Upper Key Stage 2

The curriculum in Upper Key Stage 2 builds on the knowledge, skills and understanding already amassed during Lower Key Stage 2. The Academy continues to focus on key subject areas and cross-curricular links designed to enhance learning and encourage growth and active participation in all subject areas, including Maths, Literacy, Science, ICT, E-Safety, History, Geography, RE, Art and Design Technology, PSHE, SEAL, Music, PE and Modern Foreign Languages. A theme-based approach is taken across all subjects and encourages creative thinking.

In keeping with our leadership specialism, students in Upper Key Stage 2 are encouraged to become aspiring leaders and assume additional responsibilities in their roles as senior students. We ensure they are well prepared for Year 6 SATs and the transition to secondary school.

Knowledge Organisers

A Knowledge Organiser identifies the key facts and information that pupils need to know and understand about a topic. They include key vocabulary, images and diagrams and make connections to pupils’ prior learning. Each one has been written by our class teachers to support the delivery of our school curriculum.

Pupils have a copy of the topic Knowledge Organiser in their exercise book and can refer to them during lessons. They support pupils with retention and retrieval of knowledge.

The Knowledge Organisers for our Autumn 1 topics can be found below:

Year 5 Curriculum
Title Download
Year 5 – Knowldge Organiser – PSHCE – Living in the Wider World Download
Year 5 – Knowledge Organiser – Art – Pop Art Download
Year 5 – Knowledge Organiser – Autumn 2 – PSHCE – Health & Wellbeing Download
Year 5 – Knowledge Organiser – Autumn 2 – PSHCE – Relationships Download
Year 5 – Knowledge Organiser – E-Safety 2020-2021 Download
Year 5 – Knowledge Organiser – History – Romans Download
Year 5 – Knowledge Organiser – PSHCE – Health and Wellbeing Download
Year 5 – Knowledge Organiser – Science – Properties of materials Download
Year 5 – Long Term Plan 2020-2021 Download
Year 6 Curriculum
Title Download
Year 6 – Knowledge Organiser – Autumn 2 – Computing – Scratch programming Download
Year 6 – Knowledge Organiser – Autumn 2 – DT – WW1 Trench Download
Year 6 – Knowledge Organiser – Autumn 2 – History – WW1 Download
Year 6 – Knowledge Organiser – Autumn 2 – Science – Light Download
Year 6 – Knowledge Organiser – E-Safety – 2020-2021 Download
Year 6 – Knowledge Organiser – Geography – Biomes Download
Year 6 – Knowledge Organiser – PSHCE – Health and Wellbeing Download
Year 6 – Knowledge Organiser – PSHCE – Living in the Wider World Download
Year 6 – Knowledge Organiser – PSHCE – Relationships Download
Year 6 – Knowledge Organiser – Science – Electricity Download
Year 6 – Long Term Plan – 2020-21 Download