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Woodbridge Junior School

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Foundation Subjects

Summer 2 Topic Plan

Geography - This half term, our topic driver is Geography. We will be comparing the human and physical features of the UK to Antarctica and the Sahara Desert. We will be learning about how a desert is a very dry area of land. We will then create a David Attenborough style of video to answer the question 'Can penguins survive in the Sahara Desert?'


French - we will be recapping on numbers and greetings, as well as using our translation skills to decipher Goldilocks and the Three Bears in French.


Computing - we will be using Scratch to program a game that has movement. 


RE - how life is like a journey, and how different religions help their believers to navigate life.


PSHCE - how to cope with changes

Summer 1 topic plan.

Summer 1



To investigate the Mayan Civilisation looking at the Key Questions: 

  • KQ1: Where does chocolate originate from and how is it linked to the Mayans?  
  • KQ2: Did the Mayans run their country like we do today?  
  • KQ3: Who did the Mayans worship? 
  • KQ4: what was life like in Mayan times? 
  • KQ5: what happened to the Mayans? 



This term we are learning how to order food in a French cafe. We will learn to say 'I woud like...'. We would also learn the names for different food and drinks that could be ordered and how to say please and thank you, as well as asking for the bill. 



This term we will be learning about how images can be manipulated and edited online.





During our DT lessons, we will research different styles of cake. We will then learn how to make our own rocky road treats. We will explore different ingredients and how we can combine different ingredients to create our own bespoke rocky road. Our final recipes will be taste tested and the winning recipes will be on sale at Alfreton tea rooms for a period of time. 


Sticky Knowledge Mats

Spring Term 2



This term we will be learning about Living Things.  We will: 

 describe the simple functions of the basic parts of the digestive system in humans

 identify the different types of teeth in humans and their simple functions

 construct and interpret a variety of food chains, identifying producers, predators and prey. 



In Geography, we will be learning how to use a compass to help us locate different locations. We will also be learning about the water cycle how this links to UK river systems. We will be building our own mini river model to explain how river are formed and navigate themselves through our landscape.

Sticky Knowledge Mats

Topic Overview

Spring Term 1



This term we will be learning about Living Things.  We will: 

  • recognise that living things can be grouped in a variety of ways 
  • explore and use classification keys to help group, identify and name a variety of living things in their local and wider environment 
  • recognise that environments can change and that this can sometimes pose dangers to living things. 



This term we will be learning about Ancient Greece. We will: 

  • Use map skills to locate Greece. 
  • Investigate Greek life and their achievements and influence on the western world.  
  • be drawing & mark making by sketching Greek artefacts and designing Greek theatrical masks. 
  • be tasting and evaluating Greek inspired food. 


Other Subjects

  • French - language that can be used in a classroom.
  • RE - Hindu Life.
  • PSHCE - Friendships.
  • Computing - programming a screen turtle.



Sticky Knowledge Mats

Topic Overview


Autumn Term 2 


This terms' Topic is based on art.  The children will learn about the lives and influences of a range of artists and be able to experiment and try out a range of styles using a range of art equipment.  The children will discuss their opinions on a range of artworks and compare styles and artists.  By the end of the term, the year group will have created their very own gallery to showcase their works of art.



We will be studying 'Sound' this term.  This links in beautifully with our topic as music can be a form of art.  The children will:


  • identify how sounds are made, associating some of them with something vibrating
  • recognise that vibrations from sounds travel through a medium to the ear
  • find patterns between the pitch of a sound and features of the object that produced it
  • find patterns between the volume of a sound and the strength of the vibrations that produced it
  • recognise that sounds get fainter as the distance from the sound source increases


Sticky Knowledge

Topic Overview

Autumn Term 1



Our environmental topic ‘Have we got the power?’ will be based on renewable energy linking with our Science topic on Electricity. 

In History, we will link with a local study on Richard Arkwright with a trip to Cromford Mill to participate in a ‘Wonderful Waterwheels’ day.  We will be looking at how Richard Arkwright developed his industry, the life of children working in the mill as well as how he used the waterwheel to power his factory. 

In Geography, we will also look at how the village of Cromford has developed over time.



This term we will be learning about Electricity.  We will be:

  • identifying common appliances that run on electricity
  • constructing a simple series electrical circuit, identifying and naming its basic parts, including cells, wires, bulbs, switches and buzzers
  • identifying whether or not a lamp will light in a simple series circuit, based on whether or not the lamp is part of a complete loop with a battery
  • recognising that a switch opens and closes a circuit and associate this with whether or not a lamp lights in a simple series circuit
  • recognising some common conductors and insulators, and associate metals with being good conductors

Sticky Knowledge Mats

Topic Overview