Key Stage Two

At Hollinswood Primary we plan a creative curriculum that links foundation subjects in a theme.  Each subject is planned with careful consideration of the Key Skills for that subject, this means that lessons are not differentiated necessarily by age but by the skills that are appropriate for each child. For individual pupils, consideration is given to a flexible timetable to suit needs. This could be on a one to one basis, a small group within class, or close to the class. It could also be working in a quiet area away from distractions. We work hard to include all children and develop their independence within class.


Years 3 and 4

This term we are going to be finding out about the Weather around the World.  We will be learning about different climates and how animals such as the camel have adapted to their environment.  We are going to be starting our writing project, Writing to the World.  We are looking forward to seeing how far our letters will travel and what responses we will get.


After half term we will be learning all about the Egyptians.  We are really looking to our visit to the Birmingham museums!

Years 5 and 6

In the Spring term, our new topic is ‘I’m an Explorer. Get me out of here!’ Children will become explorers of the unknown! They will learn about famous explorers – past and present, and they will show they have what it takes to be explorers themselves when they embark on an expedition up The Wrekin. Children will also be doing Forest Schools this term where they will be given a series of challenges; however, these challenges are not for the faint hearted and will test the children to their limit. In order to pass these challenges, children will need to show determination, perseverance, teamwork, resourcefulness, creativity and the ability to survive in extreme environments where resources are limited. Do they have what it takes? We think so! Children will also learn about extreme natural disasters eg tsunamis and earthquakes, and will develop an understanding of how these disasters occur and the impact they can have on people’s lives.



Click here for our medium term plan.



See our medium term plan here.