Long Term Planning 2014-15: Topics
Hayfield Primary School
Year
Group
Subject
Autumn 1
8 weeks
Autumn 2
7 weeks
Spring 1
5 weeks
Spring 2
6 weeks
Summer 1
Summer 2
7 weeks
Year
1
Science
Everyday Materials
What materials should the
Three Little Pigs have used
to build their houses?
Plants
Which plants would Jack
find in our school grounds?
Animals including Humans
How are tigers different to
humans?
Seasonal Changes How do seasons impact on what we do?
History/Geog
What makes a good
explorer?
Is shopping easier today
than it was for our
grandparents and their
families?
How is our country similar
and different to Uganda?
Literacy units
Narrative x 6
Instructions x 2
Recounts x 2
Info text x 2
Poetry x 3
Dinosaurs
Labels and
captions
Narrative
dinosaur story
Information text
(dinosaurs)
Poetry
Traditional
Tales
Narrative
traditional
tale
Instructions
Plants
Narrative
traditional tale
Recount
Julia
Donaldson
Narrative
patterned
language
Instructions
Animals
Sea and
Coast
Narrative sea
setting
Recount
Poetry
PSHE
What does
‘proud’ mean?
What does a
bully look
like?
I find it hard to
concentrate,
what can I do?
What makes a
good friend?
Why do we
have to have
rules?
Why do I
sometimes feel
angry?
Additional
writing
opportunities
Found poster
Letters
Lists what do
Instructions
how to build
house (pigs
Character
profile
Instructions
Book review
Settings
description
Instructions
how to make
an animal
Invitation to trip
Thank you letter
Info text on
in literacy or
across
curriculum
(examples)
we need to
pack to go
exploring?
Labels and
captions for
display.
and wolf)
Lists
Labels and
captions
Letters
Recount/diar
y
how to plant a
bean
Letter to
mum/Jack/Gia
nt
Recount of
another event.
Lists
Recount in RE
Recount of
walk round
village.
mask
seaside animal
Retell in RE
Opportunities
for maths
across the
curriculum
(examples)
Counting
(trees,
dinosaurs etc)
Sorting
Shape and
Space (position
and direction
Measures
(months)
Measures
(weight)
Shape and
Space (2d
shape)
Measures
(length)
Data handling-
birthday
seasons
Sorting
Data handling
favourite JD
book
Money - shop
Sorting
Shape and
Space (position
and direction)
Measures
(language to
sequence
events)
Year
2
Science
Animals including humans
Use of Everyday Materials
Plants
Living Things
and Their
Habitats
History/Geog
Fire of London & Samuel
Pepys
Katie Morag Islands
Calico Trail/
Railway
Weather
Literacy units
Narrative x 4
Recount
Instructions x 2
Non-chron report
x 2
Explanation
Plus book based
topic for
Narrative -
Familiar
settings (The
Shopping
Basket)
Recounts 1
st
person recount
based on an
event/trip (real
Narrative
trad tale
(which one?)
Character
profile
Instructions
(link to trad
tale eg. how
Author study-
Maire
Hedderwick
Narrative
setting linked to
geog
Non chron
reports on
Narrative
adventure
stories
(pirates)
Instructions -
linked to
pirates eg.
how to find
the treasure
Book/Topic
based unit
eg. ‘Biscuit
Bear’ or link
to Calico Trail
opportunity
to:
Explanation
life cycle of
frog/butterfly
Non-
Chronological
Report
endangered
animal
independent
writing
or imaginary)
Poetry eg.
harvest poetry
to make…)
nocturnal
animals
Riddles
and/or
Poetry eg.
linked to
animals
on NF text
type/s that
your
children
‘haven’t
got yet’
Poetry eg linked
to weather
PSHE
Additional
writing
opportunities
in literacy or
across
curriculum
Letter to
paella chef
asking for help
Instructions
how to make
paella
Invitations to
paella party
Recount
diary in role
including
feelings
(Samuel
Pepys)
Character
profile
Practise SATs:
Character
profile
Information text
Non-chron
report on
pirate or
pirate pet eg.
pirate
cat/parrot
Instructions
how to find
SATs
Explanation
life cycle of
another animal
Instructions
Poster
Letter
Thank you
letter
Recount in RE
Instructions
how to make
xmas card
Letter to
pirates
Postcard
home
Opportunities
for maths
across the
curriculum
Year
3
Science
GB Nutrition
& Muscles
How can Usain Bolt
move so quickly?
KG Teeth
How can we look
after our teeth?
GB Plants
How did the blossom
become an apple?
KG
Magnetism
How do magnets
help us recycle?
GB Rocks
KG Light
How do shadows
change?
History/Geog
KG Life
before the
Romans.
How did people in the
stone age live? (Stone
Age Boy)
GB Map
work
KG European
Country- Italy
What food from our
packed lunch comes
from Italy?
GB Local
region in
UK
KG Local
study: Life
during
WW2 for
local
children
GB Volcanoes
Literacy
KG Poems to
perform
KG Narrative -
Traditional
Story from
another culture’
GB Stories
based on a
familiar setting
KG
Instructions
KG Authors
and Letters
GB Recount
1
st
person
recount of an
event
KG Authors and
Letters formal
letter to Michael
Morpurgo
KG Recount
diary in role as
character
GB Non-chron
report
KG Legends
GB
Explanation
GB Poetry
Revisit skills
taught over
the year with
a range of
independent
writing
opportunities.
KG Non-
Chronological
Report. Linked
to an imaginary
animal.
GB Adventure
stories.
Poetry
PSHE
Relationships:
what makes a
good friend?
Feeling safe:
What does a
bully look
like?
Proud to be me:
What does
proud mean?
Going for
Goals: I find
it hard to
concentrate,
what can I
do?
Citizenship:
Why do we
have to have
rules?
Getting on,
Falling out: Why
do I sometimes
feel angry?
Additional
writing
opportunities
in literacy or
across
curriculum
(examples)
Instructions
Recount s
Postcard home
Wanted poster
Blue poem
Found poster
Application
letter
Instructions
Recount
Letter
Book review
Instructions
Warning
poster
Non-chron
report
Letter
Invitation
As above
Instructions
Letter
Book review
Diary in role
Recount of trip
Opportunities
for maths
across the
curriculum
(examples)
Timing/measuri
ng distances
ran
Tally,
pictogram
and graph to
show number
of lost milk
teeth
Tally,
pictogram
and Graph
related to
rubbish
survey
Year
4
Science
Animals
including
humans
Living
things and
their
habitats
Living things
and their
habitats-
Animal
grouping and
classification
States of
matter
electricity
sound
History/Geog
Ancient
Egyptians
Literacy Units
Narrative x 4
Recount
Information
texts Non-
chronological
report eg.
about an
Narrative
fantasy
setting eg.
‘Cloudland’
by John
Narrative
Issues and
dilemmas eg.
‘The Tunnel’
Anthony
Persuasion
a persuasive
and
informative
leaflet link
Book/Topic
based unit
eg. ‘The Great
Paper Chase’
or Spies
Narrative story
from another
culture
(possible link to
Geog??) eg.
newspaper
report
Instructions
Non-chron report
Explanation
Persuasion x 2
(advert and
leaflet)
animal or
linked to
history topic
Narrative
familiar setting
eg. ‘Traction
Man to the
Rescue’ by Mini
Grey or
historical
setting (if you
have taught
enough history
at this point)
include
opening, build
up, problem,
resolution,
ending
Poetry link to
topic/narrative/
harvest etc
Burningham
Recount
Newspaper
report eg.
linked to
book eg.
‘Amazing
Rescue of
Albert’ or
linked to
History/Geog
Persuasion -
Persuasive
advert/poster
linked to
science eg.
‘Visit our
wonderful
woodland
home’ –
poster/advert
for squirrels
Browne
Instructions
could be linked
to history/
geog/science/
DT eg. how to
make…
to a
trip/event in
school?
Poetry
theme -
opportunity
to:
‘Lila and the
Secret of Rain’
OR Narrative
trad tale with a
twist eg. ‘Three
Little Wolves
and the Big Bad
Pig’
Explanation
how something
works eg.
(imaginary) how
a super powered
rocket works
(linked to Big
Bad Pig story)
Poetry
PSHE
Additional
writing
opportunities
Non-chron
report eg. on an
imaginary
animal
Instructions
eg. how to
build a
hedgehog
Newspaper
report linked
to story eg.
‘Mysterious
Newspaper
report about
an event in
school
Persuasion
advert for
superpowered
rocket
in literacy or
across
curriculum
Letters to
character
Instructions
linked to Egypt
Book review
house
Setting
description
Persuasion
advert eg.
Come to
Cloudland
Postcard or
letter home to
mum
Invitation to
party
Tunnel
Appears’
Character
descriptions
Letter to
characters
Diary entry in
role as
character
Letter to agony
aunt in role as
character
Setting
description
Recount in RE
Letter of
thanks
Leaflet to
persuade
linked to
Enterprise
Letter to
character
Instructions
linked to
science
Book review
Explanation
linked to
science
Opportunities
for maths
across the
curriculum
Year
5
Science
Animals
including
humans
What do we know
about lifecycles?
Reversible
Reactions
How do we
separate stuff?
Sound
How do we hear?
Living
Things and
habitats
What happens
when a living
thing is in the
wrong place?
Forces
Irreversible
reactions
How do things
change and why
can’t we get them
back?
History/Geog
Anglo-
Saxons
Who were they
and what did they
do?
USA
Why is it one of
the most
powerful
countries in the
world?
Ancient
Greece
If they were so
advanced, where
did they go?
Rivers and
mountains
What are the
biggest and the
longest?
History of
medicine
S. America
Is it all just
football?
Literacy Units
Narrative x 4
Recount
King Arthur
Narrative
Newspaper
Greek myths
Narrative
Dragons Den
Explanation
Book/Topic
based unit
eg. ‘The
Narrative
newspaper
report
Instructions
Non-chron report
Explanation
Persuasion
Discussion oral
debate
Instructions
Poetry
report
Narrative
fantasy
Persuasive
leaflet
Greek myth
Non-
Chronological
report
how
something
works
Persuasion
written text
Poetry
Wolf’s Story’
or -
opportunity
to:
based in geog
setting.
Oral debate in
teams
Poetry
PSHE
What makes a
good friend?
Going for
Goals
Feeling Safe
Getting on
and Falling
Out
Proud to be
Me
Why do we have
to have rules?
Additional
writing
opportunities
in literacy or
across
curriculum for
example:
Persuasive
advert for
apprentice
knights
Application to
become a
knight
Letter to knight
Recount in RE
Adverts to go
in newspaper
Agony aunt
letter for
newspaper
Diary entry in
role as
character
from story
Persuasive
advert for
holiday to
USA
Instructions
how to defeat a
monster (if not
done already)
Newspaper
report about
death of
Minotaur
Thank you letter
to Ariadne
Explanation
linked to
science
Recount
diary entry in
role before
and after
Dragons Den
(feelings)
Application
letter for DD
Poster
advertising
your product
Newspaper
report
Explanation
linked to
science
Postcard/
letter home
from
imaginary
holiday to
USA
Explanation
linked to
science
Persuasive
advert visit
Ancient Greece
amazing new
invention.
Opportunities
for maths
across the
curriculum, for
example:
Data handling,
graphs,
measures,
temperatures
Reading
scales, data
handling,
graphs
Measures, data,
preparing
graphs,
interpreting
data and graphs
Data
handling,
recording,
graphs,
measures,
temperatures
Reading
scales, data
handling,
graphs
Measures, data,
graphs
Year
6
Science
Light
How can you light
up your life?
Animals
including
humans
What would a
journey through
your body be
like?
Forces
Can you feel the
force?
(NB; Evolution -
2015 onwards
All living
things
Classificati
on
Could
Spiderman really
exist?
Electricity
Animals
Including
Humans
Where do babies
come from?
(reproduction)
History/Geog
Mapping and grid
references
I’m a Year 6 pupil, can you get me out of
here?
Viking Raids
(Edward the confessor)
Were the Vikings always victorious and
vicious?
The Indus Valley
Who lived in the Indus Valley and what
have we learnt from them?
Literacy
Narrative x 3
Non-chron report
with
persuasion/expla
nation
Explanation
Drama:
Shakespeare
Fiction:
Horror/Fantasy
Non-Fiction:
Persuasion
Narrative:
Science
Fiction
Non-fiction:
Argument
(Discussion)
and Debate
Non-fiction:
Non-
chronological
report (inc.
persuasion/
explanation)
Explanation
Topic/ Book
based unit-
opportunity
to:
-revisit and do
further
teaching on
NF text type/s
Topic/ Book
based unit
range of
independent
writing
opportunities
Fiction:
Classic Fiction -
Rudyard Kipling
Poetry:
Persuasion
Discussion
Instructions
Poetry:
-do range of
independent
writing
Slam Poetry
Michael
Rosen
PSHE
Staying
Healthy:
I don’t like veg so
why do I have to eat
them?
Drug
Education:
Which drugs are
the most
dangerous?
Difference &
Diversity:
Should boys cry?
Money
Matters:
Does money make
you happy?
Changes:
Growing up
and changing:
Where do babies
come from?
Additional
writing
opportunities
in literacy or
across
curriculum
(Examples)
Newspaper report
linked to Horror
story
Letters
Diary entries
before and after an
event
Persuasive
advert/leaflet for
haunted house
museum
Instructions
how to work the
time machine
Instructions
how to… Link to
science?
Persuasion link
to science
Persuasive leaflet
Come on a time
travel holiday and
visit a time in the
past (link to
history)
Non-chronological
report on Vikings
Discussion
Vikings
Explanation why
something
happens eg. link to
Science
Recount -
biography link to
Vikings (imaginary
Viking chief)?
Play-scripts?
Letters of invitation
Posters to advertise
Leaflets
Letters of thanks
Opportunities
for maths
across the
curriculum
(Examples)
PHSE:
Questionnaires,
healthy eating
surveys, data
handling and
costings for a
healthy tuck shop
Science:
Use of very large
numbers when
considering
distances from the
sun and the speed
of light
Science:
Graphs related to
pulse and
exercise
Humanities:
Measurement
opportunities in
all mapping work.
Planning of trips
concerning
Science:
Measurements for
recording results
and findings
following
investigations
Humanities:
The division of the
regions of
Heptarchy can link
to Maths
PHSE:
Finance and
accountancy.
Balancing
accounts credit
and debit. % paid
in interest.
Science:
Create different
tables to show
how to classify
living things
Humanities:
Work out dates and period of time.
Numbers relating to population, economy
and exports.
Research work will lead to use of tables
and charts.
timings and
costings.