  •      Art – sketching, using John Constable as inspiration.
  •      D.T – textiles – upcycling of old clothes and turning them into something new.


  •  Swimming.
  • Gymnastics.
  • Participation in the ‘Wellbeing Leaders’ programme (Y6 only).
  • Why do Christians believe Jesus was the Messiah?
  • How does faith help people when life gets hard?


  • Studying Gustav Holst and his Suite of Planets.
  • Studying John Williams (film composer) and how films would not be the same without his compositions.
  •      Five ways to wellbeing.
  •      School values.
  •      Our rights and responsibilities.