Year Groups

Harewood Junior School

Year 5

For our theme this autumn, we will become archaeologists. Discovering facts about our ancestors: the Anglo-Saxons. We will explore how Gloucester has a rich history of Saxon settlement. Through drama and writing, we will follow the story of the great hero Beowulf and retell our own tales of heroes and villains to share around the fire. In addition to this, we will be creating mysterious Anglo-Saxon riddles too. Through science and design technology, we will be investigating the properties of different materials in order to design and make Saxon jewellery and clothing. It’s going to be a busy time!

Year 5 Parent Information Afternoon

Year 5 Curriculum Summary


Year 5 Spellings

Year 6

This term we travel back in time and across Europe to explore the Middle East during the Golden Age of ancient Islamic civilisation. Once familiarising ourselves with a timeline of historical periods and using our map skills to locate the countries of the Middle East, we will be learning about the daily lives, achievements and legacy of this Golden Age.
In addition to this, we will be taking a trip a little closer to home, as we learn about the life-changing research of Dr Edward Jenner. We will be learning all about his amazing discovery and the impact that this has had on our lives today – which is of particular importance during the current climate. Also in science, we will be learning about light and electricity; conducting many experiments and investigations along the way. When we are not busy exploring new places and travelling back in time, we shall be showing off our writing skills and challenging ourselves with complex mathematical reasoning. There will also be plenty of P.E to keep ourselves fit and healthy, as well opportunities for art, design, music and much more. Whatever the term may bring, it certainly won’t be short of excitement.



Year 6 Autumn 1A Overview