Key Stage 2

Year 3

YEAR 3Week 1Week 2Week 3Week 4Week 5Week 6Week 7Week 8
Aut 1 

History

Stone Age

Life in the Stone Age- what was it like?

Science

Rocks

How can rocks be sorted and grouped?

Sc3/2.3 a,b

Science

Rocks

How are fossils formed?

What is soils made from?

Art

Collage

How can I create an effective collage?

Art

How did the people in the Stone Age communicate? Cave art pencil techniques

Ar2/2.1 2.2

RE

How and why do people try to make the world a better place?

Geography

Countries and cities of the UK

What are the countries and main cities of the UK?

Aut 2

History

Bronze Age

How did the Bronze Age move on from the Stone Age?

Geography

Why do and where do Volcanoes and Earthquakes

occur?

Ge2/1.3a

Science Animals including humans

Why do humans and some animals have skeletons?

Science Animals including humans

Why do animals and humans have muscles?

D.T

Levers and Linkages

How can I make a moving card?

D.T

Levers and Linkages

How can I make a moving card?

RE

What do Christians learn from the Creation story?

 
Spr 1

Geography

Mountains

What is a mountain and where can mountain environments be found?Ge2/1.3a

RE

What is it like for someone to follow God?

History

Ancient Egyptians (old Kingdom 2650-2150 BC)

What did the Egyptians do?

Science Animals including humans

What are nutrients?

What nutrients do animals and humans need to be healthy?

Sc3/2.2 a

DT

How can I make a healthy meal?

Art

Painting

Artist- Who is Norman Cornish? Why is he important to the North East of England?

Artists of the World – who observe the locality.

Spr 2

History

Who were the Mayans and what did they do?

RE

How do festivals and worship show what matters to a Muslim?

How do festivals and family life show what matters to Jewish people?

Science

Plants

What are the functions of different parts of a plant?

What does a plant require to live and grow?

Science

Plants

How is water transported in a plant?

What is the role of the flower in the life cycle of a plant?

Geography

Mapping

Where in the world is?

(finding places on a map)

Ge2/1.4a

Art – Printing- repeated patterns.
Sum 1

History

Ancient China

What is the Shang Dynasty known for?

Geography

China

Where is China?

What might it be like to live in China?

Science

Forces and magnets

How do objects move?

Science

Forces and magnets

Why does a magnet attract and repel?

What is attracted to a magnet?

Art

sculpture

What is the importance of dragons within the Chinese culture?

Sum 2

History

What did the Egyptians leave us that we still use today?

RE

What do Sikhs believe and how are these beliefs expressed?

Geography

Mapping

What symbols are needed on a map?

Why do we need a key?

Science

Light

Why do we need light?

What is the dark and how can we be seen in the dark?

Science

Light

Why do we need to protect our eyes from the sun?

How are shadows formed?

D.T 2D to 3D

How did the Egyptians carry their money around?

D.T 2D to 3D

How did the Egyptians carry their money around?

Year 4

YEAR 4Week 1Week 2Week 3Week 4Week 5Week 6Week 7Week 8
Aut 1

History

Iron Age

What was the Iron Age?

RE

How and why do religious people show care for others?

Science

Animals Including Humans

What is the digestive system and how does it work?

Science

Animals Including Humans

What is a food chain and how can these be constructed? 

Art

Sculpture

How can I make a 3D model of a digestive system?

Geography

Mapping

What are OS map symbols and how can we use them on a sketch map?

DT

Food/Cooking

What herbs and vegetables can grow in the UK and how can they be used in cooking?

Aut 2

History

Ancient Greece

How was Ancient Greece run?

Geography

Counties and cities of the UK

How and why is the UK split into counties? What are the major UK cities known for?

Science

Sound

How do we hear sounds?

Science

Sound

How can the pitch and volume of a sound be changed?

DT

Shell Structure CAD

How can I use a computer to design a Christmas gift box?

DT

Shell Structure CAD

How can I use a computer to design a Christmas gift box?

RE

Why do Christians call Jesus the ‘Light of the World’?

Spr 1

History

Ancient Greece

What did the Greeks do for us?

Geography

Rivers (Local study)

How has the River Tees impacted life in the North East?

Art

Painting

Who is Gainsborough and what painting techniques did he use?

Science

States of Matter

How do solids, liquids and gases differ from each other?

Science

States of Matter

How can water change between all three states?

RE

What do we know about the Bible and why is it important to Christians?

Spr 2

Geography

Egypt

Where is Egypt? How does the climate in Egypt compare to that of the UK?

History

Ancient Egypt

How did the Egyptians develop?

Art

Drawing

What mediums can be used to create a Pyramids – Tutankhamun

RE

Why is Lent such an important period for Christians?

Science

All Living Things

How can classification keys be used to identify living things?

Science

All Living Things

How can we group living things? How many ways can those groups be grouped further?

Sum 1

Science

All Living Things

What effects can changes to an environment have on a woodlouse?

History

Romans

How did the Romans rule?

History

Romans

What did the Romans do for us?

Geography

Place Knowledge – Italy

How does the human and physical geography of Italy compare with that of the UK?

Art

Collage

What was the significance of Roman mosaics and how were they made?

Sum 2

RE

What can we learn about Christian symbols and beliefs by visiting Churches?

Art

Printing

How skills can I use to make an effective collage of the maps of Italy and UK?

Science

Electricity

What components are needed to make a simple series circuit?

How can a switch affect a circuit?

Science

Electricity

What materials are good for conducting or insulating an electric current?

DT

Simple Circuits

How can we make a simple circuit?

DT

Simple Circuits

How can we make a simple circuit?

Geography

Place Knowledge

What different architecture can be found in Darlington?

Year 5

YEAR 5Week 1Week 2Week 3Week 4Week 5Week 6Week 7Week 8
Aut 1

Science

Sc5/4.1

What on earth do the sun and moon do?

Science

Sc5/4.1

What on earth do the sun and moon do?

History

Hi2/1.3

Who were the Anglo Saxons and Scots? What did they do?

History

Hi2/1.3

Who were the Anglo Saxons and Scots? What did they do?

Art

Drawing

How can I make a picture look 3D using perspective?

 

RE

What can we learn from visiting a mosque?

RE

What is the Qur’an and why is it important to Muslims?

Aut 2

DT

DT2/1.1b

Can you design and create an Anglo Saxon Village?

Structures

DT

DT2/1.1b

Can you design and create an Anglo Saxon Village?

Structures

Geography

Ge2/1.1a

Where did the Anglo Saxons come from?

Geography

Ge2/1.2 

How has the map of Britain changed between Anglo-Saxon times and modern day?

Art

Ar2/1.2

Printing

What techniques are best for Anglo-Saxon illuminated lettering?

Science

Sc5/3.1

Are good materials ever bad?

RE

What are the themes of Christmas?

Spr 1

Science

Sc5/3.1

Can we change the properties of a material?

Science

Sc5/3.1

How can mixtures be separated?

History

Hi2/2.5b

How is the history of the Mayans so different to British history?

Geography

Ge2/1.3b

What is Fair Trade and how can the produce be used?

Art

Ar2/1.2 

How could I replicate a Mayan celebratory pot?

RE

What do Christians believe about God?

Spr 2

Science

Sc5/2.1

What is a life cycle? How do they differ?

Science

Sc5/2.1

How do plants and animals reproduce?

History

Hi2/2.5c

How did Benin become an Empire?

Geography

Ge2/1.3a

Where is Benin and what is it like there?

DT

DT2/2.1c

Can you create a healthy menu and create some of your savoury dishes?

RE

Why is the Last Supper so important to Christians?

Sum 1

Science

Sc5/2.2

How do humans change as they age?

Art

Ar2/1.3

Famous Artists- who was JMW Turner and what did he paint?

Geography

Ge2/1.1b

Why have the coasts of Britain always been important?

Geography

Ge2/1.4c

Can you measure and record the Human and physical features of a local coastline?

 RE

What can we learn about Christian faith through studying the lives of northern saints?

Sum 2

History

Hi2/1.4

Who were the Vikings?

History

Hi2/2.1a

Why was Lindisfarne so important to the Vikings?

Science

Sc5/4.2

May the force be with you – what does that mean?

Science

Sc5/1.1

How do levers, pulleys and gears use forces?

DT

DT2/1.2b

What would we need to build a moving Viking longboat?

VIKING BOAT RIDE – cams

DT

DT2/1.2b

What would we need to build a moving Viking longboat?

VIKING BOAT RIDE – cams

 

Art

Ar2/1.3

Collage

How many different Viking art styles were there?

Year 6

YEAR 6Week 1Week 2Week 3Week 4Week 5Week 6Week 7Week 8
Aut 1

History

Middle Ages

What was important with the Middle Ages?

Science

What is the human circulatory system and how does it work?

Science

How are nutrients and water transported within animals, including humans?

RE

What can we find out about the 5 Pillars?

Art

How can we create different effects with paint?

Geography

Mapping

Geography

How effective are Ordnance Survey maps?

Aut 2

History

Tudors

Who were the Tudor Monarchs and what did they do?

History

Tudors

Who were the Tudor Monarchs and what did they do?

Art

What different materials and techniques can we use to create a collage?

RE

 

What do the gospel stories tell us about the birth of Jesus?

Art

Sculpture

How can we create a freestanding piece of art?

DT

CAD –

Which stitches create the most effective patterns and textures?

DT

CAD –

Which stitches create the most effective patterns and textures?

Spr 1

Science

How have living things changed over time?

Science

How do offspring differ from their parents?

History

American Independence

Why was America a British colony?

Geography

Comparison study: North/South America Vs UK

RE

Why should people with a religious faith care about the environment?

Art

Which materials are most suitable for printing?

Spr 2

Geography

What is the position and significance of Arctic and Antarctic circle?

History

Victorian

Who were the Victorians?

Science

How do circuits work?

DT

More complex switches – using a sensor

DT

More complex switches – using a sensor

RE

Why are Good Friday and Easter Sunday the most important days for Christians?

Sum 1

History

WWII

How did WWII start?

History

War Local – Evacuees in Darlington l

Geography

Where were evacuees sent to?

Local – Maps OS

Science

How are living things classified into groups?

Science

How animals and plants adapted to suit their environment?

Sum 2

Geography

What is the position and significance of the Northern and Southern Hemisphere?

RE

What do we now know about Christianity?

Science

How do circuits work?

Science

How do we see things?

Science

How does light travel?

Art

Which drawing techniques create the most effective results?

How can I sketch like Henry Moore?

DT

What is needed to make a healthy meal?

 

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