Handcross Primary


Key Stage 2 has a four year cycle:

We are currently in Cycle 3. Please see current topic curriculum plan for more details.

Select clickable items to download the curriculum plan.

Grammar is taught as outlined in the National Curriculum by year group and embedded within out English lessons. 

For maths, the National Curriculum objectives for each year group are covered through the White Rose Maths Schemes of Learning. 

Cycle 1

Cycle 2


Ancient Egypt


(Ancient civilisation/ Egyptian Day)

The Romans


(The Roman Empire/ Visit to Fishbourne Roman Palace)



Stone Age to Iron Age


(Houses through time/ Comparison between now and the stone age)

Planet Earth


(UK and Europe comparison, biomes , sustainability/ recycling)






(South America/ Habitats/ Deforestation/ Changing World/ Drusillas trip/ Jungle Book)

Invaders and Settlers


(Viking raids and invasion/ Viking Day)


Treading the Boards


(Shakespeare/ Globe theatre/ A Midsummer Night's Dream)

Cycle 3

Cycle 4


Kings and Queens


(Tudors/ National Portrait Gallery)


Inventors and Explorers


(Tudor explorers / The Industrial Revolution/inventors)



(Local history/ Bluebell Railway)



Brilliant Britain


(Counties/ Maps/ Hindu Temple/ Slaugham Church)


Mountain High


(Map work, physical geography, habitats)


Extreme Earth


(Volcanoes/ Earthquakes/ Science Dome)

 Ancient Greece


(Immersive Greek day/ Greek food/ Olympic games)


Amazing Africa


(Benin ancient civilisation, Drumming Workshop/ Lion King)



(Rivers/ Coasts/ Sea/ Titanic/ Cuckmere Haven/ Wind in the Willows)