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Dunkirk Primary School

Class and Curriculum Information

Welcome to Banyan Class

What are the expectations in Banyan class?


Great behaviour for learning will be rewarded with 'Track-it Light' points and Dunkirk PRIDE.

Reading should happen daily with reading records updated regularly.

Year 5/6 spellings (found in the back of reading diaries) should be learnt weekly. They are also on EduShed.

PE is on Friday afternoon - come to school in your PE kit.

Homework is posted on Class Dojo every Wednesday and Friday.

Get ahead of the crowd and COME TO SCHOOL EVERY DAY!


On this page is also:

* An overview of autumn term's learning in Banyan;

* A typical week in Banyan;

* A typical day in Banyan class.

Scroll down and have a look


If you want to find out more, contact me through Class Dojo.


Banyan class' autumn curriculum overview - English, maths, science and theme


English: The Golden Age of Islam

Maths: Power Maths Scheme Science: Theme:

Big Read: Fiction Warning Tales

Text: 1001 Arabian Nights with a focus on the Tale of Ala al-Din

Text: The Walk – A Warning Tale

Text: Report on The Golden Age of Islam


  • War Poetry (Remembrance Day)
  • The Christian Nativity

Reading focus:

Comprehension questions:

  • Find and copy (retrieval)
  • Interpreting vocabulary
  • Inference
  • Purpose and organisation

Writing tasks:

Narrative – warning story writing

  • Expanded noun phrases
  • Multi-clause sentences with relative clauses
  • Commas / brackets around relative clauses


Non-chronological report writing

  • Multi-clause sentences with relative clauses
  • Punctuation: commas / brackets / dashes

Newspaper report writing

  • Multi-clause sentences with relative clauses
  • Variety of punctuation: commas / brackets / dashes / semi-colon


Year 5/6 key words

Place value

  • Reading & writing numbers up to 10 million
  • Rounding
  • Ordering
  • Comparing
  • Negative numbers
  • Mental calculations with numbers up to 10 million
  • Written problems with numbers up to 10 million
  • Addition written methods
  • Subtraction written methods
  • Long division written methods (four digits divided by two digits)
  • Common factors, common multiples, prime numbers

Four Operations:

  • Addition, subtraction, multiplication, division


  • Short and long written methods


  • Using representations and diagrams


  • Factors, multiples
  • Squares and cubes
  • Prime numbers



  • Equivalent fractions
  • Comparing and ordering fractions
  • Adding and subtracting fractions
  • Problem solving
  • Multiplying and dividing fractions


  • Thermal conductors
  • Insulators
  • Circuits
  • Switches



  • Galileo and Newton
  • To understand why scientists changed our understanding of forces
  • Gravity and its power
  • Up-thrust
























The Golden Age of Islam:

  • The role of Baghdad in the early Islamic empire
  • Differences between Islamic empire (Baghdad) and Europe in the Dark Ages (London)
  • The House of Wisdom
  • Islamic empire and medicine
  • The first four caliphs
  • Islamic art
  • The Islamic empire as a major world power




















Weekly Timetable in Banyan

This is what a typical week looks like in Banyan class


Daily Timetable

This is what a typical day looks like in Banyan class