Skip to content ↓
Southfields Primary School

Southfields Primary School

Our Curriculum

Over the past few years, we have worked hard on our developing our curriculum and we are proud of its detailed content designed in a creative and engaging way.

We base the makeup of our curriculum on the well-known saying by Benjamin Franklin:

Our Topics Throughout the Year…

To Infinity and Beyond

Come with us as we travel through space travel, stars and planets. Are you going to be brave enough to travel to space in our planetarium? Could you discover a planet of your own? Our voyage is rounded off by a trip to the Leicester Space Centre that will send us to cloud nine!

Raiders and Traders

We know about the Romans but who came next? Gazing out across the North sea might you give you a scare! Viking long boats are making their way to shore. With dragon heads leading the way they conquered England through bloody battle and vicious attacks. 

Royals, Revolutions and Rivers.

Rule Britannia! Britannia rules the Waves. Voyaging down the River Thames in our river topic where we stop to explore the Victorian Era and the rule of Queen Victoria. Compare your life with theirs as we study how Victorians and the Industrial revolution changed History and shaped the way we live today.

Year 6 Topics


Autumn - Rumble in the Rainforest!

Imagine a world where water drops on your face when it isn’t even raining, where in the distance the sound of drums rumble and where the squirrel monkey leaps in the high canopy; this, is the rainforest. Come with us as we explore the range of animals that hide deep in the undergrowth, that scurry up the trees beside us and that swoop above us, squawking noisily as they go. Journey through the Amazon Rainforest as the children from our book ‘The Explorer’? try to survive.  Are you brave enough to face the Mayan Civilisations as we try to follow the journey of their precious cocoa beans to our delicious chocolate bars?

Spring - World War 2

A siren sounds, a building crumbs, a spitfire zooms over-head. Take cover! It is 1939 and Britain is at war. Deep down in the Anderson shelters, learn why nations are fighting and why child evacuees why must make long journey away from their homes and families into unknown territories.

Find out if children have a better life on the other side of the battlefield, in Europe, learning about war and consequence from both sides!

Summer - Milestones That Changed History


Join us as we explore, consider and examine some of the most significant events and people who have altered and shaped the world and ultimately the lives we live today. We will delve deep into these world-altering milestones and discoveries alongside key influential figures whose desire to change the world and make a difference, whether this be through challenges, discoveries, abolitions or inventions, has revolutionised society and pathed the way for our present and future. What will you do to change History?

Curriculum Coverage

Attached below  is an overview of the curriculum coverage for both year 5 and 6. There are also collections of topic vocabulary that the children will come across throughout the curriculum. These make a great discussion point to help the children be fully prepared for their future learning.

Also there are details of the year 5 and 6 English curriculum and the statutory spelling words for the phase.

For more information about how we teach each subject, please click on the links below to be taken to the subject areas of the website.



All of our other subject areas can be found via our Curriculum page

  • Healthy Schools
  • Ofsted Outstanding 2011|2012
  • Ofsted Outstanding 2008|2009
  • Logo
  • Leeds Inclusion Chartermark
  • Arts Council England
  • Financial Management Standard in Schools
  • Arts Mark
  • Music Mark
  • Oracy School
  • Elklan