Topic Work



In Upper Key Stage 2 the National Curriculum subjects are taught through a cross-curricular approach. Each term, learning focuses on a particular theme.  We have a question based format where children are presented with a question each week and learning opportunities are planned that help the children to answer the question.

Topic lessons take place multiple times each week and are taught in mixed ability classes with their class teacher.  Learning is differentiated to match the children's knowledge, skills and progress.  In addition links are made with other lessons such as English, Maths, PE, Music and Computing to ensure that children are fully engaged with the Topic.

The chart below details what Topic and questions the children will be learning over the next term.   


 Why was World War II a turning point in British history?

Week 1 Was it truly a World War?
Week 2 How scary was it when the bombs dropped?
Week 3 What was life like at home during the War?
Week 4 What would have happened to me in wartime England?
Week 5 What were the key events during the War?
Week 6

 How did the War end?

Week 7

How did the outcome of the War affect our lives today?


This topic will be enhanced with a trip to the Eden Camp history museum and a visitor to talk about what it was like to live through the War.