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with a Resource Base for Hearing Impaired Children

“Excelling Through Enjoyment”

Year 6

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


World War 1


(Twelfth Night) and World War 1


WW1 artefacts from library service

Cathedral performance.

Christmas performance

(all subject to Government Guidelines)


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

Extended stories (in chapters)

Non-chronological reports



Shakespeare study

Non-chronological reports


Free verse



Number: place value/four operations

Fractions/ position and direction


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


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.


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


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.


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.


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)


Outdoor and Adventurous, Design a Game

Hockey and Netball



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.



In France


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


Sex and Relationships Education

(puberty talks)

Internet Safety.

Race and Ethnicity, Gender Stereotypes,

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