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Southfields Primary School

Southfields Primary School

Our Curriculum

Over the past few years, we have worked hard on our developing our curriculum and we are proud of its detailed content designed in a creative and engaging way.

We base the makeup of our curriculum on the well-known saying by Benjamin Franklin:

In Year 5, the subjects in the Autumn term are:

English - Cosmic: fiction narrative, The Nowhere Emporium: fiction narrative and Mars Transmission: non-fiction journal

Mathematics - Place Value, Addition and Subtraction, Multiplication and Division  and Fractions

Science- Space and Earth

PE- Dance and Hockey

RE- Understanding stories and beliefs of different religions – Words of Wisdom. Whose World is it?

History- Anglo-Saxons

Geography- Changes in our Local Area

Music- Composition Notation and Blues Music

Art- Formal Elements of Art

Design and Technology – Electrical Systems

Modern Foreign Languages – French – Monster Pets: Nouns, Verbs and Adjectives

PSHCE- Families and Relationships and Health and Well-being 

Computing – Coding, Online Safety, Spreadsheets and Databases


Year 6 Topics

English - Letter writing, based on well-known fairy tales; Narrative writing based on Varmits by Marc Craste and Non-Chronological Report writing based on The Origin of Species by Sabina Radeva.

Maths - Place Value, Calculations, Fractions

Science - Evolution and Inheritance, Living Things and their Habitat

History - Why Should We Remember the Maya?

Geography - South America - The Amazon

RE - Stories of Faith, The Torah and Commandments; What it means to be a Christian?

Art - Art and Design Skills

DT - Textiles

Music - Advanced Rhythms and Dynamics, Pitch and Texture

PSHE - Family and Relationships, Heath and wellbeing

PE - Netball and Matching and Mirroring

French - Sports and the Olympics, French House

Curriculum Coverage

Attached below  is an overview of the curriculum coverage for both year 5 and 6. There are also collections of topic vocabulary that the children will come across throughout the curriculum. These make a great discussion point to help the children be fully prepared for their future learning.

Also there are details of the year 5 and 6 English curriculum and the statutory spelling words for the phase.

For more information about how we teach each subject, please click on the links below to be taken to the subject areas of the website.



All of our other subject areas can be found via our Curriculum page

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