Year 6

Term 1

Text:
The Hobbit

Unit of learning:
Who am I?
The Unexpected Journey

Engage/Hook:
Presentations from the children
Videos of famous people – who you they are and how did they get there

Additional Experiences:
Caves and Walk in the Peak District

Outcomes (including published work):
Performance in assembly at the end of term – The unexpected journey – Music, drama and dance elements 
Artwork in 2D and 3D form
Plan and complete a walk in the Peak District
Children to have improved their personal best in completing a km

 

Term 2

Text:
Skellig

Unit of learning:
Evolution

Engage/Hook:
Evolution talk https://www.timetrips.co.uk/evolution-workshop.htm

Additional Experiences:
Watch a ballet

Outcomes (including published work):
Artwork in different scales and colours and media to represent wings. 
Use cams to create moving scenes from Skellig.
To create a scrapbook to show the discoveries made by Charles Darwin. 
Create a ballet piece to encompass music and dance.

 

Term 3

Text:
Fireweed/Boy in the striped Pyjamas 

Unit of learning:
WWII

Engage/Hook:
WWII Day – Dress up, experiences – school/shelter building/air raid

Additional Experiences:
The Journey – Holocaust Museum
*Residential*

Outcomes (including published work):
Year 6 Horrible History Museum – pulls together work from all areas of the curriculum.

A collage of faces to produce a memorial for those who died in the Holocaust. 

A chronological understanding of what happened in WWII.

Children to be able to complete a Jive


Term 1

Spoken Language:
Being a leader
Perform in the Unexpected Party
Contribute towards the Unexpected party performance

Drama:
Create and Perform an Unexpected Party
Create scenes that explore issues raised in The Hobbit

Reading:
The Hobbit
Use passages from the Hobbit and other relevant texts to develop vocabulary, prediction, retrieval, summarising, inferences and author’s use of language.

Writing:
Fiction – Character descriptions – Model text – Bilbo. Innovate - Gandalf. Hot task – Children to select a Dwarf to write about.
Poetry – From a Railway Carriage Way – RLS. Imagery in the countryside.
Non Fiction – Non-Chronological reports about different locations – Middle Earth, Doncaster, Peak District
Fiction – Journey story/quest

Mathematics:
Integers and Decimals
Multiplication and Division
Calculation Problems
Fractions
Missing angles and length

Science:
Staying alive – Humans
Working Scientifically
(Rising Star – MCo)

Art and Design:
Tim Jeffs - 2D sketches in the style of Tim Jeffs – line and tone skills.
Tim Jeffs - 3D sculptures of mythical creature’s eye using clay skills.
(MCa)

Computing:
Spreadsheet
Use formulas to calculate the cost of the trip and the picnic.
Communication and online safety - Blogging
Create blogs to capture the journey of the Hobbit.
- Tweeting
Create weekly tweets about our learning.
(MCo)

DT:
Cooking
Design, budget, make and evaluate a healthy picnic for our planned walk in the Peak District.
(MCo)

Geography:
Map skills
To apply map reading skills to plan and carry out a walk in the Peak District.
Physical and Human Geography
To be able to compare the landscapes of the Peak District with Doncaster.
(MCo)

History:
Explorers
Look at famous explorers and expeditions; Everest and The Race to the Poles
(MCa)

Foreign Language:
Food
Naming healthy and unhealthy food in Spanish. Ordering food in Spanish.

Appearance
Describing what people look like in Spanish and being able to describe a person from the class.
(MCa)

Music:
Film Music
Classical music, London philharmonic orchestra study of orchestral instruments and their position within the orchestra.  Score study – Themes written for hobbit. Analyse score and learn notation of each theme. Theory of music. 
(LSu)

Physical Education:
Fitness
Improve our fitness levels so that all children can complete a km and improve on their personal best.
Outdoor Adventure Activities
To apply map reading skills to plan and carry out a walk in the Peak District.
(MCo)

Dance:
An Unexpected Party
Compose a dance using a series of complex movements to tell their version of the unexpected party using control.
(MCo – New Jess)

PSHE:
Being Me in My World
Describe a person from the class using their qualities not their appearance – can we identify who it is?
Celebrating Differences

Religious Education:
Believing – What does religion teach us when life is hard?
Expressing/Celebrations – Diwali, Christingle, The Christmas Journey

 

Term 2

Spoken Language:
Meeting Strangers.
Interacting with people from different backgrounds and cultures and adapting to different situations – Careers fair/Bring a parent to school day/Different cultures from the local community.

Drama:
Freeze frames
Use freeze frames to explore the characters and their emotions.

Reading:
Skellig
Use passages from the Hobbit and other relevant texts to do revision of domains that the children are not secure with.

Writing:
Fiction – Finding story
Non Fiction – Newspaper report about the discovery
Poetry – Ted Hughes

Mathematics:
Coordinates and shape
Decimals and measures
Percentages and Statistics
Proportion Problems

Science:
We’re evolving – Evolution and Inheritance
Classifying Critters – Animals and Plants
Working Scientifically

Art and Design:
Wings (Victoria Horkon)
Exploring colour and painting techniques to create wings in different scales. Acrylic paint/pouring.
Large scale wings for children to stand in.

Computing:
Coding - Discrete – Purple mash
Networks - Discrete – Purple mash

DT:
Technical knowledge – Cams
Design, make and evaluate a moving screens from Skellig.

Geography:
Time Zones
Use Charles Darwin’s boat journey of discovery to understand the different time zones around the world.

History:
Charles Darwin
Look at how Charles Darwin changed what we know about the world and about animals.

Foreign Language:
Nursery rhymes
Learn nursery rhymes in Spanish.

Music:
Classical
Listen and respond to different classical composers throughout time.

Physical Education:
Indoor Athletics
To develop children’s skills in a range of indoor athletics events and to prepare them for competition entry.
Netball – High 5
To develop throwing and catching skills. To develop an understanding of working together as part of a team.

Dance:
Billy Elliot
Look at and explore ballet.

PSHE:
Dreams and Goals
Healthy Me

Religious Education:
Expressing – Is it better to express religion through art and architecture or charity and generosity?
Expressing/Celebrations – The Easter Journey

 

 

Term 3

Spoken Language:
Finding out about the past
During the visit to the Holocaust Museum listen to stories from the past and ask questions that link with it.
Horrible Histories Year 6 Museum
Children to contribute to the class museum

Drama:
Air raid role play
Role play getting out of the dilemma

Reading:
Fireweed/Boy in the striped Pyjamas
Developing responses to multi mark questions.
WWII songs and poems
Unpick the language and author’s intent linked with songs and poems from the period.

Writing:
Fiction – Dilemma Story – Air raid shelter
Non Fiction – Diary – Anne Frank’s Diary.
Poetry – Holocaust
Fiction – Warning story

Mathematics:
Revision of key units and identified units from gaps analysis

Science:
Let it Shine – Light
Electrifying – Electric
Working Scientifically

Art and Design:
Propaganda Posters
Discover the use of propaganda posters in WWII and use technology to create our own.
Faces
A collage of faces to recreate the memorial from Berlin.

Computing:
Quizzing
Design and create their own revision quizzes.
Text Adventure
Create alternatives based on the decisions taken by characters at key points in the story.

DT:
Electrical circuits
Create a circuit to make the buzzer sound to alert people to an air raid and challenge turn off the lights.

Geography:
The countries in involved in WWII
Use maps and photos to describe the physical and human features of Germany, UK, France before and after the war. 

History:
WWII
Look at the cause, events and impact of WWII and where it fits in the course of history.
Letters from the front line
Children to write letters in role from the front line.

Foreign Language:

Music:
WWII music – We’ll meet again
Learn and perform classics from WWI
End of Year Assembly and Performance
Learn and perform in the end of year performance

Physical Education:
Rounders
Improve striking and fielding skills and to prepare them for competition entry.
Athletics
To develop children’s skills in a range of athletics events and to prepare them for competition entry.

Dance:
Jive
Learn to do a 1940s Jive.

PSHE:
Relationships
Changing Me

Religious Education:
Living - What difference does it make to believe in Ahimsa, Grace and/or Ummah?
Transition unit – Linda G.