Far Forest Lea MemorialCE Primary School


Curriculum Overview

Our new topic for Spring 2 will focus on a compartive study in geography. We will be exploring the human and physical differences between the UK, France and China. 


The new text for this half term is 'The Boy at the Back of the Class' by Onjali Q Rauf. We will be using this text to construct a persuasive letter about refugees. 


Other updates for areas of focus in our studies include:

  • Electricity in science 
  • Fractions, decimals and percentages in maths
  • Tag rugby in PE
  • Designing, making and evaluating cushions in DT






Our new topic for Spring 1 is the Ancient Greeks. Our class text for the spring term will be 'Who Let the Gods Out?' by Maz Evans. 

If children would like to purchase and bring their own copies of the texts to school, it may help them engage with the learning, but extracts will always be given to them where required.


Maths: We are moving on to focus on fractions this half term. We will look at simplifying, ordering, mixed and improper fractions and then move through the four operations to add, subtract, multiply and divide fractions


Science: our new topic is light and we will be exploring the parts of the eye, reflection, refraction and shadows.



We will be exploring the following questions:

  • Who were the Ancient Greeks?
  • What do artefacts tell us about what life was like in Ancient Greece?
  • What do we know about the achievements of Alexander the Great?
  • Can we thank the Ancient Greeks for anything in our lives today?


Computing: computing systems and networks


R.E: our focus question is 'What does it mean if Christians believe God is holy and loving?'  


Our new topic for Autumn Two is Coasts. 


  • Maths: We are moving on to focus on to the four calculations. 
  • Geography: We are finding out about the water cycle, different types of coasts, erosion and the different ways that people try to prevent erosion. 
  • Science: we will be exploring the circulatory system. 
  • D.T: design, make and evaluate a cushion. 
  • R.E.: Our studies will attempt to answer the question, 'Why is the Torah important for Jewish people?'
  • Computing: We will be focussing on computer systems and networks. 
  • Music: A study of the song, You’ve Got a Friend.
  • PE: gymnastics and dance.