Upper Key Stage 2 covers Year 5 and 6 (our 9 to 11 year old children). Below you will find outlines of our curriculum term by term.

Autumn Term - “Invaders”

The children will explore how life in Roman Britain differed from life in Anglo-Saxon Britain using evidence from a range of sources. Through research the children will find out what life would have been like for a person living in Anglo-Saxon times.

Spring Term - “Wild Water“

During our topic on rivers, we will be mapping the journey of a river from source to mouth. We will be identifying and labelling the features of a river and identifying processes such as erosion. Maps and atlases will be used to label countries, continents and major cities as well as seas, oceans and rivers.

Summer Term - "Mexicans and the Mayans"

The children will locate Mexico in an atlas and on a globe and lines of latitude and longitude. They will research Mexico’s capital city, main religion, main language spoken, currency, main rivers, mountains and climate. The children will research and fact file the Mayans.

Autumn Term - “Heads and Tails”

Our focus is our local area study of Halesowen and its context within the West Midlands. We will look at our area from a historical and geographical perspective. As part of their learning children will plan the route for, and take part in, a field trip. On this trip, children will visit St Kenelm’s Church and learn about the building’s interesting features and its history, including listening to the legend of St Kenelm.

Spring Term - "Disaster Strikes"

In the course of the ‘Disaster Strikes’ topic, the children will look at where volcanos occur. They will develop their mapping skills by identifying fault lines and tectonic plates on a world map and look for patterns. Children will learn what happens when volcanoes erupt and consider the impact these disasters have in different places.

Summer Term - “Believers and Thinkers: A Study of the Ancient Greeks and their Legacy”

In the course of looking at Greece, the children will learn to place the ancient Greek civilisation on a timeline, identify its geographical features, seas and mountains. They will research aspects of daily life using a range of sources , focusing particularly on the differences between Athens and Sparta and the Ancient Olympics.