At Rockliffe Manor Primary School, we ensure that learning is planned for in a cross curricular way, this ensures that children are able to make links within their learning. Lessons challenge all pupils through a variety of activities, providing opportunities for feedback from adults and peers. Through high expectations of everyone at Rockliffe Manor we aspire to achieve outstanding outcomes.

Year 5

This term, Year 5 will continue to explore our theme of Peace and Conflict. Over the spring term the children have been learning about the refugee crisis and different viewpoints on this global issue. We will continue to use our core text ‘Bone Sparrow’ by Zana Fraillon. They will be writing a newspaper report with a bias towards the refugees. This term will end with a project that will see the children holding an exhibition for with spoken word and performances.Proceeds generated from tickets and art sold will go towards local Church that supports refugees living in Greenwich.

Science: In Science, we will be learning about changing materials. We will be observing reversible and irreversible change.

Maths: Maths lessons this half term will focus on the children’s understanding of fractions. We will be ordering fractions and mixed numbers. They will also be learning about equivalent fractions, adding and subtracting fractions and mixed numbers.

Art: In our art lessons the children will be exploring coffee art, inspired by the artist Alwya Fadhel. We will use coffee to think about different shades and use this to create a collage of a landscape. 

RE: This half term, we will be learning about Islam. We will identify the 5 pillars and their significance to the faith and learn about the important of prayer, charity and fasting. 

PE will take place twice a week.

Our author focus for this half term is Roald Dahl.

We will do guided reading every day. The children will work in groups, reading books at the right level for them. Each group will read once a week with Miss Lilley. We try to make sure it is on the same day each week but things can change, so it is important for children to have their book bags and reading record books at school every day.

Please click here to view the Curriculum Framework for Year 5.



This term, Year Six will be focusing on the theme of Social Injustice. We will be focusing our learning around the text ‘Stella By Starlight’ which is set in North Carolina during the 1930s. Alongside this, we will be looking at the Civil Rights Movement and ideas behind racism and discrimination. We will look at influential figures such as, Martin Luther King Jr, Rosa Parks and Malcolm X. In English the children will be writing more fictional pieces with the final text being a first person narrative in role as Stella.

Maths: This half term the children will continue to focus on geometry and the ability to translate and reflect shapes. We will look at symmetry and properties of different shapes. We will then move onto statistics including reading and drawing graphs. We will have separate arithmetic sessions in the afternoon as part of our preparation for SATs.

Art: In our art lessons the children will be creating text and image pictures based on the work of Sam Cannon. This will be linked to our core text and curriculum work.

Science: This half term the children will continue to learn about Light. We will investigate how light travels and how our eyes and brains work together in order for us to be able to see.  

PE: This half term Year 6 will continue to go swimming on a Wednesday and have another indoor session on a Thursday.

Our author focus this half term is Berlie Doherty.

We will do guided reading every day as a whole class. The children will be further developing the essential skills they need in order to decode, retrieve and infer from a range of different texts.  

Please click here to view the Curriculum Framework for Year 6.