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 5

Year 5 Curriculum Overview



Half-Term 1

Half-Term 2


Unit Overview

Latitude and Longitude

Enquiry Question: Why are lines of latitude and longitude so important?

  • What are lines of latitude and longitude?
  • Where are the key lines of latitude? (equator, Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn, Arctic and Antarctic Circles)
  • Where are the key lines of longitude? (Prime Meridian and Greenwich)
  • What are the northern and southern hemispheres?
  • What are the latitude and longitudes of different countries and continents?
  • What are time zones?
  • Why is daytime in some parts of the world but night-time in other places?

Use of atlas to identify latitudes and longitudes

Use of world map and globe to identify key lines of latitude and longitude

Biomes around the World

Enquiry Question: What are the world’s biomes and vegetation belts like?

  • What are the different biomes?
  • Where are the different biomes?
  • Why is climate a key factor for determining the nature and location of biomes?
  • Which biomes are the most important and why?
  • Which biomes are the most important ecologically? (natural resource distribution)

Use of Google Earth to locate biomes

Use world map template to complete a simple map of global biomes

Big Ideas

Locational Knowledge: Global; Physical Features

Physical Features; Climate

NC Link

  • Identify the position and significance of latitude, longitude, Equator, northern hemisphere, southern hemisphere, the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn, Arctic and Antarctic Circles, the Prime/Greenwich Meridian and time zones
  • Use the eight points of a compass
  • Describe and understand climate zones, biomes and vegetation belts
  • Use maps, atlases and globes to locate countries and describe features


Unit Overview


Enquiry Question: What makes Brazil distinctive?

  • What is the Amazon rainforest like (tropical rainforest biome)?
  • What is deforestation and how is affecting the Amazon rainforest?
  • What are the different types/categories of job?
  • Why is trade important for countries?
  • Which resources are important to Brazil?
  • How is chocolate traded in Brazil?
  • How does Brazil produce its energy?
  • How does Brazil use HEP?
  • What are the advantages and disadvantages of HEP in Brazil?

Use of GIS (Geographical Information Systems) maps to show deforestation over time in the Amazon rainforest

Big Ideas

Locational Knowledge; Global; Place Knowledge; Global; Physical Geography (Features, Impact, Climate); Human Geography (Processes, Impact and processes)

NC Link

  • Locate the world’s countries, using maps to focus on South America.
  • Understand geographical similarities and differences through the study of human and physical geography of a region within South America.
  • Describe and understand key aspects of economic activity including trade links.
  • Describe the distribution of natural resources including energy, food, minerals and water.
  • Use digital/computer mapping to describe features of rainforests.


Unit Overview

Sustainable Cities – Curitiba, Brazil

Enquiry Question: How can we live more sustainably?

  • What does sustainability mean?
  • What makes Curitiba a sustainable city?
  • Is our world sustainable?
  • How can we create a sustainable future?

Use of video clips to identify what makes Curitiba a sustainable city


Enquiry Question: What is a local ecosystem like?

  • What are the living and non-living components of an ecosystem?
  • What is the local pond/woodland/grass* ecosystem like?
  • What interactions are there in ecosystems?
  • How have humans affected the ecosystem?
  • What is the link between the pond ecosystem and sustainability?

Local fieldwork to investigate a local ecosystem* (could be a pond, an area of woodland, or an area of grassland)

Use of 1:25,000 OS maps to investigate local ecosystem features

Big Ideas

Human Geography: Processes and Impact

Place Knowledge: UK; Physical Geography (features and processes); Human and Physical Interactions

NC Link

  • Understand geographical similarities through the study of human and physical geography to study a region within South America.
  • Use four and six-figure grid references on an OS map.
  • Use OS map symbols and key to describe the location of features.
  • Use fieldwork to observe, measure, record and present the features in a local area using a range of methods including sketch maps, plans and graphs.