# Maths, English, Science & Humanities

```Scheme of work for Juniors
English
Year 5. Poetry. Reading and writing in a
variety of styles. Spellings. Dictionary work.
Grammar. Punctuation. Vocabulary.
Nouns:- common, proper, collective.
writing. Note taking. Research and report
writing. Comprehension.
Year 6. Poetry. Reading and writing.
Spellings. Dictionary work. Grammar.
Vocabulary. Nouns:- common, proper,
writing. Recount. Explanation. Non
chronological report writing. Writing
instructions. Use of connectives in
instructions and in complex sentences.
Descriptions. Comprehension.
Spelling, punctuation, grammar.
Vocabulary. Sentence structure.
Comprehension. Writing fiction and nonfiction. Letter writing, formal and informal.
Writing leaflets to give information.
Designing posters.
Writing fiction. Story planning.
Descriptions. Use of connectives in
instructions and in complex sentences.
Comprehension.
Spelling, punctuation, grammar.
Vocabulary. Sentence structure. Concept
maps. Journal writing. Note taking Research
and report writing. Use of technical
language. Comprehension. Writing fiction
and non-fiction. Letter writing, formal and
informal. Writing leaflets to give
information. Designing posters.
Balanced argument. Persuasive writing.
Recount. Explanation. Non chronological
report writing. Writing instructions. Use of
connectives in instructions and in complex
sentences. Descriptions. Writing fiction.
Story planning. Comprehension.
All of the above are covered over the three terms. Depending on topics they may not always be covered in the given term.
Maths
Year 5.
Place value.
Multiplication/Division.
Fractions/Decimals. Bar Line Graphs. 2D
Shapes. Reflective symmetry. Length.
of Number.
Year 6. Place Value.
Multiplication/Division. Fraction/Decimals.
Grouped Data. Angles. Length. Weight.
of Number.
Place Value. Multiplication/Division.
Fractions/Decimals. 3D Shape. Rotation.
Position and Direction. Area. Perimeter.
Properties of Number.
Place Value. Multiplication/Division.
Fractions/Decimals. Percentages.
Probability. Angles. Capacity. Time.
Number.
Place Value. Multiplication/Division.
Fractions/Decimals. Coordinates.
Reflection. Rotation/Translation. 3D
Shape. Area. Conversion Graphs.
Number.
Place Value. Multiplication/Division.
Percentages. Fractions/Decimals. Ratio
and Proportion. Averages. Probability. 2D
Properties of Number.
Science
Science topics are chosen according to what the majority of the class have not covered before attending the Purcell School. Topics are
chosen in line with the National Curriculum from the following list:
Life Processes.
Moving and Growing.
Sun, Earth and Moon.
Classification of living things.
Gases
Balanced Forces.
Habitats.
Life Cycles
Reversible and irreversible changes.
Keeping warm.
Changing circuits
Solids, liquids and gases.
Changing State.
Forces.
Food Chains
Circuits and Conductors.
Changing Sounds
Keeping Healthy.
Dissolving
How we see things.
Micro-organisms
Humanities
This subject is decided upon depending on children’s past experiences and interests so it doesn’t follow a particular pattern. The subjects
in the National Curriculum are referred to for guidance for each topic. Themes from both history and geography may be alternated or run
together.
For reference, subjects have included:
A Local history topic, beginning with the school.
The Victorians.
Chembakoli. (A study of an Indian village.)
Comparative study of three locations.
Britain Since 1930’s
Ancient Greece.
Ancient Egypt
Weather.
What’s in the News?
Famous people in history.
Comparative study of three locations.
Ancient Greece.
Famous people in history.
Geography skills. (Mapping Skills, Continents, Oceans, Rivers. Major towns and cities. Reading Longitude and latitude.)
Religious Studies
At key times in the Christian year, Christmas and Easter, the relevant stories are covered with a booklet being made.
Other religions are covered depending on the children in the class or on a rotation basis, again with booklets being made.
Areas covered:
The Christmas Story.
The Easter Story.
Old Testament Stories.
Judaism.
Buddhism.
Hinduism.
Old Testament Stories.
Information Technology
This subject is used across all subjects. The children use computers for research and writing of reports in a variety of areas. DVD’s are used
to enhance subjects.
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