We loved our parachute games at lunchtime today 💕


Year 5 have made some brilliant bird boxes for their Easter DT project!


A massive thank you to and for "visiting" HFSP this week - nothing beats meeting and talking to an author about their experiences to inspire our own reading and writing!


Happy belated World Book Day 2021 from HFSP! (2/2)


Happy belated World Book Day 2021 from HFSP! (1/2)


Year 4 Meet the Author - Jenny Pearson 📚


Welcome back KS2 👨‍💻 ✍️ 😃


Welcome back Key Stage 1 📚 🧮


Welcome back Early Years 🦕 🦖


Happy world book day! Look at our amazing crayons 🖍 📚


The final push! One-to-one Phonics tutoring for our pupils learning online.


How does a holiday to Mount Etna sound? Year 4 learning about volcanoes in Geography.


Year 4 carrying out a Science experiment learning about the harmful effects certain liquids can have on our teeth. science


Porridge making in Agra Deedy


Reception are getting ready for Chinese New Year 🧧 🍜


Securing those number bonds 🧮


Key Stage One took part in their Speech Bubbles session today. Children from home and from school participated 🙂


Year 4 have created their very own Roman God Trump cards this week! Who’s the strongest? 💪


Year 4 have created some fantastic diagrams of the digestive system for Science!

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Year 6

Year 6 Curriculum Overview

NC Reading (Y5/6)

Reading - word reading
Pupils should be taught to:

  • apply their growing knowledge of root words, prefixes and suffixes (morphology and etymology), as listed in English appendix 1 ( _Spelling.pdf), both to read aloud and to understand the meaning of new words that they meet


Reading - comprehension

Pupils should be taught to:

  • maintain positive attitudes to reading and an understanding of what they read by:
  • continuing to read and discuss an increasingly wide range of fiction, poetry, plays, non-fiction and reference books or textbooks
  • reading books that are structured in different ways and reading for a range of purposes increasing their familiarity with a wide range of books, including myths, legends and traditional stories, modern fiction, fiction from our literary heritage, and books from other cultures and traditions
  • recommending books that they have read to their peers, giving reasons for their choices
  • identifying and discussing themes and conventions in and across a wide range of writing
  • making comparisons within and across books
  • learning a wider range of poetry by heart
  • preparing poems and plays to read aloud and to perform, showing understanding through intonation, tone and volume so that the meaning is clear to an audience
  • understand what they read by:
  • checking that the book makes sense to them, discussing their understanding and exploring the meaning of words in context
  • asking questions to improve their understanding
  • drawing inferences such as inferring characters’ feelings, thoughts and motives from their actions, and justifying inferences with evidence
  • predicting what might happen from details stated and implied
  • summarising the main ideas drawn from more than 1 paragraph, identifying key details that support the main ideas
  • identifying how language, structure and presentation contribute to meaning
  • discuss and evaluate how authors use language, including figurative language, considering the impact on the reader
  • distinguish between statements of fact and opinion
  • retrieve, record and present information from non-fiction
  • participate in discussions about books that are read to them and those they can read for themselves, building on their own and others’ ideas and challenging views courteously
  • explain and discuss their understanding of what they have read, including through formal presentations and debates, maintaining a focus on the topic and using notes where necessary
  • provide reasoned justifications for their views




Half-Term 1

Half-Term 2


Planning Sequence*

The Arrival* by Shaun Tan

The Unforgotten Coat* by Frank Cottrell Boyce

The Promise by Nicola Davies and Laura Davies

Can We Save the Tiger? by Martin Jekins and Vicky White


The Explorer by Katherine Rundell

Beetle Boy by M. G. Leonard


(ordered x64)

The Tiger Rising by Kate DiCamillo /

The Tyger by William Blake

The Steampunk Bible by Jeff Vandermeer


NC and Content Domain Coverage

See cover of Literary Leaves and Class Teacher Planning for specific skills coverage of each text


Linked Planning Sequence

The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick *book and film

Suffragette: The Battle for Equality* by David Roberts

The Last Wild by Piers Torday

The Three Little Pigs Project by The Guardian *film


Cogheart by Peter Bunzl / Make More Noise!* (not ordered)

Incredible Journeys by Levison Wood

Fly Me Home by Polly Ho Yen

NC and Content Domain Coverage

See cover of Literary Leaves and Class Teacher Planning for specific skills coverage of each text





Linked Planning Sequence

Romeo and Juliet William Shakespeare, Helen Street and Charly Cheung *book and film

Grimm Tales for Young and Old by Phillip Pullman

Some Places More Than Others* by Renee Watson

A Beautiful Lie* by Ifran Master


Darwin’s Voyage of Discovery by Jake Williams

Grimm Tales for Young and Old by Phillip Pullman   (not ordered)

Caged Bird* by Maya Angelou

A Beautiful Lie* by Ifran Master

NC and Content Domain Coverage

See cover of Literary Leaves and Class Teacher Planning for specific skills coverage of each text