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Year 6

Please take a look at our half termly overviews to see a snapshot of what children are learning in each curriculum area.

Autumn 1

Maths

Properties of 2d and 3d shapes
Ratio and Proportion
Converting fractions and decimals
Formal methods of calculation for the four operations

RE and PSHE

What is holiness to Jewish people?

Going for Goals

Internet Safety
(taught through ICT)

Computing

We are safe online - learn about online safety and be interent legends

PE

Games Activities: Invasion Games - Football


Gymnastics - Floorwork

English

Poetry: ‘Beachcomber’ by George Mackay Brown

Write your own beachcomber poem!

Fiction: suspense wrting, ‘Wave’ by Paul Dowswell & ‘Lighthouse Keeper’ (film)

Write the ‘book of the film’ in the style of Paul Dowswell.

Non-fiction: Biography, ‘Anne Frank’s story’, Carol Anne Lee

Write about a specific part of Anne’s life – record for school webpage.

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We’ll Meet Again!

Join Year 6 as we start our History topic on World War Two.
We shall be looking at this very important event on a local, national and international scale. What did World War Two mean to those living in Sussex?

Key questions for topic

How were the lives of Sussex people affected by WW2?
How did the military protect Sussex from invasion? 
How did the bombing affect our locality? 
Were any shelters used locally? 
What was ‘evacuation’? Did it happen in Sussex? 
What local landmarks /sites played a part in WW2? 
What was life like in Sussex during WW2? 
What is propaganda? 
How was it used in WW2? 
What was war like for children in Germany, France and Holland? 
How did the war affect the rest of the world? 
Was it truly a ‘world’ war? 

Autumn 2

Maths

Multiples, factors and primes; Simplifying, ordering and comparing fractions; Rounding and estimating Formal Calculation methods; Percentages, 2D shapes and angles.

Computing

We make maths games - decompose a game independently. Find solutions to programming challenges.

RE and PSHE

What are the differences between a secular and religious Christmas?


Getting on and falling out
Money management.

French

Directions

At School

English

Non-fiction (continued from last term): Biography, ‘Anne Frank’s story’, Carol Anne Lee

Write about a specific part of Anne’s life – record for school webpage.

Poetry:  ‘Lost words’ by Robert McFarlane

Write detailed acrostics about a different animal – publish in class book and read aloud to the school.

Fiction: ‘Moondial’ By Helen Cresswell

Write a descriptive passage about meeting a frightening mythical creature (Minotaur, Kraken, Grendel) – create mini books for a teenage audience.

Could you be the next Crime Scene Investigator?

Enter the world of investigative science! Have you got the skills to be a CSI investigator

How have scientists made use of changes to create materials to make our lives easier? 
How are reversible and irreversible changes important to forensic scientists?
Could you solve a crime using forensic evidence? 

We’ll Meet Again!

We will be continuing with our World War topic.
We shall be looking at this very important event on a local, national and international scale. What did World War Two mean to those living in Sussex?

Key questions for history

What was life like in Sussex during WW2? 
What is propaganda? 
How was it used in WW2? 
What was war like for children in Germany, France and Holland? 
How did the war affect the rest of the world? 
Was it truly a ‘world’ war? 

PE

Indoor athletics - Running, jumping, throwing and relay.

Games Activities: Invasion Games - Tag Rugby

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Spring 1

Maths

Percentages
Statistics, charts and graphs
Multiples, factors and primes
2D shapes and angles
Number sequences
Formal calculation methods. 

Computing

We are architects 3 - use Sketch-up to design interiors and import files into your design

Science - new topic!

Classification, Evolution and Inheritance 

 

RE and PSHE

How does the Triple Refuge help Buddhists in their journey through life?

- Going for Goals
- Keeping Safe
- Drugs &Alcohol Education
- Healthy eating 

English

Poetry: Riddles, ‘The Hobbit’ by J.R.R. Tolkien

Write a riddle to describe water or fire – contribute to a book of riddles.

Fiction: ‘Wild horses’ (short film) 

Write a story about overcoming fear.

Fiction: ‘Holes’ by Louis Sachar

In role as Stanley, write a letter home.

Key questions for topic:

Coming soon!

PE

Dance - Partner and groupwork

Games Activities: Invasion Games - Hockey

Spring 2

Maths

Percentages
Statistics, charts and graphs
Multiples, factors and primes
2D shapes and angles
Number sequences
Formal calculation methods. 

Computing

We are podcasters - use Audacity to make a podcast and add sound effects

French

Classroom Objects

What's the Time?

PE

Gymnastics -  Big apparatus

Games Activities: Invasion Games - Cricket

English

Fiction (continued from last term): ‘Holes’ by Louis Sachar

In role as Stanley, write a letter home.

Poetry:  ‘Refugees’ by Brian Bliston

Write your own poem about overcoming fears or prejudice.

Non-fiction: ‘Animal Awards’ by Martin Jenkins

Write about your animal choice from ‘Lost words’ poem; create a profile of the animal for a year 6 audience.

Art Project

Pattern Painting – Printmaking - Textiles Looking at the minimalist art of Sol Lewitt! Taking inspiration from Liubov Popova’s simple strong colours and repetitive geometric shapes. Can we take what we have looked at to design our own tote bags?

 

Key questions for topic

What different marks and impressions can can we create with different objects?

Who is Sol Lewitt?

How did Sol Lewitt create his artwork?

What do we think of it?

Can we make something similar?

Who is Liubov Popova?

What do we notice about Liubov Popova’s style?

What is a geometric pattern?

Can we create our own designs?

RE and PSHE

How does the Triple Refuge help Buddhists in their jouney through life?

Belonging
 
LBGT equality education 

Summer 1

Maths

Revision for SATS- reviewing main topics, problem solving and methods of calculation

Computing

We are musicians 2 - revisit 'Linux MultiMedia Studio'. Create a piece of music for your podcast.

RE and PSHE

How did Buddha teach his followers t find englightenment?

Global education-Islamophobia
 

PE

Athletics - Withdean trials and practise

Games Activities: Net Wall Games - Tennis

English

Poetry: ‘Lob’ by George Linda Newbury

Write a poem and submit it to a website that shares children’s poetry.

Fiction: ‘Giant’s Necklace’ by Michael Morpurgo

Choose appropriate grammar and vocabulary for different forms of writing

Non-Fiction: News article 

Write a ‘missing character article’ about a character from ‘Giant’s Necklace’ by Michael Morpurgo.

What was the Golden Age of Islam? 

This term we shall be looking at a broader History study and going way back to look at the importance of Baghdad as a developing city of knowledge, culture and learning. 

Key questions for topic

How did Baghdad become the centre of Islamic Culture after AD 768? 

Where is Baghdad?

What can we find out about Baghdad?

Who were the Abbasids?

What was the round city?

What achievements did scholars make during the “golden age”?

What rivers does Baghdad sit on? Why are they important? 

How was Baghdad destroyed? 

How did Ghengis Khan become so powerful?

Is Baghdad still important? Why (why not)?

Islam

Summer 2

Maths

Computing

STEM project: 'Buggy Challenge! Send code from a computer to a microcontroller on baord a buggy and beat the challenges.

French

Food and Drink

Enjoy Your Meal!

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RE & PSHE

How does Tawhid create a sense of community amongst Muslims?

P.E.

Swimming - 50m

Games Activities: Net wall games - Stool Ball

Orienteering (Enrichment)

English

Non-Fiction (continued from last term): News article 

Write a ‘missing character article’ about a character from ‘Giant’s Necklace’ by Michael Morpurgo.

Poetry: ‘Mother to son’ by Langston Hughes

Write a poem about our school that inspires other members of the school community.

Non-fiction: ‘Deathly Hallows review’ from Daily Telegraph

Pick a book or film and write a review to be shared publicly on our school website.

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