KS2 are following an exciting curriculum using Commando Joe's as a basis. The children will be set weekly missions which they must complete using teamwork and co-operation. Each of the lessons are based around real life adventurers and explorers, such as Sir Ranulph Finnes and Tim Peake. There are plenty of practical and mental tasks to complete and each series of lessons is structered to give pupils the different learning powers; resilience, determination, empathy and courage. Each lesson is linked to the national curriculum and ensures that the subject skills are embedded throughout. Teachers have planned lessons linked to the explorer using the national curriculum as a basis. 

Below is a table showing which unit of Commando Joe's is being taught during the year.

  Autumn 1 Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2
Year Three  

Ed Stafford

Walking the Amazon

  Ernest Shackleton - Endurance   Nellie Bly – Around the world in 72 days
Year Four Bear Grylls – Survival (Himalayas)   Kira Salak – Gorilla in the Mist   Leif Erikson – Voyage of Discovery  
Year Five   Tim Peake – Blast Off! (Space)   Ranulph Fiennes – Transglobe Adventure   Spartacus – Romans Revolt
Year Six Nancy Wake – The White Mouse (WW2)       Amelia Earhart – Final Flight Ibn Battuta – Eastern Odyssey


Autumn Term: Ed Stafford

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Autumn Term: Bear Grylls

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Autumn Term: Tim Peake

    Mission Overview

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Spring Term: Ranulph Fiennes                          


Mission Overview

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Summer Term: Spartacus


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Autumn Term: Nancy Wake

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Below is the curriculum overview for KS2. 

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Contact the School

Beechwood Primary School

Mrs. S. Harper - Headteacher
Meredith Street

Tel: 01270 214490
Fax: 01270 251529