Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2


Poetry and prose

The Ballad of Charlotte Dymond


Recount – newspaper article.

Descriptive writing including figurative language, writing and performing a ballad, role play: trial of a character.

Assessment (4 hours a week): weekly spelling tests, reading and writing tracking grids updates following timed assessment

Classic literature

Sherlock Holmes: The adventure of the Speckled Band.


Non-fiction – non-chronological report on aspects of the Victorian Era.

Character analysis essay.

Assessment (4 hours a week): weekly spelling tests, end of term moderation using reading and writing tracking grids

Modern fiction

Millions by Frank Cottrell Boyce


Presentation- what would you do with £1million?

Narrative - writing in role as characters.

Character comparison and analysis.

Persuasive writing – formal letter writing.

Book and film comparison essay.

Assessment Spring 1 (4 hours a week): weekly spelling tests, reading and writing tracking grids updates following timed assessment

Assessment Spring 2: weekly spelling tests, end of term moderation using reading and writing tracking grids

Seminal world literature

Shakespeare: an overview


Study of Tudor England, particularly Shakespeare’s London.

Letter of complaint, non-chronological report.

Overview of Romeo and Juliet including opportunities to act, recite parts by heart, study of key scenes.

Assessment Summer 1 (4 hours a week): weekly spelling tests, reading and writing tracking grids updates following timed assessment

Assessment Summer 2 (4 hours a week): weekly spelling tests, end of term moderation using reading and writing tracking grids  


Revise and refresh: Number and place value

Number skills: HCF, LCM, four operations with negative numbers, square root, cube root, order of operations, prime factor decomposition, laws of indices, significant figures

Equations, functions and formulae: simplifying, using formulae, brackets and powers, STEM focus, factorising

Equations: one step equations, two-step equations, equations with unknowns on both sides, trial and improvement

Fractions, decimals and percentages: four operations with fractions, equivalence, percentage increase and decrease, recurring decimals, repeated percentage change

Working with powers, expressions and equations

Angles and lines: angles in parallel lines, angles in triangles, angles in polygons

Perimeter, area and volume: area of parallelograms and trapeziums, plans and elevations, surface area and volume of prisms, area and circumference of circles, Pythagoras

Sequences and graphs: linear sequences, the nth term, pattern sequences, midpoint of lines, straight line graphs

Real-life graphs: financial graphs, distance-time graphs, rates of change, misleading graphs

Transformations: reflection and translation, rotations, enlargement including fractional scale factors, STEM problem solving

Ratio and proportion: STEM focus, metric and imperial, sharing in a given ratio, proportion, unitary method, proportional reasoning,

Statistics: two-way tables, averages and range, grouped frequency, pie charts, misleading data, scatter graphs and correlation

Probability: probability scale, experimental probability

Developing investigative skills: Nrich investigative tasks, developing reasoning skills, group project learning



Cells as the fundamental unit of living organisms.

Using a microscope.

The functions of the cell components.


The particle model.

Changes of state, shape and density.

Atoms and molecules

The properties of the different states of matter.

Changes of state in terms of the particle model.


The similarities and differences between light waves and waves in matter.

Light waves travelling through a vacuum. Speed of light.

The transmission of light through materials: absorption, diffuse scattering and specular reflection at a surface.


Body Systems

The structure and functions of the human skeleton.

The structure and functions of the gas exchange system in humans.

Elements, atoms and compounds

Introduction  to the periodic table and chemical formulae:

a simple (Dalton) atomic model.

Differences between atoms, elements and compounds.

Chemical symbols and formulae for elements and compounds.


Forces as pushes or pulls, arising from the interaction between 2 objects.

Using force arrows in diagrams.

Hooke’s Law.


Human and plant reproduction including:

the structure and function of the male and female reproductive systems, menstrual cycle (without details of hormones), gametes, fertilisation, gestation and birth.

Reproduction in plants, including flower structure, wind and insect pollination, fertilisation, seed and fruit formation and dispersal.

Acids and Alkalis

Defining acids and alkalis in terms of neutralisation reactions.

The pH scale for reactions of acids with metals.

Reactions of acids with alkalis to produce a salt plus water.


Our sun as a star. Other stars in our galaxy.

Other galaxies.

The seasons and the Earth’s tilt, day length at different times of year, in different hemispheres.

The light year as a unit of astronomical distance.



How animation is created.

How and why does animation work?

Developing an animated character

Using backgrounds.

Creating animated film.

Creating thaumatropes and flip books.

The work of an artist

Studying the work of Moritz Escher

Ways in which repeating pattern can be created

Developing tessellating motifs

Designing graphic images

The Surrealists

The work of Dali, Earnst and Magritte

Developing imaginary landscapes through visual research.

Creating images on scraperboards.


Flow Charts

The purpose and use of flowcharts

Flowchart symbols

How to draw a flowchart

How to write an algorithm in preparation for a flowchart

How to use that algorithm to create a flowchart

Numerous practice flowchart exercises to increase student confidence.

Computational Thinking

Computational thinking


Pattern recognition



Representing data: images, sounds and text

Different ways of representing data through graphics, sounds and text.

Python: An Introduction

The basics of how to use Python, how to run a program and how to write a simple program to output text.  To create a simple chatbot that will respond to user input.


Online safety: Viruses, password security and digital footprints


Online safety: Cyberbullying and Grooming


A Creator's Rights



Food Technology

How to store foods safely and hygienically.

The importance of protein in our diet and the main nutrients provided by the Eatwell Plate food groups.

The 8 tips for healthy eating,

The 5-A-Day message and the importance of portion size.

The development of practical skills through cooking a range of savoury and sweet dishes

Adapting recipes appropriately.

Explore a range of factors which can affect food choice.

Design Technology

 Domestic Products

Designing and making a photoframe and clock inspired by the design movement of Memphis.

Home based Learning -

Exploring the evolution of a product and development of a concept for the next generation.


School life


Telling the time


Designing a timetable




Design a school uniform

Animal Habitats

Descriptive language

Verb endings: -er, -re, -ir

The Smurfs

Sports and Hobbies


Famous sportspeople

Verbs: faire and jouer

Travel and tourism

Points of interest

Designing a brochure

French stories

Tintin and more


Geography Skills

Map work

Longitude and Latitude

Human vs. physical and the impact on processes

Changes to geography

Describing places

Local geography

From Russia with Love

The physical and human geography of Russia

Population – rural vs urban


Conflict with Ukraine

Impact of Russia on the World

Russian Tourism

From Rock to Soil

Three rock groups


The rock cycle

British Isles

Soil and you

Restless Earth

Our cracked earth

Plate movements




Why live in the danger zone?

Asia and China

Countries, regions and history

What is Asia like?

Physical features and biomes

The rise of China

The Southwest





How our towns and cities grew


Urbanisation around the world

Life in the slums



Medieval Britain (1066 – 1509)

What makes a leader

Three kings

Battle of Stamford

Battle of Hastings

Bayeux Tapestry

William’s control

Harrying of the North

England -the feudal system

Medieval Britain (1066 – 1509)

English Homes – changing towns

Why was Jerusalem important in Medieval Times


Medieval Britain (1066 – 1509)

King John and the Magna Carta

The Black Death

The peasants’ revolt

War of the Roses

Kings and Queens

Henry VIII

Edward VI

Mary Tudor

Elizabeth I

The history of crime

Native Americans

The great American Desert

Surviving in a Tipi



A local history study


Understanding scales

Major & minor scales

The arrangement of intervals within major & minor scales

Performing a class ensemble in 4 parts

Performing scales in similar and contrary motion

Major scale composition

Composition of a piece of music using the notes from major scales.

Adding accompaniments such as a pulse, drone, rhythm or chords.



 The chromatic scale and how chromaticism is used in music

Playing the chromatic scale in a variety of ways.

Playing the whole tone scale.


Study of Debussy including the prelude ‘A l’apres midi d’un Faun.’

The compositional style of Debussy and his use of  instrumentation, chromaticism and development of the ‘Whole-Tone Scale’

Extended composition

(linked with Art)

Creating a variety of moods using different scales and compositional devices.

Music in advertising

How music is used in advertising including background music, songs, jingles, etc.

Creating a new product and compose an advert, including accompanying music


Invasion games 1






Invasion Games 2



Cultural games

Aussie Rules Football

Gaelic Football

American Flag Football



Striking and Fielding Rounders



Creation & Stewardship

How did the universe begin?

What does it mean to be a steward of creation?


The birth of Buddha

Siddattha Gotama

3 marks of existence

4 noble truths

Living Christianity

What does it mean to be a Christian?



Protestantism and Catholicism

The Teachings of Jesus

What is Jesus’ message?

The Bible

The Bible as a source of authority.

Old/New Testament

The Gospels

The Good Samaritan

Inspirational people, Human Rights & Equality

Why do we need to promote human rights?




Diversity in religion

Inspirational people, Human Rights & Equality

The Holocaust

Martin Luther King.

Pope Francis II

Oscar Romero

Mother Teresa





Personal Finance

Drugs Education

Global issues

Sex Education