Year 6 Autumn Term Curriculum
Autumn Term – More Questions than Answers
Areas of learning
- As geographers, we will explore the topical local issue of traffic in Richmond Park and consider its impact.
- As scientists, we will investigate the benefits of leading a healthy lifestyle through practical experimentation and analysis of data.
- Within computing, we will create geotrails by exploiting the use of audio-visual media.
- We will recognise that the opinions of others are to be treated respectfully.
- We will undertake roles of responsibility within the school community.
- We will use the question ‘Should traffic be allowed to use Richmond Park?’ to initiate a further discussion about this and other local environmental issues.
Spiritual & Moral
- Through class discussion arising from literacy, science and geography topics we will consider questions for which there are a range of opinions and no definitive answers.
- We will recognise and appreciate the beauty of Richmond Park and reflect upon its significance within the local community whilst showing respect for a range of viewpoints.
|Literacy/English||Focus texts –
‘There’s A Boy In The Girls’ Bathroom’; ‘Twelfth Night’
|Focus texts –
‘War Boy’; ‘Friend or Foe’
|Revision and consolidation of reading and writing skills|
|Science||‘‘Staying Alive’ – investigating healthy living; ‘Let it shine’ – exploring the behaviour of light||‘Electrifying!’ – investigating circuits; ‘Classifying critters’ – exploring how living things are grouped||‘We are evolving’ – a study of adaptation|
|Information Technology||Creating geotrails; project planning with spreadsheets||Cybersafety research; creating adventure games||Modelling climate change; creating a yearbook|
|Humanities||Geographical local enquiry –
traffic in Richmond Park
History – study of an influential figure from the 20th century (Gandhi)
|History: World War Two – how the war affected lives of civilians; evacuation; the Blitz; rationing; propaganda; women’s changing role The life and influence of Martin Luther King||Geography: Rainforests – study of a contrasting locality; climate; rainforest ecosystem; wildlife; culture; employment; human impact on the rainforest and global implications|
|Design Technology||Designing and making puppets||Designing and making air-raid shelters||Designing and making pop-up books|
|Physical Education||Basketball; gymnastics; hockey||Badminton; dance; football; tennis||Cricket; rounders; athletics|
|Personal, Social, Health Education||Relationships; going for goals||Saying no to bullying; good to be me||New beginnings; changes|
|Religious Education||Sikhism; Christmas in the church||Key events in the life of Jesus; Jewish worship||Exploring the evidence of religion in the local community|