Evans Class

Year 5 and Year 6

Mr Walsh

Colheo Class

Year 6

Mrs Smithson

Reynolds Class

Year 5

Miss Atkinson

Class Authors

Maz Evans

Thomas Taylor

Peter Reynolds

Maz Evans is the author of a number of bestselling series which have collectively sold to 22 countries worldwide and received over 20 award nominations. She narrates the audiobooks for all her series and her acclaimed live events have featured at Hay, Imagine, Edinburgh, Bath, Cheltenham, Bestival, Wilderness and countless literary festivals and primary schools around the UK.

Recommended read: Who Let the Gods Out

Joseph Coelho is a British poet and children's book author who was elected Children's Laureate in 2022. He has dedicated his career to making poetry accessible to all, with a focus on children and young people.


Recommended read: The Girl Who Became A Tree


Peter Hamilton Reynolds is an author and illustrator of children's books and is the Founder of the educational media company FableVision.


Recommended read: The Dot


Curriculum Overview 2020/21




Term 1


Term 2


Term 1


Term 2


Term 1


Term 2


Vikings, monsters and mayhem:

Where did they travel and why?


How do you slay a dragon?


What happened to the Mayan Empire and civilisation?

The end of the British Empire:

How did WWI signify the end of the British Empire?

Space Camp


Looking to the future:

What lessons can we learn to improve our world’s future?


Viking myths and legends


Non-chronological reports



Creating Dragonologies (information texts)


How to slay a dragon instruction manuals

Non-chronological reports


Chocolate making instructions

Walter Tull biographies


Letter writing


Recruitment posters

Moon landing newspaper reports


Narrative writing


Planetary travel brochures

Persuasive writing




Odd and the Frost Giants (Neil Gaiman)


Norse Myths (Kevin Crossley-Holland)


Riddle of the Runes (Janina Ramirez)

How to Train your Dragon (Cressida Cowell)


The Boy Who Grew Dragons (Andy Shepherd)


Dragonology (Dr Ernest Drake)

The Great Kapok Tree (Lynne Cherry)


Rain Player (David Wisniewski)

Private Peaceful (Michael Morpurgo)





Cosmic: its one giant leap for all boykind (Frank Cottrell Boyce)

No one is too small to make a difference (Greta Thunberg)


Here we are (Oliver Jeffers)


Place Value




Fractions Decimals


Statistics and measurement




Electricity: plan different types of scientific enquiries

Animals including humans: use test results to make predictions

Gathering and recording data: Earth and Space

Evolution and inheritance: identify and evaluate scientific evidence




Would the Vikings do anything for money?

The Mayan Civilisation:

Why should we remember the Mayans?

The Anglo Saxons:

Was the Anglo-Saxon period really a Dark Age?



The Amazon:

What is life like in the Amazon?

Protecting the environment:

Are we damaging our world?

The Dark Ages:

Who were the Anglo Saxons?


Our world in the future:

How will our world look in the future?



Scratch design

Minecraft longboat designs

Digital presentations (PowerPoints)

Data collection and presentation

Stop motion animation




Clay rune carving

Elder Futhark Rune Set Polymer Clay Runes by NordicTreasures ...

Dragon’s eyes (clay)

Trench art


Walter Tull memorial designs


Mayan art

Ink drip planets


Digital art


Art inspired by Holst’s The Planets

Design Technology

Dowel carving

Shield designs

Making chocolate

Space food: astronaut meals



Living on a Prayer

Classroom Jazz

The Dragon Who Ate Our School


War ship drumming


Make you Feel my Love

Fresh Prince


Dancing in the Street

The planets


Team Games

Invasion games



Games (Net/Ball)

Games (Striking/ Fielding)


Marathon running as a team


Christianity, Islam and Sikhism.

Muslim Worship: Why are there over 50 mosques in Yorkshire?

 Key Figures, Founders and Faith Leaders


Does a beautiful world mean there is a wonderful God?

How and why do Jews worship at home?

What will make our community more tolerant and respectful?


Me and My Relationships

Keeping Myself Safe

My Healthy Lifestyle

Me and My Future

Becoming an Active Citizen

Moving On

Topic Web Autumn 2021

Stunning start – discovery!


Letter from council

We Are Authors!

Persuasive letters

Emotive narratives

Blackout poetry


We Are Mathematicians!


Place value


Arithmetic: Addition, subtraction, multiplication, division


We Are Scientists!

Properties of materials


Changes of state


We Are Historians / Geographers!


The impact of war on our local community


Changes to the local / national environment

World War 2: The Impact of War

Autumn 2021


We Are Musicians!




Classroom Jazz 2

Special visits this term:

Stonefall Cemetry

Special visitors this term:

CWGC (Commonwealth War Graves Commission)


We Are Digital Leaders!




Digital presentations

We Are Designers!


DT: wartime recipes (Merguerite Patten)


We Are Artists!


D Day art (Albert Richards)

German war posters (Fritz Erler)


We Are Sports Stars!


Army boot camp circuit training


WWII soldier fitness tests


We Celebrate Different Faiths And Languages Of Our Community And Beyond!


Focus on Islam / Muslim worship



We Are Safe & Respectful Citizens/PSHE!


Me and my relationships

Fabulous Finish!


Stonefall war memorial visit with the CWGC

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2019/2020 Year 5 & Year 6 Curriculum Overview and Topic Webs

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