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KS2 Yearly Curriculum Overviews (4 Year Cycle)

Year A
Aut1
Ancient Egypt
Aut2
Light
Spr1
Essex
Spr2
Local History
Sum1 Humans
Sum2 Lulworth
Learning
Challenge
Question
How can we discover the wonders of
Ancient Egypt?
What would life be like without light?
What makes
Essex a good place to live?
What is the story of Rayne?
Are we really what we eat?
Why is
Lulworth a great place to visit?
Maths
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English
Multiple Narrator
Story LS2 each group has a character
perspective
UKS2 write more than one perspective
Warning Story –
e.g. Icarus
Defeating the
Monster Story –
e.g. Familiar setting
Portal Story – e.g. Historical setting
Meeting Story - 
Scene Story –
(seasons, time etc.)
e.g. Model – Lulworth
Chn – Rayne
(Swap)
Recount/ Newspaper
Instructions – make a …
Persuasive – visit Essex
Non-Chron
Report – Local
History
Explanation – how the … system works
Non-Chron
Report – Research
Lulworth
Structured Poetry
Free Verse Poetry
Structured Poetry
Free Verse Poetry
Structured Poetry
Free Verse Poetry
History
 
Egyptians
 
 
Local History
 
 
Geography
 
 
 
Places - Essex
 
 
Places – Compare/
Lulworth
Science
 
 
Light
 
 
Humans
 
PE
 
LKS2 – Tennis
 
Fitness
LKS2 –Games
(Basketball)
 
Gymnastics
LKS2 – Games
(Netball)
 
Dance
LKS2 – Games
(Hockey)
 
Swimming
LKS2 – Athletics
 
Swimming
LKS2 – Games
(Rounders)
 
Athletics
UKS2 – Games
(Rugby)
 
Fitness
UKS2 – Games
(Football)
 
Gymnastics
UKS2 – Games
(Basketball)
 
Dance
UKS2 – Games
(Dodgeball)
 
Swimming/
Gymnastics
UKS2 – Athletics
 
Swimming/
Fitness
UKS2 – Games
(Cricket)
 
Athletics
Computing
 
LKS2 Emailing
(Y3)
UKS2 Online
Safety (Y5)
LKS2 Scratch
(Y3)
UKS2 Micro:bit (Y5)
LKS2 Journey inside a computer
(Y3)
UKS2 Sonic Pi (Y5)
LKS2 Networks
(Y3)
UKS2 Search
Engines (Y5)
LKS2 Digital
Literacy (Y3)
UKS2 Mars
Rover 1 (Y5)
LKS2 Top Trumps Databases (Y3)
UKS2 Mars Rover (Y5)
RE
 
Judaism (Moses, synagogue)
Islam (Qur’an)
Christianity (The Bible)
PSHE
 
LKS2 – What is diversity? (Y4)
LKS2 – How can we be a good
friend? (Y4) 
LKS2 – Growing and Changing (Y4)
LKS2 – Safe in our Local Area (Y4)
UKS2 - What makes a healthy and happy relationship? (Y6)
UKS2 -What are human rights? (Y6)
UKS2 - How can money affect us? (Y6)
UKS2 - How can we stay healthy? (Y6)
UKS2 - How can we manage risk? (Y6)
French
 
Family Members
Presents
Drinks/Food
Music
 
Charanga –
Dancing in the Street 
Christmas Songs
Charanga – A New Year Carol
Charanga –
Fresh Prince of Bel Air
Charanga –
Hands, Feet, Heart 
Charanga – Don’t Stop Believing!
Art
 
 
 
Local Artist
Study and
Photography  
 
Expressionism - Picasso
Landscapes /
Seascapes - Turner
DT
 
Structures – Shell structure
(Sarcophagus)
Mechanisms – pop up cards
 
Textiles
Food – balanced meal

 

Year B
Aut1 Tudors
Aut2
Electricity
Spr1
Invaders &
Settlers
Spr2
Settlements &
Land Use
Sum1
Earth & Space
Sum2
Volcanoes/
Earth
Rocks
Learning
Challenge
Question
What was it like to be a Tudor?
Is our power sustainable?
Who lived in
Britain long ago?
Where would I site a Grand Design?
Is the Earth the centre of the universe?
What makes the Earth angry?
Maths
White Rose Maths Units
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English
Character Flaw Story – e.g.
Leadership,
King/Queen flaws
LKS2 Voyage and Return story
UKS2 Quest Story
Triumphing Story
Tricking the Monster – e.g.
Familiar Setting
UKS2 Monster is invader
Journey Story –
e.g. space travel
Losing Story 
Recount/
Biography –
Tudors Kings and Queens book
Instructions
Non-chron report
Discussion text – Should …
Mixed genre –
NC a planet, incl.
explanation, description etc.
Explanation – How …
Structured Poetry
Free Verse Poetry
Structured Poetry
Free Verse Poetry
Structured Poetry
Free Verse Poetry
History
 
Tudors
 
Invaders and Settlers
 
 
 
Geography
 
 
 
 
Settlements and Land Use
 
Volcanoes/
Earth
Rocks
Science
 
 
Electricity
 
 
Earth & Space
 
PE
 
LKS2 – Games
(Rugby)
 
Fitness
LKS2 – Games
(Netball)
 
Gymnastics
LKS2 – Games
(Basketball)
 
Dance
LKS2 – Games
(Hockey)
 
Swimming
LKS2 – Athletics
 
Swimming
LKS2 – Games
(Cricket)
 
Athletics
UKS2 – Games
(Tennis)
 
Fitness
UKS2 – Games
(Football)
 
Gymnastics
UKS2 – Games
(Basketball)
 
Dance
UKS2 – Games
(Dodgeball)
 
Swimming/
Gymnastics
UKS2 – Athletics
 
Swimming/
Fitness
UKS2 – Games
(Rounders)
 
Athletics
Computing
 
LKS2 Investigating
Weather (Y4)
UKS2 Intro to Python (Y6)
LKS2 The Internet
(Y4)
UKS2 Big Data 1 (Y6)
LKS2 Website
Design (Y4)
UKS2 Big Data 2 (Y6)
LKS2 HTML (Y4)
UKS2 Bletchley Park 1 (Y6)
LKS2 Collaborative
Learning (Y4)
UKS2 Bletchley Park 2 (Y6)
LKS2 Top
Computational
Thinking (Y4)
UKS2 Skills
Showcase (Y6)
RE
 
Sikhism (Gurus, 5Ks, Gurdwara)
Christianity (The Church)
Buddhism (Living as a Buddhist)
PSHE
 
LKS2 – What are the rules that keep us safe? (Y3)
LKS2 – What can we do about bullying? (Y3)
LKS2 – What are we responsible for? (Y3)
LKS2 – How can we describe our feelings? (Y3)
LKS2 – How can we eat well? (Y3)
LKS2 – What jobs would we like? (Y3)
UKS2 – What makes a
community? (Y5)
UKS2 – What does discrimination mean? (Y5)
UKS2 - How can we manage our money? (Y5)
UKS2 – What
choices help health? (Y5)
UKS2 – How can we be safe online
and using social media? (Y5)
UKS2 – What makes us
enterprising? (Y5)
French
 
Toys
Minibeasts/Garden
School Subjects
Music
 
Charanga –
Bringing Us Together
Christmas Songs
Charanga – Happy
Charanga – Hey You!
Charanga – I’ll Be There
Charanga –
Lean on Me
Art
 
Portraiture and
Photography –
Holbein
 
Art history – Celtic Art
 
Comparison
Study – Hardy and Thorpe
Sculpture –
Henry Moore
DT
 
 
Mechanisms – switches and circuits
 
Frame Structures
– Wattle and
Daube Saxon Homes
 

 

Year C
Aut1
Animals
Environmental Issue
Aut2 Magnets
Spr1 Victorians
Spr2 Victorians
Sum1
WW2
Water
Sum2
WW2
Materials
Learning
Challenge
Question
How can we
take better care of our planet?
What are the real
superpowers?
What would it be like to be
Oliver Twist?
What was the
Industrial
Revolution?
Who started World War 2?
How did materials help
Britain win the war?
Maths
White Rose Maths Units
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English
Warning Story –
e.g. Icarus
Defeating the
Monster Story –
e.g. Familiar setting
Multiple
Narrator Story
LKS2 each group has a character perspective
UKS2 write more than one perspective
Portal Story – e.g. Historical setting
Meeting Story –
e.g. Goodnight
Mr Tom
Losing Story –
UKS2 ‘Thing’ could be a person
Persuasive – environmental issue
Explanation – how…
Non-Chron
Report – Local
History
Instructions – link to DT
Non-Chron Report – WW2
Recount/ Diary – solider, evacuee etc.
Structured Poetry
Free Verse Poetry
Structured Poetry
Free Verse Poetry
Structured Poetry
Free Verse Poetry
History
 
 
 
Victorians
Victorians
WW2
WW2
Geography
 
Environmental Issue
 
 
 
Water
 
Science
 
Animals
Magnets
 
 
 
Materials
PE
 
LKS2 – Tennis
 
Fitness
LKS2 –Games
(Basketball)
 
Gymnastics
LKS2 – Games
(Netball)
 
Dance
LKS2 – Games
(Hockey)
 
Swimming
LKS2 – Athletics
 
Swimming
LKS2 – Games
(Rounders)
 
Athletics
UKS2 – Games
(Rugby)
 
Fitness
UKS2 – Games
(Football)
 
Gymnastics
UKS2 – Games
(Basketball)
 
Dance
UKS2 – Games
(Dodgeball)
 
Swimming/
Gymnastics
UKS2 – Athletics
 
Swimming/
Fitness
UKS2 – Games
(Cricket)
 
Athletics
Computing
 
LKS2 Emailing
(Y3)
UKS2 Online Safety (Y5)
LKS2 Scratch
(Y3)
UKS2 Micro:bit (Y5)
LKS2 Journey inside a
computer (Y3)
UKS2 Sonic Pi (Y5)
LKS2 Networks
(Y3)
UKS2 Search Engines (Y5)
LKS2 Digital
Literacy (Y3)
UKS2 Mars
Rover 1 (Y5)
LKS2 Top
Trumps
Databases (Y3)
UKS2 Mars
Rover (Y5)
RE
 
Christianity (Jesus & Teachings)
Islam (5 Pillars)
Buddhism (The Buddha)
PSHE
 
LKS2 – What is diversity? (Y4)
LKS2 – How can we be a good
friend? (Y4)  
LKS2 – Growing and Changing (Y4)
LKS2 – Safe in our Local Area (Y4)
UKS2 - What makes a healthy and happy relationship? (Y6)
UKS2 -What are human rights? (Y6)
UKS2 - How can money affect us? (Y6)
UKS2 - How can we stay healthy? (Y6)
UKS2 - How can we manage risk? (Y6)
French
 
In my pencil case
Shapes
Sports
Music
 
Charanga – Livin’ on a Prayer
Charanga – Let Your Spirit Fly
Charanga –
Make You Feel My Love
Charanga –
Mamma Mia
Charanga – The Dragon Song
Charanga – Stop!
Art
 
Collage – Peter Clark
Cubism – Chagall
Art Nouveau –
William Morris  
 
Artist Study – Lowry etc.
 
DT
 
 
 
 
Textiles – Pin cushions
 
Food – Grow your own
Year D
Aut1
Modern Britain Sound
Aut2
States of
Matter
Climate
Spr1
Romans
Spr2
Romans
Sum1
Amazon
Rainforest
Plants
Sum2
Mountains and Rivers
Learning
Challenge
Question
What makes
Britain Great?
How can we save the polar bears?
Who built
Colchester Castle?
What did the
Romans do for us?
Do we really need
rainforests?
What does it take to climb
Mount Everest?
Maths
White Rose Maths Units
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English
Scene Story –
e.g. Decades
Tricking the Monster – e.g.
Fire monster, Water monster,
Gas monster etc.
Triumphing Story
Character Flaw Story – e.g.
Leadership,
King/Queen flaws
LKS2 Voyage and Return story
UKS2 Quest Story
Diary story – e.g.
Climbing the mountain,
travelling down the river etc.
Recount/ Newspaper –
Instructions -
Non-chron report –
Persuasion text – Joining the army
Non-chron report –
Explanation – How …
Structured Poetry
Free Verse Poetry
Structured Poetry
Free Verse Poetry
Structured Poetry
Free Verse Poetry
History
 
Modern Britain
 
Romans
Romans
 
 
Geography
 
 
Climate
 
 
Amazon
Rainforest
Mountains and Rivers
Science
 
Sound
States of Matter
 
 
Plants
 
PE
 
LKS2 – Games
(Rugby)
 
Fitness
LKS2 – Games
(Netball)
 
Gymnastics
LKS2 – Games
(Basketball)
 
Dance
LKS2 – Games
(Hockey)
 
Swimming
LKS2 – Athletics
 
Swimming
LKS2 – Games
(Cricket)
 
Athletics
UKS2 – Games
(Tennis)
 
Fitness
UKS2 – Games
(Football)
 
Gymnastics
UKS2 – Games
(Basketball)
 
Dance
UKS2 – Games
(Dodgeball)
 
Swimming/
Gymnastics
UKS2 – Athletics
 
Swimming/
Fitness
UKS2 – Games
(Rounders)
 
Athletics
Computing
 
LKS2
Investigating
Weather (Y4)
UKS2 Intro to Python (Y6)
LKS2 The
Internet (Y4)
UKS2 Big Data 1 (Y6)
LKS2 Website
Design (Y4)
UKS2 Big Data 2 (Y6)
LKS2 HTML (Y4)
UKS2 Bletchley Park 1 (Y6)
LKS2
Collaborative
Learning (Y4)
UKS2 Bletchley Park 2 (Y6)
LKS2
Computational
Thinking (Y4)
UKS2 Skills
Showcase (Y6)
RE
 
Hinduism (Trimurti, Brahman,
Creation)
Islam (Holy Places)
Humanism
PSHE
 
LKS2 – What are the rules that keep us safe? (Y3)
LKS2 – What can we do about bullying? (Y3)
LKS2 – What are we responsible for? (Y3)
LKS2 – How can we describe our feelings? (Y3)
LKS2 – How can we eat well? (Y3)
LKS2 – What jobs would we like? (Y3)
UKS2 – What makes a
community? (Y5)
UKS2 – What does
discrimination mean? (Y5)
UKS2 - How can we manage our money? (Y5)
UKS2 – What choices help health? (Y5)
UKS2 – How can we be safe online
and using social media? (Y5)
UKS2 – What makes us
enterprising? (Y5)
French
 
Clothes
Body
Pastimes
Music
 
Charanga – Blackbird
Charanga – Ho Ho Ho
Charanga –
Three Little Birds
Charanga –
You’ve Got a Friend
Charanga –
Classroom Jazz
Stage 1
Charanga –
Classroom Jazz
Stage 2
Art
 
Contemporary – Banksy
 
Art history –
Roman
Sculptures
 
Artist Study -
O’Keefe
Exotic landscapes
– Rousseau
 
DT
 
 
Food – chocolate
 
Structures - Romans
 
Mechanisms – pneumatics e.g.
Loch Ness Monster
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