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Thorneyholme Roman Catholic Primary School

Key Stage 2

Mrs White teaches Year 3 and Year 4 Literacy and Numeracy in the mornings.


Mrs Jackson teaches Year 5 and Year 6 Literacy and Numeracy in the mornings and all of Key Stage 2 in the afternoons.


Throughout the year, children will be learning about Islam; including key celebrations.  To see how you can support your child with religious education please click on the following:

National and Global learning is integrated into the children’s learning.  Click on the link to see some of the key national and global events the children will be participating in this year: 

Children are learning to play the Ukulele this year with Mr Towers from the Lancashire Music Service.


This term our topic is SURVIVAL!


Click on the newsletter at the bottom of the page to find out more about the coverage in each subject.



Helpful Topic Links:
Parents, please contact school if you have any questions about this term's topic.

Juniors Long Term Overview 2016-2017


2017 - 2018

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Britten's Got Talent?


Heroes and Villains

Super Sleuth

Oh! I Do Like To Be Beside The Seaside

Lead Subjects





Design and Technology

Understanding of the history of music, including Britten; performing - A New Year Carol by Britten

Evolution and inheritance - adaptation, survival of the fittest, reproduction and passing on traits

Famous scientists and their contributions to the world

Classification including subdivisions for vertebrates and invertebrates

Combining learning from across design and technology skills bases - structures, mechanical systems, electrical systems, ICT programming and control

Physical Education

Physical Education


Design and Technology 


Dance - create and perform a collaborative or individual dance piece

Evolution of dance - create and perform dance pieces from a range of dance crazes

Viking and Anglo-Saxon struggle for the Kingdom of England

Food - chefs, food heroes, designing a healthy menu/eatwell plate

Aspect of British history beyond 1066 - leisure and entertainment


Geography ZW

Art anARTd Design

Art anARTd d Design

Art and Design

Light - exploring the way light behaves including light sources, reflection, shadows

World’s countries and key features - research

Drawing and painting developed into digital art; developing sketchbook ideas

Drawing and painting developed into digital art; developing sketchbook ideas

Drawing and painting developed into collage / batik / felt making

Art and Design





Painting inspired by music




Creating - explore, choose and organise musical structures, e.g. composing a rap










Human geography, land use, economic activity, OS mapwork











Additional Subjects



tbc September 2014

tbc November 2014

tbc January 2015

tbc February 2015


Where we live/Countries



Towns, seaside../Sports








Computing - Information Technology (IT), Computer Science (CS), Digital Literacy (DL)

IT / DL - digital research

IT - multimedia

CS - computational thinking

IT / CS / DL - digital research, communication and collaboration / networking

CS - programming / computational thinking / hardware



Classic fiction



Novel as a theme


Older literature

Information text hybrid

Poems with imagery

Detective / crime fiction


Short stories with flashbacks

Novel as a theme

Classic narrative poetry

Recount: autobiography

Debates / discussion

Poems on a theme


Physical Education



Pupils should continue to apply and develop a broader range of skills and use them in a range of activities. These must include modified team games, dance, gymnastic, athletic and outdoor and adventurous activities. Lancashire KS2 PE scheme would support children’s learning in PE.

Whenever children are engaged in electronic communication, establish and reinforce messages about using technology safely, respectfully and responsibly.

Spelling and handwriting should be taught discretely. Refer to the key learning in writing document for progression guidance.

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