GLF Schools

GLF Schools

GLF Schools was founded in 2012 in order to enable the federation of Glyn School (an academy in 2011) and Danetree Junior School. Together, we began our journey to become a MAT of more than 1000 talented staff working with over 10,000 children in 40 schools across 5 regions in southern England.

Our Schools

Banbury Region

Banstead Region

Berkshire & Hampshire Region

Caterham Region

Crawley Region

Didcot Region

Epsom Region

London Boroughs

Redhill Region

Sunbury & Camberley Region

Year 5

Welcome to Year 5

Mercury VenusMars


Theme Big Question What we will learn

Curriculum information documents

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The Great, The Bold and The Brave

How does an Empire Expand? The history of western civilisation begins with the Greeks and the Romans. Their expanding empires helped to spread ideas about architecture, food, entertainment, literature, science, medicine and politics across the globe. As their empires ended, other cultures rose to prominence, absorbing and passing on their own ideas and cultures – creating the world we know today.  For our entry point we will be creating a replica of an ancient building.  What makes them so sturdy that they have lasted until today?  We will be looking at other structures that the Romans built that effects the way we live in the UK today. What do you think we will find?

Topic Knowledge organiser - How does an Empire Expand?


Science knowledge organiser - Properties and changes of materials


Core drivers document - Autumn


Go with the flow

How does climate change affet us?

Rivers play a vital role in shaping the geography of our planet, providing nutrients, habitats and transport for people, plants and animals, and also supplying us with energy to power machinery and generate electricity. Rivers really are our most precious resource and they are an important force in the shaping of the earth’s landscape. They carve out river valleys by a process called erosion. They build up new land by carrying rocks, mud and sand and depositing them in other places.  Why are rivers imortant to you and across the world?  We will be looking at how rivers affect the world, but also how climate change affects rivers across the world.Whilst delving into the uses of a river, habitats will be a key focal point in order to link with the science topic of living things and their WWF style posters in art. After half term, children will begin to focus more on climate change and the rudimentary science underpinning the carbon cycle. They will then investigate how we can combat climate change as a community, with particular focus on recycling and sustainable energy – including the chance to make their own wind turbine

Topic Knowledge organiser - How does climate change affet us?


Science Knowledge organiser -

Living things and their habitats



Core drivers document - Spring


Space Explorers

Can we go on a mission to Mars?

We will look at images and/or footage of the Aurora Borealis (or ‘Northern Lights’). An aurora is a display of moving light, caused by the solar wind. This is a stream of invisible particles that are blown out into space by the Sun. When these particles become trapped near the North and South poles, they create the famous light display. The Inuit people used to believe that the Northern Lights were the spirits of their departed ancestors, who had come back to dance for them in the night sky.  We will discuss and investigate the accessibility and viability for living in space and if it is possible to go on a mission to Mars.  How do you think we can get there?

Topic knowledge organiser - Can we go on a mission to Mars?


Science knowledge organisers - 

Earth and space

Animals including humans


Core drivers - Summer