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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

Going for Goals
Leaders in religious communities/Personal Heroes .

 

Internet Safety
(taught through ICT)

Computing

Using software to create animations that are linked with our topic!

English

Poetry from the trenches.
How to write a great suspense story.
The Life of Anne Frank.

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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? 

PE

Athletics
Gymanstics

Autumn 2

Maths

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

Computing

Can I decompose a game independently? Can I use the decomposed planner to build my own version?

RE and PSHE

Who am I? 
Getting on and falling out
Money management.

French

Ordering food and drink.

English

The Power of poetry –ballads; 
Writing a biography;
A fictional story.

Could you be the next Crime Scene Investigator?

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

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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 topic

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

Football
Indoor athletics.

Spring 1

Maths

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

English

The wave!
Facing my fear…
Balanced argument
Newspaper report

Computing

Primary games maker’
Choose a game type (platform, trail, or moving background)  to design and create
Convert ideas into an algorithm planner
Evaluate each other’s games

Could you be the next Crime Scene Investigator?

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

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RE and PSHE

- Going for Goals
- Leaders in religious - communities/Personal Heroes 
- Keeping Safe
- Drugs &Alcohol Education
- Healthy eating 

Key questions for topic:

Can you group and compare materials on the basis of their properties? 

Can you think of 5 materials that can be changed and 5 that cannot?

Which materials dissolve and evaporate? Why is this an important quality? 

What is bicarbonate of soda? What does it do to different materials? 

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

PE

Hockey and dance 

Spring 2

Maths

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

Computing

Completing our Maths games!
Peer assessment
Can we evaluate each other’s games?

Can we find a way to recreate our art on the computer?
Can we use Sketch-Up?
Could we use paint?
Can we create geometric shapes on Scratch? 

PE

Tag Rugby and gymnastics (large apparatus)

English

The Giant’s Necklace.
Work inspired by books!
Writing to persuade.
Balanced argument.

Art Project 2019 
 

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?

 

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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

Belonging
Suffering, Buddhism –centre visit 
LBGT equality education 

Summer 1

Maths

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

Computing

‘We are podcasters’
Use Audacity to make a poetry podcast, adding sound effects.

RE and PSHE

Global education-Islamophobia
Relationships- coping with loss and grief when someone we love dies

English

5-STAR review writing
Reading like a detective skills for SATS
Grammar revision for SAT

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. 

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PE

Tennis and athletics

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)?

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