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Year 6 Curriculum Overview

Autumn 1 


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Autumn 2

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Spring 1 - The Giant’s Necklace

WOW! Factor: Hunting for shells and creating our own Giant’s necklace

Fantastic finish: Cornish food tasting

Book: The Giant’s Necklace Author: Michael Morpurgo

In this unit we will be studying Cornwall, looking at the geography of the area and exploring how tin mining was used. As part of our science topic, we will be learning how to classify living things. This includes going out into the local environment to find animals and plants to classify ourselves. In PSHE we will be developing our understanding of taking risks and how to manage them, especially in an emergency situation.

Unit 3 Topic Plan

Spring 2 - Wonder

WOW! Factor: New York skyline art

Fantastic finish: Trip to the Science Museum

Book: Wonder Author: R. J. Palacio

We will start this unit by exploring the geography of New York and England, looking at the similarities and differences between them. We then use this knowledge to create charcoal art based around New York City. Both our RE and PSHE topics are based on respect and tolerance, looking at how it is promoted within the community. We will be ending the topic with a trip to the Science Museum to learn more about genetics.

Unit 4 Topic Plan

Summer 1- Macbeth

WOW! Factor: Macbeth performance

Fantastic finish: Trip to the Royal Shakespeare Company

Book: Macbeth Author: William Shakespeare

We will begin this unit by looking at the physical and human geography of Scotland, comparing it from medieval times to today. We will also be developing our artistic techniques by painting landscapes using watercolour. In PSHE we will be learning about how to keep ourselves healthy, considering both our physical and our mental and emotional health. 

Unit 5 Topic Plan

Summer 2 - Friend or Foe

WOW! Factor: Evacuation afternoon

Fantastic finish: Performing our WW2 compositions

Book: Friend or Foe Author: Michael Morpurgo

Throughout this unit we will be learning all about World War II. In our history lessons, we will be looking at the impact WW2 had on the local community in Luton and understanding why Luton was significant during this time. We will be using Python coding during our computing sessions to navigate an adventure game and looking at responsibility during our PSHE sessions.

Unit 6 Topic Plan