Curriculum Overview







Stone Age to Iron Age

Ancient Egypt

The UK

Types of settlement. Map skills.

Volcanoes, mountains and earthquakes



Autobiographical writing – All about me


Stone Age Boy.



.Instruction writing – How to wash a woolly mammoth


Who killed Tutankhamen?

Fiction Unit – Ottoline and the Yellow cat


Performance Poetry



Where would you like to live?


Fiction Unit - Storm




Shape poems


Myths and Legends


Dragon Slayer?


4 operations

Place Value

Number bonds

2D and 3D Shapes





Times Tables





Addition and Subtraction





Interpreting Data




Addition and Subtraction

4 operations


Revision of topics





Rocks and Soils

Science investigation skills


Animals including humans


Force and Magnets

Art and Design

Cave paintings


Stone Age clay pots

Van Gogh

Observational drawing linked to Ancient Egyptians.

D&T – Cards with levers



Volcano Art – quilling and collage to create texture


Basic computer skills/Word Processing and producing a PowerPoint presentation

We are network engineers


Ancient Egyptian Powerpoint

Scratch Unit – Computer programming

We are bug fixers

We are presenters

We are communicators


French ( ½ hr weekly)

French ( ½ hr weekly)

French ( ½ hr weekly)

French ( ½ hr weekly)

French ( ½ hr weekly)

French ( ½ hr weekly)



Singing linked to Christmas performance

Music – linked to Stone Age

Music linked to Ancient Egpytians.

Exploring Rhythmic Patterns – play it again Sam

Salt mustard Vinegar Pepper – Singing Games.


Epic music linked to Myths and legends

Physical Education


Games children play – playground games, skipping games etc.


Ball skills; passing and receiving

Net, Court and Wall games – netball, basketball.

Ball skills, passing and receiving – hockey (main focus), basketball, netball.


Striking and Fielding - Cricket


Striking and Fielding – Rounders




Diwali (Hinduism)

Why do religious people celebrate?

What does it mean to be a Hindu? (Hinduism)

What did Jesus teach us?


How Do People Express Their Faith Through The Arts?

What do religions teach us about the natural world and how we should look after it?




Don Rae – Diwali?


Egyptian Day in School?


Visit to Rainham Marshes


The National Curriculum has three broad aims to enable young people to become:

  • Successful learners who enjoy learning, make progress and achieve
  • Confident individuals who are able to live safe, healthy and fulfilling lives
  • Responsible citizens who make a positive contribution to society


The purpose of a statutory curriculum is:

  • To establish an entitlement for all
  • To promote high standards
  • To promote continuity and progression
  • To promote public understanding


The values underpinning the National Curriculum reflect the values in society that promote:

  • Personal development
  • Equality of opportunity
  • Economic well being
  • A healthy, just democracy and a sustainable future. 

Towers Junior School Curriculum

At Towers Junior School we deliver an integrated creative curriculum because we believe a topic based approach offers the children greater:

  • coherence between subject areas leading to greater understanding of the world around them.
  • systematic development of transferable skills whilst developing knowledge
  • opportunities for children to learn in a kinesthetic way by engaging in more practical activities, leading to increased motivation and enthusiasm.
  • opportunities to further develop thinking skills and social skills through paired and group work, problem solving and finding solutions.

Whilst we teach English and Mathematics as discrete subjects, our integrated curriculum offers learners the opportunity to use and apply their Literacy and Numeracy skills across all areas of the curriculum.

Curriculum Overview

 ICT at the Heart of Learning:

Our pupils live, work and play in the 21st century. Therefore ICT is at the heart of learning at Towers Junior School.

PE at Towers:

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Religious Education at Towers:


Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Yr 3

What does it mean to be a Hindu? (first part of unit)

Why do religious people celebrate?

What does it mean to be Jewish? (first part of unit)

Why is Jesus important to Christians?

How do people express their faith through the Arts?

What do religions teach about the natural world and why we should care for it?

Yr 4

Where, how and why do people worship?


What matters most to Humanists and Christians?

Who should inspire us?

What does it mean to be Jewish? (second half of unit)

How and why do religious believers show their commitments during the journey of life?

What does it mean to be a Hindu? (second part of unit)

Yr 5

What does it mean to be a Muslim? (first part of unit)

Why is prayer important for religious believers?


What does it mean to be a Christian?

(first part of unit)


What do different people believe about God?

Justice and poverty: Can religions help to build a fair world?

Why are sources of wisdom important to people?

Yr 6

What does it mean to be a Muslim?

(second part of the unit)

What does it mean to be a Sikh?

What does it mean to be a Christian? (second half of unit)

What do religions say to us when life gets hard?

Why do people make vows and commitments to one another?

What will make our city/town/borough a more respectful place?