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Year 6

Year 6 Summer Term Overview 20.21

The following table gives a brief overview of the themes and content for the Summer Term.

 

Summer 1

Summer 2

Theme

Transition

Transition

Visits

 

 

English

            Wonder’ by R.J Palacio

Themes of transition – starting school

  • Whole-class reading and comprehension of the book
  • Diary entry writing
  • Writing chapters from different perspectives
  • Drama role-play – linked to anti-bullying

 

Continued work inspired by ‘Wonder’ by R.J Palacio

  • Advice leaflets – starting a new school – researching and linking to pupil’s own High School transition
  • Instruction writing (a potion) ‘How to survive the first week of high school’

More drama role-play linked to friendship and relationships/ transitional scenarios

Maths

Continue with teaching arithmetic skills. Weekly arithmetic tests/times tables practise

 

Miss Coombe’s - ratio algebra

converting measures

Mrs Sreetharan’s - Ratio

Geometry: properties of shape

Perimeter, Area, Volume

Mrs Murphy’s - Geometry: properties of shape

Perimeter, Area, Volume

Continue with teaching arithmetic skills. Weekly arithmetic tests/times tables practise

 

Miss Coombe’s - Properties of shape Perimeter, Area, Volume

Statistics re-cap

Mrs Sreetharan’s  - Number: Algebra Statistics

Consolidation work

Mrs Murphy’s  -  Number: Algebra Statistics

Consolidation work

 

Science

Science:

Continuing with ‘Darwin/Evolution’ topic work

  • Variation /inheritance
  • Adaptation / natural selection
  • Animal sciences studies – Darwin’s finches and tortoises focus
  • Experiment to test Darwin’s theory of how finches adapted / micro-evolution

Non-chronological report: ‘Darwin and The Galapagos Islands’

Sustainable Science – linked to the film ‘The Lorax’

  • Deforestation- the effects
  • The effects of our own/our school’s carbon footprints
  • Global warming/greenhouse gases- changes in our planet

Debate/discussion – ‘Are we destroying our planet?’

Geography

Geography

The Galapagos/South America project work

  • Studying the location of this archipelago – sketching maps
  • Exploring ‘Ecuador’

 

Geog: Personal Safety Project

  • Mapping/plotting routes to new high school
  • Exploring OS maps of local area- roads, bus, rail links etc
  • Using Google maps/Earth to risk-assess routes

Links to carbon footprint – Science – most environmentally friendly modes

DT

DT

Designing and making own ‘Mildmay Memory Pillow’

  • Design- meaningful/personalised to individual pupil – links to transition
  • practise stitching/sewing skills- following instructions
  • Applying a pocket/button/button hole to a product
  • Using appropriate stitch to ‘join’ the pillow case

Evaluate final product – instructional text writing

Music

Music:

Links to The Lorax/ science/PSHE

An anti-deforestation rap/song-writing

 

Transition

Writing/rehearsing and performing a ‘Leavers Song’

Dance/musical accompaniment

 

Writing/rehearsing and performing a ‘Leavers Song’

Dance/musical accompaniment

 

Recording/performing and evaluating performance

PE

Cricket

Tag Rugby

Athletics

Rounders

Computing

  • Research work on laptops/iPads to link with the ‘Darwin’ project work

Use of Google maps and Earth to explore South America

Purple Mash Unit 6:3

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.

Links to personal responsibilities with money and managing money in High School

MFL

Unit U – jobs

Unit T- The future – I am going to… links to transition

RE

R.E

Humanism – through Darwin’s theory – compare and contrast different religion’s p.o.v on evolution and creation

 

Buddhism – beliefs on how all living things are equal – human impact of modern society on animals and the planet (draw on learning from year 5 – palm oil etc)

Buddhism – use of meditation, enlightenment and mindfulness

PSHE

  • Votes for Schools
  • Dimensions curriculum: Budgeting – managing our own money. Links to transition –also links to ICT Unit
  • Links to English unit: ‘Wonder’/Transition

Links to English – role-play and drama based on anti-bullying

Personal Safety Project

  • Road safety
  • Stranger danger – online and whilst out and about
  • Links to health – walking
  • Friendship scenarios – role-play in English work
  • Links to ‘Wonder’/ Transition – pupils’ personal transitions

 

Year 6 Spring Term Overview 20.21

The following table gives a brief overview of the themes and content for the Spring Term.

 

Spring 1

Spring 2

Theme

WW2

WW2

Visits

 

Mr Aslett – Local history – Chelmsford during WW2

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.

Year 6 Autumn Curriculum Map 20.21

 

The following table gives a brief overview of the themes and content for the Autumn  Term.

 

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Theme

World War 1

Shakespeare

(Twelfth Night) and World War 1

Visits

WW1 artefacts from library service

Cathedral performance.

Christmas performance

(all subject to Government Guidelines)

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 and Respond to Percy Wyndham-Lewis WW1 art.

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.

Percussion instruments.

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

(subject to Government Guidance)

PE

Outdoor and Adventurous, Design a Game

Hockey and Netball

Computing

 

Cross-curricular research and publishing skills

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

Sex and Relationships Education

(puberty talks)

Internet Safety.

Race and Ethnicity, Gender Stereotypes,

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