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Year 6 Curriculum Overview 2020-21

Healey JIN School – Year Group Curriculum Overview

YEAR 6

Concept

Identity

Rights and Responsibilities

Law and Order

Community

Environment

Celebrating Differences

 

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

 

Topic

 

 

History

 

WW2 in Batley

 

 

 

 

Crime and Punishment

 

 

Tudors

 

Geography

 

 

 

Paris (France)

 

Texas(U.S.A.)

 

Whitby(U.K.)

 

 

 

Science

 

 

Electricity

 

Light

 

Living Things and their Habitats

 

Animals including Humans

 

Evolution and Inheritance

 

Consolidation

 

Educational Visits / Visitors

 

 

Visit to Batley Library to research old newspaper clippings.

Visit to cenotaph to research names.

Possible visit from National Holocaust Centre

 

Cenotaph Visit (Armistice)

 

 

 

 

Visit from Magistrates in the Community

Visit to Dewsbury Old Crown Court

 

Robinwood: Residential

 

Whitby Visit

 

 

 

Forest School

In the trenches activities-First Aid and building stretchers, building shelters, army exercises, cooking outside

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

English

 

 

Reading

 

Novel - Once – Morris Gleitzman

Poetry - Dulce et Decorum Est

-Rose Blanche

 

Non-Fiction - World War II (DK Eyewitness)

 

 

Novel - The Invention of Hugo Cabret – Brian Selznick

 

Novel – Holes – Louis Sachar

 

Novel – Clockwork – Phillip Pullman

 

Poetry – The Raven and The Tell-tale Heart – Edgar Allan Poe

 

Non-Fiction – A Shakespearian Theatre – Jacqueline Morley

 

Poetry – Shakespearian Sonnets

 

Fiction-Shakespeare Plays (Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Tempest) Original Extracts and Tony Ross versions

 

Writing

Outcome

 

Poetry: Free Verse – Figurative Language

 

Fiction: Stories with Flashbacks

Non-Fiction: Persuasion

Outcome

 

Fiction:  Continuing in the style of the author.

Narrative- description

 

Non-Fiction:  Explanations

Biographies

Outcome

 

Fiction: Writing from a different character’s perspective.

Encounter with a yellow-spotted lizard (adventure).

 

Non-Fiction: Reports (Police, Newspaper, Non-chronological report)

Discursive Text

 

 

Outcome

 

Poetry: Ottava Rima

 

Fiction:  Ghost Story

Non-Linear Text

 

Non-Fiction:  Persuasion

Physician Report

Discursive Text

 

Outcome

 

Poetry:  Irregular Ode, Rap

 

Fiction: Playscripts

 

Non-Fiction: Recounts

 

Maths

(Maths No Problem)

 

 

Place Value

Calculations

 

Fractions

Position and Direction

 

Decimals

Percentages

Algebra

 

Converting Units of Measure

Perimeter, Area and Volume

Ratio

 

Properties of Shape

Statistics

 

Problem Solving and Investigations

 

RE

 

 

 How do Jews remember Kings and Prophets in worship & life?

 

Non religion: Humanism

 

 How do Sikhs show commitment?

 

 What do Christians believe about Jesus’ death and resurrection?

 

 

  How does growing up bring responsibilities and commitments?

 

PSHE

 

Families and Friendships

Attraction to others

Respecting Ourselves & Others

Expressing opinions, Respecting points of view (including topical issues)

 

Safe Relationships

Recognising and managing pressure, What does consent mean in different situations

 

Belonging to a Community

Valuing diversity, Challenging discrimination and stereo-types

Money & Work

Influences and attitudes to money, Money and financial risk

 

Media Literacy & Digital Resilience

Evaluating media sources, Sharing things correctly online

 

Physical Health & Mental Wellbeing

What affects mental health, How to take care of mental health, Managing change, loss and bereavement, Managing time online

Growing & Changing

Increasing independence, Managing transition

 

Keeping Safe

Keeping personal information safe, Making choices, Drug use and the law, Drug use and the media

 

 

Computing

 

 

Spreadsheets Programs

 

 

Quizzing Programs

 

Networks

Online Safety

 

Blogging

 

Text Adventures

 

Coding

 

MFL

French

 

 

Parts of the body;

Saying what is wrong;

Animals.

 

 

Simple adjectives and describing people/animals;Chrimas

 

Members of the family; Simple conversations about the family, asking and answering questions.

 

 

Pets;

aster

 

Hobbies

 

 

Opinions;

Weather.

 

 

 

DT

 

 

Create a War Time Dish.  (Food)

Make a Morse Code Machine.  (Electricity and Wooodwork)

 

 

Make Automata using a range of mechanisms, including gears. (Mechanisms)

 

Make a Sock Monkey. (Sewing)

 

 

Design, make and evaluate props for Performance.

 

Create a Tudor dish for a banquet

 

Art

 

 

Self-portrait- using pencil

 

Drawing skills- use charcoal to create WW2 images.

Henri Matisse

 

Pencil skills (cross hatching) Focus on Brian Selznick.

 

 

Graffiti art: Focus on Banksy and Keith Haring

 

Clockwork Art-using stencilling and layering techniques to create a heart from Clockwork.

Clay models of clockwork Heart.

 

 

Evaluating backgrounds and stage settings.

Developing and making scenery.

 

Screen Printing

 

 

Music

(Charanga)

 

Happy

Music that makes you happy!

 

 

Classroom Jazz 2

Jazz and Improvisation

 

A New Year Carol

Benjamin Britten’s music.

 

Music and Identity

 

You’ve Got  a Friend

Carole King’s music - her life as a composer. Friendship:

 

New Unit (Preview)

Reflect, rewind and Replay

 

PE

 

 

Tag Rugby

 

Outdoor Challenges

 

 

Dance

 

Gymnastics

 

Athletics

 

Cricket

                 

 

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