Manor Field Junior School

Manor Field Junior School

Developing Confident, Responsible Learners...

 Year 4/5


Spring 2 - Is this the end of the world as we know it?

This topic will encourage the children to take ownership of their impact on our planet and explore the ways that they can make a positive difference to the future of the world. During the topic, they will become familiar with different species of animals that are endangered, learn about the impact humans are having on the Earth and build an awareness of the small changes we can make that can help save our planet.  Our trip to Marwell will develop pupils’ understanding of the concept of conservation and we will celebrate the fantastic animals we will see through our art.  We will look at different animal and plant life cycles and the importance of these in the future sustainability of the species. To conclude our topic, the children will be able to present information in ‘The Experience Box’ in the Mocktail Bar to inform their peers of why it is important to look after the world we live in.


Spring 2 Overview

Spring 2 Rationale

Spring 2 Key Questions


Spring 1 - Who are the rogues?


During this topic, the children will explored how the choices we make in life can impact on other peoples' opinions of us. The children explored and asked questions throughout the topic about the perceptions they make and hold of others. They used poetry to build on their performance skills and the visual text Pirates! An adventure with scientists to develop their narrative writing. Throughout the topic, the children developed their confidence when speaking and performing to others. To celebrate their achievements, the children performed or presented a piece of work, chosen by them, to an audience of their peers and parents. The children created their own costumes, using wax resist art, to wear at the performance.

Spring 1 Overview

Spring 1 Rationale

Spring 1 Key Questions