Westbrook Street, Didcot, Oxfordshire OX11 9QB


Blewbury Endowed CE Primary School

'Shine your light and share it with the world!'



These are the areas of learning that will be covered during the academic year 2020/21.

Click where you see Knowledge Organiser for more information about the skills and knowledge covered in each unit. Knowledge organisers also act as a tool to support children in retaining and retrieving knowledge for life-long learning. 



Term 1 and 2

Autumn Term

Is success the same for everybody?

Term 3 and 4

Spring Term

Is bread the most popular food in the world?

Term 5 and 6

Summer Term

Who owns a country?


Greeks found out the earth was round.   

Plants/living things and habitats 

Greeks studied where plants lived and how they grew – classification/competition. 

Study Issac Newton – Link with Greeks 

Investigation: How can we prove the earth is spherical? 

 Knowledge Organiser 



Life cycle of wheat. Food chains and nutrition.  

Animals including humans – nutrition and food   

Story – Emily's Bees 

Investigation: What affects how well wheat grows? 

Identify that animals have skeletons and muscles for support, protection and movement. - Focus on similarities and differences between the human skeleton and another animal. 

Rocks and soils – residential trip. Follow up investigation: Which rock is the hardest? 

Story – The fossil Woman 

Sound – how sound could be used to intimidate or warn invaders/settlers.   

Forces and magnets –   create a game in the style of ‘risk’ using magnets linked to invaders and settlers. 

Story - The Magic Stone 

Investigation: Which is the best material to block out sound? 

Story – Bernie's Bridge 

Pattern spotting linked to PE – Do people with longer arms throw further? 



Art and Design

How colour and shapes represent status. 

Portrait painting throughout history.  

Create a portrait of classmate in the style of chosen artist using a range of media including photography. 

Artist study – DaVinci  

Knowledge Organiser 

Look at artists who have been inspired by food. E.g. Albert Samuel Anker’s - Still-Life with Coffee, Bread and Potatoes. 

Recreate art through collage with materials dyed using food products – onions, beetroot. 

Roller printing - natural objects blending two colours. 

Work with clay adding greater detail and texture. Investigate ways of joining clay - scratch and slip. 

Clay vessel.  



Scratch Programming - make a chase game 

Knowledge Organiser 

Spreadsheets – collating information. 

Use search technologies effectively. 


Design a holiday brochure for a new country using publishing software. 

Design and technology

Design, make and evaluate: Design and make a pop-up Christmas card 


Technical knowledge: pneumatics and levers create movement 

Knowledge Organiser 

Design, make and evaluate: Know that food is grown – wheat. 

Design and make a loaf of bread. 

Skills: measuring, kneading, tasting 


Build a bridge. 

Technical knowledge: applying understanding of how to strengthen, stiffen and reinforce. 


Physical Geography  

Climate zones, weather. 

River Nile – source of life. 

Knowledge Organiser 

Human geography Types of settlements/land use. 

Place knowledge 

Compare UK and Scandinavia  

Draw maps with keys.

Locational knowledge  

Greeks/ Where has the Olympic games been held over history?   


Ancient Greece 


Inequality within the ancient Greek civilisation.   


Knowledge Organiser 

Achievement of Early civilization 

Indus Valley 

Wheat production. 


Anglo Saxons 

Way of life before the Viking invasion 


History of music.  

Are all musicians famous?  

Celebration music- playing for change/songs around the world.   

Recognise how music can reflect different intentions. 

Knowledge Organiser 


Listen and appreciate 

Introduce to Feed the world – Bob Geldoff and other ballads that have been written to influence change. 

Improvise and compose  

Haka/stomp inspired composition to show belonging.  

Physical Education




Religious Education




Relationships Education


Express opinions and listen to those of others;  

Consider others' points of view;  

Practise explaining the thinking behind their ideas and opinions. 

Let's celebrate our differences 

Top talents – recognising the difference and skills within the class. 

Understanding different intelligences. 




British Values and Global links

Respect and tolerance – we are all different and that is OK. 

Global Goal 5 Gender equality and 10 reduce inequalities.



Literacy Links

Quality reading texts linked to inquiry questions.

Building vocabulary linked to theme

Fact file – Issac Newton

Instruction/explanation writing in Science and DT


Quality reading texts linked to inquiry questions.

Building vocabulary linked to theme

Instructions and recipes: Science and DT

Writing questions for research purposes

Composing song lyrics/poetry in Music.

Quality reading texts linked to inquiry questions.

Building vocabulary linked to theme

Letter writing to share findings from Science investigation.

Maths Links


Shape work in Art

Temperatures - Geography


Measuring and weighing in DT

Map drawing - scale

Recording data in tables and graphs - Science