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Year 6 Autumn and Spring Term Curriculum Maps

 

The following tables give a brief overview of the themes and content for the Autumn and Spring Terms

 

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Theme

World War 1

Shakespeare(2 weeks) and World War 1

Visits

WW1 artefacts exhibition.

Shakespeare company performance of studied play.

9th October 1:35-3:15 – Romeo and Juliet

Cathedral performance.

Christmas performance

Skills Builder

Listening

Presenting

English

Narrative techniques e.g. flashbacks, multiple narrators etc.

Extended stories (in chapters)

Non-chronological reports

Recounts

Discussion

Shakespeare study

Non-chronological reports

Instructions

Free verse

 

Maths

Number: place value/four operations

Fractions/ position and direction

Science

Light travels in straight lines; The eye and how we see; transparent, translucent, opaque; shadows, make a periscope; the invention of the light-bulb.

Staying Alive heart/lungs

Identify and name the main parts of the human circulatory system, and describe the functions of the heart, blood vessels and blood

Recognise the impact of diet, exercise, drugs and lifestyle on the way their bodies function

Describe the ways in which nutrients and water are transported within animals, including humans

History

WW1: Life in Britain between 1914-18

Children in WW1.

Developments in Warfare/Tech

Remembrance Day

The Christmas Truce

Flanders Fields

Parent to come in and speak to pupils and show a range of WW1 artefacts.

Geography

Locate countries involved in the outbreak of War.

Continue to look at the countries involved in WW1 – landscape and features of these countries which had an impact on how the War was fought.

Northern Europe, Maps and boundaries – locate/research Ypres/The Somme

Art

Poppies – Mixed media, Georgia O’keefe

Evaluate – respond to Paul Nash, Menin Road. CRW Nevinson – Bursting Shell

Christmas card design.

DT

Using card and to make a shadow puppet show using War Horse as the context.

Using card and to make a shadow puppet show using War Horse as the context.

Music

WW1: Pack up your troubles, Keep the home fires burning, etc.

Christmas songs for performance. Cathedral performance for 30 children – mixing with year 6 from another school.

PE

Tag Rugby, Swimming, Dance

Basketball, hand ball, Swimming, gymnastics.

Computing

Using scratch design and build a simple catching game based on WW1 theme.

Purple Mash

6.1 - Coding

6.2 – Online safety

 

Purple Mash

6.7 - quizzing

Using 2quiz to make a quiz about WW1. Using word, publisher and PowerPoint to present information about WW1. Research using the internet.

MFL

 Actions

In France

RE

Features of Churches

appreciate that churches are sacred places and that this has implications for the way people behave in them

learn about the main features of Anglican churches and their significance

appreciate the function of multi-faith prayer rooms in today’s multicultural society

Church services

Key elements and variety in Christian worship.

The Christmas Truce

PSHE

Identifying Strengths, Setting Goals, Internet Safety.

Race and Ethnicity, Gender Stereotypes,

 

Spring 1

Spring 2

Theme

WW2

WW2

Visits

 

Mr Aslett – Local history – Chelmsford during WW2

Skills Builder

Problem Solving/Creativity

Teamwork

English

Classic fiction - Goodnight Mr Tom

Autobiography

Non Chronological reports

Narrative

Performance poetry.

Maths

Decimals, fractions and percentages.

Algebra

Converting units

Measurement – perimeter, area and volume

Ratio

Science

Electricity

Marconi Radio

bombed in WW2 as major centre of commerce

The Second World War showed an increase reliance on the use of electricity from creating complex circuits to power search lights, sending signals to set off air raid sirens and sending messages to different positions on the fighting line.

As part of the messaging system the Army and Navy etc used the Morse code.

Challenge the children to make their own electrical circuit which recreates a Morse code system, possibly even with a different switch for the longer and shorter light flashes.

Classification

‘Liquorice Allsorts’ investigation

Human guess who – exploring similarities and differences

 

Micro-organisms / Bacteria– Edward Jenner

Spreading germs- glitter demonstration

Bread experiment – observation over time

History

WW2 – outbreak of war, timeline, propaganda, Winston Churchill, Women during WW2, Blitz and shelters & evacuees

continued from previous half term…rationing, D Day, VE Day, The Holocaust

Geography

Rivers and Coasts

 

Art

War themed pictures – VIPERS – talk about the picture

Collage linked with cushion making. DT is the joining techniques and the stitching of materials. Art is the design and choices made to enhance the final product.

(Optical Illusion Art) Observational drawings and paintings of wildlife

DT

Evacuee pillows

Looking at patterns, colours, fashions from 1930’s/40’s

 

WW2 recipes – healthy, balanced diet

Rationing

Music

WW2 songs – troop morale – 1930s/40s music 

Scat music/ big bands

Study dance of the time. Create dances ( link to music progression).

PE

Dance /Swimming/ Hockey

Tennis / Swimming/dance

Computing

Purple Mash – Unit 6.3 Spreadsheets

2calculate and excel – SPREADSHEETS

• Children can create a spreadsheet to answer a mathematical question relating to probability.

• Children can take copy and paste shortcuts.

• Children can problem solve using the count tool.

Use excel to plan a WW2 street party.

Purple Mash – Unit 6.4 Blogging

2blog To understand how to write a blog.

• To consider the effect upon the audience of changing the visual properties of the blog.

• To understand the importance of regularly updating the content of a blog.

MFL

Family

A weekend with friends

RE

Judaism

Kosher Home

Importance of the home in Jewish life

Shabbat

Judaism

Shema

Mezuzah

 

PSHE

Cultural feast, Physical, Immunisation, Marriage

Healthy minds, positive mind-set, support and care – connections.

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