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Our Curriculum

Below is a summary of the units of work that we will cover during the yearClick here to visit our curriculum page, which gives more detail about each curriculum area. 

Summer 1

The first part of this term will be History based. Throughout this term we will be learning about the impact of World War 2 on people's lives. We will be using the findings from our History enquiry in literacy to help us write a diary from the perspective of an evacuee.


 In DT, we will be researching and creating a model of an air raid shelter. These will have to withstand a weight being dropped on them so we will also be researching and experimenting with different types of joins to strengthen our own models. In science, we will develop our understanding of electricity and simple circuits. We will then incorporate a simple circuit that we have created (involving a buzzer), into our air raid shelter models. In our reading lessons, our recommended read is Varjak Paw. 



Summer 2


Our work on World War Two will continue into Summer 2 and in DT we will be using the concept of make do and mend to design and make an item of clothing. In literacy we will be writing a newspaper article based on an event in World War Two.


Alongside this we will also be focusing on Geography, in particular that of  South Wales. We will look at the changing environments of that area of the UK and compare the regeneration of Cardiff to changes here in Nottingham.

Spring 1

Our first unit of work this Spring is History based. We will be learning about the impact of the Romans on Britain. We will be using our History enquiry to write a non fiction text within our literacy writing cycle. In Art, we will be working in the style of Giorgio Morandi and developing our drawing skills by sketching a still life scene involving pottery. 


Spring 2

In the second half of the Spring term we will be learning about the Campania region of Naples in a geography based unit. We will be focusing on the physical features of the area and the importance of tourism. In Design and Technology we will continue our focus on Naples by creating our own Neapolitan pizza.


Autumn 1

Housing and the Local Area

Our first unit of work is Geography based. We will be looking at housing in Chilwell and focusing on how the area has changed over time. We will start by going on a walk round the area so get ready to make lots of observations about what you can see around you!



This term the book we will be focussing on is The Boy At The Back of The Class by Onjali Q. Rauf




We will also be looking at The Journey by Francesca Sanna to inspire our writing this half term.



Autumn 2


Pre-Historic Britain (Stone Age to Iron Age) 

We will study what life was like for early Britons. Stone Age life in places such as Creswell Craggs  show us how our ancestors lived and how life was different thousands of years ago. We will think like Historians by studying artefacts from the Stone Age, Bronze Age and Iron Age. We will be asking you to choose which Pre-Historic Age you would have preferred to live in.